Eight unique Dubai brunch experiences
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Experience Dubai’s most famous gastronomic institution—brunch. Typically held at leading hotels around Dubai, these sumptuous feasts are a time when the city’s expat communities come together to celebrate the start of the weekend. Whether it’s a secret party, a brunch on a yacht, or a celebration of Emirati favourites, here are eight of the city’s best, each boasting something a little different.

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Bread Street Kitchen

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay gives the Dubai brunch a Michelin-worthy London twist. Every Friday at Brunch Confidential, expect Ramsay’s contemporary take on English classics with different buffet sections and a live cooking display offering a wide variety of culinary treats for guests’ starters and desserts. For the in-between main courses, diners can select from a curated menu of Gordon’s personally-selected favourite roasts or the catch of the day, served a la carte.

Guests can also look forward to a line-up of crafty entertainment for the little ones. For first-time brunchers, it’s an impressive introduction to Dubai’s favourite meal.

Atlantis The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah   +971 4 426 2626

Lima Dubai

A gourmand’s dream come true, Lima Dubai’s ‘Peruvian Expedition’ Friday brunch shines a spotlight on fresh, innovative fare from South America. Fortunately, the brunch menu also showcases many of the restaurant’s best-sellers, including salmon ceviche, Cusco corn brûlée and melt-in-your-mouth lamb seco.

A labour of love for Virgilio Martinez – widely regarded as one of the world’s best chefs – every plate at Lima Dubai is a delight and carefully crafted using the best ingredients from Peru. Reflecting the finest in creative culinary arts, experience an unforgettable foodie brunch complemented by live entertainment and an upbeat vibe.

The Square, City Walk   +971 800 5462

Seven Sands

Contemporary Emirati restaurant, Seven Sands, has teamed up with cultural experts, The Arab Culturalist to offer a one-of-a-kind brunch experience – Marhaba as-Sa’. The brunch offers a journey of discovery through Dubai’s most-beloved Emirati dishes, with traditional classics and modern interpretations both on the menu.

The immersive brunch includes a fascinating cultural talk that explains the significance and preparation techniques behind each dish served, plus a general overview of local customs and traditions and how they live on through modern city life.

Seven Sands, The Beach, opposite JBR   +971 4 551 6652

Nikki Beach Dubai

Part-brunch, part pool-day Nikki Beach’s Miami-inspired brunch is ideal for sun-seekers. Held on a Sunday – traditionally the first day of the UAE working week – the Amazing Sunday Brunch is guaranteed to draw those in a holiday state-of-mind.

The brunch is a relaxed affair, with a lengthy sharing menu brought directly to your table. Fresh sushi, Asian woks, and seafood selections are all on the menu, along with a delectable dessert platter to finish. Head to your complimentary sun lounge post-brunch, and catch the last of those afternoon sun-rays before joining the poolside party.

Pearl Jumeira   +971 4 376 6162

La Cantine du Faubourg

If you’d prefer to brunch on a Saturday instead, you’re in luck. Taking breakfast in bed very seriously is the popular Reveil brunch concept at French restaurant, La Cantine du Faubourg. Inspired by a Parisian lazy morning, the venue offers beds as an alternative to your table, complete with fun sleeping mask props.

Pyjama-clad staff serve at your table a selection of buttery pastries, eggs cooked your way, and signature French dishes to satisfy both savoury and sweet cravings, plus fresh juices, tea and coffee. The relaxed vibes continue out on the greenery-shrouded and sun-speckled terrace, making it one of the more relaxed brunches in town.

Emirates Towers, Downtown Dubai   +971 4 551 6652


A Downtown Dubai gem, Vida’s 3in1 restaurant hosts the popular Urban Picnic on Fridays. The pool and luxe cabanas are ideal for an al fresco meal in the sunshine, while the bright, airy indoor dining area also makes for an effortlessly chic setting.

What sets 3in1's brunch apart is its chic picnic-style concept. Diners can choose from freshly-baked breads, salad jars and delicious pastries and carry them to their table in their own picnic basket. Combining a lavish buffet and à la carte options, it’s a Dubai culinary experience that you’ll be talking about for days.

Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai   +971 4 8883 444

Lucky Voice

Ready to sing for your supper? Lucky Voice, Dubai’s popular karaoke lounge hosts the fun-filled Jukebox Brunch every Wednesday evening. Designed for hungry music lovers, you’ll get to choose your favourite tunes and sing your heart out along with the entire crowd.

The food perfectly complements the party vibe with sharing plates piled high with homemade pizzas, delicious sliders and sinfully gooey nachos, while quirky candy floss desserts end the meal on a sweet note. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with one of the giant inflatable microphones.

Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights   +971 800 LUCKY (58259)


Book a table at Luchador for a fun Mexican fiesta that is wholly satisfying. Inspired by the famed sport of Lucha Libre, the Mucha Lucha brunch is a ‘four-round’ treat, with unlimited servings of 12 signature dishes. Think flavour-packed tacos and ceviches, as well as some of the finest guacamole in the city.

The Friday brunch is a lively affair with Instagram feeds filling up with sombreros against the backdrop of Luchador’s funky interior decor. The terrace equally impresses with sweeping sea and skyline views thanks to its prime location on the 11th floor of Aloft Palm Jumeirah.

Aloft Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent Road   +971 4 247 5550

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