Brunch

The summer of brunch: 50 of Dubai’s best indoor brunches

Beat the heat with these FACT recommended indoor brunches whilst keeping the weekend celebrations going.

Saturday

Address Boulevard

Brunches aren’t all about booze. To prove the point, Address Boulevard’s elegant restaurant, The Restaurant, is offering a two-for-one deal on its non-alcoholic Garden Artisan Brunch package this summer. Get ready for Mediterranean cuisine, hand-crafted beverages and live entertainment at one of Dubai’s most beloved indoor brunches. The offer is running until the end of August. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbly).

GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com or call 04 561 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Alici

Island vibes meet the Amalfi Coast at Alici, the stylish Southern Italian restaurant on Bluewaters Dubai. Weekend brunches feature a crafted à la carte menu of locally sourced Dibba Bay oysters, creamy burrata, linguine with Canadian lobster and an array of seafood specialities that are sure to impress. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (premium beverages).

GO: Email reservations@alici.com or call 04 275 2577 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Antika

Inspired by the hidden theatres of 1950s Lebanon, Antika has re-launched their Oriental Brunch. Tuck into unique fusions of Levantine cuisine whilst being entertained with live entertainment from a singer, belly dancer and resident DJ. Enjoy unlimited quantities of hot and cold mezze, including moutabbal, kibbeh, stuffed vine leaves, spicy sausages, chicken shawarma, salads and sambousek, before finishing brunch with a range of sweet treats and alluring beverages. Saturdays, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 200 (soft beverages), AED 270 (house beverages) and AED 320 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.antikabar.ae for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

BB Social Dining

The Big Rainbow Brunch at DIFC’s neighbourhood favourite BB is packed with bites, baos and BBQ. Each diner will receive free-flowing starters, a choice of main course and desserts to share. Don’t miss the cauliflower popcorn, four cheese and spinach bao, or the decadent brownie. All are accompanied by free-flowing beverages. When it comes to indoor brunches, look no further. Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages and sparkling) and AED 499 (French bubbles).

GO: Call (0)4 407 4444 for reservations and more information. 

indoor brunches

Basko

Flock to Basko to beat the heat this summer and experience the energetic vibe of this popular Mediterranean venue. The retro-style brunch boasts chic interiors, a lovingly curated grape and cocktail list and a menu featuring crispy tuna tartine, shrimp carpaccio, saffron cecina spaghetti and steak et frites. Suave, the venue’s secret speakeasy, will be open for the final hour. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 330 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages). 

GO: Visit https://baskorestaurant.com for reservations and more information.

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Brass Monkey 

For indoor brunches that are all fun and games, head to Brass Monkey. The adults-only arcade and bowling hotspot offers a Saturday brunch including unlimited food and drinks, three hours of free arcade games and an exclusive 50% discount on bowling until 5pm. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 425 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.brassmonkeysocial.com for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Buddha-Bar Dubai

The 7th Heaven Brunch is a swanky lunchtime affair at the majestic two-storied venue known for its striking overhead chandeliers, opulent décor, impressive golden Buddha statue and windows that look out across Dubai Marina. Brunch-goers can enjoy an afternoon filled with Pan-Asian cuisine, beguiling beverages and a lively and energetic soundtrack. Saturdays, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. AED 450 per person (soft beverages), AED 525 (grapes and hopes) and AED 625 (house beverages). 

GO: Visit buddhabar-dubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Buffalo Wings & Rings

Are you looking for a wallet-friendly brunch that will not break the bank? Then Buffalo Wings & Rings have you covered! Tuck into unlimited food and beverages with this causal brunch weekend offering. It’s the ideal way to kick back, relax and make the most of your weekend. Available every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm and 8pm to 11pm. AED 119 per person (soft beverages) and AED 199 per person (house beverages).

GO: Call 050 247 1226 (DIFC) or 050 961 8122 (JLT) for reservations and more information.

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Bull & Bear

Tipping its hat to the fun-loving traders from the ’80s and ’90s, diners can expect top-notch fun, food and surprises at this eatery at Waldorf Astoria DIFC. The brunch references famous moments from the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Wolf Of Wall Steet, and features the restaurant’s signature dishes such as alligator pear, wagyu beef tartare, beef rossini, prawn cocktail and a dessert selection. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 290 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 750 (Champagne).

GO: Email bullandbear@waldorfastoria.com or call 04 515 9888 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Caviar Kaspia

Caviar Kaspia is celebrating the arrival of summer with its new weekend brunch. The four-course indoor brunch begins with freshly baked viennoiseries, Kaspia’s signature beef carpaccio, and fried chicken and Piroshki. Main courses include Kaspia’s stuffed croissant or buckwheat risotto accompanied by a side salad or French fries. Brunch ends with desserts, such as pain perdu with wild berries, rosewater milk cake or a stack of fluffy pancakes. Available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 375 per person (inclusive of one hot drink and one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage).

GO: Call 04 243 5633 for reservations and more information.

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Cirque Le Soir 

The circus-themed venue at Sheraton Grand Dubai is helping revellers to beat the summer heat with the launch of a new brunch. Expect delicious food, refreshing beverages and entertainment from some of the most impressive performers in town. On the menu, diners can expect sushi platters, wagyu sliders and pizzas. Performers will be on hand to dazzle and wow guests throughout the brunch, in addition to the famous ball pit and music from resident DJs Mr Levier, Moky and Nana B. Saturdays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 180 (soft beverages), AED 330 (house beverages) and AED 440 (premium spirits).

GO: Email reservation@cirquelesoir.com for reservations and more information.

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DESEO

DESEO, the Latin American-inspired restaurant at ME Dubai, has recently launched a new night brunch. Here, guests can enjoy a selection of authentic Latin flavours, including Maiz Maiz (a sweet corn dish), beef or cheese Empanadas and El Mar Y La Tierra (grilled wagyu steak). To round off the brunch, visitors may indulge in the signature dessert platter featuring Tres Leches and the Instagrammable Pina Colada Ice Cream. Saturdays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 440 (Cava).

GO: Email deseo.me.dubai@melia.com or call 04 525 2536 for reservations and more information.

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Ernst

At Ernst, Dubai’s first Bavarian Biergarten and Wirtshaus, brunch-goers can expect classic German dishes such as charcuterie boards, freshly baked pretzels, and live carving stations for meat and veal sausages. A sweet ending follows with apple strudel, ice cream and Kaiserschmarn apple sauce. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 450 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.ernstbiergarten.com for reservations and more information.

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Fi’lia

With a home-style Italian menu, diners are encouraged to visit Fi’lia on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences for brunch amidst the clouds. Nibble on baked focaccia, crunchy arancini and mussels while enjoying music from a live violinist. For the main event, freshly-baked bresaola and burrata pizza will be served, alongside rigatoni with tomato sauce and ricotta salata. Enjoy a piece of steak from the grill but make sure you save room for the venue’s signature dessert, Fi’liamisu. Saturdays, from 12;30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbles).

GO: Visit www.sbe.com for reservations and more information.

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folly

With its stunning Madinat Jumeirah views, contemporary ingredient-led restaurant folly has launched a new weekend brunch. With each course served to the table, starters include green peas served with crème fraiche, brioche topped with wild mushrooms, and crispy hens egg with pancetta and maple syrup. The main event will serve up a flame-grilled sirloin with root vegetables, while dessert lovers can choose from a blood orange cheesecake, chocolate and milk, or the delicious strawberries and vanilla to finish. Brunch is complimented with live music from local band Big Mouth. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 350 (sparkling).

GO: Visit https://folly.ae for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is getting into Bluewaters’ island brunch spirit with his re-launched ‘Hell’s Kitchen Brunch’ at Caesars Palace Dubai. Perfect for the family, this fiery feast features three hours of the celebrity tastemaker’s staple recipes topped off with live entertainment. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 500 (premium beverages).

GO: Email dine@caesarsdubai.ae or call 04 556 6466 for reservations and more information.

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Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

Open Sesame, the artsy social eatery at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, offers a brunch named after its electrifying location in Dubai’s busy Downtown district. Foodies can kick off their culinary adventure at the Marasi Brunch with a Mediterranean charcuterie board, baked goat cheese and apple puff pastry, mini sausage rolls, devilled eggs with caviar, and ceviche shots. For the mains, patrons can enjoy pulled beef sliders, chicken pintxo, lamb souvlaki, cod croquettes, fried calamari and prawns. Desserts are found in the Candy Souq. Saturdays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 335 (house beverages) and AED 395 (bubbly).

GO: Call 04 210 2210 for reservations and more information.

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Indochine

When it comes to indoor brunches this summer, look no further than the FACT award-winning Indochone. Inspired by the golden glamour era in Paris, Bistrotheque is a new Saturday brunch for those in the know. Here, partygoers can indulge in a curated menu of French-Vietnamese dishes and exciting cocktails, while dancing to the tunes of Abri and his band. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 440 (house beverages) and AED 625 (sparkling).

GO: Email reservations@indochinedxb.com or call 04 208 9333 for reservations and more information.

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Isola

Isola’s brunch celebrates modern Italian fare and offers a three-course sharing menu. The experience begins with a selection of antipasti including arancini, vitello tonnato, and carpaccio di branzino. The secondi selection features Isola’s hand-crafted spinach ravioli served with ricotta and sage butter; veal sirloin with lemon sauce; and grilled sea bream layered in Sicilian dressing. The brunch concludes with Italian favourites such as lemon crème brûlée and profiteroles. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 375 (house beverages).

GO: Call 04 583 3124 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Katsuya

The bold brunch at Hyde Hotel Dubai pays homage to Japanese geishas with fiery performances and an energetic soundtrack. Brunch features sharing style starters, including wagyu gyoza, wagyu beef tacos, salmon tartare, and the chef’s special selection of Katsuya sushi rolls. The Japanese robatayaki grill will be fired up for the occasion and piled high with freshly grilled meats, fish and vegetables. Ending brunch on a sweet note, Katsuya’s signature dessert platter is not to be missed. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 445 (bubbly).

GO: Visit sbe.com/restaurants/katsuya/dubai or call 04 871 1010 for reservations and more information.

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LAH LAH

Enjoy a three-course feast from a customised menu featuring LAH LAH’s most popular sharing dishes and signature plates at the FACT award-winning Pan-Asian kitchen and bar. Expect green papaya salad, beef salad, vegetable spring rolls, dumplings and sushi. Indulge in main courses that include black pepper beef, kung pao chicken, Shanghai noodles and wok-fried vegetables. Relish a dessert platter featuring fruit lollipops, fruits and mochi to end the brunch. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 395 (sparkling).

GO: Email lahlah@jumeirah.com or call 04 519 1111 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

La Voile Rouge

French Mediterranean venue La Voile Rouge has launched a new brunch to tempt the brunch-goers and fashionistas of Dubai. The starters include salmon tartare, quinoa salad and eggplant confit. For the main course, diners can indulge in the seasonal mushroom risotto, beef Bourguignon or seared salmon. Finish with La Voile Rouge’s fresh fruit platter and an assortment of ice cream, sorbets and matcha tiramisu. Saturdays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 430 (house beverages) AED 520 (sparkling) and AED 750 (bubbly).

GO: Call 04 250 9459 for reservations and more information.

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Lola Taberna Española

Gather with friends and family for a relaxed lunch at Lola Taberna Española. As is customary in Spain, the afternoon will start with an aperitif, followed by a selection of sharing starters, flavourful paella, and a selection of desserts. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 210 (house beverages) and AED 299 (sparkling).

GO: Email info@lolataberna.com or call 04 247 6688 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Lucia’s

Located in Address Sky View, Lucia’s boasts a stunning Amalfi aesthetic, Italian food, and a beautiful terrace offering unobstructed Burj Khalifa views. The restaurant’s brunch features insalata caprese, bresola, tartare di tonno, fritto misto capritano, gnocchi alla sorrentina, grilled Mediterranean sea bream, Black Angus rib eye, and tiramisu. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 485 (house beverages) and AED 550 (premium beverages).

GO: Email reservations@luciasdubai.com or call 04 422 4321 for reservations and more information.

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MASTI

The Elephant Bath brunch is a gastronomic celebration of the very best MASTI has to offer. This brunch will enthral diners with an eclectic menu featuring saag paneer lasagne, biryani, burrata and truffle pizza. The experience delivers an upbeat, à la carte brunch accompanied by live music, entertainment and expert mixology. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pmAED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 395 (house beverages).

GO: Email info@mastidubai.com or call 04 344 4384 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Matagi

Brunch at Matagi features a sharing set menu highlighting the restaurant’s signature dishes. Expect a selection of appetisers including rock shrimp tempura, crispy fried squid and black cod and prawn gyoza. For the main course, guests can tuck into a wholesome selection of dishes such as miso black cod, A5 wagyu striploin and seabass clay pot rice. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 475 (soft beverages), AED 650 (sommelier’s selection) and AED 795 (bubbly).

GO: Call 04 248 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Miss Lily’s

Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch brings Jamaican flavours, upbeat tunes, and island vibes to Saturday afternoons in Dubai. The brunch menu features Jamaican favourites and all-star dishes, including jerk-inspired chicken and waffles, sweetcorn fritters and coconut fried shrimp with jerk yuzu sauce. A Jamaican rum shack with sun-kissed colours and the hottest hits from DJ Crown Prince makes Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch one for the books. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 225 (for ladies) and AED 350 (food and house beverages).

GO: Email reservations@misslilysdxb.com or call 04 356 2900 for reservations and more information.

indoor brunches

Mimi Kakushi

Mimi Kakushi, Dubai’s 1920s Osaka-inspired bar and restaurant, offers a Japanese brunch of traditional favourites with playful and modern twists. Enjoy signature maki roll creations, spicy salmon tataki, black cod and prawn gyozas, yakitori chicken, Angus beef strips with shiso mayo and an extensive selection of flavourful appetisers and bites. An array of mouth-watering mains heighten the experience with black cod with a citrus sauce, grilled salmon with green chilli sauce, roasted corn-fed baby chicken, and grilled Angus fillet with sweet garlic soy. To end the meal on a sweet note, choose from delicious Japanese-inspired desserts. Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm (packages available for three hours). AED 415 (soft beverages), AED 570 (house beverages) and AED 728 (bubbly).

GO: Email book@mimikakushi.ae or call 04 379 4811 for reservations and more information.

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Paramount Hotel Dubai

From the makers of the Paramount Hotel Dubai’s ‘Murder at the Speakeasy’ show, this Broadway-inspired brunch is sure to get you dancing. Expect carefully selected music featuring classic songs from ‘Footloose‘, ‘Grease’, and ‘Wicked‘ whilst enjoying a surf and turf style culinary experience featuring free-flowing starters, sliders, seafood and meat boards plus irresistible desserts paired perfectly with a crafted cocktail and house beverage menu. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 550 (bubbly).

GO: Email contact@paramounthotelsdubai.com or call 04 246 6666 for reservations and more information.

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Puerto 99

It’s always a full-fledged Mexican fiesta at Puerto 99, where chef Ivan Puc and his team whip up unbeatable meat and seafood courses. Expect taco samplers, Mariachi performances, giant sombreros, live entertainment and impressive waterfront views. Saturdays and Sundays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 330 (soft beverages), AED 440 (house beverages) and AED 550 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 04 557 6627 for reservations and more information.

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Reif Japanese Kushiyaki

Recently awarded the MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki has launched a new “Buranchi” set menu, taking place on weekend lunchtimes. Chef Reif Othmans’s expansive brunch menu offers unlimited dishes of sashimi, nigiri, maki, gyoza, chicken kushi skewers and salads. Brunch also features several original items not available on the à la carte menu, such as the braised Angus beef clay pot rice and ebi katsu sando, whilst the nasi lemak with fried chicken or fish, and the omurice make a comeback. Ending on a sweet note, brunch culminates with an Instagrmmable dessert platter. Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 238 per person.

GO: Email reservations@reifkushiyaki.com or call 050 235 7071 for reservations and more information.

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Roberto’s 

The ‘Signature Brunch’ showcases Roberto’s palate-enlightening dishes, such as the slow cooked octopus, calamarata pasta and roasted black angus ribeye. To add to the eminence of the afternoon, Head Chef Danilo Valla composes a special dish every week, inspired by one of the fresh and refined Crudo Bar selections. The Roberto’s brunch finishes with desserts such as the pistachio sorbet or lemon e lemon. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages), AED 745 (Champagne package) and AED 925 (premium Champagne package).

GO: Call 04 386 0066 for reservations and more information.

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ROKA Dubai

Diners at ROKA can relish the restaurant’s signature dishes, including a sushi platter, avocado maki and gyuniku to goma no gyzo, all designed for sharing. Brunch-goers are then invited to choose one main course from the robata main kitchen, such as lamb cutlets or salmon fillet teriyaki. To finish, the ROKA Dessert platter will be served. Saturdays, from 12pm to 3.30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 445 (grapes and bubbles) and AED 545 (premium grape and bubbles).

GO: Call 04 439 7171 for reservations and more information.

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SHI

Opulent Chinese restaurant SHI offers an indulgent three-course set menu for brunch. First, enjoy a variety of sushi, followed by crispy duck bao buns, dim sums, prawn salad and crispy soft-shell crab. Diners can then indulge in main courses, choosing wagyu beef in black pepper sauce, wok-tossed lobster, grilled Chilean seabass with honey sauce and corn-fed chicken with black bean sauce. Desserts include taro crème brûlée and mochi, while DJ Joker takes the lead on entertainment. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 380 (soft beverages), AED 480 (house beverages) and AED 650 (bubbly).

GO: Email reservations@shirestaurant.com or call 04 393 9990 for reservations and more information.

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TABŪ

At TABŪ’s Nōh Drama Brunch, diners will be served sharing starters, including a specially curated nigiri platter, spicy tuna tartare maki, asparagus tempura maki, black cod croquettes, chicken kasena and portobello anticucho. Guests can then choose one main dish to feast on from a menu of spicy miso baby chicken, sea bass miso panca and ishiyaki mushroom. The feast ends with a selection of desserts from Chef Roberto Segura. While guests indulge in the skilfully plated dishes and refreshing beverages, enigmatic performers will roam the venue to add a hint of wonder to proceedings. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 490 (house beverages) and AED 690 (Champagne).

GO: Call 052 950 1309 for reservations and more information. 

indoor brunches

Taiko Dubai

Brunch-goers can enjoy a vibrant social atmosphere and embark on a culinary journey along the ancient Silk Road, taking in flavours and textures from Asia and the Middle East. The five-course rotating set menu comprises over 15 dishes, including Hiromasa kingfish sashimi, steak tartare, rock oysters, black garlic hummus, kimchi melon, lamb and date gyoza, shisha sushi. Black cod and taiko biryani further add to the excitement, with a sweet ending of mango sticky rice and rich chocolate structures with wasabi stones. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 355 (soft beverage), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 750 (Champagne).

GO: Email reservations@taikodubai.ae or call 04 281 4111 for reservations and more information.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa The Palm, Dubai

Discover a new perspective on Saturday brunch with the Panorama Brunch at the newly-opened Taj Exotica Resort & Spa The Palm, Dubai. Enjoy unmatched vibes from the resident DJ, lively entertainment, a sensational set menu of contemporary Middle Eastern flavours, and stunning views of Palm Jumeirah. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 300 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 600 (Champagne).

GO: Visit www.tajexoticapalmdubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Tandoor Tina

Serving exquisite North Indian delicacies with a distinctly British flair, Tina’s Brunch begins with thalis filled with a plethora of snacks, including crispy kale, Tandoori mushroom and bacon naan roll with a selection of dips and chutneys. Diners can indulge in moreish mains such as chicken tikka Wellington, tandoori prawns, chilli roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and the ‘Impossible’ seekh. Diners can also expect live entertainment and decorated photo areas for the perfect Insta-worthy snap. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 345 (selected house beverages) and AED 445 (premium beverages).

GO: Email dubai@tandoortina.com or call 04 210 2500 for reservations and more information.

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Tasca by José Avillez

The recently Michelin-awarded Tasca offers a celebratory brunch every Saturday. Expect signature flavours and live entertainment to bring a taste of Portugal to Dubai. Indulge in ocean views and diverse Portuguese flavours, from Portuguese salads to tempting desserts such as the beloved Pastel de Nata. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).

GO: Email modub-tasca@mohg.com or call 04 777 2231 for reservations and more information.


The London Project

The London Project brings the Notting Hill Carnival to their waterfront address at Bluewaters each weekend. Expect vibrant colours, glittering sequins and a soundtrack of Afrobeats and carnival classics. Amid the jamboree, guests will be treated to a sharing menu, offering some of the London Project’s signature dishes, including lamb ribs, burrata salad, crispy seabass and black Angus striploin. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 550 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit https://thelondonproject.com for reservations and more information.

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Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah

The new surf and turf brunch buffet pairs dishes from the land and sea, such as charcoal-grilled tomahawk, beef tenderloin, duck, lamb chops, live lobster, tiger prawns, salmon, sea bass and kingfish fillet. Diners can also indulge in a selection of poached seafood on ice, including fine de claire oysters, king crab, lobster claws and Hokkaido scallops. To complete the experience, guests can sample unique concoctions from various beverage counters while live music keeps the vibe flowing. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages) and AED 600 (house beverages). Children under ten dine for free and can use the Coco’s Kids Club.

GO: Call 04 818 2153 for reservations and more information.

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Zuma

Zuma’s popular weekend brunch presents a tasting menu serving an extensive selection of dishes that includes beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to select one main course from the likes of spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, barley miso corn-fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. Finally, a dessert platter featuring pecan nuts sundae, chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates end this decadent brunch. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 595 (soft beverages), AED 695 (Prosecco, grapes and hops) and AED 795 (Champagne and sake).

GO: Visit https://zumarestaurant.com or call 04 425 5660 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday
Akiba Dori

Japanese street-food restaurant Akiba Dori have launched a brand-new Sunday Brunch exclusively for the JBR location. Set within the outdoor air-conditioned terrace, brunch-goers can expect a table full of Akiba’s signature dishes, including Akiba rock shrimps, crispy calamari, Akiba maki rolls, gyoza, chicken katsu sliders, Tokyo-style pizza and desserts. Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages) and AED 449 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 058 824 5150 for reservations and more information.

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Armani/Mediterraneo

Head to Armani/Mediterraneo and embark on a culinary journey across the Mediterranean region while savouring an authentic selection of regional specialities. Enjoy the diverse flavours of Mediterranean classics alongside a collection of signature dishes such as butter chicken from Armani/Amal, spicy tuna rolls and beef tataki from Armani/Hashi and creamy risotto made à la minute from Armani/Ristorante. Elsewhere diners can discover a wealth of colourful Arabian mezze, a traditional carving station, plus eggs cooked to your preference. There’s even a dedicated kids’ table, where even the adults will love the chocolate fountain. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 399 (soft beverages) and AED 499 (house beverages).

GO: Email restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com or call 04 888 3666 for reservations and more information.

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Bagatelle Dubai

Be immersed in a night of vibrant Latino and Reggaeton beats with a hint of the classic joie de vivre that Bagatelle is known for. BagaETON is a gourmet affair with a sumptuous menu that brings the French Riviera to your plate. Kick things off with starters like the burrata au melon (burrata and compressed melon), enjoy spectacular entrees like the lobster roll and end things on a sweet note with a selection of French desserts. Sundays, from 8pm until late (three-hour package). AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 390 (Bellini package), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 490 (premium beverages).

GO: Email reservation@bistrotbagatelledubai.com or call 04 354 5035 for reservations and more information.

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February 30

Buzzing Beirut concept February 30 offers an incredible vibe, waterfront views and fusion cuisine with the launch of a new Sunday Brunch. Tuck into edamame, crispy beef, lightly seared salmon, shrimp tempura and Cali maki rolls. Brunch-goers can each pick a main choice from a selection that includes Angus beef burger, Chilean seabass, grilled chicken, or penne tomato. Then, wrap this beachfront brunch up with the choice of baklava cheesecake, assorted mochi, chocolate fondant or a fruit platter. Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 325 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Email reservation@february30dubai.com or call 04 244 7200 for reservations and more information.

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La Mezcaleria JBR

La Mezcaleria JBR’s new Sunday brunch is the ideal way to end the weekend with fantastic food and refreshing cocktails. Dishes include tacos and quesadillas, sushi rolls, beef sliders and nachos with guac. Sundays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 195 (soft beverages), AED 250 (hops and grape) and AED 330 (cocktails and sparkling beverages.

GO: Visit www.lamezcaleriadxb.com or call 056 520 2020 for reservations and more information.

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Myrra

The Sunday afternoon brunch menu at Myrra consists of an array of Mediterranean comfort foods, promising an unforgettable experience to be shared between loved ones. Dishes on offer include tuna carpaccio, Kataifi Wrapped Feta Cheese, Salmon Souvlaki and the always-hearty Vegetable Moussaka. For a perfectly sweet ending, the menu offers a selection of tempting desserts designed to enjoy in groups. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 300 (classic beverages) and AED 350 (premium beverages)

GO: Visit https://myrrarestaurant.com or call 04 770 1433 for reservations or more information.

Myrra brunch

Prime68

Diners at the Prime68 Sunday Roast will indulge in an eclectic five-course set menu, featuring a caesar salad prepared table side, a heart-warming soup, appetiser, and the choice of either lamb, beef, or chicken for the main course. Of course, you’ll be able to relish the traditional trimmings, such as roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, lashings of gravy and a selection of sauces. The family feast culminates with a sharing portion of dessert to end the afternoon on a sweet high to match the views from the Arabian Gulf to the desert sands. Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 per person (soft beverages) and AED 375 per person (house beverages).

GO: Visit https://portal.marriott.com for reservations and more information.

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Surf Club

Surf Club sets the scene for the perfect Sunday with mesmerising beats by its talented roster of resident DJs set against the Dubai skyline. Here, brunch-goers can graze on firecracker prawns, burrata ringed with heirloom tomatoes, steamed edamame and an exotic mixed sushi platter. Main dishes feature Black Angus ribeye, spaghetti alle tartufo, and king prawns. Sharing desserts of profiteroles, key lime pie, sticky date pudding and pineapple carpaccio end the brunch on a sweet note. Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).

GO: Call 04 589 5444 for reservations and more information.

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As the editor-in-chief for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David Tapley is a self-proclaimed Hip-Hop aficionado, championing all things, food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the UAE and KSA. This sneakerhead may also be Kanye West's biggest fan.

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