Beat the heat with a weekend feast.
These FACT-recommended soirées will take you from Friday to Sunday, providing the ideal way to kick-start your weekend and keep the celebrations going. From casual evening affairs to bombastic brunch buffets and party-fuelled feasts – these are this season’s best indoor brunches in Abu Dhabi.
Dai Pai Dong
The Hot Pot Brunch at Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Dai Pai Dong offers diners an authentic Cantonese dining experience. Bond with friends and family over the fresh flavours of a traditional Chinese hot pot within the slick dining room or out on the waterfront terrace with views across Al Maryah Island. Fridays, from 6pm to 11:30pm. AED 298 (soft beverages) and AED 428 (selected house beverages).
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
The Hakka Night Brunch, exclusive to the sleek bar and cabanas at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, provides diners with unrivalled views of the city skyline and the grounds of Emirates Palace. The evening soiree features a modern interpretation of Cantonese cuisine and an unlimited selection of beverages that draw inspiration from contemporary and ancient China. Fridays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 488 (house beverages) and AED 728 (Champagne).
The Writer’s Block evening brunch at this discreet bar inside The Abu Dhabi EDITION is ideal for those seeking post-work drinks or a lively start to the weekend. Dishes on the menu include cold cuts, lobster tacos, beef tartar charcoal cones, spiced beef pizza, wagyu skewers, teriyaki salmon and smoked chocolate truffles. Fridays, from 7pm to midnight (three-hour experience). AED 195 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 395 (bubbles).
Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi
Experience the ultimate Friday evening indulgence at AT25, the rooftop venue at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. Introducing the Sunset Soirée Brunch, a scorching summer offer that guarantees four hours of unlimited house beverages, pool access to beat the heat, and a mouthwatering sharing brunch platter for two. Let AT25’s resident DJ set the mood with feel-good beats that will entice you to hit the dancefloor. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, sunglasses, and friends as you embark on a stylish start to the weekend. Fridays, from 6pm to 10pm. AED 99 per person (sharing brunch platter, unlimited house beverages and pool access).
GO: Call 02 304 7777 for reservations and more information.
Experience the glitz and glamour of the 1920s during the weekly Gatsby Brunch at Ray’s Bar inside Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Step into a world of sophistication and elegance, where skyline views and retro style await. Indulge in tempting dishes such as braised short rib cigars and sticky toffee cake while a live band and free-flowing cocktails elevate your spirits. Fridays from 8pm to 11pm. Packages from AED 299 per person.
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Serving a selection of Mediterranean dishes to the table, including a mix of Alba Terrace classics, new seasonal creations and fresh delights from the poolside wood-fired oven. The charming confines of Alba Terrace at The Abu Dhabi EDITION are ideal for a chic Saturday – just don’t miss the roaming burrata trolley. Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 5pm (three-hour experience). AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 465 (Italian bubbles)
Feel like you’re touring the streets of Mexico as you peruse the colourful taco and burrito stations at this family-friendly brunch on Yas Island. Sample fresh guacamole and ceviche, indulge in grilled meats from the barbeque or sip on a refreshing glass of horchata. Desserts include creamy sorbets or churros con chocolate, and pool access is included for outdoor group bookings of four or more. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages), AED 69 (children), and AED 49 (adults pool access).
GO: Call 02 656 2412 for reservations and more information.
Situated at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, the new RnBEATS Brunch at ANNEX provides plenty of reasons to party. Hit the lounge and indulge in a Pan Asian-inspired menu and unlimited drinks throughout this three-hour immersive experience. Sip on crafted cocktails while admiring the views of the marina and the Abu Dhabi skyline. Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 150 (ladies) and AED 245 (gents).
GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.
With panoramic views of Yas Bay Waterfront, indulge in a Pan-Asian brunch at the stunning Asia Asia. Embark on an exotic and adventurous culinary journey along the ancient Spice Route, discovering flavours and aromas from the Far East to the Middle East across a four-course set menu with unlimited beverages. Saturdays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 375 (house beverages) and AED 475 (Prosecco).
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi has the perfect solution to cool you down. Located on the hotel’s rooftop, Brunch & The Beats is the highest pool party brunch in the capital. Enjoy treats from the buffet, including sushi, sliders, and tacos, while sipping on refreshing house beverages. Pack your swimwear and sunglasses because pool access is included. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 (house beverages)
GO: Call 02 304 7777 for reservations and more information.
BB Social Dining
The brunch menu at the newly opened BB Social Abu Dhabi is packed with your favourite bites and baos, with each guest receiving free-flowing starters, a BBQ main course and desserts to share. Don’t miss the cauliflower popcorn, salt and pepper calamari, and spicy beef tartare, washed down with free-flowing beverages. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).
GO: Follow @bbabudhabi on Instagram for reservations and more information.
Byblos Sur Mer
Indulge in the Mediterranean Brunch at Byblos Sur Mer Restaurant inside InterContinental Abu Dhabi, where a delightful experience awaits. This Michelin-selected restaurant offers a unique dining experience, combining exceptional cuisine with live performances, creating a memorable brunch experience that captures the essence of the Mediterranean in Abu Dhabi. Savour traditional homestyle dishes and renowned hot and cold mezze from a curated set menu. As you enjoy your meal, be entertained by the talented Maen, who presents a captivating one-man show. Saturdays from 1:30pm to 5pm. AED 185 (soft beverages) and AED 300 (house beverages)
GO: Call 054 493 0093 for reservations and more information.
Every Sunday, guests can savour the Viaggio in Italia Brunch, serving authentic Italian specialities to the table. Starting with a generous plate of antipasti to share, diners continue their culinary journey with roasted tomato soup with fried eggplant or mixed fried fish. Fresh plates of artichoke salad, beef tartare, Pizza Casareccia, homemade beef ravioli with parmesan fondue, steamed seabass fillet or the roasted lamb saddle all add up to a luxurious dining experience. Desserts are best enjoyed on the terrace alongside peaceful waterfront views. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 95 (children aged twelve years and under).
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Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Those with a taste for the finer things in life will be thrilled to hear that Nahaam’s FACT Award-winning brunch at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is back with a British twist. The new ‘Pardon My Brunch’ experience features refreshing cocktails, upbeat tunes and staff dressed as Britain’s Royal Horse Guards. The menu features British classics such as beef, salmon and lamb Wellingtons, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips and chicken tikka masala. Elsewhere, the spectacular ‘King of the Dessert’ station offers Bakewell tart, jam roly-poly, Dorset apple cake, Eton mess and knickerbocker glory sundaes. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 765 (premium beverages).
Dino’s Bistro Italiano
With its casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s Bistro Italiano brings you the most refined flavours of Italy, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends or family for an à la carte brunch served straight to the table. Saturdays, from 12pm. AED 180 (soft beverages) and AED 240 (signature cocktails)
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi
Enchanted is the ultimate family brunch at Vendôme inside the majestic Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental. Expect a variety of international dishes, including Beef Wellington, Seared Asian Beef, Lime Shrimp, Grilled Sea Bass and Classic Ratatouille. Meanwhile, a troupe of entertainers will include singers, dancers and fairy tale characters. Children can sing and dance in the Fairytale Corner, decorate cookies at the Mini Chef Corner and enjoy the Face Painting Corner. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (premium beverages), AED 650 (bubbly) and AED 150 (children aged four to 12 years).
GO: Visit www.familybrunchdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Served at CuiScene with dishes from Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Marco’s Italian, the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Brunch will delight the heartiest of eaters. The culinary event features a fresh seafood bar, an expansive buffet and plenty of beverages. Pool access is also included. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft package) with an additional AED 420 (unlimited house beverages) and an additional AED 595 (Champagne).
GO: Call 056 502 4999 for reservations and more information.
A Mexican fiesta awaits guests at La Carnita at the vibrant Yas Bay Waterfront. As plates are brought to the table, indulge in tacos, tequila and a party atmosphere. For a sweet ending, there are churros to share. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 399 (bubbly).
GO: Visit www.lacarnita.com for reservations and more information.
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
Experience the Little Tuscany-themed brunch at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, where affordability and food combine for a family-friendly dining experience. Begin with a sharing platter of freshly baked focaccia, bruschetta, mixed house salad, crispy frito mista, and mozzarella sticks. Main courses include made-to-order pasta or the opportunity to create your own pizza, while dessert options feature lemon meringue pie, ricotta cannoli ciciliani and tiramisu with Oreo crumble. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 129 (food only), AED 149 (soft beverages) and AED 199 (house beverages).
GO: Call 056 688 5361 for reservations and more information.
Market at EDITION
Embrace the spirit of togetherness at Market at EDITION’s Social Brunch. Gather yourx friends and escape the heat as you indulge in a three-course sharing menu with a selection of summer-inspired cocktails and wines. Dishes on offer include Potato and Cheese Croquettes, Smoked Sea Bream Crudo, Chopped Kale Caesar Salad, Spiced Chicken Taquitos, Bresaola Pizza, Chicken Satay, Salmon Teriyaki, and Miso Beef. To conclude this three-hour culinary adventure, savour a sweet finale with Hot Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake, Black Rice Pudding and an enticing Ice Cream Bar. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 225 (soft beverages), AED 325 (house beverages) and AED 425 (premium beverages).
GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.
Immerse yourself in the world of modern American cuisine at Market Kitchen and indulge in a selection of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Skillfully combining culinary techniques to craft captivating textures and unexpected flavour pairings, the De’Vine Table Brunch offers a culinary journey that is both refreshing and exhilarating with its menu that changes weekly. Fridays from 7pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 400 (house beverages) and AED 550 (Champagne package).
Experience the magic of Argentinian cuisine during the Asado Libre Brunch in Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. Drawing inspiration from Argentina’s rich heritage, the brunch showcases a selection of dishes that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Villa de Merlo. From succulent grilled meats to savoury empanadas and an array of traditional sides, each plate is a testament to Argentina’s unique culinary traditions. The brunch will also feature live performances by a talented Latin singer. Available on Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 690 (Champagne).
GO: Visit https://bit.ly/3OYAz1Z or call 054 309 6027 for reservations and more information.
Saturday evenings in the capital have become a lot more sophisticated thanks to the FACT Award-winning Oak Room steakhouse. The weekly Oak Room Supper Club invites gastronomes to explore a four-course menu of signature sourdough with marmite butter, raw sharing plates, Wagyu Flank Steak, Treacle Tart and Chocolate Crème Brulée. Saturdays, from 7pm to 11pm (three-hour experience). AED 345 (soft beverages), AED 465 (house beverages) and AED 585 (premium beverages).
Paradiso in Yas Bay now offers a brunch menu of bruschetta, beef carpaccio, burrata, crab croquettes, homemade pasta, seabass, ribeye steak, grilled gambas and roasted cockerel. Pizza lovers can indulge in stone-baked delights topped with chorizo or truffle, whilst live music sets the tone for a relaxed afternoon on the outdoor terrace overlooking the water. Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm.
Head to Irish pub PJ O’Reilly’s for a nostalgic brunch experience inspired. Indulge in the comforting flavours of traditional Irish cuisine, featuring an array of sharing dishes, main courses, sides, salads, and desserts, all meticulously crafted to evoke the essence of grandma’s kitchen. To complement your culinary journey, free-flowing beverages can be expected. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 225 (house beverages) and AED 275 (premium beverages).
As a Michelin Guide recognised restaurant, Punjab Grill is dedicated to offering an exceptional dining experience. Feast on a generous selection of succulent kebabs and tikkas, from the juicy Malai Chicken Tikka to the flavoursome Raunakeen Lamb Seekh. In addition to the food, diners can revel in four hours of bottomless pints, house grapes, and a refreshing range of frozen margaritas. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 195 per person.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Indulge in a lively brunch experience surrounded by waterfront views and a picturesque garden that provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This family-friendly brunch includes access to the pool and supervised activities at the Kid’s Club. The brunch menu offers a Pani Puri trolley, fresh salads, a cheese station, and cold cuts. Live cooking stations from around the world feature pasta, tacos, and duck and dim sum dishes from the hotel’s Dai Pai Dong restaurant. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4:30 pm. AED 255 (soft beverages), AED 355 (house beverages) and AED 455 (Champagne).
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
An extravagant buffet brings together the exquisite tastes of some of Shangri-La’s all-time favourites at Sofra Bld. Enjoy live cooking stations with fresh seafood, meats and pasta dishes, salads, desserts and three chocolate fountains. Beverages stalls also feature well-known international brands and delicious cocktails. Brunch also includes complimentary beach access. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 298 (soft beverages), AED 398 (house beverages) and AED 498 (bubbly).
Inviting friends and loved ones to relax and admire the panoramic vistas of the Arabian Gulf, the sharing-style set menu brunch at Siddharta Lounge stars tasty starters such as dragon roll, patatas bravas, and gambas al ajillo. The culinary journey continues with Mediterranean risotto, miso salmon, and USDA prime tenderloin for the main course. Finally, exquisitely decadent desserts include citrus cheesecake and cinnamon sugar churros served with hot chocolate sauce. Saturdays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 300 (soft beverages) and AED 450 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.thetrilogybybuddhabar.com for more information.
The Director’s Club
Every Saturday, gastronomes will be treated to premium cuts and the finest beverages at The WB Abu Dhabi’s sophisticated meatery whilst enjoying live entertainment. Expect a selection of sharing-style appetisers, including beef tartare, burrata, truffle mac and cheese croquettes, old bay prawn po’ boys and oysters Rockefeller. For mains, foodies can enjoy chargrilled Tomahawk steak carved tableside on a trolley. Diners can also choose from Josper-grilled flank steak, chargrilled chicken diavola, chipotle-BBQ braised lamb shank, whole roasted seabass, smoked beef brisket, grilled jumbo prawns or The Director’s Club Wagyu rib-eye. Classic American desserts like New York cheesecake, key lime pie and s’mores will provide the perfect ending to the meal. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 375 (premium beverages) and AED 475 (bubbly).
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
The FACT award-winning ‘best family-friendly brunch in Abu Dhabi 2021’ features an abundance of live cooking stations that combine fresh ingredients with innovative cooking techniques. The expansive brunch offers fresh seafood, grilled meats and a cheese and chocolate selection. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages and sparkling) and AED 650 (bubbles).
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
With The Project Brunch, guests can dine on the outdoor terrace or in the elegant dining room, while pass-around trolleys deliver a wide range of culinary delights directly to each table. In addition, the buffet spread contains appetisers such as crunchy salads, colourful tapas, and fresh sushi, plus homemade pizzas, Asian curries, grilled meats, and Indian specialities. Forget about the bog-standard chocolate fountain. Did we mention that the dedicated chocolate room boasts ten different types of handcrafted milk, dark and white chocolate? Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 595 (premium French bubbly).
Visit the Michelin-selected VaKaVa Brunch and immerse yourself in Latin America’s vibrant colours, aromas, and flavours. Expect an exclusive, adult-only atmosphere with uplifting tribal beats, expertly crafted dishes, and artistic cocktails. Start with creamy house guacamole, salmon tiradito, wild mushroom flatbread, lamb anticucho, or crispy prawns, and move on to mains like juicy Picanha steak or fresh Chilean sea bass. Chef Eber’s ever-changing menu of Peruvian bites ensures there’s always something new to try. Saturdays, from 2pm to 7pm. Packages start from AED 295 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).
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Embrace the summer vibes and indulge in the La Famiglia Brunch at
Verso, the enchanting Italian restaurant nestled within the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl. This gourmet brunch is designed to create treasured moments for the whole family, combining delectable food, engaging kids’ activities, and interactive live stations for an entertaining dining experience. After brunch, make the most of the glorious sunshine as you enjoy complimentary access to the pool and beach. Bask in the sun, take a refreshing dip, or simply unwind by the water’s edge. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 180 (soft beverages) and AED 280 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.hyattrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Garage, the racetrack-themed restaurant inside W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island has five kitchens serving freshly made Asian, Arabic, and Nikkei dishes. Elsewhere a tiled wall features 11 beverage taps with a concoction for every mood and occasion. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 589 (sparkling).
West Bay Abu Dhabi
The FACT award-winning West Bay Lounge offers an impressive beachfront dining venue on Abu Dhabi’s picturesque corniche. This gastronomic journey offers numerous food stalls and live cooking stations, from succulent grilled meats to fresh seafood. The best part? This beachfront buffet brunch offers exceptional value for money. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages) and AED 299 (house beverages).
GO: Call 054 586 4442 for reservations and more information.
Offering a sophisticated twist on the traditional izakaya style of informal eating, Zuma’s new Baikingu Brunch begins with a selection of starters, including Zuma’s signature shrimp tempura, crispy fried squid, and an assortment of sashimi, nigiri and maki. The offering also includes beef yakiniku from the live robata cooking station, followed by signature main courses such as miso-marinated black cod, jumbo tiger prawns, and grilled Australian wagyu ribeye. To end the brunch on a sweet note, guests can indulge in various desserts, including sorbets, ice creams, chocolates, and exotic fruits. Saturdays from, 12:30pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 495.
GO: Visit https://zumarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Experience the ultimate Sunday Brunch nestled in the serene Eastern Mangroves at Amano. The restaurant’s Italian menu includes burrata pizza, grilled chicken in mushroom sauce, fish fillet in lemon butter sauce, risotto with asparagus and a selection of assorted pastas. Brunch ends with a selection of desserts, including the ever-popular Amano tiramisu. Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 189 (soft beverages), AED 285 (house beverages), AED 345 (sparkling) and AED 99 (children under 12 years).
Butcher & Still
FACT’s ‘Restaurant Of The Year 2022‘ is now home to a Sunday barbecue. The leisurely afternoon event at Butcher & Still will see Chef Marshall Roth grilling in the kitchen while a live DJ spins upbeat tunes inside the restaurant. Expect a buffet with live stations, sharing platters, and starters like freshly shucked oysters, green lip mussels, beef tartare, Cajun fried chicken, and chicken wings. There will also be a pie bar with a selection of oven-baked pies. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages) and AED 410 (grape package).
Dai Pai Dong
Savour Chinese specialities such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats within a Chinese-inspired and atmosphere. Enjoy a decidedly different brunch with the ‘Yum Cha’ Dim Sum Brunch on Saturdays and experience a selection of delectable dumplings, roasted meats and desserts. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 298 (soft beverages), AED 428 (house beverages) and AED 628 (Champagne).
Dino’s Bistro Italiano
With its casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s Bistro Italiano brings you the most refined flavours of Italy, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends or family for an à la carte brunch served straight to the table. Sundays, from 12pm. AED 180 (soft beverages) and AED 240 (signature cocktails)
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
Experience the Little Tuscany-themed brunch at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, where affordability and food combine for a family-friendly dining experience. Begin with a sharing platter of freshly baked focaccia, bruschetta, mixed house salad, crispy frito mista, and mozzarella sticks. Main courses include made-to-order pasta or the opportunity to create your own pizza, while dessert options feature lemon meringue pie, ricotta cannoli ciciliani and tiramisu with Oreo crumble. Saturdays and Sundays. AED 129 (food only), AED 149 (soft beverages) and AED 199 (house beverages).
GO: Call 056 688 5361 for reservations and more information.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Lovers of LPM’s menu can enjoy the chic venue’s La Vie en Rosé Sunday brunch, featuring unlimited starters to share, including the LPM Burrata and snails with garlic butter. Main courses include grilled sirloin steak and lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine. Finishing off the meal on a sweet note, decadent desserts such as warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream, vanilla crème brulée or LPM’s signature cheesecake are served for the whole table to share. Sundays, from 12pm to 4.30pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 450 (cocktails and wine) and AED 575 (sparkling).
Set in the oak-panelled rock and roll steakhouse at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, you can devour four courses, starting with shared seasonal salads and a salmon Wellington. Main course options include roasted striploin of beef and lamb saddle accompanied by an array of sides, from crisp roast potatoes to cauliflower cheese and traditional Yorkshire puddings. Tempting desserts include sticky toffee pudding, apple and blackberry crumble and an exquisite cheese selection. Sundays, from 12:30pm to 5pm. AED 285 (soft beverages), AED 385 (house beverages) and AED 485 (bubbles).