Mina A’ Salam market Go: This is not so much a brunch but a gloriously indulgent selection of excess, with the reputation of being one of the best brunches in Dubai. And its location is just as dazzling as the food. Sit: Anywhere, but not near the live band. The Mina buzzes with families, birthday parties and other get-togethers so it’s not a quiet, cosy date place. Eat: The Mina’s Friday food fest boasts an array of live cooking stations, including an excellent barbecue, a kebab station, a shawarma stand and a toffee apple dipper. Desserts are sprinkled around and even the most hard to please chocoholic will be sated. However, if you like flash bubbly, this is one to miss. Wear: May we suggest something with an elastic waistband? The dress code is relaxed and informal. Pay: Dhs385 per person including alcoholic drinks. Contact: Call (04) 366 6730) to book.