Dubai's Best Friday Brunches and Night Brunches

Check out the list of Ahlan! Approved brunches in the city!
BySurena ChandeTuesday , 17 January 2017
Dubai's Best Friday Brunches and Night Brunches
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We've rounded up our fave Friday brunches and night brunches in Dubai

Dubai’s Best Friday Brunches

3IN1, URBAN PICNIC BRUNCH, VIDA DOWNTOWN DUBAI

A poolside brunch with a picnic theme where you’ll get bites including grilled meats and seafood, sandwiches and salads, plus grape by the bottle. INFO: Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs345 with selected house drinks, add Dhs100 per guest for a cabana by pool, 1pm-5pm, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, 04 888 3444, vida-hotels.com

AL QASR, MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Great for families and big groups, this mega-brunch has cooking stations galore such as Streets of Bangkok, Surf & Turf and Taj Mahal. INFO: Free for children under four, Dhs250 per child four-12, Dhs495 with soft drinks, Dhs595 with house drinks and bubbly, 12.30pm-4pm, Umm Suqeim, 04 366 6162, restaurants@jumeirah.com

ASIA ASIA, THE SPICE ROUTE BRUNCH, PIER 7

Set in the glamorous interior of Asia Asia, you’re treated to an array of Oriental and fusion cuisine along with a great selection of drinks. Book well in advance for this popular brunch. INFO: Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs449 with sparkling grape, 6th floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 04 276 5900, info@asia-asia.com

BAZXAR, PROHIBITION BRUNCH, DIFC

Enjoy unlimited starters and entrées, which include burrata pizza, crispy mac ‘n’ cheese and soy glazed chicken, plus one main and a dessert platter at this Twenties-inspired brunch. INFO: Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks and cocktails, Dhs495 with house drinks, cocktails and bubbly, 2pm-5pm, Gate Precinct Building 4, DIFC, 04 355 1111, bazxar.com

BRASSERIE 2.0, LE ROYAL MERIDIEN BEACH RESORT & SPA

The pizzas from the pizza oven at this vast brunch are irresistible, but be sure to save space for the almost-overwhelming selection of international stations. INFO: Dhs200 per child six-12, Dhs400 with soft drinks, Dhs525 with selected house drinks and sparkling grape, Dhs725 with selected house drinks and bubbly, 1.30pm-4.30pm, Al Sufouh, 04 317 6000, brasserie2point0.com

BREAD STREET KITCHEN, FAMILY BRUNCH, ATLANTIS THE PALM

This child-friendly brunch keeps the little ones entertained with a kids’ corner, the chance for them to make their own pizzas and free entry to The Lost Chambers Aquarium for the whole family. Plus you can indulge in a hearty British roast, too. INFO: Dhs95 per child four-11, Dhs225 with soft drinks, Dhs335 with house drinks, 12.30pm-4pm, Palm Jumeirah, 04 426 2000, atlantisthepalm.com/restaurants/bread-street-kitchen

BUBBALICIOUS, THE WESTIN DUBAI MINA SEYAHI BEACH RESORT & MARINA

Dubai institution Bubbalicious features a huge buffet with picks from its restaurants, cooking stations and plenty of desserts. There’s a fromage-filled room, too, for cheese-lovers. INFO: Dhs295 per child six-11, Dhs650 with soft drinks, Dhs680 with bubbly, 1pm-4pm, Al Sufouh, 04 511 7139, westinminaseyahi.com

CASA DE TAPAS, DUBAI CREEK GOLF & YACHT CLUB

With great value for money and an atmosphere to match, feast on cold cuts, paella, pizzas, pastas, tapas, cheese and pinxos as the Spanish band keeps you entertained. INFO: Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs249 with house drinks, Dhs299 with bubbly, 12.30pm-4pm, Dubai Creek, 04 416 1800, reservations@casadetapas.ae

CLAW BBQ, ROCK STAR BRUNCH, SOUK AL BAHAR

The majority of Claw BBQ’s menu is on offer at this brunch, which is popular with party groups. We recommend trying the spinach and artichoke swamp dip and king crab. INFO: Dhs299 with soft drinks, Dhs329 with house drinks, Dhs399 with house drinks and cocktails, 04 432 2300, clawbbq.com

COCKTAIL KITCHEN, THE VINYL BRUNCH, ARMADA BLUEBAY HOTEL

Make your way through the à la carte brunch menu featuring Spanish omelette, melt-in-your-mouth burrata, roast chicken, paella and more, all served to the table at this spot. INFO: Dhs345 with selected house drinks, 1pm-4pm, Cluster P, JLT, 056 828 0727, cocktail-kitchen.com

COYA, FOUR SEASONS RESORT DUBAI JUMEIRAH BEACH

Dress up for brunch at the decadent Coya, where you’ll find Latin American cuisine such as ceviches and tiraditos, Chilean sea bass with rice and chilli and scrumptious guacamole. INFO: Dhs319 with soft drinks, Dhs619 with house drinks, Dhs709 with bubbly

DUSTY’S, DEPARTURE BRUNCH, AL FATTAN CURRENCY HOUSE

Work your way through all of the dishes on Dusty’s international menu and play bar games with ‘pilots’ going from table-to-table at this brunch fit for a hen-do. INFO: Dhs350 with house drinks, Dhs450 with premium drinks, 1pm-4pm, 04 354 5435, dustysdxb.com

GARDEN, WANDERLUST BRUNCH, JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS

Dine on the terrace or in the chic interior at this international brunch that’s perfect for parties. Must-tries include the chicken wings marinated in a sauce of your choosing, plus the gourmet creations in the chocolate ‘corridor’. INFO: Dhs395 with house drinks, 1pm-4pm, Business Bay, 04 414 0000, jwmarriott marquisdubailife.com

IMPERIUM, ELEGANT FRIDAY BRUNCH, JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY

Dress up for this posh brunch that features seafood, terrines and a carving grill, in the decadent settings of the Zabeel Saray. INFO: Free for children under four, 50 per cent off for children from four-12, Dhs330 with soft drinks, Dhs450 with house drinks, Dhs575 with free-flowing bubbly, Dhs2,500 with a bottle of premium bubbly, 1pm-4pm, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, 04 453 0444, jszrestaurants@jumeirah.com

JAZZ@PIZZA EXPRESS, JLT

With unlimited pizza, pasta, salads and appetisers to the backdrop of the band playing jazz standards and interpretations, what more could you need? INFO: Dhs129 with soft drinks, Dhs229 with house drinks and sparkling grape, 12noon-4pm, Cluster A, 04 441 6342, pizzaexpress.ae/jazzpizzaexpress

JUMEIRAH MINA A’SALAM, MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Spanning through restaurants Hanaaya and Tortuga, you’ll find cooking stations and a special children’s area to keep the little ones busy with its own buffet and entertainment. INFO: Free for children under 12, Dhs425 with soft drinks, Dhs525 with house drinks, Umm Suqeim, 04 432 3232, restaurants@jumeirah.com

LOCK, STOCK & BARREL, MILLENNIUM HOTEL

Tuck into four courses of American-style sharing dishes, including popcorn shrimp and a huge buffalo chicken flatbread, at this popular venue. INFO: Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with house drinks, 2pm-5pm, Barsha Heights, 04 514 9195, lsbdubai.com

MARINA SOCIAL, SHARE & SOCIAL BRUNCH, INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI MARINA

The restaurant, created by Brit chef Jason Atherton, serves a three-course sharing meal for its lively brunch with an entire veggie menu available too. Don’t forget to try the pizzas and fish ‘n’ chips. INFO: Dhs315 with soft drinks, Dhs495 with house drinks, Dhs595 with house drinks and bubbly, Dhs695 with house drinks and premium bubbles, 12.30pm-4pm, Dubai Marina, 04 446 6664, marinasocialdubai.com

NOBU, ATLANTIS THE PALM

Sample an array of Nobu’s fine fare and make sure you try the crispy rice eggs Benedict and black cod yuzu miso. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, this one’s for you. INFO: Dhs395 with soft drinks, Dhs585 with house drinks, Dhs650 with bubbly, 04 426 2626, noburestaurants.com/dubai

OKKU, DISCO SUSHI BRUNCH, THE H HOTEL DUBAI

This swanky outlet’s brunch is a sharing concept with appetisers, mains and a selection of buffet items, plus you can indulge in sushi and sashimi, too. INFO: Dhs550 with cocktails, hops and sparkling grape, Dhs650 with bubbly, 1pm-4pm, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 501 8777, okku.com

PERRY & BLACKWELDER’S ORIGINAL SMOKEHOUSE, BACKYARD BARBECUE, SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Feast on unlimited servings of burgers, sausages, shrimp, skewers and more from the barbecue, while salads and breads are served to the table at this American-style  laidback venue. INFO: Dhs295 per person with house drinks, 12noon-4pm, Umm Suqeim, 04 366 6197, restaurants@jumeirah.com

RÜYA, GROSVENOR HOUSE DUBAI

Enjoy the bağlama (Turkish guitar-like instrument) player jamming with the DJ as you tuck into Turkish fare. The two-cheese and egg pide is not to be missed. INFO: Dhs225 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks, Dhs525 with sparkling grape, Dhs626 with bubbly, 11am-4pm Fri-Sat, Al Sufouh, 04 399 9123, ruyadubai.com

SAFFRON, ATLANTIS THE PALM

Potentially the ultimate party brunch in town, Saffron serves over 220 dishes and features multiple drinks stations. It’s ideal for big groups, and make sure you head to Atlantis’ nightclub N’Dulge for the post-brunch afterparty, too. INFO: Dhs535 with house drinks, 12.30pm-4pm, Palm Jumeirah, 04 426 2626, atlantisthepalm.com/restaurants/saffron

THIPTARA, THE PALACE DOWNTOWN DUBAI

With views of the Burj Khalifa, this is the ideal spot to take visiting guests for authentic Thai cuisine. While signatures including the Thai red and green curries are served, there are also tom yum and papaya salad stations. INFO: Dhs270 with soft drinks, Dhs380 with house drinks, 1pm-4pm, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, 04 428 7888, dine@thepalace-dubai.com

TORO TORO, HOLA HOLA BRUNCH, GROSVENOR HOUSE DUBAI

This trendy hotspot gives diners a chance to eat their way through a variety of South American staples to the backdrop of Latin beats from the DJ. INFO: Dhs350 with soft drinks, Dhs500 with selected house drinks, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Al Sufouh, 04 317 6000, torotoro-dubai.com

YALUMBA, LE MÉRIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Yalumba is one of Dubai’s most popular brunches, especially for special celebrations, with cooking stations serving international fare, seafood and barbecue bites, plus desserts, too. INFO: Dhs499 with house drinks and bubbly, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Garhoud, 04 702 2455, lemeridien-dubai.com

ZUMA, DIFC

This sophisticated Japanese brunch allows guests to tuck into unlimited portions of Zuma’s world-renowned signature dishes, including miso black cod and jumbo tiger prawns, along with à la carte main courses, too. INFO: Free for children under four, Dhs225 per child four to 12, Dhs595 with house drinks, Dhs655 with premium drinks and bubbly, Gate Village 6, 04 425 5660, zumarestaurant.com

Dubai’s Best Night Brunches

SUNDAY

CAVALLI CLUB RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, MIDNIGHT BRUNCH DINNER SHOW, FAIRMONT DUBAI

Cavalli Club serves up unlimited sharing-style starters and desserts, plus you can choose from one of four mains including oxtail ravioli and risotto with roast pumpkin. Singers and dancers will entertain you all evening and the post-brunch party continues until 3am. INFO: Dhs250 with house drinks and cocktails, 8.30pm-12midnight, Sheikh Zayed Road, 050 991 0400, cavalliclubdubai.com

MéRIDIEN VILLAGE TERRACE, TOUR OF ASIA NIGHT, LE MéRIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Enjoy food from cooking stations and an international buffet to the backdrop of music from the Flames band. INFO: Dhs159 per child six-12, Dhs229 with house drinks, Dhs269 with premium house drinks and bubbly, 8pm-11pm, Garhoud, 04 217 0000, meridienvillageterrace-dubai.com

POSITANO, FESTA ITALIANA, JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI

Tuck into fine Italian fare with a buffet and cooking stations serving seafood, pizza, antipasti, handmade pasta and desserts of panna cotta, gelato and cassata at this chic eatery. INFO: Dhs180 with soft drinks, Dhs370 with unlimited hops and grape, 6pm-12midnight, Business Bay, 04 414 3000, jwmarriott marquisdubailife.com

MONDAY

FLAVOURS ON TWO, FLAVOURS FROM INDIA, TOWERS ROTANA DUBAI

This popular spot features a curry station where you can pick your meat, vegetables and sauces, along with a dosa (Indian pancake), plus an array of classic dishes including curries, rice and breads. There are traditional desserts on offer, too. INFO: Dhs179 with soft drinks, Dhs219 with house and premium drinks

TONG THAI, MONDAY TONG, JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI

Tuck into classic Thai dishes such as tom yum soup, tom kha gai (coconut chicken soup), tapioca seafood dumplings, stir-fried wagyu beef and chicken skewers. The meal wouldn’t be complete without some deliciously moreish mango sticky rice! INFO: Dhs205 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house drinks, 04 414 3000, jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

TUESDAY

BARGAIN: CRAB TAVERN, EVENING BRUNCH, MEDIA ONE HOTEL

A super-reasonable weekday buffet brunch that’s perfect for a post-work meal and drinks with friends. INFO: Dhs150 with house drinks, 7pm-10pm, Dubai Media City, 04 420 7489, crabtavern.ae

EL SUR, BUENOS MARTES, THE WESTIN DUBAI MINA SEYAHI BEACH RESORT & MARINA

Sample an array of Spanish tapas such as calamari, fish tiradito and garlic and chilli prawns, paired with unlimited house drinks. INFO: Dhs249 with house drinks, 7pm-9.30pm, Al Sufouh, 04 399 7700, elsurdubai.com

WEDNESDAY

INTERSECT BY LEXUS, WEDNESDAY EVENING BRUNCH, DIFC

Intersect by Lexus’ evening brunch serves a range of adventurous salads, starters, mains and desserts including octopus with heirloom tomato and romesco sauce and Wagyu beef with potato and sautéed mushroom. INFO: Dhs175 with soft drinks, Dhs250 with house drinks, 7pm-11pm, Gate Village 7, 04 355 9524, lexus.ae

THE COLLECTIVE, SEAFOOD NIGHT, GRAND HYATT DUBAI

There’s plenty on offer including sushi, crab, calamari, lobster, oysters, cooking stations and seafood pies at The Collective’s themed night. You’ll be surrounded by the rainforest-like surroundings and spoilt for choice with seating options – we love the booths. INFO: Dhs219 with soft drinks, Dhs319 with house drinks, Dhs419 with premium drinks, 7pm-11.30pm, Dubai Creek, 04 317 2221, hyattrestaurants.com/dubai

THURSDAY

DUNES CAFÉ, LOBSTERLICIOUS, SHANGRI-LA DUBAI

Have lobster cooked to your taste, whether you want it curried, grilled or chilled, in addition to sashimi, barbecued meats and other cooking stations. INFO: Dhs240 with soft drinks, Dhs345 with house drinks, 7pm-11pm, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 405 2703, f&breservations.sldb@shangri-la.com

NOSH, FISHERMAN’S MARKET BRUNCH, MÖVENPICK HOTEL JUMEIRAH LAKES TOWERS

This buffet brunch serves sushi, sashimi and oysters, plus mussels, clams and more cooked just the way you like it. INFO:  Dhs149 with soft drinks, Dhs259 with selected house drinks, 6.30pm-10.30pm, Cluster A, JLT, 04 438 0000, hotel.jumeirahlakestowers.fb@movenpick.com

NA3NA3, SEAFOOD NIGHT, THE ADDRESS DUBAI MALL

Na3Na3’s seafood-themed night features a buffet with a wide selection of ocean-based fodder for you to sample as much of as you like. INFO: Dhs320 with soft drinks, Dhs420 with house drinks, 7pm-11pm, Downtown Dubai, 04 438 8888, dine.tadmh@theaddress.com

THE BLACK LION, STREET FEAST, THE H DUBAI

There’s a DJ spinning Eighties and Nineties hits at this gastropub, as you gorge on an unlimited supply of London-inspired street food such as chicken tikka tenders with mango chutney, spinach dim sum with wasabi, and vegetable and shrimp satay skewers with avocado smash. INFO: Dhs285 with unlimited house drinks, 8pm-11pm, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 359 2366, theblacklion.ae

ZERO GRAVITY, THE SOCIAL CLUB LATE BRUNCH

Set in the Zero Gravity Garden, guests enjoy plenty of games, a selection of canapés and buffet dishes, plus a wide variety of drinks. With top tunes and a party atmosphere, it’s a great way to start the weekend. INFO: Dhs295 with house drinks, 8pm-11pm, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae

FRIDAY

PURE SKY LOUNGE, FRIDAY SUNSET BRUNCH, HILTON DUBAI THE WALK

Watch the sunset from this rooftop hotspot as you make your way through no fewer than 15 Asian-inspired sharing dishes, served to the table. INFO: Dhs225 with soft drinks, Dhs375 with house drinks, 5.30pm-9pm, The Walk JBR, 04 374 7888, pureskylounge@hilton.com

REFORM SOCIAL & GRILL, THE GREAT BRITISH ROAD TRIP BRUNCH

Indulge in British pub-grub classics like fish and chips, a full English and sticky toffee pudding, all to the sound of old-school classics. INFO: Dhs260 with soft drinks, Dhs360 with selected house drinks, Dhs405 with sparkling grape, 6pm-10pm, The Lakes Dubai, 04 454 2638, reformsocialgrill.ae

TAJ HOTEL, TREEHOUSE DUBAI

Treehouse’s à la carte brunch features a picnic basket filled with bread, smoked salmon, beetroot hummus and more before tucking into the menu, with dishes such as teriyaki chicken, burrata, miso black cod, sliders, risotto salads and more. INFO: Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with selected house drinks and cocktails, 6pm-9pm, Business Bay, 04 438 3100, treehousedubai.com

THE MED, NIGHT OWLS BRUNCH, MEDIA ONE HOTEL

You’ll be treated to pizza, seafood and more as the DJ spins tracks at this lively spot. INFO: Dhs395 with house drinks and cocktails, Dhs595 with bubbly, 8pm-11.30pm, Dubai Media City, 04 427 1000, bite@mediaonehotel.com

SATURDAY

MISTRAL, MÖVENPICK HOTEL IBN BATTUTA GATE

Sample a feast of cous cous, tagines, a selection of grilled meats and seafood, plus curries and more at this Arabic- themed night. INFO: Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with house drinks, 6.30pm-11pm, The Gardens, 04 444 5613, dine.ibnbattuta@movenpick.com

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