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Top 5 blow-out brunches
With Ramadan right around the corner, it’s your last chance to brunch. Need some help choosing a spot? We’ve picked 5 of the best for you!
Celebrate summer with one of the best party brunches Dubai has to offer. If it’s good food, upbeat music, gorgeous people and fun times you’re looking for, look no further than XL’s Candypants beach brunch. Enjoy the vibrant brunch while overlooking the ocean at Habtoor Grand Hotel’s Andreea’s before moving on to the after party held at the fully air-conditioned XL Beach Club from 4pm onwards. Add some DJ’s on the decks and a vibrant atmosphere, and you’ve got the perfect brunch to celebrate milestones, catch up with your friends or simply have a good time.
INFO: House drinks Dhs295, bubbles Dhs365, 1pm-4pm, Fri, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, 056 6406161, www.grandjumeirah.habtoorhotels.com
They don’t call it Feast for nothing. The variety and calibre of food makes this one of Dubai’s most popular brunches. It’s simply impossible to try everything and there’s something for everyone. Western cuisine aside, the open-plan cooking station will transport you to Malaysia and India.
INFO: Soft drinks Dhs295, house drinks Dhs395, bubbles Dhs495, 1pm-4pm, Fri, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, 04 503 4444, www.sheraton.com
3. 3in1’s Picnic Brunch
Anyone for a picnic? 3in1’s urban picnic brunch is one of the best in Dubai! Fill your basket with sandwiches, cakes, cheese and pies while soaking up the sun. Enjoy their enormous main course consisting of lamb chops, steaks, Indian dishes and seafood while soaking up the sun and music next to the pool.
INFO: Soft drinks Dhs265, house drinks Dhs295, bubbles Dhs495, 1pm-4:30pm, Fri, Vida Downtown Dubai, 04 428 6888, www.vida-hotels.com
If you love eating at The Westin then you’re in for a treat, as this expansive brunch spans Hunters Room & Grill, Blue Orange and Spice Emporium with several live cooking stations throughout. It’s easily one of Dubai’s largest brunches. Our favourite part is the ‘Alice in Wonderland’-themed dessert room!
INFO: Soft drinks Dhs450, sparkling Dhs550, bubbles Dhs680, 1pm-4pm, Fri, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, 04 399 4141, www.westinminaseyahi.com
Saffron’s brunch is like a playground for adults. With over 220 different dishes to choose from at any given time, drinks served in pineapples and test tubes, a resident DJ, dance floor and even painting, you’re guaranteed a good time. Think club vibes, but with lots of food!
INFO: Dhs495 per person, 12:30pm-4:00pm, Fri, Atlantis The Palm, 04 426 2626, www.atlantisthepalm.com