11 brunches to try in Dubai and Abu Dhabi before summer hits!
Cavalli Club Midnight Brunch
Closes 21 May
If you fancy a night in one of the most glamorous venues in Dubai but don’t fancy the price tag, this is the perfect deal for you. From 8.30pm until midnight you can enjoy an unlimited array of Cavalli’s succulent dishes, an open bar and cabaret show for just Dhs250. Afterwards DJ Mad Beats plays the best in chart toppers and mixes some of the most popular songs to help burn off the brunch calories.
INFO: Dhs250, Sun 8.30pm-midnight, Fairmont Dubai, dubai.cavalliclub.com
TriBeca’s Limitless Thursdays
Tribeca has launched a brand-new Thursday-night theme, The Taste of Jamaica, which runs alongside its Limitless Thursdays brunch offer. Six-piece band Kingston play a lively set of reggae tunes to keep those feet tapping all night. Best of all? Enjoy unlimited food and free-flow drinks between 8pm and midnight. Mains include kale, goats cheese and fig pizza, Wagyu beef burgers and Baja fish tacos. Yum.
INFO: Dhs249 (unlimited food and free-flow house beverages), Thu 8pm-midnight, Tribeca, Ocean View Hotel, Dubai, 050 345 6067, tribeca.ae
Atlantis The Palm’s Cirque De Cuisine
18 May only
Atlantis The Palm is set to host the biggest culinary event of the season, with the brand-new extraordinary concept, Cirque De Cuisine. Hosted in The Avenues at Atlantis on Thursday 18 May, this all you can eat and drink concept will begin at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm, with an after party at N’Dulge. It’s a unique opportunity to move freely from restaurant to restaurant, enjoying signature dishes, delicious drinks and live entertainment from nine outlets including Nobu, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar and Seafire.
INFO: Dhs595 (unlimited food and free-flow beverages), Thu 18 May, 7.30pm-10.30pm,Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, 04 426 1000, atlantisthepalm.com
Themed brunches at Meridien Village Terrace
Closes 26 May
With themes including Latino Night, Surf & Turf Down Under and Tour of Asia, diners can enjoy diverse flavours every night of the week at Le Meridien Dubai for only Dhs229 per person.The brunch takes place every night between 8pm-11pm. Flames Band provides nightly entertainment for you to dance under the stars.
INFO: Dhs199 (special offer until 26 May, all-you-can-eat and flee-flow house beverages), daily 8pm-11pm, Le Meridien Dubai, 04 7022455, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brunch Live at Khayal
Closes 26 May
The Friday brunch at the cosmopolitan Khayal Restaurant, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi is the latest food fest to launch in the capital. Brunch Live features an extensive open-plan kitchen where you will be spoilt for choice with a variety of dishes from the far corners of the world. With 15 cooking stations – six of them being live and interactive – bigger is certainly better at this brunch. Guests can enjoy an impressive range of dishes from handmade pasta and pizza made to order in the traditional pizza oven, to a succulent selection of meats such as corn-fed chicken breast, US Angus ribeye and Wagyu beef tenderloin. An array of seafood delicacies are also on offer, including Scottish salmon and tiger prawns.
INFO: Dhs199 (soft beverages), Dhs299 (free-flow house beverages), Dhs499 (free-flow house beverages and bubbles), Fri 12.30pm-3.45pm, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, 02 201 4000
Mega brunch at McGettigan’s JLT
19 May only
Looking for an excuse to gorge? McGettigan’s JLT is hosting a Mega Brunch on Friday May 19 where you’ll be able to enjoy six hours of all you can eat and drink for just Dhs249. Choose from an impressive a la carte menu and live cooking stations offering salads and cold plates, seafood and roast joints. Indulge in authentic Irish cuisine, inspired by the Emerald isle, as well as international dishes, while enjoying live entertainment, including big tunes from quartet The Maplejacks.
INFO: Dhs249 (food and house beverages), Fri 19 May noon-6pm, McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 378 0800
The St. Regis Saadiyat Brunch
Closes 19 May
Enjoy the best cuisine The St. Regis Saadiyat has to offer in a stylish atmosphere created by Naz Holland Band at Oléa. It includes a unique variety of dishes from the likes of 55&5th The Grill, Sontaya and Turquoiz, which are paired with exclusive beverages. Plus it’s one of the most beautiful brunch spots in the country’s capital.
INFO: Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly), Fri 1pm-4pm, The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Ultimate Family Friday Brunch at Flow Kitchen
Weekends are all about spending quality time with loved ones at Fairmont The Palm thanks to the Ultimate Family Friday Brunch at Flow Kitchen. With inspiring views over the resort’s stretch of private beach and the Arabian Gulf, Flow Kitchen takes diners on a culinary journey from Asia and India to the Mediterranean and Middle East with a signature buffet that includes Asian wok dim sum and Peking duck, beef rib eye with Yorkshire pudding, a Brazilian Churrassco and a kids-only corner.
INFO: Dhs255 (full breakfast brunch, fresh juices, tea and coffee), Dhs355 (house beverages and mixed drinks), Dhs455 (bubbly), Fri noon-4pm, Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm, 04 457 3457, email@example.com
The Terrace on The Corniche Friday Brunch
Closes 19 May
The St. Regis’ The Terrace on the Corniche brunch is one of our favourites in the capital. Enjoy welcome drinks on arrival in The St. Regis Bar before discovering an impressive selection of the freshest seafood, sushi, fine grilled cuts and more, prepared at live stations dotted around the venue. Treat yourself to the dedicated dessert and cheese room after your meal. Because cheese and dessert deserves its own room, obvs.
INFO: Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected mixed drinks, grape and hops), Dhs525 (bubbly package), Fri 1pm-4pm, St. Regis Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4553, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sontaya’s Asian Fusion Brunch
Closes 20 May
Sontaya, The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s Southeast Asian restaurant, takes you on an exciting journey with its Asian Fusion Brunch, offering ancient dishes with traditional flavours and aromas from Thailand and beyond. You can also enhance your brunch experience with a pool and beach pass. Perfect!
INFO: Dhs229 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), Dhs299 (inclusive of house beverages with pool and beach access), Sat 12.30pm-4pm, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Saturday Tuscan Brunch at Villa Toscana
Closes 20 May
Each week Villa Toscana takes guests back to Italy’s good old days, where perfection was as simple as fine company and honest good food. Hand-crafted, authentic Italian cuisine with regional specialities from Tuscany, Umbria, and Emilia-Romagna, is presented from the Villa Toscana family to the table as well as from live stations and an antipasti buffet. Warning: arrive with an empty belly to really enjoy.
INFO: Dhs160 (soft beverages), Dhs260 (selected mixed drinks, grape and hops), Dhs370 (selected mixed drinks, grape, hops and bubbly), Sat 12:30pm-4pm, 02 694 4553, email@example.com