These FACT-recommended brunches will take you from Friday to Sunday in style.
Dubai has gained a well-deserved reputation for its opulent dining culture, with weekend brunches stealing the show. From themed gastronomic adventures to live performances and generous libations, these new brunches in Dubai offer a haven for culinary connoisseurs in pursuit of luxury and entertainment.
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Reif Othman’s inventive and inviting Korean eatery has launched its weekend brunch. Expect a delightful menu featuring Banchan, Korean Seaweed Soup, Salmon Hoe, and Korean Lettuce Salad, followed by delectable options like Chicken Wings, the Gimbab Platter, Wagyu Beef Mandu, and Tteobokki. Don’t miss the HLK Ramyun Soup, HLK Bibimbap, and Grilled Salmon for the main course. This brunch experience is available on Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 11 pm, priced at AED 238 for food only and AED 366 for house beverages. The brunch is available on Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm to 11pm. AED 238 (food only) and AED 366 (house beverages).
42 Midtown, the latest addition at Zabeel House The Greens, unveils its fresh offering, the Cotton Club Brunch. Steeped in the nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of a jazz club in New York’s Midtown Theatre district, patrons are treated to a feast of communal starters, artisanal wood-fired pizzas, enticing main courses, and delectable desserts. Highlights include Beef Sliders, Burrata Salad and Staten Island Crab Croquettes, alongside live music, a Negroni fountain, and free-flowing cocktails. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 285 (soft beverages), AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 385 (for a sparkling grape upgrade).
GO: Visit www.jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.
Boardwalk beckons guests to embark on an extraordinary brunch set against the backdrop of Dubai’s historic creek. This sharing-style brunch takes place on the lower deck of the beautiful terrace and offers an afternoon of gastronomic indulgence. Starters include Mushroom Arancini and Panzanella Salad, while main courses feature a Grilled Mixed Seafood Platter and Prawns Fregola. Boardwalk’s dessert offerings include a Classic Tiramisu or the indulgent Strawberry Mille-Feuille. Available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 375 (house beverages).
GO: Visit https://dubaicreekresort.com/boardwalk for reservations and more information.
Pardon My Brunch is the latest culinary offering from the team at Fouquet’s Dubai, complete with stunning Burj Khalifa views and music from a live drummer, saxophonist and singer. The sharing style concept offers Alaskan King Crab Salad, Creamy Burrata, Smoked Scottish Salmon and Wagyu Beef Carpaccio to start. Main courses include Pan-fried Omani Prawns, Roasted Corn-fed Chicken, Potato Gnocchi and Wagyu Beef Skewers before delightful desserts of Apple tart, Basil and Chocolate soufflé and Pineapple carpaccio are served. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 500 (house beverages) and AED 650 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit www.fouquets-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
The incredibly popular Imperial Brunch is back at Hutong Dubai. The relaunched menu features an array of dishes such as Hot & Sour Crispy Chayote, Crispy bean eggplant, and the flavorful Sand Ginger Chicken Millefeuille. As guests continue their culinary journey, they can select one main course from a menu that includes Scrambled Eggs with Prawns, Three Onion Fried Beef and Yacai Duck Fried Rice. Brunch ends with a decadent dessert platter. Saturdays from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 288 (soft beverage). AED 448 (house beverages), AED 488 (Prosecco) and AED 688 (Champagne).
GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Renowned for its Japanese Peruvian cuisine and breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa, Nazcaa has launched the “Lujo Brunch” in collaboration with Candy Pants. Explore dishes such as Kabykiage Avocado with Japanese rice crackers and wasabi mayo, Chicken Kaarge and Salmon Teriyaki before concluding the meal with Mochi Ice Cream. The rhythmic ambience created by the venue’s resident DJ will complement the culinary adventure. Saturdays from 2pm to 5:30pm. AED 449 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages) and AED 599 (premium beverages)>
Paramount Hotel Midtown
Paramount Hotel Midtown has created a family brunch suitable for all ages. At The Midtown Kids Party Brunch, youngsters can enjoy pizza, fish fingers, chicken nuggets, mini sliders, lollipops, and cookies while the adults tuck into a buffet spread featuring sushi, seafood, and a carving station. Entertainment includes arts and crafts, face painting, table games, and screenings of Paramount Studio movies. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 150 (children below 11 years).
GO: Visit www.paramounthotelsdubai.com/midtown for reservations and more information.
SOON Nobby x True Izakaya
Winner of ‘Best Newcomer – Casual Dining’ at the FACT Dining Awards Dubai 2023, SOON Nobby x True Izakaya has launched its new Akihabara Brunch. The brunch menu transports guests to the bustling streets of Tokyo with an intricately designed selection featuring Scallop Crudo, Potato Somen & Onsen Egg Salad, Chirashi Temaki and Tamago Sando, Main courses include three choices of Japanese Curry and Japanese Mushroom Claypot Rice. A decadent dessert created by Head Chef Brian Hoang ends this brunch on a sweet note. Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm. AED 190 (food only), AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 375 (house beverages).
The Bolt Hole
Partake in the ultimate backyard celebration with The Bolt Hole’s new Backyard BBQ Brunch. The menu is bursting with comfort food, whether it’s succulent burgers, flavourful hotdogs, sizzling ribs, or a plate of mac & cheese. Elsewhere, Prawn Cobb Salad, Mango & Papaya Salad, Vegan Ceviche, Fried Wings with Gochujang Coffee Glaze and Rum Baba steal the show. There will also be a live singer and a dedicated kids’ area featuring activities and arts and crafts. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 220 (soft beverages), AED 285 (house beverages) and AED 325 (bubbly).
GO: Visit jumeirah.com/thebolthole for reservations and more information.
Address Fountain Views
Experience the new Twilight Brunch at The Restaurant inside Address Fountain Views. Set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa and the serene infinity pool, enjoy an evening buffet while being serenaded by the soulful tunes of a saxophonist and live duo. The feast includes marinated artichoke with halloumi, poached pear with blue cheese salad, saj manakish, lamb ouzi, and roasted tomahawk from the grill. Brunch ends on a sweet note with Madagascan vanilla mille-feuille, black sea salt caramel éclairs and a white chocolate fountain. Saturdays, from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 285 (soft beverages) and AED 385 (house beverages and bubbly).
Caña by Tamoka
The FACT Award winning Secret Parties have launched the Secret Escape Brunch at Caña by Tamoka on the beachfront of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. Expect easygoing Latin American vibes while grooving to the beats of international DJs and a live percussionist. Fridays, from 7pm to 10:30 pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages), AED 399 (sparkling) and AED 499 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.
Immerse yourself in the allure of authentic Italian flavours while relishing live music and panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa at Fi’lia on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. Enjoy a four-course family-style brunch featuring a selection of Italian cold cuts and cheeses, burrata with basil oil and a sprinkle of hazelnuts, and garlic-roasted prawns in vanilla butter with toasted almonds. For the primi piatti, enjoy Trofie Pasta with pistachio parmesan and lemon alongside the tempting Truffle Pizza. For the Secondo piatto, Beef Short Rib is presented on a bed of creamy polenta and sautéed vegetables before the renowned Fi’liamisu is served. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverage), AED 449 (house beverages), AED 499 (premium beverages) and AED 599 (sparkling).
GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.
La Cantine du Faubourg
Parisian dining haven La Cantine du Faubourg is now home to the innovative Paparazzi Sunday Brunch. Expect live singers, resident DJs and a menu of burratina, and tomato Mediterranean salad, complemented by Japanese dishes from the adjacent Gohan. Expect chic Parisian sophistication and a fun way to wind down the weekend. Sundays, from 1pm to 6pm. AED 360 (soft beverages), AED 485 (house beverages) and AED 725 (sparkling).
GO: Visit https://lacantine.ae for reservations and more information.
Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen
Located in the shadow of Burj Al Arab, Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen at Souk Madinat is celebrating al fresco dining season with an all-new brunch. The culinary offerings include Mushroom Arancini, Prawn Cocktails and Sausage Rolls, while main courses encompass Butterfly Baby Chicken, Sausage and Mash, Sea bass and Vegan Shepherd’s Pie. Live music comes from Chad Sycamore, Mike Ross and Mikey Big Mouth, who will provide acoustic performances along the scenic waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 for two people.
Raffles The Palm
Raffles The Palm Dubai invites epicureans to journey back in time and relish the opulence of the Regency era with the Raffles Classic Brunch. This enchanting gathering at Le Jardin features an array of global cuisines, unfurling across the expansive Cheese Table and Raw Bar, all the way to the vibrant creations at the Live Salad Bar and the sizzling selection of grills. The voyage culminates with an exquisite pastry section, where those with a sweet tooth can relish mini-French pastries, cake pops or scoops from the Gelato Bar. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages), AED 595 (premium beverages) and AED 695 (Champagne)
GO: Visit www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Salero Tapas & Bodega
The Baila Con Salero brunch at Salero Tapas & Bodega will treat your taste buds to the finest Spanish flavours. Expect a lively ambience, Spanish delicacies, and live performances throughout this buzzy brunch. Delight in dishes such as Gazpacho Andaluz, Marinated White Anchovies, Gambas al Ajillo Benedicto, Paella de Marisco and Seared Beef Tenderloin. Conclude your meal with a tasting plate that includes Burnt Basque Cheesecake, Crema Catalana and Crispy Churros. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 290 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages), and AED 450 (premium beverages).
Indulge in a meticulously crafted brunch menu showcasing a fusion of Latin American dishes that DIFC’s Sucre is renowned for. From delightful appetisers to mouthwatering main courses, tuck into Braised Beef Taco, Clay Oven Squid, Paccheri Sorrentina, Parillada Platters, Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Yellowtail Ceviche. While you dine, the restaurant’s resident DJs, trumpet player and drummer will keep you entertained. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 370 (soft beverages), AED 460 (beer and wine), AED 540 (house beverages and Prosecco) and AED 690 (Champagne).
GO: Visit www.sucredubai.com for reservations and more information.
Following a brief summer hiatus, the FRSH: Sunset Brunch is back at the recently revamped Surf Club on Palm West Beach. Tuck into delectable food platters and bottomless beverages whilst listening to tunes from DJs Tom Karno, Dany Neville, #ItsJuniorJ, Whitley Ruchea, and Don’t Touch My Hair who will be spinning a blend of mellow R&B, vocal UK Garage, and UK Funky tunes into the early hours. Fridays, from 4pm to 7pm. AED 249 (ladies) and AED 299 (gents).
GO: Visit www.frshdxb.com for reservations and more information.
Th8 Palm Dubai Beach Resort Vignette Collection
Head to Palm Jumeirah for the ultimate friends and family brunch at Th8 Palm Beach Resort Vignette Collection. At Brunchopolis, you can enjoy a lavish spread of delectable cuisine and refreshing beverages, in addition to live entertainment and kids’ activities. This brunch is your passport to a perfect weekend filled with entertainment, delicious food and family fun. The brunch also includes complimentary access to the family pool and beach. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 499 (bubbles).
GO: Call 04 525 8896 for reservations and more information.
The Black Sheep
Located in JLT, The Black Sheep British Gastropub is the place to immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a traditional British pub. The Saturday night brunch includes live music from a roster of British artists, while the food menu features Halloumi Bites, Padron Peppers, Sausage Rolls and Spicy Lamb Kofta. Saturdays, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 225 per person.
GO: Visit www.theblacksheepdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Virgin Izakaya introduces an exhilarating culinary experience with the Fortune Omakase Brunch, which blends traditional and contemporary Japanese flavours. During the brunch, guests can try their luck with the claw machine, grabbing fortune cookies full of surprises such as designer handbags, keychains, and complimentary brunches. The brunch menu includes avocado salad, chicken and shrimp popcorn, edamame and a chef’s omakase platter teeming with sashimi, nigiri, and rolls. Saturdays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 275 (two hour package).
GO: Visit www.virginizakaya-dxb.com for reservations and more information.
Brunchology at Yalumba has made a stylish return for Dubai’s winter season with a luxurious new look and a refined ambience. As the perfect complement to the European buffet and live cooking stations, the brunch is accompanied by signature Bollinger Champagne. Seafood enthusiasts can select the freshest catch from the seafood market, while live stations will serve up Asian delicacies from Long Yin, hearty Italian pasta from Casa Mia, and flavorful Indian dishes rich in traditional aromas and spices. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages) and AED 525 (house beverages and Champagne).
GO: Visit eat2eat.com for reservations and more information.
Journey to the heart of Lebanon every with the Cedar Brunch at Al Nafoorah. The restaurant is located within Jumeirah Al Qas, inviting guests to savour a nostalgic brunch anchored around authentic Lebanese flavours and soulful melodies. Dishes on offer include mezzeh, Mediterranean sea bass Sayadieh, grilled shrimp with saffron rice, mixed grills, and Maghmour with tomato sauce. Brunch concludes with rich Madlouka, cheese kunafa, or a Lebanese fruit platter. Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (premium beverages) and AED 175 (children aged five to 12 years).
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, has launched a new brunch anchored around fantastic food and exhilarating entertainment. The Deep South Social Brunch features an array of cold and hot plates, sumptuous seafood, and an al fresco live-fire BBQ experience. Expect everything from wood-fired Wagyu Rib Eye to seafood towers laden with chilled prawns, Dibba Bay oysters and mussels. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 350 (house beverages) and AED 495 (premium beverages).
Celebrate the weekend in style with the OISHII Brunch at the Japanese restaurant Hidemasa. Expect a blend of Japanese flavours, culture, and entertainment from chef Hidemasa Yamamoto, a maestro in the art of Japanese cuisine who served numerous American presidents while stationed at Washington’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling beverages) and AED 699 (Champagne).
GO: Call 04 250 9459 for reservations and more information.
MASTI at The Dubai Edition is set to elevate your weekends with its new Desi Brunch. The three-course meal features Spinach and Kale Leaves Chaat, Panipuri filled with spiced mashed potatoes and coriander-tamarind water, Mysore Masala Dosa and the Pindi Chana-Kulcha. Satisfying your sweet tooth, desserts include hot Gulab Jamuns served with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter kulfi accompanied by caramel basundi and sea salt, and chocolate cream brulee paired with chocolate custard and fresh berries. Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.mastidubai.com for reservations and more information.
Nestled within the Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre, MINA Brasserie invites you to experience the Urban Chic Brunch – a harmonious fusion of exquisite cuisine, captivating cocktails, and the melodic tunes of a live jazz duo. Embark on a gastronomic adventure that includes a sumptuous seafood tower, a velvety and truffle-infused gratinée, tantalizing steak tartare, indulgent crab spaghetti, the iconic MINA signature steak, and flawlessly roasted Seabass. The culinary journey culminates in a spectacular presentation of innovative desserts, featuring a luxuriously rich chocolate soufflé, a delightful Basque cheesecake, refreshing sorbets, and the irresistible banana tarte tatin crafted by Michael Mina himself. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 520 (house beverages) and AED 720 (Champagne).
GO: Visit www.fourseasons.com for reservations and more information.
Prepare to take your Saturdays to new heights with the Rise Brunch at NONYA on the 44th floor of Taj Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Tuck into an array of Pan Asian delicacies served to your table alongside live cooking stations, a dim sum trolley and a doughnut wall. Elevating the experience, the brunch also offers several cocktail stations. Saturdays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages), AED 449 (premium beverages) and AED 575 (Champagne)
GO: Visit www.risebrunchdxb.com for reservations and more information.
Massimo Bottura’s FACT Award winning Torno Subito is taking its Saturday brunch experience up a notch with Sabato in Riviera. Immerse yourself in the spirit of “Live La Dolce Vita” at the Italian Riviera-inspired venue while tucking into exquisite Italian culinary delights and refreshing beverages. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages), AED 525 (Prosecco) and AED 725 (French sparkling).
With just 50 guests each weekend, the new Carnaval Brunch at 53 Dubai promises an immersive celebration that will sweep you off your feet. Expect captivating entertainment, free-flowing beverages and a meticulously crafted menu. Inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil and beyond this brunch will keep your spirits soaring with a live singer, live band, and a DJ. Saturdays, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 400 (house beverages) and AED 750 AED (premium beverages).
GO: Call 056 253 5353 for reservations and more information.
Get ready to tantalise your taste buds with a flavour-filled extravaganza at the fresh Flocktail Brunch at Black Flamingo. With a menu boasting more than 20 delectable dishes, guests are in for an authentic experience of Caribbean-inspired cuisine. Located at Palm West Beach, Black Flamingo whisks you away to a state of mind that mirrors the dynamic energy of Miami. Sundays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 399 (premium beverages).
Peruvian-Japanese restaurant CLAY is now home to The Nikkei Brunch. Set against the backdrop of Bluewaters Island, the feast unfolds with hot and cold starters, followed by the choice of a main course and a delightful assortment of desserts. From the delectable Uramaki and the artful Tiradito to the invigorating Sea Bream Ceviche, every dish harmoniously blends Japanese and Peruvian elements, leaving palates both delighted and satiated. CLAY’s resident DJ will elevate the experience with captivating house melodies. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 499 (soft beverages), AED 599 (house beverages) and AED 699 (sparkling).
GO: Visit www.clayrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
Renowned celebrity chef Alvin Leung, the creative force behind Demon Duck at Caesars Palace Dubai, proudly introduces his latest culinary creation: the Demon Summer Brunch. This exceptional brunch experience is a testament to his innovative reinterpretation of Asian classics. The menu is an exquisite journey featuring dishes such as Chop Chop Suey, Minced Beef Gyoza, and Shrimp Gao, each carefully crafted to tantalize your taste buds. For those seeking an extraordinary upgrade, indulge in the Slow-Roasted Whole Demon Duck, available for an additional AED 400. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. Prices from AED 299 per person.
GO: Visit www.caesars.com for more information.
Reef & Beef
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the newly opened Reef & Beef is a true haven for lovers of fine steaks. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, prepare to immerse yourself in a sumptuous sharing-style brunch. The culinary journey unfolds with a tempting array of dishes, including succulent Dibba Bay Oysters, velvety Burrata, zesty Steak Tartar, Australian Tenderloin, Grilled Whole Baby Chicken, and Chargrilled Sea Bream. The brunch culminates in grand style with the unveiling of an exquisite Grand Dessert Platter, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 295 (soft beverages, AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 595 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit https://reefandbeef.ae for reservations and more information.
Crafted from locally sourced ingredients, brunch at The Coterie boasts a menu of pub classics such as fish and chips, glazed chicken poppers, grain-fed steak tartare, and Marmite-infused roasties paired with handcrafted cocktails and an array of refreshing beverages. Live music will enhance the brunch experience, as will the 19 high-definition screens showcasing virtual horse races. In the brunch package, guests receive tokens to partake in the exhilarating “dine and win” excitement. For families with children, there’s a delightful option to venture downstairs and explore the amenities at Precision Football, ensuring that everyone enjoys a memorable time. Saturdays from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 225 (soft beverages, AED 325 (house beverages) and AED 395 (sparkling and selected signature cocktails).
GO: Visit https://coteriegroup.com for reservations and more information.
Every Sunday, La Niña undergoes a remarkable transformation into a culinary paradise, presenting a brunch package that promises three hours of pure indulgence. Immerse yourself in the lively ambience as you embark on a journey through the vibrant flavours of Modern Iberian Latino cuisine. Discover an array of delightful offerings, including Olivas Marinadas, Tacos de Camarones, Gambas Al Ajillo, and an enticing selection of other mouthwatering options. It’s a Sunday brunch experience that will transport your taste buds to the heart of culinary excellence. Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 525 (house beverages) and AED 725 (premium beverages).
GO: Visit www.laninarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.