You can’t visit Dubai without trying one of their legendary brunches, and whether you want to sample traditional dishes from the Emirates or a trendy venue with stunning views and a party vibe, the choice is endless.
1. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Let the JW Marriott Marquis’ Wanderlust brunch take you on a tour around the world, with offerings from South America, Asia and beyond. There are 10 live stations – one even includes a walk through the kitchen area – and approximately 360 dishes to try.
AED395 (US$107) including house drinks. Fridays, 1pm-4pm. Sheikh Zayed Rd, Business Bay.
2. Al Falamanki, Jumeirah Beach Road
Al Falamanki invites you to a milieu of old school charm with their authentic Lebanese brunch, which takes guests on a journey of traditional Arabic food in their charming garden. Think mouthfuls of manakeesh (flatbread with toppings like cheese or ground meat) and tasty tahini, all prepared on live cooking stations for the ultimate experience of ancient tradition in modern Dubai.
AED120 inclusive of selected drinks. Saturdays, 11am-2pm. Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah 2.
3. Zheng He’s, Madinat Jumeirah
The Voyage Brunch at Zheng He’s in Madinat Jumeirah’s Mina A’Salam Hotel revolves around the journey of Zheng He as he travels on seven nautical explorations. The menu stays rooted with Chinese traditions while offering new techniques and quirky styles of presentation as he creates flavours from around the world. Delicious dim sum and hand carved duck are some of the dishes that make up the colourful spread.
AED395 inclusive of soft drinks package, AED495 for house drinks, AED250 for children aged 4-11 years. Fridays, 12pm-4pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Rd.
4. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
With a backdrop that includes the stunning Burj Al Arab and the glimmering Arabian Gulf, the 180° Friday Brunch at 360° includes unlimited house beverages and sharing platters of pan-Asian nibbles such as sumptuous dim sum, sushi and innovative bar snacks. Diners can upgrade their packages to include free-flowing bubbles and desserts.
AED295 for the house drinks package, AED345 for the bubbly package and additional dessert. Fridays, 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Rd.
5. W Hotel, Al Habtoor City
Situated inside the W Hotel’s Level Seven restaurant and on their Wet Deck, guests won’t be disappointed with the sheer amount of food on offer at the Feed Me brunch. From canape-sized appetisers ready to take from fridges to a full roast dinner and live meat and fish cooking stations, you’ll have trouble saving room for dessert.
AED395 for soft drinks, AED495 for house beverages and selected cocktails, AED595 for the bubbly package. Fridays, 12.30pm-4pm. Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Rd.