From new Dubai brunches to re-launched FACT favourites, these brunches are not to be missed this weekend!
AKA Restaurant at The Pointe – Weekend Sundowner Brunch
Nestled in the heart of The Pointe, AKA is a Japanese venue that boasts luxurious deep red furniture and perfectly placed cherry blossoms to provide an Insta-worthy location for brunch. The four-course menu includes crispy baby squid, creamy burrata, sushi, Wagyu tenderloin, chocolate fondant and a mochi selection. With stunning views over the world’s tallest fountains from the terrace, or enjoying the lively atmosphere provided by the in-house DJ, expect an evening to remember at AKA. Saturdays, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 890 (Champagne).
Bella at Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay – The Bella Friday Brunch
The Bella Friday Brunch promises delicious Italian food, a beautiful setting, top-notch entertainment and fantastic beverages. The brunch offers a three-hour unlimited Italian feast including dishes such as; Bella Bruschetta (crunchy bread with baked tomato, garlic and thyme), Tortelli (homemade Tortelli filled with ricotta, spinach, butter and sage), Branzino in crosta di patata (crusted potato sea bass, cime di rapa) and sorpresa (caramelised chocolate soft cream, crispy chocolate pearls, Greek yoghurt, coffee and chocolate caramel). The first two courses and dessert are a traditional Italian sharing concept, with one main dish per person chosen from the menu. Fridays, from 12pm to 5pm (three-hour window). AED 325 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)52 100 6024 for reservations and more information.
Blue Jade at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR – The Saigon Social Brunch
Inspired by the vibrant sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City, the new brunch offers an elevated take on Vietnamese specialities, with dishes such as Pho Bò (Vietnamese National Noodle Soup) and Goi Cuon Tôm Thit (Seafood Cold Rolls), alongside Cá Nướng Lá sen (Ginger Lotus Sea Bass) and Bò lúc lắc (Stir-Fried Beef Tenderloin) and Ga Nuong La Chanh (Grilled Marinated Chicken with Lime Leaves). Guests can choose to dine al fresco on Blue Jade’s terrace overlooking the resort’s tropical gardens and the Arabian Gulf or sit inside Blue Jade’s resplendent interiors with bright street scenes and traditional bamboo design touches. Thursdays, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 398 (house beverages),
Clap at DIFC – Clap Friday Brunch
Expect the unexpected with the latest brunch to launch in the city and indulge in a selection of meat and mixed seafood platters, signature bites, salads and an assortment of Clap sushi and sashimi. Meanwhile, a dedicated vegetarian brunch menu serves a mix of vegan and vegetarian options from the Clap menu, including eggplant agebitashi, asparagus kushiyaki and cauliflower with jalapeño dressing. Clap’s Japanese Anime characters will be on hand to entertain you, with visits from Pikachu, Totoro, and Son Goku expected. Resident DJ Frederick Stone and Dubai based soul band ABRI will also be performing live. Fridays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 549 (soft beverages), AED 649 (house beverages) and AED 749 (Champagne).
GO: Call (0)4 569 3820 for reservations and more information.
CUE Dubai at Sheraton Grand Dubai – Friday Brunch
Hosted weekly by Mr Levier and B-Luv, expect an eclectic mix of feel-good classics and commercial hits. Accompanying the fun playlist, diners can enjoy a variety of live shows at intervals throughout the day. The live entertainment varies every week and consists of aerialists, dance shows and live singers. The brunch menu comprises a Chef’s selection of ten dishes to share, including homemade potato chips with a truffle dipping sauce, tuna tataki, Wagyu sliders and rock shrimp tempura. Fridays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 275 (grape and hops), AED 375 (house beverages and cocktails) and AED 485 (prosecco).
Enigma at Palazzo Versace Dubai – Prusiana Brunch
Discover a reinterpretation of Persian and Peruvian classics with the relaunched Prusiana Brunch. Start your epicurean journey with appetisers such as Peruvian Tiraditos, Traditional Peruvian Causa Limena and Persian classics like Masto Laboo or Salad Shirazi. For the second course, tuck into family-style mains such as succulent Kebab Kubide, Chicken Anticuchos and Arroz con Pato, prepared by the chefs at the table. End things on a sweet note with desserts like the traditional Faludeh or Raspberry Cheesecake Kunafe. Brunch is backed by dancers and a live DJ, providing a vibrant ambience to match the cuisine. Fridays, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 350 (food only), AED 380 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages).
Goose Island at FIVE Jumeirah Village
Let’s Get Goosed eases guests into Dubai’s newest brunch with “breakfast in bed” – a sharing platter of gourmet British brekkie favourites from sausages and bacon to hash browns and boiled eggs on toast. Following a hearty breakfast, the mains showcase Goose Island’s signature dishes and include mini cod and chips, grilled prawns pil pil, chicken wings, tacos and sliders. Save room for dessert because ice cream sandwiches, goose moose and mango pot de cream are all on the menu. When it comes to entertainment, Goose Island features a golf simulator and a live DJ and band belting out British classics. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 375 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for reservations and more information.
GRAZE Gastro Grill & Bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk Dubai – Friday Brunch
Dubai’s new brunch will spice up your Fridays with its carnivorous food options, ranging from the finest Australian meat cuts to delicious seafood dishes, delectable sides and crafted concoctions. Enjoy a four-hour feast while enjoying live R&B tunes and DJ beats that set the ambience for an afternoon of fun. Fridays, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 299 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages),
KOYO at InterContinental Dubai Marina Hotel – Kabuki Brunch
Designed around the high-energy, culinary-driven social lives of the trendy Tokyoites, Kabuki Brunch explores the tradition of exaggerated Japanese drama and highly visual performance for expression through music and dance. Roving entertainment, live music and a contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine are all the agenda throughout the lively Kabuki Brunch. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages), AED 550 (sparkling) and AED 650 (Moët).
GO: Visit https://koyodubai.com for reservations and more information.
Miss Lily’s at Sheraton Grand Dubai – Friday Blazin’ Brunch
Miss Lily’s Blazin’ Brunch sees the return of Jamaican flavours, upbeat tunes, and island vibes to Friday afternoons in Dubai. The brunch menu features breakfast staples and all-star dishes, including beef, chicken and callaloo patties, sweetcorn fritters and coconut fried shrimp. Taste the best of the Caribbean with jerk-inspired chicken and waffles drizzled in maple syrup. Miss Lily’s replicates the fun of a Jamaican rum shack with sun-kissed colours and easy-going vibes. Fridays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 200 (house beverages only), AED 230 (food and soft beverages) and AED 350 (food and house beverages).
Open Sesame at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown – Marasi Brunch
Open Sesame, the artsy social eatery located at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, has launched a new brunch, named after its electrifying location in Dubai’s busy Downtown district. Foodies can kick off their culinary adventure with a Mediterranean charcuterie board, baked goat cheese and apple puff pastry, mini sausage rolls, devilled eggs with caviar and smoked salmon, prawn cocktail and ceviche shots. For the mains, patrons can enjoy pulled beef sliders with chipotle aioli and coleslaw, chicken pintxo, lamb souvlaki, cod croquettes, fried calamari and prawns. Desserts are found in the Candy Souq. Fridays from 2pm to 5pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages) and AED 345 (bubbly).
GO: Call (0)4 210 2210 for reservations and more information.
Saffron at Atlantis The Palm – Saffron Brunch 2.0
The popular Dubai party brunch is back with a brand-new look after a year’s hiatus. Brunch-goers can sip on a wicked watermelon, bubbling beverage, or secret sauce slushie from one of Saffron’s legendary drink stations and take their pick of cuisines from across the globe with more than 220 dishes on offer! From dim sum and seafood to a low and slow BBQ, guests can also enjoy 20 live cooking stations, including meat carving, sushi, noodle soup, Korean BBQ, and expansive dessert stations. Alongside live DJs, the Saffron brunch walso feature dancers, singers, and magicians, each week set to a different theme. Fridays from, 1pm to 4pm. AED 455 (house beverages) and AED 495 (sparkling)
Zero Gravity at Dubai Marina – Asobi Pool & Beach Brunch
Combining pool and beach and the new pop-up Surf Shack, Zero Gravity serves up beats and street eats every Saturday. The brunch menu includes Vietnamese rice paper rolls, chicken satay skewers, dim sum, spring rolls, Singapore noodles and Japanese sushi rolls. Take as many trips as you want to the Far Eastern food stations between dips in the glass-fronted pool, but make sure to save some space for the Banana Fritters. Saturdays, from 10am. AED 199 (teachers, cabin crew and healthcare workers), AED 249 (ladies) and AED 299 (gentleman).