Brunching has become a way of life in Dubai. Delicious and fun it brings us together like no other meal. And after the super success of Friday Brunches, comes the ones on Saturdays, too.
So, for your next round of Saturday family fun, gather your whole family or a group of besties and head to one of these fabulous brunch venues.
Top 5 Saturday Brunches
What: Eat Play Love
Where: Nasimi Beach
The lowdown: ‘Eat Play Love’ on Nasimi Beach is everything you’d expect from a lazy Saturday afternoon on the beach. Everything is ultra laid back from the food – burrito station, a sushi station and a BBQ grilling up DIY hotdogs and burgers – to the couches adorning the beach and the live entertainment (DJs accompanied by resident electric violinists and saxophonists).
Extra: The brunch includes all-day beach access long after the food and drink is over so pack your sunscreen for some post-brunch siesta time in the sun.
Available from: 1pm – 5pm
Price: Dhs390 per person
To make a booking: (04) 4262626
What: All’Italiana brunch
Where: Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis, The Palm
The lowdown: The Italians are known for their food and their loud sharing family lunches. Well, that’s exactly what is on offer here. Begin with starters of calamari, burrata and pizzettes, moving to Italian staples of handmade ravioli and lasagna, braided beef, chargrilled chicken and sea bream fillets. Save some space for the mouthwatering pannacotta, cannoli siciliani and the ever famous Tiramisu.
Extra: The impressive traditional wood-fired pizza oven, the peaceful garden and the terrace surrounded by luscious olive trees. Children below the age of 11 dine for free and are kept busy making their own pizza while magicians, foodie arts and painting sessions keep them enthralled while you enjoy your meal.
Available from: 12pm – 3.30pm
Price: Dhs195 per person including soft drinks, Dhs295 per person including house beverages
To make a booking: (04) 4262626
What: BBQ Beach Brunch
Where: Fairmont The Palm
The lowdown: Sit under beach umbrellas, dipping your toes in the sand or if that’s not your cup of tea move to the air conditioned indoor seating. Feast on Mediterranean starters served to your table followed by a main course of your choice and desserts.
Extra: For an additional Dhs100 per person get access to the pool and beach for the day.
Available from: 12pm – 4pm
Price: Dhs295 per person with soft drinks, Dhs395 per person with house drinks and Dhs495 per person with champagne. Children below 12 years of age get a 50 per cent discount.
To make a booking: (04) 4573457
What: A la carte brunch
Where: Mint Leaf Of London, DIFC
The lowdown: The stunning views of the Burj Khalifa is just one of the pluses. If you love spices then this brunch is for you, specialising in different kinds of chaats (Indian street foods), mixed grills and curries. And if you want to sample more from the menu, just go ahead and order. It’s included in the brunch meal, too.
Extra: DJ playing 1980s and 1990s retro tunes only adds to the experience.
Available from: 1pm – 4.30pm
Price: Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house beverages. You can upgrade your package to bubbly for an additional Dhs50.
To make a booking: (04) 7060900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Family Fun Day
Where: Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre
Lowdown: With banners, fancy hats, balloons and children’s colouring books the party scene is set, and as you make way to your table the festive atmosphere has well and truly got hold of you. As you treat your palate to a wide spread of food including traditional English roast dinners, curries, pasta dishes and ice creams. Your little ones will have a gala time of their own, under supervision, with a mini buffet spread just for them. Children also have cartoon shows and face painting to keep them further entertained.
Extra: Children under 11 eat free. (One child per paying adult)
Available from: 12.30pm – 3pm
Price: Dhs159 per person with soft drinks and Dhs249 per person with selected beverages.
To make a booking: (04) 7022455