With the weather turning a bit cooler, its time to venture out with friends and family indulging in some delicious food and a catch up. And what better way than over a brunch? We’ve found 10 of the best places you can brunch this weekend.


Seafood Friday Brunch, The Bulgari Yacht Club, The Bulgari Resort Dubai

Situated on Daria Island in Jumeirah, this resort is Instagram gold. Better than your bog-standard buffet, this restaurant offers a tasty à la carte seafood menu to enjoy whilst taking in the incredible views of  Jumeirah Marina. That’s not all, though. The brunch includes a full-day access to the Yacht Club Pool and Little Gems Club for kids. Can weekends get any better?


Setting: Indoor and Outdoor

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Price: Packages range from Dhs345 per person to Dhs699 per person. Kids from 4 to 11 years dine at half price.

Timing: Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm

To make a booking: (04) 7775433 or email: dine@bulgarihotels.com


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Hidden Brunch, Tesora/Treehouse, Taj Dubai

Set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, this brunch offers up everything from BBQ meat to sushi counters. The Tesoro brunch is all about having a good time and good food. Continue the party afterwards on the exquisite Treehouse terrace basking in fantastic views and beverage packages to match.

Setting: Indoor and outdoor

Price: Packages range from Dhs325 per person to Dhs425 per person with a Dhs150 per person Drunch after-party package

Timing: Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm at Tesoro and 4pm to 8pm at Treehouse

To make a booking: (04)4383100 or fbreservations.dubai@tajhotels.com


Friday Brunch at Giardino, Palazzo Versace Dubai

At this brunch you can choose from multiple live cooking stations, while chatting to chefs and admiring the floor-to-ceiling Versace interiors. Tuck into the delicious international dishes (favourites include tuna tartare, short ribs snow crab, lobster and home-made pasta). Adding to the ambiance is live music from the Claudia Patrice duo band who  entertain guests all afternoon long. As part of the brunch deal you also get access to the East Pool next to the restaurant and brunchers also get a 50% discount at the hotel’s La Vita bar all evening long.

Setting: Indoor and outdoor

Casual/Fine Dining: Casual

Price: Packages range from Dhs390 per person to Dhs720 per person. Children between six-12 years of age dine at Dhs195

When: Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm

To make a booking: (04) 5568840 or email: giardino@palazzoversace.ae

The Garden Brunch, Girders Garden, JA Ocean View Hotel

As you sway (or even dance) to your favourite tunes belted by the Resident DJ Pele, tuck into tasty bar dishes from crispy calamari and breaded chicken wings for starter to lamb rack and free-range chicken for mains. Finish off on a sweet note with a delicious homemade gelato or the utterly divine triple chocolate mousse. The portions are huge so be sure to bring an appetite!

Setting: Indoors with an outdoorsy feel

Casual/Fine Dining: Casual

Price: Dhs249 per person

When: Every Friday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm

To make a booking: (04) 8145599


Seagrill Bistro Brunch, Fairmont The Palm

Every Friday from September 21, its all about Mediterranean and European inspired food here. Located next to the beach with gorgeous views of the Dubai Marina skyline it offers a choice of indoor and al fresco seating. Sharing style platters are brought right to your table, so just sit back, relax and feed your palate. Keep room for the decadent chocolate cake, you may find yourself requesting a second helping. If you want to make an evening of it (might as well), they also do a post-brunch happy hour from 4pm to 6pm.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Price: Packages range from Dhs345 per person to Dhs495 per person

When: Every Friday from 12.30pm and 4pm

To make a booking: (04)4573457 or email: palm.dining@fairmont.com


Friday Brunch, Zest, One&Only The Palm

Indulge in an extensive buffet and made-to-order selections of Asian, Middle Eastern and Western cuisine. This restaurant has an elegant and light ambience and generous seating make it an ideal choice for dining with friends and family. On cooler days take advantage of the outdoor seating, overlooking the grand pool and Moorish inspired gardens.

Setting: Indoor and outdoor

Dress code: Smart casual (full length trousers)

Price: Dhs345 per person and Dhs210 for children between ages 6 and 12.

When: Every Friday, 12noon to 4.30pm

To make a booking: (04) 4401030 or email: restaurants@oneandonlythepalm.com

Saturday Brasa at Nineteen, Address Montgomerie 

If you love meat you’ll want to check out this brunch. Nineteen serves up delicious made-to-perfection meat dishes perfect for a laid back Saturday afternoon. Soak in the stunning views of the championship Golf Course as Chef Berta lends his culinary prowess, to the afternoon. We recommend the paella valenciana, roast lamb leg and mouthwatering desserts, to get you started.

Setting: Indoor

Dress code: Smart casual

Price: Packages range from Dhs265 per person to Dhs490 per person.

When: Every Friday, 12noon to 4.30pm

To make a booking: (04) 3631220 or email: dine@emaar.ae


Lazy Grazing Feast, Graze, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk

For those of you who want to spend Saturdays lazing with a couple of friends or family, this one is for you. Catch up with pals while you feast on prime cuts and delicious meats. The best thing? You can choose any three-hour period from 1pm to 6pm to try the package.

Price: Packages range from Dhs199 per person to Dhs399 per person

When:  Every Saturday from 1pm to 6pm

To make a booking:  (04) 4033111 or email: laville.dining@autographhotels.com


Cartagena Brunch, JW Marriott Marquis

Along with its high vantage point and 360 degree views of the city the brunch focuses on getting your palate high on taste as well. Signature dishes are packed full of South American and Caribbean flavours. Highlights include the ahi tuna poke, Puerto Rican braised short rib and grilled prawns. Finish with generous helpings of mango aioli and truffle brigadeiros.  DJ Chris Metcalfe is on hand spinning the decks, and will certainly have you swaying in your seat.

Setting: Indoor

Casual/Fine Dining: Casual

Price: Packages range from Dhs295 per person to Dhs395 per person

When: Every Friday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

To make a booking: (04) 5601799


Crab Market Brunch, Crab Market Restaurant & Lounge, DIFC

Seafood (especially crab) afficionados are in for a treat. Curated by award-winning Chef Vladimir Mukhin, star dishes at the brunch include: kamchatka crab salad, crab fritatas, sliders, grilled octopus and miso-marinated Chilean seabass, along with live music and fantastic views of the Dubai Skyline and Burj Khalifa . A tip: save some room for the utterly heavenly chocolate tarts and tiramisu.

Setting: Indoors

Price: Packages range from Dhs250 per person to Dhs350 per person

When: Every Friday from 1pm to 5pm

To make a booking: (04) 5645525

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