The spice saffron is renowned for its vibrant colour and intense flavour; as such, it’s a befitting name for the contemporary Asian restaurant, in Atlantis hotel, whose Friday brunch is legendary.


Created by the award-winning New York restaurant designer Adam Tihany, the style is sleek, modern and bold – all the aesthetics required for a contemporary hub. It has to be said that this is one of the largest restaurants in town, with cavernous dining areas both indoors and outdoors. But don’t let this fool you – so popular is this on Fridays that advanced booking is still essential.


It’s all about the ‘dining drama’ and that’s exactly what you get here with 20 live theatrical cooking stations at which the skilled chefs prove that cooking is a truly fanciful and impressive art.

The number of cooking stations is almost equalled by the number of drink stations, with cocktail and vino zones that cater to a rather gregarious crowd.


It’s no surprise that Saffron is being dubbed one of the best brunches in Dubai. Literally, every palate and every food intolerance is catered for. From sushi and fresh seafood to burgers, pizzas, steaks, stir-fries and salads, you name it and they have it.

The dessert and cheese options are so vast and so delicious that all diets become obsolete – who cares when food tastes this good?

As for the drinks, again, you name it; they have it. They serve it all – from cocktails in watermelons and pineapples to shot stations, various hop varieties, bubbly and an array of vino.



Exquisite drink and food packages aside, for us the USP has to be the soundtrack. Not only do the Saffron spin-doctors play the best music we’ve ever heard during a brunch, but they play the best we’ve ever heard in Dubai, full stop! Classic soul, funk and 1980s tunes ensure the party is constantly in full flow.


The ultimate social experience with a group of friends. Even if you go with just three pals, we guaranteed you’ll leave knowing at least another 10.



Atlantis, The Palm


(04) 4262626