Welcome Weekend: Best Spots For Brunch in Dubai

  • Posted by Ashley Crawford
  • December 1, 2017 11:04:17 PM PST
Think of the word 'brunch' and graphics of a idle mid-morning meal in a neighbourhood cafe probably spring to mind.

Think of the word 'brunch' and graphics of a idle mid-morning meal in a neighbourhood cafe probably spring to mind. In a town that takes extravagance to another level, brunch is a decadent all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair with resident DJs and glammed-up guests.

Zero Gravity

For chilled DJ songs and prime people-watching, visit Supernatural Saturdays at Zero Gravity. The day-to-night party kicks off at noon, but you'll want to get there early to nab a day bed from the pool. As bottomless mojitos and margaritas are blended, bikini-clad revellers flit between food channels serving spit-roast lamb, Cajun-spiced poultry and Wagyu beef sliders. Do not be concerned about the setting sun -- the pleasure continues until late.


By the quality of the food (otoro tuna belly, top grade Wagyu, sea urchin beef) into the friendliness of the waiters, Zuma's buzzed-about brunch is one of Dubai's best. Rub shoulders with all the stylish crowd at the sushi buffet and robata grill, and then enjoy small, shareable plates and mains served at your table. And yes, miso-marinated black cod is on the menu. www.mysitegrader.com

Café Belge

This elegant Belgian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC channels a 1920s vibe at its aptly called Grand Brunch. A DJ and sax duo offers soulful jazz sounds while flirty flappers dancing the Charleston and guests graze on moules frites and Fine de Claire oysters in the overflowing buffet. It is all washed down with Belgian beers and Bloody Mary cocktails.


Spilling out from this Peruvian restaurant in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel onto a sunny patio and to some nightclub, the Wanderlust brunch is so large you are given a map to find your way round. There is an unabashed party atmosphere with a live DJ, tequila bar on the terrace and 360 globetrotting dishes to devour, out of zingy Peruvian ceviches and aromatic Thai curries to slow-cooked boeuf bourguignon.

El Chiringuito

If you've got kids in tow, head to the laidback La Familia brunch in Palm Jumeirah's Ibiza-style shore club, El Chiringuito. Afterwards, splash about in the beach and swimming, while the little ones play in the supervised kids' club.

Carnival by Tresind

When you are welcomed by waiters blowing bubbles, you know you are in for a good time. Located in Burj Daman tower in DIFC, Carnival by Tresind has won plenty of fans, as a result of its lively Indian molecular gastronomy, tableside theatrics and vibrant interiors. Anticipate smoking cocktails, riffs on Indian street foods and dishes served in tiffin boxes in your table. It's a top choice for vegetarians, too.


For a brunch that's as sophisticated as its own clientele, look no further than Coya in the Four Seasons Resort Dubai. Additional foodie bliss awaits with mains such as lomo de res (beef tenderloin in red wine sauce) brought into the table.


Ambience aside, Turquoise supplies a fantastic value brunch with a broad collection of Mediterranean-inspired salads, starters and soups, plus seafood, pasta and meat cooked to order. Turkish java martinis along with a sprawling dessert propagate will make certain you need to loosen your belt. Metropolis Travels


There are live cooking stations, a smattering of meals trucks and a dessert segment that would do Willy Wonka proud, and live music and acrobats to boot. Pile your plate high with everything from steaks and sushi to Asian food and oysters. In the warmer months, book a table on the palm-shaded terrace.

Brasserie 2.0

With its beachy vibe, live band and really staggering spread, brunch at Le Royal Meridien's all-day eatery is well worth the splurge. You are going to need a plan -- skip the bread and pasta -- and then work your way around 10 live cooking stations.