There’s no better spot for brunch than in Dubai. As soon as Friday – the first day of the weekend in the UAE – comes around, everyone is ready to party hard. Live music, gourmet bites, bottomless drinks and all-round indulgence makes Friday brunch in Dubai one of the best things to do in the city.
Whether you want to let loose by sinking shots of tequila or keep things classy with some seafood platters and sky high views, there’s a perfect brunch for all tastes. Here’s our pick of the absolute best of the best…
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This lively Mexican brunch is a top spot to feast on the food to die for, with a tasty bespoke menu filled with the most delicious Mexican food, including tacos, spicy chicken wings, Biscoff ice creams and much more. With Hip Hop and RnB tunes and unlimited cocktails for four hours, this one of Dubai’s hidden gem’s and a great shout for Friday brunch in Dubai.
Want serious luxury? Hey, that’s what Dubai is all about. You’ll find the incredible resort on Daria Island in Jumeirah, and they open their doors to non-yacht club members every Friday for a swanky brunch. There’s a delicious range of seafood dishes on the menu, marina views, music and a swimming pool to enjoy.
It includes a full-day access to the Yacht Club Pool and Little Gems Club for kids.
Whether it’s a private beach, a refuel or detox day by the pool, sunbathing on their pristine beach or you simply want to party it up, you will find the right vibe at WET. This fun and lively brunch has freeflow drinks for four hours, and plush round beds and cabanas to sink into.
Funky entertainers and loud tunes will get you up dancing in no time.
For a more classy affair, London Social brunch at The Ritz Carlton is bringing London’s unique food scene to Dubai. Make your way around 12 live cooking stations to feast on British classics as Fish n‘ Chips and Yorkshire Pudding. There’s also premium British gins, crafts beers, a Mr. Whippy ice cream machine and a classic pick and mix station.
Global party brand Candypants puts on an excellent Friday brunch in Dubai at The FIVE Palm, with contemporary Chinese cuisine alongside their famous electric party atmosphere.
With views of the breathtaking Dubai skyline this is a brunch unlike any other. Entrance fee of AED450 include unlimited Prosecco, spirits, wine, beer and selected cocktails, and there’s an after-party on the terrace from 5pm.
Zuma is somewhat of an an institution for Friday brunch in Dubai, and is super popular for good reason. It’s a stylish Japanese restaurant, so expect a selection of sashimi, nigiri and maki, with plenty of sake to wash it down with. You’ll have to wait up to three weeks for a table – we told you it was popular! – but the food here is well worth it.
With over 220 dishes to choose from, you could eat in Saffron for nearly a year and never have the same meal twice. With the hottest DJs, live performances and a high-energy vibe, Saffron is Dubai’s original party brunch.
Drinks are creative, with special shots stations, ‘test tube’ cocktails boozy slushies. It’s a rite of passage for expats in the city to spend an afternoon here.