What’s On profiles the Brazilian restaurants in Dubai ahead of the World Cup 2014. Find out where to get the best brazilian food in Dubai with our guide.

Seeing players – and the odd samba dancer – shimmy around against stunning Brazilian backdrops may encourage you to try the country’s cuisine…

This churrascaria has a TV screen showing games. Get Brazilian snacks such as bite-sized steak skewers and fried calamari, with caipirinhas on the side. The minimum spend is Dhs150 per person.

Fairmont The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 8pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 4573338. Taxi: Fairmont The Palm. fairmont.com 

Frevo, Fairmont The Palm

Fogo Vivo
‘Living fire’ is the translation and it all makes sense when you sample the meats from the grill. Every Sunday and Monday you can enjoy the Brazilian Grill Experience with 12 cuts of meat, a starter, a selection of desserts and unlimited caipirinhas.

JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, daily 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 8145599. Taxi: The Walk. jaresortshotels.com

Passadores strut around clutching great swords of meat – 18 cuts – carving them on your table before your eyes. The meat keeps coming as long as you leave your coaster with the green side face up. Flip it to red to pause the meat fest.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm, 6pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3311111. Metro: Emirates Towers. ihg.com

Chamas, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road

There are more than 15 cuts of meat here, plus a huge salad bar, a selection of ceviche and freshly baked cheese bread.

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR, Dubai, daily 6.30pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 4398888. Metro: Jumeirah Lake Towers. ramadaplazajbr.com