Foodie feasts, stunning al fresco settings and even one hosted by a celebrity chef…

Tired of your usual Friday feasts? Well good news Dubai, there’s some new ones launching this week. Whether you’re into Japanese cuisine or seafood is more your thing, here are three brand new brunches in Dubai to check out this weekend.

Crab Market

DIFC seafood spot Crab Market has just launched its weekly Friday brunch. Located in Emirates Financial Towers, the brunch runs from 1pm to 5pm, with each course served to the table. It kicks off with a tartare trio, followed by a crab platter (the clue is in the name), featuring a whole mud crab with your choice of sauce, crab rolls, Kamchatka crab salad, crab frittatas and crab sliders. Although only one platter arrives first, you can order more of any or all of the dishes. For mains, its a choice of five a la carte options (from grilled octopus to creamy burrata ravioli), followed by a dessert trolley, where you can order generous portions of freshly prepared desserts. Expect dishes alongside a live band who play acoustic sets to begin with that merge into more lively hits, and free-flowing beverages for four hours.

Crab Market, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs250 soft, Dhs350 house, Dhs600 premium. Tel: (04) 564 5525.


Perched on The Terrace at Burj Al Arab is Scape, who are relaunching their al fresco brunch (this season on a Friday), this weekend. Served straight to the table, it’s an international range of starters, mains and desserts including the sushi donuts, angus beef tataki, lobster, braised short ribs and glazed Baltic salmon. There are drinks stations serving a range of cocktails too, and it’s all enjoyed against a backdrop of some pretty stunning Arabian Gulf views.

Scape, The Terrace, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs495 soft, Dhs695 house, Dhs795 premium. Tel: (04) 301 7600.

Morimoto Dubai

The brand new brunch at Morimoto Dubai is launching this week, and even the ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto himself is flying in to launch it. It will be a mix of dishes served to the table, as well as stations to help yourself from, which will also feature an unlimited sushi counter. It’s priced at Dhs350 for the soft beverage package, Dhs499 for house beverages, zodiac mixed drinks and Dhs650 for the premium package, which offers free-flowing French bubbles and premium drinks.

Morimoto Dubai, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Business Bay, 12.30pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs350 soft, Dhs499 house, Dhs650 premium. Tel: (04 512 5577).

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