The ultimate guide to the best Sunday brunches in Dubai
It’s time for brunch…
In the mood to try out some fun brunches in Dubai on Sunday? We’ve listed some of the best ones to try out in the city.
Here are the best Sunday brunches in Dubai.
Bringing a taste of the Amalfi Coast to Bluewaters is an acclaimed Italian restaurant, Alici. You can enjoy this pretty restaurant’s Southern Italian feast every Saturday and Sunday, with three-hour packages from 12pm to 5pm available. On the menu, expect a selection of tasty crudo, antipasti, mains and desserts, all washed down with free-flowing drinks and beautiful sea views.
Alici, Bluewaters, off Dubai Marina, Sat and Sun, 3 hours between 12pm and 5pm, Dhs442 with soft drinks, Dhs554 with house drinks, Dhs666 with premium Italian sparkling. Tel: (04) 275 2577. alici.com
If you’re up for a back-to-back brunch weekend, then head over to Armani Mediterraneo to enjoy a Sunday brunch. You can anticipate all the best that the Mediterraneo has to offer. Risottos and pastas, and their popular seafood and oyster bar. With a dedicated kid’s table, that even the adults will enjoy, it is a family friendly affair.
Armani Mediterraneo, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Sun, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs399 for food only, Dhs499 with house drinks. Tel: (0)4 888 3666. @armanihoteldxb
Sunday brunch at Bla Bla takes place poolside, with a three-hour package coming complete with pool and beach access, three hours of food and drinks and live entertainment from Walter Scalzone. It’s one of the liveliest beach clubs in the city, so prepare to party at this early afternoon soiree.
Bla Bla, The Beach, JBR, 12pm to 3pm, Sundays, Dhs250 soft, Dhs350 house. Tel: (0)58 606 3535, blabladubai.ae
Bubbalicious has become a household name in Dubai with a reputation of being one of the most fun and indulgent brunches in town. But no longer just limited to a Saturday soiree, the gourmet culinary spread now takes place on a Sunday, paying homage to the great British roast. Alongside live cooking stations and free flowing drinks, there’s a feel-good live music duo, kids corner featuring a clown making balloons, and a magician performing a lively juggling show.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Sundays, 1pm to 4pm. Dhs595 free-flowing English bubbly, Dhs450 house, Dhs350 soft, Dhs200 kids aged 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and under. Tel:(0)4 511 7373. marriott.com/ @minaskitchen
Buffalo Wings & Rings
This three-hour brunch runs every Friday and Saturday and is a budget-friendly way to catch one of the early weekend matches on one of the many big screens. The menu is classic bar bites, including sharing starters of nachos, popcorn chicken, quesadillas and onion rings among others, while bottomless buckets of chicken wings and dessert follow. Brunch is offered at both locations in JLT and DIFC. The brunch is also available on Sunday.
Buffalo Wings & Rings, two locations in DIFC and JLT, Sat and Sun 3pm to 6pm, Dhs119 with soft drinks, Dhs199 with house drinks, Dhs299 with bubbly. ae.bwr-intl.com
For a multi-course dining experience, Carna serves up a Sunday roast brunch with packages from Dhs295. It kicks off with Posh starters – including smoked salmon with shallots, capers, lemons and chives, a prawn cocktail salad, and the deliciously vintage melon and bresola. Then you’ll receive the main event: carved beef rump, roasted vegetables, potatoes (both roasted and mashed) and enormous Yorkshire puddings. Adding their take on more unusual sides – a pan of crispy Brussels sprouts, grilled Portobello mushrooms, and a miniature Francessina pie with veal belly, and beef cheek.
74th floor, Carna, SLS Dubai, Sun 1pm to 4pm, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks. Tel: (054) 705 8198. @carnadubai
Sunday roasts at The Dubliner’s are just like Nana used to make them. The Irish pub offers old-school, welcoming charm with traditional and hearty dishes. The beef is pink and juicy, the Yorkies are lofty and the gravy is good enough to bathe in. Portion sizes are asgenerous as the craic.
The Dubliner’s, Le Meridien Hotel and Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud, Sun 1pm to 4pm, Dhs175 with soft drinks, Dhs190 with house drinks, Dhs275 with premium. Tel: (0)4 702 2508. thedubliners-dubai.com
Ideal for those looking to lie-in on a Sunday morning, the Sunday siesta brunch at El Sur starts at the leisurely time of 12.30pm. Across a three-hour package, diners are treated to a selection of tapas, rice dishes and paella, all designed to be shared.
El Sur, The Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs250 house, Dhs199 soft, Dhs70 children aged 6 to 11. Tel: (0)4 511 7373, elsurdubai.com
If you’re looking for a Sunday brunch that ticks all the boxes: delectable dishes, slick service and toe-tapping live music, you need to book Folly’s new weekend feast. The package runs from 1pm to 4pm, and alongside three hours of drinks, you’ll get to sample three rounds of Folly favourites. Designed to be enjoyed in multiple courses and shared tapas style, it’s the perfect menu for a brunch. The same deal is available on Saturdays too.
Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs250 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs350 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 430 8535, folly.ae
Bali-inspired Koko Bay has a brand new Sunday brunch, and it’s launching this weekend. Taking place from 1pm to 5pm, Koko Loco Brunch promises a four-hour package of unlimited drinks, a tasty menu of flavours from the Far East, and a sun bed or private cabana to soak up the sun at. On the menu, hot and cold appetisers include freshly shucked oysters, Norwegian salmon tartare and Hoisin pulled duck lettuce cups; a variety of main course options such as the Mediterranean sea bream fillet and Indonesian Nasi Goreng; along with desserts like a Kokonut lemongrass basque cheesecake. It’s served up alongside a live DJ set, live music artists and lots of sunshine.
Koko Bay, Palm West Beach, 1pm to 5pm, Sundays, Dhs300 soft, Dhs450 house, Dhs550. Tel: (0)4 5723444, kokobay.co
La Cantine du Faubourg
For many, brunches are all about family, friends and fantastic food. With that in mind, La Cantine du Faubourg hosts its Brunch 105 every Saturday and Sunday, with something for every member of the tribe. Food includes a la carte offerings of breakfast staples such as pastries and eggs, a selection of signature mains and decadent desserts. Live entertainment comes in the form of a DJ and children are more than welcome.
La Cantine du Faubourg, Emirates Towers Hotel, DIFC, Sat and Sun noon to 5pm, Dhs360 with soft drinks, Dhs485 with house drinks, Dhs725 with bubbly. Tel: (0)4 352 7105. lacantine.ae
By day, Pavilion at The Beach is a calm multi-venue destination. By evening it’s buzzing. And that’s all down to La Mezcaleria, bringing a touch of Mexican-inspired magic to JBR. The party spreads over two floors and an expansive terrace and gets livelier as the night goes on. The latest addition to the packed roster of events is the Sunday Deep Tribe brunch from 3pm to 7pm. Expect Mexican classics including tacos, quesadillas and nachos with guac, washed down with house wines, spirits and fruity cocktails.
Pavilion at The Beach, JBR, Dubai, Sat and Sun 3pm to 7pm, Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs250 with house drinks, Dhs330 with premium drinks. Tel: (0)56 520 2020. @lamezcaleriajbr
The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District
The Lighthouse’s original outpost in Dubai Design District (also now found at Time Out Market, Nakheel Mall and Mall of the Emirates) serves up a sharing-style brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Available from 12pm to 4pm, the generous menu includes seven starters, eight mains and four desserts – so come hungry. Brand new dishes include crisp halloumi with homemade tomato jam, yuzu lobster po’boy and cacio e pepe with onsen egg.
The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District, corner of building 6, 12pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs275 soft, Dhs375 house, Dhs525 Champagne. Tel: (04) 422 6024, thelighthouse.ae
This Sunday brunch is a solid choice for those looking to watch the pennies, without being confined to the sofa and Netflix. The three-hour event starts from Dhs149 and includes breakfast classics and Sunday roast bites, such as duck and beef brisket and desserts including profiteroles and chocolate pudding. Pull up a chair on the breezy terrace and tuck in.
Lo+Cale, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Sun 1pm to 4pm, Dhs149 with soft drinks, Dhs249 with house drinks, Dhs299 with bubbly. Tel: (0)54 997 8599. @localedxb
Sushi, sashimi, gyozas and geishas await at this slick Japanese spot in Jumeira Beach on Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch runs for four hours, while the package can be enjoyed for three hours throughout. A choice of mains include black cod, sea bass and Angus ribeye. There is an excellent list of drinks from the continent, too. It can also be upgraded to a premium package for those looking to splash out for a special occasion.
Mimi Kakushi, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeira Beach, Jumeirah, Sat and Sun three hours between 12pm and 4pm, Dhs415 with soft drinks, Dhs570 with house drinks, Dhs728 bubbly. Tel: (0)4 379 4811. mimikakushi.ae
Myrra, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs300 house, Dhs350 premium. Tel: (0)4 770 1433, myrrarestaurant.com
Nikki Beach has long been known for hosting some of the coolest pool and beach parties in Dubai. Head there on a Sunday to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, delicious food and brilliant beats at its sharing-style brunch, priced at Dhs375 with soft drinks and Dhs550 with house drinks. Pool and beach access is subject to sun bed availability, so make sure to head there early to bag yours.
Nikki Beach Dubai, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs375 soft, Dhs550 house. dubai-bc.nikkibeach.com
If you love a top-quality Sunday roast, you’ll love the offer at longstanding steakhouse, Prime68. Taking place every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, with incredible views from the 68th floor of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, this five-course set menu includes caesar salad, soup, an appetizer, and choices of main course with lamb, beef, or chicken. Round things off on a sweet note with a family-style sharing platter of desserts.
Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sundays, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs225 soft beverages, Dhs375 house beverages. Tel: (0)4 414 0000. marriott.com
This upscale Chinese restaurant was featured in Dubai’s inaugural Michelin Guide so expect elegant dishes and drinks at the weekend brunch. Tuck into peking duck rolls, prawn and scallop dumplings, pan-fried radish cake with dry prawns, wok-fried sweet and sour chicken and delicious Chinese desserts every Saturday and Sunday.
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sat and Sun 1pm to 4pm, Dhs208 with soft drinks. Tel: (0)4 405 2760. shangpalacedubai.com
Social Distrikt has a wallet-friendly Sunday brunch that’s perfect for seeing off the weekend in style. Dishes include a chef’s selection of sushi, greek salad and Doctor pepperoni pizza followed by a loaded doner kebab, chicken quesadilla, meatball spaghetti and Gambas Al Ajillo (sauteed shrimp), complete with a fresh flavourful mango sorbet and assortment of cakes. You can throw it back to the good old days with a mix of 80’s, 90’s, RnB hits and noughties tracks spun by the DJ.
Social Distrikt, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Sundays, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house. @social.distrikt
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Surf Club invites guests to soak up the sun at its beach brunch every Sunday, with the ‘toes in the sand’ experience running from 1pm to 5pm offering guests a delicious seafood menu, breathtaking views and atmospheric vibes. Guests can enjoy dishes such as creamy burrata, steamed edamame and a mixed sushi platter, followed by a choice of main from dishes such as black Angus ribeye, spaghetti alle tartufo and miso glazed salmon and finally, sharing desserts will be served including profiteroles, key lime pie and pineapple carpaccio.
Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Sundays, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs395 soft, Dhs495 house. Tel: (0)56 588 1332. @surfclubdubai
The World Eatery
Round out the weekend with a fun-filled family fiesta brunch at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. All-day dining restaurant The World Eatery transforms into an emporium of international dishes and endless activities. With a dedicated play area, little ones can enjoy hours of fun with balloon modelling, magic shows and arts and crafts, while adults feast on a brunch buffet of sushi, pizza, burgers, tacos, noodles and more comfort foods from around the world.
The World Eatery, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, 1pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs325 soft, Dhs425 house, Dhs105 children aged 6 to 12. Tel: (0)4 455 6677, sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com