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Best Brunches to Splurge At

A round up of some epic brunches with sumptuous menus where you can indulge your extravagance. 

Brunch in Dubai is a whole different ball game. While the rest of the world heads to coffee shops and cafes for avocado toast, double espresso shots, and eggs Benedict, Dubai-ans dress to impress and make their way to the city’s five-star hotels and chic restaurants for multi-hour feasts featuring free-flowing drinks, exquisite food, and vibrant party atmospheres – maybe even a post-brunch dancefloor boogie.

There are also brunches that lean more towards elegant, extravagant and lavish – and we’ve rounded up a few favourites for you. Whether you’re celebrating the weekend, a special occasion, a reunion with friends, or simply indulging in the finer things in life, here are the top weekend brunches in Dubai to splurge at and make that payday cheque simply vanish!

Read on for the heavy hitters…

Jaleo by Jose Andres La Feria, Atlantis the Palm

For a vibrant yet refined Saturday brunch, Jaleo by José Andrés at the opulent Atlantis the Royal hotel is a top pick. This celebrated chef’s lively indoor-outdoor venue infuses Palm Jumeirah with the flavours and zest of Spain. The brunch is highlighted by dynamic live music, a DJ, and spirited Flamenco performances. Nestled among olive trees with stunning resort views, guests can savour a variety of traditional tapas sharing plates. Delight in semi-cured aged Spanish beef, avocado salad with goat cheese, charcoal-grilled octopus with potato and confit tomato, and the famous croquetas de pollo. The culinary journey continues with three delectable Spanish mains, including a selection of Paellas from chicken to prawn. The grand finale features desserts like churros with chocolate and burnt Basque cheesecake. Throughout the brunch, enjoy unlimited servings of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic sangria, alongside a variety of cocktails, mocktails, wines, and beers.

Atlantis the Royal, Palm Jumeirah; Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, AED 295 soft, AED 395 house, AED 495 premium, visit atlantis.com for more information. 

Josette, ICD Brookfield Place 

Looking for a decadent French themed brunch? Josette’s Saturday Brunch from 12pm to 5pm, guests can indulge in classic French delicacies like crevettes grillées, cordon bleu as sharing style in a vibrant ambiance. Blending Parisian elegance with DIFC’s international glamour, this is the downtown spot to indulge with your girl gang and dress up to the 9s. The charm of the venue is complemented by live entertainment and a renowned DJ on the decks. 

Packages start at AED 395 for non-alcoholic drinks, AED 550 for house beverages and AED 750 for champagne, with brunch served between 12pm-5pm. Josette also boasts a rather good Tuesday Evening Brunch from 7pm-10pm for AED 450 for non-alcoholic drinks, AED 600 for house and AED 850 for champagne. Reservations essential, call +971 4 275 2522 or visit www.josette.com for more information. 

Disco Brunch at OKKU, Marriott Resort the Palm Dubai

It’s time to sparkle at OKKU’s Disco Brunch every Saturday. Start your meal with a bowl of miso soup, selected appetizers, and salads. Options include Seaweed Salad, Spinach Goma, Duck Salad, or OKKU’s signature salad served with crispy quinoa, apple wakame, and drizzled with ginger-goma dressing. For the main course, choose from a selection of OKKU’s beloved dishes such as Yuzu-Saikyo Miso Black Cod, Miso Salmon Teriyaki, Chili-Miso Baby Chicken Yakiniku, Wagyu Steak, or Chap Chae—glass noodles accompanied by shiitake mushrooms, bell peppers, and garlic-sesame-soy. Each main course is served with a side of Unagi Rice or steamed white rice and rotating side dishes. Additionally, diners can enjoy an extensive, unlimited selection of Oysters, Nigiri, Sashimi, Makis, Temakis, Ceviches, and Kushiyakis available at the live station. This unique brunch promises to transport guests to the vibrant 80s and 90s with a specially curated menu, upbeat music, colourful sake barrels, disco balls, and refreshing beverages while you dine on exquisite cuisine. 

Every Saturday 1pm-4:30pm with an afterparty from 4:30pm-6pm. Packages start at AED 295 for soft drinks, AED 395 for house, AED 495 with cocktails and prosecco, and for AED 695 you can add champagne. For more information, please visit www.okku.com, contact +971 4 666 1566 or email reservations@okkudxb.com.

MayaBay Dubai, Jumeirah Al Naseem

The home of Asian cuisine, Maya has a specially curated menu of soups, salads, authentic sushi, sashimi and even curries, plus a whole host of MayaBay delicacies hinting at Thai and Japanese origins. Inspired by the enchanting island escape in Thailand, MayaBay restaurant first opened its doors in Monaco in 2005, swiftly becoming one of the most renowned dining spots on the French Riviera. Known for its distinctive blend of Thai and Japanese cuisines, MayaBay is a unique brunch with mouthwatering dishes and captivating, exotic interiors, perfect for your Saturday splurge. 

The non-alcoholic package is AED 435, house beverages is AED 595, and champagne for AED 795. For reservations 04 275 2500 or email reservations@mayabay.ae.

Alici, Bluewaters Island

Inspired by the breathtaking charm of Southern Italy and the stunning Amalfi Coast, Alici presents a splendid array of seafood delicacies that transport you straight to the Mediterranean. Their Beautiful Saturdays & Sundays brunch experience is nothing short of extraordinary, offering a specially-curated à la carte menu that showcases the best of Italian seafood. Dine on an exquisite selection of crudo (raw seafood) that highlights the freshness and flavours of the ocean, while the main courses are a celebration of Italy’s rich seafood tradition, prepared with finesse and served with a touch of modern flair. The enchanting atmosphere at Alici is further enhanced by the melodious tunes of a live singer, creating a captivating vibe that complements the stunning views of the Dubai waterfront. 

Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm, AED 395 for non-alcoholic packages, AED 495 for house and AED 595 inclusive of premium sparkling. For more information visit alici.com or call +971 4 275 2577.

Frevo, Fairmont the Palm

Head to the night brunch at Frevo and indulge in a one-of-a-kind Premium Churrascaria experience, featuring exclusive and decadent cuts of meat curated by the esteemed Chef Wanderson Junior Da Silva. For AED 345 per person, savour a delightful selection that includes Beef Sausage, Barbecue Chicken Wings, Beef Rump, Wagyu Rump, Beef Ribs, Garlic Picanha, Ribeye, and more. You can upgrade your package and get premium dishes including Black Angus MB3 Ribeye, Wagyu Picanha, Garlic Wagyu Picanha, Lamb Chops with Mint Jelly, Tiger Prawns with Rocoto Garlic and smoked bell pepper sauce and Lobster Tail with Truffle Hollandaise. They also boast traditional desserts such as Churros and Brazilian flan, although you might be too stuffed to head onto a dancefloor for the after-brunch party.

Every Tuesday-Sunday from 6pm-11pm, AED 345 per person or AED 445 for the Frevo Premium Menu. For more information visit frevo.com or call +971 44573457.

Babylon, DIFC 

Inspired by the opulence of historical royal courts, one of Dubai’s latest dinner-and-a-show venues has introduced a new Saturday brunch. Dubbed ‘Let Them Eat Brunch,’ this extravagant affair promises top-tier cuisine, immersive entertainment, and an unmatched party vibe, all within a chic indoor setting ideal for the Dubai summer. Amidst luxurious interiors, diners can indulge in some of Babylon’s signature dishes like wagyu beef tataki, crispy octopus, giant tiger prawns, and truffle baked potatoes. The dessert selection, paying homage to Marie Antoinette’s famous quote, includes berry pavlova, baklava mille-feuille, and a sumptuous chocolate bar. Additional highlights feature a bellini station and free-flowing cocktails and beverages. The celebration continues with an after-brunch party from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, ensuring the indulgent festivities continue. 

DIFC, Gate Village 5, Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, packages start at AED395 for soft, AED 550 house, and AED 650 for premium, visit babylondifc.com for more information. 

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