Team shortlist28 Sep 2017 AT 11:46 AM

16 Saturday brunches to try in Dubai

Who said brunches were only for Fridays?
Team shortlist28 Sep 2017 AT 11:46 AM
Chill & Grill Beach BBQ @ Palm Grill
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Chill & Grill Beach BBQ @ Palm Grill
Saturday Party Brunch @ Sea Fu
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Saturday Party Brunch @ Sea Fu
Supernatural @ Zero Gravity
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Supernatural @ Zero Gravity
La Familia Brunch @ El Chiringuito
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La Familia Brunch @ El Chiringuito

Saturday Lazy Lunch @ Bushman’s
Try a stack of Down Under dishes from a variety of grazing stations before choosing a main from an á la carte menu. It’ll come with an Aussie beverage of your choice. Perks include good live music and freshly shucked oysters. 
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, The Palm
Price: AED250 with soft drinks; AED360 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 567 8304, website

Saturday Party Brunch @ Sea Fu
This unashamedly chic brunch has returned for the autumn/winter season, offering cutting-edge Asian-influenced delicacies in a cool, lounge atmosphere. The freshness of the ingredients and the polish of the customers sets this place apart.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Price: AED295 with soft beverages; AED415 with Italian bubbles; AED545 with premium bubbles
Contact: +971 4 270 7802, website

Saturday Brunch @ Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
A revamped, refined and extended Saturday brunch lies in wait for the new season at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. You can choose to take your package on a beach bed on the shore, a couch on the open terrace or on a table in the restaurant, but they all deliver excellent Mediterranean fare.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Al Ghantoot
Price: AED295 for the restaurant; AED325 for the beach and terrace; AED550 for premium bubbly
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website

Blue Marlin

Saturday Jazz Brunch @ Imperium
This is a more laidback affair than its Friday big brother. But the New Orleans jazz theme and food derived from Creole, Cajun and Louisiana-inspired cuisines provides one of the most pleasing afternoons on The Palm. Sit back and relax.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Price: AED275 with soft beverages; AED395 with house beverages; AED595 with premium bubbles
Contact: +971 4 453 0444, website

Supernatural @ Zero Gravity
The fact this sells out every week in the autumn/winter tells its own story. Now back for the season, with people already waiting to get a spot at breakfast, this is an Ibiza-style pool and beach party that will even see international DJs flying in this year. 
When: Saturday, 12pm-5pm (pool/beach access from 8am)
Where: Skydive Dubai Drop Zone
Price: AED225 girls; AED275 guys
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website

Zero Gravity

Ronda Locatelli Brunch
The homely Italian venue in the belly of Atlantis The Palm is a place for the entire family to enjoy: lovingly prepared food for the adults, magic shows and pizza-making for the younger guests. Everyone wins.
When: Saturday, 12.30pm-3.30pm
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Price: AED195 with soft beverages; AED295 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website

La Familia Brunch @ El Chiringuito
This quickly established itself on the scene as one of the places to hang out on the weekend, which is no mean achievement considering the competition. Slick Mediterranean vibes, excellent food – try the veal Milanese and the fresh oysters – make this a discerning choice.
When: Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Where: Rixos The Palm
Price: AED395 with soft beverages; AED495 with house beverages; AED595 with premium drinks; AED695 with premium bubbles
Contact: +971 4 277 9180, website

Lazy Grazing Feast
A new entrant on the brunch list is the boutique hotel in City Walk, the city’s latest foodie hub. La Ville Hotel & Suites has launched a Saturday afternoon brunch of sharing dishes, prime cuts and seafood, all selected by Chef de Cuisine, Juan Pablo Dominges.
When: Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Where: La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk
Price: AED199 with soft beverages
Contact: +971 54 309 5948, website

Reset & Replay Brunch @ Nikki Privé
This Saturday brunch at Nikki Beach’s Privé may look a little more relaxed than the global Sunday bashes but it has the potential to get rowdy with their Apero Time happy hour between 4pm-7pm. Another Miami-meets-Mediterranean affair.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Nikki Beach Dubai
Price: AED370 with soft drinks; AED455 with house beverages; AED500 with premium beverages
Contact: +971 4 376 6162, website

Saturdaze @ 3in1
Perfect for the cosmopolitan crowd, this chilled-out brunch boasts classic dishes like eggs benedict, pancakes, sliders and omelettes as well as healthy options like avocado toast and salads. It’s the perfect way to relax before the week. The interactive detox juice bar is a plus.
When: Saturday, 11am-3pm
Where: Vida Downtown Dubai
Price: AED139 for an unlimited buffet of starters and desserts, hot drinks, juice bar, one main dish and one glass of something. An additional AED100 for poolside cabana and pool access.
Contact: +971 4 888 3444, website

Chill & Grill Beach BBQ @ Palm Grill
A casual brunch where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf while seated barefoot. Enjoy barbecue meats from Wagyu beef to lamb, and chicken to seafood.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Price: AED250 with soft drinks; AED300 with five house mixes; AED380 with house beverages
Where: The Ritz-Carlton JBR
Contact: +971 4 379 4000, website

La Tavolata @ Bussola
Enjoy a selection of Italian-chef specials served tapas style with music from a live DJ. There’s also amazing views of the Palm and the Westin beach and gardens. Casual, sophisticated, relaxed and earthy, this brunch exudes laid-back chic.
When: Saturday, 2pm-5pm
Price: AED250 with house beverages
Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Contact: +971 4 511 7373, website  

Le Brunch @ Sass Café
You get an extra hour to enjoy this legendary Monte Carlo export this season, which offers guests a taste of the South of France with its á la carte brunch menu – think burrata with truffle honey and grilled peach, risotto Milanese, linguine pasta with creamy black truffle sauce, seabass ceviche and free-flowing drinks. Get ready for the DJ to turn it up.
When: Saturday, 12pm-5pm
Price: AED340 with soft drinks; AED490 with house beverages; AED690 with premium beverages
Where: Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
Contact: +971 4 352 7722, website

Unwined Brunch @ The Agency
The Agency introduces the ultimate Saturday afternoon activity on its picturesque terrace. The food is tapas-style small plates, and there is an excellent selection of cold cuts. The sommeliers will then suggest the best of the world’s cellars, as well as house mixes and soft drinks at this effortlessly refined place.
When: Saturday, 12.30pm-3pm
Price: AED250 with soft drinks; AED350 with house beverages; AED495 with premium bubbles
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeriah.
Contact: +971 4 366 5845, website   

Authentically American Saturday Brunch @ Latitude
Can a US theme convey anything other than prodigious amounts of finger-lickin’ good food on a weekend? No. Not for us. Here, you can feast on smoked sliders, burgers, stuffed jalapenos, beef brisket, chicken wings and more.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Price: AED275 with soft drinks; AED350 with house beverages
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website

12 Hours Saturday Brunch @ JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
The longest brunch in the UAE is back again. Set between the legendary Bamboo Lagoon and Town Square but also including food from JW’s Steakhouse, Hofbräuhaus and Champions Sports Bar, this is a mammoth affair. 
When: Saturday, 12pm-12am
Price: AED399 with soft drinks; AED399 with house beverages
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Contact: +971 4 607 7977, website

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