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4 brilliant Dubai brunches to try this week



Gatsby Brunch
Travel back in time to the roaring 20s for a party that Jay Gatsby would be proud of. The Friday brunch kicks off with an unlimited supply of starters, followed by one main dish – all washed down with your beverage package of choice. Make sure you stay for the after-party from 4pm to 6pm.
When: Every Friday, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Bazxar, DIFC
Price: AED295 soft, AED395 house drinks, AED495 sparkling
Contact: +971 4 355 1111,

THE DEK on 8 
Friday brunch is back at the poolside Dek on 8 for the summer – only it will take place in the evenings between 7pm and 10pm. The rebranded “sunset brunch” will offer sharing trays of sushi, fresh grills, salads and desserts, and also includes a towel, pool access and entertainment from a DJ. Beverages will be unlimited, too. And all for AED250.
When: 7pm -10pm, Friday’s
Where: Media One Hotel, Media City
Price: AED250
Contact: +9714 427 1000, website

Wild Thing Brunch
The Wild Thing Saturday brunch has live entertainment as well as plenty of food and free-flowing beverages from 2pm until 5pm. There’s also an extended happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, in case you haven’t quite finished yet.
When: Saturdays, 2pm-5pm
Where: Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Price: AED175 for ladies and AED250 for guys
Contact: +971 4 318 1313

Expect authentic Italian dishes in a chic setting. There is a deli counter of cold starters including fresh oysters, seafood, salad and cheese, as well as an a la carte menu with a pasta course and main dishes. The deserts are then served buffet-style. This combination of buffet and table service works well – it means that, although there is plenty to choose from, it isn’t overwhelming, and you can easily work your way through multiple dishes. This is an ideal brunch for couples and families looking to eat their way around the flavours of Italy.
When: Friday, three hours between 12pm-9pm
Where: Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa
Price: soft drinks AED290, house beverages AED390, sparkling AED490
Contact: +971 4 888 3888

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