6 Friday brunches to try around Sheikh Zayed Road and Jumeriah
Friday Brunch @ Novikov
This spot serves up exceptional Asian cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere, with a stunning seafood station. There’s a dedicated kids area, too.
When: Friday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel
Price: AED310 with soft drinks; AED410 with house beverages; AED545 with bubbly
Contact: +971 4 388 8744, website
Dusit Friday Brunch
This three-in-one brunch on Sheikh Zayed Road has stood the test of time, first serving customers back in 2006. The food here is derived from Benjarong (for Thai food), Pax (Italian) and The Californian (US and international). The views of Burj Khalifa are pretty impressive, too.
When: Friday, 12.30pm-4pm
Where: Dusit Thani
Price: AED225 with soft drinks; AED285 with house drinks; AED325 with sparkling grape
Contact: +971 4 343 3333, website
Saturday’s at Auntie’s House
The newly opened Moombai & Co Café and Bar in The H Dubai is launching a brunch in October and it’s based around the comforts of home. Think Bombay omelette, Auntie’s aloo paratha, butter chicken and zaffran gosht biryani.
When: Friday, 11am-4pm (in three-hour packages)
Where: The H Dubai
Price: AED245 with soft beverages and Auntie’s chai. AED345 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 501 8607, website
Brunch at the Top @ Alta Badia
This Italian Friday feast takes place on the 50th and 51st floors of the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers, and offers straight-to-your-table dishes such as fritturas, arancinis to pastas and slow cooked lamb. Every bite is one to savour as you wallow in those views.
When: Fridays, 12.30pm-3.30pm
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Price: AED250 with soft drinks; AED375 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website
Long’s Legendary Friday Brunch
Feel like an Englishman in Dubai (unless you already are one, of course) with British-inspired starters, mains and desserts. There’s also a roast station for true Anglophiles. This place is an icon in the city and is always great fun.
When: Friday, 12pm-4pm
Where: Towers Rotana Dubai
Price: AED165 with soft drinks; AED185 with house beverages; AED245 with premium beverages
Contact: +971 4 312 2202, website
Saint Tropez Brunch @ Nikki Beach
Their Sunday brunches might be world famous but that doesn't do us much good when we're stuck in an office. So, head instead for the Miami vibes of their Friday offering. There’s charcuterie, soups, fresh oysters, fish, seafood, meat and desserts. There’s a live DJ, too. Natch.
When: Friday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Pearl Jumeira
Price: AED330 with soft drinks; AED415 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 376 6000, website