5 new brunches to try in Dubai

Brunches are a cornerstone of a large majority of weekends spent here in the UAE. Whether you’re looking for a party atmosphere, somewhere to relax or simply a venue to enjoy the many high quality dishes of food, you will never be short of options in Dubai. But even with hundreds of options to choose from right now, there’s always room for a few more. Hey, even if it does add a bit of head-scratching to your decision making, at least you can be sure that these fresh additions will help to spice the brunch scene up a little.

So we’ve searched high and low, far and wide and rounded up the latest brunches to step on the scene. We think you’ll agree, there’s something for everyone.

Your weekends have just been refreshed with some absolute gems.

1. Azure Beach
Fancy a brunch where you can remain mostly horizontal in the sunshine? Then Azure Beach is where you need to head to each Saturday. Grab your own personal cabana on the beach and let the food and drink come to you while you lay back into relaxation.
When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR
Price: AED225 (soft drinks), AED345 (house beverages), AED445 (bubbles)
Contact: +971 52 777 9472,

2. Nobu
Come the end of February, Nobu will be launching a brand-new brunch that’s bound to have fans flocking in from across the emirates. The Japanese restaurant is launching The World of Nobu, a culinary experience unlike no other. It’ll be stacked with dishes from 10 different countries, a live DJ, Japanese drummers, violinist and saxophonist. Once per month, Chef Herve will randomly release 1kg of caviar from Le Maison Nordic for diners to enjoy. Oh, and if you’re a loyal bruncher here, you can earn discounts, complimentary beverages and a signed Nobu cookbook.
When: Friday, 12pm-3pm
Where: Atlantis The Palm
Price: AED395 (soft drinks), AED585 (house beverages), AED650 (bubbles)
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website

3. Soho Garden
Dubai’s latest nightlife spot has a Balearic brunch and after party. Taking its name from the famous Ibiza club, the Café Mambo brunch is on between 1pm and 5pm, and goes on right into the night with an after party of epic proportions. On the food side of things, you can help yourself to Mediterranean dishes such as crayfish eggs Benedict, wagyu burgers and much more.
When: Friday, 1pm-5pm
Where: Soho Garden, Meydan
Price: AED450 (house beverages), AED550 (house beverages and bubbles), AED650 (premium beverages), AED750 (premium beverages and bubbles)
Contact: +971 56 822 2559,

No sooner has the steakhouse landed, it’s already serving up an irresistible brunch to boot. Dare to Brunch offers signature cuts of prime fillets and striploins alongside oysters, burrata and fries and broccolini. Top off the whole feast with a huge wedge of cheesecake, too.
When: Friday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR
Price: AED349 (soft drinks), AED499 (house beverages)
Contact: +971 4 323 0061,

5. Mezzerie
There’s a family-friendly brunch to be had at the venue’s Secret Garden brunch. It’s a culinary journey that’s peppered with rotisserie, raclette and live cooking stations to indulge in. And if you’re looking for another reason to go, the whole thing is part of Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to sustainability so there’s no food waste and all the herbs and veggies are grown on site. Lovely stuff.
When: Friday, 1pm-4pm
Where: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Price: AED390 (soft drinks), AED490 (house beverages)
Contact: +971 4 818 2222,

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