8 great Friday brunches to try in Dubai this weekend

Ah, the tried-and-trusted favourite down by the shores of the Arabian Gulf – which won the ShortList Brunch of the Year at our inaugural awards in 2017. There are ten live cooking stations across three restaurants, offering lobster,
oysters, foie gras, sushi, roasts, 60 types of cheese and much more.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Price: AED450 with soft drinks; AED550 with sparkling grape; AED680 with bubbles
Contact: +971 4 511 7373,

Breeze Beach Grill
With a Caribbean twist, lush beach views and live music for those upbeat vibes, this beach brunch is the perfect place to lounge around while soaking up the sun. The BBQ grilled meats drip with juices, making this a bruch for meat-lovers and beach fanatics alike.
When: 12pm-3:30pm, Friday
Where: Club Vista Mare
Price: AED395 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 568 3000,

Yuan allures the social elite with its Oriental Inner Courtyard and fancy Principal House, minimalist music and stylish décor. While decorated in luxury, Yuan’s Friday brunch won’t break your bank account. Taste the bold flavours of China’s Sichuan Province with sweet and sour chicken dishes along with traditional Chinese Har Gau shrimp dumplings.
When: 12.30pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Atlantis, The Palm
Price: AED198 with soft drinks; AED408 with selected beverages
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website

Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR
You can’t go wrong with the unlimited amount of premium bar grub this place serves. It has four rounds of food, starting with deep-fried delights, followed by a mozzarella-topped flat bread, a seafood round, and a wealth of ice-cream, brownies and cheesecake to finish things off. Oh, and there’s unlimited house beverages to be had, too.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Rixos Premium, JBR
Price: AED269 with soft drinks; AED369 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 392 7120, website

Mr Miyagi’s
Chow down on some katsu curry and dim sum in this restaurants four course brunch, while staff parade up and down the venue singing chart-toppers, karaoke style. Make eye contact and they’ll start serenading you instead, so just be aware your dim sum may be disrupted… in a fun way.
When: 4pm-7pm, Friday
Where: Media One Hotel
Price: AED185 with soft drinks; AED275 with house beverages; AED550 with sparkling grape
Contact: +971 4 420 7489,

Mr. Miyagi's

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 broccoli. Top off the whole feast with a huge wedge of cheesecake that will likely send you to sleep.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR
Price: AED349 (soft drinks), AED499 (house beverages)
Contact: +971 4 323 0061,

WEBRUNCH @Accents 
For three glorious hours, guests are free to tuck into an array of international dishes that range from moreish homemade pasta, fresh seafood and a good old roast. Aside from free flowing drinks and mouthwatering cuisine, guests will be treated to live entertainment provided by resident DJ Andy Swift and great views of the Dubai Marina. There’s an after party at Ynot from 4pm onwards for all those looking to keep it going well into the night.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Intercontinental Dubai Marina
Price: From AED299
Contact: +971 4 446 6669,

Axe House 
Replacing JLT hotspot Cocktail Kitchen, this craft hops bar’s Friday brunch boasts a mixed beverage pop-up bar, a monthly changing menu and a sharing concept of fresh market dishes. While you dig into tasty platters – think dishes such as jerk chicken wings, Halloumi churros, lamb kebabs and mackerel pate, all of which is served to your table – the resident DJ will be spinning the feel good beats. For dessert, there are sweet treats like berry Eton mess, sticky toffee pudding and apple and cinnamon crumble. We like.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Axe House, Armada Blue Bay
Price: From AED250
Contact: +971 4 399 9577,

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