Five new Saturday brunches to try in Dubai
Saturday brunches are seeing a massive revival in Dubai, as the city's Friday feasting scene reaches saturation point. Fancy winding down the weekend with a few swanky bites and bevvies? Here's where to do it.
A new picnic-style brunch at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa offers a buffet, interactive cooking stations, live music and fun kids’ activities, all in one place. While children are entertained, adults can kick back and enjoy the sounds of the guitarist and relax in the cool desert breeze.
Price: AED190 (soft drinks).
Location: Al Qudra Road
Contact: +9714 809 6194
With stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and famous Dubai Fountain, enjoy an Italian brunch at seafood restaurant BiCE Mare. Tuck into a menu served to the table featuring dishes such as octopus, tuna tartare, crab and avocado salad, pasta dishes and more.
Price: AED249 (soft drinks), AED399 (house grape), AED499 (bubbly).
Location: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +9714 423 0982
Located in Dubai Design District (d3), this French restaurant recently re-introduced its Saturday brunch. Chez Charles says its dishes will soon become the talk of the town, so you'll have to put its words to the test. With a chilled and chic atmosphere, sit back and enjoy a wide range of food and drinks. Brunch is served from 1pm until 5pm, so you'll be back home in time to recharge ready for a busy week in the office.
Price: AED275 (excluding drinks)
Location: Building 11, d3
Contact: +9714 512 2444
Saturdays just got better with Le Cirque’s new family-friendly brunch. Offering Italian dishes with a Parisian twist, the curated set menu allows guests to order their favourite dishes from an ever-changing menu, with new dishes added every single week. (All the more reason to make this one a regular feature in the diary.)
Price: AED295 (soft drinks), AED395 (house beverages), AED495 (Italian bubbly), AED695 (bubbly).
Location: The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Gate Village, DIFC, off Sheikh Zayed Road, Contact: +9714 372 2444
Launching on Saturday February 16, funky Japanese fusion restaurant Ramusake presents a late edition of its Miss Independent ladies' night series, which means women get a three-course meal for AED330 and bottomless drinks from 6pm to 9pm. Head down and soak up the R&B and hip-hop resident DJs Nana B and Thomas Karnovski.
Price: AED 330
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Contact: +9714 559 5300