End the weekend in style…
If you’re looking for a top-notch way to spend the last day of the weekend, check out these Sunday brunches in Dubai, with plenty of food, free drinks and entertainment.
One of our favorite new beach bars in Dubai, February 30, adds another Sunday brunch to the list of events this weekend. The four-hour package combines sharing plates of crispy beef, seared salmon and shrimp tempura, with an à la carte choice of main course: think Chilean sea bass, grilled chicken or an Angus beef burger with a dessert of your choice, with free flowing drinks and a live DJ set.
Feb 30, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 1pm-5pm, Sunday, Dhs325 soft, Dhs495 home. phone: (0)4 244 7200, Feb 30dubai.com
The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District
The original outpost of The Lighthouse in the Dubai Design District (now also found at Time Out Market, Nakheel Mall and Mall of the Emirates) serves a shared-style brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Available from noon to 4pm, the generous menu includes seven starters, eight mains and four desserts – so come hungry. Brand new dishes include crispy halloumi with homemade tomato jam, yuzu lobster po’boy, and cacio e pepe with onsen egg.
The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District, Corner of Building 6, 12 noon to 4 pm, Sunday, Dhs275 soft, Dhs375 house, Dhs525 Champagne. Tel: (04) 422 6024, thelighthouse.ae
Sunday Roast at the Ritz, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Sunday is a day to spend with family, and The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has the perfect family-friendly Sunday brunch for you. Run by Family Brunch Dubai, enjoy a huge selection of Sunday roasts and a range of European or Arabic dishes, with plenty to keep the little ones entertained while the adults catch up. Kid-friendly activities include face painting, a princess singer, arts and crafts, balloon bender, magician, and DJ. Brunch takes place in the restaurant during the summer and will expand into the sunken garden once cooler temperatures return
Café Belge at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, Sundays 12pm-4pm, Dhs315 soft, Dhs415 house, Dhs515 prosecco, children between 4 and 11 pay Dhs150, and under three eat free. Tel: (0)4 372 2777. @sundayroastattheritz
Caviar Kaspia brings a more traditional version of weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday. The Paris-inspired DIFC hotspot presents four courses of fine French cuisine for 375 Dhs, including a hot drink and choice of mocktail or cocktail. Served to the topping tunes of Kaspia’s resident DJ, expect freshly baked viennoiseries with homemade jam, followed by Kaspia’s signature beef carpaccio and delicately fried chicken served with lemon mayonnaise. Then choose eggs cooked to order: whether your brunch dish is scrambled, eggs À la Coque, eggs Benedict, or mimosa eggs, all served with Oscietra caviar or smoked salmon. Main courses include a stuffed croissant with cured beef or a buckwheat risotto, followed by desserts of pain perdu with wild berries and whipped mascarpone, the Rosewater Milk Cake or a stack of fluffy pancakes.
Caviar Kaspia, Gate Village Building 2, DIFC, 12pm-4pm, Sat & Sun, Dhs375. phone: (0)4 243 5633kaspiadubai.com
As brunch moves in for the summer, Mimi Kakushi is the perfect place to enjoy fine cuisine and masterful mixology in a beautiful setting. With three-hour packs between noon and 4 p.m., citrus-salted edamame and picked yuzu daikon will guide you from the start as you prepare for the feast ahead. Next, you’ll see the table filled with sushi and ceviches, before a round of hot appetizers. If Asian cuisine is one of your favorites, you’ll struggle to choose between the main dishes. There’s marinated black cod with citrus miso sauce, as well as grilled salmon with green chili sauce, candied corn baby chicken, grilled Angus fillet with sweet garlic, and wild season mushrooms with umami-laden seaweed butter. Finally, save room for Mimi Kakushi’s selection of desserts and we promise you won’t regret it.
Mimi Kakushi, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah, Brunch 12pm-4pm, Three Hour Packages Available, Saturday & Sunday, Dhs395 soft, Dhs545 house, Dhs695 Champagne. Tel: (0)4 379 4811. @mimikakushi
For a multi-course dining experience, Carna serves a Sunday roast brunch with packages starting at Dhs295. It starts with fancy appetizers – including smoked salmon with shallots, capers, lemons and chives, a shrimp cocktail salad and the delicious vintage melon and bresola. Then you’ll receive the main event: sliced back of beef, roast vegetables, potatoes (both roasted and mashed) and huge Yorkshire puddings. Their take on more unusual sides — a pan of crispy Brussels sprouts, grilled Portobello mushrooms, and a miniature Francessina pie with veal belly and beef cheek.
74th floor, Carna, SLS Dubai, Sun 1pm to 4pm, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks. Phone: (054) 705 8198. @carnadubai
If you’re looking for a Sunday brunch that ticks all the boxes—delicious food, slick service, and great live music—then book Folly’s new weekend party. The package runs from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and in addition to three hours of drinks, you can sample three rounds of Folly favorites. Designed to be enjoyed in multiple courses and shared tapas, it’s the perfect menu for brunch. The same deal is also available on Saturdays.
Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Saturday & Sunday, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs250 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs350 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 430 8535, folly.ae
Lo + Cale
For a casual affair, head to Lo+Cale, which is located in the heart of the Dubai Marina. It’s great for foodies, with a huge choice of food including breakfast classics, Sunday roast favourites, plus roast duck, beef brisket and mac’n’cheese, a huge cheese show and desserts such as profiteroles, pavlova and chocolate pudding. You will be serenaded by the soft sounds of Australian guitarist and singer Joshua McCartney, while you enjoy brunch in the restaurant or outside on the terrace overlooking Dubai Marina. Throw in free flowing drinks and you have a super Sunday.
Lo+Cale, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, soft drinks Dhs149, beers and wines Dhs249, Dhs299 including bubbles. Tel: (0)54 997 8599. @localedxb
La Cantine du Faubourg is a trip to Paris without flying to France. A Sunday (and Saturday) affair, book yourself in for the legendary 105 Brunch and you won’t be disappointed. Choose a three-hour time slot between noon and 5 p.m. and enjoy a plethora of delicious dishes. An ode to traditional Parisienne brunches, with dishes like lofty breakfast favorites like scrambled eggs with truffle on toast, French toast and eggs Benedict with a whipped hollandaise, plus La Cantine signatures like grilled octopus, caramelized chicken and catch of the day.
La Cantine du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Packages from 3pm, 12pm-5pm, Sunday, Dsh345 soft, Dhs465 house, Dhs695 Champagne. Tel: (0)4 3527 105, lacantine.ae
If you love a top-quality Sunday roast, you’ll love the offerings of the long-established steakhouse, Prime68. This five-course meal takes place every Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and features incredible views from the 68th floor of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. It consists of a Caesar salad, soup, an appetizer and a main dish with lamb, beef or chicken. Round it off on a sweet note with a family-style dessert platter.
Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, soft drinks Dhs225, house drinks Dhs375. Tel: (0)4 414 0000. marriott.com
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Vibrant new Palm Jumeirah hotspot Social Distrikt has a wallet-friendly Sunday brunch that’s perfect for ending the weekend in style. Dishes include sushi, Greek salad, and Chef’s Doctor pepperoni pizza, followed by a stuffed doner kebab, chicken quesadilla, meatball spaghetti, and Gambas Al Ajillo (fried shrimp), complete with a fresh, flavorful mango sorbet and an assortment of cakes. You can throw it back to the good old days with a mix of 80’s, 90’s, RnB hits and noughties tracks turned by the DJ.
Social District, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house. @social.distrikt
Surf Club invites guests to soak up the sun at beach brunch every Sunday, with the toes in the sand experience from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, offering guests a delicious seafood menu, breathtaking views and atmospheric vibes . Guests will enjoy dishes such as honey glazed short ribs, fried feta and honey, a mixed sushi platter, followed by a choice of main courses such as black Angus ribeye, spaghetti alle tartufo and miso glazed salmon and finally will share desserts served including profiteroles, key lime Pineapple pie and carpaccio.
Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Dhs395 soft, Dhs495 house. Tel: (0)56 588 1332. @surfclubdubai