February 25, 2024
Dining Out Lifestyle UAE

The ultimate guide to the best brunch spots in Dubai

Zero in at Bluewaters and JBR

In Dubai City, it wouldn’t be the weekend without brunch. From fresh avocado toast and decadent pancakes to fiery fiestas and feasts with friends, we list the best brunches across the city’s top dining destinations in 2024.



Settle in for swanky Saturdays at SHI, known for its upscale Pan-Asian fare. The relaxed yet elegant vibe at the restaurant will serve as the ultimate backdrop to your weekend treat. Indulge your senses every Saturday in this restaurant’s delicious brunch and unforgettable atmosphere, starting with a game of spinning the ‘Zodiac Wheel.’

Deal: From AED295-AED695

When: Saturdays, 1-4pm

Contact: 04 393 9990

Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey

Brunch is all fun and games when you are at Brass Monkey. From twelve bowling lanes to VR racing car simulators and one of Dubai’s best retro arcades, Brass Monkey is the ultimate spot for grown-ups to let their inner child out. Sample a mixed spread of casual fast foods and international dishes every Saturday. 

Deal: Soft package: AED250; House package: AED350; Premium package: AED425

When: Saturdays, 1-4pm

Contact: 04 582 7277

The London Project 

The London Project

The London Project channels the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival at their waterfront address at Bluewaters. Be transported into a world of colour and excitement, boasting delicious food and an unmatched ambience and dance the day away alongside Samba dancers.

Deal: From AED350-AED550

When: Saturdays, 1-4pm

Contact: 054 306 1822

Puerto 99

It is always a full-fledged Mexican fiesta at Puerto 99, but weekend festivities hit a high note. Be transported to the vibrant streets of Mexico every Saturday and Sunday. On ‘Family’ Sundays, kids up to 4 years eat free of charge, and 5- to 10-year-olds dine for half off. Music, food, and dance – what more could you ask for?

Deal: AED290-AED490 (*Sunday: Kids, 4 years are complimentary; 5-10 years receive 50% off)

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm

Contact: 052 570 0490


Inspired by the South of Italy and the Amalfi Coast, Alici is one of Bluewaters’ most popular joints (see featured image). Tuck into fresh seafood delicacies to stunning sunlit Arabian Gulf and JBR skyline views.

Deal: AED395-AED595

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm

Contact: 04 275 2577

Venus Ristorante & Beach Club

Travel back to the ‘70s Amalfi coast at Venus Ristorante & Beach Club. Wind down and enjoy Italian-inspired dishes and tempting cocktails. From 1-4pm, Retrofino Brunch will be in full swing, and from 4-6pm – the Retrofino Ultra Lounge for the height of luxury.

Deal: AED390-AED490

(Pool access: AED300 (AED150 redeemable); Brunch + pool access: AED590)

When: Saturdays, Retrofino Brunch: 1-4pm; Retrofino Ultra Lounge: 4-6pm

Contact: 04 556 6466

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen (Friday Brunch)

Enjoy a delightful menu of British classics, including steak and ale pie, sausage and mash, and fish and chips. Unlimited drinks, live music, stunning decor, unparalleled views of the Burj Al Arab, and delicious food and beverages will make it an unforgettable weekend night. 

Deal: AED265

When: Fridays, 7-10pm

Contact: 058 599 4659

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen (Saturday Brunch)

Experience a proper British brunch like no other every Saturday. With unlimited drinks, guests can fill up on a three-course menu packed with British classics like mini sausage rolls, fish and chips, and caramel apple crumble.

Deal: AED295

When: Saturdays, 1-5pm

Contact: 058 599 4659

Maria Bonita

Maria Bonita’s Mexican-style brunch is one for the books. Sip on authentic Mexican drinks and nibble on chips and salsa, guacamole, fish ceviche and an array of delectable tacos.

Deal: AED199-AED399

When: Saturdays,1:30-5pm

Contact: 04 584 6728


Ninna Homemade Bakery

This homegrown bakery offers a mouth-watering breakfast spread from Mondays to Sundays that includes your choice of coffee, a fresh fruits yoghurt bowl topped with homemade sugar-free granola, avocado and scrambled egg toast with fresh bread, and an Argentinian alfajor.

Deal: AED95

When: Monday to Sunday

Contact: 058 574 3798

Featured image: Alici at Bluewaters

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