16 New Friday Brunches to check out in Dubai
From family-friendly fun to party brunches and high-end feasts. Here are 16 new Friday brunches to tempt your palate in Dubai over the long weekend.

Arriba Arriba 2.0 at ZOCO:

The Atrium’s quirky and chic Mexican diner has announced the return of the legendary Arriba Arriba Brunch with a new concept and menu. The concept features a range of all-time brunch classics alongside signature dishes from the menu. Think salads, soup, ceviche, nachos, quesadillas and taquitos. Moving on, guests can expect tantalising tacos, enchiladas, pasta, sizzling fajitas and a selection of palatable mains to relish. Cap off your brunch on a sweet note with the dessert trolley, and select from an assortment of nine different sweet treats, including churros and tres leches cake. Fridays from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 165 (soft beverages) and AED 325 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)437 0044 for reservations and more information.

Backyard Brunch at FireLake Grill House, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront:

Whilst the grill heats up to serve you some of the best barbeques around, enjoy your time with family and friends. The FireLake Grill caters to all tastes, from smoked and charred meats to marinated seafood and even coal-roasted vegetables for the plant-based barbeque lovers. American-inspired side dishes are also served and can be ordered as many times as you like, while drinks stations are dotted around the terrace for you to explore whilst taking in the view. Completing the brunch experience, there’s the build-your-own s’ mores bar, alongside a feast of different desserts. Fridays from 12:30 to 4pm. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages), AED 525 (sparkling) and AED 95 for children aged 6 to 12.

 GO: Call (0)4 249 7800 for reservations and more information.

Bridgewater’s Backyard Brunch at Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:

Enjoy a laid-back Friday afternoon in the sun with gourmet comfort food, refreshing beverage stations and live entertainment. Guests are invited to explore the juniper garden and drink from a fountain or feast their way through short ribs and chorizo sausages. There are also loaded pavlovas in various flavours that will leave those with a sweet tooth in awe. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 195 (soft beverages) AED 360 (house beverages) and AED 97.50 (children aged 6 to 12 years).

GO: Call (0)4 414 3000 for reservations and more information.

EVRY FR:DAY Drunch on the Deck at The Bungalow, La Mer:

Join Those Guys Events at The Bungalow and prepare for some fun at the EVRY FR:DAY Drunch on the Deck! Get your essential dose of Vitamin D-runch with three deck-cellent packages to choose from. All the while, Those Guys Events will be unleashing a soundtrack of afro, soul, house, R&B, and hip-hop live sets from Dubai’s best DJs. Fridays from 5pm to 8pm. AED 149 (unlimited selected beverages only), AED 199 (unlimited surf platters and selected soft beverages) and AED 249 (unlimited surf platters and selected house beverages).

GO: Call (0)54 994 7970 for reservations and more information.

Friday Brunch at Beau Rivage, Grand Millennium Business Bay:

Beau Rivage Bistro kicks off its new Friday brunch with an eclectic international menu and live entertainment. Delve into live cooking stations and international dishes that include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Indian options. There are also choices for vegans and vegetarians and a mouth-watering crepe and waffle station. Fridays from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 235 (soft beverages) and AED 335 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 873 3334 for reservations and more information.

Friday Brunch at Soul Street, FIVE Jumeirah Village:

Funky street food eatery Soul Street is known for its street art and Asian street food menu and has brought back its popular Friday brunch concept with some notable upgrades. Inspired by global street food markets guests can expect street food stalls, live stations and artisan concoctions. In terms of food, expect an eclectic array of international options such as Mexican tacos, Indian pav and a live BBQ station too! No need to bring your passport for this one as Soul Street will take you on a culinary journey around the world. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (house beverage package).

GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for reservations and more information.

Into the Jungle Brunch at Palazzo Versace Dubai:

Families looking for an immersive and entertaining day out need to look no further than the new Into the Jungle Brunch at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Hosted every Friday at Giardino, where guests will find a diverse selection of live cooking stations, including a carvery, skillfully prepared sushi, fresh seafood, an array of Indian dishes and South-East Asian cuisine. A Kid’s Corner features light bites for the little ones such as sliders, pasta and a tempting selection of sweet treats. There will also be pizza making and cupcake decorating classes, balloon making, face painting, jungle arts and crafts, a planting station, plus a vocalist and violinist performing Disney classics from The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Madagascar. Brunch guests also have the opportunity to experience Palazzo Versace Dubai’s five-star facilities with pool access before or after brunch included at the Central or West pools, plus access to the hotel’s Kids Club. Fridays from 1pm to 5pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 385 (house beverages) and AED 150 (children aged four to 11 years).

GO: Call (0)50 836 1513 for reservations and more information.

London Social Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR:

London which is also affectionately referred to as ‘The Big Smoke’ is undeniably one of the biggest food capitals of the world, but why travel to London when you can get the whole experience at the buzzing London Social Brunch? Prepare to go on a dining spree from the spices of Brixton and Soho, to the stalls of Chinatown, Little Italy, and Borough Market. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 650 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 318 6150 for reservations and more information.

The Secret Garden Brunch at Flair No5, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC:

Famed as one of the most Instagram-friendly brunches in town, The Secret Garden brunch ticks the boxes for food, drinks, entertainment and atmosphere. After a summer off and with the weather cooling down, this Secret Parties favourite is back and ready for a new season on the foliage-covered terrace. Expect a menu of black cod with miso glaze, peri-peri chicken, maki rolls, ceviche and delicious desserts. Fridays from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 299 (soft package), AED 399 (house beverages), AED 499 (sparkling) and AED 599 (Champagne)

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.

Sunset Friday Brunch at Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai The Walk:

Situated on the 35th floor of Hilton Dubai The Walk, Pure Sky Lounge is a chic nightspot that features two large terraces overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Ain Dubai. Their Sunset Friday Brunch is an evening experience that features starters made for sharing, succulent meats on the grill and sublime desserts, topped off with selected house beverages. Fridays from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 450 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 318 2319 for reservations and more information.

Swad Ka Safar Brunch at Amala, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: 

Meaning ‘Pure’ in Hindi, a gastronomic era is brought to life throughout this brunch experience. With more than 30 delicacies for guests to discover, infused with 150 spices and packed full of fresh and organic ingredients, all locally sourced, brunch kicks off with flavour-packed appetisers such as the chowk di TikkiThis is then followed by grilled tandoors and fragrant curries including the tawa kheema, Amala butter chicken and biryani before ending on a sweet note with a selection of decadent, classic desserts with contemporary twists such as Gulab Jamun served with Lychee Rabri. Sit back and savour the experience while enjoying performances from a multi-instrumentalist who explores different cultures through his artistry and handpan. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 190 per person (including local water).

GO: Call (0)4 453 0444 for reservations and more information.

The Big Brazilian Brunch at Fogueira Restaurant, Delta Hotels by Marriott, JBR:

Brazilian rooftop spot, Fogueira Restaurant and Lounge welcome guests for the Big Brazilian Brunch that offers unlimited traditional Churrasco BBQ to satiate all weekend cravings. Promising the true essence of native Brazil, the brunch not only indulges the cultural appetite with succulent and juicy, fresh off the grill meats and veggies but also engulfs diners with a live Latino band. Additionally, the brunch also provides popular Brazilian dishes such as Feijoada – a popular Brazilian dish of black beans, Bobo de Camarao – a traditional seafood stew, Farofa – toasted cassava flour and lots more. Fridays from 12pm to 4pm. AED 179 (soft beverages) and AED 229 (house beverages).

GO: Visit: www.fogueiradubai.com for reservations and more information.

The Brunch by Asil at Asil, Rixos Premium JBR:

The Brunch by Asil takes guests on a culinary adventure through the tastes, sights and sounds of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon. On entering, guests are transported into an Aladdin’s Cave of sumptuous fabrics and chandeliers, inspired by the ambience and hospitality of the Arab world. For those that are looking to explore the flavours of the Arab world, the restaurant and bar offer the best of Asil with the brunch BBQ platter taking centre stage alongside crowd favourites such as the egg and cheese pide and a duo of meat and chicken Shawarmas. The Brunch also showcases entertainment, including a Henna artist and Resident DJ, DJ Mustech, on the decks playing a fusion of house-inspired Arabic and Turkish sounds. Fridays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED275 (soft beverages) and AED 375 (house beverages)

GO: Call (0)4 520 0055 for reservations and more information.

The Ultimate Garden Brunch at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort:

Bring your family to a beautiful garden brunch set amidst the swaying palm trees of Al Forsan Garden. Experience the unique desert setting and an indulgent spread of fun and flavour where live music and tongue-tingling culinary favourites keep the conversation flowing. For kids, there are camel and pony rides, a play area, magic shows and a juggler. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 385 (soft beverages) and AED 190 per person (additional supplement for house beverage package).

GO: Call (0)4 809 6202 for reservations and more information.

Wanderlust Brunch at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:

The return of one of Dubai biggest brunches heralds several exciting new dishes and live entertainment. Known to be a one-stop culinary journey around the world, Wanderlust offers more than seven live stations and a variety of beverage options, which will satisfy even the most restless foodie. Experience #SomethingCiao at the little Italy corner or feast your way through an endless barbecue while grabbing one of Nathan’s famous hot dogs from New York. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 425 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 414 3000 for reservations and more information.

Zeitaku Friday Brunch at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Address Downtown Hotel Dubai:

Translating to ‘luxury’, the Zeitaku brunch treats guests to a unique fine dining experience. Take in breathtaking city skyline views from the avant-garde dining location, offering both indoor and outdoor terrace seating, and delve into some delicious traditional Japanese cuisine. The sophisticated afternoon brunch includes 11 courses of signature dishes, comprising a tempting array of nigiri, tuna specialities and sushi – all served at the table plate by plate. As guests feast on delectable cuisine, take in a show-stopping performance by percussionist Walter Scalzoneproviding a mesmerising, high impact drum set guaranteed to take the brunch to the next level! Fridays from 1pm to 5pm. AED 399 (soft beverages) AED 599 (bubbles and premium beverages) and AED 999 (champagne and sake).

GO: Call (0)4 547 2241 for reservations and more information.