In a city that’s larger than life, it’s no surprise that brunches in Dubai are bigger, more varied, and generally more spectacular than you’ll find pretty much anywhere on earth. Leave the heat outside and treat yourself to a cool weekend tradition that Dubai has long made its own.

BUBBALICIOUS

3 in-house restaurants make the ‘Bubbalicious Brunch’ outstanding on every level. Browse the deliciously eclectic Blue Orange buffet. Go Asian with superb noodles or sushi and sashimi at Spice Emporium. Or savour traditional meat classics in the Hunters’ Room and Grill. Chinese acrobats and live bands complete the picture.

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Blue Route, Stop: Media City

TORO TORO

Latin America grooves come to Dubai at celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s ‘Hola Hola’ brunch. And it’s a formula that’s delighted guests since 2012, celebrating the flavours of Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, plus sizzling ‘Chorrasco’ grills. Live bands and DJs plus Rum and Chacaça bars all add to the vibe.

Blue Route, Stop: Tallest Block

NOBU

Serving Japanese fare with an Arab twist, Nobu takes a different approach to many other restaurants – by choosing a single cuisine and excelling in it. Take your pick from the à la carte ‘High Brunch’ extravaganza including signature black cod in miso, chicken anticucho and yellow tail sashimi with jalapenos. Finishing off with desserts to die for.

Blue Route, Stop: Atlantis The Palm

TRAITEUR

A Friday brunch prize-winner for many years, Traiteur and head chef Daniel Hoefler brings you the best of France in gorgeous surroundings, complete with marina-view outside terraces. Live jazz and open kitchens all add to the entertainment with private dining rooms available for that special occasion.

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Red Route, Stop: Deira City Centre

CARAVAN

The food is every bit as epic as the people-watching you’ll enjoy at the Ritz-Carlton’s Caravan brunch. A colossal 15 cooking stations serve up your every heart’s desire – ranging from classics such as eggs benedict, to succulent baked lobster and dreamy leg of lamb. A five-star experience in every sense.

Blue Route, Stop: Bayside

AL QASR

One of Dubai’s biggest brunches, the upscale Al Qasr (‘The Palace’) combines all the atmosphere and variety of its Arboretum, MJ’s Steak House and Al Hambra restaurants. If you find making dining decisions tricky, then take your time – there’s a tonne of stunning international options on offer here.

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Green Route, Stop: Souk Madinat

ZAMAN ALWAL RESTAURANT

Discover the flavour of Old Dubai at the recently renovated Dubai Creek and Al Boom Tourist Village. This is where you can feast on Zaman Alwal Emirati specialties such as ‘kebab’ pancakes and ‘ballet’ noodles, while enjoying Creek side views of the dhows below that are simply superb.

LEGENDS

Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Creek make the perfect backdrop for Friday brunch at Legends, which does it all over again in the evening. Choose a little (or lots) of everything that takes your fancy – including sushi, seafood, pancakes and sizzling steaks.

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ARMANI / PECK

Take your seat anytime between noon and 11pm, and enjoy a 3-hour journey of non-stop Italian cuisine and free-flowing drinks. This elegant, sophisticated setting is inspired by the glamorous Peck deli in Milan, with endless buffet starters complemented by à la carte mains, plus unmissable desserts and cheeses.

Red & Green Route, Stop: The Dubai Mall

SAFFRON

The party atmosphere bubbles up here every Friday when an enormous selection of South-East Asian and Western food is served from 20 live cooking stations. Its vibrant, contemporary setting is the product of award-winning New York design, just perfect for a global gastro tour.

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Blue Route, Stop: Atlantis The Palm

Indulge on some of the most delicious breakfast dishes at any of the restaurants we’ve listed above, and you’re guaranteed to experience the very best of brunch in Dubai. And once you’re done with the most important meal of the day, why not hop on one of our bus tours for a front row seat to all the iconic Dubai landmarks and attractions.