We’ve concluded the best brunch spots in Dubai, but since the weather’s getting windier, allowing us all to enjoy al fresco dining- of which the city has loads to offer.
So without further ado, here is a list of the ten best outdoor brunches in the Emirate of non-stop partying!
November’s a month of birthdays, seemingly so, this list should help make those plans easier to plan.
Keep on reading!
How did Lovin Dubai choose the final list?
- Finalists were selected from all across Dubai
- Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall rating
- The final list is subjective – if we’ve missed out on any must-try places across Dubai, please do let us know!
- The brand’s social media audience and engagement were considered
10. Mango Tree Thai Bistro, JBR
Unlimited Thai food along with extended happy hours, and a vibe that’s reminiscent of Bangkok’s street food stands and you have Mango Tree Thai Bistro’s FAB new Friday brunch. Be transported entirely to either a Bangkok you’ve yet to visit or nostalgic of the one you have.
With an eclectic mix of Thai and international songs, walls plastered with OG Thai ads and sayings AND the sweet-and-sour scent that makes up most of this vibrant cuisine’s savoury dishes- it’s a trip minus the flight.
There’s an option for indoor or outdoor dining (with an adorbs kids area, so the little ones don’t get bored) and the design is very Bangkok-inspired.
Contact 04374 7555 for more info.
9. La Piscina, Palazzo Versace
Picture this: you’re sitting on an all-white sunbed with a drink in hand, chopsticks in the other and unlimited sushi. The sun is shining beautifully, and you’re in a picturesque moment, overlooking crystal blue waters and Dubai Creek’s skyline. Gold and white is the motto, opulence and that iconic Versace feel is another.
That is the vibe at the fabulous La Piscina, a prestigious new pool with a layout quite like the Amalfi coast, private cabanas, a poolside swim-up bar (always fun!) and a restaurant serving up delicious dishes.
Their Saturday brunch consists of the pool, great music (thanks to the resident DJ!), Mediterranean dishes at a buffet with free-flowing bevvies.
Contact 058 226 6443 for more info.
8. Saffron, Atlantis The Palm
Saffron, at the Atlantis The Palm, is known for serving up a tasty variety of food, having the BEST party vibes (I mean, the picture alone, speaks a thousand words) and is celebrated for Christmas-themed brunches.
Emirates cabin crew should take advantage of the half-priced brunch offer, and no one can compare to the dancing and overall friendly appeal of this spot once everyone’s in the right mood!
Contact 04 426 2626 for more info.
7. Urban Brunch, Movenpick JLT
For a more casual, home-feels type of Friday brunch- UBK’s Friday Urban Brunch is one to go for. Located at the Movenpick Hotel in JLT, this hub comprises an indoor and fab outdoor setting perfect for a group of friends.
The buffet gets straight to the point, the drinks are unlimited, and the vibe is cosy, as you sit and listen to the vocals of their resident live performer combined with commercial music breaks.
Contact 04 438 0000 for more info.
6. Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Hilton JBR
Pure Sky Lounge, located atop the Hilton Hotel in JBR is the ultra-chic brunch perfect for date nights, tourists visiting the city, birthdays, anniversaries and really, anything. Its location is dab smack in the centre of JBR, making it the perfect place to catch the sunset while enjoying the fabulous array of food that is both served, with a buffet option.
Your ‘gram will thank you for the vibes of this one.
Contact 04 374 7888 for more info.
5. London Social Brunch,The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR
If you’re a Brit living in Dubai, London Social at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR. is the natural cure for homesickness. Enjoy different cuisines from around the world, each with a London-themed twist, from the vibrant stalls of Chinatown, Little Italy and Borough Market to spices from Brixton and Banglatown. This foodie spread has something for everyone.
Or how about some London classics, like a classic pub roast and pudding along with Mr. Whippy ice cream? Can’t beat it.
Contact 04 318 6150 for more info.
4. Bubbalicious, Westin Mina Seyahi
Sit down and sip out of an actual watermelon, a signature at the Bubbalicious brunch at Westin Mina Seyahi. A review on Google even called it a ‘superb brunch’ and that whichever package you go for (bubbly, sparkling or non-alcoholic) that you’d feel just as spoiled with the many food and drink choices.
The service is also best revered for its quickness and the live stations just conclude to its overall appeal.
Contact 04 399 4141 for more info.
3. Brasserie’s ‘Au Soleil’ Brunch
This one’s a very special Mediterranean-inspired brunch, with quality food and a delicious variety of seafood options. The outdoor view of this beauts French spot has a stunning sight of the Arabian Gulf as well as a live show to ensure you’re both entertained, satisfied and in a good mood.
There’s something for everyone.
Contact 04 316 5550 for more info.
2. Ruya, Grosvenor House
Ruya is known for bringing the best in Anatolian cuisine to the table, being the sister resto tot the popular Ruya London franchise- this Dubai Marina one does not disappoint. Executive Chef Colin Clague ensures that food connoisseurs get the ultimate gastronomic experience with every bite. Dishes like the spiced chicken livers on a handmade zaatar flatbread are sure to melt in your mouth!
Not to mention, Ruya was designed for terrace season.
Contact 04 399 9123 for more info.
1. Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel, Palm
Feels like you’ve stepped into Greece, with the gorgeous beachfront resto that has a mix of Mediterranean-style food, seafood, with the salads being the real highlight here. Brunch at Villamore is like a vacation, chill brunch and a picturesque destination all in one. Not to mention the plenty of great viino to go around!
It’s also Huda Kattan’s fave spot for lunch, as she’s been spotted there quite a lot.
Who could blame her?
Contact 04 248 8890 for more info.