It’s so close you can taste it…
Two full days where an alarm doesn’t dictate when you rise and you’re not reliant on takeover or a plastic container you’ve carried into work for lunch. It’s hot, which means the indoor brunch offerings are picking up, but if you’re into traditional brunch, check out 10 beautiful places to get ‘avo and toast in Dubai.
Cabs are hereeeee – here’s what’s on in Dubai this weekend
1. Adrenaline filled stay-cay for the whole family for AED229
This is a serious steal.
Where you pay *AED229 for a hotel stay with breakfast, waterpark access and watersports for TWO adults and TWO kids!
Escape the city to one of the UAE’s most picturesque emirates. Ras Al Khaimah, just one hour from Dubai, is home to the tallest mountain in the region and the mountainous climate provides a bit of heat relief and beat the heat at the resort’s very own waterpark.
Ideal for families, groups, couples, solo travellers and even adrenaline seekers looking for a nearby staycation.
2. There is a ‘Crazy Rich Brunch’ that’s Crazy Rich Asian themed and we are livinggggg for it
Nothing beats a themed brunch, especially when it’s themed on THE rom-com of 2018.
The ‘Crazy Rich Brunch’ is happening in Matagi at the super-luxurious Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel Palm Jumeirah this Friday and you can expect a fantastic Asian spread. Think sashimi and maki in sharing platters and hot dishes like Chicken Thighs Yakitori and Ikura Udon. It’s a party scene with DJ playing a mixx of electro and house.
How much? AED299 for soft drinks, AED399 for house drinks
3. Catch an ABBA reunion tour!
Scratch your plans and make room for this. Onboard the QE2 on Thursday, June 27 a tribute to iconic ABBA is happening where you’ll catch all the band’s huge tunes live, including ‘Waterloo’ and ‘Mamma Mia’!
Two shows kicking off at both 8pm and 10pm.
Tickets from AED180, get ’em here.
4. Hit UBK for a garden party brunch
For a chill brunch, where the food is good, the drinks flow, and the chance to stretch your vocal chords karaoke style, UBK should be your summer go-to.
A ideal one for groups, this is a chill Friday that won’t break the bank.
How much? AED225 for urban brunch BBQ with unlimited selected drinks
More info here
5. Party Glastonbury style at Garden on 8
Another garden party brunch, but any spot that’s giving us outdoor vibes, without actually being outdoors, obvs, is good with us.
In tribute to the sprawling five-day UK festival where the likes of The Cure and The Killers have graced the main stage, it looks like Garden on 8 in Media One is throwing its own mini-festival.
This Friday, expect a BBQ, food village, and more drinks, flower headbands and straw hats than you can shake a feather at. It’s total festival vibes and as long as the toilets are kept in order it’s worth a look!
How much? AED 395 with food and drinks
When? 12:30pm – 4pm at Media One Hotel, Media City
6. Expect madness: Barasti is throwing a big Friday brunch every weekend
Barasti is going all out to ensure that while you may be stuck indoors all summer long, at least you’ll have a big laugh.
House of Whatever has launched at Barasti and with it comes an all-new Friday brunch bash. Think food, live tunes and surprises galore all for the grand total of just AED199.
When? Fridays, 1pm to 4pm
Where? Barasti’s House of Whatever, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
More info here
7. Get up to date with the latest technology
Siemens launched Home Connect in the Middle East for the first time last week and it’s home technology GOALS. For the first time, you can control your home appliances (they don’t have to be Siemens, Home Connect is compatible with a number of brands) all from the comfort of an app.
This is seriously convenient and time-saving technology. Control your fridge, your oven, your dish-washer and even your coffee machine from your phone – so epic!