Outdoor brunches in Dubai you need to try

I have some friends visiting Dubai next month and an outdoor brunch is on the cards, I know all the traditional ones (having been in Dubai for 8 years) but I thought I would have a look to see if their where any cool new ones that have pooped up recently and what with it being Dubai and me being slightly out of the brunch scene of course there are lots of new one and a few that I had not heard off!

So my knowledge and recent research has lead to this post which I thought was very appropriate for this time of year in Dubai – aren’t we all saying “we must make the most of this weather before it gets too hot!”

I have broken the list down into the good oldies and the new ones and grouped them together in regards to cost

Note: the ratings are only applicable to the brunch I have been to

Here is my top list of outdoor brunch in Dubai

The good oldies

100 – 200 AED

Girders

Rating: 7/10

A breezy rooftop terrace is the scene for this ultra-relaxed brunch. The food is in the form of classic pub grub – think full English breakfasts and roast dinners with all the trimmings, as well as loads of desserts. Chilled live music sets a nice tone.

  • Location JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai
  • Cost
  • Timing Fri noon to 4pm

The Ranches Restaurant

Book a table on the terrace overlooking a golf course for an early breakfast with coffee and tea. The buffet goes from carvery to waffles.

  • Location Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs135.
  • Timing Fri and Sat 9am to 2pm

200 – 300 AED

P&B’s American Backyard BBQ

Rating: 7/10

A fun-filled American Backyard BBQ with a live band on the terrace, good ol’ fashioned hospitality and grills full of hearty traditional fare. Giant sharing cocktails add to the fun, along with a great selection of house beverages.

  • Location Madinat Jumeirah
  • Cost Dh195 including soft drinks, Dh295 including house beverages, Dh65 for kids
  • Timing 12pm to 4pm

Senara’s Soulful Friday Brunch

Rating: 8/10

With views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai coastline, dine on a British waterside menu with a BBQ selection, offering a choice of three items. The spread, includes homemade burgers and sausages BBQ favourites, roasted veggie skewers, baked potatoes and salad selections. For desert you will find British sweets, including chocolate banana and grilled pineapple.

  • Location Palm Views, West Marina
  • Cost Dh99 for 3 menu items, additional Dh200 free flowing house beverages, Dh280 Free flowing house beverages and sparkling
  • Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 6.30pm

Supernatural at Zero Gravity

Rating: 7/10

The winner with this brunch for me is that it offers pool and beach access from 8am and you can keep going ALL DAY long with a happy hour that kicks in at 5pm, and a ridiculously good price.

  • Location Zero Gravity
  • Cost AED225 (girls), AED275 (guys)
  • Timing 12pm-5pm, Saturday

Cargo

The outdoor tables at this cool bar in Pier 7 have killer views of the Marina. Dishes are brought to your table (the menu is Pan-Asian).

  • Location Pier 7, Dubai Marina
  • Cost Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs350 with champagne.
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm

Cielo Sky Lounge

Rating: 6/10

Rooftops are my favorite places and you cant been the panoramic views at the rooftop bar located at the Dubai Creek Golf Yacht Club. The food is nothing extoradary but nothing to compline about, I would go for the sleek lounge décor and live music

  • Tip: Don’t miss the after-brunch party from 4pm onwards, for a few sundowners.
  • Location Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
  • Cost 199 for Soft Beverages, Dh249 for House Beverages, Dh299 for Bubbles
  • Timings Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm

Mint Leaf Of London

Boasting a terrace with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, this fine dining Indian brunch remains a firm favourite with Dubai’s stylish crowd. Dishes include the all-time favourite Dal Makhni, as well as a live grill station in the lounge. There are also two live bars offering an extensive list of signature cocktails. Post-feast, the adjacent Lounge At Mint Leaf offers half-price drinks between 5pm and 8pm. Brunch is available on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Location Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
  • Cost Dhs195 with soft drinks Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs345 with Prosecco
  • Timing Fri and Sat 1pm to 4.30pm.

Moroc Lounge & Bar

Rating 6/10

Craving a BBQ but don’t fancy firing up the grill yourself? Head to Moroc, for a laidback outdoor brunch on a terrace that overlooks the impressive Ibn Battuta Gate.

  • Location Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs179 with soft drinks, Dhs279 with house drinks. 

 Sho Cho

Alice in Wonderland meets Japan as Sho Cho’s lovely outdoor terrace is transformed into a The Little Tea Party brunch.Ttuck into miniature miso soup, tiny sushi rolls and delicate Japanese dishes accompanied by drinks served in an assortment of tea pots, tea cups and saucers. All very cute!

  • Location Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa,
  • Timing Fri 1pm to 5pm
  • Cost Dhs250 with house drinks.

300 – 400

Accents

Rating: 7/10

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Soak up the gorgeous marina views around the InterContinental while you feast on international cuisine prepared at seven live cooking stations.

  • Location InterContinental Dubai Marina, JBR, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs525 with champagne.
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4p

Rotana Towers La Terraza Brunch

Rating: 7/10

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Sit by the pool with live entertainment and enjoy their Seafood Extravaganza.

  • Location the pool terrace, level six of Towers Rotana Annex, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa
  • Cost Dh279 per person including house beverages, Dh315 per person including bubbly
  • Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Big Easy Bar & Grill

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As you might expect from a brunch at a golf club named after South African Ernie Els, this is a meat heavy braai. Lined with live cooking stations and great views overlooking the green, get ready for a protein punch at The Big Easy brunch.

  • Location The Els Club, Sports City, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs275 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs525 with champagne.
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Ballarò

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Trek through Europe from the garden terrace of Ballarò as you feast on a brunch inspired by the continent’s food markets – think plenty of antipasti, charcuterie, interesting farm cheeses and artisanal spreads. A three-piece jazz band adds to the laid-back vibe.

  • Location Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road,
  • cost Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs495 with champagne
  • Timing Dubai, Fri 1pm to 4pm,

Fairmont The Palm

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The Beach BBQ brunch at Seagrill on 25° is a laidback feast where you can dip your toes into the sand, in between trips to the barbecue. It’s a family-friendly affair, which includes beach access and 50 per cent off at the Fairmont Falcon Kids Club.

  • Location Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs495 with champagne
  • Timing Fri noon to 4pm

Frioul Bistro De Luxe

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This airy, waterfront venue provides an elegant French Mediterranean brunch. Dishes such as frog’s legs and slow-cooked wagyu beef ribs appear on the set menu. Expect a relaxed yet refined environment.

  • Location Souk Madinat, Dubai
  • Timing Fri noon to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs495 with champagne. 

Grand Grill

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Step through the wood-panelled foyer and enter this infamous South African steakhouse. Boasting an outdoor bar, The Grand Grill is arguably Dubai’s most popular party brunch. Expect ribs, steaks, dancing, singing waiters, music and free-flowing drinks

  • Location Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs255 with soft drinks Dhs325 with house drinks
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm,

 Garden Brunch – Downtown Tokyo

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Toko’s pretty garden area is made for outdoor brunches. With tons of greenery and the chicest outside décor, it feels super swish. Sink into the thick cushioned chairs then enjoy delights such as Salmon Sashimi Salad and Crispy Duck Salad before moving onto fresh sushi and meaty grilled dishes.

  • Location Downtown Toko, Vida Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Near Burj Khalifa, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs190 (soft beverages), Dhs325 (house beverages, sparkling),
  • Timing 12noon-4pm

Nosh

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Late night on Thursday? No matter – if you miss the afternoon brunch at Nosh, they’ve got you covered with an evening brunch package too. Either way, be sure to book an outdoor table overlooking the lake.

  • Location Mövenpick Hotel Jumeriah Lakes Towers, Location Cluster A, JLT, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Cost Dhs205 with soft drinks, Dhs315 with house drinks, Dhs535 with champagne.

Palermo

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This is a chilled polo-field-side brunch with a room of starters and desserts, live cooking stations on the terrace, carving stations inside and activities for children. Polo matches start at 4pm during the season.

  • Location Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs225 with soft drinks, Dhs375 with house drinks, Dhs475 with champagne.
  • Timing 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Urban Picnic Brunch

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This brunch in the shadow of Burj Khalifa, with its plunge pool and cabanas, has been extended until the end of the year. The theme here is to grab your “oyster card” and take a trip to the various different corners of Britain’s capital for classic dishes, from shepherd’s pie and fish and chips to chicken tikka masala.

  • Location: 3in1, Vida Downtown
  • Cost: AED295 (soft beverages), AED345 (house beverages)
  • Timing: 1pm-5pm, Friday

The Raffles Dubai Garden Brunch

Rating: 6/10

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An open-air foodie extravaganza with live cooking stations, music and entertainment all taking place in the greenery of Raffles Garden, alongside the hotel’s family-friendly, al fresco brunch.

  • Location Raffles Hotel, Wafi
  • Cost Dh235 including soft beverages, Dh385 including house beverages
  • Timings Select Fridays from 1pm to 4.30pm

Reform Social And Grill

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A relaxing gastropub-style brunch in a beer garden begins with a posh ploughman’s platter of cheese, meats, pickles and breads. Among the hearty mains are fish and chips, lamb shank and roast chicken. The old school desserts include a rhubarb crumble and a butterscotch toffee pudding.

  • Location The Lakes Club, Emirates Living District, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs260 with soft drinks, Dhs360 with house drinks, Dhs405 with prosecco.
  • Timing Fri noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm

Rosso

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Take a seat on the pretty outdoor terrace and a enjoy a BBQ. The brunch is followed by a strategically timed happy hour.

  • Location Amwaj Rotana, JBR, Dubai,
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Cost Dhs235 with soft drinks, Dhs355 with house drinks.

Sofitel Downtown

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Street food served from trucks is the gimmick at this lovely outdoor poolside brunch. Awesome views of the Burj Khalifa greet you as you walk in. Turn left for quesadillas, pizza, salads, and a barbecue. They also do Chinese and Thai food and an excellent Indian station where your customised curry is made in front of you. It feels like a mini food festival.

  • Location Sofitel Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
  • Cost Dhs260 with soft drinks, Dhs345 with house drinks, Dhs495 with champagne.
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm

The Kitchen Table

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Enjoy pool and beach access when you book a table at this poolside brunch in the Hilton.

  • Location DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, JBR Walk, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm,
  • Cost Dhs299 with soft drinks, Dhs379 with house drinks. 

360° Dubai 180° Brunch

Rating: 9/10

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I absolutely love the brunch at 360°. The setting is perfect by the water, the music is chilled out and the views are seriously unrivalled. Expect free flowing drinks and sharing platters of Pan-Asian nibbles such as sumptuous dim sum, sushi and innovative bar snacks. I loved the presentation as well as the comfy seats that allow you to lie back and enjoy the sea breeze. Brunch at 360° is perfect for a group of friends who love the wind in their hair and are more laid back in nature.

  • Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  • Cost Dh295 including house beverages, Dh345 including bubbly and dessert
  • Timings Every Friday from 7pm to 10pm

400 – 500

Al Forsan

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Held on the lush yet desert-bound lawn with an Arabic band to entertain you, this brunch features both a buffet and live cooking stations serving international cuisine.

  • Location Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs300 with soft drinks, Dhs445 with house drinks.

Farriers

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With a terrace showcasing views of the Meydan Racecourse, Farriers serves a brunch of Arabic and international cuisines (with a focus on food from the famous horse riding nations of the world). Dishes come via both buffet and live cooking stations. There’s also plenty of entertainment for kids, as well as probably the largest children’s play area any Dubai brunch has to offer.

  • Location The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs245 with soft drinks, Dhs445 with house drinks. 

Fogueira

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This lively Brazilian churrascaria offers an authentic all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue, featuring 15 cuts of meat, along with stunning views of the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. There’s also live entertainment from the Diego & Giselle Latin Band.

  • Location Ramada Plaza JBR, Bahar 7, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Cost Dhs315 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks.

Mezzerie

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Make like the Great Gatsby at this New York 1920s Prohibition-inspired brunch. Ask for a poolside table and enjoy decadent dishes, including truffle-crusted scallops and eggs Benedict with poached lobster. Music from a live singer will help take you back in time.

  • Location Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 1pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs345 with soft drinks, Dhs465 with house drinks, Dhs600 with champagne.

Rixos The Palm

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A La Turca presents a wide range of Arabic, Mediterranean and, of course, Turkish foods via live cooking stations and buffets. The terrace is huge, the chairs comfy and there’s a band playing every week.

  • Location Rixos The Palm, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs275 with soft drinks, Dhs400 with house drinks Dhs500 with champagne
  • Timing Fri 1pm to 4pm

Zeta

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Spectacular views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain will wow brunchers at this terrace restaurant. The six-course menu is Asian fusion tapas, touching on both traditional and contemporary food. Look out for their teatails: cocktails made with tea.

  • Location:The Address Downtown, Dubai
  • CostDhs315 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks. 
  • TimingFri 12.30pm to 4pm

Imperium

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For French cuisine at its finest, brunch at Imperium certainly delivers. The food is impeccable, from the grilled steaks to the carvery station, and the outdoor seating offers lovely Palm views. A jazz brunch on Saturdays features live music inspired by New Orleans, with Cajun and Creole cuisine.

  • Location Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai,
  • Timing Fri 1pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs330 with soft drinks, Dhs450 with house drinks, Dhs575 with champagne, Dhs2,500 with premium champagne, Sat 1pm to 4pm, Dhs275 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs495 with champagne

Iris

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The sky-high bar at The Oberoi has revamped its Friday brunch with calorie-light cocktails, prepared with healthy ingredients such as pink grapefruit juice, hibiscus tea, black tea and homemade ginger syrup – no sugar. There are live cooking stations, a barbecue, live music and views of the Burj Khalifa from the 27th floor terrace.

  • LocationThe Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai,
  • TimingFri 1pm to 6pm,
  • Cost Dhs360 with soft drinks, Dhs460 with house drinks, Dhs560 with champagne. 

Moana

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This Polynesian-themed brunch on the Palm has gorgeous pool and ocean views from its terrace – and the price includes access to both. It’s a family-friendly affair, and you can expect to dine on fresh seafood, rich desserts and imaginative cocktails.

  • Location Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs360 with soft drinks, Dhs495 with house drinks.
  • TimingFri 12.30pm to 3pm 

500 – 600

Bubbalicious

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Known to be one of the biggest, boldest brunches in Dubai and for good reason. Every single type of cuisine is catered for at Bubbalicious which takes over the lower level restaurants and the outdoor terrace of The Westin. As well as a hundred dishes there are beverage stations, dessert rooms and live entertainment. Now the weather is cooler guests can sit outside and enjoy the views of the sea whilst sitting barely a few metres from food stations. Go hungry then fill up for the week! FYI, the staff here are super attentive. Your glass will rarely be half full.

  • Location The Westin, Dubai Marina
  • Cost Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (sparkling), Dhs650 (bubbly),
  • Timing 1pm-4pm 

Maya

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A delicious Mexican feast, in a gorgeous outdoor villa, with pool and beach access thrown in. Wander in from the beach or pool (no beach shorts allowed) and dive into tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole, quesadilla, chili chipotle barbecue chicken salad, sizzling rib eye steak fajitas, lobster tail and lamb chops. The DJ spins until late.

  • Location Le Royal Méridien, Sufouh Road, Dubai, Fri and 
  • Timing Firday 1pm to 4pm
  • CostDhs350 with soft drinks, Dhs500 with house drinks.  

600 – 700

Al Qasr

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What list of outdoor brunches would be complete with out one of Dubai’s most famous and luxurious brunches

  • Location The Hide, Al Hambra and Arboretum at Jumeirah Al Qasr
  • Price Dhs 520 with soft drink, 625 with alcohol and 730 with champagne
  • Timing30 – 4.00

Traiteur

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Impeccably prepared French cuisine is the order of the day at this stunning restaurant in the Park Hyatt. Book a table on the outdoor terrace to enjoy the sunshine, along with views over Dubai Creek.

  • Location Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 12.30pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs485 with soft drinks, Dhs680 with house drinks, Dhs750 with champagne.

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 300-400

The Picnic Pantry

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A family picnic-themed brunch, gives new meaning to al fresco dining with its charming setup of white picnic benches and cushioned grass seating areas (picnic baskets included). Take in stunning views of the Dubai Creek skyline and live entertainment, children can enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, and games, as well as the kids buffet. Here’s the bonus – pool access is included.

  • Location Crown Plaza Festival City.
  • Cost Prices start at AED 245 for soft beverages and AED 345 for house beverages. Children 12 and under eat for free
  • Timing Friday from 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Hidden Brunch at Treehouse

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One of the best outdoor spots in Dubai with Burj Khalifa views and a leafy setting, it’s one of Business Bay’s best hidden gems. A mix of a la carte sharing dishes served to the table, as well as an international buffet. A lively brunch with an extensive list of tropical cocktails. After head to Treehouse for the after party. There’s a great value drinks deal offering five beverages for Dhs150 until 7pm.

  • Location Hidden Brunch, Taj Dubai, Business Bay
  • Cost Dhs299 soft, Dhs350 house, Dhs399 sparkling.
  • Timing 1pm to 4pm

400 – 500

The Nikki Beach Saint Tropez Brunch

Rating: 6/10

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For the style seekers, the adventurers, the fun loving and the all-natural, this brunch will bring a taste of Saint Tropez to Dubai. A beach getaway vibe with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

  • Location Pearl Jumeira 
  • Cost Dh330 inclusive of soft beverages, Dh415 inclusive of house beverages, Dh165 for children between 6-12 years old, complimentary for children aged 5 years and under
  • Timings Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm 

 Soho Garden

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Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s a huge multi-bar open-air space that’s already throwing some of the best parties in town. This isn’t a brunch about the food but perfect if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere with a good selection of drinks and some of the city’s top DJs playing alongside international acts, Soho Garden will deliver just what you’re after.

  • Location: Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai
  • Cost: Dhs450 house, Dhs550 prosecco, Dhs650 premium, party until late
  • Timing1pm to 5pm

Secret Garden Brunch

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The perfect for budding foodies. With top notch ingredients, some of which have been cultivated in the hotel’s grounds, and the tastiest concoctions, the food is the star here. That’s not to say the setting is anything other than gorgeous with beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf to calm you.

  • Location Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai, 04 8182222
  • Cost Dhs345 (soft beverages), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs600 (sparkling), Dhs725 (French bubbly),
  • Timing 1pm-4pm 

500 – 600

Friday Farmers Brunch 

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One of the best things about this brunch is the setting which really has an exotic and oasis-like feel. Outdoor tables are set up over lush green lawn while you enjoy five-star cuisine while taking in spectacular views of the surrounding desert. Spending the day here really feels like a full-day celebration as the environment is festive and relaxing with so many activities on offer. Children will be entertained by clowns and magicians, while they can also ride a pony, visit the petting zoo, get their face painted or have fun in the bouncy castle.

  • Location The Friday Farmers Brunch at Bab Al Shams
  • Cost AED 345 per person soft beverages ,AED 515 per person house beverages
  • Timing 12:30pm to 4pm and priced at

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Asia Asia

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Book a table on the terrace overlooking the marina and expect sushi from Japan, Peking duck from China, as well as locally inspired dishes at the Spice Route brunch. It doesn’t kick off until 2pm on Friday, so plenty of time to get glammed up, but there are happy hour deals in the bar from noon.

  • Location Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai,
  • Timing Fri 2pm to 5pm,
  • Cost Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs449 with prosecco

Beachcombers

Rating: 9/10

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Brunch on the beach with Burj Al Arab views, this one is popular with families. There’s entertainment for little ones, balloon modelling and face painting, plus a children’s buffet. Adults can enjoy a selection of international dishes with some Asian specialities, sparkling wine and ocean views.

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  • LocationJumeirah Beach Hotel, Beach Road, Dubai
  • Cost Dhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs425 with house drinks, Dhs575 with champagne. 
  • TimingFri and Sat 1pm to 4pm

Beach Lounge 

Rating: 9/10

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Could I rate this the best for outdoor brunch? It’s a tough call but the setting, vibes and seafood at this brunch are just stunning 

  • LocationJumeirah Beach Hotel, Beach Road, Dubai
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Crescendo

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Pull up a chair next to the Anantara’s swimming pool and tuck into the Fork And Cork brunch, which has themed areas, drink stations and kids’ sections. Don’t miss the Hong Kong street food stalls or the sombrero stand with chilli, nachos and guacamole.

  • Location Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai
  • CostDhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs475 with house drinks, Dhs575 with champagne. 
  • Timing Fri 1pm to 4pm

Palazzo Versace Giardino Brunch

Rating: 6/10

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You can indulge in a choice of international cuisine, including Italian, Arabic, Indian and a wide range of seafood options.

The highlight of this brunch for me, has to be the option to spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel’s luxury pool, for no additional cost, while listening to the sounds of the live band who will be entertaining guests all afternoon long.

  • Location Giardino, Palazzo Versace Dubai
  • Cost Dh350 per person including soft beverages, Dh550 including premium beverages, Dh690 per person including bubbly and pool access
  • Timings Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm

Café Belge

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Modelled on the grand cafés of 1920s Brussels, this art deco spot sprawls out onto a glorious terrace. Its sharing-concept brunch is served to the table, highlights include seafood platters, salmon cakes, a mini Wagyu burger and white chocolate spaghetti (that last one is as glorious as it sounds).

  • LocationRitz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai
  • CostDhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks. 
  • Timing Fri noon to 4pm

Dukesy Beach Brunch

Rating: 8/10

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Another great brunch that offers the chance to decamp for the day by the pool. The West 14th beach club (One of my favorite pools in Dubai – I do miss living their) offers a stepped lawn area that overlooks both the infinity pool and the beach on the other side, which means you can grab

a lounger before and after your al fresco lunch, which is characterised by a grilling station and plenty of mezzes. There’s a fully supervised kids club, too.

  • Location West 14th, Dukes Hotel, The Palm
  • Cost AED265 (with soft drinks), AED395 (with house beverages), AED445 (with Italian sparkling)
  • Timing 1pm-4pm, Friday

Media One Hotel

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A good brunch for party folk, whether you prefer to sit by the patio or the pool, the Media One Hotel has a Friday feast across its three restaurants on the eighth floor. The Med, Dek On 8 and Garden On 8 all share the brunch, serving an assortment of international food.

  • LocationMedia One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai
  • TimingFri 12.30pm to 4pm and 7.30pm to 11pm, 
  • CostDhs250 with soft drinks, Dhs375 with house drinks, Dhs595 with champagne. 

 Belgian Beer Café

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Enjoy hearty Belgian fare at this evening brunch –including mussels, frites, cold meats and bitterballen (veal croquettes) – from the rooftop of the Grand Millennium hotel.

  • LocationGrand Millennium Hotel, Tecom, Dubai 
  • CostDhs345 with house drinks. 
  • TimingFri and Sat 4pm to 8pm

The Hilton’s BiCE Ristorante Brunch

Rating: 6/10

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A good place to sample a rather authentic Italian brunch. Here you will get an la carte brunch offering, including shared starters, pasta and mains with live cooking stations and a dedicated dessert station. The brunch is pretty chilled so I would suggest this brunch for a family affair

  • Location Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach 
  • Cost starting at Dh295 per person including soft drinks, Dh395 including house beverages, Dh430 including bubbly Children (aged 6 to 12 years old) will be charged at Dh135 
  • Timing Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm 

The Hilton Pure Sky Lounge Brunch

Rating: 6/10

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The weather could not be more perfect for this rooftop lounge, bar and restaurant overlooking the Arabian Gulf. With two expansive terraces, Pure Sky Lounge & Dining is an idyllic setting to enjoy the perfect outdoor brunch, that is if all you are interested in is the setting and drink. The drinks are free flowing (I cant crumble at that) but the food was very basic, I would defiantly eat before and maybe after! But if you are out for a good night out then this is still great value for money.

  • Location Hilton JBR 
  • Cost Dh225 including soft beverages and Dh375 including house beverages 
  • Timing Every Friday from 5.30pm to 9pm

7Elephants

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The food reflects the venue’s brand promise: cuisine from India, Bali, the Middle East, Britain, Italy, Spain and Mexico. So expect tapas platters, mezzes, tacos and a ton of desserts, to be eaten either inside or on the capacious terrace.

  • Location 7Elephants, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
  • Cost AED195 (soft drinks), AED295 (house beverages), AED495 (premium bubbles)
  • Timing 12pm-4pm, Friday

El Sur

Rating: 8/10

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El Sur do an amazing Friday all you can eat Tapas brunch that is perfect for the parents. It’s lively and fun, the food is fantastic and the service is unparalleled. I absolutely adored the offering.

  • Location El Sur, Lobby level Westin Hotel, Sufouh Road, Dubai Dates Fridays
  • CostDh265 per person with soft drinks and juices; Dh395 per person including hops, grape and house beverages
  • Timings 30pm to 3.30pm

Aji’s Inti Raymi Brunch

Rating: 6/10

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Here you can expect supper yummy food on a terrace (shared by 6 other restaurants) that over look the beach and sea. The atmosphere was rather tame but then this brunch had just opened so might be better now

  • LocationAji, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah 
  • CostDh275 including soft beverages, Dh440 including house beverages, Dh660 including bubbly 
  • TimingsEvery Friday from 12pm to 4pm 

Suq

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Relax in the pretty poolside gardens of the Four Seasons as you enjoy the extravagant brunch at Suq restaurant. There’s fresh seafood, Arabic delicacies and international fare on offer, plus a special children’s play area makes it family friendly.

  • Location Four Seasons Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
  • Timing Fri 1pm to 4pm
  • Cost Dhs350 with soft drinks, Dhs500 with house drinks, Dhs690 with champagne. 

Infinity Brunch

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What better setting than the terrace of the address hotel over looking the infinity pool and JBR skyline. It dosnt get much better than this

  • LocationShades, Address Marina
  • Cost AED 288, inclusive of soft beverages | AED 417 inclusive of house beverage
  • Timing 2pm – 5pm

Ll Fara Trattoria & Lounge

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This has to be one of my new fav spots in Dubai – its quite unique in the scene its not attached to a hotel and has stunning views of the ocean and palm. The food is authentic Italian and the chef is amazing. They also do an amazing ladies night on a Tuesday.

  • Location Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah
  • The Palm
  • Cost Soft Brunch: AED 199.00 Regular Brunch: AED 395.00
  • Timing 30 – 3.30

Mina Salam

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And finally to end on – the iconic Mina Salam Brunch. You just can beat the views, setting, food, drinks, choice, service, atmosphere, entertainment, location and set up for children this brunch has it all!

  • Location Hanaaya and Tortuga at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
  • Cost 450 for soft drinks, 525 for alcoholic and 630 for champagne
  • Timing 30 – 4pm

So there you have it my top list of outdoor brunches in Dubai that you need to visit – do you have any to add