Please excuse us while we mourn the death of the beloved Friday brunch, a tradition that forms the fabric of the start of the weekend in the UAE. The new end to the working week is certainly a big change that is bound to affect the lifestyle of the residents but the city seems to be adapting to it at an impressive pace.
Case in point: Sunday brunches.
The new twin of the Friday variety, they have started popping up in restaurants and brunch haunts to pacify all religious brunchers. Offers, meal deals and all-you-can-eat buffets, these joints are sure to satisfy.
Go on, then. Gluttony on the weekend is excused.
The Cavendish Restaurant
European grub with a creative twist? Hell yeah!
Location: Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Timings: Starts at noon
Prices: Dh125 for adults, Dh79 for children
Pink is the theme at this Lebanese joint which will serve delights like Lamb Wellington, Burrata Tabbouleh and Halloumi Burgers as part of its new ‘Life is Sweet’ brunch and ‘Shamelessly Pink’ menu. Throw in live entertainment plus a pool and beach access.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach
Prices: Starting at Dh250
This restaurant offers brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, which means that food comas can be achieved on both days of the weekend. Contemporary dishes and cocktails. What’s not to love?
Location: Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Prices: Dh295 on Saturdays and Dh250 on Sunday
Hearty Irish food at a classic pub, with delicacies like Yorkshire puddings and gravy, will be available at multiple branches. McGettigan’s is a crowd favourite and if you’re looking for a boozy brunch, this is the place to be.
Location: McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Timings: Starts at 12.30pm