Beat the summer heat with the ultimate Jumeirah brunch guide

Say goodbye to Saturday mornings, folks
Beat the summer heat with the ultimate Jumeirah brunch guide

There’s nothing more traditional in Dubai than the Friday Brunch. Your weekend staple for girl gangs, families or for special occasions, brunch is one of the cities’ favourite activities – and while everything else may slow down during scorching summer months, Jumeirah is making sure brunch isn’t one of them. Thank goodness – we don’t know what we’d do without our weekly dose of chocolate fountain. Choose from a range of dining experiences at Jumeirah’s luxury locations (or try them all if you can’t choose just one):

Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah

Even though we may still get lost no matter how many times we visit, Madinat Jumeirah’s offerings are worth the wandering – roam far enough and you may end up at one of these brunch hotspots.

Jumeirah Al Qasr: The legendary mega-brunch is the perfect place to bring visiting out-of-towners or to celebrate special occasions (payday is a special occasion, right?). The huge spread spans three restaurants and features live cooking stations and dessert galore - in case you’re wondering how big it is, they give you a map upon arrival. Yes, really.

Fridays, 12:30-16:00. Dhs480 soft beverages, Dhs577 bubbles and house beverages, Dhs674 premium bubbles.

Hanaaya: Escape the outdoors and enjoy locally-sourced ingredients and international delights while you look onto the winding Madinat Jumeirah canals. This relaxing brunch is one not to be missed – ‘hanaaya’ does mean happiness, after all. 

Fridays, 12:30 to 16:00. Dhs350 soft beverages, Dhs450 house beverages. 

  • For both, call +97144323232 to reserve.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Al Muntaha: The iconic seven-star hotel is home to a fine-dining destination with one of the best views the city has to offer (understandable given that it’s 200 metres above sea level). The innovative menu is artfully crafted by world-class chefs and combines the finest ingredients. Plus, it’s all sustainably sourced. We're talking about a proper brunch here, not your usual insta-frame, stock-the-table Dubai special. Definitely one for a special occasion, the Le Grand Petit Déjeuner brunch features blue lobster benedict, black truffle eggs and turbot topped with caviar, alongside a premium selection of pastries and dessert. This is one spread worth waking up early for.

  • Fridays, 10:00 – 15:30. Dhs695 soft beverages and a glass of bubbles. Early bird 10:00 – 12:00, Dhs595 soft beverages. Call +971 430 176 00 to reserve.

Kitchen Connection at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Kitchen Connection: This one’s for the ladies. Catch up with your BFF's this summer and get a free upgrade to the sparkling package, as well as a complimentary post-brunch beverage at Uptown Bar. Rather a family affair? Children can enjoy the dedicated facilities, and there's even a section to stick your S.O.

Fridays, 13:00-16:00. Dhs415 soft beverages, Dhs520 sparkling, Dhs695 premium bubbles.

La Parrilla: If you’re more of a have-breakfast-with-the-sunrise kind of person (what’s that like?), you may be ready for something a little meatier come lunchtime. Enter: La Parrilla. Carnivores can indulge in South American-inspired flavours and tableside-carved steak, ending, of course, with the Mexican traditional treat of churros. Yum.

Fridays, 13:00 – 16:00. Dhs415 soft drinks, Dhs520 sparkling package, Dhs650 bubbles. 

  • For both, call +971 4 432 3232 to reserve.

Mundo at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Can’t get time off for a holiday? No problem. You can explore the vibrant flavours of India at the heart of our city – sample traditional delicacies at live cooking stations and make long-lasting memories with loved ones.

Fridays, 13:00 – 16:00. Dhs125 water. Dhs145 soft drinks, Dhs275 house beverages. Call +971 4 432 3232 to reserve.

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