Tomorrow is the last day of Ramadan and it's Eid this weekend! And while there's plenty of fabulous ways to celebrate, we absolutely love the brunches that Dubai puts up in honour of Eid. Here's our pick of 10 brunches we're all about:
Located at the heart of Dubai Marina, this brunch is great for singles and families. There may be a noisy play area with a bunch of super excited kids, but that adds to the ambience instead of detracting from it. And let's just not get started on the food. It's deeelissssh! The crispy duck, watermelon and cashew salad and six-hour smoked beef chuck rib, are our faves.
Time: 12pm- 4pm
Dhs199 for adults
Dhs30 for kids
Pier 7, Level 1 Marina, 04 421 5669
2 Intersect by Lexus
If you're an organic food buff, then this one-of-a-kind eatery in DIFC is the perfect place to indulge at. The spread of ‘Feel Good Cuisine’ served on hand crafted dishes, is an experience you'll not want to miss.
Time: 1PM – 4PM
Price: Includes unlimited hot and cold starters, one entrée and unlimited desserts
Dhs195 (unlimited soft beverages)
Dhs295 (unlimited hops & grape beverages)
Dhs495 (unlimited bubbly)
DIFC, Gate Village 7 , 04 355 9524
3 BiCE Ristorante
Bice has been synonymous with delicious Italian food for as long as we can remember. And this Eid, they've created a set menu specially for the festive occasion. Farm fresh ingredients and melt-in-the-mouth offerings... mmm.. we can't get there fast enough!
Time: 12.30pm- 3:30pm
Price: Dhs195 per person, three-course meal, food only
BiCE Ristorante, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 04 318 2520
London's famous restaurant does not disappoint in Dubai. If you want to get dressed up and soak up the afternoon glam while feasting on Asian-fusion dishes, this hip eatery is just awesome.
Time:12pm - 4pm
Pei Mei - Dhs370 (includes soft drinks and Novikov Detoxers),
Gugo Yubara - Dhs490 (includes house beverages and sommelier selections)
O-Ren Ishii - Dhs545 (includes bubbly, house beverages and sommelier selections)
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 503 4444
5 Dusit Thani Dubai
If you want it ALL, then Dusit Thani Dubai's Big Eid Brunch is where you should be this weekend. All the specialty restaurants on the 24th floor will be serving a central buffet made up of Arabic, Thai and international cuisines. YUM!
Time: 12.30pm to 4pm
Price: Starts from Dhs239 per person with soft beverages and chilled juices
Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 043174515
6 Seven Sands
If you've never tried traditional Emirati cuisine, there's no better time than now! With a traditional feast comprised of popular Emirati dishes like harees, fish majboos, lamb thareed and baby chicken mashawi, it's a one-stop shop for Emirati food yumminess.
Time: 12pm to 4pm on the first official day of Eid
Price: Dh155 per person, children below the age of 6 dine free.
Shop # 5102,The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence 04 551 6652
7 Boulevard Kitchen
Manzil Downtown's signature restaurant, Boulevard Kitchen, serves food from the greater Middle East region, with a focus on Levantine cuisine.
With dishes like a perfectly cooked lamb and rice and a fabulous and buzzing ambience with scenic views of downtown Dubai, it's one of our fave spots to spend a weekend at.
Time: Eid weekend 1pm-4pm
Dhs195 (soft drinks)
Dhs295 (house beverages)
Manzil Downtown, 044285888
Eat your fill with a delicious Middle Eastern buffet in a family-friendly setting this Eid at Cilantro Restaurant at Arjaan by Rotana. Foodie favourites such as ouzi, fish, lamb, chicken mandi, live shawarma station and more, is worth every calorie. You can work 'em all off later!
Time: 12.30pm to 4pm
Dhs146 for adults
Dhs59 for kids
Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City, 04 436 0000
9 Radisson Blue
Radisson Blue will host a two day Eid Al Fitr Brunch at five of their outlets: Aseelah, Shabestan, Minato, Fish Market, Pub. There's something for everyone, from authentic Japanese, Chinese and Persian cuisine to fresh seafood and sweet treats.
Dhs189 per person
Dhs89 for children 4-12 years old
Free for children under 4
Dubai Deira Creek, 04 222 7171
Known for its contemporary setting and some of the most renowned steaks in the city, Gaucho Dubai is ringing in the Eid celebrations with their 'Eid Family Roast'. Go and eat your fill at the all-day 2-for-1 offer on Gaucho Roast’s Main Course to enjoy over the long weekend!
Main Roast: Dhs215
2 Courses: Dhs270
3 Courses: Dhs320
Podium Level, Gate Village 05,DIFC, 04 422 7898