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5 Dubai Brunches You Can Book This Weekend

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Dubai restaurants are reopening with capacity levels increasing to 70%. Photo: Unsplash

With restaurants beginning to reopen and capacity levels increasing to 70% post-Eid Al-Fitr, Dubai’s infamous weekend brunches are once again ready to welcome back customers with mouthwatering menus.

While the extended hiatus for eateries may now be over, various precautionary measures are still in place to ensure the health and safety of all who walk through the doors, including a capped number of diners per table, limited occupancy and seating times, no buffet services, and other social distancing requirements. From unlimited plates and indulgent packages to international cuisines and fusion fare, local foodies can restart their brunching experiences at these celebrated dining destinations across Dubai this weekend—just don’t forget to make a reservation.

Nobu

Nobu Dubai, Dubai brunches

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This celebrated brunch spot in Atlantis, The Palm boasting modern Japanese delicacies from Michelin-starred chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be offering a brand-new weekend menu starting Friday, May 29. Signature favorites like the black cod yuzu miso and yellowtail jalapeño sashimi aren’t going anywhere, but the assorted tacos, gyozas, and rolls are a must-try. Fridays & Saturdays from 12 pm-3 pm; unlimited dishes and beverages from AED 345/person.

La Cantine Du Faubourg

La Cantine Du Faubourg, Dubai brunch

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This longtime Saturday brunch favorite captures the je ne sais quoi essence of Parisian brasserie breakfast and brings it to Dubai with an all-inclusive selection of pastries, eggs, mains, and sweets for a feast that keeps on giving. Indulge on poached eggs, truffle risotto, and profiteroles as you while away the hours and enjoy the last few moments of good weather tucked away on the outdoor garden terrace of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Saturdays from 12 pm – 4 pm; all-inclusive packages start from AED 265/person.

GAIA

Gaia Dubai, Dubai brunches

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In less than two years, GAIA has quickly become one of DIFC’s most acclaimed eateries and is reopening for the first time after the lockdown today, May 28. Combining the traditional elements of Greek-Mediterranean fare with modern flavors and homegrown ingredients, the tapas-style menu showcasing fresh seafood and mezze is reminiscent of an idyllic taverna with delectable small plates for the entire table to enjoy. From 12 pm onwards; a la carte menu available only.

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity, Dubai brunches

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For those who prefer to sleep in on the weekend, Zero Gravity’s Late Late Lunch is the go-to cult-favorite. Not only does the Marina-based beach club serve an all-you-can-eat menu of organic salads and savory sandwiches with panoramic skyline views, but it also includes an all-day pool and beach access for a mini day-cation. Fridays & Saturdays from 3 pm – 6 pm; all-you-can-eat menu starting from AED 199. 

Zuma

Zuma Dubai, Dubai brunches

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Seasoned brunchers frequently visit this award-winning restaurant for a fine dining izakaya experience featuring seasonal sushi platters and robata skewers as well as grilled seafood and high-quality meats for a Japanese culinary journey unlike any other. Fridays from 12:30 pm -4 pm; brunch packages start from AED 395/perosn.

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