Five fresh summer brunches to try in Dubai

Kick-start the UAE summer with a visit to one of the hottest brunches in town this weekend…

Tasca, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Dubai’s very first Portuguese brunch is full of the freshest and finest flavours. The extensive tasting menu means that made-to-order dishes are continuously brought to your table to be sampled and shared. Guests can look forward to feasting on an array of Portuguese favourites including a variety of seafood, flavoursome grilled meats and decadently creamy desserts that would fulfil any dessert lovers’ craving. All dishes are served with imaginative flair and accompanied by a refreshingly fruity sangria and a collection of signature drinks which perfectly complement the dishes, and the setting.

Details: Brunch packages start from AED 300 with soft drinks. For more information and reservations, visit


The Grand Bazaar Brunch at Ruya, Grosvenor House

Ruya’s Grand Bazaar Brunch re-launched on June 7 and will continue to take place every Friday moving forward. Guests are invited to indulge in a culinary journey through the eclectic menu with classic Anatolian cuisine featuring an array of house favourite dishes.  Ruya’s 360-degree bar, The Mekan Lounge, serves an enticing selection of innovative signature drinks to compliment the cuisine, inspired by the rich culture and history of Anatolia. Panoramic views of the Dubai Marina provide a backdrop as DJ Rafael Becker sets the scene for a buzzing and vibrant afternoon.

Details: Brunch packages start at AED 299 with soft drinks. Every Friday, 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Call 04-3999123 or e-mail


Brunch 105 at La Cantine du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Since Brunch is all about family, friends and fantastic food, La Cantine du Faubourg is hosting its Brunch 105 every Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, and is suitable for the whole family. Step in a Parisian bedroom setting and experience a chic Saturday afternoon. Make the most of your weekends and try the brunch delicacies, from the wide selection of pastries, eggs, signatures and sweets. Served a la table, choose your preferred dishes from the brunch menu, along with beverages. Pick up the all-inclusive package of your choice starting from AED 265, including of mocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and hot beverages.

Details: Brunch packages start at AED 265 per person. For bookings, call 04-3527105 or e-mail


The Lofty Caviar Brunch at The Loft, Dubai Opera

Kick-starting again on June 14, The Lofty Caviar weekly Friday brunch is back with a summer twist. The Loft at Dubai Opera restaurant and bar serves chef-driven brasserie fare and will be offering an ephemeral respite from the scorching summer heat inside the restaurant’s expansive indoor space. Bringing experiential dishes to the forefront, guests can expect rare seafood, an array of hand-picked oysters and a caviar station, homemade ice cream, seasonal fruits, and more – all paired with upbeat sounds from a live violinist and DJ. Inspired by a quintessential European summer spread, the dishes include a selection of oyster and ceviche, mushroom risotto infused with truffle, seafood and meats, cheese and cold cuts, refreshing summer drinks and much more.

Details: Brunch packages start at AED 395. Every Friday, 12pm – 4pm. Book at


OPA Mykonos Edition, Fairmont Dubai

This summer, hop into your new Greek oasis in the heart of Dubai as OPA announces the launch of its first Grecian brunch (Mykonos Edition) next month on 19th July 2019. A total feast for your senses; this big, fat Greek brunch promises to smash your stress away with its lively Greek music and foot tapping Zorba dancing, while you feel the Mykonos vibes around you.

Blending authentic Greek cuisine with a modern-day Mediterranean feel, OPA’s first ever brunch concept offers the perfect getaway to a Greek party island without stepping out of Dubai. This brunch offers a spectacular four course selection of delicious bread and dips, savoury starters and tantalizing mains such as Pastitsio, Grilled Baby Chicken, Moussaka, Steamed Sea Bass Fillet, Imam Baildi to guide you through your Friday afternoon in true Greek style accompanied by a live DJ and entertainment.  Save some space for the desserts, such as the Athenian Pie, Pistachio Cake and Greek Yogurt as the energetic music will be pulling you off your tables on to the dance floor in no time.

Details: OPA’s Brunch is available from 12PM to 4PM on Friday, 19th July 2019. Brunch packages start at AED 350 per person. For reservations, call +971 4 357 0557 or email at

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