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14 Fabulous Family Brunches in Dubai for 2024

by Dubai Travel Planner

Eating out in the city of Dubai is always a fun affair, particularly when you go out with your family. Brunch can be the most fabulous time of the week for families to get together over a meal and catch up with friends, but it’s important to note, especially if you are new to Dubai, not all brunches are created the same!

Some Saturday brunches can become quite boozy affairs, whereas others focus on the fine food and views and may not be entirely appropriate for kids with short attention spans. It’s not to say that plenty of Dubai’s brunches can’t provide the best of both worlds – but something to be mindful of if you are brand new to Dubai’s brunching scene or are non-drinkers.

Luckily, there are plenty of brunches in Dubai that do cater specifically to family groups, either as an addition to their incredible Saturday lineup or with special sessions held on a Sunday with a more family-flavoured affair (we separately cover our favourite traditional Sunday roast venues in Dubai over here!)

With children ourselves, we know what to look for when it comes to finding balance on the weekends. Some of our favourite Dubai dining destinations have created special events just for the kids, from their own separate buffets to party entertainers, live shows, bouncy castles and incredible themed characters.

So here it is, our pick of Dubai’s best family brunches for the winter brunching season 2023-24 (we may add a few more over the season, so keep this page bookmarked!)

Indicative PricingPrice Range
$Under AED 300 for adult house package
$$Under AED 450 for adult house package
$$$Over AED 450 for adult house package
Always confirm pricing and discounts/special offers direct with the venues; these price guides are indicative only
  • Unless otherwise specified, you can expect complimentary dining for under 6’s
  • Kids 6 – 12 are generally 50% off the soft package price or at a discounted rate
  • Some al fresco dining options may be limited until the weather cools

1. Sunday Family Brunch at Yalumba ($)

A great place to start in your search for a family-friendly brunch in Dubai. Yalumba can be found in the same area as the Dubai International Airport and offers the perfect Sunday family event for parents with little kids – affectionately known as #FamilyBlunch.

While parents find a spot to relax, the little people are offered their own section, which includes a fun-themed buffet and a little play area where they can run, climb, and jump till their hearts are content.

Of course, the grownups are also taken care of at brunch. The adult menu is internationally themed, and the bar is well-stocked with the best drinks, and we’ve always found a high standard of service.

Where to find Yalumba: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud

Sunday blunch hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at yalumbadubai.com

2. Bubbalicious at Mina’s Kitchen ($$$)

Mina’s Kitchen is located in the beautiful Westin Resort Mina Seyahi. Their Saturday ‘Bubbalicious Brunch’ typically crosses between cooking and an open performance as the chefs whip up an insane amount of food in an open-plan kitchen in front of their guests.

The spread is usually expansive enough to offer cuisines from all over the world, and the drink selection often matches the variety of food. Being one of the best places for Saturday Brunch Dubai has to offer, Mina’s Kitchen provides entertainment for adults and kids alike, keeping everyone happy through the afternoon.

Where to find Mina’s Kitchen: Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at marriott.com

3. Agrabah at Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam ($$)

This fantastic Aladdin-themed family brunch at Hanaaya restaurant opens up a new world of wonders. Featuring carefully curated cuisine from around the world, including an extensive array of seafood, it’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Expect visits from Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, as well as a mesmerising snake charmer, a magic genie show, arts and crafts, face painting, and so much more! This brunch is sure to keep you and your little ones happy with a truly magical Middle Eastern vibe.

With views over to the Burj Al Arab, what more could you ask from a family brunch in Dubai?

Where to find Hanaaya: Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

Saturday brunch hours: 1.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Learn more at Jumeirah.com

4. The Meydan Saturday Superhero Brunch at Farriers ($$)

Farriers restaurant is located in the Meydan Hotel and serves a widely varied buffet menu that includes Indian, European and Asian foods to choose from. As far as brunch in Dubai goes, this one is quite casual and family-centric and now has a superhero theme.

Farriers give free entry and food for kids under 6. It also provides a play area where the little ones can bounce themselves silly and also get their cute faces painted.

While the children play, the adults can enjoy the views of Meydan’s racecourse, on the edge of which Farriers sits.

Where to find Farriers Restaurant: The Meydan Hotel, Meydan.

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at meydanhotels.com

5. Saturday Brunch at Suq ($$$)

Suq lays out an impressive Dubai family brunch for its guests every Saturday. Located in the elegant Four Seasons Hotel, Suq’s buffet menu covers all possible cuisines from Asian to European and North American. Diners can eat out on the terrace and enjoy the beautiful view of the garden and swimming pool.

Children are definitely catered for and are given their own play area and treated to lots of ice cream and chocolate treats.

Where to find Suq: Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at fourseasons.com

6. The Bricks Brunch at Legoland Dubai ($)

Arguably the family brunch that all kids (both big and small) have been waiting for, the ‘Bricks Brunch’ takes place at the Bricks restaurant at the Legoland Resort Hotel every Saturday. Enter a Lego-themed world full of non-stop fun and Lego-themed activities, as well as lots of tasty food!

Enjoy an incredible international buffet, live cooking stations, and a bottomless drinks package.

Entertainment includes a Lego building bonanza, a kid’s kitchen giving children a chance to craft their own pizzas and ice creams, a craft corner, a dance party and, after brunch, Lego movies. There’s also complimentary access to the pool after brunch, making this the perfect Lego-themed day!

And as if a Lego-themed brunch isn’t enough, there are also special themes within a theme days! So, if you fancy dining with Lego pirates, check online to find out when they’re next manning the decks!

Where to find Bricks: Legoland Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Saturday brunch hours: 1.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Learn more at legoland.com

7. The Art of Brunch at Fountain ($$)

An oldie but a goldie on the Dubai crunching scene, The Art of Brunch has long held the crown as one of the most reliable brunches to please all ages.

The Fountain restaurant offers an elegant dining experience that can best be described as “substance over style”. Their menu is predominantly Asian-inspired, although it features several dishes from International cuisine.

The atmosphere is relaxed and elegant, with clean and simple decor and live piano music that everyone will enjoy. Children are given their own separate area, “Little Birds Kids Club” complete with a bouncy castle and entertainers, so that parents can sit with their friends and catch up without worrying over childcare.

Children below 5 dine complimentary, while those under 12 are 50% off (and they often run some brilliant 2-4-1 specials, especially over the summer; follow their socials to see deals!)

Where to find the Fountain: Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai

Saturday brunch hours: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn more at movenpick.com

8. Zuma Baikingu Brunch at Zuma ($$$)

Zuma is an upscale Japanese restaurant located in the DIFC district. A Japanese Brunch in Dubai is quite a rare find, and the fact that they also serve a family brunch makes them even more remarkable.

The stunning, Japanese-style interior will enchant parents and children alike. Meals are offered in small quantities, with the option to refill, great if you don’t want to feel you’re overindulging on the weekend.

Children are given their own section and are well taken care of by staff. Zuma’s fantastic service definitely puts it in contention for the best brunch in Dubai.

Where to find Zuma: DIFC Building 6, DIFC Area

Saturday brunch hours: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn more at zumarestaurant.com

9. London Social Brunch at Caravan ($$$)

The ‘London Social Brunch’ is an awesome Dubai family Brunch inside Caravan and, in winter, out on its perfectly manicured lawns. Enjoy a very British-style garden tea party with small touches down to a Royal Guard welcome and old English phone boxes.

The food is magnificent and spreads across multiple cooking stations and buffets in mini food trucks, labelled after London’s famous tube stops. Children get to go outside and play if the weather is right.

This is definitely one buffet you will want to go back to a few times. Children below 5 dine complimentary, while those under 12 are 50% off.

Where to find Caravan: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Area

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at RitzCarlton.com

10. The Jardin Rose Brunch (Enchanted Garden) ($$$)

Details TBC – apologies, we are currently updating this section – September 2023

The beautiful ‘Jardin Rose’ brunch at Imperium is literally like stepping into a fairy tale. Little princesses and princes will love meeting characters from Beauty and the Beast in the restaurant’s very own enchanted garden.

Everything served at the ‘Jardin Rose’ brunch is of the finest quality. You’ll find lots of French-inspired dishes, including shellfish bisque, poulet ballotine and ratatouille, as well as traditional roasts. Don’t miss the impressive selection of cold seafood, including poached scallops, steamed mussels, clams and Dibba Bay oysters.

Of course, there’s a separate buffet for the kids as well as a separate dessert room that’s sure to delight the whole family.

Make sure that you arrive on time so that you don’t miss any of the magic.

Where to find Imperium: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn more at Jumeirah.com

11. Into The Jungle Brunch at Palazzo Versace ($$$)

Promising unique experiences for all the family, the ‘Into the Jungle Brunch’ at Palazzo Versace is sure to wow. You’ll enjoy a wide selection of gourmet delicacies from British Roasts to Sushi to Indian and South East Asian cuisine, all set in the beautiful green surroundings of the Giardino restaurant and its expansive outdoor terrace.

There’s also a kid’s buffet with lots of kid-friendly treats to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.

There’s a singer and a live DJ mixing the tunes for the grown-ups, whilst the kids are entertained by Magic Phil (a very popular Dubai-based entertainer). There are also appearances from everyone’s favourite Disney Wayfinder, Moana, as well as jungle crafts and the opportunity to learn more about plants and the jungle environment.

Guests receive complimentary access to the hotel pools before and after brunch, and kids are also allowed access to the kids’ club.

Where to find Giardino: Palazzo Versace, Al Jaddaf Waterfront, Bur Dubai

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn more at palazzoversace.ae

12. Family Fest Brunch at Caesar’s ($$$)

Definitely in the running for best family brunch Dubai, the ‘Family Fest Brunch’, located in the Bacchanal restaurant at Caesar’s Palace, is sure to keep your whole tribe entertained. With everything from a live DJ to dance competitions, princess appearances and acrobats, as well as arts and crafts, the family fest brunch has it all.

To top it all off, Dubai’s favourite family entertainer, Magic Phil, also makes an appearance each week with his giggle-inducing show.

With the kids so busy, it’s easy for grown-ups to enjoy the wide range of food on offer. Alongside the excellent carvery, there is an Indian cooking station serving up a variety of delicious curries and a pizza oven where you can get your favourite made-to-order.

Where to find Bacchanal: Caesar’s Palace, Bluewaters Island

Saturday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn more at Caesars.com

(TBC about the continuance of this brunch Winter 2023/24 with the rebranding of the hotel under Banyan Tree, due to happen in November 2023)

13. Saturday Brunch at Bread Street Kitchen ($$)

Whilst Gordon Ramsey might not be known for family-friendly language, brunch at his Bread Street Kitchen at the Atlantis Hotel is just that.

The award-winning restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. Live cooking stations provide a range of British classics, including succulent traditional roast, beef wellington and beer-battered fish and chips, as well as a range of international dishes. There’s also an extensive buffet of tasty starters and indulgent desserts. Not to mention a separate section for kids serving up all of their yummy favourites.

There is live entertainment and, in the cooler months, several outdoor kids activities, including face painting, balloon bending and a bouncy castle.

Aside from the exceptional food, what makes this brunch excellent value is that you also get to visit The Lost Chambers Aquarium for free! All in all, this is a great day out for all of the family and one that has some wow factor.

Where to find Bread Street Kitchen: Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah.

Saturday brunch hours: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at Atlantis.com

14. Gen X Brunch at the UBK Fun Zone ($)

OK, this one isn’t exactly whole family-friendly. In fact, parents are banned from this t(w)een only brunch! This brunch is located at UBK Fun Zone in JLT and caters exclusively to 9 to 14-year-olds.

There’s unlimited food and soft drinks, an interactive DJ, a photo booth, pool and Fussball tables, mocktail-making classes, party games, and so much more!

Available on Sundays, the Gen X Brunch bills itself as a safe space where kids can have fun without the prying eyes of mum and dad…

Where to find UBK Funzone: Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Sunday brunch hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn more at movenpick.accor.com

Want more great foodie guides for Dubai? Pop on over to our dining section where we have several great roundups across the city of Dubai, from our favourite afternoon teas (yes, many will take kids too!) through to our boutique breakfast spots and the ultimate sundowner locations across the city.

The Information contained in this article was correct at the time of last update (September 2023). Always check with the venue prior to visiting in case there are special opening hours, restricted hours or changes in special offers.

Pop over here if you’d like to see our selection of the best family-friendly brunches in Abu Dhabi

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