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Best Family Brunch in Dubai for 2023

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, but it’s important to note, especially if you are new to Dubai, not all brunches are created the same!

Some Friday 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.

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 traditional Sunday roasts in Dubai over here!)

With children ourselves, we know that not every Brunch in Dubai is suitable for families. Some of our favourite destinations have created Sunday events, whilst others focus on family and food over the booze.

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.

Please note this listing was first curated Pre-Covid-19. We are doing our best to ensure all listings are still open and living up to their family-friendly vibe. Always contact the hotel ahead of time to confirm what is open and avoid disappointment.

So here it is, our pick of Dubai’s best family brunches.

Sunday Family Brunch at Yalumba

Yalumba can be found in the same area as the Dubai International Airport and offers the perfect Sunday Family brunch 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.

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

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

Learn more at yalumbadubai.com

Bubbalicious at Mina’s Kitchen

Mina’s Kitchen is located in the beautiful Westin Resort Mina Seyahi. Their Saturday Bubbalicious Brunch is typically something that 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.

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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

Eat Asia Brunch at Beachcombers

Located at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Beachcombers’ Eat Asia Brunch is the perfect Dubai family brunch for lovers of the surf and sand. The menu for the day is heavily Asian, as the theme suggests, and the beachfront ahead promises relaxation and fun for children and their parents. Beachcombers make good on their promise to ensure the kids have fun.

There are chocolate fountains to drink from, face painters to make them look great, and even a magician to dazzle and entertain.

Where to find Beachcombers:  Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al Sufouh

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

Learn more at jumeirah.com

The Meydan Saturday 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.

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

Saturday Brunch at Suq

Every Saturday, Suq lays out an impressive Dubai family brunch for its guests. 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.

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

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

Learn more at fourseasons.com

The Art of Brunch at Fountain

The Fountain restaurant offers an elegant dining experience that can best be described as “substance over style”. Their menu is predominantly Asian-inspired, even though it features a number of dishes taken 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, “Kids Paradise” so that parents can sit with their friends and catch up without worrying over childcare.

Children below 5 dine complimentary while under 12’s are 50% off.

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

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

Learn more at movenpick.com

Zuma 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. Parents and children alike will be enchanted by the stunning, Japanese-style interior. Meals are offered in small quantities, with the option to refill.

Children are given their own section and are well taken care of. 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

London Social Brunch at Caravan

Set inside the Caravan and out on its perfectly manicured lawns, the London Social Brunch is an awesome Dubai family Brunch. 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 spread 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 under 12’s are 50% off.

Where to find Caravan: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai,

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

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Learn more at RitzCarlton.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.

Information correct at time of publishing January 2020 – updates at February 2022. 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

Before you go… More important things you should know when planning a trip to Dubai

  • Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance!!!

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