Best value brunches in the Dubai/UAE

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Brunches.  Breakfast and lunch combined, why not leakfast?  We don’t know.

What we do know is that a Friday brunch in Dubai is a rite of passage.  You must go to at least one brunch, eat too much, drink too much and then spent Saturday looking for a gym membership and swearing, ‘Never again.’

Brunches are one of those things you can spend anywhere between 200 AED (£41) to 400+ AED (£82+) per person.  Here we’re going to have a look at some of the vest value brunches on a budget.  We’ll try to keep it less than 300 AED (£62) although, no promises (always remember to keep an eye out for 2 for 1 deals and discounts on brunches, though).

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Jazz@Pizza Express

Head to Cluster A at Jumeirah Lake Towers for Jazz@Pizza Express.  This cool little brunch is just perfect if you’re a fan of pizza, pasta, salads and doughballs in garlic butter.  It’s a bit simple, in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes you just want to eat copious amounts of pizza with some friends.

Jazz@Pizza Express is on every Friday from 12:00PM until 4:00PM and costs 229 AED (£47) including unlimited house beverages.

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Radisson Blu Dubai Media City

This relaxed atmosphere at Radisson Blu’s Certo Italian restaurant is perfect for those you want a quiet brunch with some excellent quality food.  You’ll have access to the Icon Lounge for oysters and cured meats while upstairs you can have some great British classics with slow-roasted beef and Yorkshire puddings.

On your way out, hit the ice cream cart, too.

Radisson Blu Brunch runs from 12:30PM until 4:30PM every Friday.  It’ll cost you 249 AED (£51) for soft drinks and 359 AED (£74) with house beverages.

Big Apple at Tribeca

This organic brunch in a laidback atmosphere is perfect for your weekly catch up with your health conscious friends or family.  Organic meat, salads, pastas and sliders are on offer and the drinks are to die for.

Big Apple is a late starter, starting at 1:00PM until 5:00PM.  Costs 199 AED (£41) for soft drinks, 299 AED (£61) for house beverages and 399 AED (£82) for bubbly.

Casa De Tapas

This lively Spanish party brunch will have you eating, drinking and being merry with a live band coming on stage and playing some great Spanish music.  If you like to salsa, this is the place.  You can pick and choose from the buffet or sample the tapas that will make its rounds to your table.

Casa De Tapas is at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and costs 199 AED (£41) for soft drinks, 249 AED (£51) for house beverages and 299 AED (£61) for sparkling wine.

McGettigan’s

This great value Irish brunch is spacious with indoor and outdoor seating perfect for couples and groups of friends.  You can get a traditional roast with all the trimmings, vegetables and potatoes, meatballs and spaghetti, salmon and steamed chicken or how about scrambled eggs?  Everything goes at McGettigan’s.

McGettigan’s Brunch is at Bonnington at Jumeirah Lake Towers and costs 249 AED (£51) including house beverages.