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A supplement to BBC Good Food Middle East. Publication licensed by Dubai Production City, DCCA

BRUNCH GUIDE NEW SEASONAL BRUNCHES

AUTUMN/WINTER 2019


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Introduction MANAGEMENT PUBLISHING DIRECTOR: Natasha Pendleton natasha.pendleton@cpimediagroup.com EDITORIAL EDITOR: Sophie Voelzing sophie.voelzing@cpimediagroup.com ONLINE EDITOR: Glesni Holland glesni.holland@cpimediagroup.com

WELCOME TO THE 2019 AUTUMN & WINTER BRUNCH GUIDE

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Brunching is a concept loved worldwide for its laid-back approach to high-quality food, bottomless beverages and inviting social element. For New Yorkers, brunch often means a couple of drinks and a late meal to recover from the night before. In the UK, brunch is closer to the original meaning of the word, a generous breakfast served around noon. While in the UAE, brunch is somewhat of an institution. It’s a firm favourite on the weekly calendars of many residents and tourists alike, with options catering to all tastes and ages – it’s synonymous with tremendous amounts of the very best food and drink. In celebration of this fact, we’ve put together some of the finest brunch packages on offer in the UAE – from a la carte brunches and buffet brunches (or a mix of both), to party and casual brunches, and pool or beachside brunches, plus more! We hope this latest edition of the guide leads you to a brunch that’s right up your street. Enjoy,

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Sophie Voelzing & Glesni Holland


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CONTENTS BACK TO BRUNCH... BACK TO REALITY

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PIRATES & MERMAIDS BRUNCH

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POTS, PANS & BUCKETS BRUNCH

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WATERSIDE FRIDAY BRUNCH

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HEALTHY MEETS BRUNCH

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FRIDAY FAMILY BRUNCH

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DIM SUM DISCO

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THE CITY BRUNCH

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BRUNCH 105

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BRUNCHOLOGY AT YALUMBA

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BRING YOUR OWN FRIENDS BRUNCH

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EAT.PLAY. LAUGH BRUNCH

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SURF AND TURF FRIDAY BRUNCH

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THE CARTOON BRUNCH AT NOSH RESTAURANT

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PRANZO ITALIANO LATE BRUNCH

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THE ROBERTO’S BRUNCH

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FRIDAY FEAST – THE BRUNCH THAT GOES BEYOND

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FAMILY FIESTA BRUNCH

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BACK TO BRUNCH... BACK TO REALITY Enjoy amazing offers at over 40 brunches this October with Marriott International

Marriott International returns this October with its MoreCravings ‘Back to Brunch’ campaign across 32 participating hotels and more than 40 restaurants in the UAE. From 3rd October to 2nd November 2019, Marriott Bonvoy members will receive a free package upgrade at any of the participating brunches, whilst non-Marriott Bonvoy members shall receive a free brunch package when they book for 4 or more guests. Whether guests are looking to appreciate the outdoors after a long hot summer, eager to spend time with family enjoying good food, beverages and a buzzing atmosphere, indulge in some of the finest & newest cuisines, or in desperate need to party with friends after a stressful week, MoreCravings guarantees a brunch to suit everyone. The Back to Brunch offers are available for one month only so don’t miss out and book your spot early. What type of brunch are you? Below is a list of the best per occasion to help find your perfect match!


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I’m ready to Partyyyyyyy

If you’re looking to let loose and strictly apply the “work hard, play harder” motto, we have you covered. Make sure you check out:

Palm Sugar @ WET Deck, W Dubai – The Palm

Friday Tapas @ El Sur The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Brunchology @ Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Eat. Play. Laugh. @ Kuzbara, Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi

Chill by day, brunch by night

Prefer to wake up late, get chores done, go for a beach day and then treat yourself in the evening? These night brunches are for you:

Farmhouse @ The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Brunch Nation @ The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Fridaze Evening Brunch @ Zengo, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

I’d like an outdoor table please

October… when temperatures start to cool, and brunch season really begins! MoreCravings by Marriott Bonvoy offers a range of al fresco brunches, where you can enjoy good food, beverages, and a glimpse of the winter breeze in the UAE:

London Social @ Caravan, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR

HIVE @ Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Mucha Lucha @ Luchador Rooftop Cantina & Lounge, Aloft Palm Jumeirah

Friday Family Brunch @ The Terrace on the Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

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Buy get free at participating MoreCravings brunches Brunch season is back. Explore exciting brunches at over 40 venues across the UAE. With MoreCravings, you will find the perfect brunch experience for you. To see the full list of participating venues, visit MoreCravings.com


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BOOK NOW! Visit morecravings.com/ brunches

Good food ends with good talk

While some groups want to dance the weekend away, others see brunches as the perfect opportunity to eat, treat, indulge repeat. Enjoy mouth-watering delicacies across a variety of cuisines at some of these key foodie spots:

Lazy Grazing Feast @ GRAZE, La Ville Hotel & Suites, CITY WALK, Autograph Collection

Plunge Brunch @Basha, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai

La Tavola Del Sabato @ Villa Toscana, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Bubbalicious @ Fairways, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Insta-worthy views

And finally, for those who have been on the search for the perfect view of the city, Marriott International has sky high restaurants where you can guarantee a good time, great meal, and bask in the beauty of city views.

Sky High @ Observatory, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Mucha Lucha @ Luchador Rooftop Cantina & Lounge, Aloft Palm Jumeirah

Sora @ Morimoto Dubai, Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai

068 @ Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

From 3rd October to 2nd November 2019, Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy a package upgrade at over 40 participating brunches across the UAE, whilst non-Marriott Bonvoy members can receive a free brunch package when they book 4 or more guests. Not a member of Marriott Bonvoy but want to be? Sign up free-ofcharge at www.morecravings.com/subscribe to redeem the free package upgrade offer and enjoy multiple benefits with Marriott International hotels. For the full list of brunches and booking options, visit morecravings.com/brunches

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Come and make a splash at Dubai’s most family friendly brunch. Enjoy a wide variety

of specially-themed dishes, dress up as a pirate or mermaid and enjoy an afternoon of epic swashbuckling fun and deep-sea enchantment. With prizes for the best-dressed pirate or mermaid, there’s entertaining activities and fun for everyone. Every Saturday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Prices start at AED 325 per person Children up to the age of 5 years dine for free; children aged 6 to 11 enjoy 50% discount.

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PIRATES & MERMAIDS BRUNCH

Address Dubai Marina

Every Saturday, come and make a splash at Dubai’s most family friendly brunch. Get transported into a world of deep-sea enchantment as you and your family indulge in an extensive buffet with live cooking stations and specially-themed dishes at Mazina. Dress up as a pirate or mermaid, enjoy an afternoon of epic swashbuckling fun and get the chance to win thrilling prizes for the best costume. Let your kids lay siege to the bouncy castle and spend some fun-filled hours in a special designated kid’s area while you are enjoying world-class food and sweeping Marina views. There are exciting activities with our team of chefs every week, including pizza making, cupcake decorating, face painting, sandwich making and create your own mocktail. Mazina is the perfect place to make the whole family happy.

BOOK NOW! Address Dubai Marina Tel: 04 436 7777 addresshotels.com/en/hotels/ address-dubai-marina/ dine@emaar.com

Need to know TIMES Every Saturday, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

PRICES • Packages start from AED 325, inclusive of soft drinks. Premium packages also available. • Children up to the age of 5 years dine for free; children aged 6 to 11 enjoy 50% discount. * All prices include a 10% Service Charge, 7% Municipality Fee, and 5% VAT. Offer is valid from 21st of September until 14th of December 2019. Other terms and conditions may apply.

“Dress up as a pirate or mermaid and enjoy an afternoon of epic swashbuckling fun and deep-sea enchantment”


BOARDS, POTS & PANS

BRUNCH FRIDAY, 1:00 - 4:00PM

SEAFOOD STATION BUFFET STATION UNLIMITED A LA CARTE WITH DJ & LIVE BAND


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POTS, PANS & BUCKETS BRUNCH BFF, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel

If you are looking for a new go-to brunch to try this month, then look no further, as BFF’s new Friday brunch is guaranteed to tempt all foodies in the region. The Pots, Pans and Buckets Brunch will offer a range of the venue’s favourite flavours with a selection of salads and cold cuts to start and a mouth-watering array of dishes from the kitchen, perfect for sharing, including sliders, ribs, shrimp buckets, sausage pot and tempting fries, plus a sumptuous beef wellington or roast lamb. Indulge in all of this plus much more while enjoying singalong tunes from the live band, kicking off the party from 3pm onwards on Fridays. Having recently opened its doors at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, BFF – Dubai’s brand-new gastro lounge and bar, offers an upbeat and casual space to relax, kickback and enjoy the sport on one of the large TV screens on the expansive terrace. Serving up home comforts and delicious sharing platters, it’s an ideal spot to gather with friends over the weekend. Offering fun for the whole family, BFF aims to keep the little ones thoroughly entertained with an enclosed play area filled with toys, PlayStations and games galore.

Need to know TIMES • Every Friday from 1pm till 4pm • Brunch after party till 6pm

PRICES • • • •

Packages start at AED 150 inclusive of soft beverages. Premium packages are also available. Kids’ brunch priced at AED 50, and children under 6 eat free! 10 drinks for AED 200 during the brunch after party.

BOOK NOW! BFF, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Tel: +971 52 177 7541 reservations@bff.bar

“Serving up home comforts and delicious sharing platters, BFF is the ideal spot to gather with friends over the weekend.”

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WATERSIDE FRIDAY BRUNCH The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

For postcard-perfect brunching and sun-soaked golden hue vistas, head to the deck at Boardwalk for a different Friday vibe. Pull up a waterfront pew, let the vibrant soundscape take hold and tuck into live seafood BBQ straight from the Fisherman’s Market paired with refreshing beverages with the brunch kicking off on Friday 18th October. Located at the Dubai Creek Yacht Club, Boardwalk will transport you to the Mediterranean shores of Greece, France, North Africa and Italy with its overwater threehour chill out with your nearest and dearest, with prices starting from just AED 295 for adults. The brunch begins with hot and cold starters brought table side of fresh classics including heirloom tomato tart, octopus salad, barrel aged feta cheese and crispy fried calamari. Next up, the fisherman’s market BBQ, lamb kebab and chermoula prawns add that uber freshness to the special menu, while the deck’s sweet dream sharing dessert stations are sure to top off your mid-afternoon feast. Let the eclectic guitarist sounds be the backdrop of your brunch with the glittering skyline lighting up ready for the after party at famed Cielo Sky Lounge.

Need to know TIMES Launching Friday 18 October Every Friday, from 1pm till 4pm

PRICES • Packages start at AED 295 inclusive of soft beverages • AED 145 for children aged 6-12 years • Premium packages are also available

BOOK NOW! The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Tel: +971 4 295 6000 boardwalk@dubaigolf.com

“For postcard-perfect brunching and sunsoaked golden hue vistas, head to the deck at Boardwalk for a different Friday vibe.”


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e t well Restaurant - Bistro HEALTHY MEETS BRUNCH

Eat Well Restaurant & Bistro, Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre

Specialising in offering nutritious and guilt-free dishes to Dubai’s health-conscious foodies, Eat Well’s refreshingly healthy Friday brunch is perfect for those tired of the old classics. Guests heading to Eat Well for the weekend brunch can expect a relaxed afternoon of expertly cooked international dishes and stunning Dubai skyline views. The menu is 100% free-from gluten and refined sugar, as well as being vegan friendly. The extravagant spread features sumptuous salads, freshly baked breads, a live cooking station and and various starters and main courses for guests to enjoy. If desserts are your weakness, fear not – those with a sweet tooth shall be wholly satisfied with Eat Well’s selection of vegan desserts. It’s healthy food with the best intentions, not disappointing on flavours or tastes, and making sure you crave more with every bite. Doesn’t get much better than that, does it? What’s more, it’ll be an afternoon of fun for the whole family – as professional caretakers from Elite Babies and Tots will be on-hand to entertain the little ones in the dedicated kids’ area. Children under 5 eat for free, and those under 10 years pay half. Babies up to the age of 1 can enjoy complimentary baby food, provided by the restaurant.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 11:30am onwards

PRICES • AED 121 per person.

Did you know? Eat Well's brunch is available on a buy-oneget-one-free basis on The Entertainer and Zomato Gold!

BOOK NOW! Eat Well Restaurant & Bistro, Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre Tel: +971 54 476 6326 info@dubaieatwell.com

“Offering nutritious and guilt-free dishes, Eat Well's Friday brunch offers a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family.”


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BRUNCH AT THE PALACE Emirates Palace

As autumn arrives in the capital, so does the promise of exciting new brunches to enjoy in the cooler months. But, there’s one so palatial that no one should leave the emirates without checking it off their Friday brunch bucket list, and it can only be found at Emirates Palace. Diners sit poolside in the shade of tall palm trees with silhouettes of nearby palaces, the Abu Dhabi skyline, and the azure Arabian sea in view. Ambient music plays as you drift culinary from continent to continent, plate by plate, sampling the very best of the world’s cuisines without leaving the emirate. 25 gazebos of the finest gourmet street food a palace kitchen can whip up await you… If foie gras and duck, decadently healthy salads, Texan barbecue, oysters on the half shell, poached Omani lobster medallions, New Zealand half shell mussels, sea urchin, and desserts topped with 24K gold sound like a feast fit for kings, this brunch is all that and so much more.

Need to know TIMES Launching 18 October 2019 Every Friday, from 12:30pm till 4pm

PRICES • • • •

Packages start from AED 370 per person AED 185 for children aged 6-12 years Kids under 5 eat for free Premium packages are also available

BOOK NOW! Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Tel: +971 2 690 7999 restaurants@emiratespalace.ae

“Expect a lavish spread of lobster, oysters, decadent healthy salads and desserts topped with 24K gold at this feast fit for kings.”


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FRIDAY FAMILY BRUNCH Al Bahou, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

Brunch for all

Al Bahou’s stellar spread is built for everyone. It’s perfect for families to indulge on the first day of the weekend, featuring culinary delights from the hotel’s seven signature restaurants.

Lavish setting

With live cooking stations and dedicated rooms for cheese, desserts and cold-cuts, diners can enjoy all of this and more, while soaking up the sounds of its duo band under the picturesque view of the 88 grandiose, handcrafted Arabian lanterns.

Healthy treats for the kids

While the grown-ups are spoilt for choice, the little ones are kept busy by the team at The Little Birds Club, with a widerange of entertaining activities on offer, plus a bouncy castle and a dedicated “Power Bites” buffet with nutritious bites to keep the energy levels up.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, from 12.30pm till 4pm

PRICES • Packages start from AED 295 inclusive of soft beverages • AED 150 for children between 6-12 years • Children under 6 eat for free • Premium packages are also available

Mention ALBAHOU_BBC when booking and receive a 20% discount on the soft beverage package! * Terms & Conditions apply

BOOK NOW! Al Bahou, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai Tel: +971 04 444 5613 dine.ibnbattuta@movenpick.com

“A brunch extravaganza that should not be missed by Dubai newbies and veterans alike.”


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DIM SUM DISCO Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Brunch is always a good idea, especially at Dim Sum Disco. Celebrate the weekend with Candypants at Maiden Shanghai. Renowned for its high end, high energy party atmosphere and gourmet Chinese cuisine, there is no other way to kick start the weekend. Set in the heart of FIVE Palm Jumeirah, with dramatic views across the Marina and an amazing karaoke room, Dim Sum Disco at Maiden Shanghai invites guests to be at the centre of the action. Choose between inside sitting in a 1930’s Shanghai-inspired setting or enjoy the breathtaking views al fresco. Dine on authentic Chinese cuisine prepared by Chef Bing with influences from across Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan and Hong Kong; sip on delicious drinks and enjoy the party atmosphere as the dragon unleashes itself on the dancefloor. Looking to carry the party on? Look no further than Dim Sum Disco’s famed after party Drunch Disco – on the terrace from 4pm – 8pm. With the best tunes in town and three drinks for Dhs100, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Need to know TIMES • Every Friday, 1pm – 4pm • Drunch Disco; 4pm – 8pm - Dhs100 for three drinks

PRICES • Dhs450 per person • Dhs325 for Emirates Airline FACE card holders (up to four people)

BOOK NOW! Maiden Shanghai FIVE Palm Jumeirah Tel: (+9714) 455 9989 fpjd.dining@fivehotelsandresorts.com

“Renowned for its high end, high energy party atmosphere and gourmet Chinese cuisine, there is no other way to kick start the weekend”

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Dubai's Favorite

Family Brunch

Every Friday, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for our award-winning family brunch where kids are covered with a large play area full of fun activities like face painting, a movie corner or even kids' cooking classes. AED 300 onwards including soft drinks

Kids below 12 eat FREE

*2 children per one paying adult

+971 56 538 7104 +971 4 435 5577 dining@hiltonalhabtoorcity.com hiltondubaiahc www.alhabtoorcityhotels.com


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THE CITY BRUNCH Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City

This mega brunch has it all; more than 15 food stations across four of Al Habtoor City’s top-rated restaurants means there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Enjoy six signature dishes from World Cut Steakhouse – winner of BBCGFME’s best meat restaurant award in Dubai, two years running – or sample freshly prepared foie gras at the Hilton’s French brasserie, BQ. The team from V’s funky Korean venue puts on a masterclass display of sushi and sashimi for guests to enjoy, while Firefly – the outdoor pool lounge – will serve up some finger lickin’ good BBQ treats. Hand-pulled noodles and the tastiest ramen this side of Asia will be available at the Chinese station, and all your traditional Indian favourites – including pani puri, can be found in the Indian corner. Cheese lovers, be sure to check out the Italian station for a fantastic range of Italy’s finest, before heading for the walk-in dessert counter to finish, where over 40 types of desserts can be found!

Fun for the whole family

Kids will be well looked after throughout the afternoon, as a large supervised area with activities for all ages will run during brunch featuring face painting, kids drawing stations and a movie corner. At 3:30pm, children will have the chance to become the chefs as they head into the kitchen to create their very own masterpiece. With a range of recipes to try each week, this activity is perfect for any mini masterchefs out there!

Need to know TIMES Every Friday from 1pm to 4:30 pm

PRICES • Packes start from AED 300 inclusive of soft beverages • Premium packages are also available • Kids up to 12 years eat FREE!

“With more than 15 food stations available across four of Al Habtoor City’s top-rated restaurants there’s something to suit everyone’s taste."


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BOOK NOW!

Oven-braised beef short ribs with “secret” Asian-inspired BBQ sauce

Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City Tel: +971 4 435 5577 dining@hiltonalhabtoorcity.com

Ribs & Brews’ signature dish INGREDIENTS MARINADE 2.5 lbs beef short ribs 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp oil

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE 1 bottle ketchup 1 cup Chinese plum sauce ½ cup light soy sauce ½ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup apple juice ½ orange juice ½ cup honey 1 tbsp olive oil

MARINADE METHOD • Mix all the spices with oil to form a paste, then rub beef ribs, place in a plastic zip bag and refrigerate overnight • Preheat the oven to 250F • Wrap the ribs in aluminum foil to create a sealed pouch and place on a baking sheet • Bake for 3-4 hours (depending on meat size or quality) • After 4 hours, open the foil, brush the ribs with butter or homemade sauce (recipe below) • Increase temperature to 350F and broil for 5-10 minutes, until ribs turn nice and brown • Serve with homemade BBQ sauce on the side

1 tsp sesame oil ½ cup chopped sweet onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 1 spring onion thinly sliced 1½ tsp toasted sesame seeds Brown sugar, kosher salt & black pepper to taste

BBQ SAUCE METHOD • Sauté onion, ginger, minced garlic, and jalapeño pepper in hot olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes • Stir in ketchup, plum sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, apple juice, orange juice and honey • Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally • Adjust the taste with brown sugar, kosher salt and black pepper • Remove the sauce from the heat, and add sesame oil, chopped spring onions and sesame seeds • Use it immediately as a dip for the hot ribs or cool down and keep refrigerated in a glass jar

Chef Profile: Executive Chef Tomasz Borucki Having recently joined Hilton Al Habtoor City from Conrad Guangzhou in China, chef Tomasz Borucki attributes a large proportion of his success to his extensive international experience, gained from travelling the world for the past 20 years. He worked in Poland, Indonesia, China and the Maldives before arriving here in the UAE, and has overseen three hotel openings and one cruise ship opening in his career to date. He is a certified Chef de Cuisine from American’s Culinary Federation in Florida, and has practiced under the watchful eyes of 3* Michelin chef, Thomas Keller. Tomasz has cooked for a number of well-known names during his tenure as a chef, including Queen Elizabeth II and US popstar, Ariana Grande.

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BRUNCH 105

La Cantine du Faubourg

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. Make the most of your weekends as you step into a Parisian bedroom setting and experience a chic Saturday afternoon. Enjoy brunch delicacies from the wide selection of pastries, eggs, signatures and sweets on offer. Served A la table, this not-to-be-missed rendezvous gives guests the option to choose their preferred dishes from the brunch menu along with beverages – with the all-inclusive package starting from AED 265, including mocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and hot beverages. So, if you’re short of plans this Saturday, and you’re looking for a lively afternoon of good vibes and great food, alongside live entertainment and a DJ, then Brunch 105 is the place for you!

Need to know TIMES Every Saturday, from 12pm till 6pm

PRICES • Packages start from AED 265, inclusive of mocktails, fresh juices, soft drinks and hot beverages. Premium packages are available.

BOOK NOW! La Cantine Du Faubourg, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai Tel: +971 4 352 7105 book@lacantine.ae

“A Parisian-themed Saturday brunch, perfect for those looking for a lively afternoon of good vibes and great food.”

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BRUNCHOLOGY AT YALUMBA Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre

This lively Friday afternoon brunch is a must-try for Dubai’s party people. Impeccable food, sensational desserts, liquid treats and live music await guests, creating an unbeatable party mood for the entire afternoon. The Brunchology buffet plays host to a number of delicious dishes, including salmon ceviche, pan-seared sea scallops and dynamite shrimps. Endless eats, free-flowing drinks and lively entertainment make for a fun-filled afternoon that guests are sure to enjoy. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Once last orders have arrived in the restaurant, guests are invited to change into their swimwear before diving in to the after-brunch pool party until 7pm, where beats from DJ Kennedy will play them into the night ahead.

Weekly offers

Aside from the Friday party, there are a number of offers taking place at Yalumba throughout the week. Carve your way through a succulent roast dinner with all of the trimmings on Sundays from 7pm, starting from AED 165 per person, or soak up the taste of the Mediterranean on Mondays at Yalumba’s Mediterranean Mingle! If you’re a seafood lover, don’t miss the catch of the day every Tuesday, alongside oysters, fresh shrimp and sushi for AED 269, or unleash your inner Aussie at Outback Wednesdays at Yalumba’s all-you-can-eat BBQ for AED 99! Girls, kick-start your weekend in the best way with a dining feast fit for a Queen every Thursday, and enjoy four complimentary beverages, exciting prizes and a night of upbeat tunes from DJ Kennedy.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 12:30pm to 3:30pm (after party until 7pm)

PRICES • Packages start from AED 389 inclusive of free-flowing drinks

BOOK NOW! Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Tel: +971 4 702 2455 Restaurants.lmd@lemeridien.com

"This lively Friday afternoon brunch is a must-try for Dubai’s party people."


Fridays just got social with the all-new B.Y.O.F Brunch by Appaloosa. At just AED 249 per person, or AED 222 for groups over 10, it pays to Bring Your Own Friends. Featuring snooker, a live band, platters of British pub-grub with traditional meats available and, ahem, unlimited beverages from 1pm to 5pm. For more information and bookings, please call Appaloosa on 02 201 4131 or email mhrs.auhal.restaurant.res@marriott.com Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi Khalifa City A, Al Fursan Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE T: 971.2.201.4000 | marriottalforsan.com


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BRING YOUR OWN FRIENDS BRUNCH Appaloosa Sports Bar, Marriott Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

The Bring Your Own Friends brunch offers a playful interpretation to routine brunches, with a focus falling upon group bookings. Priced at a reasonable AED 249 per person for four hours of unlimited sharing platters and beverages, the price drops to only AED 222 per person when attending with a group of ten or above. Aside to group benefits, the B.Y.O.F brunch offers a range of delicious pub-grub, presented through three courses of platter selections, a popular live band throughout the day and plenty of fun-filled games for the grown-ups to enjoy as the evening draws in. As winter approaches, don’t miss Appaloosa’s trendy outdoor terrace - perfect for a weekend gathering in the cooler months, overlooking the hotel's landscaped gardens with a view of the sporting fields of Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 1pm till 5pm

PRICES • AED 249 per person • AED 222 per person when attending with a group of ten or more

BOOK NOW! Appaloosa Sports Bar, Marriott Al Forsan Abu Dhabi Tel: +971 2 201 4131

“Don’t miss Appaloosa’s trendy outdoor terrace - perfect for a weekend gathering in the cooler months.”

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EAT.PLAY. LAUGH BRUNCH Kuzbara, Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

EAT.PLAY.LAUGH Brunch with us at Marriott Hotel Downtown. It’s all about Friday afternoons, delicious food, friends, laughter and refreshing beverages. 'Brunch defines a weekend’ and here at Marriott Hotel Downtown we put on the perfect show. Taking the best from platters around the globe, indulge in delicious Malaysian, Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisines. From finger licking street food of India to mouthwatering sushi, healthy salad stations to freshly made pasta, the list is endless. The seafood bar and the carvery station are just pit stops in this gastronomical journey. For the child in you, giant Jenga, darts and twister are sure to bring in an element of fun while the magician enthralls you with his magic tricks. All this and more as you groove to the latest hits and old-time favourites by our resident DJ. The brunch might end at 4pm but the party continues at Velocity Sports Bar and Lounge until 8pm with an additional beverage package. Now that’s what we call a brunch!

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 12.30pm – 4pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs260 per person inclusive of food and soft drinks. Premium packages are also available. • Children under 6 go free and for ages 6 to 12 the price is Dhs90.

BOOK NOW! Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi Tel: 02 304 7777 eatplaylaughbrunch.com

“Groove to the latest hits and old-time favorites by our resident DJ while James the magician will enthrall you with stunning tricks”

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FRIDAY BRUNCH

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SURF AND TURF FRIDAY BRUNCH

The Talk and Soul restaurants, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

The Talk and Soul restaurants

Sit at The Talk, where there’s a feast of cooking going on and an impressive mix of conversation, fresh food and world flavours blend in a different way throughout the day. Or have your table in Soul, the funky designed restaurant, harbouring a comfortable ambiance in which you can enjoy the vibrant flavours reflecting the finest foodie neighbourhoods of Manhattan.

Surf and Turf Friday Brunch

Dive into juicy steaks and seafood cooked to perfection by chefs at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach. Whet your appetite at The Talk and Soul restaurants with an extensive cheese selection and a dedicated dessert room. Gather your family and friends, for the perfect way to start your weekend with a live jazz band setting the mood and your little ones playing in a dedicated children’s area.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 12.30pm to 4pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs299 for food and unlimited soft beverages. Premium packages are also available.

BOOK NOW! Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Tel: +971 4 449 8888 Hotel.jumeirahbeach.fb@movenpick.com

“Gather your family and friends, for the perfect way to start your weekend with a live jazz band setting the mood and your little ones playing in a dedicated children’s area”

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THE CARTOON BRUNCH AT NOSH RESTAURANT Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Zap into a world of Cartoons

Looking for a family-friendly brunch with a mouthwatering selection of food with a side of fun and exciting entertainment? Head to Nosh’s award-winning ‘Cartoon brunch’ where you and your family will find yourselves zapped into a world of cartoons over a themed international buffet with various live stations, a street food corner, Tandoori kebabs, sashimi and sushi stations, and more. To top it off, children will be kept entertained with fun and games all afternoon long. Little ones will be greeted with a grandeur of colorful characters in a relaxed dedicated kids’ area that features a healthy kids’ buffet, with face painting, games and tons of fun activities. Expect an upbeat, fun and exciting atmosphere at the cartoon-inspired brunch. With illustrative food presentations and entertainment for grown-ups and children alike, there’s something for all ages.

The restaurant

As the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Nosh offers a delicious feast with dynamic live cooking stations in a familyfriendly and relaxed setting. Showcasing a lunch buffet, theme nights and an award-winning brunch every Friday, this restaurant offers quintessential culinary experiences and fresh ingredients with a contemporary twist.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday 12.30pm to 4pm

PRICES • AED 179 with food and soft beverages • AED 289 with food and house beverages • Kids under six eat free; youngsters 6-12 will enjoy 50% discount.

BOOK NOW! Nosh, Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tel: (+971) 4 438 0000 Hotel.jumeirahlakestowers.fb @movenpick.com

"Expect an upbeat, fun and exciting atmosphere at the cartoon-inspired brunch."

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THE URBAN BAR & KITCHEN – [u]bk Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers The JLT hotspot Urban bar & kitchen, Dubai’s popular chill-out spot, is a relaxed all-welcoming place where the city’s fun-loving urbanites meet and socialize. Whether it’s a relaxed lunch or a big night out, the great food, regular promotions, sports screens and live entertainment will hit the spot. From lunchtime until late at night, this popular venue cooks up its own brand of pub food favourites, including ribs, chicken wings and gourmet burgers. Guests can share a bountiful platter of [u]bk’s tastiest nibbles, or tuck into seasonal specials while happy hours are a staple of almost every bar in Dubai, [u]bk has taken things to the next level. Here, happy hour deals bless every day of the week with “happy hour, every hour” in a lively ambience and casual, laid-back atmosphere.

Happy hour, every hour Given that it doesn’t just last 60 minutes, but 15 whole hours, it’s less “happy hour” and more of “happy days” with specials on selected beverages for just AED 30 per drink, all day, daily. On Mondays, Gents can round off their busy day with 2 free selected drinks from 6-8pm with Monday Man-days. Followed by Tuesday Ladies Night, where the ladies enjoy 3 free selected drinks from 7-10pm & live music in the terrace. Kick-start the weekend with the #UrbanBrunch and bring your appetite for a great afternoon loaded with trademark great dishes; inclusive of wings, tacos, BBQ and scrumptious desserts. Every Friday the Urban Brunch promises freshly prepared culinary masterpieces alongside a wide choice of thirst-quenching beverages. Further enhancing the vibrant atmosphere are darts, foosball, pool, PlayStation and BeerPong stations. Live music will also be playing, to set the afternoon mood. Let the weekend celebrations continue with a whopping 50% off on total bill every Saturday afternoon with the Saturday Munchies offer from 12-4pm.

Need to know TIMES • • • •

Sunday to Wednesday: 12PM to 2AM Thursday & Friday: 12PM to 3AM Saturday: 12PM to 2AM Family Policy: Guests of all ages are welcome to dine till 8PM, at the [u]bk terrace and restaurant.

BOOK NOW! Urban Bar & Kitchen – ubk, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tel: (+971) 4 438 0000 Hotel.jumeirahlakestowers.fb @movenpick.com

"This JLT chill-out spot has a fun vibe, great food, amazing cocktails and plenty of hot offers."

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PRANZO ITALIANO LATE BRUNCH Roberto’s Dubai, DIFC

Relax and unwind with the friends and loved ones with only late brunch in DIFC every Friday at Roberto’s Dubai from 3pm-7pm. Nestled in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the refined indoor and outdoor setting and quality of cuisine undoubtedly make the Roberto’s brunch an upmarket affair, the warm service coupled with the relaxed vibe inspired by the DJ ensures the occasion always feels fun, and never stuffy or pretentious. Unwind at the Pranzo Italiano brunch which spans a four-hour period, features classic Italian dishes designed to be shared. The food starts with a bang with a large selection of sharing Antipasto. Burrata, Fried Calamari, Tuna Tartare and Roberto’s salad are accompanied by the famous Roberto’s Pizza featuring beef carpaccio, rocket and truffle. Starters are followed by a Sharing Primo Piatto. Risotto al Funghi Porcini is served directly to your table, as well as the delectable Tortelli arrabbiata with chili and tomato sauce. The adventurous selection of main courses will leave you at a loss for choice. For the more discerning customer, you have the option of one of three meat dishes, one of three fish dishes, or one of three delicious vegetarian dishes each dish made with sophistication to make you salivate over your companion’s dinner choice. The choice of mains means that this is one brunch you can keep coming back to weekly and try new dishes each and every time. Dessert is prepared and served by the table so make sure your leave room for it as Chef’s selection of homemade desserts are a definite treat and the perfect end to a traditional Italian feast. Classic Italian beverages mean that your drink selection will be one that will be sure to delight and with the DJ providing the ultimate soundtrack of classic tunes to take you into the after brunch Aperitivo, this is one brunch you definitely do not want to miss.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 3pm to 7pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs315 including soft drinks. Premium packages are also available. • Children under 12 dine for free.

BOOK NOW! Roberto’s Dubai Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 386 00 66 info@robertos.ae

“Unwind at the Pranzo Italiano brunch which spans a 4-hour period and features classic Italian dishes designed to be shared”


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THE ROBERTO’S BRUNCH Roberto’s Abu Dhabi, Rosewood Hotel

Relax and unwind with family and friends every Friday at Roberto’s Abu Dhabi with the launch of the brand-new Friday brunch. The Roberto’s brunch which spans a 4-hour period, features classic Italian dishes designed to be shared. Delight in the exceptional flavours of our Burrata served with ripe vine tomatoes and fresh basil, alongside golden fried calamari, and the famous Pizza Roberto’s with beef carpaccio, rocket, and truffle. You can also enjoy freshly caught Tuna tartare and a plate of Baby lettuce salad, mandarin, pine nuts, honey mustard dressing, but don’t forget to start your brunch off with a selection of fresh and juicy Fine de Claire oysters! They go down a treat. When it comes to pasta, you don’t have to choose – Roberto’s serves you both its famous Risotto al Funghi Porcini directly to your table, as well as the delectable Tortelli arrabbiata. The selection of main courses will leave you at a loss for words. For the more discerning customer, you have the option of one of three meat dishes, one of three fish dishes, or one of three delicious vegetarian dishes - each dish made with sophistication to make you salivate over your companion’s dinner choice. Leave room for dessert as our Chef’s selection of homemade desserts are a definite treat and the perfect end to our traditional Italian feast. Classic Italian beverages mean that your drink selection will be one that will be sure to delight and with our DJ providing a soundtrack of 80s and 90s music with an Italian twist, this is one brunch you definitely do not want to miss.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 12pm to 4pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs295 including soft drinks. Premium packages are also available. • Children under 12 dine for free.

BOOK NOW! Roberto’s Abu Dhabi Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 627 9009 reservationsauh@robertos.ae

“Relax and unwind with family and friends every Friday at Roberto’s Abu Dhabi with the launch of the brand-new Friday brunch”


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FRIDAY FEAST – THE BRUNCH THAT GOES BEYOND Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai Feast Restaurant

Seven action stations and a private dining room provide a rich assortment of dining experiences. Grilled, glazed or roasted, it is all about fresh, live cooking from the heart and a healthy and modern approach to preparation and presentation. The open kitchen features a flavourful explosion of authentic tastes from the West, Middle East, India, China and South East Asia, all personalized for guests. Feast also offers an abundance of sweet endings, as well as an international selection of hot and cold beverages, to celebrate the rituals and flavours from around the world. Let Executive Chef Rene Guttzeit take you on a culinary experience at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. With over 25 years' experience in the kitchens of prestigious restaurants and five-star hotels around the world, Rene brings a creativity and innovation that you will relish.

Friday Feast

Signature dishes inspired by different regions are showcased across the seven live cooking stations. Be taken away to the streets of Malaysia and Northern Indian villages to the chicest of continental cities by sampling the prime rib, beef wellington, 12 spiced cured salmon, beef rending braised with coconut curry, sushi and sashimi, pomegranate and tamarind chicken and topped off with a chocolate table. Whilst you enjoy the very best of what the chefs have to offer, a resident band keeps you entertained with classic renditions making the fun, family friendly vibe even livelier for all. Warm up your vocals as you might be tempted for a sing along. Get creative at Friday Feast's interactive Mixology Lab where expert bartenders will show you how to make the perfect blends. The best bit is you make them just the way you want! Feast's youngest guests get to be spoilt for choice with a vast selection of specially crafted dishes using only the highest quality ingredients for smaller tummies. Memorable moments will be created with colouring activities, lego blocks and games. Make sure you save room for dessert as Feast offers an abundance of sweet endings. The dessert section will enchant you with homemade ice cream, mouthwatering pastries and the biggest highlight of all, the chocolate table filled with pralines, brownies, shooters, mud cake, cookies, chocolate mousse, different flavoured chocolate slabs and so much more.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 1pm to 4pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs325 including soft drinks. Premium packages are also available.

BOOK NOW! Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai Tel: +971 50 941 5576 03731.feast@sheraton.com feastrestaurantdubai.com

“The open kitchen features a flavourful explosion of authentic tastes from the West, Middle East, India, China and South East Asia, all personalized for guests”

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FAMILY FIESTA BRUNCH The World Eatery Restaurant, Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Add a dash of colour to your weekend with a hearty family brunch at The World Eatery. Discover the finest of global cuisine in sharing platters and masterfully crafted desserts for the entire family. Savour delicious cold and hot appetizers, live stations, main courses and desserts for both adults and children. Delight in menu options including cold appetisers like aged beef bresaola carpaccio, or grilled zucchini and caprese salad, or hot starters including east to west mini skewers with beef, chicken tikka bites and blackened spiced shrimp, or tasty breakfast egg rolls with sausage, mushrooms, beans, capsicum and cheddar. For mains, there’s Lebanese lamb kofta, butter chicken paratha, miso & ginger-honey glazed salmon, goat cheese & pumpkin ravioli, plus more. And for those with a sweet tooth, dessert options include strawberry mille-feuille, walnut treacle tart, and many other tempting treats. After the brunch, enjoy access to 500 metres of private sandy beach at the French-Polynesian resort and let the little ones have fun at Amura Kids Club with an indoor and outdoor fun place and lots of activities. Make every Saturday a memorable family day outing.

Need to know TIMES Every Saturday, 12.30pm to 4pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs315 including soft drinks. Premium packages are also available. • Dhs105 per child aged 6 to 12 years. Avail an early bird discount of up to 20% for bookings paid before every Wednesday of the week.

BOOK NOW! Sofitel Dubai The Palm Tel: +971 44 55 66 77 Sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

*All packages are inclusive of beach access from 9am – 6pm

“Discover the finest of global cuisine in sharing platters and masterfully crafted desserts for the entire family.”


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OCEAN BRUNCH Moana Seafood Restaurant, Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Meaning Ocean in Tahitian, Moana lives up to its Polynesian name by offering a synergy of never-ending seafood in tasting portions, delectable desserts and exquisite signature drinks. Kick-start the afternoon with mouthwatering hot and cold appetisers including highlights like Gulf shrimp ceviche – coconut reduction, red capsicum, ginger, tomatoes, popcorn crunch, coriander, lime leaves, Salmon poke – Norwegian salmon, avocado, bonito flakes, black sesame, cucumber, shaved radish, edamame, katsuobushi dressing, and Chef’s special sushi platter from the cold selection. From the hot starters, don’t miss the King crab and fish cake – sweet paprika panko, chili aioli, fine herbs and the Pan-seared scallops – beef chorizo, baby spinach, creamy truffle sauce. For mains, delights on offer include Roasted salmon fillet – butternut squash purée, bok choy, enoki mushrooms, teriyaki sauce, Chargrilled king prawns – garlic cassava mousseline, shrimp zucchini stew, saffron foam, and Grilled beef medallion – pinach paste, wild mushrooms, confit yukon gold potato, beef jus, plus more. Not forgetting dessert, where sweet lovers can indulge with dishes like Chocolate éclair – chocolate cream, pâte à choux crust, and Lemon tart – lemon curd, sugar crust, baked meringue.

Need to know TIMES Every Friday, 12.30pm to 3.30pm

PRICES • Packages start from Dhs320 including soft drinks. Premium packages are also available. • Dhs105 per child aged 6 to 12 years. *All packages are inclusive of beach access from 9am – 6pm

BOOK NOW! Sofitel Dubai The Palm Tel: +971 44 55 66 77 Sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

“Moana lives up to its Polynesian name by offering a synergy of never-ending seafood in tasting portions, delectable desserts and exquisite signature drinks”


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