Dubai's brunch scene needs no introduction, and neither does Bluewaters. The vibrant island destination home to some of the city's most popular gastronomic concepts is the place to spend your weekends with epic pursuits at every block and corner. From Caribbean-themed carnivals to Southern Italian fare with a flare and Mexican fiestas, here's a roundup of the best brunch deals on tap at Bluewaters.
Chic at SHI
Settle in for swanky Saturdays at SHI, known and loved for its upmarket Pan-Asian fare. While captivating views of the buzzing avenues and tranquil seafront are delectable enough, the restaurant's three-course set menu is the real star. Crispy duck bao buns, grilled Chilean seabass topped with honey sauce, and taro crème brulé served with a side of lively beats by SHI's resident music machine, DJ Joker, this brunch will keep you and your taste buds on your toes.
When: Saturdays, 1-4 pm
Cost: Soft beverages: AED380; House beverages: AED480; Premium beverages: AED650
Grow young again at Brass Monkey
Brunch is all fun and games when you're at Brass Monkey. The adults-only arcade and bowling hotspot is raising the bar for a great time with our Saturday brunch, which includes unlimited food and drinks, and three hours of free arcade games (excluding VR, Crane Machines and Photo Booth) and an exclusive 50% off on bowling until 5 pm. Gorge on great eats and live entertainment each and every week, starting from just AED250.
When: Saturdays, 1-4 pm
Cost: Soft beverages: AED250; House beverages: AED350; Premium beverages: AED425
Idyllic eats at Alici
Island vibes meet the Amalfi Coast at Alici, a stylish Southern Italian restaurant where sunlight and sea views seep in through floor-to-ceiling windows. Weekend brunches will feel like a holiday as you work through a meticulously crafted a la carte menu that features crudo (raw seafood), antipasti (starters), main courses and desserts. Locally sourced Dibba Bay oysters, creamy burrata, linguine with Canadian lobster and an array of seafood specialities are sure to impress. Save some room for decadent desserts, from classic tiramisu to fondente al cioccolato.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm
Cost: Soft beverages: AED395; House beverages: AED495; Premium beverages: AED595
Mexican amusement at Puerto 99
It's always a full-fledged Mexican fiesta at Puerto 99, but weekend festivities hit a high note. Chef Ivan Puc and his team whip up unbeatable meat and seafood courses, which includes a taco sampler so you can get your hands on all kinds of flavours. From mariachi performances to giant sombreros, soak in the vibrant atmosphere and entertainment that makes this spot one of the island's liveliest food haunts. Visit every Saturday and Sunday to see what new treats are on your plate or taco-bout a good time for taco Tuesdays during the week.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 pm
Cost: Silver99 beverages: AED330; Gold99 beverages: AED440; Platinum99: AED550
A carnival at The London Project
The London Project is on a mission to deliver Dubai's best brunch. Judge for yourself as they bring the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival to their waterfront address at Bluewaters. Vibrant colours, glittering sequins, features and welcome drinks will give you a glimpse of the Caribbean, while Afro beats and carnival classics mixed by DJ Rootical Deep and eye-catching samba dancers will drive the theme home. Amid the jamboree, guests will be treated to a sharing brunch menu, offering some of the London Projects' signature dishes, including Lamb Ribs, Burrata Salad, Crispy Seabass, and Black Angus Striploin, and so much more – also special dishes for vegans and vegetarians.
When: Saturdays, 1-4 pm
Cost: Soft beverages: AED350; House beverages: AED450; Premium beverages: AED550
Hot plates at Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen
Multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay is getting into Bluewaters' island brunch spirit with his relaunched 'Hell's Kitchen Brunch' at Caesars Palace Dubai. Perfect for the family, this fiery feast features three hours of the celebrity tastemaker's staple recipes topped off with live entertainment to dazzle all ages. You can even keep the party streak going after brunch at Cuban hot spot Havana Social Club, until 7 pm, where you can enjoy four house beverages for AED150 per person.
When: Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm.
Cost: Children ages 4-11 years: AED150; Soft beverages: AED350; House beverages: AED450; Premium beverages: AED500
Havana Social Club: 3:30 pm to 7 pm with live music.
Family festivities at Bacchanal
An ideal Saturday afternoon for the family, Caesars Palace Dubai is back in action with its famous, festival-themed family brunches packed with live acts, entertainment, crafts, music, dance and lots of food. Set in a luxurious air-conditioned tent overlooking the gorgeous Fortuna Pool with its tropical palm trees and ocean views, this brunch is a summer favourite for all ages. Not a dull moment in sight for kids with a parade of entertainment, circus acts, arts and crafts, face painting, slime making, magic tricks and much more. The food, of course, is as exciting a draw to round out the experience.
When: Saturdays, 1-5 pm
Cost: Children ages 4-12 years: AED150; Soft beverages: AED350; House beverages: AED450; Sparkling grape beverages: AED500; Premium beverages: AED730