The city’s favourite week­end pas­time

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Al Naseem Pool Bar

En­joy a Mid­dle East­ern fu­sion bar­be­cue at this laid-back pool­side venue.

→ Dhs129 (soft drinks), Dhs229 (house bev­er­ages). 2pm-5pm. Novo­tel Abu Dhabi Gate, Khor Al Maqta

(02 508 9999).

Ameri­gos Mex­i­can Bar and Restau­rant A fun Mex­i­can brunch with live sta­tions, ac­cess to the pool and tunes from a DJ.

→ Dhs190 (soft drinks) Dhs320 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs440 (pre­mium bev­er­ages), Dhs100 (kids aged six-12.

Fri noon-4pm. Park Inn by Radis­son, Yas Is­land

(02 656 2222).

Bistro The Fri­day Roast of­fers plenty of meats, as well as a seafood sta­tion, with fresh oys­ters and crabs on of­fer.

→ Dhs130 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs65 (kids six-12), free (kids un­der five). 12.30pm-4pm. Court­yard by Mar­riott, World Trade Cen­ter Abu Dhabi

(02 698 2222).

Cooper’s Bar & Restau­rant A carvery brunch with roast meats and all the trim­mings. There’s also a pleas­ant ter­race and a good at­mos­phere.

→ Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs255 (pre­mium bev­er­ages), Dhs82.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids un­der six). Noon4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 3325).

Dine A funky in­ter­na­tional brunch in a pleas­ant set­ting with free-flow­ing drinks.

→ Dhs159 (soft drinks), Dhs160 (house bev­er­ages) Noon-3pm. Aloft Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre (02 654 5193).

Dino’s Bistro Ital­iano

The fam­ily-style feast starts with sig­na­ture bread, fol­lowed up with pizza and fresh­ly­made pasta. Make sure you save room for the bril­liant as­sort­ment of desserts.

→ Dhs165 (mock­tails), Dhs190 (mixed drinks), Dhs215 (bub­bly). Fri-sat noon-4pm. Pearl Rotana Cap­i­tal Cen­tre, Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).

Hem­ing­way’s Feast on hearty eats such as roast chicken and lamb, braised beef brisket and more.

→ Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs195 (pre­mium bev­er­ages). Noon-4pm. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Cor­niche Road West (02 681 1900).

Hori­zon A fam­ily-friendly op­tion serv­ing Mid­dle East­ern and in­ter­na­tional food. There are live sta­tions, a buf­fet and a kids’ play area.

→ Dhs199 (soft drinks). 12.30pm- 4pm. Kha­lidiya Palace Ray­haan by Rotana, Cor­niche West

(02 657 0000).

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A value-for-money, fam­i­lyfriendly brunch. Ex­pect a se­lec­tion of starters, sal­ads, piz­zas, pas­tas and desserts served to your ta­ble.

→ Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs210 (sparkling). Noon4pm. The Hub, Mall at The World Trade Cen­ter Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziya

(02 444 7752).

Kaizen A the­atri­cally served six-course menu filled with tra­di­tional Ja­panese cui­sine. Sit out­side next to the canal or in the pretty din­ing room for the best ex­pe­ri­ences. → Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house bev­er­ages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Vene­tian Vil­lage, The Ritz-carl­ton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1921). PJ O’reilly’s This brunch lets you en­joy the hearti­est se­lec­tion of pub grub out in the sun­shine on the ter­race. → Dhs149 (drinks only), Dhs199 (food and house bev­er­ages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Le Royal Méri­dien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khal­ifa Street

(80 010 1101).

Porters English Pub En­joy an ex­ten­sive buf­fet packed with plenty of hearty pub grub that will fill you up with­out emp­ty­ing your wal­let. There is also live en­ter­tain­ment ev­ery week from a fun res­i­dent band and house DJ.

→ Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house bev­er­ages). Noon-4pm. Grand Mil­len­nium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 443 9999).

Sho Cho This Ja­panese seafood and sushi restau­rant has great views over the canal and some good raw choices on the set menu.

→ Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (house bev­er­ages). Noon-4pm. Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jess­rain

(02 558 1117).

Stills Restau­rant & Bar The lively Stills Play­room Brunch fea­tures live mu­sic from Sweet Chilli Jam and DJ Richie, plus games and ac­tiv­i­ties hosted by MC Josh An­der­son. The spread of high­qual­ity pub grub in­cludes bar­be­cued meats and a wide se­lec­tion of sal­ads.

→ Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house bev­er­ages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Yas Is­land (02 656 3053).

Tamba A set menu of bril­liant In­dian food with a twist and it’s great value.

→ Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house bev­er­ages). 12.30pm-4pm. The Hub at The Mall, Word Trade Cen­ter Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziya (02 672 8888).

The Sports­man’s Arms At the bar­be­cue brunch you can choose from ei­ther one course, or un­lim­ited dishes plus a drinks pack­age.

→ Dhs165 (one dish and house bev­er­ages), Dhs240 (un­lim­ited bar­be­cue and house bev­er­ages). 1pm-4pm. In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Cen­tre, Zayed Sports City

(02 447 1066).



99 Sushi Bar & Restau­rant An in­cred­i­ble set menu of fan­tas­tic Ja­panese dishes that come out one af­ter an­other to the ta­ble. This is a classy way to en­joy an af­ter­noon.

→ Dhs399 (soft drinks), Dhs499 (sparkling grape), Dhs699 (bub­bly). Fri 1pm-5.30pm. The Gal­le­ria, Al Maryah Is­land (02 672 3333).

By­b­los Sur Mer A set menu awaits at the Bazaar Brunch, which of­fers an im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of

Mid­dle East­ern and Le­banese dishes done with a mod­ern, stylish twist.

→ Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (house bev­er­ages). 12.30pm-5.30pm. In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Abu Dhabi, King Ab­dul­lah bin Ab­dul Aziz Al Saud Street

(02 666 6888).

Café Palmier Based around the four el­e­ments of fire, water, earth and air, this buf­fet-style brunch also in­cor­po­rates the in­door area at @Dis­trict by Amalfi and the WHEAT kid’s play zone.

→ Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs425 (sparkling), Dhs495 (bub­bly). 1pm-4pm. Le Royal Méri­dien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khal­ifa Street

(08 001 01101).

Catch A 15-course, shar­ing style menu in­clud­ing ce­viche, tacos, sushi and mains such as salmon, jumbo prawns and baby chicken.

→ Dhs255 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs419 (bub­bly). 12.30pm-4pm. Na­tion Riviera, Cor­niche Road (02 611 0909).

Cho Gao Ma­rina Walk & Chamas Chur­ras­caria The Fri­day Ma­rina Brunch fea­tures food from two of the In­tercon­ti­nen­tal’s restau­rants. Feast on Latin meat dishes and pan-asian fare.

→ Dhs423 (soft drinks), Dhs544 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs573 (bub­bly). 12.30pm-4pm. In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Abu Dhabi, King Ab­dul­lah bin

Ab­dul Aziz Al Saud Street

(800 423 463).

Choices & Ran­goli

A fam­ily brunch with a great range of In­dian, Mid­dle East­ern and in­ter­na­tional dishes. You can take your pick from a num­ber of live cook­ing sta­tions, the salad bar and dessert counter.

→ Dhs208 (soft drinks), Dhs308 (house bev­er­ages). 12.30pm-4pm. Yas Is­land Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Is­land (02 656 4155).

COYA There’s a se­lec­tion of tacos, ce­viches and mar­i­nated skew­ers. Be sure to try the ar­roz Nikkei and leave room for the dessert plat­ter. Great fun to be had here.

→ Dhs238 (soft drinks), Dhs378 (house bev­er­ages),

Dhs498 (sparkling grape). 12.30pm-4pm. The Gal­le­ria, Al Maryah Is­land

(02 306 7000).

Crust A laid-back brunch serv­ing up a di­verse buf­fet, with Mid­dle East­ern, West­ern and Asian spe­cial­i­ties. There’s plenty to keep kids en­ter­tained, too.

→ Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs560 (bub­bly), Dhs125 (kids aged six-12), free (kids un­der six). 12.30pm-4pm. Four Sea­sons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Is­land.

(02 333 2222).

Filini Gar­den An­tipasti is served to the ta­ble along with piz­zas and pas­tas to share. There’s also a buf­fet of sal­ads, breads and more, if that’s not enough. Stick around for the lively af­ter­party.

→ Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs500 (pre­mium bev­er­ages). 12.30pm-4pm. Radis­son Blu Ho­tel Abu Dhabi, Yas Is­land (02 656 2000).

Flavours This in­ter­na­tional restau­rant hosts brunch with live cook­ing sta­tions and a mixed bev­er­age bar. There’s live mu­sic and plenty for kids. → Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs390 (sparkling). 1pm-4pm. Sher­a­ton Abu Dhabi Ho­tel & Re­sort, Cor­niche Road (02 677 3333). Gin­ger All Day Din­ing The Fam­ily Brunch Fi­esta fea­tures in­ter­na­tional cui­sine, pool ac­cess and a kids’ cor­ner.

→ Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs319 (bub­bly), Dhs110 (kids six-12), free (un­der sixes). 12.30pm-4pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi Khal­ifa Park area (02 657 3333).

In­gre­di­ents Ex­cel­lent in­ter­na­tional dishes from five open kitchens and live sta­tions. There’s en­ter­tain­ment and a great view as well.

→ Dhs276 (soft drinks), Dhs389 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs489 (sparkling), Dhs602 (bub­bly). 12.30pm-4pm. East­ern Man­groves Ho­tel & Spa by Anan­tara, Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).

Loca The five-hour brunch serves DIY tacos, bur­ri­tos, fa­ji­tas, mouth-wa­ter­ing ribs and lots more. There’s live mu­sic, too.

→ Dhs285 (house bev­er­ages). Noon-5pm. The Gal­le­ria, Al Maryah Is­land (02 582 3639).

Mar­riott Ho­tel Down­town Abu Dhabi A fun in­ter­na­tional brunch for grown-ups. There’ll be games, a DJ and a ma­gi­cian to go along with the food.

→ Dhs260 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs415 (sparkling). 12.30pm-4pm. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Ori­gins This is a su­per­classy brunch with a stun­ning ar­ray of seafood, sushi and In­dian food. The drinks sta­tions are great and the mu­sic is smooth.

→ Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs495 (bub­bly). 12.30pm-4pm. Yas Ho­tel Abu Dhabi, Yas Is­land (02 656 0600).

PJ O’reilly’s The Fri­day Pic­nic Brunch is a top op­tion for a ca­sual af­ter­noon out with pub grub and a top vibe. → Dhs200 (house bev­er­ages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Le Royal Méri­dien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khal­ifa Street (02 674 2020).

Sa­fina Check out the live sta­tions in­clud­ing a bar­be­cue. There’s also a cheese bar and dessert sec­tion at the beach club venue.

→ Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (soft drinks and day pass), Dhs375 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs590 (house bev­er­ages and day pass), Dhs475 (French bub­bly), Dhs690 (French bub­bly and day pass), Dhs99 (kids seven-12), free (kids un­der six). 1pm-4pm. Saadiyat

Beach Club, Saadiyat Is­land (02 656 3500).

Sevilla The Fish Mar­ket brunch of­fers a buf­fet of fresh fish, as well as roast meats, sushi and sashimi, cheese and a dessert sec­tion.

→ Dhs240 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (bar­be­cue din­ner add-on). 1pm-4pm. Al Raha Beach Ho­tel, Chan­nel Street (02 508 0555).

Sofra bld In­ter­na­tional of­fer­ings, with a par­tic­u­larly good Asian sec­tion at this very fam­ily-friendly brunch that has its own pet­ting zoo.

There’s live mu­sic, too.

→ Dhs279 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs459 (bub­bly), Dhs139.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids un­der six). 1pm-4pm. Shangrila Ho­tel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jess­rain (02 418 2513).

Stars ’N’ Bars The award­win­ning Funch brunch now finds a home in this sports bar. Ex­pect loads of games, top tunes and plenty of Us-style grub. There’s an af­ter-party with live mu­sic.

→ Dhs275 (house drinks), Dhs198 (af­ter-party pack­age), Dhs385 (eight-hour pack­age). Noon-4pm. Yas Ma­rina, Yas Is­land (02 565 0101).

The Foundry A buf­fet that in­cludes a poke bar and burrata sta­tion, as well as su­per meat and seafood.

→ Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs475 (bub­bly). 12.30pm-4pm. South­ern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).

The Grill This steak­house is of­fer­ing a set menu, with drinks to go with it, and live mu­sic ev­ery Fri­day.

→ Dhs220 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs199 (mem­bers). Noon-3pm. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl (056 536 2230).

The Vil­lage The lovely out­door gar­den area makes for a fan­tas­tic al­fresco set­ting for a brunch with dishes from the likes of Acrop­o­lis, Pap­pa­gallo and The Cap­tain’s Arms. There’s a live band and ded­i­cated kids’ zone.

→ Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs389 (bub­bly), Fri 1pm-4pm. The Vil­lage, Le Méri­dien Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area (02 495 2000).

Ur­ban Kitchen Plenty of Asian dishes, roast meats, seafood, In­dian food and more. → Dhs320 (soft drinks and one house bev­er­age), Dhs330 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs85 (kids aged seven-14), free (kids un­der seven). Noon4pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sul­tan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8137). (Dhs300-399)

Aqua Ex­pect every­thing from roasts to cur­ries at the re­laxed Gar­den Brunch with top views. There’s com­pli­men­tary pool ac­cess thrown in too, and an af­ter-brunch event if you can’t tear your­self away from the at­mo­spheric Rose­wood ho­tel. → Dhs365 (soft drinks), Dhs465 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs565 (bub­bly). Dhs165

(kids aged six-12). Fri 1pm-4.30pm. Rose­wood Abu

Dhabi, Al Maryah Is­land

(02 813 5550).

BOA Steak­house Dishes are brought to your ta­ble at this water­side venue, in­clud­ing seafood starters and ex­cel­lent steak main course choices. Take a seat on the ter­race if you can.

→ Dhs340 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs595 (French bub­bly). 12.30pm-4pm. East­ern Man­groves Prom­e­nade

(02 641 1500).

Cuiscene An in­ter­na­tional of­fer­ing span­ning the ho­tel’s din­ing out­lets in­clud­ing

Frankie’s Ital­ian Restau­rant & Bar, Sports Café and Marco Pierre White Steak­house & Grill. There’s also a play area for kids. → Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs459 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs645 (bub­bly). Noon-4pm.

Fair­mont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3333).

Emi­rates Palace Live cook­ing sta­tions and buf­fet, themed on a Eu­ro­pean food mar­ket. Food in­cludes siz­zling bar­be­cue grills, seafood, pas­tas and more.

→ Dhs370 (soft drinks), Dhs465 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs680 (bub­bly), Dhs780 (French bub­bly), Dhs185

(kids be­tween six and ten). 12.30pm-4pm. Emi­rates Palace, West Cor­niche

(02 690 9000).

★ In­ter­na­tional Brunch

Essence The Beach Rotana’s seven restau­rants – Rodeo Grill, Indigo, Brauhaus, Prego, Beni­hana, Trader Vic’s and Finz – come to­gether.

→ Dhs339 (soft drinks), Dhs478 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs604 (bub­bly), Dhs170 (kids aged six-12). 12.30pm3.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah

(02 697 9011).

Giornotte A bril­liant in­ter­na­tional se­lec­tion with a huge ar­ray of cuisines.

→ Dhs320 (soft drinks), Dhs420 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs520 (Ital­ian sparkling), Dhs620 (bub­bly), Dhs90 (soft drinks and a main course for kids aged six-11). 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-carl­ton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

Hakkasan A so­phis­ti­cated brunch of dim sum, Pek­ing duck, soups, live sta­tions and lots more at this in­cred­i­ble culi­nary of­fer­ing.

→ Dhs318 (soft drinks), Dhs438 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs678 (bub­bly). Noon-4pm. Emi­rates Palace Ho­tel, West Cor­niche. (02 690 7999).

★ Fine Din­ing Brunch

KOI Abu Dhabi Bril­liant Ja­panese dishes are brought to the ta­ble.

→ Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs455 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs515 (sparkling), Dhs595 (French bub­bly), Dhs175 (kids six-12). 12.30pm-4pm.

The Col­lec­tion at The St. Regis Saadiyat Is­land Re­sort

(02 678 3334).

Na­haam You’ll find food from across Jumeirah at Eti­had Tow­ers’ im­pres­sive restau­rants.

→ Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs550 (bub­bly). 12.30pm4pm. Jumeirah at Eti­had Tow­ers, West Cor­niche (02 811 5666).

★ In­ter­na­tional Brunch

Olea The Epi­curean Brunch has live sta­tions and a buf­fet, as a live band en­ter­tains. This will im­press any­one.

→ Dhs315 (soft drinks), Dhs410 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs590 (bub­bly), Dhs150 (kids aged six-12), free (kids un­der six). 1pm-4pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Is­land Re­sort (02 498 8888).

★★ In­ter­na­tional Brunch

The Ter­race on the Cor­niche Fresh seafood, sushi, grilled meats, foie gras and loads more at this classy in­ter­na­tional buf­fet.

→ Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (house bev­er­ages), Dhs650 (bub­bly). 12.30pm4pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Na­tion Tow­ers Cor­niche Road West (02 694 4553).

Zuma Fan­tas­tic sushi, sashimi main cour­ses, desserts and more are on of­fer at this amaz­ing feast. → Dhs362 (soft drinks), Dhs467 (sparkling), Dhs583 (bub­bly), Dhs158 (kids aged four-12). 12.30pm-4pm. Al Maryah Is­land

(02 401 5900).

★★ Fine Din­ing Brunch




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