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Updated April 2023
As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims all around the world gear up to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a day of joy and gratitude. One of the most enjoyable traditions associated with Eid is the special brunch that families prepare and share with their loved ones. These brunches feature a range of delicious dishes that are typically served after the morning prayers on Eid.
From traditional sweet treats to savoury delicacies, Eid-special brunches offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the festive spirit and create cherished memories with friends and family. If you’re looking for a sweet and sprightly celebration of Eid al Fitr this year, please keep reading to find out the best places to go brunch partying in the UAE.
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Eid Brunch in the UAE
Brunch is a popular activity in the UAE, and many hotels and restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer special brunch menus on weekends and on special occasions, such as Eid al-Fitr. These menus often feature a mix of traditional breakfast items like eggs, toast, and pastries, as well as more lunch-like items, such as sandwiches, salads, and grilled meats. Some brunches also feature live music and offer a selection of drinks, such as champagne, cocktails, and mocktails.
If you’re looking for the best places to indulge in an Eid-special brunch in the UAE, here are some recommendations.
Arabian Tea House
This charming cafe offers traditional Emirati dishes with a modern twist, such as balaleet (sweet vermicelli with eggs), chebab (Emirati pancakes), foul medames (fava beans with spices), signature karak tea, and spiced milk tea. Enjoy your meal in the cosy indoor seating or the chic outdoor courtyard, surrounded by colourful cushions and lanterns. From 24-26 April, you can take your kids to this cafe and sign them up for a tandoor and chebab dish. A brunch at the end of the event is included in the workshop price.
The experience is priced at AED 100. To reserve a table, please call +971 4 239 9319.
Oliva by El Greco
Oliva by El Greco Restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott is presenting an exclusive Eid al-Fitr brunch spread for three days of Eid, featuring a ‘buy one, get one free’ offer. The spread will offer a variety of dishes from Arab, continental, and Indian cuisines, such as lamb ouzi, prawn biryani, spinach mushroom lasagna, and more. In addition, the brunch will include soup, salad, bread, and dessert stations, as well as special Eid drinks and juices.
The price for the brunch is AED 179. To reserve a table, please call +971 4 590 0125.
Mango Tree Thai Bistro
Mango Tree Thai Bistro at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah offers a unique and creative style of Thai dining in Dubai, adding a new twist to classic cuisine. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, it will offer a ‘buy one, get one free’ Saturday brunch on April 22, 2023. The buffet features soups, spicy salads, and live cooking stations inspired by Bangkok’s vibrant street food scene. Guests can enjoy an array of seafood dishes, signature curries, Thai BBQ grills, famous noodles, and rice in the heart of JBR.
Prices start at AED 149 for soft beverages, AED 249 for house beverages, and AED 299 for premium beverages. To reserve a table, please call +971 4 374 7555.
VERO at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah embraces Italy’s ‘Al Crudo’ style and brings authentic flavors of the Amalfi Coast to the plates of diners in the UAE. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the restaurant will serve a ‘buy one, get one free’ Saturday brunch on April 22, 2023. The seafood spread includes fresh fish, classic dishes, and thirst-quenching drinks in true Italian fashion. Guests can enjoy live entertainment playing in the background, while a vintage Vespa sits, ready to transport them to the heart of the Amalfi Coast.
Prices start at AED 299 for soft beverages, AED 399 for house beverages, and AED 425 for premium beverages. To reserve a table, please call +971 4 318 2319.
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental in Abu Dhabi offers authentic dining experiences from around the world in an immaculately designed ambiance with splendid views of the Arabian Gulf. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, you can elevate your celebrations with loved ones at the Vendome restaurant with the hotel’s Enchanted Brunch. A team of masterful chefs curates diverse culinary options such as Beef Wellington, seared Asian beef fillet, zesty lime shrimp, grilled sea-bass fillet, and classic ratatouille.
The price for the brunch is AED 350. To reserve a table, please call +971 2 690 7999.
Celebrate Eid with a Tuscan-themed brunch at Little Tuscany in Méridien Plaza. You and your family will love the Italian-inspired dishes such as freshly made focaccia, crispy frito mista, mozzarella sticks, as well as pasta and pizzas cooked to your liking. Save some room for dessert too! Additionally, you can enjoy the resort’s pool and private beach on the day for only AED 50 more.
Prices start at AED 129 for food only, AED 149 for soft drinks, and AED 179 for hops and grape. To reserve a table, please call +971 2 644 6666.
Brunch Italiano at Café Milano is the perfect way to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in Abu Dhabi. Take in the stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and the city skyline, as well as the impeccable service and quality that Four Seasons Abu Dhabi is known for. Devour a feast of authentic Italian dishes prepared by chef Delfino Chiarello, such as cold-cut platters, crispy arancini, mushroom ravioli with Taleggio cheese and chestnut, black cod with olives and capers, and more. Don’t miss the mouthwatering desserts such as tiramisu baba and Italian cheesecake.
Price: AED 295 including soft drinks and AED 95 for kids.
To reserve a table, call +971 2 333 2222.