Brunches are a firm staple of Dubai expat life but it can be difficult to navigate all the options. If you have a birthday coming up, or have visitors from out of town, we have just the pick of unique brunch spots to choose from, whether you want fun and rowdy or classy and elegant. So now that that’s sorted, what to wear? Brunch has long been an excuse to get dressed up to the nines and flaunt your favourite outfits, and who are we to halt that tradition? We’ve put together three outfits to match your brunch destination of choice perfectly.
1. The Queen’s Immersive Brunch
Where: The London Project, Bluewater Islands
When: Fridays 1-4pm
Cost: From AED 395
Located on Dubai’s Bluewater Islands, The London Project pays homage to the street stalls of Camden Market, the posh restaurants of Mayfair and the modern cuisine of Shoreditch. Bruch-goers are treated to theatrical entertainment marked by “pomp, pageantry and a touch of debauchery,” including dancers, an aerialist and, of course, good food.
In keeping with the spirit, we’ve put together a look which evokes London’s traditional spirit and character – cosmopolitan, edgy, quirky at times and always sexy. Whatever decade of fashion you’re inspired by, be it the Swinging Sixties or the punk era, it won’t be hard to pull off a “London look.” We’ve taken inspiration from across the board and settled for this sparking dress inspired by Twiggy’s swinging 60s and the disco era. Ideal for The London Project’s theatrics!
What to wear:
Pretty Little Thing oversized t-shirt dress in dark grey glitter
Asos Design pull-on knee high boots
Lifestyle Sasha cow print tote bag
Susi Bellamy multi grid blocks scarf
Trendyol geometric shaped transparent earrings
2. Bulgari Yacht Club
Where: The Bulgari Resort, Jumeirah Bay Island
When: Fridays 12-4pm
Cost: From AED 495
There are no shortages of brunches nor yacht bays in Dubai, but the Bulgari Yacht Club brings the two together in outstanding elegance and style. Unlike the usual rowdiness associated with Dubai’s brunches, the Bulgari Yacht Club offers a more serene experience with delectable cuisine and surroundings. This locale should be on your list if you are a lover of seafood and want to enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool during your brunch experience.
As far as your outfit goes, we’ve put together this resort chic look, suitable for any yacht-theme dining experience.
What to wear:
Ginger self-tie midi dress shirt – Use code RMZM for 10% off
Trendyol multi-coloured straw hat
Kurt Geiger London Deliah multistrap flat sandals
Etsy chunky resin multicolour necklace
South Beach large woven beach bag – Use code RMZM for 10% off
3. Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen
Where: Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Dubai
When: Fridays 12.30-4pm
Cost: From AED 350
Said to mimic its counterpart in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay’s brunch at Hell’s Kitchen Dubai is a combination of theatrics and world-class cooking. An ode to the battle between the reds vs the blue on the show, brunch-goers will be treated to an Eton mess-making competition to round off the day’s events. Fun, participative and show-stopping, your outfit should reflect the tone of the day.
What to wear:
Dusty Daze mini dress
Reiss Ava felt fedora
Public Desire Thriller knee high boots in black patent
Anni Lu turret shell earrings
H&M clutch bag with shoulder strap – Use code MM205 for 25% off