Brunch in Yas Island Abu Dhabi: Top 5 Places Serving the Best Food and Ambience


Yas Island Abu Dhabi is a vibrant recreation hub. It has everything you can want in a leisure and entertainment destination: four world-class theme parks, the CLYMB adventure hub, the biggest mall in Abu Dhabi, a links golf course, the United Arab Emirates’ largest indoor multi-purpose arena, and the centre of the maelstrom that is the yearly Abu Dhabi F1 race weekend - the Yas Marina Circuit.


Considering how attractive a staycation destination Yas Island Abu Dhabi is, it follows that it has some of the best brunch places in Abu Dhabi. 


The Abu Dhabi Brunch


If eggs benedict, pancakes, avocado, sausages, baked beans, and toast are what brunch means to you, you’re in for a treat the first time you try brunch in Abu Dhabi.


An Abu Dhabi brunch is not just a late-day, combination breakfast and lunch Sunday meal. It can take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


It’s not a simple meal shared with friends. Brunch in Abu Dhabi is a lavish banquet or feast. The diners enjoy live music or some other form of entertainment and are given a choice of food and beverage packages.


Brunches offer a wide array of dishes and cuisines, from roasts to sushis, tapas to surf-and-turfs, Arabic to Chinese, and appetisers to desserts. Beverage menus are also as diverse as the food offerings, ranging from soft and house beverages to celebration drinks. Good brunch places in Abu Dhabi offer many options, even unlimited dishes and overflowing refreshments.


The Best Brunches in Abu Dhabi


Ready to experience the best brunch in Abu Dhabi? The following are the best brunch restaurants in Yas Island.


1- Garage

Hands down, Garage at W Hotel Abu Dhabi is one of the best places for brunch in Abu Dhabi. Its Saturday brunch, available from 1 to 4 p.m., is called B.I.G. Brunch (i.e., Brunch in Garage), a grand party featuring festive music and a wide selection of tasty dishes from five hubs:


  • Mezza Bar

  • Nikkei House

  • Steam Table

  • Meat Vault

  • Tart Van


Start your culinary journey with delectable Levantine bites from Mezza Bar, followed by ceviche and other fresh Peruvian delights from Nikkei House. Experience the bold flavours of Asian street food at Steam Table, and savour the choicest cuts of meat from Meat Vault. Finish sweet with cakes, pastries and tarts from Tart Van.


There are three packages available:


  • Soft Package

  • House Package

  • Sparkling Package


Your package will determine which drinks you may enjoy with brunch.


2- Hickory’s

Hickory’s is the clubhouse restaurant at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the region’s first links course and one of the top-ranked golf courses in the UAE. It is also home to an excellent Saturday brunch in Abu Dhabi.


Hickory’s offers fantastic views of the course and the Arabian Gulf from the terrace. Its Saturday brunch buffet, which starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m., features international cuisine, carvings and live cooking stations. There are two types of brunch packages: the soft beverage package and the house beverage package.


Sunday brunch is also available from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hickory’s Sunday Carvery features carvings and sides of fresh vegetables and roasted potatoes.


3- Amerigos

Mercadito is Spanish for minimarket, but at Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi in Yas Island, it is the name of the Friday evening brunch at Amerigos, the hotel’s Mexican restaurant.


The Mercadito Friday brunch in Abu Dhabi, available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., features a wide selection of authentic Mexican delicacies and live entertainment.


Amerigos also has a bountiful Saturday brunch, Acapulco, available from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. This table service brunch is for the whole family. Relish a selection of Mexican bites and desserts as you enjoy the live entertainment. Your kids will love the goodies station, the piñata and other kid-centred activities.


Make it a family outing by getting a pool pass for everyone.


4- Café Del Mar

Want an Ibiza-vibe Sunday brunch in Abu Dhabi? Head to Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island onYas Bay Waterfront for the Café Del Mar Big BBQ Brunch By The Pool. The Café Del Mar floating beach club is an experience, offering facilities like a lounge bar, sunbeds, villas and cabanas, Jacuzzis, and a white sand beach hugging an infinity pool that overlooks the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.


The Café Del Mar bunch package is available from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy food and drinks while you chill by the pool and vibe to the day’s curated beats.


5- Paradiso

Paradiso is the must-try Italian restaurant on Yas Bay Waterfront. Enjoy the sun-drenched feel of the Mediterranean basin and the rich, layered flavours of Italian cuisine in Paradiso’s Saturday and Sunday brunch.


Brunch at Paradiso is an elaborate, multi-course affair available in soft, house wine and bubbles packages. The Eat, Paradiso & Love Brunch is available every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., while La Dolce Vita Brunch is available on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Brunch in Abu Dhabi: An Affair to Remember


An Abu Dhabi brunch is a unique, memorable and grand affair. What better place to enjoy it than at some of the  best restaurants in Yas Island? There’s no need to Google “brunch places near me” when you can just go directly to Yas Island Abu Dhabi.


Yas Island Abu Dhabi is a leading leisure, recreation and entertainment destination. Check out our  Yas Island offers and book your staycation soon.

Getting To Yas island


Yas Express is our complimentary shuttle bus service that can get you to any of the major island attractions. For more information, timetable and map, download the pocket guide or call +971 (0) 600 511115.

To Yas Island:
Boarding spots are available at the Deira City Center entrance (beside Aloft Hotel) and Ibn Battuta Mall, Parking 7 stop (right in front of the China Court section).
Within Yas Island:
The shuttle service bus can take guests to any of the major island attractions.
Air travel to Yas Island
If you're coming from outside the UAE, aim to land in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), as it is located just 10 minutes away from Yas Island.
Rental car to Yas Island
From Abu Dhabi International Airport, you can rent a car. All car rental offices operate 24/7


Connect to the Wi-Fi at Abu Dhabi International Airport and book an Uber or Careem via their apps.
Taxis to Yas Island
You can take a taxi to Yas Island from Abu Dhabi International Airport (10 minutes), Abu Dhabi (25 minutes), and Dubai (45 minutes). To get a taxi, you can flag them down at the roadside, call the TransAD hotline 600 535353 to book, or use the Abu Dhabi Taxi app available for both iOS and Android platforms. Taxis are plentiful and fares are reasonable.
From Abu Dhabi:
Board the 102 Bus Route to Yas Island at the Abu Dhabi Bus Station next to Al Wahda Mall.
From Dubai:
Travel to the Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to ride to the Abu Dhabi Bus Station, then board the 102 Bus Route to Yas Island.