Restaurants in Dubai are endless. And so are brunches which are becoming a staple in our weekend nowadays. For those whoโ€™ve been here a little longer, youโ€™ll know that the brunch scene is fraught with risk and tough decisions. I jest (kind of!) :p The main risk is eating way too much. The tough decisions are about what kind of brunch you want to enjoy, something fancy or a more relaxed occasion ๐Ÿ™‚
Friday Brunch Arjaan Rotana Dubai Media City

One weekend, weโ€™ve tried the Friday brunch at Arjaan by Rotana which is located in Dubai Media City. A complimentary valet parking was offered and then we walked to the Skylight restaurant. The brunch was hosted before at Arabesque Cafรฉ but it is currently under renovation which is totally fine as the Skylight restaurant setting is anything more than beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚
Friday Brunch Arjaan Rotana Dubai Media City

Friday Brunch Arjaan Rotana Dubai Media City

Atmosphere

Skylight restaurant showcases Mediterranean style interior, luxurious settings and offers magnificent centered fountain and long water scene. The restaurant is bathed in natural sunlight which makes it pleasant and bright. It was a lovely sunlit room with a cheery atmosphere โ€“ perfect setting while indulging on food.

Food & Menu

The Friday brunch menu offers an eclectic selection ranging from Middle Eastern appetizing dishes to international cuisines. It includes various stations: soup (lentil and chicken noodle), starters which include cold mezze items like cold cuts, cheese, hummus, a falafel live station where the husband gladly watched and forget that heโ€™s with me. Bread and salad sections are also available. I like the continental salads, chicken caesar and rocca salad.

With the generous variety from the main course, my favorites were the seafood machboos, fish harra and baked lasagna. While the husband enjoyed most but Iโ€™ll just named a few as he donโ€™t want to share what he really ate :p grilled kofta with saffron rice, shish barak and hammour tajine.ย Other options available are aloo gobi masala, umm ali, shish taouk, steamed vegetable, roasted potato with parmesan cheese, turkey bacon, vegetable spring roll and meat kibbeh.

The dessert section which includes multi-cuisines options like chocolate cakes, pies and of course Arabic delights is pretty extensive and well-decorated. Thereโ€™s also a kids buffet corner which is commonly unavailable with other brunches weโ€™ve tried. It comes with pasta and snacks like sandwiches, doughnuts, nuggets and dessert. I remember the husband immediately grabs a marshmallow dip in chocolate fountain as soon as we arrived! ๐Ÿ™‚

The dishes were presented in style and the food looked fresh and tempting. It seems that great attention was taken to select the best quality of ingredients, and equally skilled chefs prepared the dishes to cater wide selection of diners. Kudos to Chef Walid! ๐Ÿ™‚

Staff & Service

Same like what weโ€™ve experienced during our dinner at The Gallery Restaurant, from the moment we arrived until we left the place, the staff of Arjaan was all warm and welcoming. I guess itโ€™s a signature of Rotana hotels and the first thing why most people choose them โ€“ either with dining or staying in. Mr. Julius, the restaurant supervisor delightedly introduced us to Chef Walid. He also made sure all guests are well-taken care of as I noticed heโ€™s visiting every table in a timely manner. All the restaurant staff certainly made our brunch experience a pleasant one. Thank you Arjaan by Rotana! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Verdict

With its scenic setting, lovely interiors and extensive range of delectable food, hospitable staff, we have found our new favorite brunch spot ๐Ÿ™‚ The best part – Arjaan Friday Brunch only cost AED 109 per person, definitely a great value for its wide spread. Suitable for couples like us who wants to have a date in a beautiful setting, or to a family especially with kids and casual gatherings.

For Bookings

Visit this page for reservations, or follow Arjaan by Rotana in their social media channels, they usually run giveaways ๐Ÿ™‚ and special offers โ€“ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*We were invited by Arjaan Media City. However, all opinions are our own.