Why Brunch In Dubai Is Unlike Any Other

London is famous for having its reputable high-tea. Paris has a hold on claiming deliciously decadent baked goods and extended workday lunches. New Yorkers may even think they have dibs on weekend brunches — however, we're here to say New York City has a worthy competitor for its iconic brunch celebrations. In the United Arab Emirates, Dubai may be leading in hosting the most extravagant brunches in the world.

Dubai is exceptional at going above and beyond in everything they do. They currently hold the record for the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The city's malls even house indoor ski alpines and ice skating rinks. With the grandiosity thriving in the city, are we surprised that their meals would be anything less than captivating? From the food to the entertainment, Dubai's restaurants, lounges, bars, and hotels host brunches like no other. Did we mention they start on the American workday, too?

An all-day affair, starting on Friday

In the states, a boozy brunch is notorious for starting on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. In Dubai, the festivities begin on Friday, the beginning of the weekend in the UAE, and continue throughout the night. Swap your traditional eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary for champagne towers and caviar galore, Huffpost reports. A food lover's paradise, Dubai's brunches are home to every type of cuisine you could imagine. For those looking to experience the variety and indulge all in one place, the Madinat Jumeirah's Al Qasr on Friday hosts almost 40 food stations offering cuisine from all over the world.

For those who want to look at a Dubai brunch experience with a more bougee flare, some of the city's most iconic restaurants serve escargot, caviar, and foie gras alongside a glass of $200 a bottle of champagne. Some boozy brunches in Dubai incorporate entertainment into their meal offerings, according to the Travelzoo, if you're into a little more excitement. Whether it's a DJ spinning tunes, live dancers, or sparklers at every corner, there's always a sight to see.

If you're heading to Dubai for future travels, make sure to block an entire Friday afternoon (and evening) to engage in a marvelous and epic brunch. We promise it's certainly worth the hype.