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Dubai’s iconic party brunch is back at Saffron, at Atlantis, The Palm

Friday brunch at Saffron, the Asian buffet restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai is back after a year. And it has a brand-new look

The party brunch at Saffron, the Asian buffet restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai is back after a year’s hiatus with a brand-new look and even more energy than before. Following a complete refurbishment, Saffron reopened in January 2021 in a new avatar. Saffron’s minimalist makeover was spearheaded by New York-based award-winning designer Jeffrey Beers and features a fresh and open atmosphere, with stylish turquoise tones and brass detailing which nod to the surrounding sea. 

Sleek cooking stations at Saffron, the Asian buffet restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Sleek cooking stations at Saffron, the Asian buffet restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

The new look is sleek, with high ceilings that feature soft lighting. The design allows the ‘Chef’s Table’ concept to take centre stage, with the preparation and presentation of the dishes evolving into a culinary art form where diners enjoy an interactive dining experience as they sample food from open cooking areas throughout the restaurant. 

Speaking of which, Saffron offers 20 live cooking stations, where chefs slice, dice, sizzle and stir, creating authentic dishes from India and Southeast Asia right before your eyes. With over 220 dishes on offer, this could well be Dubai’s largest buffet. 

Brunch-goers can now take a booth in the elegant and stylish surroundings of Saffron Brunch 2.0, as the region’s best DJs spin chart-topping hits, with each week playing home to a different theme. The first Brunch 2.0 kicked off on Friday, August 27, with the very best of the 90s.

While brunch-goers at Saffron can sip on a wicked watermelon, bubbling beverage or secret sauce slushie from one of Saffron’s drink stations, the food on offer ranges from dim sum and seafood to a low and slow BBQ, including meat carving, sushi and maki rolling, noodle soups, Korean BBQ, and the ultimate in dessert stations complete with a chocolate fountain. Diners can also enjoy freshly grown organic herbs and microgreens from the fully-automated kitchen garden as well as Wagyu beef from the restaurant’s meat dry-agers.

With the eclectic and exotic tastes of Asia and beyond, and upscale regional delicacies from Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and India – along with a mix of international dishes – it is said that guests can eat at Saffron for nearly a year and never have the same meal twice! 

Alongside live DJs, Dubai’s bucket-list brunch at Saffron also features round-the-clock entertainment, including dancers, singers and magicians, with each week set to a different theme
Brunch-goers at Saffron can expect a lot of live entertainment

Alongside live DJs, Dubai’s bucket-list brunch at Saffron also features round-the-clock entertainment, including dancers, singers and magicians, with each week set to a different theme. From 80s to noughties and UK Garage to Britpop, there is always something new to experience at Saffron Brunch 2.0. Brunch packages start from AED 455 for house beverages and AED 495 for sparkling. Brunch is every Friday, 1-4pm. 

To find out more or to make a reservation, visit Atlantis Saffron

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