Dubai is filled with incredible and lip-smacking places for breakfast. But what better than to enjoy some of the finest breakfast foods in the world whilst taking advantage of the best views in the Middle East?
Here are our top 15 places to eat in the morning with the best views of Dubai.
5 of The Best Restaurants for Breakfast with a View in Dubai
1. Lakeview – Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Lakeview ticks all the boxes for a relaxing breakfast with breath taking views.
The building is contemporary and distinguished with views overlooking the stunning Dubai Creek – perfect for a peaceful alfresco breakfast! The breakfast menu is extensive, with categories covering numerous lifestyles and dietary requirements including classics, specialities, healthy plates, and a build your own breakfast option so you can enjoy whatever you fancy on the day.
Why it makes our list: The breakfast menu has plenty to offer and you can have a bite all whilst looking over the tranquil and expansive Dubai Creek.
Location: Baniyas Road, Port Saeed, Dubai (Next to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club)
2. La Brioche – Bluewaters Island
La Brioche is the place to go for tasty pastries and a morning coffee to refresh you. Plus its cosy location on Bluewaters Island sacrifices nothing on giving you spectacular views.
Awe at Ain Dubai and catch a glimpse of the iconic Atlantis over on the Palm Jumeirah. This snug location and mouth-watering menu bring homely and French comforts right to you on your vacation in Dubai.
Why it makes our list: With lots of different baked goodies, indulgent hot drinks and aesthetically delightfully treats, La Brioche offers an excellent way to start the day – all whilst giving splendid sights of top attractions!
3. Joe’s Café – Dubai Mall
If you’re looking to tuck into a delicious breakfast and overlook the Dubai Fountain, you’re unlikely to find a better place than Joe’s Café.
Located in the Dubai Mall, you can kickstart your shopping trip with a tasty bite to eat on the balcony and behold the Burj Khalifa in the process! The breakfast menu serves your essential classics including pancakes, eggs, and platters, and a selection of hot drinks and fresh juices.
Why it makes our list: There are few greater spots to marvel at Dubai’s iconic attractions all whilst tucking into a tasty fluffy pancake!
Location: Dubai Mall First Floor, Dubai
4. Bistro Des Arts – Dubai Marina
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the boats and yachts travelling across Dubai Marina with an indulgent breakfast at Bistro Des Arts.
Located right on Dubai Marina Promenade, you have front row seats for a beloved area of the city’s skyline. With a French menu, you can try classic continental breakfasts, egg dishes, pancakes, and french toast, with a choice of hot drinks on the menu.
Why it makes our list: Being located right by the promenade, the surroundings of the Marina and the towering buildings make for picturesque sights all whilst offering a great breakfast to start the day.
5. Eggspectation Restaurant Café JBR
Kick-off your day on the beach at JBR with a filling breakfast at Eggspectation! Make the most of the sights of Ain Dubai, the relaxing ocean views and a unique Canadian brunch where you can check out delicious benedicts, omelettes, pancakes, and much more. There are plenty of refreshing juices and revitalising hot drinks to choose from to ease into your day.
Why it makes our list: What is better than breakfast by the beach? With plenty of delicious meals to choose from, it’s the perfect way to get ready for the day.
Location: The Beach, JBR, Dubai
5 of The Best Hotels for Breakfast with a View in Dubai
1. Grosvenor House – Dubai Marina
Grosvenor House is the place to stay if you want to have your breakfast overlooking the blissful Dubai Marina.
All of the docked boats and yachts are bound to be picture-worthy. There are multiple restaurants to choose from, with the lovely modern Sloane’s being a comfortable option for waffles and crepes for breakfast, as well as other food all day long.
Why it makes our list: Grosvenor House offers a glamourous way to start your day with the majestic skyline overlooking the charming Dubai Marina.
Location: Al Emreef St, Dubai Marina, Dubai
2. W Dubai – The Palm
The ultimate site of luxury in Dubai has to be on the Palm Jumeirah, so why not enjoy an extravagant breakfast looking out across the ocean?
W The Palm’s LIV restaurant is the perfect spot for enjoying your breakfast by the beach and gazing at the city in the distance. It has a delicious international menu so you can find whatever you need to hit the spot.
Why it makes our list: Whilst the breakfast menu isn’t as extensive as others on our list, the divine and unique views of the ocean and city skyline will make you never want to leave.
Location: West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
3. One&Only Royal Mirage
The opulent One&Only Royal Mirage is located a stone’s throw from Dubai Marina and overlooks the graceful ocean.
Enjoy prepared dishes and daily menus at The Dining Room or tuck into the wide selection available at The Rotisserie’s buffet. The Middle Eastern aesthetic combined with the beachy scenery and delicate gardens makes the One&Only Royal mirage a treat to stay at.
Why it makes our list: The traditional atmosphere combined with the well-planned architecture makes the delicious selection of breakfast dishes all the more enjoyable.
4. Address Sky View
Address Skyview is a gorgeous place to stay to have your breakfast whilst overlooking the city skyline with the Burj Khalifa taking centre stage!
With full-length windows, a patio and a veranda, you can marvel at the scenery as you’re waking up with your morning coffee. The Patisserie is a delightful spot to tuck into a pastry or you can try The Restaurant for a tasty brunch. The bright and open space combined with the spectacular views makes the Address Sky View a great hotel for mornings to remember.
Why it makes our list: See the Burj Khalifa in full against Dubai’s iconic skyline. With plenty of places to have your breakfast, you can enjoy paradise.
5. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Enjoy the luxury of Dubai but with a different spin at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa.
Mirroring a tropical paradise, experience a delightful breakfast surrounded by green spaces, pools, and water features. Gaze over the soft beach waves at the Taverna Restaurant and enjoy an all-inclusive breakfast buffet and dishes served all day long. It’s the spot to go to if you’re looking to unwind in a cosy hideaway
Why it makes our list: If you’re after a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Dubai Marine Resort & Spa offers just that with plenty of mouth-watering restaurants to choose from.
Location: Jumeira Road, Dubai
5 of The Best Places to Grab Breakfast on the Run (with a view)
1. Harrie’s Pancakes – Dubai Marina
The Dubai Marina Promenade is a hotspot for outlets and restaurants whilst being alongside the charming views of the Marina. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that it’s popular for a long morning run!
On your way, a great stop for breakfast is Harrie’s Pancakes for hot drinks and of course, pancakes. Plus you can sit back and relax with the enchanting Dubai Marina just outside.
Why it makes our list: A run around the Marina Promenade can be a lengthy one, so having a stop at Harrie’s Pancakes along the way lets you take a well-deserved break with splendid views of the Marina around you.
2. Brasserie 2.0 – JBR
Neighbouring Dubai Marina, you may fancy a morning run around JBR’s The Walk before it gets busy. The 2km soft track is a popular one for a quick morning run that is packed full of scenery from the beach and Dubai Marina! Therefore, you may want to grab some breakfast, with an excellent option being at Brasserie 2.0. Here you can tuck into classics such as cereal, waffles, crepes, and eggs whilst watching the sunrise at the beach.
Why it makes our list: Brasserie 2.0 has a great selection of breakfast dishes for whatever you fancy on the day, plus you can enjoy the beautiful sights of JBR and green spaces at the same time.
3. Subway by Creek Park
Creek Park is a gorgeous place to go for a run as you are surrounded by greenery. There is a 4km running track here, so you’ll likely want a break at some point! Fortunately, there is a Subway just outside of the park so you can grab a breakfast sandwich and sit down and relax in the park.
Why it makes our list: Sometimes what we’re familiar with can hit the spot, so having a Subway picnic after or during your run across Creek Park can be the perfect way to satisfy your hunger.
4. Home Bakery – Al Barsha Pond Park
Al Barsha Pond Park is an incredibly charming place to visit, especially if you like green spaces.
Here, there is a 1.4km track that goes around the pond so it’s perfect for a morning run. Before or after your run you could visit the Home Bakery just outside of the park for green views and tasty unique breakfast dishes. Plus, the menu is extensive so you’re bound to find something to take your fancy.
Why it makes our list: In a convenient location, the Home Bakery has a huge selection of breakfast options to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Location: Galleria Al Barsha, Dubai
5. Starbucks at The Palm
If you’re pushing yourself and decide to go for an 11km run at The Boardwalk along The Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, then you’re bound to want to refuel along the way. This route has stunning sights of the city in the distance as well as views of the iconic Atlantis and of course, the Arabian Gulf.
Fortunately, there are multiple Starbucks around Atlantis, but we recommend the one on Crescent Road next to the Atlantis Mall. Here you’ll have a relaxing area to sit in as well as views of the hotel, or you can take your light bites and coffee down to the beach.
Why it makes our list: Like with Subway, sometimes you can’t go wrong with what you know and love. The run around The Crescent can be hard work so enjoying an iced coffee with lush views is something we wouldn’t pass up on!
Location: Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
There are so many fantastic spots in Dubai where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast and admire the beautiful and grand scenery. Whether you want to sip your morning coffee looking over the Burj Khalifa or with the beach on your doorstep, Dubai offers it all!
We hope that this guide has served as a flavour of inspiration for your time in Dubai!