9 Best Buffet Restaurants in Dubai with prices

by Danni B

It can be hard pleasing everyone when you go out for a meal and selecting from all the great buffet restaurants in Dubai can also be difficult! Here’s the only list you need for all the best buffets in Dubai for every member in your family, yes even the annoying ones!

After visiting to hundreds of restaurants in Dubai over the last 10 years and being a lover of Buffet restaurants. Say hello to stuffing as many starters and different desserts as you can manage!

Plus the waiter isn’t asking, “You don’t want a main madam?” Surely it can’t only be me who would rather have starters and desserts instead of a main meal?

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1. Al Daawar Revolving Restaurant

Dishes laid out inside Al Daawar restaurant ready for buffet diners and their modern white interiors
View from Al Daawar revolving restaurant at night

I rarely get impressed by a buffet restaurant as I’m more of an al a carte person but Al Daawar is one of my favourites! The food is great, the staff are super lovely and the only downside is the drinks aren’t included except for the weekend brunch. The drinks are quite pricey!

Situated at Hyatt Regency in Deira, Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant is one of the best buffet restaurants offering breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.

The breakfast buffet consists of an omelette station, baked pastries, Arabic coffee and more.

If you go for lunch or dinner buffets, you can experience finger-licking cuisines ranging from Mediterranean and Japanese to Middle-eastern dishes. They certainly have a good mix of dishes to choose from!

The restaurant offers a 360-degree view of the city while you enjoy your meal since the restaurant actually rotates! This unique combination has made them one of the best buffets in Dubai.

This restaurant tends to be a little bit quieter than some of the others on the list, so if want a less crowded option here is perfect.

Key information

Food: Mixed International, Arabic, Indian & Mediterranian
Dress code: Smart casual
Location: Hyatt Regency, Deira
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hours: 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm

Price: 229 AED per person
Saturday & Sunday brunch – 249 to 569 AED per person including drinks

Tel: +971 4 209 6912
Website: Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant

2. Kitchen 6

The incredible desert counter at Kitchen 6's buffet including a chocolate fountian
Photo from JW Marriott Marquis

This option is great for couples or families, where one person only likes certain foods and another is a little more adventurous as this buffet in Business Bay has a little bit for everyone!

There are live cooking stations along with the buffet, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds with freshly made food personalised to your order. The food is incredible and the welcoming staff make it the great establishment it is.

Offering Japanese, Arabic, Asian, European and Indian. This restaurant has won awards and has been personally recommended by friends. So you definitely won’t be disappointed with this one!

There’s vegan and gluten-free options too. Staff are very helpful if you have any dietary requirements.

Key information

Style: Mixed international & Middle Eastern
Dress code: Smart casual
Location: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Breakfast: 6am – 11am
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 12.30pm – 3.30pm / Sat-Sun: 1pm – 4pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 11pm

Price: 155 to 230 AED per person depending on the time and day

Tel: +971 4 414 3000
WebsiteKitchen 6

3. Kaleidoscope

Chefs preparing the many dishes and buffet set up at Kaleidoscope at Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah
Photo from Atlantis

Another great buffet restaurant where you can witness live cooking and have lots of different dishes to choose from. More than 1500 positive reviews show it is one of people’s favourite spots to enjoy delicious meals. 

They offer everything from Arabic to Indian food to Italian pizzas and pasta depending on the night. They also have lots of variety. So you can find options whether you need vegan or gluten-free too.

If you are craving Indian food in Dubai, you can visit Kaleidoscope on Sunday for an Indian buffet in Dubai. Saturday is Arabian night and Fridays are Italian night. The rest of the week is mixed international.

Key information

Food: International & Theme nights
Dress Code: Casual
Location: Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Hours: 7:00 am till 11:30 pm

Price: 235 AED to 255 AED per person depending on the night

Tel: +971 4 426 2626

4. Saffron

The dessert section with lots of cakes and beautiful different colours at Saffron in Atlantis The Palm

Another great restaurant that offers live cooking stations and more than 200 dishes to choose from. The restaurant offers Asian cuisine and was renovated in 2022 with new lavish interiors.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with a wide range of food to enjoy. They also do themed nights. Their desserts are equally delicious with a good range to choose from.

I enjoyed the food here, however, it does get very busy and food can disappear quickly due to this. So you’ll have to wait for dishes to get filled up again. I still managed to enjoy a good amount of oysters despite this!

It’s often mentioned as being the best lunch buffet in Dubai and many people rave about Saffron in Dubai. It’s very famous for its brunch! It is pricey but seen as a must-do at least once in Dubai! Even when I first arrived in Dubai it was famous for brunch and managing to hold onto the title for so long isn’t easy!

In the week you can enjoy it at a more affordable price.

“This was my second visit. The whole experience was excellent. The food, the ambience, everything! On the other hand, The people at the reception can be bit more welcoming probably with a smile and not look moody. I didn’t face anything like this in my first time visit as I received a hospitable gesture from the reception. However this time it was surprising. But overall excellent experience!”

Mohammed – (Read more reviews)

Key information

Style: Asian
Dress code: Smart casual
Location: Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Breakfast: 7 am till 11:30 am
Dinner: 6 pm till 10:30 pm

Price: 255 AED per person
Brunch starts from 495 AED per person on Saturdays

Tel: +971 4 426 1000

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5. Yalumba

Chefs working on the buffet options while diners walk around the restaurant and select the foods they want inside Yalumba in Dubai

Truly a classic in Dubai. This restaurant is yet another on the list that has stood the test of time in Dubai! Which is no easy feat!

One of the best seafood buffets in Dubai, this restaurant is perfect for fish, shellfish and more. Yalumba boasts a wide range of food items and is amongst the best places in UAE for seafood lovers.

Yalumba also has a great selection of desserts, which is frankly my favourite part of any buffet.

The décor is modern and sleek, which adds to the elegance while you dine. The customer service is top-notch, and the staff are always attentive.

It’s great for families on Sundays with separate food and activity areas.

Key information

Style: Mixed theme buffet nights
Dress code:
Smart casual
Location: Le Meridien Dubai, Garhoud
Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Breakfast: 6:30 am till 10:30 am
Dinner: 7 pm till 10:30 pm
Saturdays: 1pm till 4pm
Sundays: 12:30 pm till 3:30 pm

Price: 105 AED to 440 AED per person depending on the time, day and package

Tel: +971 4 702 2455

6. Feast Restaurant

How the buffet is served in the modern interiors with lots of stainless steel at Feast Restaurant Dubai
Photo from Feast Restaurant

Yet another option with different themed nights and where you can watch your food being prepared in front of you. One of the most popular is their Indian buffet night every Wednesday evening.

Other theme night nights include Asian, Arabic and Mediterranian cuisine with a wide range of desserts. People love the food at Feast Restaurant and they always leave with full tummies. You will get an authentic and genuine dining experience.

For Seafood lovers, there is also a Seafood night on Saturday evenings!

Key Information

Style: Mixed theme nights
Dress code: Smart casual
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Trade Center
Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Breakfast: 6:30 am till 11:00 am
Lunch: 12:30pm till 3pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm till 10:30 pm

Price: 150 to 600 AED per person depending on the time, day and package

Tel: +971 4 503 4444
WebsiteFeast Restaurant

7. Spice Island

A chef preparing dishes live with a selection at the front at Spice Island in Dubai
Photo from Spice Island

Enjoy another of the best buffets in Dubai, with more than 200 dishes at the Spice Island. An award-winning restaurant situated in Deira and one of the best places to experience new flavours. 

The lemonade, nachos, and spicy shrimp soup are the must-try. They provide exceptional service and a wide range of International food choices. People who visit Spice Island end up being regulars.

This is also one of the best family-friendly buffets in Dubai with special events regularly held for kids however it does get crowded on weekends.

Key information

Style: Mixed international and Arabic
Dress code:
Smart casual
Location: Crowne Plaza, Deira
Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Lunch: 12:20 pm till 3:30 pm
Dinner: 7 pm till 11 pm

Price: 225 AED per person

Tel: +971 4 356 8888
WebsiteSpice Island

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8. BarBQ Tonight

View from the outside of Bar.B.Q Tonight with it being lit up at night
Photo from BarBQ Tonight

This one holds a special memory for me as it was one of the first restaurants I ever went to back in 2013 when I moved to Dubai! There’s a reason that it’s been around so long and that’s because it’s a popular classic with great food.

It’s also one of the cheapest buffets in Dubai!

Offering tasty Pakistani food, you’ll be stuffing yourself until you struggle to move. I especially enjoyed their desserts. Pakistani and Indian desserts are very sweet, usually with lots of syrup! Great for those with a sweet tooth.

Kids under 6 are free and over 6 is very reasonable at 36 AED for lunch and 46 AED for dinner per child.

Key information

Food: Pakistani / Indian
Dress code: Casual
Location: Al Mina
Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Mon – Thurs: 7pm till 12:30am
Fri – Sun: 12:30pm till 12:30am

Price: 59 AED for lunch and 73 AED for dinner per person

Tel: +971 4 438 0000
WebsiteBarBQ Tonight

9. The Talk Restaurant

Beautiful greenery with the salad section at The Talk Restaurant in JBR
Photo from Movenpick

The Talk Restaurant is the best place for those who want to decide between a buffet and a la carte in Dubai, as they have both a buffet and menu to choose from.

The food at the Talk is great with a wide range of foods. Due to the large seating area, it’s great if you need somewhere for a large group of people.

The buffet is constantly being refreshed with new food many times, keeping the quality high. They have different themed night and focus on European and Middle Eastern cuisine. nights You can experience a deliciousness of a wide range of cuisines, and you will never get enough food.

It is best to make a reservation so you can get seating during the peak hours.

Key information

Cuisine: Mixed theme nights
Dress code: Smart casual
Location: Movenpick, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Rating: 4.1 out of 5

Breakfast: 6:30 am till 10:30 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm till 3pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm till 11pm

Price: 180 AED per person

Tel: +971 4 449 8888
WebsiteThe Talk Restaurant

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There are so many Dubai buffets to choose from and these are some of the best buffet restaurants in Dubai that regularly make the top lists of both residents and visitors alike. I was never a huge buffet fan until I moved here, when I was shown how extensive and luxurious buffets could be! So enjoy!

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