Saturday Marina Brunch at InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Last weekend, my wife and I got to experience the famous Saturday Marina Brunch at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi. We were there for a staycation experience and one of the highlights was the brunch featuring international cuisines. The event was definitely a luxurious and indulgent affair with free-flowing drinks and an impressive spread of seafood, sushi, cheese and cold cuts, Arabic mezze, Belgian food, Brazilian Churrascaria, and many more.

Brunch began at 12:30 pm and continued until 4 pm, giving us plenty of time to slowly explore all the different stations. We were quite excited to try everything and we were not disappointed.

circo restaurant intercontinental abu dhabi

we dined at the colorful Circo restaurant

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Circo Restaurant interior

Marina Brunch Experience at InterContinental Abu Dhabi

In case you’re wondering what to expect from this weekend brunch, you can sample different cuisines from different restaurants in the Marina Walk.

We started with some sushi and sashimi from the Japanese station before making our way over to the cheese and cold cuts section. The selection of cheeses was amazing and we quickly filled up on crackers and various types of meat.

sushi station intercontinental abu dhabi brunch

sushi, sashimi

saturday marina brunch intercontinental abu dhabi

cheese, pasta, bao

tuna tartare marina brunch intercontinental abu dhabi

tuna tartare

There were a selection of lobsters, oysters, clams, prawns, mussels, and crabs from the raw seafood bar, reminiscent of The Fish Market.

Next, we headed over to the extensive Arabic mezze section which included all of our favorite dishes like hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh, grape leaves, etc. from Byblos Sur Mer Lebanese Restaurant.

seafood bar station intercontinental abu dhabi

raw seafood bar

arabic mezze at intercontinental abu dhabi saturday marina brunch

Arabic mezze

saturday marina brunch churrascaria intercontinental abu dhabi

Brazilian Churrascaria experience

Next, we headed over to the extensive Arabic mezze section which included all of our favorite dishes like hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh, grape leaves, etc.

After piling our plates high with Arabic mezze, we decided to walk around a bit and check out some of the other stations. The Belgian Cafe food station featured a variety of fried bites, mussels, plus some pork options.

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fried bites

pork at belgian cafe intercontinental abu dhabi brunch

pork dish samplers from Belgian Cafe

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outdoor stations

burgers and fries belgian food at intercontinental abu dhabi

fried potatoes and small bites for kids

We also got to try some baos from Cho Gao restaurant.

Italian pasta and gelato were available from Circo Restaurant.

One of the main highlights during the brunch was the Chamas’ Brazilian Churrascaria station where we could get our fill of grilled meat, freshly carved and served on our plate.

The salad bar in Chamas was also something we were pleasantly surprised by as it offered a great variety of fresh and healthy options.

salad at chamas brazilian restaurant marina brunch

salads at Chamas restaurant

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more salads!

Last but not least, we saved room for dessert and ended our meal with the Tres Leches cake, and some shaved ice sweets. This was an absolutely delicious way to end our brunch experience.

desserts saturday marina brunch intercontinental abu dhabigelato, cakes

tres leches cake chamas restaurant intercontinental abu dhabi

Tres Leches cake

desserts at saturday marina brunch intercontinental abu dhabi

leche flan, cakes

Guests can choose between soft beverage and house beverage packages when dining in during the Saturday brunch.

There are many restaurants in the Marina Walk area and if you would like to sample the dishes from each of these award-winning restaurants, the brunch event is the best way to do it.

Diners can also enjoy the view of the Marina while indulging in some good food and drinks. There’s also music to keep you entertained while you brunch.

40 Photos of our InterContintental Abu Dhabi Brunch

Check out our photos from the InterContinental Abu Dhabi Marina Brunch below. It was an amazing and decadent experience, and we will definitely be back for more!

Video: Brunch at the Marina Walk in InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Here’s a video to give you an insight about our brunch experience:


Overall, we had an amazing experience at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi’s Saturday Marina Brunch. The event was luxurious and indulgent with a huge selection of international cuisine.

If you’re looking for a luxurious and indulgent brunch experience in Abu Dhabi, the Marina Brunch at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi is definitely worth checking out.

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