Bidi Bondi If you fancy a few drinks without frenetic dancing or the competitive edge bowling may lend, we recommend stopping at our favourite Aussie-style hangout. The ample booths mean plenty of room for larger groups, and there’s a pool table for casual entertainment. Open Sun-Thu 10am-midnight; Fri-Sat 10am-1am. Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Al Nasr Leisureland Go bowling! Sure, it’s not the most conventional post-brunch activity, but then predictability isn’t a trait we aspire to. Did we mention you can have a drink at the lanes? Round up enough people for two teams and you’ve got yourself a tournament. Open daily 9am-midnight. Oud Metha, www.alnasrll.com (04 337 4952).
Nasimi The beach parties may be gone for the summer, but frolics continue at this al-fresco party spot with weekly pool party Float, where DJs Suzee X, Mr Mr, Vas Floyd, Smokingroove and David Craig take it in turns to get the crowd moving from sundown until the small hours. Open Sun-Wed 4pm-11.45pm; Thu 4pm-1.45am; Fri 1pm-1.45pm; Sat 1pm-12.45am. Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Warehouse There are plenty of fellow brunchers to collide with here – it’s a great place to carry on the fun if you’re up for a chat and a mingle at the downstairs bar, where you’ll also find big bowls of monkey nuts to munch. Open daily noon-1.30am. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
XL Beach Club Expect to see bronzed, muscle-bound Lebanese men (and less tanned Brits) strutting their stuff as they battle to out-pose one another in the presence of hordes of fellow glamazons. This one is perfect if you’re looking for a dance and a lively continuation of the day’s revelry. Open Sun-Thu 6pm-3am; Fri-Sat noon-3am. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).