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Whether your brunch goals are to party, chill out, or the sole aim is to devour as much as possible, we’ve got you covered when it comes to trying out something fresh in Dubai. We’ve gone down to plenty of venues to find out what’s on offer in terms of the crowd, entertainment, location, and of course the food and drink.
Fish goujons, chicken tenders and barbecue wings. If you’re looking for a laid-back brunch, new Canadian-inspired nightspot Ten Street’s could be the one. Budding Britneys and Bowies will be happy too, as brunchers get 50 percent off karaoke (and pool) all day, plus you never know, you might work off some of those calories with a boogie to the classic ’70s, ’80s and ’90s tunes. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs375 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm.
If you’re after a taste of the islands without the extortionate airfare and jet lag, Jamaican restaurant Ting Irie (as-yet still unlicensed) has launched a new Friday brunch, which could be the answer. An easy-going vibe awaits, plus sharing plates of family favourites including jerk chicken, Jamaican patties and carnival funnel cake. Dhs195 (soft drinks). Fri 1pm-4pm.
The offering at this restaurant is an à la carte-style “lavish spread” of Indian appetisers with a main course and dessert platter. The Spice & Ice Friday brunch was launched just under a month ago by JLT’s only licensed Indian restaurant, and some classic favourites from the country’s cuisine feature in the line-up including pav bhaji, paneer makhani, lamb masala, butter chicken and aloo mutter, all served up with bread or rice, as well as speciality beverages. Dhs199 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm.
Welcome aboard. The exits are here, here and here. Please fasten your seatbelt. Etc… you get the gist. The Dusty’s brunch is back, this time, with an airline theme. Expect to receive your boarding pass, check in and even pass through a security scanner. Your beautiful holiday destination is the venue itself, hopefully, you won’t need to adopt the brace position and it’s a fun one with great novelty value if you’re planning a birthday bash. Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm.
We’re still not entirely convinced that a meal at night can be called an evening brunch, but we’ll go with it. A new sharing-style offering at Pure Sky Lounge & Dining offers 15 dishes – including chicken satay, niçoise octopus and tom yum salmon – along with a view of The Beach and the Palm Jumeirah for holiday vibes. Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). Fri 5.30pm-9pm.
Die-hard fans of The Pavilion Downtown’s weekly brunch will be relieved to hear that its popular The Bench brunch (the star of this week’s Time Out Dubai cover) has found a new home at Rove Downtown Dubai. The buffet is home to cold cuts, sandwiches and fruits, while you can order breakfast treats or main courses from the waiters. The hotel pitches itself as stylish and affordable, and this is reflected in the brunch, which costs just Dhs99. Grape, hops and other beverages are available at an additional charge. Dhs99 (soft drinks). Fri-Sat 11am-5pm.
“Why wait for the weekend to enjoy Dubai’s favourite pastime?” asks Intersect By Lexus. And why indeed? As we can’t come up with any good reason right now, we have to agree with them. Unlimited entrées, a selection of main dishes and a sharing platter of desserts, all accompanied by soul singer Melissa Wong, sounds a like a strong argument to us that Wednesday night is the new Friday lunchtime. Well, at Intersect anyway. Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages), Dhs450 (bubbly). Wed 7pm-11pm.