Best party brunch in Dubai 2018

The best of the city has been revealed at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2018

Nightlife Awards 2018

WINNER
Lucky brunch at Lucky Voice
A party brunch to end all party brunches. Grab the mic, now

If you love belting out a few tunes and chowing down on a few bar snacks, then the Lucky Brunch is the perfect introduction to the high-fun –and equally high decibel – karaoke venue Lucky Voice.

Make sure you book early for all the fun that’s on offer, because you’ll be disappointed if you miss it. This is the party brunch to end all party brunches.

It’s loud, it’s lively, it’s a whole load of fun – and it’s time to bring out that inner Beyoncé. The good news is it’s a lip-sync battle – so you don’t have to have a stunning voice, just some confidence.

No pressure though, taking part in the challenge isn’t mandatory, so if you’d rather studiously eat a bowl of chips than show off your diva side, that’s equally fine.

The food, as you’d expect, isn’t what you’re here for, but it’s good enough for the setting. The highlights are the tacos and the generously topped pizzas, which are gooey, delicious and as cheesy as the tunes you’ll be singing.

Post-brunch you can use the karaoke pods for free for one hour, though they fill up quickly, so put your name down early.

Book it for your next birthday and thank us later.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs350 (sparkling grape). 1pm-4pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).


HIGHLY COMMENDED
The big fat brunch at Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The Walk
Loud, lively and a whole lot of fun (with added sumo wrestling)
 
Deep-fried bar bites, an indie soundtrack and a rocking after-party, Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The Walk serves up the kind of mega afternoon out that’s absolutely befitting of its grungy, souped-up divebar image.

Oh, and there’s sumo wrestling in the middle of it all. Because, well, why not?

But before you enter the ring and step into a giant plastic outfit to pound your brunching pals in the chops, take a perch and soak up the scene.

If you prefer to ease yourself in gently over a few plates of Buffalo wings, flatbreads and battered sausages (yes, really), nab a seat in the bar’s semi-outdoor section. But it’s not long before you’ll find the whole place filling up, and the cavernous indoor area only gets livelier as the day goes on. Which, we’d imagine, has something to do with the mixed drinks served in miniature bathtubs, complete with miniature rubber ducks.
Linger on past 4pm and you’ll be rewarded with a barnstorming live music set from the likes of local band Big Mouth, while post-brunchers from across the city pour in from other outlets to continue their big Friday out.

And what a big Friday it’s going to be. You’d better be ready.
Dhs369 (house beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0049).


HIGHLY COMMENDED
Wanderlust at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Satisfy your culinary traveller with this massive party brunch

One of the most popular party brunches in town, Wanderlust is packed week in, week out.

Head to Garden at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and you’re in for a treat. If it’s a chilled-out Friday afternoon you seek, look away now. But if you’re never more at home then when you’re getting stuck into a pumping day-time party, this one is for you.

It’s a culinary trip around the world culminating at a full-on party – it’s busy and it’s loud.

You’re pretty much left to your own devices after arrival – everything is self-service and there are ten live cooking stations offering up more than 360 dishes from all over the world. From sushi to seafood, roasts, pies and Asian dishes – you’re covered.

Sweet tooth? Take a trip to the doughnut wall for sugary, carby goodness.Yes, a wall of doughnuts, form an orderly queue...

Once you’re fully brunched, join the after-party in Square and you’ll get 20 percent off on beverages from 4pm until 8pm, with DJ Andrii on the decks, too.

Put on those dancing shoes, you’ll need them.
Dhs425 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).


SHORTLISTED
#webrunch at Accents
This Dubai Marina party brunch is a fun-packed afternoon held in Accents. The international buffet is stocked with dishes from pizza to curry, plus there are drinks stations and pretty views from the waterfront terrace.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs425 (sparkling grape) 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).

Candypants at XL Dubai
This one is all about the party, less about the food, but that’s part of the fun. Expect plenty of dancing and an upbeat vibe.
Dhs325 (house beverages). Dhs375 (sparkling) 1pm-4pm. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (052 634 1040).

Dusty’s
This fun brunch in DIFC offers up a range of bar bites including sliders, satay, steaks, sea bass and more. A more foodie party brunch, with live music.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs320 (house beverages), Dhs350 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 354 5435).

Jazz@PizzaExpress
The brunch offers an unlimited Italian selection, including pizza and pasta, but à la carte and served at the table. It’s all set to live jazz and is a fun, pocket-friendly way to spend a Friday.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs210 (house beverages). Noon-4pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Saffron
One of the city’s original party brunches, and still going strong. More than 220 dishes are served at this offering, which also boasts drinks stations.
Dhs535 (selected house beverages). Over 21s only. 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Supernatural at Zero Gravity
This famous Saturday beach club brunch is a top day out, with access to the beach and huge infinity pool as well as five hours of unlimited food (think sliders, pizzas, fries et al) and drinks stations.
Dhs225 (ladies), Dhs275 (men). Noon-5pm. Sky Dive Dubai, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 0009).

Warehouse
The popular Hive party brunch has a great vibe, top dishes, pumping tunes and a wide range of drinks.
Dhs259 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

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