Skyline Thursdays at The Penthouse

A Thursday evening party brunch

Skyline Thursdays at The Penthouse
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Chic rooftop lounge The Penthouse has firmly established itself as one of the top nightlife spots in the city.

Perched on the 16th floor of the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai and with the Dubai Marina skyline on one side and the Jumeirah coast on the other, it boasts some of the best views in the city – it’s our Best Rooftop Bar 2019.

The venue hosts big DJ nights every week for Skyline Thursdays and so far we’ve seen the likes of Ferreck Dawn, Hannah Wants, Lost Frequencies, Mahmut Orhan and Toni Varga hitting the decks. Since launching it’s become a popular spot for the party folk of Dubai looking to kick-start their weekend and with the recent introduction of a pre-party brunch, could this be the ultimate way to get the weekend going?

The brunch runs from 9pm until 11pm with resident DJ, DJ NSI providing the soundtrack to warm up the crowd. You’ll get two hours of unlimited house beverages and two bar bites per person from live cooking stations.

Upon arrival there’s a slight queue, but that’s to be expected for a Thursday night.

We head on up, find ourselves a table and attempt to grab a drink from the open bar. Surprisingly there’s only one understaffed bar that you can get your drinks from, and you can only get one drink at a time, so prepare to take shifts with your mates to keep your table.

But despite picking up our Best Bar Food award earlier in the year, the effort for the culinary options for brunch is lacking, which is disappointing.

Dishes rotate with the likes of chicken tacos, beef sliders in brioche buns, a sushi platter with a selection of vegetarian maki, California maki and spicy salmon maki, and falafel wrap on offer on our visit. The highlight is  undoubtedly the two (admittedly tiny) spicy salmon rolls, while the sliders are tasty enough too – just don’t come hungry.

But this brunch is all about the party, and on that it delivers. The views are superb, the venue is cool, the crowd is glam and the atmosphere is lively – and all with a bargainous price of Dhs149 for ladies and Dhs249 for gents.

For a decent deal in a cool location, this is a top party.
Dhs149 (ladies), Dhs249 (gents). Thu 9pm-11pm. The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (052 900 4868).

A Thursday evening party brunch

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