This party night brunch runs from 7pm until 11pm every week, to kick start your weekend. Packages start at just Dhs199, and expect plenty of old school ’80s and ’90s tunes, sharing platters of food and free-flowing drinks.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (house beverages), Dhs299 (bubbly). Thu 7pm-11pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6654).
Friday brunch. Head to Bar Rumba, above Asia de Cuba, every Thursday for a “Chino Latino” supper club. Food includes the likes of sushi, adobe chicken avocado purée, glazed sweet potato and crispy calamari. And entertainment comes in the form of a salsa band.
Dhs195. Thu 9pm-1am. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, www.asiadecuba.com (04 511 7333).
Head down to Barasti on a Wednesday for a weekday BBQ party and enjoy a night of free-flowing house drinks, barbecue treats, and throwback tracks of the 80s and 90s.
Dhs99 (ladies), Dhs149 (men). Wed 8pm-11pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).
The popular pizza joint in JLT throws The Stage brunch on a Thursday evening. Expect live music, all your faves and an after party with DJ Andy Swift.
Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), Dhs275 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 441 6342).
If you love a juniper-based beverage then this could be the brunch for you. The ‘About Last Night’ brunch is held every Thursday from 8pm until 11.30pm and brunchgoers can expect to sample a sharing-style menu paired with free-flowing signature mixed drinks, grape and house beverages for Dhs325, while those who opt for the soft package can sip on fruity mocktails for Dhs225. Dishes on the menu include lamb ribs, fried chicken wings, wagyu sliders, grilled calamari and mushroom and parmesan rolls, to name a few.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-11.30pm. Vida Emirates Hills, www.vidahotels.com (04 872 8888).
Dig into all your favourites at this evening brunch in Souk Al Bahar. You’ll get miso black cod, wagyu gyoza, sushi and more, all washed down with unlimited drinks and a side of Dubai Fountain views.
Dhs329 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs549 (sparkling). Thu 8pm-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Get three courses and free-flowing drinks every Thursday and Friday night at this popular Irish bar in Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dhs230. Thu & Fri 8pm-11pm. Dubai World Trade Centre (04 3780 801).
Love a bit of pad Thai and a spicy green curry? Mr Miyagi’s has all that and more (think karaoke) so kick start your weekend at this Media One spot.
Five courses and 3 hours unlimited drinks Dhs299 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-11pm, Fri 2pm-5pm, 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 420 7489).
Nara Pan Asian
Enjoy unlimited dim sum, sushi and desserts as well as a choice of main course at this cool new Asian eatery in JLT. There’s also a live DJ to keep the vibe upbeat.
Dhs349. Thu 8pm-11.30pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).
The sky-high bar in Media One Hotel, has a Thursday night brunch that runs from 9pm until midnight for under Dhs200. Expect bar snack-style food including calamari and tacos.
Dhs129 (soft drinks), Dhs199 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-11pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5404).
Dig into this good value meat feast at Dubai Marina. Don’t miss the brisket.
Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs579 (sparkling). Thu 7pm-11pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina (04 407 8873).
The Lion by Nick & Scott
Enjoy traditional pub grub including scotch eggs, sausage rolls and fish and chips and more.
Dhs200 (three-hour package). Thu from 5pm The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
Kick off the weekend at our Bar of the Year, The Penthouse, for some top views, cool beats and live cooking stations.
Dhs149 (ladies), Dhs249 (gents). Thu 9pm-11pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9999).
Get the weekend started with “Club INC” with street food and drinks.
Dhs199 ladies and men (house beverages). Thu 8pm-midnight. Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).