This Latin-inspired hangout, has a great sundowner terrace and views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. Calabar also offers a 50 percent discount on all beverages.
Fri 4pm-8pm, The Address, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
This lounge provides a sophisticated spot for a post-brunch tipple. After-Brunch Beats plays chilled grooves amid the striking decor and Madinat views.
After-Brunch Beats Fri 4pm-7pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
This racing-themed gastropub is the post-brunch destination of choice in Downtown, with free mixed drinks for ladies on Friday afternoons. If you’re still standing at 9pm, the DJ gives way to beatboxing talent Shero for pop and rock covers.
Fri noon-midnight. Above Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).
On the first Friday of the month, notorious DJ Rude Larry spins indie and electro nuggets to an increasingly weathered crowd at this pleasingly chaotic post-brunch party.
First Fri of the month, 6pm-10pm. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
For a no-frills party vibe, this London transport-themed pub offers bucket deals on hops. Warning: it can get rowdy.
Fri noon-2.30am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
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