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).
Cavalli Club Restaurant and Lounge
A stylish brunch featuring some excellent cuisine served to the table.
Dhs299 (all inclusive). Sun 8.30pm-midnight. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Regular themed nights throughout the week offer English on Sunday, sushi on Monday, Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday.
Sun-Wed Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs249 (standard house beverages), Dhs259 (premium house beverages); Thu-Fri Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (standard house beverages), Dhs269 (premium house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0000) (04 435 0000).
The popular pizza joint in JLT is now offering up 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), Dhs250 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 441 6342).
Kanpai Lounge & Restaurant
Asian-inspired party brunch, stars unlimited sushi at this Japanese brunch.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages). Fri 6pm-9pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 441 9262).
Enjoy a Mexican fiesta with free-flowing food and drinks.
Dhs299. Thu 7pm-10pm. TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights (04 247 6644).
The karaoke bar has launched the “Jukebox Brunch” with group sing-a-longs and bar bites including pizzas, tacos and sliders.
Dhs275 (house beverages), Dhs325 (sparkling). Wed 8pm-11pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).
There’s a variety of quirky food stalls and pop up bars, where you can try out dishes from Korea, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan.
Dhs228 (soft drinks), Dhs288 (house beverages). Wed 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (050 650 4988).
The hotel’s evening brunch serves surf and turf food and has live music.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 0000).
Love a bit of pad Thai and a spicy green curry? Mr Miyagi’s has a launched a brand-new Thursday night brunch, on top of its Friday daytime and evening offerings so kick start your weekend at this Media One spot.
Dhs290 (house beverages), Dhs390 (sparkling). Thu-Fri 8pm-11pm. Media One, Dubai 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-11pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).
The Festa Italiano offers up a huge range of antipasti, handmade pasta and a dessert room with Italian classics such as panna cotta, gelato, cassata and more.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs365 (bubbly), free (kids under ten). Sun 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
A sharing brunch with fondue and more. For a minimum of six people.
Dhs295-Dhs395. Daily 5pm-9pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).
Pure Sky Lounge & Dining
Sharing plates are served directly to your table, dishes include meats from the grill.
Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Fri 6pm-9pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, The Walk, JBR (04 399 1111).
The popular Dubai Media venue offers a late Friday brunch deal, with à la carte, a buffet of main courses, and pool tables for entertainment.
Dhs269 (soft drinks), Dhs369 (house beverages). 7pm-10pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
If you fancy a night brunch starring fresh seafood head to this JBR beachside grill. Plus you’ll have a view of the infinity pool and Arabian Gulf for proper holiday vibes.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverage), Dhs550 (bubbly). Fri 7pm-10pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9473).
A six-course tasting menu of Mediterranean cuisine with live music from the DJ.
Dhs295 (house beverages). Fri 5pm-8pm. Palm Views, Marina West, Palm Jumeirah (04 375 9333).
Brunch nation involves a variety of dishes from around the world including curries, fish and chips and salads.
Dhs399 (house beverages). Fri 7pm-10pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotels & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).
The Lion by Nick & Scott
Enjoy traditional pub grub including scotch eggs, sausage rolls and fish and chips and more.
Dhs250 (two-hour package), Dhs350 (three-hour package). Thu 7pm-11pm; Fri noon-10pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
The Mega Yacht Brunch
Fancy a brunch on a mega yacht? Of course you do. The Mega Yacht Brunch is back for the summer, but it’s now after dark. Don’t miss live DJs and a variety of food dishes at this party.
Dhs349 (house beverages), Dhs499 (bubbly). Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina, www.dubai.platinumlist.net.
If you fancy waking up late, then opt for Waka’s late brunch, which runs from 8pm until 11pm. Dig into ceviches, maki rolls, spare ribs, quinoa and truffle risotto and more.
Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs550 (premium drinks). Fri 8pm-11.30pm. The Oberoi, Business Bay (054 455 4792).
Get the weekend started with “The Social Club” with street food and drinks.
Dhs275 ladies (house beverages), Dhs325 men (house beverages). Thu 8pm-midnight. Sky Dive Dubai, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 0009).