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).
Enjoy sushi, pass around dishes and desserts at this Thursday night brunch on the Palm. The restaurant has a huge terrace for winter and there’s also a live DJ.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house drinks). Thu 8pm-11pm. Emerald Palace Kempinksi Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 248 8870).
Love Greek food? The Legasea brunch at Ammos takes place every Friday night at Rixos Premium Dubai serving up a meal of tasty Greek classics, including dips, grills and pasta.
Dhs270 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). Fri 7pm-10pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9473).
The Funky Flava brunch at Atelier M is offering up unlimited drinks and up to five dishes from a special menu for Dhs249 per person. Items on the menu include rock shrimp with a sriracha-yuzu mayonnaise, organic glazed salmon, black Angus tagliata and a selection of desserts, while drink options include mixed drinks, house drinks and grape.
Dhs249. Thu 8pm-11pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 450 7766).
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 barbecue 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).
BQ – French Kitchen & Bar
The Paris Paris brunch boasts live French music, a truly Franco brasserie ambience and some classic French dishes.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Cavalli Club Restaurant and Lounge
A stylish brunch featuring à la carte dishes served to the table. Plus, there’s a show.
Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs350 (bubbly). 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-Fri Dhs159 (soft drinks), Dhs209 (house beverages), Dhs229 (premium selected house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0000).
Great British Restaurant
Brunchgoers can enjoy an international buffet featuring a mix of dishes and traditional British grub from 6.30pm until 10pm. There are three different packages to choose from – soft drinks for Dhs298, house beverages for Dhs350 and Dhs420 will get you free-flowing sparkling throughout the evening. Expect smooth tunes from Laura – a UK singer accompanied by a live band.
Dhs298 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs420 (sparkling). Thu 6.30pm-10pm. Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1111).
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 Nana B.
Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), Dhs275 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. 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).
Kanpai Lounge & Restaurant
Asian-inspired party brunch, stars unlimited sushi at this Japanese brunch.
Dhs315 (soft drinks), Dhs420 (house beverages). Fri 6pm-9pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 441 9262).
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).
Key West Bar & Grill
Kick off your shoes on a Thursday night and head to this cool Caribbean bar and restaurant at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai. Dig into Caribbean and Latin dishes including josper grills, barbecue dishes and a live dessert station.
Dhs200 (soft drinks). Thu 8pm-11pm. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai , Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6290).
The karaoke bar has a mid-week “Open Mic Night Brunch” with group sing-a-longs and bar bites including pizzas, tacos and sliders.
Dhs169 (house beverages). Wed 8pm-11.30pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).
Get three courses and free-flowing drinks every Thursday and Friday night at this popular Irish bar in Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dhs230 (house beverages). Thu & Fri 8pm-11pm. Dubai World Trade Centre (04 3780 801).
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-11.30pm. 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 all that and more (think karaoke) so kick start your weekend at this Media One spot.
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 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).
Enjoy a Korean barbeque brunch at this sky-high restaurant with views of Dubai Water Canal.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
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 at this cool Alpine-themed bar in Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Dhs275 (three-hour package, house beverages). Sun-Thu 8pm-11pm. 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 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Fri 5.30pm-9pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, The Walk, JBR (04 399 1111).
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).
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).
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-midnight. 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).
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), Dhs490 (premium drinks). Fri 8pm-11.30pm. The Oberoi, Business Bay (054 455 4792).
Get the weekend started with “Club INC” with street food and drinks.
Dhs199 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-midnight. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).