Candypants launches new ‘Dim Sum Disco’ brunch

The Friday party brunch will be at Maiden Shanghai

Candypants launches new ‘Dim Sum Disco’ brunch
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There’s great news for party brunch fans, Candypants’ famous Friday fiesta is being relaunched at a hot new location.

The weekly “Dim Sum Disco” will be held at swanky Chinese venue Maiden Shanghai, at the chic FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel. The brunch will run every week from 1pm until 4pm, coming in at Dhs395 per head, including MSG-free Chinese food, house beverages, mixed drinks and free-flowing bubbly. The venue also has a karaoke room, so be prepared to belt out a few tunes, too.

Food-wise, there will be an à la carte menu featuring signature dishes including Chef Bing’s crispy prawn and sea bass roll as well as organic kung pao chicken.

The Drunch Disco, starring tunes spun by DJ Andy Graca, will run from 4pm until 8pm, if you want to keep the party going, offering three drinks for Dhs100.

“The Dim Sum Disco concept is something myself and our Dubai manager Nick [Purvis] have worked on for a while and I really feel it offers something completely different to anything else that’s around right now,” said Candypants’ Ray Chan.

“It’s a boutique take on our original brunch concept that still sits under the Candypants umbrella, showcasing a high end contemporary Chinese menu alongside our famous party atmosphere.

“At Maiden Shanghai we’ll have three floors of both indoor and outdoor space as well as a number of private party pods, a karaoke room and a huge outdoor after brunch terrace, all with amazing views of the Dubai skyline.”

Last week we brought you news that Dubai’s most famous party brunch – Candypants – was bowing out of its Friday fixture at XL Dubai. Candypants is globally popular – hosting events in the UK, Marbella and Ibiza.

The longstanding brunch – and former Time Out Dubai Best Party Brunch – had been held at the venue at Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection in Dubai Marina for four years, attracting a crowd of fun-loving partygoers.
The fun brunch was famous for dancing, inflatable toys, flags and fancy dress accessories.

“It’s been an incredible year already taking the Candypants brand to America and the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 for the first time, along with our weekly events in the UK, Ibiza, Marbella and Dubai as part of our tenth birthday world tour,” added Chan.

“We had a brilliant four years working with Mohammed Habtoor and the team at XL Dubai, building what arguably became Dubai’s most famous party brunch, but I felt it was time for us to start a new chapter in our journey.

“Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai is probably one of the most exciting venues in Dubai right now and I can’t wait to be working with them on both a Friday at Maiden Shanghai and a Saturday at The Penthouse.”

However, as well as this new brunch at Maiden Shanghai, there will be five mega brunches that will be held at different venues across Dubai, from now until next summer – watch this space for more information.

Candypants will also continue with its ladies’ days at The Penthouse and Inner City Zoo nights.

“We are very excited to be strengthening our relationship with the Candypants team and to be adding another unmissable event to FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s experience-led calendar,” said Aloki Batra, CEO of Five Hospitality. “We’ve had great success with our Candypants Saturday ladies’ day brunch at The Penthouse and feel the collaboration with Maiden Shanghai and Candypants for Dim Sum Disco will provide a unique and exciting brunch offer in the city.”

We’ll see you by the kung pao chicken.
Dhs395. Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, (04 455 9989).

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