10 Thursday evening brunches in Dubai to kick off your weekend

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Because brunch is the most important meal of the day…

If you ask us, you can brunch at any time of the day or week. So there’s no reason you should have to wait until Friday afternoon to get brunching, why not start on Thursday night? From crazy karaoke, Dubai Fountain views, to Turkish belly dancers, these brunches have it all.

Here are 10 Thursday evening brunches to try this weekend.

1. Wok & Roll at Mr Miyagi’s

The ever-popular, Asian hotspot Mr Miyagi’s has an evening brunch packed with live entertainment, karaoke, glitter stations, games, beer and prosecco pong and plenty more. Enjoy five courses of Miyagi’s signature dishes and three-hours of unlimited beverages to get you in the party spirit.

Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Wok & Roll brunch Thursdays 8pm to 11pm, Fridays 3pm to 6pm and 8pm to 11pm, Dhs290 house, Dhs390 sparkling. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com

2. Helter Skelter at Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity’s all-inclusive fairground of fun runs al fresco every Thursday night. As well as a host of food and beverage stations, there’s ping pong, air hockey, giant Jenga, Connect 4 and classic video arcade games. Food-wise, expect the same spread as the Saturday brunch – shellfish, sliders, and live-cooking stations. It’s a great one for mingling with your mates, and the afterparty kicks off from midnight until 3am, with free entry for all.

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, 8pm to midnight, Thursdays, Dhs275 ladies, Dhs325 gents. Tel: (04) 318 1313. 0-gravity.ae

3. Thank brunch it’s Thursday at Q43

You can expect these dance floor-filling tracks as well as plenty more of your favourite house tunes from 9pm. To get the anniversary party going, Q43’s Thursday night brunch will be in full swing, offering free-flowing drinks and unlimited tacos from 8pm-11pm.

Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs129 soft, Dhs199 house. q43dubai.com

4. Istanbul Nights at Rixos Premium

Rixos Premium embraces its Turkish roots every Thursday with Istanbul Nights, offering authentic cuisine, pop-up bars, cooking stations and house beverages. Live Turkish entertainment includes singers, a live band and traditional belly dancers.

Turquoise restaurant, Rixos Premium, JBR, 7:30pm, Thursdays, Dhs249 soft, Dhs349 house. Tel: (052) 777 9472. More info on website

5. Nara Pan Asian

Get the weekend started early with this upbeat evening brunch that delivers the style and sass of a Tokyo street party, just in the heart of Dubai. Enjoy premium beverages and unlimited dim sum and sushi as well as a diverse range of a la carte menu items. There’s also live entertainment from a sax player and DJ.

Nara Pan Asian, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, 8pm to midnight, Thursdays, Dhs349. Tel: (04) 421 1356. naradxb.com

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6. Kanpai

Indulge in a night of Japanese cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails at Kanpai Dubai. Every Thursday evening feat on three hours of your favourite dishes including Shoyu Salmon, Black Cod, Tiger Prawns, Takoyaki, Chicken and Beef Yakitori. After brunch, there’s three more hours of unlimited beverages for Dhs150.

Kanpai, Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 7pm to 10pm, Thursdays, Dhs349 soft, Dhs449 house and sparkling. Tel: (04) 441 9262 kanpaime.com

7. Stage at Jazz Pizza Express & Pizza Express Live Business Bay

Love Parties, the party people behind the sellout Friday brunches We Brunch and Hidden, also have a Thursday brunch at Jazz Pizza Express. There’s drinks for Dhs30 from 4pm to 8pm, before the brunch packages kicks in at 8pm. Expect a typical feast of Pizza Express pizzas and sides, with acoustic sets by multi instrumentalist/vocalist, Adam Baluch & vocalist Stephon LaMar. Afterwards, it’s five drinks for Dhs150 with music from DJ Nana B. So popular is this Thursday evening brunch, you’ll also catch it at Pizza Express’ second location in Business Bay

Jazz Pizza Express, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs150 soft, Dhs225 house, Dhs275 sparkling. Tel: (052) 798 7275. lovepartiesgroup.com

8. Publique

Publique, the Alpine-themed restaurant in the Madinat Jumeirah, have an evening brunch package that runs from Saturday to Thursday from 8pm to 11pm. The cost is Dhs345 for three hours with a minimum booking of four guests. All brunch groups will get an ‘instructor’ that will guide them through the authentic alpine journey. A selection of starters will be served directly to the table, each guest can then choose a main of their choice, followed by cheese raclette and chocolate fondue to share, and wash it down with unlimited house beverages.

Publique, Madinat Jumeirah, 8pm to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs345 with a minimum booking of four. Tel: (04) 430 8550. publique.ae

9. Blushing Dragon at Karma Kafe

Enjoy picturesque views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains indulging in miso black cod, Wagyu beef gyoza and Japanese tuna pizza, accompanied by a unlimited servings of soft, house or sparkling beverages.

Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs329 soft, Dhs449 house, Dhs549 sparkling. Tel: (04) 423 0909. karma-kafe.com

10. Supper Club at Bar Rumba

Bar Rumba, hosts a weekly Chino Latino inspired Supper Club every Thursday. Dishes such as sushi, adobe chicken with avocado purée, glazed sweet potato and crispy calamari are served to the table, paired with wines, beers and spirits. It kicks off at 9pm, with food served until 11pm and drinks until 1am.

Bar Rumba at Asia de Cuba Dubai, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 9pm to 1am, Thursdays, Dhs195 house. Tel: (04) 511 7333. Facebook.com/barrumbadxb

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