6 bargain brunches in Dubai that cost less than Dhs200
And that’s for the house beverage package!
Dubai brunches are stuff of legend. Free flowing drinks, lavish feasts and a lively atmosphere, Dubai’s Friday brunch scene is thriving more than ever. But no longer just restricted to Friday afternoon, many restaurants now dedicate Thursday evenings and Saturdays to the all-inclusive spread.
But they can get pretty pricey. Premium brunches charge anywhere between Dhs500 and Dhs900 for their champagne packages, and brunching in Dubai can become an expensive hobby. But it doesn’t have to be. For those that want to brunch without the hefty price tag, we’ve rounded up six brunches in Dubai that come in at under Dhs200 for the house beverage package.
Thursday: Zero Gravity
Games in the garden, unlimited buffet, free flowing drinks from the pop up bars – this alfresco Thursday evening brunch has got it all. It’s a six hour package for Dhs199 – and guests can come and go as they please. It’s a great place for to mingle before you hit the dance floor, where Zero Gravity’s resident DJs will spin top house hits each week.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 2am, Thursdays, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
Kicking off the weekend, Q43 serves up a value Thursday evening brunch for Dhs199 from 8pm to 11pm. You can expect dance floor-filling tracks, free-flowing drinks and a menu of no-frills bar bites and dishes such as Crudites served with homemade pita bread, hummus and coriander dip, salt & pepper calamari, make-your-own taco towers and a sweet selection of homemade donuts, served with Haribo, chocolate and maple syrup and cinnamon sugar.
Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs129 soft, Dhs199 house. q43dubai.com
Thursday: 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
Thursday and Friday: Via Veneto
Does unlimited supplies of pizza and prosecco sound like your dream evening? Then head down to Via Veneto, the cosy Italian on the Downtown Boulevard on Thursday or Friday for their evening brunch. Dhs199 gets you unlimited pizza and prosecco – but there’s also wine and beer included in the package too.
Via Veneto, Downtown Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 7pm to 10pm, Thursday and Friday, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 242 7882. viaveneto.ae
Friday: Long’s Bar
The long-standing Long’s Bar in Towers Rotana serves up a Friday brunch from 12pm to 4pm each weekend. It’s not the fanciest spread you’ll ever see, but you can expect typical pub grub starters, mains and desserts designed to share, alongside four hours of house drinks for Dhs199.
Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 12pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs199. rotanatimes.com
For a casual Friday afternoon, head to Cargo in Pier 7 for their tropical-themed Friday feast. Guests can expect pop-up bars, three hours of themed- dishes and plenty of surprises all for Dhs199. It’s a tropical/ Hawaiian dress code, with beach shorts and flip-flops allowed. Floral lays optional, but encouraged.
Cargo, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 2pm to 5pm, Fridays, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 3618129. cargo-dubai.com