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Brilliant evening brunches for every day of the week

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Brunches are a bonafide Dubai pastime, but if you’ve had enough of the standard 1pm to 4pm timescales, an evening brunch might be just what you’re looking for. There are plenty on in Dubai for every day of the week, so round up your crew and start that party later.

Monday

Play Restaurant & Lounge

Arguably the creator of the dinner-and-a-show concept, Play Restaurant & Lounge’s Shades of Play evening brunch has been a firm favourite on the night brunch circuit for years. Offering an all-immersive experience, the ‘Shades of Play’ night brunch is a two-hour sitting of free-flowing drinks, a curated live show and a la carte dining. Following the enthralling brunch, an elegant soiree awaits for guests to party into the night.

Shades of Play Midnight Brunch, Play Restaurant & Lounge, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Mondays, 8pm to 10pm, Dhs450. Tel: (0)4 336 4444, playrestaurants.com

Wednesday

Ginger Moon

Newly opened Ginger Moon at W Dubai – Mina Seyahi will be bringing Tulum vibes to the Jumeirah Beach coastline with its new evening brunch, Exotica. Taking place every Wednesday from 8.30pm until late, the exotic evening soiree promises a line-up of live music and dialed up DJs. On the menu, expect a menu of sharing style plates paired with free-flowing drinks, all performed against the backdrop of house, Nu Disco, Latin House and deep electronic tracks.

Ginger Moon, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, 8.30pm to 11pm, Wednesdays, Dhs550. Tel: (050) 794 3078w-dubai-mina-seyahi.com

Thursday

Maskerade Brunch at The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah

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For an evening brunch of incredible entertainment, top DJs and a stunning setting, it’s hard to beat the famous Maskerade Evening Brunch at The Penthouse. The generous Thursday evening brunch treats guests to unlimited drinks, sumptuous food from a revamped three-course menu and brilliant entertainment from 7pm till 10.30pm. Guests enjoy specially crafted cocktails, and delectable Japanese inspired food for Dhs250 for ladies and Dhs350 for gents

The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, The Palm, 7pm to 10.30pm, Thursdays, Dhs250 ladies, Dhs350 gents. Tel: (052) 900 4868, thepenthouse.co

Baby Q

Popular after-work bar Baby Q in Media One Hotel has a Thursday evening brunch that’s all about bringing back the boogie. A retro soundtrack of the greatest disco hits is paired with with unlimited drinks and selected food for three hours from 8pm to 11pm.

Baby Q, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, Thursdays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 443 5403. @babyqdubai

KOYO

KOYO

On Thursdays, the vibrant sights and sounds of Japan are paired with a hip hop soundtrack and “kabuki” style shows at Dubai Marina hotspot, KOYO. The Bau Bau Boujee night brunch doesn’t come with unlimited drinks, but you will get a choice of three sharing-style courses and five drinks for Dhs350 from 8pm to 11pm.

Koyo, InterContinental Dubai Marina, Thursdays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs350. Tel: (0)4 566 4088, koyodubai.com

Miss Tess

On Thursdays, the fun-filled pan-Asian restaurant inside Taj Dubai in Business Bay invites diners to enjoy its weekly evening brunch, which pairs unlimited sharing dishes with free-flowing drinks. It’s Dhs288 with soft drinks and Dhs348 with house drinks.

Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, Thursdays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs288 soft, Dhs348 house. Tel: (0)50 498 8505, misstessdubai.com

Friday

Paparazzi Tuscan Restaurant

Paramount Hotel Midtown whisks diners away on a Roman getaway every Friday evening with its evening brunch at Paparazzi Tuscan Restaurant. There’s a three-course menu of Italian classics to enjoy, alongside live music and free-flowing drinks from 8pm to 11pm. On the menu, sharing Antipasto includes fritto misto, arancini and a Caprese salad, while seconds will get you hand-rolled pasta, red snapper Liornese and a grilled lamb chop. To finish, dessert-lovers can look forward to the fresh simplicity of the Citrus Tart or mouth-watering Signature Tiramisu.

Paparazzi Tuscan Restaurant, Paramount Hotel Midtown, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, Fri, Dhs249 soft, Dhs399 house, Dhs449 bubbly. Tel: (0)58 826 5729, @paparazzituscanrestaurant

Nonya

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s showtime every Friday night at Nonya, JLT’s pan-Asian restaurant. Running from 7pm to 10pm, partygoers can expect to enjoy an array of Asian sharing dishes, themed entertainment and DJ sets from DJ Romano and DJ Rainier.

Nonya, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs329 house, Dhs449 sparkling, Dh549 Champagne. Tel: (0)4 574 1144, @nonyadubai

Weslodge Saloon Business Bay

Ease into the weekend with a Friday night brunch at buzzing 68th floor restaurant, Weslodge Saloon. Promising three-hours of bottomless drinks and dining against the backdrop of some epic skyline views and top tunes, it takes place every Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Serving up a menu of North America’s most craved flavours, dishes include Dibba oysters on arrival alongside a spicy tuna tartare, beef poutine and Southern fried chicken.

Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs295 soft, Dhs395 house, Dhs445 bubbly. Tel: (0)4 350 9288, @weslodgedubai

STK

If you’re looking to kick off the weekend with a lively evening brunch, STK’s ‘Rare’ party brunch is one to book. A three hour package that runs from 8pm to 11pm every Friday, expect to tuck into a three course sharing menu of quinoa salad, salmon and seabass ceviche and sliders to start, followed by an array of mains including cauliflower risotto, roasted salmon and their signature steak all brought to the table. It’s finished off with a choice of New York cheesecake or cookie dough and creme brulee. It’s served up to a playlist of lively hiphop hits spun by the venue’s resident DJs.

STK, Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai Marina, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs350 house, Dhs400 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 394 1832, stksteakhouse.com

Hudson’s Tavern

Start the weekend off with a bang at Hudson’s Tavern’s new evening brunch. It’s inspired by Sex in the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, and has all of the trappings of New York. Dishes include a sharing-style menu including shrimp cocktail, fresh caesar salad, Nashville hot chicken sliders with a side of crispy fries and a variety of tasty tacos. Sip on signature New York-inspired cocktails.

Hudson’s Tavern, Hyde Hotel Dubai, Fri 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs295 soft drinks, Dhs395 cocktails and bubbles. Tel: (0)4 871 1016. accor.com

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen

Whether you’re in charge of the end-of-week office get together, or you’re kicking off the weekend with friends, you can enjoy a Friday evening brunch at Mezzanine that includes dinner, three hours of unlimited drinks and live music for Dhs225. Grab a table outside next to the waterways at Madinat Jumeirah from 7pm to 10pm, and sip on a selection of beers, spirits, wine and cocktails, plus dine on a main from a menu of authentic British dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, steak and ale pie or all-day English breakfast.

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen, Madinat Jumeirah, Fridays, 7pm to 10pm Dhs225 house. Tel: (0)58 599 4659. @mezzaninedubai

Jazz @ Pizza Express

If there’s one restaurant that has stood the test of Dubai time, it’s got to be Jazz @ Pizza Express. Among their roster of brilliant live music nights, the What’s On Award-winning Stage Brunch is one of the most popular. Taking place every Friday night from 8pm to 11pm, expect unlimited starters (hello endless dough balls), an a la carte choice of main plus free-flowing drinks, all going down against the backdrop of multi-talented musician, Adam Baluch.

Jazz @ Pizza Express, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house. Tel: (0)4 441 6342. pizzaexpress.ae

The Hide

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A decadent foodie affair, The Hide’s Friday night brunch is a two and a half hour rolling package, featuring prime cuts and premiums grapes. Available for any 2.5 hour slot from 6pm to 9pm, there’s two menus – classic and epicurean – which both offer an array of starters, followed by the star of the show, a delicious meat platter with a trio of sides. For dessert, it’s a Crème Brûlée with berries and cream, plus a strawberry cheesecake.

The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Fridays, 2.5 hour packages from 6pm to 9pm, Dhs390 classic, Dhs590 epicurean. Tel: (0)4 432 3232, jumeirah.com

Motorino

Motorino’s late brunch on Friday and Saturday nights is perfect for fans of pizzas and pasta. Each week, the chefs pick a different pizza to share, signature pasta dishes and new dessert creations. For Dhs199 you can get a selection of spirits, while Dhs279 gets you spirits plus cocktails, like Aperol Spritz.

Motorino, JA Ocean View, JBR, Dubai, Fri and Sat, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 814 5590. motorinodubai.com

Graze Gastro Grill & Bar

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Kick-start the weekend with an evening steak brunch full of flavor: indulge in a delicious sharing feast of tasty appetizers, three cuts of the finest Australian beef prepared three ways, a rich selection of desserts and refreshing drinks. The extensive menu includes favorites such as the Graze salad, smoked brisket, short rib and tenderloin as well as the restaurant’s signature mac and cheese. 

Graze Gastro Grill & Bar, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Fridays, 7pm to 11.30pm, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house, Dhs399 bubbly. Tel: (0)4 403 3111, livelaville.com

Paros

The Nisi Night Brunch takes place at award-winning rooftop bar, Paros, every Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Enjoy unlimited pan-Asian starters, a choice of a la carte main, plus a platter of desserts, all served up against the backdrop of live performances by by Walter Scalzone and Sabrina Terence.

Paros, Taj JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs245 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs375 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 574 1111, parosdubai.com

BA Boldly Asian

Those looking to kickstart the weekend in style can discover a melting pot of Asian cuisine at BA Boldly Asian at Fairmont The Palm. Diners can tuck into a diverse selection of dishes that starts with a special selection of sushi, sashimi, and signature rolls, then tuck into mains like sea bass with ponzu and crispy wontons with pickled plum.

BA Boldly Asian, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 11pm, Fridays, Dhs225 soft, Dhs375 house, Dhs450 premium. Tel: (0)4 457 3457, fairmont.com

Blue Jade

Blue Jade

Start the weekend right with a colourful Friday evening brunch whipped up by Blue Jade’s Chef de Cuisine, Chef Ta Van Huong. Saigon Social features an a la carte sharing-style menu, with signature Vietnamese dishes, including the famous Pho Bo (Vietnamese national noodle soup), moreish street food and a modern take on classics. The carefully selected dishes coupled with innovative crafted drinks, alongside friendly service, promises to be a culinary extravaganza. Complete with live entertainment, including the lively hand pan, guests should expect a vibrant and unforgettable night out.

Blue Jade, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR, Fri 8pm to 11pm, Dhs249 soft drinks, Dhs398 Asian cocktails and house drinks. Over 12s only. Tel: (0)4 318 6150. @bluejadedubai

Accents Restaurant & Terrace

Prepare for a trip back to the 90s with Accent’s evening ‘drunch’, which takes place every Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Sip on free-flowing beverages, snap a few photos and sing along to tunes from the past and present, courtesy of DJ Dadou. With glittering views of the breathtaking Dubai Marina, it’s a lively spot to party into the weekend.

Accents Restaurant & Terrace, InterContinental Dubai Marina, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs195 soft, Dhs325 house, Dhs385 sparkling. Tel: (055) 992 9102, intercontinentaldubaimarina.com

Sante Ria

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Jumeirah Village Circle is not known as a culinary hotspot, but with so many residents in the vicinity and surrounding areas, competition amongst its restaurants is increasing. Last year, a lifestyle hotel called The First Collection opened its doors, bringing with it a lively new Latin American concept called Santé Ria. On Fridays, it invites you to discover the flavours of Latina America with the Azúcar Brunch from 8pm to midnight, which pairs a set menu with free-flowing drinks and live entertainment from drummers.

Sante Ria, The First Collection JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle, Fridays, 8pm to 12am, Dhs150 soft, Dhs250 house, Dhs350 sparkling. Tel: (0)4 275 6630, santeriadubai.ae

Lo+Cale

Get ready to party, as Friday nights are for drunching at Lo+Cale’s ultimate nineties party. Running from 8pm to 11pm, you can kick back to the glorious nineties with a whole host of music tracks from that decade (and beyond) spun by a live DJ. Live food stations will be serving up an array of nostalgia-inducing goodies and there are drinks stations too.

Lo+Cale, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Dubai, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs149 soft, Dhs249 house, Dhs299 sparkling. Tel: (0)54 997 8599. @localedxb

Saturday

The Maine (Street Eatery and Oyster Bar & Grill)

Available from 7pm to 10pm every Saturday, Moon Brunch takes place only on the terraces of The Maine’s casual-chic branches in JBR and Studio One. The sharing-style package includes three courses of Maine signature dishes, alongside an open bar of house wines, spirits and bottled beers. To kick things off, you’ll tuck into a round of signature fish tacos, crispy zucchini fritters, truffle pizza and bbq veal ribs. Be sure to save room for the main event, where a Wagyu burger, gooey mac n cheese and a cooked-to-order sirloin steak are served with sides of fries, a creamy potato salad and coleslaw. Everyone’s favourite dessert, The Maine’s soft baked cookie, is the sweet final note everyone will be competing for the final spoon of.

The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton JBR, The Walk, JBR, and The Maine Street Eatery, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, 7pm to 10pm, Saturdays, Dhs390. Tel: (0)4 457 6719themaine.ae

DESEO

Bringing firey Latin American flavours to The Opus is oh-so-pretty DESEO. It’s newest offering is a Saturday night brunch called ‘Cabron,’ which serves up a three-hour feast of authentic flavours, zesty cocktails and live entertainment from 8pm to 11pm. The curated menu includes Maiz Maiz, a sweet corn savoury dish rich in flavour and texture; beef or cheese Empanadas; and El Mar Y La Tierra, a cured and grilled Wagyu Steak alongside seabass, rice, and black beans.

DESEO, ME Dubai, The Opus by Zaha Hadid, Business Bay, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs295 soft, Dhs395 house, Dhs440 Cava. Tel: (0)4 525 2500, melia.com

Sola

Jazz fans are in for a treat at Sola’s new Saturday evening brunch. Running between 8pm and midnight, jazz fans will be treated to live music by popular band Lady J Trio, as well as free-flowing cocktails, house grapes and spirits, plus Asian and Mediterranean snacks and bites from the set menu. Brunch is priced at Dhs449 per person including house beverages.

Sola, Raffles The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Saturday 8pm to midnight, Dhs449. Tel: (0)4 248 8888. rafflesthepalmdubai.com  

The Croft

The Croft’s Saturday evening ‘Brunch Nation’ draws its inspiration from the British Commonwealth, so you can expect sharing plates served to the table that draw inspiration from global destinations ranging from Australia to India. It’s paired with wines, bottled beers and a selection of cocktails from 7pm to 10pm.

The Croft, Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 10pm, Saturdays, Dhs399. Tel: (0)4 319 4000, marriott.com

3BK

Secret Parties are famed for their all-singing, all-dancing Saturday afternoon brunches that take place all over the city, but did you know they host an evening affair on Saturday night too? The Saturday night brunch at 3BK brings the glamour – not just thanks to the Burj Khalifa setting and contemporary decor, but also with a roster of live entertainment from circus stars and singers, a four-course menu of premium pan-Asian dishes, and free flowing drinks.

3BK, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, Saturdays, Dhs349 soft, Dhs499 house, Dhs599 sparkling. Tel: (0)52 394 8098, secret-parties.com

Warehouse

The long-standing Warehouse party brunch at Le Meridien Hotel now takes place after dark, with unlimited food from an international buffet, free-flowing drinks and DJ Sweet Chili Jam on the decks. There’s two packages available: soft drinks are Dhs175 while premium beverages are Dhs275.

Warehouse, Le Meridien Hotel Dubai, Airport Road, Saturday, 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs175 soft, Dhs275 house. Tel: (0)4 702 2455, warehouse-dubai.com

Distillery

Distillery

Fancy a late start for your Saturday brunch? The Late Saturday Brunch at Distillery includes unlimited shared starters (think wings, poutine and popcorn chicken), a choice of mains (chimichurri chicken, slow-cooked brisket, or tacos perhaps), and all-you-can-eat cheesecake, Eton mess and chocolate mousse for dessert. On the drinks front, expect an assortment of beers and classic cocktails.

Brewski Brunch at Distillery, Souk al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, Sat 8pm to 11pm, Dhs299 for house drinks. Tel: 054 998 2003. @distillerydubai

The Void

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Gather your tribe for The Mixtape BBQ Brunch at Studio One’s The Void. There’s three-courses of tasty BBQ on offer, paired with free-flowing drinks and cool tunes from 7pm to 10pm.

The Void, Studio One Hotel, Saturday, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs179 soft, Dhs299 house. Tel: (04) 581 6877. @thevoid.dxb

Sunday

Nova

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Nova brought the dinner and a show concept to Dubai Marina when it opened in the latter half of 2021, and on Sundays, you can enjoy a slice of its incredible theatrics and impressive menu with a set menu paired with free flowing beverages from 8pm to 11pm. It’s Dhs200 for ladies and Dhs350 for gents.

Nova, Address Dubai Marina, Sundays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs200 ladies, Dhs350 gents. Tel: (0)4 578 4444, novarestaurant.me

Sui Mui

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For those who don’t like to say goodbye to the weekend, there’s a great Sunday evening Asian brunch named ‘Pho Real’ which takes place at pretty Asian restaurant Sui Mui every Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm. Food is served buffet-style so make sure to go with an appetite, before feasting on sushi, Asian tacos, dim sum, BBQ short ribs, curries and so much more. With house beverages, it’s a wallet-friendly Dhs225.

‘Pho Real’, Sui Mui, in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Sunday, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs169 soft drinks, Dhs225 house beverages. Tel: (04) 511 7373. suimuidubai.com

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