9 awesome weekend evening brunches in Dubai


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Friday afternoon brunches have become standard in the city, with unlimited food, drink and dancing galore. However, if you like to keep your day times fresh and free but don’t want to miss out on the awesome brunch deals, there are now loads of evening brunches to try.

Here’s our top pick of evening brunches to try at the weekend…

Thursday: all’onda

Cosa Nostra is the new evening brunch taking place every Thursday at Emerald Palace Kempinski’s Italian Venetian restaurant, all’onda. From 8pm to 11pm, enjoy baked stuffed mushrooms, spaghetti carbonara and tomato rigatoni as well as a selection of sushi and unlimited drinks. After, guests can enjoy three more drinks for Dhs100 until 1am.

all’onda, Emerald Palace Kempinksi, Palm Jumeirah, Thursdays, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs295 soft, Dhs395 house, Dhs495 sparkling. Tel: (04) 248 8870. allondadxb.com

Thursday: The Stage Brunch

The Stage Brunch proved so popular at Pizza Express JLT, they started it at a second location – Pizza Express Live in Business Bay. Great value, live music and a busy atmosphere, it’s no wonder it’s become a firm favourite in the city – not to mention a What’s On award-winner. For Dhs225 you’ll get delicious sharing starters, a la carte main and free-flowing house beverages.

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

Thursday: McGettigans

McGettigans is a cosy Irish watering hole with no frills but plenty of fun. For a very reasonable Dhs230, you’ll get a three-course meal and unlimited house drinks every Thursday from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. They’ll keep things lively with live music and a DJ to get you on your feet.

McGettigans JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, Thursdays 8.30pm to 11pm, Dhs230 for house. mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai

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Thursday & Friday: Mr Miyagi’s

If you’ve got that Thursday feeling then Mr Miyagi’s is the place to go. Hit up their Wok & Roll brunch where you’ll get three hours of unlimited house drinks and five courses of their Asian cuisine. It’s fun and frivolous with live DJ’s, impromptu entertainment and karaoke. Not to mention, there’s often a game of beer pong to be played. You’ll get the same on Fridays too with their afternoon and evening edition.

Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Wok & Roll brunch Thursdays 8pm to 11pm, Fridays 3pm to 6pm and 8pm to 11pm, Dhs299 house, Dhs349 sparkling. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com

Thursday & Friday: Q43

Q43 are here for you all weekend. On Thursdays, Dhs199 will get you free-flowing house beverages and dishes from a special chefs menu for Dhs199. On Fridays, you’ll get a culinary trip around the world with dishes served to your table and house drinks for Dhs369. If that’s not enough, both nights offer you another hour of unlimited drinks for Dhs99 post-brunch.

Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays & Fridays, Dhs129 soft, Dhs199 house. Tel: (04) 443 5403. q43dubai.com

Thursday & Friday: The Hideout

Enjoy a no-frills brunch party every Thursday and Friday at The Hideout, where you’ll get a 3-course meal and unlimited house beverages for Dhs250. If you’re into house and garage, you’ll want a book on Thursday, or on Friday, head there for 80’s, 90’s and Noughties hits. Or if you just fancy the drinks, you can opt for their drunch deal where you can take advantage of unlimited house beverages from 4pm to 8pm for Dhs200.

The Hideout Dubai, 1st Floor, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Fridays 4pm to 8pm, Dhs200 drinks only Dhs250 brunch. (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com

Thursday & Friday: STK

STK’s brunches have become somewhat legendary thanks to their delicious food, lively entertainment and party atmosphere. So much so, they’re usually booked up at least a month in advance (sorry, you might need some time to plan this). They do an evening brunch on a Thursday, ‘Rare’, where you’ll get shared starters, an a la carte main and free flowing drinks for Dhs299. Fridays you’ll get their Double Dare to Brunch with prices starting from Dhs549 for food and house beverages.

STK JBR The Walk, Rixos Premium Dubai The Walk, JBR and  STK, Downtown, Address Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, 8pm to 11pm, Thursdays Dhs299, Fridays Dhs549. stksteakhouse.com

Friday: Seven Sisters

While this one isn’t exactly an evening offering, it’s worth a mention. Seven Sisters has a fantastic mid-afternoon option for those who don’t like to start too early, that kicks off every Friday at 3pm. Although it’s a canal side rooftop spot you don’t need to worry about getting too hot as they have a cooling tent up during the summer months. You can get the house drinks package for Dhs249 or food and house drinks for Dhs349.

Seven Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Fridays 3pm to 7am, Dhs249 house drinks, Dhs349 house drinks and food. Tel: (056) 775 4777. 7sistersdubai.com

Friday: Matagi

This Pan Asian restaurant have just launched their decadent new evening brunch ‘Crazy Rich Brunch’, with a summer offer starting from Dhs299 to kick things off. Indulge in dishes such as Sashimi and Maki platters to start; lamb chops and grilled wagyu sirloin for main followed by indulgent desserts like Mochi ice cream or mikan cheesecakes.

Matagi, Crescent West, Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai,’Crazy Rich Brunch’ Fridays from 7pm to 11pm, Dhs299 soft package, Dhs399 house package. Tel: (04) 248 8850. facebook.com/matagidxb

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