Always thought that Brunch was a meal between breakfast and lunch?
As you probably already know, Dubai likes to do things a little differently. While afternoon brunches are still the standard in Dubai, evening brunches have become increasingly popular across the city.
Dubai has a huge variety of different evening dining options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, Greek dishes, or traditional Italian meals, Dubai has all of it and more. So feel free to sleep in during your trip to Dubai – the real party starts in the evening!
Here are our current favourite Thursday & Friday evening Brunches in Dubai and why we think you’ll love them too.
NB – ongoing dining restrictions in Dubai mean that some venues have temporarily or permanently closed – we apologise if any listed venue is no longer operating – always call and book ahead for brunches. Table maximums increased to 10 people from 17 May 2021.
Blushing Dragon at Karma Kafé
Held every Thursday and Friday evening, the stunning Karma Kafé in Souk al Bahar not only offers one of Dubai’s best evening views – overlooking the nightly Dubai Fountain show on Burj Lake – it’s also home to some of the city’s best Pan-Asian inspired dishes.
The dark and moody atmosphere sets the tone for a sleek and elegant night of al la carte bites and carefully crafted house cocktails. Soft drinks through to Sparkling packages, it’s by no means the cheapest of Dubai’s evening brunches but certainly make up for it with wow-factor.
Where to find Blushing Dragon: Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar Level 3, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashi Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. Thursday and Friday 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.karma-kafe.com
The Stage Brunch
The Stage Brunch has some of the best Thursday night brunches Dubai has to offer. The Stage Brunch provides an excellent party brunch experience every Thursday evening from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Jazz Pizza Express JLT.
Along with a variety of delicious Italian dishes to choose from (you can bet your last dirham on endless pizza!), you also get affordable drinks and live acoustic music. Not only is it a local favourite, but it’s also a WhatsOn award winner. Be sure to stay after 11:00 to check out the after-party!
Where to find The Stage Brunch: Jazz Pizza Express, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lake Towers (and now at DoubleTree by Hilton Bay) on Thursdays 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.thestagebrunch.com
Are you in the mood for some Thai food and a lot of laughs? Mr. Miyagi’s is a great choice regardless of whether you’re looking for a Thursday evening brunch Dubai offering or a Friday evening brunch. Their Wok & Roll brunch provides unlimited house drinks, awesome street food, and plenty of Asian cuisines to choose from.
On top of that, you’ll also get to hear some great music thanks to their live DJs. You might even get to participate in some karaoke or beer pong. Our top choice for a lot of laughs!
Where to find Mr. Miyagi’s: Level 9 Media One Hotel, Plot No. 1 Al Falak Street on Thursday 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Fridays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.mrmiyagisdubai.com
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Waka offers a Friday night brunch Dubai experience unlike any other. This restaurant combines delicious food with a sophisticated atmosphere.
Waka’s warm, inviting atmosphere is enhanced by its resident DJ, low lighting, and incredible service. Their menu is a truly unique fusion of Peruvian cuisine combined with Japanese seasoning. The legendary Peruvian chef Carlos Garcia was a key part of its opening team. As a result, Waka received six different awards in the first eight months of its opening.
Where to find Waka: Al Abraj Street, Business Bay, Oberoi Hotel on Fridays from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Learn more at www.waka.ae (currently closed)
If you’re interested in Japanese cuisine, Kanpai has one of the best Friday evening brunches Dubai has to offer. Come here for the unlimited drink and a menu that includes everything from tiger prawns, black cod, and yakitori. If you love Japanese food, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
But that’s not all. After brunch is finished, you can stay for three more hours of unlimited beverages. Brunch might be over, but the party still continues!
Where to find Kanpai: Shop No. G-5, Level 3, Souk Al Bahar, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashi Boulevard, Downtown Dubai on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Learn more at www.kanpaime.com
If you’re looking for a Dubai Thursday night brunch that offers a little bit of everything, then you need to check out one of all’onda’s Cosa Nostra brunch events. Along with classic Italian dishes such as spaghetti and baked stuffed mushrooms, you’re also welcome to try their sushi or Cicchetti.
All’onda also has some excellent desserts to choose from such as green tea-misu and cherry meringue. All of this is accompanied by the sounds of balearic beats by international DJs. After brunch, you can stay for three more affordable drinks until 1:00 am.
Where to find all’onda: Emerald Palace Kempinski, Crescent Road West 6th Floor, The Palm Jumeirah on Thursdays from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.allondadxb.com (currently closed)
McGettingans JLT is where to go for your Dubai Thursday night brunch if you’re looking for an old-fashioned Irish pub setting with your mates. Starting at 8:30 every Thursday, you can get an excellent three-course meal and as many house drinks as you want.
In addition to good food, McGettigans JLT also offers plenty of fun. Every brunch is accompanied by a DJ and live music. You can even try your hand at a game of pool with some of your friends.
Where to find McGettigans JLT: Bonnington Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster J on Thursdays from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
Learn more at mcgettigans.com
Garden on 8
Garden on 8 is the place to go if you just want to have a relaxed Friday evening brunch. At this neighbourhood pub, you can have a craft ale and eat some good food to go with it at their Smoke N’Mirrors night Brunch. They serve plenty of BBQ-style dishes with various meat and seafood dishes to choose from.
Garden on 8 is also the perfect destination for sports fans. They’ll have sports from all over the world playing on one of their big screens. Or you can dance to some classic songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Where to find Garden on 8: Media One Hotel, Media One Tower, Media City, Al Falak Street on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.mediaonehotel.com
Are you a fan of Greek cuisine? If so, then Ammos offers one of the best evening brunches in Dubai. Every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, you can dig into their mezze platters while enjoying the restaurant’s stylish atmosphere. Additionally, you can try their affordable house drinks, or you can buy a bottle of champagne for just a bit more.
All of this good food and drink is accompanied by the beautiful sounds of traditional Greek music. Ammos also offers an afternoon brunch in case you want to get started earlier in the day.
Ammos also offer a very special “date night” Sunday evening set meal special including a bottle of wine.
Where to find Ammos: Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Walk on Fridays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Learn more at www.ammosgreek.com
If you want to try some real authentic Alpine cuisine, then French-themed Publique is the best Thursday brunch Dubai has to offer. Each group gets an instructor that guides them through this unique Alpine experience. Starters are served directly to the table. After that, guests can choose from a variety of excellent Alpine dishes and have some cheese raclette and chocolate fondue for dessert.
And on top of that, you also get unlimited house drinks! Combine that with Publique’s rustic atmosphere, and you have night brunch in Dubai that you won’t forget any time soon.
Where to find Publique: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road on Thursdays from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
90’s Forever at Farriers
Nostalgia buffs, this is the one for you! A totally ’90s themed evening buffet served up with arcade games, a photo booth, plenty of themed cocktails and, of course, spinning out your favourite hits.
If you don’t want the hits to end at Closing Time, head over to the Millenium Lounge for the after party until late.
Where to find Farriers: The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Learn more at themeydanhotel.com
It’s fair to say the emphasis on Dubai’s evening brunches is more about the value you get from combining the food and drinks package rather than Dubai’s fine dining fayre, but it makes a fun and enjoyable way to enjoy Dubai’s vibrant nightlife.
Do you have a favourite evening brunch in Dubai you think we have missed?
We also suggest you pop on by and check out our amazing collection of the best rooftop bars in Dubai, many offer sundowner specials instead of the full evening Brunch package.
Information correct at time of publishing January 2020 – updates at February 2021. Always check with the venue prior to visiting in case there are special opening hours, restricted hours or changes in special offers.
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