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 Friday & Saturday evening Brunches in Dubai and why we think you’ll love them too.
Blushing Dragon Brunch at Karma Kafé
Held every 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. Friday 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.karma-kafe.com
Above Night Brunch at Paros
Perched atop the Taj in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, if it’s stunning city views you want with one of the hottest parties in town then this is the brunch to be at on a Saturday night. Enjoy the view with live musicians and the history of the house provided by DJs Natalie Brogan, Blaise, Nick Holmes and Rainier.
The brunch deal includes 5 drinks or mezethes for only 175 AED between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm, add some Greek flatbreads, loaded fries, calamari rings and sliders and get ready to continue the party late into the evening.
Where to find Above: Paros, Taj Hotel, Level 46, Jumeirah Lake Towers. Saturdays 5:30 pm to 3:00 am
Learn more at @above_dubai
The Stage Brunch
The Stage Brunch has some of the best Friday night brunches Dubai has to offer. The Stage Brunch provides an excellent party brunch experience every Friday 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! (or get in before 8:00 pm for Happy Hour!)
Where to find The Stage Brunch: Jazz Pizza Express, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lake Towers (and now at DoubleTree by Hilton Bay) on Fridays 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.PizzaExpress.ae
Mr Miyagi’s: Wax On, Wax Off Brunch + Wok n’Roll Brunch
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 Friday evening brunch Dubai offering or a Saturday evening brunch.
Their Wax On, Wax Off Friday affair or Saturday Wok n’Roll brunch both provides unlimited house drinks, awesome street food, and plenty of Asian cuisines to choose from for 3 hours – priced at 249 AED per person.
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 Dubai evening brunch with a lot of laughs!
Where to find Mr Miyagi’s: Level 9 Media One Hotel, Plot No. 1 Al Falak Street on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Learn more at www.mrmiyagisdubai.com
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If you’re interested in Japanese cuisine, Kanpai has one of the best sophisticated Friday evening brunches Dubai has to offer (now on Saturdays too).
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 at Kanpai Restaurant Lounge and Bar.
Where to find Kanpai: Shop No. G-5, Level 3, Souk Al Bahar, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashi Boulevard, Downtown Dubai on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Learn more at www.kanpaime.com
Friday Feast Evening Brunch
Get ready to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure with Sheraton Grand Hotel’s brand-new evening dining experience, Friday Feast.
Available every Friday evening from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday Feast offers a flavorful explosion of mouthwatering dishes from 11 gourmet hotspots around the world including USA, Italy, France, Mexico, UK, India, Indonesia, China, Greece, the Middle East, and Japan.
Indulge in an impressive line-up of signature dishes including crispy Mexican tacos, irresistible Indian tandoors, the freshest British salmon fillet wellingtons and authentic sushi, all served from Feast’s live cooking stations, from pan to plate.
Where to find Friday Feast: Feast, 6th Floor, Dubai Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Learn more at www.marriott.co.uk
If you love all things BBQ and a fun, bustling end of week crowd, then Hubble Bubble at Joe’s Backyard is the place for you.
Dubai’s latest hotspot brings people together for the love of BBQ. With flame-grilled flavours from around the world, your mouth will be watering. With a chilled out vibe and locally sourced ingredients, a visit to this brunch is like no other.
They run not one but two Friday sessions – for all those lucky party animals that get the half day Friday your first seating takes place 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, then the BBQ is restoked for the later evening session from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm with packages starting as low as 199AED.
Where to find Hubble Bubble: Joe’s Backyard, 19th floor, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
All Pink Fri-Yay
If you love all things pink then this is the evening brunch for you, especially the ladies.
Located at Al Maeda Lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton in JBR this pretty in pink brunch offers up a selection of unlimited pink Lebanese bites and beverages with live music every Fri-Yay from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Where to find All Pink Fri-Yay Evening Brunch: Al Maeda Lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR every Friday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at hilton.com
Friday Night Fever
Inspired by the culinary offering of the Americas, fused with some European refinement, you can be sure to find your Friday AND Saturday Night Fever in the contemporary surrounding of the Wyndham in Dubai Marina. With options for indoor and outdoor dining, you’re spoilt for choice.
Prices start from AED 199 for unlimited soft drinks going up to AED 350 for the sparkling package there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Where to find Friday Night Fever: The Wyndham, Dubai Marina, Every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Learn more at www.theblacksmithdubai.com
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 Fridays from 7:00 pm to 11:00 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 January 2022 to reflect the weekend change. 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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