Start your weekend with a great brunch in Dubai…
It’s almost the weekend, and if you’re thinking of relaxing once the clock strikes six, there’s no better place to be than for a Friday evening brunch in Dubai.
Here are 18 restaurants you can check out for a Friday evening brunch in Dubai.
Prepare for a trip back to the 90s with the Accent “drunch”, which takes place every Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Enjoy free-flowing drinks, snap some photos and sing along to tunes from past and present, courtesy of DJ Dadou. With shimmering views of the picturesque Dubai Marina, it is a lively place to celebrate a weekend.
Accents Restaurant & Terrace, InterContinental Dubai Marina, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs195, house Dhs325, Dhs385 sparkling. Tel: (055) 992 9102, InterContinental dubaimarina.com
Besh Turkish Kitchen
The evening brunch at Besh Turkish Kitchen is similar to that which takes place on the famous Taksim Square – one of the busiest streets in the heart of Istanbul. There is a traditional Turkish feast, live entertainment, a Turkish bazaar and photos done by an artist. Indulge in Turkish mezze plates, salads, and unlimited mangal grills brought straight to your table that you can pair with cocktails and sumptuous cocktails. It will cost you 220 dirhams for soft drinks and 350 dirhams for premium drinks.
Besh Turkish Kitchen, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Tel: (0) 4377 2353. beshdubai.com
Start the weekend off right with a colorful Friday evening brunch by Chef Ta Van Huong, Chef de Cuisine Blue Jade. Saigon Social features an eclectic sharing-style menu, with signature Vietnamese dishes, including the famous Pho Bo (Vietnamese national noodle soup), the most popular street food and modern classics. Carefully selected dishes along with innovative drinks, combined with friendly service, promise to be a culinary extravaganza. Complete with live entertainment, including a vibrant hand fryer, guests should expect a vibrant and memorable night out.
Blue Jade, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Friday 8 pm to 11 pm, Dhs249 soft drinks, Asian cocktails Dhs398 and house beverages. Above 12 seconds only. Phone: (0) 4 318 6150. @Belgadi Dubai
Indulge in classic Persian and Peruvian dishes every Friday at The Prusiana Brunch at Enigma in Palazzo Versace Dubai. Start with delicious appetizers such as the traditional Peruvian quesa limina and misto labo, and mains – served family-style to the table – include delicious kebabs, delicious slow-cooked stews and more. Live dancers and DJs will keep you entertained. Prices start from 350 dirhams.
Enigma, Palazzo Versace Dubai, Al Jaddaf, Friday 7pm to 11pm, Dhs350 food only, Dhs380 soft drinks, Dhs495 house beverages, kids Dhs5-11, Dhs150, Tel: (0)4556 8805. palazzoversace .ae
Fairmont The Palm
Fabulous Asian restaurant Ba-Boldly Asian just launched a brand new brunch on Friday that kicks off February 11th. Starting from 6pm to 11pm, you can enjoy the chef’s special selection of sushi, sashimi, and sea bass with ponzu and fried black pepper beef. Bread, crunchy wontons with plum pickles and more. Of course, no brunch would be complete without free-flowing drinks that you can enjoy while listening to the DJ’s best tunes.
Ba-Boldly Asian, Vermont, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Fri 6pm to 11pm, Dhs225 for soft drinks, house wine and beer Dhs375, house wine, beer, cocktails and selected spirits. Tel: (0) 4 457 3457. @ba.boldlyasian
The Graze Grill on the City Walk serves the Graze Supper Club on Fridays from 7 pm to 11 pm. Enjoy classic dishes like steak, burrata, grilled octopus with josper and cut beef prepared three ways – smoked brisket, braised short rib and grilled tenderloin. A selection of classic, hot and sour cocktails can be paired with your meal.
Grey’s Grill, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Dubai, Fridays, 7pm to 11pm, AED 199 Soft, House AED 299, Premium AED 399. Tel: (04) 403 3111. livelaville.com
The Hide’s Friday night brunch is a two-and-a-half-hour rolling package that’s a decadent food affair, featuring premium chops and premium grapes. Available for any 2.5-hour period from 6pm to 9pm, there are two menus—classic and epicurean—both serving a range of appetizers, followed by the star of the show, a delicious meat dish with three sides. For dessert, it’s Crème Brûlée with berries and cream, plus strawberry cheesecake.
The Hyde, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Fridays, 2.5 hour packages from 6pm to 9pm, Classic Dhs390, Dhs590. Tel: (0)4432 3232, jumeirah.com
Start the weekend with a bang at Hudson’s Tavern’s new evening brunch. It is inspired by sex in the city Carrie Bradshaw, and she has all the trappings of New York. Dishes include sharing-style menus including shrimp cocktail, fresh Caesar salad, spicy Nashville chicken slider with a side of French fries, and a variety of delicious tacos. Sip on signature New York-inspired cocktails.
Hudson’s Tavern, Hyde Hotel Dubai, Fri 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs295 for soft drinks, Dhs395 for sodas and bubbles. Tel: (0) 4871 1016. accor.com
Jazz @ Pizza Express
For some serene fun to start the weekend with your loved ones, this vibrant music venue in JLT is the place to be. The Stage Brunch kicks off every Friday at 8pm and includes unlimited Italian favorites. Dig into soft dough balls, spicy chicken wings and irresistible burrata pizza, with prices starting at AED 199.
The Stage Brunch, Jazz Pizza Express, Group A, JLT, Friday 8pm onwards, Dhs199 onwards. Tel: (0) 4441 6342, pizzaexpress.ae
Welcome the weekend with views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai fountains and brunch at Karma Kafe. The great atmosphere features pan-Asian food, electric beats and complimentary drinks. Prices start at 330 dirhams and start from 8 pm to 11 pm. Enjoy an unlimited number of raw seafood, small plates, salads and side dishes before digging into one main course. To end your night on a sweet note, you have a dessert plate.
Karma Café, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Friday 8pm to 11pm, Dhs330 for soft drinks, Dhs 450 for house drinks, Dhs550 for sparkling, Tel: (0)4565 7220. karma-kafe.com
Maui Beach Restaurant & Bar
Dedicate a Friday night to discovering unique flavors from regions across India. Surprising delicacies are served in street food market style, so prepare your taste buds for a wave of new discoveries. The Friday evening brunch at Desi Junction offers a family-friendly evening both indoors and outdoors, with tables close enough to hear the surf on the beach. Because what beats a chat and puri crunch like ocean music?
Maui Beach Restaurant & Bar, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Fri 7pm to 11pm, Dhs195 for soft drinks, Dhs98 for children aged 6-12. Tel: (0) 4455 6677. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com
Mezzanine Bar and Kitchen
Head to Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen for dinner, three hours of unlimited drinks and live music for Dhs225 (get a table outside by the waterways at Madinat Jumeirah). Drinks include select beers, spirits, wine and cocktails, and you can choose main courses from authentic British dishes such as sausage, mashed potatoes (beef or vegan), fish and chips, vegan cottage pie, shepherd’s pie, steak, beer pie, chicken and pie. Mushroom pancake or all-day English breakfast.
Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Fri 7pm to 10pm, Dhs225. the phone: (0) 58599 4659.mezzaninedubai
The Motorino brunch on Friday and Saturday nights is perfect for pizza and pasta lovers. Each week, chefs choose a different pizza to share, signature pasta dishes and new dessert creations. You can get a selection of spirits for 199 dirhams, while 279 dirhams give you spirits as well as cocktails, such as the Aperol Spritz.
Motorino, JA Ocean View, JBR, Dubai, Friday and Saturday, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 814 5590. motorinodubai.com
The Nisi Night Brunch takes place at the award-winning Paros rooftop, every Friday from 7pm until 10pm. Enjoy unlimited pan-Asian appetizers, a choice of à la carte main menu, as well as a plate of desserts, all served against the backdrop of live performances by Walter Scalzone and Sabrina Terence.
Paros, Taj JLT, JLT, 7pm to 10pm, Fridays, Dhs245, House Dhs295, Dhs375 sparkling. Tel: (0) 4574 1111, parosdubai.com
Check out the Latin American Festival at Same Lounge, a rooftop bar at JBR, that will take you on a trip to Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Dishes include chicken coxinha, cheese bun, cassava potato, and potato polenta served with rucola mayonnaise, garlic aioli, beef pecan sliders with spicy mayo, cajun and paprika, tender cooked chicken breast, grilled beef chorizo, chicken wings, calamari rings and more. Wash it all down with unlimited drinks.
Sama Lounge, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, Friday, 6pm to 10pm, house AED 299. the phone: (0) 4439 8888. samaloungedubai.com
Last year, a trendy hotel called The First Collection opened its doors in Jumeirah Village Circle, introducing a vibrant new Latin American concept called Santé Ria. On Fridays, it invites you to discover the flavors of Latin America with its Azcar Brunch from 8pm to midnight, paired with a set menu with free drinks and live entertainment from drummers.
Sante Ria, The First Collection JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle, Fridays, 8pm to 12am, Dhs150, house Dhs250, Dhs350 sparkling. Tel: (0) 4275 6630, santeriadubai.ae
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Discover your darlings for a five-hour Sundown Brunch by Seven Sisters, in partnership with LUV Events. Starting at 3pm every Friday and Saturday, DJs spin a mix of hip-hop and R&B and mixologists serve endless cocktails while sushi cuisine rolls out, sliders, and more. Oh, and don’t forget to take the obligatory sunset selfie.
JW Marriott Marquis, Friday and Saturday 3pm-8pm, Dhs250 for soft drinks, Dhs350 for house beverages, Dhs450 for bubbles. Tel: (0) 56775 4777. @Sundownbrunch
If you’re looking to start your weekend off with a lively evening brunch, STK’s “Rare” party brunch is one to book. A three-hour package running from 8pm to 11pm every Friday, expect a three-course sharing menu of quinoa, salmon, seabass, and slider salad to start, followed by an array of main dishes including broccoli risotto, roasted salmon and their signature. Bring all the steaks to the table. End up with a choice of New York cheesecake or cookie dough and creme brulee. It is introduced to a playlist of racy hip-hop songs spun by the venue’s resident DJs.
STK, Rixos Premium GBR, Dubai Marina, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, house Dhs350, Dhs400 shimmering. the phone: (0) 4394 1832stksteakhouse.com