Best after-brunch spots in Dubai
Certain parts of the city can resemble a scene from Shaun of the Dead on a Friday with over-fed and well-oiled brunchers staggering around in slow motion looking for their next victim (or bar). The more savvy feasters will already have a plan in mind to avoid the post-brunch apocalypse, though, meaning the only zombies they will encounter will be those created by a mixologist at their next port of call. So here’s where the smart people go...
Despite its sprawling size, elbow room can be at a premium at this beach bar on a Friday afternoon. This legendary venue offers booming DJ sets and bucket deals on hops for AED150 until 9pm.
Where: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 318 1313
Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The Walk
For those of you who love to live the rock’n’roll lifestyle, this huge venue in JBR will never fail to strike the right chord. With two-for-one deals from 4pm to 8pm, it’s the perfect chance to show your best pogoing pal you love their moves.
Where: Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR
Contact: +971 4 392 7120
WeBrunch DXB know how to throw a party and even if you’ve missed out on the main event, you can head to Marina Social’s bar where DJ Joe Lang will be laying down the tracks for the Aftermath. AED150 will get you six drinks from 4pm to 8pm, too.
Where: InterContinental Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 52 798 7292
Such a bastion of brunch brilliance is Mr Miyagi’s that it runs three of them a weekend. But if you’ve already had your fill elsewhere, you’re sure of a little orchestrated madness here. Happy hour drinks are on offer from AED27 until 8pm.
Where: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 420 7489
Business Bay-based brunchers make a beeline for this place every Friday, not only because it’s on their doorstep but also because AED150 gets you five drinks from 4pm, plus a storming set from DJ Nana B. You should join them.
Where: Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Contact: +971 58 827 2763
Happy hours for those who missed brunch...
That’s the spirit
This beachfront Nikkei restaurant serves up half-price drinks from its large menu with its Spirited Sundowners deal.
Where: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 552 0244
The signs are good
This wonderfully elegant bar and eatery provides more than just Burj views as during Zodiac Hour you can grab two drinks and a signature bite for AED89.
Where: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 512 5577
Strike it lucky
The 44, 4pm-8pm
This super sports bar is really worth hitting the heights for, especially as it rolls out house beverages with 50 percent off.
Where: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
Contact: +971 54 581 1758