15 evening brunches to try in Dubai

When it comes to sea-front views and dining al fresco, we’re spoilt for choice with the amount of restaurants that offer this standard. We don’t take them for granted though, especially with 360°’s panoramic views on a pier in the middle of the ocean. Whether you’re visiting the city, entertaining guests or just yourself, the pier-end spot and stunning views of Burj Al Arab and a distant Burj Khalifa lighting up the sky at night is something to ogle at.
When: Thursday, 7pm-10pm
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Price: AED310 with house beverages; AED350 with sparkling grape
Contact: +971 4 406 8741, website

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge
Whoever said out with the old and in with the new was a good idea? Caramel has been around for a while now, and has hardly changed due to its comforting site and delicious bites. Speaking of which, Caramel’s brunch offers plenty of small plates for sharing such as the mac ’n’ cheese bites, chicken lettuce wraps as well as kale and quinoa salad. There’s also sushi and Japanese-inspired dishes, along with main courses such as beef short rib, braised lamb shank and pan-roasted salmon. Oh, and delightful chicken lollipops..
When: Friday, 7pm-10pm
Where: DIFC
Price: AED249 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 425 6677, website

Latest Recipe
Le Méridien’s fittingly named sparkling brunch serves up cuisines from all over the world, including Arabic, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, British, Italian, French and more. However, the live entertainment is what makes this night brunch dazzle its customers. Experience it all from the comfort of your seat with show-stopping acrobats and talented musicians. It’s a delightful treat for the whole family or a bunch of your friends.
When: Sunday, 7pm-10:30pm
When: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Price: AED265 with soft drinks; AED400 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 511 7373,

Cavalli Club Dubai
The Midnight Brunch at the luxurious nightclub venue is well worth sampling. It kicks off late, and serves up light bites that won’t weigh you down when you’re trying carve up the dancefloor with your slick moves. It’s packed with gourmet Italian treats such as truffle-infused risotto and porcini mushrooms, grilled lamb chops, sea bass and ratatouille mille-feuille.
When: Sunday and Tuesday, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Fairmont Dubai
Price: From AED299
Contact: +971 50 991 0400, website

Miss Tess
If you’re an Asian food enthusiast and you haven’t tried out Miss Tess’s evening brunch, well we just can’t call you a true fan. Inspired by the flavours of Korea, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan, expect a lively venue indoors and out on the terrace, and experience an atmosphere straight from the streets of many different Asian countries. Expect prawn spring rolls, maki hand rolls, a healthy portion of sweet and sour curries, along with other signature delicacies that make us love Asian food so much.
When: Wednesday, 6pm-11pm
Where: Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Price: AED228 with soft drinks; AED228 with house beverages
Contact: +971 50 650 4988,

Take on a culinary journey with Mistral’s selection of food, inspired by Ibn Battuta’s expedition. With seafood, meat and complementary dishes as part of the buffet, explore the unique tastes of Arabia, North Africa and the Levant, which isn’t explored enough throughout Dubai’s brunch scene.
When: Thursday, 6:30pm-11pm
Where: Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
Price: AED235 with soft drinks; AED340 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 444 5613, website

This brunch honours the name of Korean and Japanese dishes and drinks everywhere. The two time-honoured culinary cultures are staged in a futuristic venue, with furnishings that accent a customary Korean mask wall and massive soy sauce clay vases. Its fusion of Korean and Japanese dishes must be tried, with notable menu items including the squid which comes salt and pepper-style with spicy mayo, and chicken hot tight, which is simply a juicy, sliced fillet. If you’re up for it, there’s veal belly on offer as well.
When: Sunday and Monday, 7pm-11pm
Where: W Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Price: AED245 with soft drinks; AED295 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 435 5577,

PLAY Restaurant & Lounge
Diners can dig into a four-course menu from Chef Reif Othman that kicks off with yellowtail sashimi, akami nigiri, ebi nigiri, avocado maki and salmon maki. Wait, you thought that was it? Second course entails steamed edamame, assorted white fish in spicy lemon dressing, duck gyoza in chilli ponzu and shrimp tempura. After that is the main course, with grilled sea-bass and saffron chicken.
When: Monday, 7:30pm-12:30am
Where: The H Dubai
Price: AED300 with food only; AED450 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 336 4444, website

This extravaganza of a brunch is filled with the aroma of the delicious delicacies from the city that this restaurant is named after. This slice of Italy is beautiful to sit in and has specialty dishes overflowing with antipasti, handmade pasta cooked a la minute and all Italian classics such as panna cotta, gelati, cassata and other tasty sweet bites.
When: Friday, 6pm-midnight
Where: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Price: AED180 with soft drinks; AED295 with house beverages; AED365 with bubbles
Contact: +971 4 414 3000,

Pure Sky Lounge & Dining
With an array of 15 Pan-Asian sharing dishes, unlimited selected house beverages and three and a half hours in which to enjoy them – including sunset – this combination sits very well with its customers.
When: Friday, 5:30pm-9pm
Where: Hilton Dubai The Walk
Price: AED225 with soft drinks; AED375 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 374 7888, website

Disco Tapas Brunch
This offers a range of tapas-style bites including tempura vegetables, mini pizzas and bruschettas, as well as a selection of succulent cuts from the barbecue. The disco is provided by the ’70s and ’80s soundtrack, giving you plenty of opportunity to groove the night away.
When: Thursday, 7pm-11pm
Where: Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Price: AED225 with soft drinks; AED375 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 503 6111,

This Manhattan loft-style destination has a brunch menu of creative dishes. There’s popcorn shrimp and a green apple and goats cheese bruschetta platter, for starters, followed by roast chicken, lamb pot pie or glazed beef brisket as your headline main dish. The finale offers a fantastic Madagascar vanilla bean crème caramel.
When: Friday, 7pm-10pm
Where: Media One Hotel
Price: AED269 with soft drinks; AED369 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 443 5403,

The Black lion
With DJ Shero on the decks spinning old school RnB, hip-hop and soul, the Funk Soul Supper is a brunch where you’ll probably spend as much time on your feet as your seat. The food comes in the form of unlimited street-food starters followed by a main course and a dessert. A great value night out.
When: Friday, 6pm-10pm
Where: The H Dubai
Price: AED359 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 359 2366,

Waka kicked off the new year with a brand-new menu, going back to the roots of Peruvian street food. The brunch will feature Peruvian/Asian fusion with a sense of flair, including sea bass, salmon or corn options and a smoked avocado slant on guacamole, called “Wakamole”.
When: Friday, 8pm-11:30pm
Where: The Oberoi Dubai
Price: AED275 with soft drinks; AED385 with house beverages; AED528 with premium beverages
Contact: +971 4 444 1455, website

Zero Gravity
The Social Club’s all-inclusive food and beverages that’s served alongside with ping pong, giant Jenga, and classic arcade games, makes this one of the most entertaining evenings around.
When: Thursday, 8pm-11pm
Where: Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Dropzone
Price: AED310 with beverages
Contact: +971 4 399 0009,

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