Where to go after brunch in Dubai
It’s a quandary as old as time (well, at least as old as brunching in Dubai began): what on Earth do we do after brunch is over? Some of you will be quite content to queue up for a cab, head home and hit the hay for a lie down. Boring is not the word. Yes, you might have just gobbled up 25 plates of food and yes, you might have just guzzled as much hops as would fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool but the night’s still young. It’s time to keep the party vibe in full effect.
Should you have just finished feasting at one of Dubai’s most fun brunches there’s no way you’ll want to leave Maiden Shanghai without a sweet. So stick around for the Drunch Disco (4pm-8pm) when you can get three drinks for AED100 for the first two hours.
Where: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +9714 455 9989
This place might seem a little too refined for most of you ruffians (we mean that as a term of endearment) but every Friday from 4pm to 6pm you can get your hands on free-flowing house beverages for Dhs195.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR
Contact: +9714 318 6150
Regardless of where you’ve been brunching, you’re never too far from one of this top Irish chain’s bars. Continue the craic with the Fri-yay package that’ll bring you unlimited house drinks from 6pm to 9pm for AED190 per person.
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: +971 800 6247
One brunch, one heart, let’s get together and feel all right. Galvin Bistrot & Bar, LIMA Dubai and Toro + Ko join forces every Friday and if you don’t fancy the grub (are you mad?) then just join the after-party where five drinks will cost you AED150 from 4pm to 9pm.
Where: The Square, CityWalk
Contact: +97156 500 4571
Love Parties’ weekly shindig is always a right giggle but should you have been too lazy to shift your backside out of bed for the early shift, head upstairs to Accents Terrace for an early happy hour (3pm-7pm) and killer tunes.
Where: InterContinental Dubai Marina
Contact: +97152 798 7292
Try these recent openings for size
Hoxton Bar & Urban Eatery
Keeping things thoroughly manly, the replacement for Axe House offers a cracking happy hour, with premium pints at AED23. Nice one, bruv.
Where: Armada BlueBay Hotel, JLT
Contact: +9714 395 8888
Hitting the greens
Lah Lah Kitchen & Bar
The Greens’ residents were delighted to have a new local (especially as it also knocks out some great food), perfect for
a post-work pint or two.
Where: Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens
Contact: +9714 366 5000
A capital idea
The London Project
Built in the shadows of Ain Dubai, this place is too cool for school and offers an array of tipples you’ll be hard pushed
to find elsewhere.
Where: Bluewater Island
Contact: +9714 580 8570