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, most commonly on a Saturday, 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 & the Burj Khalifa – 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, elegant night of al la carte bites from dim sum and calamari to shrimp tempura and a choice of main dishes, all carefully paired with crafted house cocktails.
Soft beverages (330 AED) to sparkling packages (550 AED), it’s by no means the cheapest of Dubai’s evening brunches but certainly makes up for it with a 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
Nisi Night Brunch at Paros
A multi-sensory dining extravaganza awaits at Nisi. This ‘Island in the Sky” serves up one of Dubai’s best evening brunches with good food and good vibes, accompanied by live performances by Walter Scalzone, Sabrina Terence, and DJ Rainer.
Savour the flavours of Greece in this amazing brunch deal, which includes unlimited starter and dessert platters and a choice of a main course, as well as unlimited drinks for 3-hours. The House Package is priced at 295 AED per person, whereas the Champagne package will set you back 650 AED each.
You can also join the after-brunch party from 10:00 pm, which includes four beverages for 150 AED. This is one of the best Friday night bunches in Dubai with a view.
Where to find Paros: Taj Hotel, Level 46, Jumeirah Lake Towers. The brunch package runs on Fridays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Learn more at @paros.dubai
The Stage Brunch
The Stage Brunch has some of the best Friday night brunches Dubai has to offer. The Stage Brunch provides a live atmosphere and 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 main courses to choose from, you can partake of unlimited starters, unlimited house beverages and a dessert for 299 AED per person. A soft drink option is also available for 199 AED.
As well as food, there’s live music and bingo, giving you a complete night of entertainment. 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 arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour!
Where to find The Stage Brunch: Jazz Pizza Express, Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lake Towers (and now at DoubleTree by Hilton Bay but without the bingo) on Fridays 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.PizzaExpress.ae
Mr Miyagi’s: Wok n’Roll Weekender
Are you in the mood for some Thai food and a lot of laughs? Mr Miyagi’s is a great choice for lovers of Thai street food and a lively atmosphere, especially if that involves karaoke!
The Wok n’Roll Weekender brunch provides unlimited house drinks for 3 hours, including a selection of ‘Thai Bucket’ cocktails, your choice of starter, main and dessert for 249 AED (or 199 AED if you’re female/teachers/flight crew).
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 friends and 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 drinks and a menu that includes everything from wasabi prawns to shoyu salmon 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 (an additional fee applies). Brunch might be over, but the party still continues at Kanpai Restaurant Lounge and Bar in Downtown Dubai.
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 the 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.
If your focus is on the range of food, the Friday Feast Evening is one of the best brunches in Dubai to see you into the weekend with a full belly! (Plus, you can get this brunch 2-4-1 if you’re signed up to More Cravings!)
They also have a Saturday evening Seafood Brunch deal to keep your eye out for.
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 Dubai 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 from 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 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
With gorgeous views of the Dubai skyline, Latin American restaurant Sante Ria, offers great food and a party atmosphere until late in the evening.
The Friday evening Azucar brunch includes a selection of snack chips and dips, your choice of starter, main, and dessert, and unlimited house beverages for 350 AED. There’s also live entertainment from DJ Juan and Latin duo.
Saturday’s Pachanga Brunch is a similar deal with entertainment from resident DJ Tulia and the sensational Latino Dancers.
Arrive early to make the most of the evening and enjoy Sante Ria’s happy hour from 5.00 pm until 9.00 pm daily.
Where to find Santa Ria: The First Collection, Jumeirah Village Circle, Every Friday & Saturday from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am.
Learn more at www.santeriadubai.ae
Friday Night Fever
Inspired by the culinary offerings of the Americas, fused with some European refinement, you can be sure to find your Friday and Saturday Night Fever in the contemporary surroundings 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. Friday night dishes include popcorn shrimp tossed through honey chipotle, pulled brisket loaded nachos and blacksmith fried chicken.
They also have a similar Saturday brunch option from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, “Meat Me at Brunch,” a carnivore’s favourite!
Where to find Friday Night Fever: The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery, The Wyndham, Dubai Marina, Every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Learn more at www.theblacksmithdubai.com
The Candlelit Boho Brunch
For something a bit more relaxed, try the Candlelit Boho Brunch at Ula. Offering a sensory escape, this beachside bohemian spot is the perfect place to start your weekend on West Beach, Palm Jumeirah.
Available on Fridays between 7.00 and 11.00 pm, the ‘Boho Brunch’ includes a three-course menu and free-flowing drinks for 395 AED.
The menu offers flavours from across the Mediterranean, all prepared with the finest organic ingredients. Starters include lamb kebabs, calamari, and oxtail croquettes, whilst main courses include sea bass Provençal, truffle pizza and half roast chicken. Conclude your meal with white chocolate and truffle profiteroles, decadent cheesecake, or a carefully curated selection of fruits.
Relaxed and romantic with great food, this is the ideal venue for a dinner date to impress.
Where to find The Candlelit Boho Brunch: Ula, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel Palm Jumeirah. Fridays from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Learn more at www.uladubai.com
More FAQ’s on Dubai Evening Brunches
This is a hard one to answer, as so many on our list are quite spectacular! For urban views, our top choice would be Nisi Night Brunch at the Taj Hotel in the Business Bay area of the city, amongst the skyscrapers of modern Dubai.
Wok n’Roll is one of our favourites for cheap bites and party vibes. Don’t expect too much from the food (tasty, but not the star of the party), but you more than get your value back in the cocktails for under AED 250 pp.
If you are after some more live entertainment alongside your meal and drinks, we suggest you head over to our guide to the best dinner shows in Dubai – our brunch listing here focuses on those offering unlimited bites and drinks with light entertainment.
We would pick Ula on West Palm for the best beachfront vibes; attached to Duke’s the Palm, this is a magnificent spot for views back to JBR and seeing the sunset over the Palm.
Not quite evening, but for those who get the Friday half working day in Dubai, why not head down early to Hubble Bubble at Joe’s Backyard? They have two sessions with the first setting at 2:00 pm on a Friday afternoon.
If you’re seeking something that starts a little later, we suggest heading over to our list of sundowner venues in Dubai; these are our favourite places that offer special packages over the glorious golden hour in Dubai and where you can see the sun set in spectacular fashion over the Persian Gulf.
Most of our selection here start in the early evening, around 7:00-800 pm, but if you are late-night dinners, your best choice for food and drinks is the Azucar Brunch at Santa Rie – operating from 9:00 pm to midnight.
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, not all will offer a full evening menu, but you’ll find some of the best cocktail locations in the city, many offering happy hour specials.
This article was first published in 2020 and last updated in February 2024 to include new venues. 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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