Wherever you stand on the fact that the portmanteau: ‘brunch’ makes no sense when applied to an evening meal (even if you put the word ‘evening’ in front of it), there’s still some great deals to be found around town. Here are the five best evening brunches in Dubai.

Never mind getting up early on Friday and then writing off the rest of your weekend; the evening brunch offers a morning lie-in, a productive day, and a great evening out with friends. Here’s our top picks:

The place to see and be seen

Where: 180° at 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Food: There’s an Asian feel at to things, with sushi and dim sum available, along with tasty bar snacks.

Extra: Stick around until 3am enjoying some of the top DJs from the region (and beyond).

When: Thursday, 7pm to 10pm

Price: Dhs295 for food and selected house beverages.

To make a booking: (04) 4068741


The place to go retro

Where: Sunset Brunch at Crab Tavern, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

Food: Stylish surf and turf

Extra: Crab Tavern is the place to be if you’re looking for a deal, and with options such as Crabby Hour and an extended 80s and 90s brunch on Fridays, you’ll be getting your money’s worth.

When: Everyday, 8pm-11pm

Price: Dhs195 for food and selected house beverages; Dhs150 for the non-alcoholic package.

To make a booking: (04) 4271000

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The place to eat like a Dubai legend

Where: Flavours on Two, Towers Rotana, SZR

Food: International: expect a different nation’s cuisine each night.

Extra: You’re dining at one of the bedrock’s of Dubai’s social scene, that should be enough. However as well as the iconic status, there’s now even a children’s play area, which should attract family brunchers.

When: Everyday 7.30 to 11pm

Price: Start at Dhs199 (but dependant on theme) for food and selected beverages.

To make a booking: (04) 3122210


The place to go full hipster

Where: Funk Soul Supper Late Night Brunch at The Black Lion, The H Hotel, SZR

Food: A foodie’s delight with items such as short rib Korean buns on the menu as well as street food options like the Brick Lane salt beef sandwich.

Extra: The attention to detail here is impressive, and along with the well created menu, the craft ales and signature cocktails are worth going for alone.

When: Friday, 6pm to 10pm

Price: Dhs335 for food and selected house beverages, Dhs396 for the sparkly package.

To make a booking: (04) 3592366


The place to just drop in

Where: House Party at Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai

Food: This one is tagged as the ultimate night in, so expect help yourself drink fridges, and loads of party food.

Extra: Use the brunch as a tactical warm-up for the Velocity club night that kicks off straight after. It makes for a legendary evening.

When: Thursday, 8pm to 11pm

Price: Dhs295 for food and selected house beverages

To make a booking: (04) 3990009

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Words: Andrew Nagy

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