Because the party shouldnâ€™t stop just because brunch doesâ€¦
Thereâ€™s something for everyone across Dubaiâ€™s legendary Friday brunch scene. Whether itâ€™s a brunch with pool access, an endless buffet or lively party affair, Dubai serves it and then some on a Friday afternoon.
But what about after brunch? If youâ€™re looking to keep the party going post 4pm, weâ€™ve rounded up some of Dubaiâ€™s best after-brunch deals.
Flair No. 5
Whatâ€™s the deal: Three drinks for Dhs100
Secret Garden brunch has proved so popular since its launch at the start of the year that itâ€™s already fully booked until the end of the month. But if you donâ€™t have a brunch booking, you can still head to the after-party from 5pm at the DIFC garden, where Dhs100 will get you three drinks from an impressive selection to keep the party going.
Flair No.5, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, 5pm to 8pm, Fridays, Dhs100. Tel:Â (04) 372 2323. Â secret-parties.com
Whatâ€™s the deal: Buy one get one free selected drinks
If youâ€™re not booked in for one of the two â€˜Wok & Rollâ€™ brunches at Mr Miyagiâ€™s, you can make your way to the bar-side of the split-level space from 4pm to 8pm and take advantage of buy-one-get-one free bucket cocktails from 4pm to 8pm. Their second brunch finishes at 11pm, so itâ€™s consistently busy from around 6pm, making it a brilliant choice if youâ€™ve been brunching in the marina if the afternoon or evening.
Mr Miyagiâ€™s, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 4pm to 8pm, Fridays. Tel:Â 04 420 7489. Facebook.com/MrMiyagisMediaOne
Whatâ€™s the deal: Three drinks for Dhs100
Famous party brand Candypants has taken over upscale Chinese restaurant Maiden Shanghai for its weekly Friday brunch the â€˜Dim Sum Discoâ€™. But afterwards, thereâ€™s a great deal to be had with the â€˜drunch discoâ€™. Partygoers can enjoy three house drinks for Dhs100 from 4pm to 6pm every Friday at the stunning rooftop terrace after-party, with a side of epic skyline sunset views thrown in for free.
Candypants, Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 4pm to 6pm, Fridays, Dhs100. Tel: (050) 220 4638.Â Facebook.com/CandypantsEvents
Cartel, La Carnita
Whatâ€™s the deal: Four drinks for Dhs120.
The urban-cool La Carnita is a great spot to fill up on Mexican cuisine through the week, but did you know itâ€™s also home to a secret, upstairs bar called Cartel? Head there on a Friday from 4pm to 7pm and enjoy four house drinks for Dhs120. Itâ€™s a less-busy and slightly calmer vibe than some of the cityâ€™s rowdier post-brunch parties, with some excellent tunes to tap your toes to.
Cartel, La Carnita, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, 4pm to 7pm, Fridays, Dhs120. Tel:Â 04 425 4030. lacarnita.ae
Whatâ€™s the deal: Six drinks for Dhs150
We Brunch is one of Dubai Marinaâ€™s top go-to party brunches, occupying the entire of Accents restaurant each and every Friday in the Intercontinental Dubai Marina. But, the party doesnâ€™t stop at 4pm. Head upstairs to the bar at Marina Social to carry on the partying until 7pm, with a commercial soundtrack and a value six drinks for Dhs150.
Marina Social, Intercontinental, Dubai Marina, 4pm to 7pm, Fridays. Tel: (052) 798 7292. webrunchdxb.com
Whatâ€™s the deal: Five drinks for Dhs150
Hidden has become one of Dubaiâ€™s most popular party brunches, and books up fast each week with partygoers. If you didnâ€™t manage to bag a spot at their weekly Friday brunch, fear not, the after party is open to all and youâ€™ll be able to get your hands on five drinks for Dhs150 from 4pm. Itâ€™s pretty much Downtownâ€™s go-to party spot, so donâ€™t be surprised to bump into plenty of people you know whoâ€™ve also been at neighbouring brunches. So popular is this post-brunch party, you may have to queue for a short time before you make it in.
Hidden, Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 4pm to 8pm, Fridays, Dhs150. Tel: (058) 827 2763.Â hiddenbrunch.com
Whatâ€™s the deal: Free drinks for ladies until 9pm
Formerly known as XL, One Club has just started a brand new brunch after-party every Friday â€“ and itâ€™s a brilliant deal if youâ€™re female. Doors open at 4.30pm with free entry for everyone, and ladies can enjoy free-flowing drinks until 9pm for free too.
One Club, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 4.30pm to 9pm, Fridays. Tel: (058) 6935778. Facebook.com/OneClubDubai