Great deals at UBK It’s worth making the trip to the furthest cluster in JLT to try this neat little bar in the Mövenpick Hotel, with its sleak wooden ceilings, comfy sofas and alcoves with built-in TVs that regularly show live sports. Crowds have been swelling week after week here, partly thanks to the jovial, helpful staff and the great drinks deals and promotions. It has regular sports nights on Sundays, quiz nights on Mondays, lads’ nights on Tuesdays, ladies’ nights on Wednesdays and DJs spinning tunes on Thursdays and Fridays. The drinks deals on offer here are a steal – Dhs15 per drink every night, 8.30pm-10.30pm, and Dhs150 for unlimited, selected beverages between 3.30pm and 6.30pm on a Friday. Open daily 8am-2.30am. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 429 8789).
LADIES head to Healey’s Popular on a Wednesday thanks to its lively ladies’ night (where the girls get three free beverages), Healey’s in Bonnington in Cluster J is all glass chandeliers dominating the classy looking interior, with plenty of additional space at the glittering bar, plus a mighty fine terrace outside offering views of the surrounding clusters. It does a decent line in bar snacks and the pizzas are particularly good and we also recommend you try the caramel-filled profiteroles. Open daily 4pm-3am. Bonnington, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 6000).
Watch sport at McGettigan’s One of Dubai’s most famous Irish pubs, no tour of JLT would be complete without supping a beverage or two in the excellent, massive garden you’ll find here. Popular with sports fans who visit to watch the English Premier League, the Bundesliga and other sporting events such as rugby’s Six Nations (it’s showing various matches on March 8, 9 and 15). It also runs live music and comedy events, which take place a hop away in the neighbouring Almas Tower. You’ll find a pub quiz here on a Tuesday night, plus live music on Wednesdays and Fridays, plus a brunch on a Friday for Dhs129, which includes three beverages and the choice of anything from the brunch menu: think English fry-ups, pies and classic fish and chips. Open daily noon-3am. Bonnington, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).