The Terrace

A laid-back rooftop spot with regular drink deals Reviews

Drink Deal
Happy Hour

Dhs33 for standard selected beverages Timings: 5pm-8pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Ladies’ Night

Three mixed drinks for ladies Timings: 8pm-11pm (Monday)

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We feel a bit sorry for The Terrace at Media Rotana Dubai (not to be mistaken for The Park Hyatt’s own splendid Terrace, or any of the other half-dozen bars with ‘terrace’ in their name. So much effort has gone into this venture. The promo material promises ‘the funkiest lounge bar in town’ and the entrance has great big posters espousing its loveliness. And indeed, the wide bar, comfy seats and copious shisha do seem awfully welcoming, as do the friendly staff. The food is all perfectly sound and the drink prices aren’t bad at all.

But – and it’s a but so big that even Sir Mix-a-lot couldn’t get behind it – The Terrace is utterly crippled by its location. Media Rotana Dubai is found out in the wilds of Al Barsha, miles away from most Dubaians, and too far out to justify a trip. The views from the al fresco bar are of sand, construction sites and tarmac, while the hotel’s swimming pool is just feet away from the dining area. This is, despite the bold PR, just another poolside hotel bar. Bad luck, chaps.

By James Wilkinson
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Media Rotana, TECOM, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 435 0000
  • Travel: Al Barsha Road
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: DJ

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Posted by: Jani on 25 Nov ' 13 at 15:14
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

This review is obviously outdated. The Terrace is extremely close to where I live, and they have great food, good prices on drinks, and a great view of the downtown and Burj Khalifa. They also have a really awesome DJ in the evenings. I would definitely come back here and recommend it to my friends!

Posted by: Paul Ransted on 16 Nov ' 11 at 14:28
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

If you want to experiance the worst service in Dubai go here.

While we were waiting to be served we watched as people drifted away without getting a menu or being approached by staff.

I'm not sure if the manager has changed recently, as the service was never good there...but with the Winter and the fact that there are more than 3 tables being used...the staff seem to disapear.

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