Moroc Lounge & Bar

Moroccan-themed bar at the Ibn Battuta Gate hotel Reviews

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The hotel may only have been open a couple of months, but Ibn Battuta Gate’s new venues are already comfortably busy. When visiting Moroc, its Moroccan-themed bar (bet you never guessed), give the indoor area of the bar a miss.

It’s almost pokey save for the incredibly high ceilings, which really only serve to exaggerate the spot’s mismatched proportions. Outdoors, the pleasantly-lit terrace gets surprisingly busy on week nights with both hotel guests and walk-ins, so you may find yourself sat on the sprawling shisha deck. Tackling the impressively thick drinks menu will take some time – there are pages and pages of grape options, a handful devoted purely to mixed drinks and a few more listing the various snack choices.

While the prices are agreeable enough, the location is not exactly ideal, and there’s no view (unless you count the Ibn Battuta balloon going up and down all night). The fact it doesn’t offer anything out of the ordinary means this place is unlikely to become a destination bar – it best serves the Discovery Gardens residents, who’ve surely waited long enough to get a local.

By Time Out Dubai staff
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: Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 444 5613
  • Travel: Gardens Cross Road
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User reviews:

Posted by: Kingstone on 18 Aug ' 13 at 11:59
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Bar manager and some staff are simply horrible. Not taking care of the customers, ignoring, not serving... Nothing. Moroc bar is in a 5 star hotel but the service is from less than 1 star. Perhaps manager should consider changing job?

Posted by: Jody on 06 Jun ' 12 at 21:17
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

we waited for 20 minutes to get served but unfortunately they ignored us... first of all no one even showed us where we can sit, in short we were not even welcomed upon entering. once we found seats at the shisha deck we were waiving for a waiter to come... when they still continued to ignore us we just sat there thinking that maybe after they finish with the other customers they will come and take our order... they kept on just looking at the place were seating but did not even approach us... after waiting in vain we just stood up and left... such a huge disappointment for my birthday....

Posted by: mohammed qudah on 09 Jul ' 11 at 09:57
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

the place is good but last night i went there it was like an oven it was so hot inside just like out side and what about shisha how come u can smoke cigarite inside but shisha not allowed no one can ordre shisha and set out side ,we set only for less than 1 hr it was realy bad night i ddnt enjoy at all by the way there was a guy called deyaa he is amazing he tald me abt ramadan plans

Posted by: rajharen on 13 Mar ' 11 at 21:01
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Thats a amazing place to hang out , very relaxing and the most important is the service and the staff simply amazing , you get what you need.

Posted by: Amanda on 14 Dec ' 10 at 11:13
  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Amazinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i love this place...

Posted by: G & M on 11 Dec ' 10 at 19:48

The Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel's exterior although grand in scale is not so in detail but the interior is just grand. And tucked off the huge atrium is the formal and restrained Morrocan themed 'Moroc' bar and lounge. Before entering you are greeted with true hospitality which is continued by the warm and friendly service from the staff. You have a choice of sitting in the bar area, the indoor lounge or the outside covered terrace / lounge. Seating is just comfortable but the surroundings are relaxing. A quality social scene for hotel guests, local residents or mall users alike.

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