From Time Out Dubai City Guide 2007

The Blue Bar has carved itself a bit of a live music niche thanks to its regular jazz nights on Thursday evenings. Located on the ground floor of the businesslike Novotel, the Blue Bar combines fashionable decor, chilled out vibes and an unusually good selection of draught Belgian beers to potent effect. On regular nights, a bevy of TV screens churn out the usual MOR pap and the place resembles the hotel bar it is, but it’s still a nice enough place to enjoy a quality lager or two.