Time Café

Dubai's largest sports bar shows all sports and has karaoke night 11 Reviews

Drink Deal
Ladies’ night

Two free drinks Timings: 10pm-11pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday)

Happy hour

Dhs28 hops, Dhs79 pitcher Timings: Noon-7.30pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)

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If there’s one thing that summers in Dubai were designed for, it’s drinking, eating and watching as much sport as is humanly possible. It gets so addictive that sports you previously considered to be as mundane as daytime Dubai radio have now become firm favourites. It’s with open arms, then, that we embrace the latest – and according to the management – biggest sports bar to grace Dubai.

Tucked away near the Maktoum bridge roundabout in the not-quite-ready-yet Ramee Royal Hotel, it holds pool tables, two private rooms, a dining area and a Cheers-style bar. With more televisions per square inch than Mike TV’s dream living room, and with a range of seating (there are beanbags, high chairs, tables and bar stools), you’re never short of a good view. And while the main sports like football and cricket take precedence, on our visit they happily embraced badminton, both rugby codes, Formula One and tennis.

The place is also ENORMOUS – so big in fact that the back-lit sports stars that adorn the walls could easily spring to life, throw a three-point swish/hit the final run/score the winning goal in front of you without hampering your viewing room. Of course, this is aided by the fact the bar was virtually deserted on our visit (it was karaoke night, which could well explain it). But with decent pub grub (the sizzling fajitas are enough for two people) great service and all the sport you could ever want to watch, it won’t be quiet for long.

By Time Out Dubai Staff

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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Live music

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Posted by: Mohammed Eqbal on 06 Dec ' 12 at 22:11
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

music was too loud for a bar .. its not a club
the place and the decoration has nothing to do with the photos above !! I felt very deceived ...
I liked the band and the performers though ..

Posted by: herry on 25 Jul ' 11 at 14:16
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Loved the energies and performances of the singers and the DJ..... Jeff and Zenel won the hearts with their voice and performance. Thumbs up.

Posted by: Fabe on 12 Jul ' 11 at 07:28
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Have spent much time in in Times Cafe , nice staff and always good music playing , all my friends and acquaintances meet there on thursdays and fridays too drink and have fun

Posted by: asdfg on 01 Apr ' 11 at 17:11
  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

the phone no is wrong ,its golden tulip

Posted by: dany lesoto on 26 Feb ' 11 at 21:16
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

good live band there now - Crash Motion

Posted by: Jay on 14 Jan ' 11 at 11:20
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Not much atmosphere, was very quiet when I went with friends, so I wouldn't recommend it, especially when there are plenty of better places to go to in Dubai.

Posted by: sami on 26 Jun ' 10 at 08:36
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

1. I called the place before going there, someone who sounded like sleeping answered. I asked him if the band was comming that night. and he confirmed that they are comming, when I went there, there was no band playing, so I asked one of the waitress and she said the band is comming, but she sounded like she was not sure, 30 minutes later I asked another waitress and she confirmed that by 9:30 PM they are comming.
We waited and waited, and no one came, then the waitress told us the band will come after the football match. The football match ends at 12:30 AM! And it was a week day! Am sure they were lying! they just wanted to get some extra customers! They knew that we would not have stayed in this place if we knew there was no Band comming!

2. It was ladies night, and ladies had the right for free vodka on Tuesdays!
when we asked them about it. they said they need to check with the mannager. no one came back to us regarding that, instead we had to call them again and asked them. YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAID: "The manager is eating now, we cannot ask him."
I thought I misheared it, but everyone in the table heared the same!
1 hour later they came back to us with a small room tempetature bottle of water to make it up for the advertised free vodka!!

3. Price: a coke is 30 DHS! Shisha: 100 DHS [both are the most expensive in town]. a 2 cm piece of fajitas bread is 10 DHS! Yes the fahitas come with two littles pieces of breads and you will defintely neeed more and we ended up paying 30 dhs for 3 little pieces of bread.

4. Food: below average, the cesar salad was one of the worst I had in Dubai.

The place has many tv screens for a good football match watching experience, specially when tow different games are happening at the same time. But this is the only good thing about it. We were lied to many times, prices exceeded Burj Al Arab for a few items (shisha, and coke). Our main reason to chose that place in that awful hotel was to watch a live band, and we did not even get that.

Posted by: raj on 03 Jul ' 09 at 12:53
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

If u wish to dance or enjoy the disco then u have to be there with a girl, otherwise it a waste....... for drinks its better with loud music of DJ's and live band which energies you.... CAN ENJOY A LOT over there i had been going there for past 6 months continuously... :)

Posted by: Susanna Ruparalia on 01 Jul ' 09 at 13:38
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Time Cafe is a fun place. I have been on holiday to Dubai twice and every time I visited, I spent most of it at Times catching up with mates and off course the band that used to play there were very friendly.

Posted by: Olaf Mueller on 28 Mar ' 09 at 06:53
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: dominic mathias on 06 Jan ' 09 at 16:33
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Time Cafe is the Best sports bar and Also playing Live band from canada and on weekend DJs are playing fron Chanel 4.chers

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