Trader Vic's Mai-Tai Lounge

Lively cocktail bar with regular party atmosphere Reviews

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Trader Vic’s has carved out a niche for itself in Dubai; there’s a branch at the Madinat and another over at the Crowne Plaza, while the world’s second Mai-Tai Lounge – an extension of the Trader Vic’s brand – has just opened its doors in Dubai Marina.

The new Tiki bar, located on the first floor of the Al Fattan Oasis Beach Towers, is bigger and brighter than its siblings, but there’s still nothing authentic about it in the slightest. Still the great tasting cocktails will no doubt delight drinkers.

The signature Mai Tai, invented by Victor Bergeron (the brains behind the Tiki bar chain), is always a wise choice, as is the rum rich Samoan Fog Cutter. To eat, there are some edible – if overpriced – Asian bar snacks and, later on in the evening, all eyes will be drawn to the excellent Cuban band performing sassy salsa sounds on stage.

All told, Mai Tai is a great place to go for a few lively drinks, if not a quiet intimate chat. Arguably, the only downside is the prices. See how high that ceiling is? Chances are you’ll be presented with a bill to match.

By Time Out Dubai staff

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Details

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 399 8993
  • Travel: Oasis Beach Tower, The Walk
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Posted by: Alexandra on 27 Jun ' 13 at 09:47
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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Very good live band playing latin motives, food is slightly over priced but delicious The only disappointment is during weekends when the live bank takes a break, they put super loud old techno music, which is really out of place there. Oh, and you're not allowed to dance there... sadly

Posted by: omar on 15 Feb ' 13 at 16:14
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

i love it they r best of the best

Posted by: Nicola Hubbard on 02 Feb ' 13 at 03:26

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I booked a table for 6 pm. On arrival we were informed that the table was in the smoking area. If we moved a few feet away to a non-smoking table, then drinks would be full price. After negotiating this, the final straw was that the signature cocktails were not included & 'we would to pay in one cheque!'

Posted by: Imane Sibari on 29 Nov ' 12 at 16:41
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I visit at least twice a weak !! in love with that place !!

Posted by: CD on 19 Oct ' 12 at 14:23
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I have visited this place many times for the last 2 years, and after a visit last week, I would say the service is at it's all time best. Besides the attentive bartenders, there is also a floor manager that makes rounds as well as other servers, making sure your drink is full and you have what you need. The cheese balls have multiplied, it seems, and they are delicious. the cho cho beef is always a favorite. Their burger, club sandwich, and volcanic sliders are also really good. The doorstaff are friendly and the management seems to have found the best combination. Well done!

Posted by: Bluebelle di Seta on 01 May ' 12 at 13:58
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

The food here is great. Have not been able to fault it. Nor the service.

I love this place. It's had new management a few months ago and there have been a few changes.
Before, if you were sat eating in the restaurant you could still here all the football etc that was on in the bar. Now it is more separate. Still like going to the bar, but when i go into the restaurant it is definitely a restaurant.
I do like the bar too :-) and they have quite a few promotions - which is always welcome.



Posted by: Vanessa Dsouza on 04 Mar ' 12 at 02:02
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Best for Cocktails, Happy Hours 7pm to 9pm, just been there last weekend. Friendly Casual atmosphere.

Posted by: SYED ADEEL HUSSAIN on 03 Mar ' 12 at 08:17
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Not bad at all.

Good for those who wanna have a drink at JBR Walk .

Posted by: Paul Ransted on 09 Sep ' 11 at 02:21
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Worst service in Dubai. I would never return here.

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