The Stables

Grander than your average sports bar Reviews

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Ladies’ night

Free flowing bubbly for ladies Timings: 8pm-2am (Monday)

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Dhs20 selected drinks Timings: 5pm-7pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Ladies’ Night

Free-flowing bubbly for ladies Timings: 8pm-2am (Monday)

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With a name like ‘Stables’, it’s surprising just how grand this new bar is. But then this is the UAE, a country where stables can be more comfortable than most human accommodation. Certainly, Stables is far grander than your average sports bar, boasting high ceilings, dark wooden furnishings, brass finishing and, of course, a vague equine theme. Similarly, the menu offers highfalutin options such as salad with foie gras, as well as the more familiar all-day breakfast and fish ‘n’ chips.

Stables is already staking its claim as one of the city’s top sports bars, thanks in large to the presence of an enormous projector screen (above the mock fireplace, no less) and the omnipresent professional-footballer-turned-full-time-carouser Lee Sharpe. As such, the crowd here is XY-chromosome-heavy (we spotted just one female guest when we visited), so isn’t the best place for a first date. But if it’s an evening of live football, bawdy jokes and lashings of hop-based beverages you’re after, you can’t go wrong. Those in search of a more refined evening should wait until the sleek-looking restaurant upstairs opens on February 14.

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: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 342 5571
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Food served

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Posted by: Gman on 24 Mar ' 15 at 11:18
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Overall really good, great pricing and friendly staff. Fast becoming a regular and has improved under new management last year. Much better than the bars in any of the nearby so called "5 star" hotels. Worth a look and another bonus is the never ending mix of promotions, happy hours and offers.

Posted by: PlayMaker on 19 Sep ' 13 at 15:02
  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Stables is a chilled place to enjoy.No matter what there is crowd and you have peace of mind.relaxed people and fun to be there with friends.

Posted by: D.A. on 12 May ' 13 at 10:07
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

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I used to like this place even with their limited choice of food, it was an affordable good place to hangout with your friends. Unfortunately they have left the affordable part outside, as they just increased their drink and food prices by over 25%, cut their menu to one small page, and replaced the french fries served with sandwiches with cheap crisps!! Fibber Magee's next door is a much affordable and more lively place.

Posted by: Jumana on 25 Jan ' 13 at 09:10

I would just like to mention that the deal is free sparkling wine from 4-8pm only.. If you would like to correct the review above.

Posted by: Tom on 21 Jul ' 12 at 17:48

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A tip for reviewer no.1 'Nikhil Bajaj' Dont type your real name if you work there hahahaha! Very kind of you to give all 5 stars tho, at least it must be a nice working environment for you!!!

Posted by: Nikhil Bajaj on 08 May ' 12 at 15:05
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Nikhil Bajaj on 08 May ' 12 at 15:04
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

The Old Diamond Lounge, next to Fibber Magees / Raddison Royal Hotel.

Posted by: mohamed eat on 20 Mar ' 12 at 08:04

where on shiekh zyed road?, that is so vague and silly

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