A Dubai institution celebrated an anniversary this weekend
Time Out Dubai staff
The old-school expat set celebrated the 14th birthday of a true Dubai institution last week: Rock Bottom Café. House band Earth Beat pumped out some easy-going rock and Latino beats and the eternally full dancefloor was jam-packed. The dress code was simple (as it always is at the Rock) with a theme of black and gold, drinks were free-flowing and there was even a cake. It’s odd that 14 years makes something vintage in this city, but Rock Bottom feels like a trusty old friend to us now: maybe not one you’d acknowledge knowing well, but one that’s always there for you whatever the hour. Thanks, Rock Bottom – thanks for serving us when no one else would, and thanks for always doing it with a smile: here’s to another 14 years.
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