With the weekend lurking just around the corner, we’ve put together some of the best happy hours you can find in Dubai. From Media City to Marina, to Garhoud and Sheikh Zayed Road, we’ve got you covered. Start the weekend in style.
Alta Badia Bar
Expect classy Italian cuisine and excellent views of Dubai from the 51st floor of Emirates Towers. Buy one get one free between 6pm and 8pm.
Open daily 6pm-3am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 419 8782).
Champions Sports Bar
This American-style saloon bar is a solid venue in which to kick back and chow down. Drop on by for 50 percent off between 5pm and 9pm.
Open daily 6pm-3am. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Trendy rooftop poolside bar with pleasant views, and a cool inside area. Treat yourself to another 50 percent off on selected drinks between 6pm and 8pm.
Open Sat-Wed noon-1am; Thu-Fri noon-2am. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8582).
This lively Irish bar has it all – from sport to live music, movie and quiz nights and more. At the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers branch, get selected grape for Dhs25 and house beverages for Dhs29 between 4pm and 8pm.
Dress code: casual. Noon-3am. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT (04 356 0560).
Media One’s keyboard-tastic Qwerty bar is not only a dream to type out, but also offers up a two for one on selected house beverages between 5pm and 7pm.
Dress code: casual. Open Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 1pm-1am. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
Unpretentious, popular bar situated in a sleek Italian eatery, boasting a wide terrace overlooking JBR and good drinks deals. Running two happy hours throughout the night, bag yourself selected beverages for between Dhs28-32 between 6pm and 9pm, then again between midnight and 2am.
Dress code: casual. Open daily 12.30pm-1.30am. Amwaj Rotana. The Walk, Jumeriah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).
West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge
Top not sports bar with a giant concave screen stretching from floor to ceiling. Taste the value with selected beverages priced between Dhs27-29 from noon until 9pm.
Dress code: casual. Open daily noon-2am. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).