Some of the best-value happy hour deals you'll find in the city
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).
Cactus Jacks Head to this Latino bar for its end-of-the-week,start-of-the-week deal that features four selected beverages for Dhs100 every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A DJ also provides the beats Tuesday to Sunday. If you’re still not over the fact that the weekend has come to an end, this one is for you. Dhs100 (four house beverages). Sat-Mon 11pm-3am. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8855)
Cargo Soak up views of Dubai Marina from this industrial bar in the neighbourhood’s cylindrical Pier 7 tower. Try selected mixed drinks, hops and grape beverages from Dhs25, between 5pm and 8pm every day. From Dhs25. Daily 5pm-8pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).
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 12pm and 8pm. Open daily 12pm-3am. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Cu-ba 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).
Copper Dog This JBR gastropub is a replica of the original in Scotland. There’s live music three nights a aweek and plenty of Scottish delicacies on the menu. Daily happy hour between 4pm and 8pm on selected beverages. Open daily noon-2am. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 559 5355).
Fuego This modern Mexican hangout rustles up some cracking grub. However, if you’ve worked up a thirst at the very start of the week, pick from the range of drinks available for a tidy Dhs22. From Dhs22. Sat-Wed noon-1am, Thu-Fri noon-2am. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).
ICON Bar & Lounge Busy, smoky post-work Media City hangout with live sports screened, a pool table and a good happy hour. Get 40 percent of select beverages between noon and 1am. Open daily noon-1.30am. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111). Lock, Stock & Barrel Head to this hugely popular Barsha Heights haunt (Time Out Dubai’s Bar of the Year, no less) and take advantage of two-for-one deals every night of the week. The deal covers house short measures, grape and hops, with bottles of the latter starting from Dhs42. Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Grand Millennium Dubai Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195).
McGettigan’s DWTC A popular, lively Irish bar with a focus on traditional food and drinks, live music and sport. Sports Bar of the Year, the McGettigan's happy hour deal extends decent savings on hops, grape, house beverages and more, available 2pm-7pm Sunday to Wednesday, 4pm-9pm on Thursday. Open daily noon-2am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 378 0800).
McGettigan’s JLT 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. Noon-3am. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT (04 356 0560).
Q43 Media City’s popular pool hall nightspot runs its “Kill the bill” happy hour daily, with a buy-one-get-one-free offer on selected drinks between 5pm and 8pm. Daily 5pm-8pm. Media One Hotel, Media City, 04 443 5403).
Qwerty 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. Open Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 1pm-1am. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
Rosso 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. Open daily 12.30pm-1.30am. Amwaj Rotana. The Walk, Jumeriah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).
The Music Room Live music institution with regular rockin’ cover bands, and winner of Time Out Dubai’s Live Music Venue of the Year. Watch out for one-off themed billings and local original acts. Get two for one on selected beverages daily from 6pm-9pm. Open daily 6pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
The Observatory If you’re fancying a bit more of a chilled start to the week, head to The Observatory for stunning views of The Palm and Dubai coastline. This 52nd floor bar at the Dubai Marriott Harbour offers 20% discount on beverages from 5-8pm. Open daily 12.30pm-1am. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000)
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. Open daily noon-2am. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888).