Dubai's oldest restaurants, bars and things to do

Time Out Dubai might be older than a lot of places in the city – and some districts, too – but there are a lot of venues that have been around even longer.

It’s hard to believe, but things still happened here before Time Out was around to write about them. Some places have been and gone, but we’re here to celebrate the survivors. They’re loved by the people that live here, who keep going back, and have become institutions in their own right, from malls and restaurants to pubs and bookshops. And they would be…
Dubai's oldest restaurants, bars and things to do

Time Out Dubai’s Pub of the Year always delivers great craic

Old-school Polynesian bar still serving up the classics

A jack-of-all-trades pub that’s still as popular as ever

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Time Out profiles some of Dubai's oldest restaurants, bars and things to do, including legendary bars, restaurants and shopping malls

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