In a new series for timeoutdubai.com we’ve rounded up the men and women behind Dubai’s drinking scene and asked them about their beloved bars.
Issam, describe your bar in three words…
“Old. English. Pub. In fact, we’re the oldest English pub in Dubai. Sorry, that’s more than three.”
What makes it great?
“Since 1978, this was the first English pub along this side of the creek. Guests who visited on the very first day of the opening still come here with fond memories of the good old days of Dubai and continue to share the bar with newcomers. It’s a friendly and relaxed place and there’s an outdoor space to suit families in the day.”
Which is the best night?
“Hmmm that’s tricky. Saturday night, you can watch live football and rugby matches, Monday’s quiz night and Tuesday’s karaoke, so maybe they’re the top nights to try.”
Describe the crowd in three words…
“Warm, friendly, and sociable”
Any hot offers we should know about?
“There are prizes on Tuesday for the best karaoke singer, and we do buckets of bottled drinks for special prices if you’re in a group.”