George & Dragon

A no-frills British bar in Bur Dubai
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Time Out Says

Leave your fancy frocks at home, George & Dragon is a come-as-you-are kind of place that smacks of British pubs and their Anglo-American equivalents. Far away from the glitzy rooftop bars in Downtown, the beach breeze in La Mer and the sundowner spots in the Marina is this – one of Dubai’s oldest bars.

It’s not about the bells and whistles here and let’s face it not everywhere can, or should, be. For those wanting a slice of low-key life, the chance to play a few games of pool, throw some darts and spend an afternoon supping Dhs26 pints, then head here. The carpets have that we-hide-every-stain pattern only found in pubs, the furniture is dark, the lightshades belong in the 1970s and the drinks list is nothing inspiring. And, for those reasons, it’s brilliant.

However, if you just can’t make your peace with the no-frills fare, drinks are served with fashionable garnishes (carrot sticks and lemon wedges) for some zing. Happy hour runs noon to 7pm every day with hops bottles starting at a bargainous Dhs20 and shorts for Dhs19. There are also several food and drink deals that run all day, every day, including four house beverages and one selected dish for just Dhs100. Food includes pub staples such as cottage pie, fish and chips, chilli con carne, beef pie and a selection of curries. While you may do better taking a quick stroll to any of the superb curry houses that surround the Ambassador Hotel, dishes are top value and filling.

It’s then that you can sit back and take in the huge stained-glass window of the actual George and the dragon. It’s marvellous, just like the pub.

A no-frills British bar in Bur Dubai

To ogle one of Dubai’s oldest pubs

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 12 Dec 2018

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TypeBar & Pub, Bar/lounge
12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 04 393 9444
Dubai, Bur Dubai, Al Falah St - Al Souq Al Kabeer - United Arab Emirates

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