Hi Five

A new rooftop bar in Media City
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Time Out Says

When we heard a new rooftop bar had opened its doors in Dubai Media City, we were excited – was this going to be the hottest after-work haunt for media types or a new destination for those looking to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat?

Sat in the space that was formerly known as Story Rooftop Lounge, Hi Five sadly lacks the quirky charm its predecessor once had.

With a spacious indoor area boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Palm, as well as two terrace areas, it has the potential of being a top spot – especially for a sundowner – but in its early days is let down by a lacklustre vibe.

Indoors, there’s no clear separation between the lounge and dining areas. Plus the entire venue is smoking, which is unappetising for diners.

And whether it’s a restaurant or bar is a little confusing.

House drinks are around Dhs40 to Dhs50, however, there’s a happy hour offering for Dhs25 between 5pm and 8pm. There’s also a Thursday ladies’ night from 5pm, where you’ll get three free drinks –or unlimited plus a main for Dhs99 – as well as a Friday brunch, which is Dhs355 for house drinks.

Bar snacks are decent enough, the chips served with fried rosemary and Parmesan are good – nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy inside – but the nachos aren’t worth shouting about.

There’s faint house music playing in the background and the staff are friendly and helpful, but aside from that it’s all a bit bland and uninspiring.

We can only hope that once the cooler weather arrives a new lease of life will spring from the al fresco areas, until then we’ll hold off a repeat visit.

WHAT IS IT...
A new rooftop bar in Media City

WHY GO...
A daily happy hour

26 Aug 2019

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Details

TypeBar & Pub, Bar/lounge
12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Show number 04 394 1832
Dubai, Dubai Internet City, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City - دبي - United Arab Emirates

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