First Look: Garden on 8 gets a makeover

<i>Time Out Dubai</i> checks out the brand-new look at this Media One venue


Dubai’s weather’s getting cooler, which is great news for al fresco socialising. And in even better news for the season, there’s a brand-new look for Garden on 8 at Media One Hotel.

A favourite among Media City workers, this after-work hotspot has had a fancy new refurb in time for winter. And Time Out Dubai got an exclusive look.

The area has been expanded to make the most of the outside area, plus there’s a brand-new indoor bar, which has a garden feel, too.

Peckish? Fear not, as there’s an exciting new menu, with dishes including pizzas, burgers, chicken wings, ribs and more.

We especially like the sound of the “Diet Destroyers” section, which rolls out (maybe literally) a Super Monster Mega Cookie.

Décor is on the kitsch yet cool side, complete with gnomes, fake grass and picnic-style benches.

There are plenty of big screens and some excellent new deals, including a daily happy hour from 6pm to 8pm, where you can get drinks from just Dhs25.

Monday offers up a “Ribs, Wings & Things” deal, which runs from noon to midnight, so if you’re a meat-lover, you can dig into unlimited ribs and sides for Dhs99. Plus, you can get an unlimited hops package to add on for an extra Dhs99.

Tuesdays mean ladies’ night, when gals get three free drinks. The night then it turns into a challenge between the “gnomes and gnomettes” – drop your business card off on the way in, and if there are more ladies in there, the women get a free short drink. If there are more men, the guys get the freebie.

Thursdays see live music from Carmen & The Black T’s, while there’s a double brunch on Friday. The first sitting is from 12.30pm to 4pm, and the second from 7pm to 10pm. Both are Dhs395 all inclusive.

What more could you want? Head on down to the garden.

Open Sat-Mon noon-midnight, Tue-Fri noon-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

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