Bargain bar with budget views of the Dubai cityscape
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Time Out Says

Like Batman to Robin, Penn to Teller or Keenan to Kel, you won’t find an Aloft without a WXYZ.

At each of its locations, the budget hotel chain has kept the branding of its flagship bar the same – so whether you’re checking in at Palm Jumeirah or IMPZ, you’ll find the same industrial-style architecture, trendy lighting and a generic muted colour scheme that gives off strong student union vibes.

So after hearing good things, we’re keen to find out what sets WXYZ in Deira apart – and we’re surprised to find a bar that ticks a whole load of boxes, from price to atmosphere.

Indoors during the evening, the music is loud and the lighting is dim. But one side of the long space that houses the venue can be fully removed, revealing a striking floor-to-ceiling view of Dubai’s cityscape (albeit across a busy road) and a relaxed outdoor terrace. Yes, we’ve seen better vistas – but not combined with the rock-bottom prices on offer at WXYZ.

There’s a whole section of the menu offering beverages for Dhs29, ranging from hops to grape and mixed drinks.

And there are plenty of deals, too. There’s a Wednesday ladies’ night which includes access to the hotel’s pool during the day then free beverages to carry on the evening.

And in a move that’s still relatively rare in Dubai, we’re pleased to see that gents aren’t left out, with men getting a free bottle of hops on a Tuesday.

We’re also impressed by the sizeable bar snacks menu, which includes everything from shrimp quesadilla to vegan bao on offer.

It might not be the most extravagant of venues but when it comes to cheap prices and a relaxed vibe, WXYZ is a top spot for a skyline view on a budget.

Bargain bar with budget views of the Dubai cityscape

The cheap drinks prices and the laid-back terrace

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 20 Jun 2019

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Dubai, Deira, Baniyas Road - 8th Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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