It’s Monday, which means we’re four days from the weekend, but when has that ever mattered in Dubai? The way we see it, you’ve worked your socks off for two days now, and you’ve more than earned a midweek (okay, earlyweek) night out. Luckily for you, there are ladies’ nights aplenty tonight, whether it’s a few swift ones with the lasses after work at Barasti, or you’re dancing until the early hours in Cavalli Club, you’ll be doing so safe in the knowledge that you’ve done it on the cheap. Here’s to Monday being (almost) over.
The deal: 50 percent off drinks and one free welcome drink
Expect the no-frills fun that we’ve known to come and love from the beachside hangout, where ladies get free pool and beach access, free-flowing pink frozen grape, 50 percent off the food and beverage menu and 50 percent off water sports. We recommend getting down early for this one as sun loungers are snapped up fast.
Sun-Tue 10am-10pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).
The deal: Unlimited free drinks and three courses for Dhs150
For a glamorous ladies’ night you can’t go wrong with Cavalli. The cool club, from fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, is super-trendy and fun-loving. Drinks are unlimited – and free – and if you’re after a meal then you’ll get three courses for a bargain Dhs150 (think plenty of sushi etc). There’s music from DJ Jack and the night gets livelier as the hour gets later. Put on your dancing shoes.
Dhs150 (three courses). Mon 8.30pm-midnight. Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
The deal: Four free drinks
The perfect ladies’ night for throwing on your Converse and jeans, McGettigan’s JLT is relaxed and casual with a lively vibe where you can really let your hair down. Ladies get four free drinks and there’s also a ladies’ only menu that you can get stuck into at bargain prices. Make a night of it with the in-house DJ and join the scrum on the dancefloor.
Mon 6pm-10pm. McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT (04 378 0800).
The deal: Three free drinks
If Nobu’s bar normally feels rather awkward and empty, it’s anything but on Mondays’ Nobu Noir night. A truly mixed crowd turns out, while ladies get three free mixed drinks – including the restaurant’s signature lychee concoction. There are also tapas-style bites available to order (chargeable) from a limited menu.
Mon 8.30pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The deal: Three free drinks and 25 percent off food
This Latin American bar and restaurant is set in a long, narrowish space, with a cavernous, cellar-like feel thanks to the arched ceilings and exposed brick work. It’s cool and stripped back, but the shape also means it gets fairly loud when busy, so be prepared to shout to your neighbour. On ladies’ night women get three free drinks and 25 percent off food (such as tacos), which is nice enough, though we’ve definitely had better Mexican fare.
Mon 8pm-midnight. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).