Sunday might not always feel like a night for painting the town red, but if you’ve had a trying start to the week, or just fancy getting out, then we’ve got half a dozen hot tips and happy hours to inspire your evening.
Head to this Latino bar for its end-of-the-week,start-of-the-week deal that features four selected beverages for Dhs100 every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A DJ also provides the beats Tuesday to Sunday. If you’re still not over the fact that the weekend has come to an end, this one is for you.
Dhs100 (four house beverages). Sat-Mon 11pm-3am. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8855)
Champions Sports Bar
Now that the European time zone has shifted one hour closer to GST, Champion’s Sports Bar is the perfect place to catch some Sunday afternoon footie. This American-style saloon bar is a solid venue in which to kick back and chow down. Happy hour lasts from 6-9pm and Dhs99 gets unlimited house beverages.
Open daily 6pm-3am. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977)
If you’re fancying a bit more of a chilled start to the week, head to The Observatory for stunning views of The Palm and Dubai coastline. This 52nd floor bar at the Dubai Marriott Harbour offers 20% discount on beverages from 5-8pm.
Open daily 12.30pm-1am. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000)
Soak up views of Dubai Marina from this industrial bar in the neighbourhood’s cylindrical Pier 7 tower. Try selected mixed drinks, hops and grape beverages from Dhs25, between 5pm and 8pm every day.
From Dhs25. Daily 5pm-8pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).
This modern Mexican hangout rustles up some cracking grub. However, if you’ve worked up a thirst at the very start of the week, pick from the range of drinks available for a tidy Dhs22.
From Dhs22. Sat-Wed noon-1am, Thu-Fri noon-2am. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Head to this hugely popular Barsha Heights haunt to take advantage of two-for-one deals every night of the week. The deal covers house short measures, grape and hops, with bottles of the latter starting from Dhs42.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Grand Millennium Dubai Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195).