World Class mixology championships in Dubai

Find out how you can be a judge as the grand finale hits Lucky Voice

Time Out Dubai recently explored the growing trend of pop-up bars in the city, as part of a broader series of events showcasing some of the world’s finest mixology talent.

Following events showcasing mixology talent at Buddha-Bar, Billionaire Mansion and several other top venues in Dubai; we’re into the final straight, as the World Class UAE bartending competition is reaching its conclusion.

Finalists will be determined from upcoming events where bartenders show off their skills, followed by mystery shopping from judges. Next on the tour is Hakkasan, where pop-up bars will be available alongside a three-course fusion menu of Asian cuisine paired with Mexican short measures. Taking place on Wednesday May 3, tickets are on sale for Dhs600 and you can get involved with the action by calling 04 384 8484 or e-mailing

The penultimate event before the grand finale at Lucky Voice will be at Bar 44 in the Grosvenor House on Sunday May 7, where there will be a special showcase of various American malt mixed beverages. There’s free entry from 7pm onwards.

Finally, the grand finale arrives on Monday May 15 where eight bartenders from some of the region’s best bars will each be creating their own unique experience, inviting the public to take part in judging. Be sure to book in advance since space is limited.
Free. Mon May 15, 7pm-11pm. Lucky Voice, Millennium Grand Hotel, Barsha Heights. Register at

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