The Ship’s Wheel

Old-school British pub in Jebel Ali
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Time Out Says

Beloved Jebel Ali pub The Ship’s Wheel reopened last year, much to the delight of its regulars. Boasting many of the attributes of the original – including the nautical designs, black and white photos on the walls and old-school British pub vibes – those that remember the version that opened in 1993 are sure to be satisfied.

But what about the grub? The menu is the same as served in The Clubhouse next door, so if you’d rather eat al fresco with views over to the Marina then you can. And although the pub is great for a catch-up over a pint or a game of pool or darts, if you’re looking for a smoke-free venue, you’ll want to head out.

The thick layer of smoke within the pub is clearly visible as you approach, which is enough to put off plenty of pubgoers looking to dine.

The food, however, is decent. All the usual suspects are on the menu, from fish and chips to pies and burgers. A veggie jalfrezi is excellent – a plentiful variety of fresh veg is simmered in a fragrant sauce with a kick. It’s accompanied by a mountain of rice, raita and garlic naan, and coming in at just Dhs67.

It’s a massive helping (enough for tomorrow’s lunch) and therefore great value.

Meanwhile a double-carb-combo of lasagne and garlic bread will remind Brits of the local back home. It’s tasty, decent quality and again, huge.

If you’re looking for a laid-back British pub you’ll be happy here, but eat the tasty grub outside.

Old-school British pub in Jebel Ali

The cheap and cheerful grub

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 18 Dec 2018

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