12 quiz nights in Dubai to try


Who’s up for a little brainwork?

Looking for an alternative mid-week night out? Gather your group’s best brainboxes, and test your knowledge at one of the city’s top quiz nights.

Whether you’re a history buff or mad on music, be sure to bring your A-game…

Monday: The Lion by Nick & Scott

Test your knowledge while tucking into some top pub grub at The Lion by Nick & Scott with their new weekly quiz night, which launches this Monday. Running from 7.30pm, each week the venue will award the 1st place team a Dhs500 voucher, with 2nd place receiving a Dhs300 voucher, and 3rd place taking away a Dhs200 voucher to spend the next time they visit. There’s also a grand prize on offer for the team that accumulates the most points between now and December 16, with the winning team bagging a two-night stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay.

The Lion by Nick & Scott, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7.30pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 359 2366. theliondubai.ae

Monday: Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown

Bust some brain cells at Manzil Downtown with their weekly trivia night, which takes place at Nezesaussi Grill. Priced at Dhs149 for quiz entry, a main course and three house beverages, quiz-goers are invited to sign up as soloists, and will then be put into teams on the night.

Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 10pm, Monday, Dhs149. Tel: (04) 428 5928. vida-hotels.com

Monday: Links, Address Montgomerie

At Links at Address Montgomerie, you can test your knowledge with their weekly quiz every Monday from 8pm. There’s fun prizes to be won, and food and beverages are served a la carte.

Links, Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills, 8pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 363 1276. themontgomerie.com

Monday: Emirates Golf Club

The city’s longest running quiz night takes place every Monday from 8pm at Spike Bar in Emirates Golf Club. Hosted by quizmaster Phil Richardson, it’s five rounds of ten questions, with teams of up to eight people welcome to take part. Enjoy three hours of drinking to help with the quiz for Dhs175.

Spike, Emirates Golf Club, 8pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 417 9999dubaigolf.com

Monday: The Clubhouse, Jebel Ali Recreation Club

The quiz night at Jebel Ali’s Clubhouse is back every Monday, and this season it’s a multi-round, interactive quiz with some top prizes to be won.

The Clubhouse, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, 8pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 459 5100. facebook.com/JebelAliClubHouse

Monday: Le Petit Belge Motor City

One of the city’s most popular quizzes is hosted by Dubai 92’s Catboy and his wife, Lorra. The weekly quiz takes place at Le Petit Belge Motor City, with rounds covering an array of topics and interactive rounds.

Le Petit Belge, Motor City, 8pm to 10pm, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (050) 228 8297. facebook.com/TheDubaiQuiz

Tuesday: Aloft Me’aisam

Know your Mariah from your Michael Jackson? The recently opened Aloft Me’aisam in Production City invites music fans to test their knowledge at their fortnightly music quiz at W XYZ bar. With trivia from chart music to movie soundtracks, the quiz will be hosted by radio presenter Jay Skye, and as well as top prizes to be won, the winners will have their bill halved at the end of the night.

Aloft Me’aisam, Production City, 8pm to 10pm, every other Tuesday, free entry. Tel: (04) 248 7070. marriott.com

Tuesday: McGettigan’s JLT

Get your geek on every Tuesday at McGettigan’s with this free-to-enter quiz night. Hosted by Jono and Rich from Dubai 92, you’ll be tested on general knowledge, pop culture, movies and music and more. The quiz starts at 8pm, with plenty of prizes to be won. Each month it’s a different theme, too, from Halloween in October, to a festive edition in December.

McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 8pm, Tuesdays, free. Tel: (04) 378 0800. mcgettigans.com

Tuesday: Kickers

Sports City’s Kickers bar runs its quiz night every Tuesday evening. Hosted by quizmaster Alistair Sword, the two-hour quiz tests your general knowledge through several rounds, and prizes include tech gadgets and food and drink vouchers.

Kickers, Dubai Sports City, 8pm to 10pm, Tuesdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 448 1001. kickerssportsbar.ae

Tuesday: Trump Golf Club

At the Trump Golf Club, there’s a five-round quiz hosted by one of Dubai’s top quizmasters, Phil Richardson. It’s free to enter, and teams can range from one to eight members. Prizes include Friday brunch for four, a round of golf for four and two for one golf lessons.

Trump Golf Club, DAMAC Hills, Dubai, 8pm to 10pm, Wednesday, free entry. Tel: (04) 245 3939. trumpgolfdubai.com

Wednesday: Garden on 8

The Garden on 8 quiz takes place every Wednesday, and aims to test your general knowledge on everything from politics to music. Head down early to take advantage of happy hour from 4pm to 8pm.

Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, 8pm to 10pm, Wednesdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com

Saturday: Barrel 12

One for the sports fans, Barrel 12 on The Palm dedicates its Saturday afternoons to testing your knowledge on all things sport. Running from 1pm to 3pm, the free entry quiz is hosted by DJ Danny Leese, and comes with prizes including brunch for four, beer buckets or a dinner cruise for two.

Barrel 12, Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah, 1pm to 3pm, Saturdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 552 4000. facebook.com/barrel12dxb

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