Whether you’re in Business Bay or Media City, we’ve got you covered.

After a long working week, Thursday evening is the perfect excuse to make your way to one of the city’s many bars and restaurants for a post-work drink. As if you needed any more convincing, there are some top deals to enjoy across the city, from two-for-one deals to selected drinks from Dhs20.

Some are probably familiar watering holes, others you might not have heard of.

Here are 16 Thursday happy hour deals in Dubai to kickstart your weekend. 

Roberto’s

One for the Downtown Dubai city-slickers, Roberto’s has a gorgeous outdoor terrace that’s now open for the new season. Happy hour drinks are from Dhs30 and you’ll even get some complimentary bar bites to go with them.

Roberto’s, Building 1, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 386 0066. robertos.ae

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The London Project

When you’re all about the aesthetics of a restaurant, The London Project will always be a winner with its leafy, botanical vibe and stunning terrace looking out from Bluewaters Island. It’s two-for-one on their happy hour which runs from 4pm to 8pm.

The London Project, Bluewaters Island Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 8pm. Tel: (054) 306 1822. facebook.com/TheLondonProjectDubai

Nola

Nola is a hugely popular haunt any day of the week, but things seriously step up a notch on a Thursday, drawing in a big post-work crowd. The New Orleans-inspired bar is filled with classic leather couches and intimate seating areas, or you can sit up by the central bar whilst you enjoy their happy hour from 5pm to 8pm.

Nola, Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 399 8155. nola-social.com

Ting Irie

Ting Irie is all about the chilled out Jamaican vibes and they invite you to come and join them in their fun, funky and colourful restaurant with a daily happy hour from 5pm to 8pm.

Ting Irie, Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Souk Al Manzil, Downtown, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 557 5601. instagram.com/tingiriedxb

Boca

For a causal after-work drink in DIFC, Boca is a great option with a cool central bar and dedicated wine room. It’s happy hour from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Boca, Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, happy hour 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Tel: (04) 323 1833. boca.ae

Havana Social Club

Havana Social Club is Dubai’s relatively new Cuban bar and is seriously cool, with black and white chequered flooring, bright blue walls and yellow furniture. You’ll get 50 percent off selected drinks and house cocktails from 4pm to 7pm, every day of the week except Friday. Hang around till 9pm on Thursdays, and ladies can enjoy four complimentary drinks.

Havana Social Club, Bluewaters Island, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 7pm. Tel: (04) 556 6666. caesars.com

Treehouse

Treehouse always guarantees great views and great vibes from the awesome terrace, where you can enjoy happy hour on selected beverages with an awesome backdrop of Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa. Their happy hour goes on from 6pm to 9pm through the week.

Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Downtown Dubai, happy hour 6pm to 9pm. Tel: (058) 827 2763. tajhotels.com

Bussola

Are you in charge of picking a Thursday night date place? Try Bussola, where if you make it in time for sunset, you’ll get some gorgeous views of the changing sky over the Palm Jumeirah as you sip on some happy hour beverages from 4pm to 7pm.

Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, happy hour 4pm to 7pm. Tel: (04) 511 7373. bussoladubai.com

Lah Lah

Lah Lah at Zabeel House is fast becoming a popular Dubai haunt, with its industrial-meets-botanical decor and relaxed atmosphere. Now it’s a bit cooler, why not check out their terrace and enjoy your happy hour drinks al fresco?

Lah Lah, Fourth Floor, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens Onyx Towers, Tower 3, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 519 1111. @lahlahdxb

Atelier M

Atelier M serves up a top Thursday happy hour deal that means you won’t have to move all night. Selected drinks are available from Dhs25 and it runs right through from 6pm to 12am. Sit out on their terrace for epic views of Dubai Marina that never fail to impress.

Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, happy hour 6pm to 12am, Thursdays. Tel: 04 450 7766. atelierm.ae

Lock, Stock & Barrel

When Thursday night is lads night, head to Lock, Stock & Barrel in JBR. With pool tables, massive TV screens and awesome music all night you’ll be able to take the edge off a busy working week. Their daily happy hour runs from 4pm to 8pm with 50 percent off food and selected drinks.

Lock, Stock & Barrelm Rixos Premium JBR, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (04) 392 7120. lsbdubai.com

Q43

If you live or work around Media City, longstanding Dubai bar Q43 is always a good shout for an after-work drink. Their two-for-one happy hour runs all week from 5pm to 8pm and Thursday is the perfect excuse to take advantage of it.

Q43, 43rd floor, Media One Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai, two-for-one happy hour 5pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (04) 443 5403. q43dubai.com

Ras Beach Vibes

If you’re in the mood for some al fresco happy hour-ing, give Ras Beach Vibes a try. Situated beach-side at Club Vista Mare on the Palm, its always busy, with live music playing on the weekends.

Ras Beach Vibes, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour 12pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (04) 554 2665. facebook.com/RasBeachVibesDXB

Oeno

Looking for a cute wine bar for a post-work catch up with the girls? Try Oeno in The Westin, where their happy hour runs from 5pm to 8pm with selected house beverages from Dhs28.

Oeno, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 511 7373. facebook.com/oenodubai

McGettigans JLT

McGettigan’s is the place to go for a fuss-free evening and top Irish craic. They now have their own dedicated sports section so you could get a round of pool in as you catch up on the week. They know what you need on a Thursday, with an extended happy hour running from 12pm to 9pm offering house drinks from Dhs30.

McGettigan’s, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, happy hour 12pm to 8pm, Thursdays. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com

SoBe

If you’ve managed to sneak off from work early enough to catch the sunset, SoBe will always tick the sundowner box, with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf from its position perched atop W Dubai – The Palm. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 8pm, with a sunset ritual taking place as the sun sets.

SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 8pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 245 5555. sobedubai.com

Barasti

Barasti is somewhat of a Dubai institution. In aid of the rugby world cup, they’ve had a temporary makeover, with faux-grass flooring and cushy green beanbags, ensuring you catch all the sport in the utmost comfort. Their happy hour runs Saturday to Thursday from 12pm to 8pm and ladies can take advantage of free-flowing selected beverages from 8pm to 11pm too.

Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina, Dubai, happy hour 12pm to 8pm, Saturday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com

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