Catch those after work drinks without breaking the bank…

One thing we love about Dubai is a happy hour, where selected drinks are priced differently for a few precious hours a day. A few happy hours around the city have changed or stopped temporarily, so we thought we’d round up some of our favourites that are still on and welcoming us in.

Here are 12 brilliant happy hour deals to try in Dubai right now… 



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What: Buy one, get one free on selected house beverages

Speakeasy bar, Americano, has become one of the coolest places to visit at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah thanks to its eclectic design, fun music, and waiters who might just break out dancing. A two-for-one happy hour runs daily on spirits, wine, beer and cocktails, priced from Dhs45 for a single spirit.

Americano, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Sunday to Friday, 4pm to 9pm, Saturday, 3pm to 9pm, buy one get one free, priced from Dhs45. Tel: 04 584 6475. @americanodubai

Bidi Bondi

What: Weekday happy hour, with selected house beverages priced at Dhs35

Everyone’s favourite Aussie sports bar serves up daily happy hour beverages on weekdays from 12pm until 7pm, priced at Dhs35. Hungry? Opt for the wallet-friendly Dhs195 deal, which includes a meal and four selected house beverages.

Bidi Bondi, Al Manhal Building (between buildings 3 and 4), Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 12pm to 7pm, weekdays, Dhs35. Tel: (04) 427 0515.

Bistro Des Arts

What: Selected drinks priced from Dhs29

For a little French twist to your usual happy hour haunt, check out Bistro Des Arts in the Dubai Marina. Every day, you can sip on selected beverages priced from Dhs29. The lengthy list of happy hour drinks include wine, beer, cider, spirits, Prosecco, sangria and cocktails such as everyone’s favourite spritz.

Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina Promenade, Marina Mall Area, Dubai, daily 5pm to 7pm, Dhs29. Tel: (04) 551 1576. @bistrodesarts



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What: Selected drinks priced at Dhs35

If you’re meeting for drinks in Dubai’s DIFC district, things can tend to get a little pricey. Why not head to tapas restaurant, Boca, where you can ‘cheers’ to the end of the working day with selected drinks for Dhs35. A little bird tells us it gets really busy, too.

Boca, Gate Village 6, DIFC Near, Dubai, daily, 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Dhs35. Tel: (04) 323 1833.

Chicago Meatpackers


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What: Selected drinks priced at Dhs35

For drinks with some epic views, look no further than cool industrial-chic bar at The Pointe, Chicago Meatpackers. Happy hour runs from 5pm to 7.30pm, Sunday to Thursday, with selected beverages priced at Dhs35, which you can sip with incredible vistas of the Atlantis in front of you.

Chicago Meatpackers, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 5pm to 7.30pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs35. Tel: 04 580 7983. @chicagomeatpackersdubai


During the summer months, you’ll find popular Meydan bar Iris at the Iris X Gaucho pop-up in DIFC. From 5pm to 8pm, Sunday to Thursday, selected beers, wines and spirits are priced at Dhs30, or cocktails are Dhs40. Hungry? Try dishes such as Iris Mini Burgers or Rock Shrimp Tempura, priced at Dhs35.

Iris, Gaucho Dubai, DIFC, Dubai, 5pm to 8pm, Sunday to Thursday, from Dhs30. @irisdubai



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What: Selected drinks from Dhs35

Larte at the fun Studio One Hotel in Dubai’s Design District provides the ideal chilled out setting for a catch up with friends. Happy hour runs every single day for three hours, with selected beer and cocktails priced at Dhs35, and wine at Dhs39.

Larte, Studio One Hotel, Design District, Dubai, daily, 5pm to 8pm, from Dhs35. Tel: (04) 581 6870.

Seven Sisters


What: Selected drinks priced from Dhs25, with food priced from Dhs30

If you’re into Dubai’s more urban scene, Seven Sisters is likely to be on your radar. During the week, from Sunday to Thursday, you can sip on selected beverages priced from Dhs25, with a special happy hour food menu serving great dishes from Dhs30. Make sure to check out the awesome views of the Dubai Canal.

Seven Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, Sunday to Thursday, 6pm to 8pm, priced from Dhs25. Tel: (0)56 775 4777. @sevensistersdubai

The London Project

What: Signature drinks and bites for Dhs30

For the ultimate botanical Dubai bar that will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into one of the eclectic boroughs of London, UK, look no further than The London Project at Bluewaters Island. Selected drinks, including the restaurant’s signature G&T’s and cocktails, as well as bites such as flat breads and buttermilk fried chicken are priced at Dhs30. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 7pm, Sunday to Thursday.

The London Project, Bluewaters Island, Dubai, 4pm to 7pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs30. Tel: (054) 306 1822. @thelondonprojectdubai



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What: A six-hour long happy hour every day, with selected drinks priced at Dhs29

If you really love a happy hour, then we think you’ll love this one. An extra-long happy hour runs from 2pm to 8pm at Trattoria in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah every single day. Selected drinks, including cocktails are priced at Dhs29. It’s Dhs179 for a bottle of Prosecco and Dhs49 for an accompanying food platter. We’re in.

Trattoria, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 2pm to 8pm, Dhs29. Tel: 800 666353.

Twenty Three

What: Selected house drinks for Dhs13

To celebrate reopening, Twenty Three is offering selected wine, spirits and beer, priced at Dhs13 during its daily happy hour slot, from 4.23pm to 7.23pm, as well as a new one from 11pm to 11.59pm. To enjoy the special rate, simply order some delicious dishes from the bites menu. Even better, you’ll get 23 per cent off food all day, every day.

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Twenty Three, 23rd floor, Grand Plaza Movenpick, Dubai Media City, daily 4.23pm to 7.23pm, 11pm to 11.59pm, Dhs13. Tel: (054) 723 1425.


What: Happy hour, every hour

The only thing we like more than happy hour is happy hour, every hour. That’s exactly what you’ll get at cool Dubai bar UBK. Sit under the cute canopy in the air-conditioned terrace, where there’s English pub garden vibes. A selection of house drinks, including beers, wines and spirits, are available for Dhs32.

UBK, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A,  JLT, Dubai, 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 438 0000.

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