Weekend commencing…

The final snap of the laptop closing on a Thursday evening means the weekend is finally here for most of us. If you’ve lived in Dubai a while, you’ll probably know that celebrating the end of the working week can get a bit costly.

We’re here to help, with 8 great deals, happy hours and offers to make Thursday nights a little less pricey…

1. Sip on 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. 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.

Twenty Three, 23rd floor, Grand Plaza Movenpick, Dubai Media City, open daily 4pm to 10.23pm. Tel: (054) 723 1425. movenpick.com

2. Check out a new ladies’ night brunch… on a yacht


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Two of the things Dubai does really well is a ladies’ night and a yacht party. Well, a brand new Thursday ladies’ night has launched, and it takes place on the Lotus Mega Yacht. It’s part of a new sunset series of yacht events named DXSea, marketed by global lifestyle brand, Candypants. You’ll get three hours of unlimited selected drinks and food brought to your table. The guys are welcome too.

DXSea ladies’ night, Lotus Mega Yacht, every Thursday from July 9, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs149 ladies, Dhs249 gents. candypants.events

3. Tuck into a post-work meal and drink deal

For those low-key Thursdays, McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat Jumeirah offers a great ‘burger and pint’ deal that’s perfect for a quick post-work catch up. Choose a signature McGettigan’s beef or chicken burger, and wash it down with a pint of selected beer for Dhs89.

McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, every Thursday, Dhs89. Tel: 04 447 0219. mcgettigans.com/madinat-dubai

4. Go on a date night without breaking the bank

Date nights in Dubai can tend to pull a little hard on the purse strings, especially when you’re trying to impress. You can be savvy about it though, as cool Pier 7 restaurant, Atelier M has a great deal. Enjoy a three-course dinner for two including roasted artichoke Tortellini, roasted lamb shank and a delicious salted caramel flan, for Dhs259. Those Dubai Marina views from Atelier M’s rooftop bar will never fail to amaze.

Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6pm to 9pm, Dhs259 for two. Tel: (04) 450 7766. atelierm.ae

5. Feast on a three-course dinner with a bottle of wine

For a chilled out Thursday night catch up with friends, urban Italian restaurant Motorino has just the deal for you. Every day, you can avail a fantastic deal, where 1 starter, two mains, 1 dessert and a bottle of house wine will cost you just Dhs199 per couple.

Motorino, JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai, offer available every day from 5pm to 10pm, Dhs199 per couple. Tel: (04) 814 5918. motorinodubai.com

6. Enjoy unlimited food, drinks and evening pool and beach access


Visiting the pool and beach doesn’t just have to be in the day time. Stunning Dubai beach club, White Beach, invites you to join on Thursday evenings. Sip on bottomless selected drinks, graze on unlimited food and dip and out of the water, with pool and beach access.

White Beach, Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs250 ladies, Dhs300 gents. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantis.com

7. Try a three-course dinner with two hours’ unlimited beverages

If you’ve lived in Dubai for a while, you’ll probably be familiar with cheeky Thai bar, Mr Miyagi’s. Visit on a Thursday night and you can take advantage of a three-course meal, with two hours of unlimited selected beverages for Dhs149.

Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, deal on daily, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs149. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mr-miyagis.com

8. Dip into an evening at one of Dubai’s coolest pools

For a relaxing Thursday evening spent in the pool, head to Cove Beach, which is arguably one of Dubai’s most popular beach clubs at the moment. Entry is Dhs200 which is fully redeemable on food and beverages. The deal is on all day from opening at 10am. The beach closes at 7pm, but the pool is open until 10pm.

Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Island, Dubai, Thursdays, 10am to 10pm, Dhs200 entry redeemable on food and beverage. Tel: (0)50 454 6920. covebeach.com

9. Enjoy happy hour, every hour

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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. movenpick.com

10. Check out an evening brunch

Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah is arguably one of the most fashionable spots in Dubai right now. If you fancy getting a slice of the Insta-worthy action, why not head to its Thursday night brunch? There’s three hours of unlimited house drinks, plus Japanese bites for Dhs250 for ladies and Dhs350 for guys.

Penthouse, Five Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Thursdays, 7.45pm to 10.45pm, Dhs250 ladies, Dhs350 for guys. Tel: (04) 455 9999. fivehotelsandresorts.com

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