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 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 21 Thursday happy hour deals in Dubai to kickstart your weekend. 


If you need a little bit of snow in Dubai, head to Apres bar in Mall of the Emirates for 50 per cent off selected drinks from 8pm until midnight.

Apres, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai happy hour from 8pm. Tel: (04) 341 2575. @apresdubai


Asil Dubai

Stunning Arabic-inspired restaurant Asil serves up a range of selected beverages for Dhs30 between 1pm and 7pm, Sunday to Thursday. Bag a seat on the terrace for some stunning sunset views.

Asil, Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, happy hour 1pm and 7pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 520 0055. @asildubai

Atelier M

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For amazing views in the heart of the Dubai Marina, head to Atelier M. Enjoy selected drinks from Dhs25.

Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, happy hour daily from 6pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 450 7766. @ateliermdubai


Barasti is one of Dubai’s most popular beachside spots and for good reason. Happy hour runs Saturday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.

Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com

Bidi Bondi’s

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Longstanding Australian surf bar Bidi Bondi’s serves up Dhs35 drinks during happy hour from noon to 7pm, or grab yourself a palm strip which includes four house drinks and a meal or five house drinks.

Bidi Bondi, Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 7pm or Dhs196 for palm strip all day. Tel: 04 427 0515. @bidibondidxb

Bla Bla

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JBR’s hot new beach club has one pool, three restaurants and 20 bars so you’ll never be stuck for choice. Happy hour runs from 5pm to 8pm on the terrace and 6pm to 8pm in The Tent with selected beverages priced at Dhs30.

Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, open 8am to 3am daily. Tel: (0)58 606 3535. @blabladubai


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 runs from 4.30pm to 7.30pm with house beverages priced at Dhs30.

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


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, priced at Dhs32 from 4pm to 7pm.

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

Baby Q

If you live or work around Media City, longstanding Dubai bar Baby Q 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.

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

Flair 5


Ultra-chic outdoor bar Flair 5 has just extended its happy hour, which now runs from 12pm to 8pm with selected drinks and bites for Dhs40.

Fair 5, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, 12pm to 8pm daily. Tel: (04) 372 2395. @flair.5

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

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

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 Dhs23.

McGettigan’s, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, happy hour 12pm to 9pm, Thursdays. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com


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 with drinks priced from Dhs22 from 5pm to 8pm.

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


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

Palm Bay

If you’re in the mood for some al fresco happy hour-ing, give Palm Bay a try. Situated beach-side at Club Vista Mare on the Palm, its always busy. Happy hour runs from 12pm to 7pm every day except Friday. On Thursdays between 7pm and 10pm, it’s two-for-one on twenty different cocktails and five sharing cocktails. Cheers, indeed.

Palm Bay, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour 12pm to 7pm, Saturday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 554 2665. @palmbaydubai


One for the Downtown Dubai city-slickers, Roberto’s has a gorgeous outdoor terrace. Happy hour drinks are priced 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 12pm to 6pm. Tel: (04) 386 0066. robertos.ae


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 7pm, with drinks priced from Dhs35.

SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 7pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 245 5555. sobedubai.com

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. Selected house beverages and bites are Dhs30 in the happy hour which runs from 4pm to 7pm.

The London Project, Bluewaters Island Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 7pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (054) 306 1822. facebook.com/TheLondonProjectDubai

Ting Irie

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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


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

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