32 Thursday happy hour deals in Dubai to kickstart your weekend
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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 Dhs23.
Some are probably familiar watering holes, others you might not have heard of.
Here are 32 Thursday happy hour deals in Dubai to kickstart your weekend.
Speakeasy bar and restaurant Americano is a sure-fire winner for a night (or day) out. It serves up a fantastic happy hour on weekdays from 12pm to 5pm, offering two-for-one on all house beverages including espresso martini’s and Aperol spritz.
Americano, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, open Sun to Wed 12pm to 1am, Thurs & Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 584 6475. @americanodubai
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
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
Popular after-work bar Baby Q in Media One Hotel offers 50 per cent off food and beverages in its daily happy hour which extends right through the weekend, from 5pm to 8pm.
Baby Q, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (04) 443 5403. @babyqdubai
Barasti is one of Dubai’s most popular beachside spots and for good reason. Happy hour runs Saturday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm with a great buy-one-get-one-free deal on selected beverages.
Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com
JBR’s hot new beach club has one pool, two restaurants and 20 bars so you’ll never be stuck for choice. Happy hour runs every Sunday to Thursday with selected beverages priced at Dhs30. Times vary depending on where you go: Rooftop outdoor 6pm to 8pm; Irish bar and Record Room 5pm to 8pm; The Tent 6pm to 8pm; Back room 7pm to 8pm.
Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, open 8am to 3am daily. Tel: (0)58 606 3535. @blabladubai
Fantastic alfresco sports bar, Black Goose offers you buy-one-get-one-free on selected house beverages between 5pm to 7pm, Saturday to Thursday. Get your crew together to watch the sports on one of the big screens.
Black Goose, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 315 3861. @blackgoosedubai
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 3.30pm to 7.30pm with house beverages priced at Dhs38.
Boca, Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, happy hour 3.30pm 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, daily happy hour 4pm to 7pm. Tel: (04) 511 7373. bussoladubai.com
Garden on 8
For an evening spent feeling like you’re in an English pub garden, visit Garden on 8 in Dubai’s Media One Hotel. Every day from 4pm, you can tuck into one of their delicious pizzas and wash it down with a selected beer for Dhs99. On Tuesdays, a burger and a drink is Dhs99 from 6pm onwards. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 8pm every day.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, Saturday to Wednesday 12pm to 12am, Friday and Saturday 12pm until late. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
Goose Island Tap House
Goose Island Tap House is the daily new pub at JVC, with pub grub, music and games. The down-to-earth spot runs happy hour from 5pm to 9pm, Sunday to Thursday with selected drinks at special prices.
Goose Island Tap House, Five Jumeirah Village, JVC, 5pm to 9pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (0)4 45 59989. @gooseislanddxb
Occupying the space left behind by Axe House, Hoxton is described as an urban bar and eatery and opens daily from noon until 2am. The same urban, graffitied interiors, neon red signs and best of all – the games area – stayed behind when the venue changed names. So, you can still get your fix of air hockey or pool when you check out this London-cool bar. Happy hour runs from 12pm to 8pm every day with 50 per cent off selected beverages.
Hoxton Dubai, Armada Bluebay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 395 8888. Facebook.com/HoxtonDubai
Lah Lah at Zabeel House is fast becoming a popular Dubai haunt, with its industrial-meets-botanical decor and relaxed atmosphere. Happy hour runs every day from 4pm to 8pm.
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, Sunday to Friday, with buy-one-get-one-free on selected drinks, and the same deal runs from 12pm to 8pm on Saturdays.
Lock, Stock & Barrelm Rixos Premium JBR, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, happy hour Sun to Fri 4pm to 8pm, Sat 2pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 392 7120. lsbdubai.com
You’re always in for a treat if you head to Pier 7 with its stunning views of Dubai Marina. Check out luxe jungle-themed bar Mama Zonia for a cool setting. You can enjoy up to 50 per cent off selected beverages between 4pm and 8pm, Saturday to Thursday.
Mama Zonia, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Saturday to Thursday 12pm to 1am, Fri and Sat, 1pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 240 4747.
McGettigan’s is the place to go for a fuss-free evening and top Irish craic. There’s a 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 (offer available Saturday to Thursday) offering house drinks from Dhs23.
McGettigan’s, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, happy hour 12pm to 8pm 12pm to 9pm, Thursdays. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com
For a little extra flavour on your Thursday evening, head to Miss Lily’s. Every day from 6pm to 8pm there are some great deals, including selected house beverages for Dhs35, chicken wings for Dhs4, Lily’s Patties at Dhs30, Chicken Cocobun Burger for Dhs85, and Lily’s Burger for Dhs95.
Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, 6pm to 8pm, daily. Tel: (0)4 356 2900. misslilys.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 from 5pm to 8pm every day.
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 happy hour runs from 5pm to 8pm with selected house beverages such as beer, wine and spirits priced at Dhs30.
Oeno, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, happy hour Saturday to Thursday 5pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 511 7373. facebook.com/oenodubai
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
If you love a two-for-one deal, you’ll love the happy hour at Media City bar Qwerty. Enjoy two house beverages for the price of one between 5pm and 7pm, Sunday to Thursday.
Qwerty, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 7pm. mediaonehotel.com
One for the Downtown Dubai city-slickers, Roberto’s has a gorgeous outdoor terrace. The aperitivo offering runs daily from 3pm to 8pm every day with selected beers priced from Dhs32, and wines and spirits priced from Dhs35.
Roberto’s, Building 1, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, happy hour 3pm to 8pm daily. 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 5pm to 6pm, Saturday to Thursday, with drinks priced from Dhs35.
SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 6pm, Saturday 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 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 happy hour from 12pm to 8pm, Sunday to Thursday, with 50 percent off selected food and beverages. The deal doesn’t run on Saturdays, and on Fridays it runs from 6pm 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
Head to British-style pub Tipsy Lion to enjoy happy hour prices on selected food and drinks every day from 5pm to 8pm. You’ll find the Tipsy Lion on the 8th floor of Sofitel Dubai Downtown. As well as inviting you for drinks and dining, there are also plenty of games such as pool, table football and drink pong.
Tipsy Lion, Rooftop, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sun to Wed 5pm to 2am, Thurs 5pm to 3am, Fri 1pm to 3am, Sat 1pm to 2am. @tipsyliondubai
TJ’s, the friendly neighbourhood sports cafe in Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers has just reopened its doors. With a cool industrial-chic design, with high tables, floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace, this ground-floor spot is the perfect casual hangout venue. Hearty dishes include nachos, pizzas, pies and burgers. Oh, and there’s an eight-hour happy hour that runs Saturday to Wednesday with 50 percent off selected beverages. On Thursdays and Fridays the same deal runs from 12pm to 6pm.
TJ’s, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, open 11am to 1am Saturday to Wednesday, 11am to 2am Thurs & Fri. Tel: (04) 5741 111. tajhotels.com
For happy hour with an Italian accent, enjoy L’Ora Felice at Trattoria, in Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Running from 12pm until 7pm each day, it includes your favourite drinks with a twist (think espresso martinis with ice cream), from Dhs35. You can also pop a bottle of sparkling for Dhs179.
Trattoria, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 12pm to 7pm. Tel: 800 666353. jumeirah.com
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
Ultra-chic bar and restaurant, Twenty Three is offering selected wine, spirits and beer, priced at Dhs23 during its daily happy hour slot, from 4.23pm to 7.23pm. Hungry? Try the Angus beef sliders or ginger miso chicken bites. Now the weather has cooled down, we recommend bagging a spot on the stunning outdoor terrace, from where you’ll have amazing views of the glittering city.
Twenty Three, 23rd floor, Grand Plaza Movenpick, Dubai Media City, open daily 4pm to 1am. Tel: (054) 723 1425. movenpick.com
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For chilled pub-style vibes, check out longstanding bar and restaurant UBK in JLT. It’s happy hour all day every day, from 12pm to 1am, at UBK with selected house beverages priced from Dhs32, plus selected bottles of red, white, rose and sparkling wine for Dhs99. Every Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 5pm, if you bring your four-legged friend, you’ll receive a 50 per cent discount on your total food bill.
UBK, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, open 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 438 0000. @ubkdubai
For beachside chills check out Wavebreaker at JBR. From 5pm to 7pm Sunday to Thursday you can enjoy buy-one-get-one on selected beverages. There’s also a new bar bites menu including buffalo chicken wings in signature BBQ sauce and crispy calamari rings. Make sure you head there to catch the sunset, it’s pretty epic.
Wavebreaker, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR, Sun to Thurs 12pm to 11pm, Fri & Sat 10am to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 318 2319. @wavebreaker_jbr