Get ready for the weekend…
Planning on catching up with friends over a drink this weekend? There’s always great deals after work on a weekday but when the weekend hits, things can sometimes get a little expensive.
So, just to help, we’ve put together our top picks of all-day (or extended) happy hours for you to while away the weekend. You can thank us later.
Casa De Tapas
If you love nothing more than a jug of sangria and a graze on Spanish tapas then the ‘El Lazy Toro’ happy hour is your new best friend. It’s a little further out, granted, but head down on a Saturday to take advantage of unlimited sangria and selected tapas for Dhs160 from 12pm to 7pm.
Casa De Tapas, Dubai Creek Club St,Dubai, Saturday, 12pm to 7pm, Dhs160 unlimited sangria & selected tapas. Tel: (04) 416 1800. dubaigolf.com
This urban British spot in JLT gives off a comfortable pub garden type of feel outside with soft wooden furniture and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy awesome happy hour deals all weekend (yes, all weekend) from 12pm to 8pm where selected beverages are Dhs30. There’s loads of games like pool, darts and foosball to tackle inside too.
UBK, Movenpick Hotel, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Thurs to Sat, 12pm to 8pm, Dhs30 on selected house beverages. Tel: (04) 438 0000. movenpick.com
Reform Social Bar and Grill
Reform is a popular place to head on a weekend with no preamble. They do great British gastro-pub dishes and a great breakfast. Oh, and a seven hour happy hour every day from 12pm to 7pm for Dhs33 on house beverages. ‘Happy’ now?
Reform Social Bar & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, daily happy hour 12pm to 7pm, Dhs33 on selected house beverages. Tel: (04) 4542638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Ras Beach at Club Vista Mare is the perfect combination of beach bar vibes, pretty setting and great tunes. Their all day happy hour even runs at weekends for a full eight hours, so you can go from day to night in shorts and flip flops watching the sun set over the views of the Palm.
Ras Beach, Unit 1, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour daily from 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 554 2665. facebook.com/RAS-Beach-Vibes
McGettigans Madinat Jumeirah
This branch of Dubai favourite McGettigans at Madinat Jumeirah offers the same hearty aul’ Irish flair as its other counterparts in Dubai, but with the bonus of beautiful blue waters of the Madinat Jumeirah setting. They have TV screens for sports, music nights aplenty and a happy hour running from 2pm to 5pm, followed by a Drunch from 5pm to 8pm on a Friday. They also have a happy hour 2pm til 8pm on a Saturday.
McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 447 0219. mcgettigans.com
Cielo Sky Lounge
Okay this one isn’t technically in the day but, if you have managed to get Sunday off work (or not) this stunning outdoor bar does two-for-one on selected house beverages, cocktails bubbles and bites from 5pm to 2am every Saturday.
Cielo sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai, Saturday, 5pm to 2am, 2-for-1 on selected house beverages. Tel: (04) 416 1800. cielodubai.com
Get in the spirit every day from 12pm to 7pm at Aji’s ‘Spirited Sundowners’ happy hour that serves up buy-one-get-one-free offers on cocktails, wine and beer. Best sipped al fresco from the ample terrace, watching the sunset on another glorious Dubai day.
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. daily happy hour from 12pm to 7pm. Tel: (04) 552 0244. aji.ae
Nara Pan Asian
This new JLT offering is reminiscent of Harajuku, Tokyo, and serves half-price drinks for eight hours from 12pm to 8pm every day. On the weekends, you can pick up a ‘Weekend Vibes’ package that gets you three hours of house drinks for just Dhs169.
Next to Movenpick Hotel, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai. daily happy hour 12pm to 8pm; Weekend Vibes Thur 11pm to 3am, Fri 8pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 421 1356. . naradxb.com
This New-York loft-inspired restaurant combines stylish, chic and urban and makes for a cool weekend hangout. Better yet, it serves selected drinks for a savvy Dhs25 each and every Friday from 12pm to 8pm.
Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai. Fri 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (050) 345 6067. tribeca.ae
No, you’re not seeing double, at Weslodge throughout the week, you can get two-for-one drinks for two hours, and – on Saturday – two-for-one drinks all night. That’s the kind of Saturday deal we’re down for.
JW Marriot Marquis Tower, Business Bay, Dubai. Sun to Thur 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Sat all night from 5.30pm. Tel: (04) 560 1700. weslodge.ae
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