Who’s up for a little brainwork?
Looking for an alternative mid-week night out? Gather your group’s best brainboxes, and test your knowledge at one of the city’s top quiz nights.
With one almost every night of the week, you can call your friends and have an impromptu games night when it takes your fancy.
Whether you’re a history buff or mad on music, be sure to bring your A-game…
Sunday: Rose & Crown
The Rose & Crown is a great little spot in Al Habtoor City with a traditional English pub feel – there’s even a red telephone box outside. Their quiz on a Sunday gives you the chance to win some seriously cool prizes like tickets to La Perle. Even better, it’s free entry to play.
The Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, 7.30pm onwards, Sundays, free entry. Tel: (04) 437 0022. roseandcrowndubai.com
Monday: The Lion by Nick & Scott
Test your knowledge while tucking into some top pub grub at The Lion by Nick & Scott with their weekly quiz night. Running from 7.30pm, each week the venue will award the 1st place team a Dhs500 voucher, with 2nd place receiving a Dhs300 voucher, and 3rd place taking away a Dhs200 voucher to spend the next time they visit.
The Lion by Nick & Scott, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7.30pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 359 2366. theliondubai.ae
This urban British spot in JLT gives off a comfortable pub garden type of feel outside, with soft wooden furniture and a relaxed atmosphere. Hit up their quiz night every Monday for some lighthearted fun. It’s free to enter, too.
UBK, Movenpick Hotel, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 8.30pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 438 0000. movenpick.com
Monday: Crown & Lion
The Crown & Lion is unashamedly British, bringing all the traditions of a local pub with it – think brass, brick and wood interiors with dart boards, pool tables and sports screens. Their quiz night ‘Quiz and Play Your Cards’ will test your general knowledge with a chance to win prizes every Monday.
Ground Floor, Byblos Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Tecom, Dubai, 8.30pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 488 8000. bybloshoteldubai.com
Monday: Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown
Bust some brain cells at Manzil Downtown with their weekly trivia night, which takes place at Nezesaussi Grill. Priced at Dhs149 for quiz entry, a main course and three beverages, quiz-goers are invited to sign up as soloists, and will then be put into teams on the night.
Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 10pm, Monday, Dhs149. Tel: (04) 428 5928. vida-hotels.com
Monday: Links, Address Montgomerie
At Links at Address Montgomerie, you can test your knowledge with their weekly quiz every Monday from 8pm. There’s fun prizes to be won, and food and beverages are served a la carte.
Links, Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills, 8pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 363 1276. themontgomerie.com
Monday: Spike Bar
The city’s longest running quiz night takes place every Monday from 8pm at Spike Bar in Emirates Golf Club. Hosted by quizmaster Phil Richardson, it’s five rounds of ten questions, with teams of up to eight people welcome to take part.
Spike, Emirates Golf Club, 8pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 417 9999. dubaigolf.com
Monday: The Clubhouse, Jebel Ali Recreation Club
The quiz night at Jebel Ali’s Clubhouse is back every Monday, and this season it’s a multi-round, interactive quiz with some top prizes to be won.
The Clubhouse, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, 8pm onwards, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 459 5100. facebook.com/JebelAliClubHouse
Monday: Le Petit Belge Motor City
One of the city’s most popular quizzes is hosted by Dubai 92’s Catboy and his wife, Lorra. The weekly quiz takes place at Le Petit Belge Motor City, with rounds covering an array of topics and interactive rounds.
Le Petit Belge, Motor City, 8pm to 10pm, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (050) 228 8297. facebook.com/TheDubaiQuiz
Monday: Eloquent Elephant
Perfect for those who work Downtown, you’re in to win some pretty epic prizes at the Eloquent Elephant’s quiz. Every Monday from 9pm you’ll be challenged with numerous rounds of general knowledge and some fun stuff too.
Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Dubai,8pm to 11pm, Mondays, free entry. Tel: (04) 438 3100. tajhotels.com
Tuesday: McGettigan’s JLT
Get your geek on every Tuesday at McGettigan’s with this free-to-enter quiz night. Hosted by Jono and Rich from Dubai 92, you’ll be tested on general knowledge, pop culture, movies and music and more. The quiz starts at 8pm, with plenty of prizes to be won. Each month it’s a different theme, too.
McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 8pm, Tuesdays, free. Tel: (04) 378 0800. mcgettigans.com
Tuesday: Stoke House
The Tuesday weekly quiz night at Stoke House offers up redeemable food and drink vouchers for its weekly changing prizes. Entry to the quiz is free, and you can enjoy a dinner deal for Dhs105 of a pie and a pint each week.
Stoke House, Damac Hills, Al Hebiah Third District, Dubai, 8pm onwards, Tuesdays, Dhs105. Tel: (04) 245 3939. stokehouse.ae
Tuesday: The Duck Hook
The Duck Hook have recently launched their ‘Rule the Roost’ quiz, happening every other Tuesday. Free to enter, the quiz covers everything from music, puzzles, picture rounds and general knowledge. It’s taking little break during Ramadan, but will be restarting again in June.
The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Course, Dubai, from 7.30pm, every other Tuesday , free entry. Tel: 800 666 353. facebook.com/theduckhookdxb
Sports City’s Kickers bar runs its quiz night every Tuesday evening. Hosted by quizmaster Alistair Sword, the two-hour quiz tests your general knowledge through several rounds, and prizes include tech gadgets and food and drink vouchers.
Kickers, Dubai Sports City, 8pm to 10pm, Tuesdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 448 1001. kickerssportsbar.ae
A new one on the quiz night scene, Publique is the Alpine-inspired bar and restaurant at Madinat Jumeirah. They recently held two Game of Thrones themed quiz nights and have Harry Potter themed nights on May 29 (already fully booked) and June 6 – so hurry to secure your spot.
Publique, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 8pm to 1opm, Wednesdays, free. Tel: (04) 430 8550. publique.ae
Wednesday: The Tap House
The Tap House is a gastropub with a cosy atmosphere, sitting beachside at popular Palm Jumeirah spot, Club Vista Mare. Running from 8pm every other Wednesday, their fun quiz covers everything from music to ‘fake news’, with loads of brain-busting rounds to get involved with. Get your friends together in teams of three to six people.
The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Jumeriah, 8pm to 10pm, every other Wednesday from January 9, free. Tel (04) 514 3778. Facebook.com/TheTapHouse
Wednesday: Garden on 8
The Garden on 8 quiz takes place every Wednesday and aims to test your general knowledge on everything from politics to music. Head down early to take advantage of happy hour from 4pm to 8pm.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, 8pm to 10pm, Wednesdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
Thursday: Reform Social & Grill
For those who fancy a more relaxed Thursday night out, the weekly quiz night at popular gastropub, Reform in The Lakes offers a cosy spot to gather your friends and test your knowledge. Its Dhs120 per person which includes unlimited bites from the BBQ and three live cooking stations.
Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, 9pm to 11pm, Thursdays, Dhs120. Tel: (04) 454 2638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Saturday: Mr Miyagis
Mr Miyagis is the bold, brash hangout at Media One. Their quiz every Saturday night includes fun general knowledge questions, crowd karaoke and live entertainment.
Mr Miyagi’s, Level 9, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 10pm, Saturdays, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 4207489. mrmiyagisdubai.com
Saturday: Barrel 12
One for the sports fans, Barrel 12 on The Palm dedicates its Saturday afternoons to testing your knowledge on all things sport. Running from 1pm to 3pm, the free entry quiz is hosted by DJ Danny Leese, and comes with prizes including brunch for four, beer buckets or a dinner cruise for two.
Barrel 12, Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah, 1pm to 3pm, Saturdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 552 4000. facebook.com/barrel12dxb