Who’s ready for the weekend?
Planning your weekend but don’t want to break the bank? Luckily, there are plenty of venues across Dubai offering top drinks deals that last even longer on the weekend. From extended happy hours to extra long brunches, we’ve rounded up the best weekend drinks deals in Dubai.
You can thank us later.
Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina
Big screen TVs, private booths, billiards/pool tables, old-school arcade games and good food. What more could you want from a sports pub? With a huge screen (and lots of little ones), you won’t miss even an inch of the action. Even better, their Friday happy hour runs for a full 12 hours on a Friday, from 2pm to 2am.
Nezesaussi Grill Dubai Marina, Address Dubai Marina, daily 4pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 8883444. addresshotels.com
Whilst it might not be a ‘happy hour’ per se, it’s worth mentioning that Q43 have just announced a brand new seven hour drinks deal, happening every Friday, that’s easy on the purse strings. For Dhs250, you can get unlimited selected beverages from 6pm to 1am. Friday night sorted.
Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 6pm to 1am, Fridays, Dhs250 for unlimited house beverages. Tel: (04) 443 5403. q43dubai.com
Looking for a new Thursday after-work spot? Atelier M might just be it. With amazing Marina views that are synonymous with Pier 7, their happy hour runs for six hours every Thursday, from 6pm to 12am with selected drinks between Dhs30 and Dhs35.
Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Thursdays 6pm to 12am, selected drinks Dhs30 to Dhs35. Tel: 04 450 7766. atelierm.ae
Although this isn’t exactly covering the weekend, it’s still good to know that from Saturday to Thursday, popular Irish spot McGettigans do an eight-hour happy hour deal from 12pm to 9pm where you can get up to 40 per cent off house drinks starting from Dhs30.
McGettigans JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, happy hour, Saturday to Thursday 12pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai
Guests at Media City spot Qwerty can enjoy an extended happy hour every Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 7pm, with house drinks two-for-one. While the weather is still a bit too hot to sit outside, there’s a great atmosphere inside too.
Qwerty, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, 1pm to 7pm, Friday & Saturday. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
This cosy little chalet-type spot at Mall of the Emirates will give you four drinks or three drinks and a meal for Dhs145 from 4pm to 12am on Thursdays to Saturdays. You could even double up for that price.
Apres, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, Thursday to Saturday 4pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 341 2575. facebook.com/apresmoe
This relaxed beach bar shows all kinds of sports from football to cricket and rugby. Every Friday and Saturday, take advantage of their Dhs155 “Palm Weekender” deal, which will get you four drinks and a meal or five drinks if you’re feeling thirsty. That’s Dhs31 per drink.
Bidi Bondi, Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Friday and Saturday. Tel: (04) 427 0515. facebook.com/bidibondi.palmshoreline
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 at Casa De Tapas 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
Pizza Express Live
This fab live music venue isn’t just about the pizza. They do a happy hour every day from 4pm to 8pm, then on a Thursday evening they do a drunch package from 8pm to 11pm where you’ll get five drinks for Dhs150 – that should be enough to get you up dancing.
Pizza Express Live, Dubai, 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 566 5722. pizzaexpress.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. Every hour is happy hour here with selected house beverages costing Dhs30. There’s loads of games like pool, darts and foosball to tackle inside too.
UBK, Movenpick Hotel, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Sat to Wed 12pm to 2am, Thurs & Fri 12pm to 3am. 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 serve up hearty 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 & 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 Irish fare as its other counterparts in Dubai, but with the bonus of the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah setting. They have TV screens for sports, music nights aplenty and a happy hour running from 2pm to 8pm on a Saturday.
McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 2pm to 8pm, Saturdays. Tel: (04) 447 0219. mcgettigans.com
The Canadian-inspired Weslodge keeps the party going into Sunday with their all-night Saturday happy hour. Guests can take advantage of two-for-one on selected drinks from doors opening at 5.30pm until midnight.
JW Marriot Marquis Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, 5.30pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 560 1700. weslodge.ae
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