Because what are drinks without dinner?
We’re not saying we aren’t grateful for the free drinks, we really are. It’s just that sometimes the ladies of Dubai crave something a little more substantial than a liquid dinner.
The good news is, many restaurants across Dubai now include food deals as part of their ladies’ night offerings. Whether it’s a discount on the total bill, a special set menu, or even a free dessert, on certain nights of the week you can tuck into a decent feed for next to nothing.
Here are 15 of our favourites…
Sunday: The City Grill
Fans of South African cuisine will enjoy The City Grill’s Pink African ladies’ night. Guests can enjoy three complimentary pink drinks plus an ‘African treat’ for Dhs140. Included in the treat is a meat platter including beef ribs, steak, borewors, lamb chops, pap and chicken. The Habtoor City bar also has a soulful live singer from 8pm and guys in mixed groups can enjoy 40 per cent off drinks.
The City Grill, The Atrium, Habtoor City, Sundays, 8pm to midnight, Dhs140. Tel: (04) 437 0088. thecitygrillsteakhouse.com
Every Sunday, Babiole has a lively ladies’ night called Blush. Ladies can enjoy a three-course dinner plus unlimited cocktails for Dhs145 or three-course dinner, two oysters and unlimited house spirits for Dhs195. They also offer a similar deal every Thursday, where you’ll pay Dhs195 for three courses and unlimited drinks or Dhs245 including oysters.
Babiole, Level 44, Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sundays, 7.30pm to 1am, from Dhs145. Tel: (04) 437 0077. babioledubai.com
Monday: La Carnita
At this urban Mexican street food hotspot in Dubai Marina, ladies can enjoy five selected beverages for Dhs99, or pay Dhs150 and enjoy a set menu of delicious Mexican sharing dishes and free flowing Margaritas for two hours.
La Carnita, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, 6pm onwards, Mondays, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 425 4030. lacarnita.ae
Ladies who hit up Peruvian hotspot Lima on Tuesdays can enjoy three complimentary drinks. Alternatively for Dhs130 the girls can enjoy a three-course set menu which comes with unlimited drinks. The tasty menu includes Lima’s signature dishes such as salmon tiradito, chifa chicken rice and a choice of Andean sorbets.
Lima, The Square, City Walk, Tuesdays, 8pm to midnight. Tel: (056) 500 4571. limadubai.com
Grab a group of your favourite girls for Ammos’ ladies’ night It’s All Greek To Me. For Dhs195 per person, girls can enjoy a Greek mezze platter and a bottle of house red or white wine. Girls can also redeem 50 per cent off additional bottle of wine.
Ammos Greek, Rixos Premium, JBR, Tuesdays, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs195. Tel: (052) 777 9473. ammosgreek.com
Nothing says premium indulgence quite like a Prime68 steak night, and on Tuesdays ladies take control. Girls can enjoy a customised main course and three accompanying drinks for Dhs199 every Tuesday, followed by an after-party at Vault.
Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Tuesdays, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 414 3000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Tuesday: The Scene
The Scene’s ladies’ night is a stalwart of the Pier 7 circuit (four other restaurants in the tower also have Tuesday ladies’ nights), and you’ll definitely want to head here first for dinner before a big night of partying. Enjoy two courses of The Scene’s signature dishes and three free drinks for Dhs149.
The Scene, Level Four, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Tuesdays, 5pm onwards, Dhs149. Tel: (04) 422 2328. thescenedubai.com
Tuesday: folly by Nick & Scott
Dine at gorgeous rooftop restaurant folly on a Tuesday, and girls will receive three complimentary drinks. There’s a minimum spend of Dhs50 per lady for the food, but with so many delicious options it won’t be difficult to reach.
folly by Nick & Scott, Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, Tuesdays, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 430 8535. folly.ae
Tuesday: Il Faro
Il Faro on The Palm not only looks adorable (it’s set in a little lighthouse overlooking the water), but it has a fab ladies’ night deal, too. For Dhs150 each, you get unlimited pizza and free-flowing prosecco. You can even bring the boys along to this one – they’ll enjoy the same deal for Dhs195 each.
Azure Residences, The Palm Jumeirah, Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 568 3137. ilfaro.ae
Sleek JBR steakhouse STK not only hands out free drinks from 7pm to 1am, but it also has a set menu for the girls priced at Dhs199 for two courses, or Dhs239 for three. Ladies can enjoy five free drinks for the first sitting and three for the second as well as STK signatures like Lil’ Brgs, the 150g fillet steak with STK sauce and french fries, roasted salmon, crème brulee and the much-loved cheesecake. At STK Downtown, avail the same dinner deal with unlimited drinks.
STK, Rixos Premium, JBR, Tuesdays, 7pm to 1am, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 323 0061. facebook.com/STKDUBAIJBR
Wednesday: Maiden Shanghai
Popular Asian restaurant Maiden Shanghai has a weekly ladies’ night which includes a delicious dinner. Dine on three courses and enjoy three drinks for Dhs150 per person. After, if you want to carry on a little later, you can get another three drinks for Dhs100.
Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Wednesdays, 7pm onwards, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 247 5222. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Wednesday: Mr Miyagi’s
This lively Asian hotspot’s famous Lady’s & Boys night offers ladies a three-course dinner and two hours of unlimited drinks for Dhs99. Guys can get in on the action too with three courses and one drink for Dhs99. The menu includes favourites like bao, pad thai, katsu curry and maki rolls, and there’s roaming karaoke so you have the chance to belt out your favourite cheesy hits (if you’re looking for us, we’ll be the ones who sound uncannily like Mariah).
Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Wednesdays, 5pm to 3am, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com
Wednesday: Fogo de Chão
Meat lovin’ ladies, you’re in for a real treat. You’ll get unlimited bites from the Brazilian Churrasco experience (which usually costs Dhs299), as well as unlimited complimentary beverages from a selection of wine and cocktails for Dhs199. If you’re not hungry, you can still get unlimited drinks for Dhs99.
Fogo de Chão, Central Park Towers, DIFC, Wednesdays, 7pm to 12am, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 343 8867. fogodechao.com
Thursday: Hillhouse Brasserie
Found in the leafy surroundings of Dubai Hills Golf Club, Hillhouse Brasserie invites ladies to ring in the weekend with a tasty ladies’ night deal every Thursday. Priced at Dhs199, ladies can enjoy a three course menu plus three drinks from 6pm onwards. Select from starters like shrimp cocktail and crispy confit and smoked duck, mains such as seasonal mushroom and salted walnut risotto, or a house-spiced chicken burger and finish your meal with hot rhubarb and custard doughnuts, Scandinavian iced berries with warm white chocolate ganache or a Tokyo trifle.
Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills, 6pm to 11.30pm, Thursdays, Dhs199. Facebook.com/Hillhousebrasserie
Thursday: Hi Five
New after-work spot Hi Five has a Thursday ladies’ night every week. Girls can enjoy three complimentary beverages, or for Dhs99 enjoy one main course and unlimited beverages from 5pm until 3am. The Media City bar has a wide selection of tasty pub grub to choose from including nachos, burgers and pizza.
Hi Five, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Media City, Thursdays, 5pm to 3am (arrive before 11pm), Dhs99. Tel: (055) 537 7714. hifivedxb.com