Dubai’s longest happy hours: park yourself at these Dubai bars

If three hours isn’t enough…

You never have to travel far for happy hour deals in Dubai – but not all happy hours are created equal. If you’re looking to settle in for the long haul, join one of Dubai’s longest happy hours, where you can score five, seven, eight or nine hours of discounted drinks – plus a handful of places where happy hour never ends.

All day, every day: UBK

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The only thing we like more than happy hour is happy hour, every hour. That’s exactly what you get at the cool Dubai bar UBK. Take a seat under the cute canopy on the air-conditioned terrace, which has the atmosphere of an English pub garden. A selection of house drinks, including beers, wines and spirits, are available all day, every day for DHS 33.

UBK, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT, Dubai, daily from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Phone: (04) 438 0000. movenpick.com

All Day, Every Day: The Notorious

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The Notorious is a casual new Irish pub that invites you to leave all the fuss and frills at the door. At the moment there is a brilliant happy hour for beer drinkers, with selected pints all day long for 35 Dhs.

The Notorious, DoubleTree By Hilton Dubai, JBR, Dubai, Mon-Fri 12pm to midnight, Sat & Sun 10am to 1am. Tel: (0)56 9497435. thenotoriouspig.xyz

All day, every day: Icon Bar & Lounge

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For brilliantly priced happy hour drinks and a place to relax without the fuss or frills, head to Icon Bar & Lounge in Media City. This has got to be the best happy hour deal in town – with select drinks costing Dhs29 all day every day.

Icon Bar & Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 366 9186. radissonhotels.com

9am: Roaring Rabbit

Roaring Rabbit is one of the newer spots on the Palm, located in the Taj Exotica hotel. It offers a daily happy hour from 5-8pm, but on Fridays it plays host to one of Palm Jumeirah’s best value drinks, with 50 percent off select drinks from noon to 9pm.

9am: Nelson’s

For traditional pub vibes, head to Nelson’s in Barsha Heights for an eight-hour happy hour from noon to 8pm, followed by a second one-hour happy hour from 12:30pm to 1:30am. Offers apply to bottled and draft beer, house wine and beer.

Nelsons, Media Rotana, Barsha Heights, Dubai, happy hour from 12pm-8pm and 12:30pm-1:30am. Tel: (0)4 435 0011. mediarotana.com

8 am: Jazz@PizzaExpress

This great JLT bar is always busy – popular for its live music and of course pizza. Happy hour runs daily from noon to 8pm with select drinks from Dhs27, and it even extends for 13 blissful hours on Mondays, from noon to 1am. The happy hour also comes with a dinner-and-drinks deal, with 5 bottles of beer and a classic pizza for Dhs150.

Jazz@PizzaExpress, Movenpick Hotel, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 441 6342. pizzaexpress.ae/jazzpizzaexpress

8 a.m.: Hoxton

Occupying the space left by Ax House, Hoxton is described as an urban bar and eatery and is open daily from noon to 2am. The same urban graffitied interiors, neon red signs and best of all – the play area – were left behind when the venue changed names. So you can still get your air hockey or pool when you visit this London-cool bar. Happy hour runs every day from noon to 8pm with a 50 percent discount on select drinks.

Hoxton Dubai, Armada Bluebay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, daily from 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Tel: (04) 395 8888. Facebook.com/HoxtonDubai

8am: Hi Five Dubai

This casual Internet City bar has many great offers throughout the week. Happy hour runs from noon to 8pm every day, with select drinks for Dhs 25.

Hello five, Holiday Inn Express Dubai, Internet City. Phone: (0)55 537 7714. hifivedxb.com

8am: JB’s Gastropub

For happy hour deals on JBR, get eight long hours of happiness every day at JB’s Gastropub. During happy hour, there are special prices on select cocktails, wine, beer and spirits from noon to 8pm, plus house drink offers from midnight to closing at 2am for the night owls.

JB’s Gastropub, Amwaj Rotana, JBR, Dubai, daily from 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Phone: (0)4 428 2000, rotana.com

8 am: Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen

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Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen has an excellent (and quite expansive) spot on the twinkling waterways of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Happy hour runs from noon to 8pm every day with select drinks for Dhs35. There are also special offers on buckets of beer, from Dhs 155.

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 10am to 2am daily. Phone: (0)58 599 4659. mezzaninedubai.com

8am: TJs

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TJ’s, the cozy neighborhood sports café in Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, has a cool industrial-chic design, with high tables, floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace. Every day there is a happy hour with a 50 percent discount on select beers, wine and spirits from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

TJ’s, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, open Saturday to Wednesday 11am to 1am, Thursday and Friday 11am to 2am. Tel: (04) 5741 111. tajhotels.com

8 a.m.: McGettigan’s JLT

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McGettigan’s, a JLT institution, has happy hour for eight hours every day except Saturdays. This famous Irish watering hole serves a whole range of draft beers and ciders from Dhs33, bottled beer from Dhs32, wine from Dhs32 and spirits for Dhs30.

MgGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, JLT, Dhs10 drinks from 12pm to 10pm. phone: (0)4 356 0470. mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai

8am: Nara Pan Asian

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Known for its lively weekend brunches and fashionable Asian menu, this JLT hotspot also delivers an epic happy hour deal every day. Enjoy selected draft and bottled beers, house spirits, wine and cocktails from 12 noon to 8pm.

Nara Pan Asian Restaurant & Lounge, Cluster A, Lake Level, JLT, 12 noon-8pm daily. Phone: (0)4 421 1356. naradxb.com

7am: Phileas Foggs

Enjoy some top happy hour deals overlooking the greens at Phileas Foggs. This super-sized sports bar and pub has already become a regular family favorite for its array of daily specials, including a seven-hour happy hour Monday through Friday.

Phileas Foggs, address Montgomerie, Dubai, open daily from 8am to 2am. phone: (0) 4 572 4477. @phileasfoggdubai

7 o’clock: Claw BBQ

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If you’re watching your wallet this weekend, head to Claw BBQ in Souk Al Bahar for happy hour, which takes place every day from noon to 7pm. During happy hour you can get selected wines, bottled beers and spirits, house wine and cocktails from €30 and a range of draft beers from €35.

Claw BBQ, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, happy hour every day from 12pm to 7pm. Tel: (0)4 432 2300. clawbbq.com

7am: Palm Bay

If you fancy an alfresco happy hour, give Palm Bay a try. Located on the beach at Club Vista Mare on the Palm, it’s always busy. Happy hour runs from noon to 7pm every day except Friday and Saturday

Palm Bay, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, happy hour from 12pm to 7pm, Sunday through Thursday. Tel: (04) 554 2665. @palmbaydubai

6am: Joe’s Backyard, Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse

The second offering from Joe’s Backyard Gastropub, where pub and alfresco fun converge on the Jumeirah Islands, offers six hours of happy hour drinks from Dhs29 every Tuesday to Sunday between 2 and 8pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, the four-hour weekend happy hour is from 4-8pm.

Joe’s Backyard, Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse, Mon-Thurs 2pm to 1am, Fri to Sun 12pm to 1am. Tel: (058) 998 8590, jumeirahislandsclubhouse.com

5am: Gastropub Distillery

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You’ll find the cool hipster hangout Distillery Gastropub in the heart of Downtown Dubai with its chic beer garden offering fantastic views of the Burj Khalifa. It’s a perfect social spot after work with soft jazz music floating across the scene and there’s a daily happy hour from 3-8pm.

Distillery Gastropub, Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, open Sunday to Thursday from 3pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 3am. Tel: (0)54 998 2003. distillerydubai.com

5 a.m.: The Duck Hook

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This cozy gastropub in the Dubai Hills Golf Club offers special offers on select beers, wines and spirits between 3pm and 8pm, with prices starting at Dhs 33. There are also bottles of wine from Dhs 150.

The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Club, daily from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. count: 800 666353. facebook.com/theduckhookdxb

5 a.m.: Goose Island

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Five Jumeirah Village’s fun sports bar offers a five-hour happy hour every Monday through Thursday between 4 and 9 p.m., and on Fridays it extends to eight from noon to 8 p.m. Also on weekends there are still drink deals, with happy hours on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm. With the deal you get two drinks for the price of one.

Goose Island Tap House, Five Jumeirah Village, JVC, Mon-Thurs 4pm to 2am, Fri 12pm to 3am, Sat & Sun 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 455 9989. fivehotelsandresorts.com

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