Best Restaurants For Drinks And Snacks In Dubai, UAE

Atlantis The Palm | © Gryffindor/WikiCommons
Atlantis The Palm | © Gryffindor/WikiCommons
Photo of Sarah Lumley
9 February 2017

The best way to wind down is to sit back and catch up with friends over a drink, a delectable food platter and a chat. If you’re based in Dubai, here are our top picks for places to go to enjoy drinks and snacks after work.

Atlantis The Palm | © Anna Anichkova/WikiCommons

'The Shore' at Atlantis The Palm

Restaurant, Middle Eastern
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Looking for somewhere to enjoy a soft drink and delicious snacks next to a pool after a long week of work? The Shore at Atlantis The Palm offers seafood delights and burgers, pizzas and more. This is the perfect way to see in the incoming weekend. There is not only one poolside restaurant at Atlantis The Palm, but two of them. Head over to The Edge for some Tex Mex treats and virgin cocktails to start your night. Happy hour is from 6 to 8pm daily and the dress code is casual, but stylish.

'Shades' at The Address

Bar, Beer
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If you love nothing better than ending your day on a rooftop bar, then Shades is a top pick to consider. Watch as the sun sets over the marina. Enjoy utter relaxation at their chill-out lounge, complete with comfy lounges to kick back on. Overlooking an infinity pool, Shades offers tapas that are great for sharing. It also plays great tunes, helping you unwind after a hard day’s work. Resident DJs keep the vibe alive and you’ll likely end up staying later than expected at this luxury gem.

'Girders' at Jebel Ali Ocean View Hotel

Bar, Pub, British, Pub Grub, $$$
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If you’re looking for a great place to meet friends and watch the game together, look no further. Known as more of a sports bar, this place is a spectacular option for early evening conversation and team cheering. Expect British-style pub grub and BBQ-style food as well as fun featured quiz nights. These are great after a day spent at your desk. Big screens are the name of the game here – it’s a sport fanatic’s ideal place to be as the sun goes down.

'Caramel Restaurant and Lounge' at The Dubai International Financial Center

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Caramel Restaurant and Lounge is the perfect place to put your feet up after a long day at the office. It is perfectly situated for those who work at the Dubai International Financial Center. With quality after-hour snacks and drinks, you can leave the office behind and indulge in an amazing selection of goodies on their extensive menu. On offer are spicy tuna rolls and Kobe sliders among others. To end your evening, you can take your drinks out onto their Asian-inspired terrace, among their leafy greenery. From here, watch the sunset before heading home.

'Apres' at Mall Of The Emirates

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, European, Wine, Beer, Pub Grub, Cocktails, $$$
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This spot overlooks Ski Dubai and, at first, presents itself as a lively cocktail bar. But once you sit down and open their menu, you will realize that they take food very seriously. You can expect pizzas, hamburgers, and steaks. You are able to order a glass of draught beverages as well as ask for advice on which drink would complement your meal best.

‘Left Bank’ at Madinat Jumeirah

With a stylish interior and magnificent outdoor eating area where you can relax after a hard day, Left Bank is situated on the banks of the Madinat waterways. Once given a menu, you are faced with a wide variety of starters and delicious desserts for those with smaller appetites (as they are very generous with their portions). Those who are very hungry might want to opt for a filling main course too.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 368 6171

Nezesaussi Grill at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Bar, Pub, Australian, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, South African, $$$
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Think Hard Rock Café, but for football. This bar is less of a sports bar, and more of a sports-themed bar. It is perfect for those who want to catch a game with their friends after work, enjoy a good meal and have a few drinks. Expect the walls to be lined with framed signed shirts and classy memorabilia. It has a loose South African/Australian-themed menu serving high-end pub grub. Expect to find a page of burger options, as well as some delicious snack and starter platters.

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