This is a repost of the article of the same name on www.emirateswoman.com by Author HARRIET PUDNEY
If there’s one concept we’d like to export to all our home cities, it’s that of the Dubai-style ladies night. There’s something about a few free glasses of something that make getting dressed up and going out midweek seem a lot more appealing.
You want to know you’re getting the good stuff, though, and there are almost too many options to count. To that end, we’ve rounded up five relatively recent additions to the scene that we think are worth your attention.
Who knew Barsha Heights (formerly Tecom) could be this cool? Barbary Deli + Cocktail Club is one of the city’s hottest new spots, and their ladies night is absolutely one to check out. We love the projector behind the DJ, we love the fit-out, and we love the bar selection. 12 Inch Tuesdays sees free drinks for ladies from 8-12pm, alongside a vinyl soundtrack. Ring ahead as this tends to fill up.
12 Inch Tuesdays at Barbary Deli + Cocktail Club, TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, Dubai. Offer runs 8-12pm Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 247 6688. barbary.ae.
This DIFC spot is ideal if you and your posse can’t arrive at a consensus on what you feel like eating – its menu boasts seven different cuisines. If it’s drinks you’re after, though, Monday is the night to head along. Ladies can try five signature cocktails from 6-11pm. A lively and sophisticated evening.
Pink Elephant at 7 Elephants, Level C, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai. Offer runs 6-11pm Mondays. Tel: (04) 354 4354. facebook.com/7elephantsdubai.
Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian are known to frequent the Los Angeles iteration of this upscale steakhouse, and the Dubai location is just as glam. On Tuesdays, they offer set menu options from Dhs149 and three glasses to see you through the evening. Make sure to book ahead. This is one ladies night where you’re unlikely to starve.
Just Fine Cuts at STK, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai. Dhs149 for two courses, Dhs199 for three, and three drinks included. Offer runs 7pm-1am Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 323 0061. facebook.com/stkdubaijbr.
With all the different seating options at this Meydan spot, you could go several weeks in a row and feel like you were at a different bar each time. They’re encouraging a creative, arty crowd with their new Wednesday events, so expect great music, cool people, and free-flowing grape for ladies from 8-12pm. DJ Adam Graca will be in charge of tunes this week.
Soho Social at Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai. Offer runs 8-12pm Tuesdays. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com.
We really couldn’t finish this without mentioning Ramusake’s hugely popular Miss Independent night. This JBR spot reliably packs out on a Wednesday, and we can see why. With free-flowing grape and classic hip hop and R&B, there’s a lot to love. If you haven’t already tried the eggplant, get to it and thank us later.
Miss Independent at Ramusake, Doubletree Hilton, JBR, Dubai. Offer runs 8-12pm Wednesdays. Bookings essential, minimum spend applies if dining. Tel: (04) 559 5300. ramusake.ae.