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Old Apr 13th 2013, 6:28 am
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Hi,

I'm escaping Riyadh and heading to Dubai on the 24th for a long weekend with 3 female friends. Can somebody tell me in their opinion the top 10 best bars to visit ?

However we want to avoid bars frequented by 'working girls' so perhaps you could advise which ones these are as well ?

Thanks all
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Jockeys Bar, Panorama Hotel, Bur Dubai - epic bar, full of friendly expats and the drinks are cheap.
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Hi,

I'm escaping Riyadh and heading to Dubai on the 24th for a long weekend with 3 female friends. Can somebody tell me in their opinion the top 10 best bars to visit ?

However we want to avoid bars frequented by 'working girls' so perhaps you could advise which ones these are as well ?

Thanks all
To be honest there seems to be a lot less hookers these days, or maybe it's the bars I drink in?
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Jockeys Bar, Panorama Hotel, Bur Dubai - epic bar, full of friendly expats and the drinks are cheap.
He is pulling your leg. Jockeys is full of the ugliest and most persistent hookers of all. It depends on where exactly in Dubai you are staying.
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Seaview is full of the ugliest and most persistent hookers of all.
Fixed that for you.
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If you're concerned about budget (over 3 nights) then I highly recommend Le Meridian hotel Village for evening brunch (near Terminal 1). Outdoor setting surrounded by palm trees, live music, lovely food, different menu each night (self serve) and the basic package is 219 with premium at 259, last orders for alcohol is 10.30. Some nice bars nearby, The Warehouse and McGettigans but don't try Jules Bar.
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Atlantis beach during the week (not a Thursday) has a great vibe.
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Thanks - will be staying at JBR
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Thanks - will be staying at JBR
Go to the Madinat souk, there are lots of lovely bars and restaurants covering all budgets. The Rivington Grill do some lovely drinks deals as does the Agency next door.
There are bars with live music/djs, lovely outside terraces and lots of restaurants do special offers. There is also Trilogy nightclub with a fabulous rooftop bar.
Enjoy your visit darling

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Go to the Madinat souk, there are lots of lovely bars and restaurants covering all budgets. The Rivington Grill do some lovely drinks deals as does the Agency next door.
There are bars with live music/djs, lovely outside terraces and lots of restaurants do special offers. There is also Trilogy nightclub with a fabulous rooftop bar.
Enjoy your visit darling

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Thanks Patsy
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If you're concerned about budget (over 3 nights) then I highly recommend Le Meridian hotel Village for evening brunch (near Terminal 1). Outdoor setting surrounded by palm trees, live music, lovely food, different menu each night (self serve) and the basic package is 219 with premium at 259, last orders for alcohol is 10.30. Some nice bars nearby, The Warehouse and McGettigans...but don't try Jules Bar.
I would have thought that a blatantly gay Filipino bar might have been quite attractive for a group of western ladies trying to avoid getting hit on.
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I would have thought that a blatantly gay Filipino bar might have been quite attractive for a group of western ladies trying to avoid getting hit on.
Jules Bar is worth a visit for comedy value alone!

It's full of the ugliest hookers though.

As Patsy says, consider the Madinat complex as lots of places there and it's hooker-light.

The top 10 is very subjective, especially as Dubai has quite a range from classy to uber-pretentious, cheap to nasty and a whole load in-between. And they are spread across the city and the OP is at one end.
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Girders in the Sea View in JBR is a worthy contender. Generous happy hour (can't remember when, but do a search, I posted a couple of months back--Sunday all day I seem to recall). Hooker free.

And although this may get some strong disagreement, Barasti in the afternoon / early evening is pleasant--sit out on the veranda watching the sun go down (accompanied by the in-crowd, or so they believe). Not cheap, mind, although Mondays (I think) most drinks are half price.
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Girders in the Sea View in JBR is a worthy contender. Generous happy hour (can't remember when, but do a search, I posted a couple of months back--Sunday all day I seem to recall). Hooker free.

And although this may get some strong disagreement, Barasti in the afternoon / early evening is pleasant--sit out on the veranda watching the sun go down (accompanied by the in-crowd, or so they believe). Not cheap, mind, although Mondays (I think) most drinks are half price.
Is Girders at the Ocean View ?
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Is Girders at the Ocean View ?
Er...could be. Hotel's on the front at JBR, up a flight of structural steel stairs just to the left of the main entrance.

Edit: Yep, Ocean View--for some reason I had Seaview Hotel stuck in my mind. Now why was that......? (They have the best rock band in Dubai, IMHO.)
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