Top 10 UAE Pub Quizzes

Get your pens at the ready as we put the UAE’s quizmasters to the test
BySarah SwainWednesday , 19 February 2014
1 Hemingway’s 
The popular weekly quiz at this Latin-themed bar has six rounds, so the odds are you’ll know at least some of the answers. Do really well and you could win bottles of vino and passes to the plush Hiltonia Beach Club. INFO: 8.30pm, Sun, Hilton Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 681 1900, www.hilton.com
1 Hemingway’s The popular weekly quiz at this Latin-themed bar has six rounds, so the odds are you’ll know at least some of the answers. Do really well and you could win bottles of vino and passes to the plush Hiltonia Beach Club. INFO: 8.30pm, Sun, Hilton Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 681 1900, www.hilton.com
2 Bidi Bondi
The cool Aussie-themed hangout becomes a battleground as teams fight it out for top place. Almost Dhs700 of prizes are on offer each week, so start swotting-up now! INFO: 7.30pm, Mon, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 427 0515, www.facebook.com/bidibondi.palmshoreline
2 Bidi Bondi The cool Aussie-themed hangout becomes a battleground as teams fight it out for top place. Almost Dhs700 of prizes are on offer each week, so start swotting-up now! INFO: 7.30pm, Mon, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 427 0515, www.facebook.com/bidibondi.palmshoreline
3 Girders
The British pub on JBR draws a crowd to its quiz nights, with prizes such as dinners and brunches up for grabs. The maximum number of team members is six, and although the pub has free Wi-Fi, there’s no cheating allowed – so switch that iPhone off! INFO: 8pm, Mon, Ocean View Hotel, Jumeirah Beach
3 Girders The British pub on JBR draws a crowd to its quiz nights, with prizes such as dinners and brunches up for grabs. The maximum number of team members is six, and although the pub has free Wi-Fi, there’s no cheating allowed – so switch that iPhone off! INFO: 8pm, Mon, Ocean View Hotel, Jumeirah Beach
4 McGettigan’s 
The aptly named iPaddy quiz nights give you the chance to win an iPad Mini in the monthly final! Head down early, as from 4pm to 8pm it’s also happy hour at each Dubai branch of the Irish pub, with selected drinks priced just Dhs25. INFO: 8pm, Mon (Dubai World Trade Centre branch), 8pm, Tue (Jumeirah Lakes Towers branch), Dubai, 800 6247, www.mcgettigansdubai.com
4 McGettigan’s The aptly named iPaddy quiz nights give you the chance to win an iPad Mini in the monthly final! Head down early, as from 4pm to 8pm it’s also happy hour at each Dubai branch of the Irish pub, with selected drinks priced just Dhs25. INFO: 8pm, Mon (Dubai World Trade Centre branch), 8pm, Tue (Jumeirah Lakes Towers branch), Dubai, 800 6247, www.mcgettigansdubai.com
5 The Dubliner’s
Have a craic at this Irish pub’s weekly challenge! If you do well you could win prizes that include brunch vouchers. At the helm is quizmaster Conor Hayes. INFO: 8pm, Tue, Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Dubai, 04 702 2508, www.dubliners-dubai.com/promotions.asp
5 The Dubliner’s Have a craic at this Irish pub’s weekly challenge! If you do well you could win prizes that include brunch vouchers. At the helm is quizmaster Conor Hayes. INFO: 8pm, Tue, Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Dubai, 04 702 2508, www.dubliners-dubai.com/promotions.asp
6 Fibber Magee’s
This Irish hotspot’s Easy Tiger Quiz is not for the faint-hearted – the general knowledge, picture and video rounds will really test the grey matter! Ladies get four free drinks from 8pm to midnight, which might give men the upper hand. INFO: 8pm, Tue, Saeed Tower One, near Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 332 2400, www.fibbersdubai.com
6 Fibber Magee’s This Irish hotspot’s Easy Tiger Quiz is not for the faint-hearted – the general knowledge, picture and video rounds will really test the grey matter! Ladies get four free drinks from 8pm to midnight, which might give men the upper hand. INFO: 8pm, Tue, Saeed Tower One, near Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 332 2400, www.fibbersdubai.com
7 The Wharf
This Madinat Jumeirah bar is the perfect place to sit back and test your general knowledge. Size matters here – pairs gain two points, while teams larger than four will have four points deducted! INFO: 8.30pm, Tue, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6730, www.jumeirah.com
7 The Wharf This Madinat Jumeirah bar is the perfect place to sit back and test your general knowledge. Size matters here – pairs gain two points, while teams larger than four will have four points deducted! INFO: 8.30pm, Tue, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6730, www.jumeirah.com
8 Jebel Ali Village Club 
Hosted by Classic FM presenter Andrew Hosie, this quiz’s nine rounds will test your knowledge of everything from food and drink to sport. There’s also a ‘guess the intro’ music round and a Countdown Conundrum anagram. INFO: Dhs5 per person, 8.30pm, Wed, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Dubai, 04 884 6628, www.facebook.com/jebelali.villageclub
8 Jebel Ali Village Club Hosted by Classic FM presenter Andrew Hosie, this quiz’s nine rounds will test your knowledge of everything from food and drink to sport. There’s also a ‘guess the intro’ music round and a Countdown Conundrum anagram. INFO: Dhs5 per person, 8.30pm, Wed, Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Dubai, 04 884 6628, www.facebook.com/jebelali.villageclub
9 The Underground 
Each Wednesday, teams of four can put their heads together to compete for prizes including vouchers for the Dubai Marina venue. Registration starts at 7pm. INFO: 8.30pm, Weds, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, 04 399 5000, www.grandjumeirah.habtoorhotels.com
9 The Underground Each Wednesday, teams of four can put their heads together to compete for prizes including vouchers for the Dubai Marina venue. Registration starts at 7pm. INFO: 8.30pm, Weds, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, 04 399 5000, www.grandjumeirah.habtoorhotels.com
10 West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge
Rounds of golf, brunches, dinners and drinks are among the prizes up for grabs at this new quiz. INFO: 9pm, Tue, Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, 04 449 8888, 
www.moevenpick-hotels.com
10 West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge Rounds of golf, brunches, dinners and drinks are among the prizes up for grabs at this new quiz. INFO: 9pm, Tue, Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, 04 449 8888, www.moevenpick-hotels.com