Best Ladies' Night
The Winner: Mahiki
Cocktail lovers and celeb spotters flock to this Polynesian-themed institution and on a Tuesday night the dance floor is particularly packed as the ‘tiki girls of Dubai’ enjoy complimentary cocktails from 9pm to midnight. Mixologists will be concocting all things rum based while the DJs ensure they spin out tunes to keep the dance floor full. Since its opening less than a year ago, it’s now a favourite spot with the lasses.
Don’t miss: Mahiki is a prime spot for serious star gazing – Liam Gallagher, Lady Victoria Hervey and Katherine Jenkins have all been seen there.
INFO: Tuesday nights; Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 04 380 7731, www.mahiki.ae.
Highly Commended: Blends
Ladies come first on the biggest social nights of the week at this ultra-stylish lounge with their drinks flowing for free from 8pm until midnight. However, the gents in the crowd don’t miss out completely on Cosmo Nights since Happy Hour kicks in from 7pm to 10pm.
INFO: Thursday and Friday nights; Address Dubai Marina, 04 436 7777, www.theaddress.com.
Highly Commended: Mingle at Left Bank
The weekend starts early with five cocktails for just Dhs5 from 8pm until midnight. Who can resist Left Bank’s cocktails? Dress to impress and get ‘mingling’.
INFO: Wednesday nights; Souk Al Bahar, 04 368 4501, www.soukalbahar.ae.
The three glasses of bubbly at Horizon got your vote this year, however they’ve now been replaced with equally fun nights at the hotel’s Summer Place and Underground bars.
INFO: Tuesday nights; Habtoor Grand Beach Resort, 04 399 5000, www.grandjumeirah.habtoorhotels.com.
Forget talk of business – a popular haunt among the office brigade where every Tuesday it’s double the fun for all ladies with half price signature cocktails from 6pm to 2am.
INFO: Tuesday nights; Dubai International Financial Centre, 04 425 6677, www.caramelgroup.com.
Dubai dames have two nights of the week to down complimentary bubbly at this glamourous restaurant overlooking (for those with flexible necks) the Dubai Fountains.
INFO: Tuesday and Friday nights; Souk Al Bahar, 04 439 7555, www.margaux.ae.
Rock Bottom Café
A perennial favourite with the lads and a favourite dancing den, ladies are enticed inside with free flowing drinks and chart tunes.
INFO: Tuesday nights; Ramee Rose Hotel Tecom, 04 450 0111, www.rameehotels.com.
It’s complimentary for ladies on a Tuesday night from 9pm until midnight at this super swish cocktail lounge – complete with sushi bar.
INFO: Tuesday nights; Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, 04 453 0444, www.jumeirah.com.
This swanky watering hole means business on a Tuesday night, pouring four complimentary cocktails for all the ladies from 7pm to 11pm.
INFO: Tuesday nights; Dubai International Financial Centre, 04 437 7511, www.thegramercybar.com.
Every night the special offers keep the punters flowing into this popular bar, but it’s officially a Monday that’s just for ladies – a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and 50 per cent off the entire drinks menu throughout the night.
INFO: Monday nights; Souk Madinat, 04 366 8888, www.jumeirah.com.