Deira drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Irish Pub in Deira

Irish Village

This always-buzzing pub, with its Irish-main-street facade (complete with post office) and made with materials imported straight from the Emerald Isle, has been a Dubai institution since 1996. There’s Guinness and K…
Top Choice Bar in Deira

QDs

Watch the ballet of lighted dhows floating by while sipping cocktails at this always-fun outdoor Creek-side lounge deck where carpets and cushions set an inviting mood. In summer, keep cool in an air-conditioned ten…
Bar in Deira

Cielo Sky Lounge

Looking very much like a futuristic James Bond–worthy yacht, Cielo flaunts a sultry, romantic vibe helped by the bobbing yachts below and the cool views of the Dubai skyline across the Creek. One of the chicest spot…
Juice Bar in Deira

Juice World

Need some A.S.S., Man Kiwi or Viagra? Then head down to this actually very wholesome Saudi juice bar famous not only for its 200 fantastically creative liquid potions but also for its outrageous fruit sculptures. Th…
Irish Pub in Deira

Dubliner's

This airport-adjacent Irish pub staple has eight beers on tap, better-than-average pub grub (especially the chicken curry) and an appropriate blarney decor. On game nights and during the Friday brunch (1pm to 4pm, D…
Club in Deira

Ku-Bu

A resident DJ spins funky tunes at this windowless, tattoo-themed pick-up joint with secluded nooks that are made even more private with plush draperies. A good choice for drinks before or after dinner at one of the…
Pub in Deira

The Pub

Appropriately named with its wood panelling, Jack Daniels prints and several ales on tap, this pub is popular with resident expats and several of the staff have worked here for years. The end result is a venue that …
Sports Bar in Deira

Issimo

Illuminated blue flooring, black-leather sofas and sleek chrome finishing lend an edgy look to this sports-and-martini bar. If you’re not into sports – or TV – you may find the giant screens a tad distracting, but i…