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Explore Expo 2020 Dubai by night

by Out and About Mag.

The latest nightlife destination in Dubai, from buzzy rooftop bars with breathtaking views to traditional lounges, feel the energy and discover the liveliest venues at Expo 2020 Dubai. 

Explore the country pavilions from Ireland to Australia, and enjoy a variety of watering holes to cool off in. Choose from over 75 nightlife venues, all serving your favourite tipple - the options are endless. 

Follow the official EatAtExpo2020 and check out the highlights for the ultimate Nightlife Trail (@eatatexpo2020

Iris Lounge

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Bringing an elegant, natural, sensuous and free-spirited energy, Iris evokes an easy, carefree lifestyle. Indulge in an exquisite menu alongside a unique collection of precision-crafted cocktails and a selection of shisha flavours.

Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday: 10:00 - 01:00 Thursday-Friday: 10:00 - 01:00

Location: Al Forsan Park – First Floor, Food Hall 3

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Irish Village

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Recreating the culture and hospitality of a traditional Irish pub, The Irish Village can be looked at as a small piece of Ireland. Its style of cooking has its roots in family-style meals with generous portions. Paired with the right food, the exceptional variety of drinks is sure to take you on a trip to Ireland.

Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday: 11:00 - 00:00 Thursday-Friday: 11:00 - 01:00

Location: Jubilee Park – Ground Floor

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Alkebulan 1st Floor – Jiko and Bar Cane

Jiko Cocktails by Tribe Hotel Kenya brings together the flavours and spirits of Africa through shaken, stirred, muddled and strained cocktails created by talented bartender Kelvin Thaiya.

Bar Cane by Coco satisfies sweet cravings, serving what could well be the world's finest doughnuts, washed down with dessert cocktails.

Alkebulan will toast to African culture with an array of sounds - spanning blues, soul, afrobeats, reggae to afro Latino music, delivered to you by hand-picked DJs and performers every Tuesday to Saturday. 

Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday: 10:00 - 00:00Thursday-Friday: 10:00 - 01:00

Location: Jubilee – Food Hall 2

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Garden on 1 Sports Lounge

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Garden on 1 Sports Lounge is a fun and casual hangout for sports lovers. Watch the latest sport while you sip on classic drinks and craft ales and enjoy a host of grazing dishes perfect for sharing. Garden on 1 is a relaxed, casual environment open to large groups. Enjoy live music, live sports, bingo and quiz nights.

Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday: 12:00 - 23:30 Thursday-Friday: 12:00 - 01:00

Location: Mobility District, Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing Hub

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Jubilee Mixology, an open-air rooftop bar with breathtaking views 

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At Jubilee Mixology sample a selection of lighter bites along with breathtaking views of the Expo site, at the open-air venue. The rooftop bar overlooks Al Wasl Dome, which features the world's largest 360-degree projection. The open-air space has a chic, homely feel, with a live DJ spinning a soundtrack of house, modern beats, lounge, jazz and much more. A signature bar menu, curated by head chef Guilherme Freire, includes speciality dishes such as Cured HamachiSmoked Duck and Wagyu Sandos. The cocktail list has been inspired by previous expos and world fairs with names such as London, Milan and Dubai.

Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00 am – 00:00 

Thursday-Friday: 10:00-1 am 

Location: Al Wasl, Rooftop, Parcel C 

Book here 

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Mudrá, plant-based cuisine and stunning rooftop views 

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By chef Matthew Kenney, Mudrá, a lively rooftop venue with stunning views out across the Expo site, aims to share the plant-based lifestyle through approachable cuisine. The menu has a wide range of options, from pizzas and burgers, with a gourmet twist, to novelty Nikkei sushi, along with moreish starters and delectable mains. Enjoy with a cocktail in hand whilst taking in the live DJ sets, from Thursday to Sunday. 

Opening times: Saturday-Wednesday: 10:00 – 00:00 Thursday-Friday: 10:00 – 01:00

Location: Sustainability District – Rooftop, Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion

Book here

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Scarpetta’s first-ever Burrata bar 

Scarpetta will be bringing its first-ever burrata bar to the UAE. The philosophy of Scarpetta's kitchen is one of creating bold flavours by amplifying the essence of seasonal ingredients. The signature pastas are made in–house daily and are paired with the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. Scarpetta's famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both taste and preparation. 

Opening times: Saturday – Wednesday: 11:00 – 00:00; Thursday-Friday: 11:00 - 01:00

Location: Mobility District, Ground Floor, MS 02, right side 

Book here

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Kojaki, a world exclusive Japanese Korean concept 

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Kojaki is a world exclusive Japanese and Korean fusion concept. The menu is the perfect mix of Korean and Japanese cuisine, including Korean barbecue and Japanese robata. With a vibrant & chic yet intimate ambiance, Kojaki's design elements give it a sense of luxury. As well as the restaurant, the bar & lounge areas help to fulfil a complete high-end dining and entertainment experience. 

Opening times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00 – 00:00; Thursday-Friday: 11:00-01:00

Location: Opportunity District, First Floor, 0S 07, left side 

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DA by CrabChic

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The finest quality fresh seafood direct from Russia. Bold food presentation will turn Russian seafood into modern art. Enjoy live entertainment and outdoor seating with an array of shisha flavours to choose from.

Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday: 10:00 - 00:00 Thursday-Friday: 10:00 - 01:00

Location: Al Wasl – Parcel A Rooftop

Book here

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The Local Aussie Bar 

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Everyone's a local! Quench your thirst, kick back and relax. Take a break in an authentic Australia Pavilion. Sip Aussie themed cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails, Australian grapes and craft hops. 

Opening Time: Saturday – Wednesday 10:00 – 00:00 Thursday – Friday 10:00 – 01:00 

Location: Australia Pavilion, Mobility District 


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BeHAPPY showcases the very best Belgium has to offer when it comes to food and drink. A rooftop venue BeHAPPY offers a wide range of Belgian hops - sample alongside Belgian classics and visit pre or post-dinner or pop in for a drink. 

Opening Times: Saturday – Wednesday 10:00 – 22:00 Thursday – Friday 10:00 – 22:00

Location: Belgium Pavilion, Mobility District

More information here

Bohemia Original Beer Restaurant, Czech Republic Pavilion

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An original Czech pub with a modern look and feel serving great and traditional cuisine showcasing the nation's favourites with hops on tap. 

Opening Times: Saturday – Wednesday 10:00 – 00:00 Thursday – Friday 12:00 – 01:00

Location: Czech Republic Pavilion, Sustainability District

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Rooftop Bar, Switzerland Pavilion 

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Enjoy a refreshing drink whilst taking in one of the best views of Expo at the rooftop bar atop the Swiss Pavilion. Sample the Expo 2020 cocktail or a glass of Swiss grape from the wide selection, to be enjoyed with a Swiss Platter featuring a selection of cold meats and Swiss cheeses. 

More information here

Other Restaurant's Serving Alcohol 

Other notable restaurants within Expo serving alcohol include the Lithuanian Bistro within the Lithuania Pavilion. Taste local Lithuanian draught hops and cocktails with local bitters. 

Head to Long Chim by David Thompson, inspired by the markets and street food of Thailand to soak in the atmosphere with a drink in hand. 

The National by Geoffrey Zakarian, a contemporary grand café, offers Zakarian's signature modern American cuisine. 

At Tiaki, within the New Zealand pavilion, enjoy a range of bites and platters with key ingredients from Fonterra, Comvita and Zespri, including cheese platters featuring a variety of Fonterra's Kāpiti cheeses, Comvita Mānuka honey cake and fresh fruit carpaccio with Zespri Kiwifruit accompanied by the finest New Zealand wines.

Enjoy Shisha at Iris Lounge, DA by Crab Chic, Sarouja, Grand Beirut and HABIB Beirut.


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