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The best nightlife venues at Expo 2020 Dubai

From buzzy rooftop bars with breathtaking views to traditional lounges, feel the energy and discover the liveliest nightlife at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Bar Cane by Coco – Alkebulan Food Hall

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 and reggae, delivered by hand-picked DJs. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight and on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 1am.


BeHAPPY – Belgium Pavilion

BeHAPPY showcases the very best that Belgium has to offer when it comes to food and drink. Offering a wide range of Belgian hops alongside Belgian food classics. Open daily, from 10am to 10pm.


Bohemia – Czech Republic Pavilion

An original Czech pub with a modern look and feel serving traditional cuisine showcasing the nation’s favourites with hops on tap. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight, and Thursdays and Fridays, from 12pm to 1am.


DA by CrabChic – Al Wasl, Parcel A Rooftop

Expect the finest quality fresh seafood is direct from Russia at DA by CrabChic. Bold food presentation will turn Russian seafood into modern art. Enjoy live entertainment and outdoor seating. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight, and Fridays, from 10am to 1am.


Garden on 1 Sports Lounge – Mobility District, Sports Hub

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. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 12pm to 11:30pm and Thursdays and Fridays, from 12pm to 1am.


Iris Lounge -Al Forsan Park, Food Hall 3

Bringing an elegant, natural, sensual 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. Open daily, from 10am to 1am.


Irish Village – Jubilee Park

Recreating the culture and hospitality of a traditional Irish pub, The Irish Village can be looked at as a small piece of Ireland. Paired with the right food, the exceptional variety of drinks is sure to take you on a trip to Ireland. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 11am to midnight and on Thursdays and Fridays, from 11am to 1am.


Jiko Cocktails – Alkebulan Food Hall

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. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight and on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 1am.


Jubilee Mixology – Al Wasl Rooftop

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 such as London, Milan and Dubai. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight, and Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 1am.


Kojaki – Opportunity District

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 and chic yet intimate ambience, Kojaki’s design elements give it a sense of luxury. As well as the restaurant, the bar and lounge areas help fulfil a high-end dining experience. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight, and Thursdays and Fridays, from 11am to 1am.


Mudrá – Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion

Mudrá by chef Matthew Kenney is a lively rooftop venue with views across the Expo site that 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, delectable mains and cocktails. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight, and Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 1am.


Scarpetta – Mobility District

Scarpetta brings 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 pasta 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. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 11am to midnight, and Thursdays and Fridays, from 11am to 1am.


The Local Aussie Bar – Australia Pavilion

Quench your thirst, relax and take a break at the Australia Pavilion. Sip Aussie themed cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails, Australian grapes and craft hops. Open Saturday to Wednesday, from 10am to midnight, and Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 1am.


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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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