AUSSIE LEGENDS: ""G'day, G'night..." Great Aussie hang-out" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubai Nightlife Tip by JessH

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It can sometimes be very difficult to draw the line between "restaurant" & "night spot" in Dubai... most night spots are simply eateries that are taken over by a cocktail & beer-induced crowd, louder music and lots of fun & laughter later in the evening.

Aussie Legends is actually a restaurant, but it has been adopted by the social-scene of Dubai as a pub/night spot that serves food & shows sports when the live-bands are not playing... a concoction that works very well for the venue! The clientele consists not only of homesick Aussies, but expatriates from all over the world, especially during coverage of major sporting events.

I usually head-down (from Cactus Cantina on the 8th floor of the same hotel!) with my friends on a Thursday afternoon/evening to take advantage of the free cocktails for girls from 02:00pm - 07:00pm while the boys enjoy a couple of rounds on the pool table.

It's a lively sports pub with a collection of flags suspended from the roof, old tennis rackets on the wall, and chalkboard drawings of wombats, emus & kangaroos. Entertainment is provided by 3 guitarists playing rock & oldie favourites. Of course there's also a pool table, a miniature football-table and large TV screens showing all the action of Cricket, Aussie Rules, Formula One, Football, etc.

The menu adds a Down Under twist to all of your usual pub-grub favourites, and you'll always find something to fit your craving and appetite on their menu; every single dish is a real mouth-watering treat! Their Fish 'n' Chip come with breaded mussels... delish!

The ambience is always relaxed and laid back (typically Australian!).
A great place to go for a game of pool and a few pints, or just for a snack and the chance to chill out at a great, unpretencious place that does not aspire to the usual "Dubai high-class chic" that can usually start wrecking your nerves (and your wallet!)

Dress Code: Casual, Casual, Casual...

Opening Hours:
Fri - Weds 03:00pm - 03:00am.
Thursdays: 12 midday - 03:00am.

Every Monday, join their BrainTeaser QUIZ NIGHT and win free drinks & various prizes. Would you know what the largest island in the Mediterranean is? Or which Star Wars movie received an Academy Award nomination?



UPDATE April 2008: Aussie Legends is the only restaurant in this hotel that still allows smoking inside.

Address: Ground floor, Rydges Plaza Hotel, Satwa
Directions: Diyafah Street, Satwa Roundabout, opposite the Dubai Civil Defence
Phone: 00971-4-398 2222
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://www.rydges.com/hotel/1/RODUBA/Rydges-Plaza-Dubai/restaurants.htm

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2008
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