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Time zones can really tick people off – particularly if it affects them keeping track of their favourite football team. Cheering on your heroes in the Premier League and Champions League can lead to a late date spent at your local haunt now there are four hours separating the UK and the UAE.

But a bit of extra time is no bad thing at Velocity, a buzzing bar that really hits its stride in the evening.

The sleek and stylish venue is more than just a sports bar – though the multitude of big screens on display mean you need never miss a minute of the action, wherever it’s taking place in the world.

Once the final whistle has been blown, you really should stick around as Velocity transforms into a vibrant late-night venue featuring a resident DJ, toe-tapping tunes and a wide selection of mixed drinks, hops and other beverages, many available at knockdown prices thanks to the bar’s generous selection of happy hour deals.

In fact, this is a bar where it’s happy hour whenever you fancy turning up.

Selected brews are available from Dhs20 until 10pm all week, while, on a Monday, grape is served up for Dhs10 (6pm-9pm).

Until Sunday December 24, customers can get beverages for just Dhs10 (from 4pm-7pm) by sporting a Christmas jumper. It’s this inventive, very hospitable approach to promotions that keeps the crowds regularly coming back day and night.

Whether you’re looking for a lively venue to catch a match, a good post-work spot for a cheap pint or want a hip hangout for a night out, Velocity hits its target each and every time.

The bottom line

The upscale venue offers a top night out.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Al Wahdah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 304 7777
  • Travel: Old Airport Road, Opposite Al Wahda Mall
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