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Sherlock Holmes English Pub

#592 of 5,661 Restaurants in Dubai
#617 of 5,951 Places to Eat in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
The Creek
Bar, British, Pub
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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 351 9111
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12:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Oasis in the Desert

This pub is part of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel. The beer is lovely and cold, the service is great - what you'd expect at this hotel. Smoking is permitted, but we found a non-smoking room to enjoy dinner. We decided on two courses. The entrées were huge, so it was a challenge to eat the main. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Bruce H
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Kiama, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Kiama, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This pub is part of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel. The beer is lovely and cold, the service is great - what you'd expect at this hotel. Smoking is permitted, but we found a non-smoking room to enjoy dinner. We decided on two courses. The entrées were huge, so it was a challenge to eat the main. We were well looked... More 

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waitomo
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great friendly staff and good food. The second time we visited, the duo plaing and singing provided nice background music.

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear colinWaitomo, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to read that you had a great time with us, I will make sure to share the wonderful comment with the team which will keep them motivated. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Kind Regards, Poonam Arora Associate... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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562 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The beers and wines here are good. The food sort of snack ish and I think this place has sprung up to accommodate for the local hotels with guests who may want the atmosphere of back home. However back home doesn't have smoking indoors so this should change p!ease.

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca M, Thank you for taking the time to post your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you loved the food. Our staff is our greatest asset – they make sure to provide our guest the best experience possible. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to the smoky room... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

These guys can cook anything and the menu although not huge is very comprehensive. Service is good and the wines are reasonable both as to price and quality

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear macca044, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to read that you had a great time with us, I will make sure to share the wonderful comment with the team which will keep them motivated. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Kind Regards Poonam Arora Associate... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Brilliant food and service. Reasonable range of food on the menu - something to please everyone. Live entertainment.

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Steveorgan, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I shall pass your kind words on to my team. The team and I really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you on a future occasion Kind Regards, Poonam Arora Associate... More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

a really easy going genuine pub where you can watch cricket with other fans or just make sure that the beer keeps going.

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear bob j, Thank you for your review and such lovely comments. Such a delight to read and I will ensure our team are aware of your positive review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Poonam Arora Associate Director of Food & Beverage More 

Katikati
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Has to have been one of the highlights as I would recommend the lobster, the service and the band who did not blow your brains out with volume and had a good range of songs plus taking the mike to the patrons who in one case the girl was a great singer

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear 312melb, Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your valuable feedback and we really appreciate it. Exceptional customer service is our number one priority and I am very glad to read that we have achieved this once again! I... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This pub was a factor when we chose to stay at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel. The food was good, staff were very attentive, only area of concern is that smoking is allowed in the pub where food is being served. This is no longer allowed in the UK so maybe hotel owners could think about adopting this practice

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear AnneW976, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback during your recent stay at our Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you loved the food and our service. Our staff is our greatest asset – they make sure to provide our guest the best experience possible. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologies for the inconvenience... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice ambiance, stall are ace, smoking allowed on one side of the premises when we were there. Reasonable selection of beers and spirits, but expect to pay premium prices for average brews.

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear Eric C, Thank you for taking time to write your feedback to us. How delightful to see that you had a wonderful time with us. We do have smoking and non-smoking room available in the Pub. Keeping in mind our non-smoking guest, we have designed our non-smoking room with a comfortable seating in the bar. Thank you once again... More 

Sydney
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in Dubai, finding the menu had good variety, from English style pies, steak grills, fish and chips pizza and pastas, as well as Indian and Asian dishes. The staff were friendly and helpful, and we couldn't fault any of our meals. The main bar area had a real English pub... More 

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Habib K, Manager at Sherlock Holmes English Pub, responded to this review

Dear burdekin, Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your valuable feedback and we really appreciate it. Exceptional customer service is our number one priority and I am very glad to read that we have achieved this once again! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighborhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 351 9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Creek

Neighborhood Profile
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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