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Sherlock Holmes English Pub

#663 of 5,626 Restaurants in Dubai
#698 of 5,912 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

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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
little bit of "England in the heat of Dubai

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Eric C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Vilamoura, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The staff were nice and friendly. If you don't like smoking then it's best not to sit in the main bar which has more of a "pubby" atmosphere than the non smoking bar. The peanuts are nice that you are given to accompany your drinks!

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food and good service with just the right ambiance marks this place. The staff aren't too intrusive or over-friendly neither too distant. The prices of the drinks and food are good and value for money. Its a good place to hang out with friends.

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Thirsty after a warm day around Dubai I found this bar in my hotel Arabian Courtyard. Now the hotel has several restaurants with different cuisine but this one hit the spot with an excellent range of cold beers! The service was good supplied a cheery Romanian bar girl who smiled a lot and spoke great English! The menu was bar... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On the website it has a photo of the bar with a Strongbow on draught but this was stopped a while ago, they only sell small bottles of Strongbow now. this is misleading as people may book on the basis they think They will get a draught pint of Strongbow

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excellent find in this oasis. Good food and good value. Located in the Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the pub in the Arabian Courtyard hotel. The steak sandwich isn't bad, the choice of beers reasonable (Stella Artois was mine), and the servers were friendly. It took a while for food to arrive, and many of the patrons smoked (you really can't get away). Formula one races were on the TVs, so I guess this is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I'm currently living and working in Ethiopia, so was keen to go to an English pub whilst on holiday. We chose Sherlock Holmes as it seemed the most kitsch, though we were a little reluctant about the long taxi ride from our hotel near the Palm, SAs non-smokers, we had that section of the pub entirely to ourselves. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Styed in hotel and didn't want to go out . Excellent night listening to band .Served food by friendly attentive staff and short walk home !

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

Dear Angelawantstotravel, Many thanks for staying with us and 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... More 

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Additional Information about Sherlock Holmes English Pub

Address: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 351 9111
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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