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Trader Vic's

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Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 366 5646
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It always gets crowded for dancing at the bar.its better to have seat for dinner and check the bar anytime you like.most times there are professionals dancing with live music so if you want to just have drinks you should be at 9 pm to have a space at bar just for your selves.every time we have great time here.the... More 

Thank Ahoo F
Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Find Allwyn in the bar, he will take care the rest! There is a live music going on Thursday's & Friday's. It is a very lovely location with lots of fun!

Thank Erdem G
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

If you want a place to listen to live music, have a few drink and eat some good food with friends this ticks all the boxes. The place seems to be pretty lively most nights of the week, which is probably because it's situated in the Madinat tourist trap. The decor is good and the samba bands that play are... More 

Thank Alastair W
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Food was good, music was nice. Service was bit too slow and the restaurant is super dark. But other than that the cocktails were amazing and felt like you got what you paid for unlike other cocktail bars in UAE.

Thank Rad S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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341 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Date night with my wife was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent cocktails served at Trader Vic's. most are rum based and very generous portions. The food was good too, especially the crispy duck. The lamb ribs were tasty but a little over cooked. They do an excellent happy hour. Good service and reasonable value at aed1,000.

Thank tbuae999
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

What a little gem. Sat overlooking the canal which flows around the beautiful hotel, and looking towards the Burj Al Arab hotel. Food great, service great. Loved it.

Thank Richard G
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is packed any day of the week. Their signature cocktail is the tika tika puka puka and will most certainly get you drunk after the second one... good value for money. The live band puts in a good atmosphere and there are quite a few people dancing salsa. Great place to take friends for the first time

Thank Fahad-Quentin B
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35 reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

The waiting staff are extremely attentive and are always willing to help. It is very dark in the restaurant and often far too air conditioned.

Thank Charlotte D
Pullach im Isartal, Germany
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

We came back to TV's after 10 years: nothing changed. At all. Tikipukapuka, 1944 maitai, crispy duck and a fantastic & delicious salad with meat and mango. The music, the band, atmosphere.... all great. A classic in Madinat Beware of smoke inside 😒

Thank Alex_Carlos_G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a table outside and the views are lovely, sadly I think the waiters also were enjoying the surroundings rather than looking after the customers. Cheapest wine on the menu around 280aed, waited over an hour for very average mains. Had to ask repeatedly to speak to the manager. Free desserts but at this stage night ruined. The bill ridiculous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 366 5646
Trader Vic Madinat, winner of "Best Bar Food" by Time Out Dubai in 2010, offers a true escape with its Cuban band, beautiful decor and waterfront location at the Madinat Jumeirah, featuring Mai Tai terrace for outdoor lounging. Trader Vic"s offers an exotic ambiance with international specialities and world famous tropical cocktails from noon to late evening. The home of the original Mai Tai and pioneer of Fusion cooking and Wood fired Chinese oven specialities promises a treat for all tastes and occasions.

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