It’s that time of the year, people!

Time to grab hold of all the cucumbers you can find and exchange them for various juniper-based drinks absolutely free – but wait, there’s a small difference this year.

Instead of having just one day dedicated to the quirky celebration, you can enjoy six whole weeks of awesome drinks deals all across the city.

What’s the deal, you ask?!

With a whole lot of venues getting in on the action this year, you can enjoy select drinks for only AED 40 at any of the participating venues from Sunday, September 8 for six weeks. 

You don’t need to throw away your cucumbers though, there is still one spot that’s offering FREE drinks in exchange for the fruit.

Soho Garden

Meydan hotspot, Soho Garden will be hosting a massive two-day festival called DXB Cucumber Carnival on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. Not only can you expect free drinks for every cucumber exchanged, but there’ll also be plenty of live entertainment to get you in the mood to celebrate. What’s more, a little birdy has told us that there will also be a headliner to watch out for!

Location: Meydan | Contact info: 052-388 8849

Bleu Blanc

French eatery Bleu Blanc by David Myers has always been one of our favorite spots to grab a drink with the mates. While we’ll be sure to check out their deals for Cucumber Day, ladies should not miss out on their Bisou Bisou nights that take place every Sunday – enjoy three FREE drinks and 40% off the food menu as you catch up with the besties!

Location: Marasi Drive | Contact info: 04-512 5533

Garden On 8

When ‘the coolest terrace in the city’ announces drinks deals for Cucumber Day, you know you wouldn’t want to miss it! From classics to craft drinks, you’ll find everything you could possibly want on any regular day. There’s also a happy hour going on daily from 4pm to 8pm with select drinks available for AED 35 only.

Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City | Contact info: 04-427 1000

Luna Sky 

A rooftop bar located at the Four Seasons Hotel in DIFC, Luna Sky won’t leave you disappointed one bit. If it's views you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty of those – both of the skyline and the Burj Khalifa too! It’s the perfect place to catch a few post-work drinks with the mates or to indulge in creatively-made beverages all night.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC | Contact info: 04-506 0300


Delicious food, chilled drinks and stunning Burj Khalifa views – what more could you possibly want on your night out?! Oh, we forgot to mention ah-maazing tunes as well courtesy of a resident DJ. From vocal deep house to nu-disco, you can look forward to all the latest and greatest hits as you soak in spectacular views of the city the whole night – while enjoying awesome deals!

Location: Marasi Drive | Contact info: 04-512 5577

Seven Sisters

Perched high up in the JW Marriott Marquis, this Lebanese-import will also be participating in the Cucumber Day festivities! Known for their Tuesday ladies’ night called ‘Vibes & Views’ – gals get 5 free drinks along with 50% off the food menu. The venue becomes more of a party zone later on in the night with upbeat tunes keeping you on your toes!

Location: JW Marriott Marquis | Contact info: 056-594 9014

Café Belge

Bringing vintage Belgian vibes to the city, this vibrant restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton offers a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a focus on classic Belgian fare and drinks, we’re big fans of the Grand Brunch that takes place every Friday from 12pm to 4pm.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC | Contact info: 04-372 2323


Distillery caught our eye with its uber cool minimal décor and chilled vibes – walk in and you'll almost immediately feel at ease. Designed as “a social space for the city’s intelligentsia, tastemakers, trailblazers and night owls”, this is one venue that is definitely one to check out. Don’t miss out on their gourmet burgers!

Location: Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai | Contact info: 054-998 2003


Having been regulars at the venue’s tropical Friday brunch, trust us when we say that you’ll find some of the most prettiest drinks in town right here. Apart from the Cucumber Day deal, you can also walk in anytime between 5pm and 8pm for their daily happy hour – enjoy select drinks for AED 33 and beverages for AED 27. Or go all out with their Cargo burger and drink for AED 80 only!

Location: Pier 7, Dubai Marina | Contact info: 04-361 8129


Speakeasy bar Poppy will also be offering Cucumber Day deals and trust us, we couldn’t be happier about it! If you haven’t checked out their Monday ladies’ night yet, head down anytime from 8pm onwards for ‘She is Poppy’  – score two FREE drinks from an extensive variety of drinks as a resident DJ spins his magic behind the decks. Yay!

Location: Renaissance Downtown Hotel | Contact info: 04-512 5555

Article published: 26th August, 2019
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