Your Definitive Guide to Sober October by Drink Dry
Sober October is here and if you are looking to take part in the Zero Alcohol Revolution, or maybe just take a short breather from partying, there is no better time than the present.
Changing habits doesn’t have to mean restricting your lifestyle. With this in mind, Drink Dry, the premium non-alcoholic drinks marketplace has partnered with a number of outlets across the city to mark the occasion in style.
Here we bring you a fully comprehensive guide of the best places to eat, drink, exercise and relax this October and beyond.
For the Family:
1. Reform – Family Friday Brunch: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | AED 199 (Soft Package including non-alcoholic Fizz)
Enjoy Reform’s laid back, family style brunch indoor or out every Friday throughout October.
Offering a huge selection of British Pub Classic food alongside great drinks, there will also be live music by Oli and Kane, known as The Kick.
Children will be kept entertained all day so the adults can have some grown up time with stations featuring arts and crafts, ceramic design and jewellery making, and even a comedian and magician.
*Drink Dry Recommendation: Grab a Biere Des Amis and Enjoy the Band!
2. Phileas Foggs – The Big Family BBQ: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | AED 199 (Non-alcoholic package)
Join Phileas Foggs every Friday for an afternoon of their famous BBQ platters, delicious drinks and plenty to keep the little ones entertained.
Expect arts and crafts, balloon bending, face painting and much more!
*Drink Dry Recommendation: Try the Rhubarb Botanics & Tonic for an English Summer Garden drink!
For the Adults:
1. Pangolin – Hops and Rock Evenings: Throughout the month of October
Following the success of their Gin and Jazz nights throughout September, the team at Pangolin will be launching a series of Hops and Rock evenings.
Expect great live music and a large selection of world beers (both with and without) to see you through until the early hours.
*Drink Dry Recommendation: Try a bottle of Nirvana Dark and Rich Stout!
2. Motorino – Apericana Evenings: Thursday and Saturday | AED 199 after 6:00pm
Looking for an intimate date spot with a taste of New York pizza?
Look no further as Motorino are happy to welcome you for their renowned Apericana menu. Enjoy one starter, two mains and a bottle of grape for AED 199 only.
*Drink Dry Recommendation: Vintense Wild Springbok to wash down a white base pizza!
3. Maison Mathis – Sober Hour: Sunday to Thursday | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | AED 35 for Selected Non-Alcoholic Beverages
A happy hour with a difference, the Arabian Ranches Golf Club’s restaurant, Maison Mathis is offering discounted prices across various non-alcoholic drink options.
Valid for the whole of October, you can enjoy sampling their full selection with some great food options alongside!
4. Pier 7 – Various Outlets
There’s great news for everyone trying to keep it healthy during October as Pier 7 venues have teamed up with Drink Dry to offer great non-alcoholic beverages to celebrate the return of the cooler weather in style.
Kick things off at Mamazonia and enjoy a great non-alcoholic cocktail. Then head on up to The Scene on Level 4 and grab a table outside with a lovely soft sparkling grape and food from award winning TV Chef Simon Rimmer.
Finally, see the evening ontop of a rooftop at Atelier M, with stunning views and botanical drinks.
5. DIFC – Various Outlets
DIFC combines some of the Middle East’s most creative, upscale bars and restaurants.
Whether you’re grabbing antipasti in Roberto’s, a Bellini in Gaia, a fizz in Clap, a brew in BB Social, exploring the newly reopened jungle of Amazonico, or simply enjoying the ambiance of Luna Sky Bar, there are plenty of Drink Dry opportunities to get dressed up and hit the town in alcohol-free style.
Fitness & Leisure:
1. SK Football and Fitness – Dubai British School: Tuesdays from 7:30pm | AED 50
This adults only session encompasses all fitness and ability levels with friends old and new welcome to learn new skills and rediscover old ones.
Throughout October, you can rehydrate with a free brew afterwards courtesy of Drink Dry Store.
2. Break Fit - Bla Bla Beach Club, JBR: Sundays from 8:45am | AED 160
Looking for a new start to the weekly fitness routine? Every Sunday, Bla Bla Beach Club hosts BreakFit classes in their pool.
Enjoy an aqua-fitness session, followed by breakfast for AED 160. And if you’ve nowhere to be, your pool access for the day is included too.
3. Hit the Pool - Caesers Palace: | Pool access is AED 150 on weekdays with AED 100 redeemable in F&B. AED 250 on weekends with AED 150 redeemable in F&B
The world renowned Caesers Palace is an amazing setting to catch some rays. With two pools to choose from, and beach access too, you have ample choice to relax for the day.
And don’t forget to head over to Neptune’s bar to enjoy some tasty drinks and a light bite.
Full Guide to Drink Dry’s Sober October:
Nola Social House
Adagio The Palm
Shisheo Desserts & Drinks
Media Rotana Hotel (Barsha Heights)
Millennium Place (Al Barsha)
Sofitel The Palm
Kayto – Jumeirah Al Naseem
Rockfish – Jumeirah Al Naseem
Belgian Beer Cafe – Madinat Jumeirah
Trattoria Toscana – Madinat Jumeirah
Lana Lusa – Al Wasl
La Fabbrica – Al Wasl
Four Seasons Hotel – DIFC
Prime 68 – Marriott Marquis
Kitchen 6 – Marriott Marquis
Vida Downtown Hotel
Al Manzil Hotel Downtown