The Red Lion, regarded as one of the oldest and most-loved English pubs in Dubai, is pleased to announce an introductory promotion to celebrate its reopening at its brand new premises, The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai in a new location on Sheikh Zayed Road. To coincide with the reopening of four-star hotel, The Red Lion is offering a Happy Hour promotion all day, every day from 12:00pm to 03:00am Sunday to Thursday. The promotion will run until 15 January 2017.


Guests will be able to select their favourite beverages from a comprehensive Happy Hour menu offering a choice of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits. They will be able to complement their drinks with a mouth-watering menu of much-loved traditional British cuisine that will take patrons of the former Red Lion down memory lane with menu choices from the previous watering hole. Plus, there are some new additions to the original menu. 

The Red Lion closed its doors in 2012 when The Metropolitan Hotel was demolished to make way for the Al Habtoor Group’s urban resort - Al Habtoor City. Founding Chairman of the Group, Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor, promised then that he would bring back the much-love pub one day.

Al Habtoor said “The Red Lion became an institution. It had such a strong client base that we had no choice but to bring it back. The traditional English pub was one of the most popular destinations in Dubai, particularly among the British and Irish community. We look forward to welcoming old regulars and new guests.”

Guests who frequented the previous property will undoubtedly get a sense of nostalgia when they enter the new premises. The traditional English pub, which can seat up to 120 guests, has a similar layout to the original Red Lion. It even has the original 33-year-old solid oak bar.

“We wanted to maintain the look and feel of the pub,” said Sanjay Luthra, General Manager, The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai. “We want people to walk into the Red Lion and feel as if it is a home away from home.”

The Happy Hour offer is valid until January 15, 2017, excluding the festive period and New Year. Visit or contact the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai by calling +971 4 343 0000.


About Metropolitan Hotel Dubai:

A vibrant and refined 4-star property, the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai occupies one of Dubai’s most central and sought-after locations alongside the Sheik Zayed Road, making it an ideal location for guests seeking contemporary comfort in the heart of the city. Only minutes away from some of the city’s key attractions including The Mall of the Emirates and Jumeirah Beach, Metropolitan Hotel Dubai welcomes guests with the finest in modern Middle-Eastern hospitality, combining sleek design with a boutique, neighborhood feel creating a truly unique ‘home from home’ to both business and leisure guests alike.

The hotel has 320 stylish rooms and elegant suites with amenities including 42” flat screen TV, twin or king size luxe beds, fully stocked minibar, One Touch phone service, individually controlled air-conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities and turndown and laundry service. A number of suites enjoy adjoining balconies and all boast views across the metropolis of the city or towards Jumeirah coastline and the iconic Burj Al Arab.

The hotel plays host to a variety of indoor and alfresco dining options, with five restaurants and bars including the traditional English pub The Red Lion; an authentic neighborhood Italian restaurant - Don Corleone; all-day dining restaurant Al Safa; Al Sheif Lounge for an authentic Arabian experience as well as Tropicana, the daytime pool bar. It has  a rooftop swimming pool, fitness and spa facilities, as well as access to the 5* pool and beach facilities at The Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, on Jumeirah Beach.

The hotel offers superb connectivity for business travellers to corporate headquarters; international conference centres and is a 20 to 35 minute drive from Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airports


Source: The Idea Agency