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Apres

Mall the Emirates, Kempinski Hotel
Al Barsha
3.0 star rating 15 Reviews
$$$ - Mid-Range
 +97143412575
  Work Hours: Sat - Wed (11:30 AM - 1:00 AM)
  Special Work Hours: Thu & Fri (11:30 AM - 2:00 AM)
Payments: Credit/Debit Cards
Parking: Mall
Meals served
Entry
Smoking Area
Transportation
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About this business

Welcoming bar with cool ambience offering variety of snacks and drinks with the view of the Ski Dubai.

15 Reviews

BobbiB
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
23/02/2014 

Apres is in the Mall of the Emirates near the Cinema part of the mall clumped together with the rest of the bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. I read a few of the mixed reviews but let's face it, you come here to drink booze and watch the action at Ski Dubai. The view is awesome if you can wrangle a table near the window. The food is OK but is pricey. This time I caught up with a buddy and we just had a few beers and checked out the view. My Paulaner beer was 40aed as were most of the draught (tap) beers so it wasn't crazy pricing. The service was again OK but nothing special. It's a smoking bar area so be prepared to absorb some cancer cells. Overall I rate this place as it's in the mall and the view of the Ski field is the best in the whole place. Apres is definitely worth a visit if you're a local or a tourist. Enjoy a drink whilst watching crazy fools trying to ski in the Mall of the Emirates. Classic.

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Lorri R
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
30/12/2013 

As you've guessed the name speaks for itself....après ski or for those that want to sit and watch the skiers / boarders finishing their runs then this is the place to be. Expensive I would say for where it is but food and drink is what you'd expect from a bar - simple but tasty....

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Decker
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
28/11/2013 

I have mixed feelings about Apres still. The positive: Nice views of Ski Dubai through the big windows, nice cozy seating arrangements, and it's licensed to sell alcohol (one of the few places in the mall). The negative: Super smokey. There is a so-called non-smoking section, but you still have to walk through the thick smoke around the bar to get to it. Even still, it's not ventilated well at all, so it's quite unpleasant while you're having your meal. The food is average, maybe slightly above. Definitely over-priced. US $20 for a simple pizza? Maybe if it was topped with burrata and truffle oil, but no, this simple mushroom and beef sausage thing was not worth the price. Anyway, I guess it's worth a try, but certainly not a place I would frequent.

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sara1985
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
15/08/2013 

I visited this place for the first time today and i most likely wont be going back in a hurry!

The ambiance is great , low lighting in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the ski slops, perfect! However the food is nothing to write home about.

Firstly the prices are extortionate, around 80dhs for a salad! And for that very reason i opted to have two starters instead totally around 70dhs. Now i will give credit where due and in terms of portion size they won me over. I ordered the french onion soup and the mixed kebab starter all of which were large portions enough to share. However that's where my compliments end, the french onion soup was very sweet and i felt the onions had been simmering for way to long that they were like mush than anything else! the mixed kebab was bland, no seasoning or marinade at all and tasted as if it had been reheated in the microwave, not impressed. My friend had the burger to which she ended up leaving more than half as the meat was leaving a funny taste in her mouth.

Funny thing is the only good food they served today was the kids macaroni and cheese my friends daughter had, despite being in a measly clay pot no bigger than say a creme brule dish for one it did taste good and at 20dhs probably worth getting a few?! haha!

If you want to have a great view of the ski slops maybe just visit this place for a few drinks, but if you want a decent meal its not worth it! i wouldn't pay fast-food prices for the junk they served us today...

Note: i expect to pay high prices for good food so i am ranking this as outrageous not because its excessively expensive but because its excessively expensive for rubbish food!

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EvanChiqu

EvanChiqu Ouch you ripped them with this! I hope apres responds! Great review really... Love your writing style...it's like I'm hearing you say it to me!

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Gavtek
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
06/01/2013 

I used to go here often, however, their omission from the 2012 Entertainer book meant I hadn't been in over a year. Since it returned to the 2013 Entertainer, I was looking forward to going back as it had the best Fish & Chips in Dubai in my opinion, and excellent pizza too. They've made some amendments to the menu since I was last there, including an obscene hike in the prices. For bog standard fish and chips, they're charging 125 Dirhams. As I enjoyed it so much previously, I was prepared to pay that, however, the waitress advised that they didn't have any haddock, so suggested the halibut version instead which weighed in at 155 Dirhams. I don't even think any of the 5 star hotels in Dubai would have the bare-faced cheek to charge over 150 Dirhams for fish and chips. I opted for their carnivore pizza instead which was very nice, however still over 80 Dhs when there are better pizzas in Dubai for half of that. And another minor gripe is that when I'm charged so much for a Pepsi, I don't expect to just have a 1.50 Dirham can plonked in front of me, at least give the illusion that it has been prepared somewhere for me so I'm not immediately reminded of how much I'm being ripped off. Great food, great view over the ski slope but obscene prices.

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Juanna
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
24/07/2012 

I come to this place once every 3 or 4 months. They have good selection of foods and they have drink specials throughout the week. Go for the pizza, it's pretty good. I really like the decor of the place, it has a nice elegant touch to it. Just try and book in advance as sometimes the place gets very busy! If it's too busy, then try one of the other places just next to it, you won't be disappointed!

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Decker
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
07/07/2012 

Hadn't been to this place in ages. Went for lunch recently and it was just as I remembered it. Smokey, but consistently decent food and service. They're doing a few promotions which might be worth checking out. They have a AED 99 2-course lunch (with a soft drink, wine, or beer), a Pizza + bottle of wine combo for AED 299, and on Thursday nights, they have a big Jack Daniels promotion. I had the Diavola pizza and it was actually very good. My buddy had a risotto which was also quite tasty. I might be back sooner rather than later...

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Amber
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
14/03/2012 

had drinks and dinner here sunday night. pretty neat view of the ski slope. had the gourmet pizza, which was yummie! they also had a ladies night special, which included 3 glasses of bubbley. try and get a table near the window so you can watch the action on the slope. unique place to go.

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Apres
13/03/2012 

A really good place for an easy dinner...not too fancy but the food is quality and the drinks are even better. Strawberry mojito...no sugar. Bomb. I always get the burger....very impressive....almost gourmet. Big helpings. Good crowd if you go around ladies night it's packed....cool view too if you're like me and enjoy watching people wiping out...lol b+

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saifo
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
12/03/2012 

Went last night to show somebody the ski slope from out of town and i was surprised this place was packed since the last time i was here it was dead...weird for a Sunday night (maybe its just the touristy season). they did however have this lady night thing where they gave all ladies 3 glasses of champagne for free so that may have driven the crowd. this is a typical Dubai place where there menu is international and they serve everything under the sun on it. I opted for the pepperoni pizza and was totally surprised when it turned out to be actually really good....it was a good thin crust pizza. i guess i will be coming back next time someone from out of town wants to see the ski slope

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johnny
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
26/02/2012 

Great place to sneak off to for a quick beer if she is shopping for clothes.

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izdi.j
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
08/06/2011 

Modern interior, dim lighting, the place is comfortable and relaxing. Apres burgers are one of my favorite, full of flavors and meat nice and tender... Just love it!

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Cute Kat
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
04/03/2011 

Different, very different... that is my first and lasting impression of this bar in the mall of the Emirates. The Apres Bar certainly is full of intrigue and excitement, although not as lively as i would have liked. Possibly this is because the crowd is diverse, but it would be a different story for a group of friends. Quite good and held my interest, I can tell you.

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Apres
27/09/2010 

I love watching little kids get a facefull of snow...

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saifo
 Dubai, UAE
Apres
26/09/2010 

great for tourist but its never busy. just another bar with a ski slope to look at

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