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Hard Rock Cafe

Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City (Next to Marks & Spencer's)
Dubai Festival City
4.0 star rating 21 Reviews
$$$ - Mid-Range
 +97142328900
  Work Hours: Sun - Wed (12:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
  Special Work Hours: Sat, Thu & Fri (12:00 AM - 2:00 AM)
Payments: Credit/Debit Cards
Parking: Mall, Street, Valet
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Alcohol
Smoking Area
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About this business

Hard Rock Cafe Dubai is located just off the Bay Bridge at Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City, which is one of the city’s premier shopping malls. Just minutes from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Festival City sits on the edge of Dubai Creek on the Deira side of the city. For group parties or special events email us at sales@hardrockdubai.ae

21 Reviews

calineboghos89
 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
05/03/2014 

Yesterday night was literally my first time ever in Hard Rock Cafe in Festival City and I can only think of one word that actually best describes it... AWESOME ! The service, atmosphere, food, drinks, staff, pricing and the band was AMAZING! My sister and her friends threw me a small early birthday surprise and not only do the staff sing happy birthday; they make you stand on top of the chair with a plate full of whipped cream and a cherry in the middle and you have to take it out with your mouth ! The band was amazing, they take requests and sing both classic and modern songs in a very joyful melody! I LOVED this place and told my friends in Abu Dhabi that this is on our to-do list when we visit Dubai again !

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Hard Rock Cafe
04/09/2013 

Amazing and friendly bartenders. Pour a real good Guinness, good variety of drafts. Love, love, love that this cafe gives kick-backs to loyal customers. Live music , typically Rock style. Bar music is very good, not too loud and allows for conversation

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CherryPie

CherryPie Hey Allie, can I ask how they give kick-backs to loyal customers? Is it a loyalty card or something similar?

05/09/2013 - Report


MyrnaT
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
11/07/2013 

What a place! Must visit and enjoy the ambiance.
The food is tasty, and in the evenings starting 8 p.m. a band takes out the stage to carry you out with amazing rock songs and fire up the ambiance.
Although after 10 p.m. kids can not enter the place because of alcohol.
The service is also great and the staff are friendly and helpful.
A TIP for you is to celebrate birthdays there. Bring your cake with you, and after finishing dinner they'll bring it to you, the band will sing for you Happy Birthday while mentioning your name, and then the waitress will finish it off by spraying your face with whipped cream !! Totally fun, specially if you're celebrating a friend's birthday. (They will charge 30 aed for the birthday celebration)

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Hard Rock Cafe
05/04/2013 

If you have not been to Hard Rock Cafe Dubai you are definitely missing out. What an amazing venue, compared to some of the other ones I have been to around the world and the old one they use to have in Dubai this place is huge and really impressive. Last night was packed, it was a Thursday, but regardless it was very busy.

I really liked the house band they have and it is really cute when all the wait staff get up on stage and dance, so fun! I tried the chicken tenders for dinner, I love their honey mustard sauce. Oh they also have a great gift shop, who does not like a Hard Rock t-shirt?!

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Hard Rock Cafe
28/01/2013 

I had the Veggie Leggie burger here yesterday and I really enjoyed it. So thoughtful of them to have a vegan/vegetarian option on the menu! I didn't have to change or alter any of the ingredients. One of my friends ordered some 3 layer chicken/meat dish thing and it came with a side of soy beans which were sexy and I totally destroyed them. I also had an "afternoon" strawberry drink thing, it was extremely mild but still tasty and refreshing. Our waitress Sheila was super sweet and engaging, I'd ask for her next time I'm there. There's no live band on Sundays but the background music was awesome.

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Decker
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
27/01/2013 

Had a pint and a bite here before seeing a comedy show at Festival Park. The Santa Fe Spring Rolls were pretty good (though no match for Chili's Southwestern Egg Rolls, which are a very similar concept). Also really enjoyed the Hard Rock employees' rendition of Gangnam Style, complete with the dance routine.

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Hard Rock Cafe
24/09/2012 

This place is HUGE! and very entertaining. Lots of music, dancing, singing along, singing for someone's birthday...more dancing and not to mention gawking at the memorabilia. Some of the stuff they have is awesome like one of Johnny Cash's guitars but most of it is crap like Iggy Pop's sandals he went to the toilet in one day. The food is pretty good american chain food. I had fajitas and my girl had a big huge "legendary" burger...I had a few Bloody Mary's with my food and she went with some virgin mojitos and the bill was under 300AED...not horrible but you go here for the experience, not the price. I think it'd be better on weekends for live music but it was still fun....worth checking out and definitely a good spot for a rowdy birthday. See attached photo of the staff dancing to Jai Ho lol

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Hard Rock Cafe
22/08/2012 

The infamous Hard Rock Cafe definitely lived up to my expectations. The location is huge- merchandise store on the ground floor and the whole top floor for the restaurant and lounge. The place is of course decorated with pictures of music legends and various other things. They also have a large stage with probably 6-8 BIG speakers (definitely not suitable for a quiet lunch/dinner with the family). The menu is quite varied although they don't serve anything different-you get the usuals such as burgers, quesadillas, buffalo wings etc. In my opinion, the BBQ burger was definitely the best. Also, expect the portions to be quite large. Overall, I might go back, especially for a birthday as I hear they do something extra special (and embarassing!) for the birthday celebrant.

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NRebello

NRebello famous* not infamous, my mistake.

22/08/2012 - Report


Hard Rock Cafe
31/05/2012 

Yea, not a place where you can sit down and have a conversation with your friends when the band comes on. When the band comes on, it's time to focus on the band!!! However, if you intend to have a conversation, as Decker stated, head to the bar. Price is slightly expensive but it is value for money!! :) I guess its the brand image

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Decker
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
17/04/2012 

Went back (again) to take an out of town visitor who was here on a layover. Convenient because it is near the airport. You would have thought it was a Thursday or Friday night in here. House band was rocking, servers were on stage dancing, and the place was pretty crowded. Didn't expect that one on a Monday... Anyway, burger was much better this time (last time it was extremely undercooked), and the twisted mac & cheese is still one of my favorite sides anywhere. Sit at the bar if you intend to have a conversation, because it gets LOUD when the band plays...

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Hard Rock Cafe
16/04/2012 

Another great night at the Hard Rock. The band are fab and really liven the place up. I love the new veggie burger and desserts. The new place is looking great!

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Decker
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
12/04/2012 

Went to the Grand Opening last night, and it was an excellent event. We were worried it could have been another Dubai-style event where drinks were hard to come by and it would be over-crowded, but this was not the case at all! They had several open bars, and you couldn't go 10 seconds without someone offering appetizers and snacks. Banarama played and they were ok. Honestly, the house band was better! Great venue and very well organized. I've never seen a happier and well trained staff. Congrats on the successful opening!

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Hard Rock Cafe
04/04/2012 

although the location is a bit far from where I stay but my visit is so worth it. They stil have the same menu as when they are near the marina's . not only a good list of menu but also great service.

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KOOKI
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
19/03/2012 

place is nice!!!!! HUGE!!!! a lil bit to big in my opinion.... its not that cosy.... its just HUGE!!!! so it takes lots of ppl to make you feel relaxed! a bit stiff athmosphere. the band was awesome, really good sound system.... didnt eat, had some drinks at the bar-nthng special, than moved to the one of the rooms upstairs- pretty cool for private events!!! ive tried some cake with ice cream!!! OMG ORGASMUS!!!! thats how heaven taste to me and i dont even like sweets!!!! it was just all i want in a desert!!!! cool place in general def worth a try, bring lots of friends!!!! hundreds to fill this huge place in!!!! maybe i think its huge couse im really short person, so with this up ceiling i felt like a midget r 3 years old! the room up saved me... thats more what i like!

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Decker
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
18/03/2012 

On my second visit to Hard Rock, the experience was again mixed. Overall, it's a really good time and fun place to go with friends. However, for the second time there were issues with the food. I ordered a California burger which looked very tasty, but when I bit into it, it was virtually raw in the middle. Not just pink, but red. No biggie, I sent it back for a little re-heat. It came back and it was still red, as though they didn't do anything. I told them at that point that I didn't want it anymore, and to send it back. They tried to force me to take it. I ate the mac & cheese and called it a day. Very disappointed in the food, but for the atmosphere, it's great.

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Hard Rock Cafe
16/01/2012 

I was extremely impressed with the new Hard Rock Cafe. It is HUGE, has a stage for live bands in front of a huge dining area, separate lounge for the bar, an outdoor terrace, a room available for hire upstairs and 2 rock shops which sell all sorts of Hard Rock merchandise. What impressed me the most is the amount of vegetarian options. So much variety for us herbivores! The Pomegranate Martini is a must to try! Beware portions are huge so come with an empty stomach! Great fun place to dine :-)

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Hard Rock Cafe
15/01/2012 

Hard Rock cafe... A must go place for all those rockstars out there,with the perfect ambiance,the elegant atmosphere,and the antiquities . Was there last weekend with a couple of friends it was beautiful. I left with My face smudged the glass enclosure of Perry's guitar. Cleaner's not gonna be too happy.Haha. Its like a carnival of rock music,a delightful experience indeed.

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Fill
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
10/01/2012 

Food is great, atmosphere is as to be expected (pretty sweet...)and the audio and video system is world class if you ask me...

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Hard Rock Cafe
27/11/2011 

So glad you're back. The burgers kicked ass. Some of the other things were ok, but it's the Hard Rock. You go for the live music and cool setting. The fact that the food is pretty good is a bonus

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William
 Dubai, UAE
Hard Rock Cafe
23/11/2011 

Welcome bad Hard Rock. Had my b-day here last night and what a great place. I was impressed with the service and the food was excellent. I will be back for sure and make sure you rent the private room for those big parties.

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