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“Happy Hour cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ray's Bar

Ray's Bar
Ranked #30 of 2,040 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Bar, International
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Innovative cocktails along with a refreshing beverage menu and Asian influenced tapas are enhanced by DJ sets and stunning views at Ray's Bar. With chic decor, seating that inspires relaxed conversation, private rooms and an electric atmosphere, the Level 62 bar is Abu Dhabi's premium destination to kick back, celebrate, socialise or enjoy sundowners in style. On Tuesdays and weekends, live Dj sets add a twist of lively deep house sounds to the Ray's Bar experience, making it one of the capital's favourite weekending spots.Enjoy Saturday Sundowns at Ray's Bar from 18:00 - 23:00. Discover the perfect way to kick back and relax before beginning a new week with our DJ impacting the soundtrack with his flawless musical taste. Watch the sun set on the Abu Dhabi city scape from the capital's highest bar as you enjoy signature cocktails and fabulous beverage promotions.
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“Happy Hour cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Came to enjoy the half price cocktail deal offered at Rays.
Extensive cocktail menu which takes a bit of time to decide which one to have. Got first order in and after delighting in our choice promptly order another before the cut off time of 10.00. The bar became busy and we missed the time deadline but our rather delightful and entertaining waiter Martin said he would 'sort it out' as it wasn't our fault. Martin was in fact a great ambassador for the bar and made our Happy hour turn into several hours!! Would highly recommend a visit to this 62nd floor bar!

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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Ray's Bar, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our selection of cocktails. We passed on the word to Martin and he is very happy to hear about your comments. He sends his regards!

Warm regards,

Guest Relations Team
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“Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Cool and fashion the Ray stays on top of marvellous Ethiad tower... So take ur lamborghini, park it in the tower lot and jump on the express lift to experience Ray... Better to reserve one of the sofa in the small studios just on the left of the counter where u can relax laid down sipping ur mojito and tasting some tapas... Excellent wine list, super service and breathtaking view... Good value for money especially at happy hour!

  • Visited May 2014
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Ray's Bar, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Many thanks for your kind review. We are happy to know you enjoyed our service, the wines on offer and the view from Ray’s Bar.

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“Stunning Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Set on the sixty second floor of the Etihad Towers Jumeirah hotel is Rays bar, very plush, drinks are expensive as you would expect from a bar in such a location, but the views of Abu Dhabi at night are stunning.
Worth a visit, soft drinks or water are your cheapest option.

Visited May 2014
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Ray's Bar, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for leaving your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views from Ray’s Bar.

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“Yet another posh bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went recently on the advice of friends and have to say this is "yet another posh bar" to put it politely. Prices are high and the surroundings are posh with that "oonce oonce" euro-club feel. If you're a fan of pub environments then this isn't your type of place. So take my review with a grain of salt. It's trendy, it's hip, it's expensive, it's all the things a pub isn't and that's why I don't care for it.

If that's your scene then you'll probably enjoy this place.

  • Visited February 2014
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Ray's Bar, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
It’s a shame you didn’t enjoy your visit to Ray’s Bar. And that you judged it on the fact that it’s not a pub which it doesn’t claim to be. We don’t claim to be perfect, but we do everything we can to be detailed and correct in our descriptions, so that guests get an idea of what our hotel, restaurants and bars are like and can decide if they match their interest/occasion.

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“Horrible Experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I happen to try this bar third time but i guess it was a mistake. I went in on a friday night at around 22:00 hrs and the place was not even crowded. After getting escorted from entrance,hostess left us near bar as all the lounge was blocked with a minimum spent while rest of seats were occupied. Stranded there for 25 minutes trying to get a drink and finally after a great struggle got a seat with my wife at around 23:00hrs. It took me 25 mins before a bartender even noticed that we wanted a drink and this is after asking for a beverage list from 3 different waiters. It was not busy
What was annoying was the smoke issue which they still seem to have carried over. On top of it, the worst was staff and service. They saw us sitting down and got the popcorn and nuts to other 2 couples seating near us but didnt bother to see us
This place is certainly way out of jumeriah standards. I have been to Madinat Jumeriah and Jumeriah Beach hotel and honestly management needs to look into the smoke and service issues.
I would not return to this place unless the service is fixed and smoke is fixed.

  • Visited May 2014
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Ray's Bar, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.
We are sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience at Ray’s Bar. Regarding the service, please accept our sincere apologies as it seems that it was not up to our usual standards.
Regarding the booths, on the weekends we apply a minimum spend whereas during weekdays, we do not implement a minimum charge.

Best regards,

Guest Relations Team
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