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The Agency

#231 of 8,886 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Wine Bar
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Souk Madinat Jumeirah Umm Suqeim Rd | Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 432 3232
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12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Thu 12:00 - 02:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 12:00 - 01:00
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United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I have frequented the Agency after work over the last 5 years and for special occasions here in Dubai. It was always a buzzy but chilled place to go. Last night I returned to find poor table service and even poorer happy hour specials. Where has the 100 aed bottle of good wine gone? It has now been replaced by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jess D
Jodie O, Manager at The Agency, responded to this review

Hi Jess, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your last visit to The Agency. I am happy you felt the food has improved, we recently changed the menu and it is good to see it is well received. I am sorry to hear you did not like the new wine that we offer, it is actually specially imported from... More 

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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

In the 1980's someone had a brilliant idea. The only option for going out for a drink was old man's pubs, which weren't all that appealing to ladies. Why not come up with a concept that appealed to the fairer sex (nice decor, fancy drinks, no TVs playing football) and if you get the girls the boys will surely follow.... More 

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Thank Richard C
Grantham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We went three times in total: once for a quick lunch, once for pre-dinner drinks and finally for post-dinner digestif. The atmosphere is contemporary and quite understated, relaxed and friendly - and not too noisy. The wine list is the star: all tastes, ranges and price levels seem to be catered for, but I would have liked to see more... More 

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Thank Theo P
Moscow
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I felt a lack of time during my visit to Madinat Jumeirah but cannot pass by this amiable wine bar. As I had short time for lunch the waiter suggested me to take plate of charcaterie, the wine I choose by myself. And it was a glass of Dr. Loosen riesling with rich and flowery taste. A perfect choice for... More 

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Thank Zollo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Agency is located in a very convenient place, Madinat Jumeirah has many attractions and easily accessible, The Agency is a good place for business drinks, it's not very busy usually during the weekdays, and it get's quiet at the weekend after 11 pm.

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Thank AliShahin
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Overlooking the canal , this is a great place for a drink or a meal. Excellent menu and wine list. Staff were very attentive too

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Thank Tony D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The place is good for a bottle of wine in the afternoon. Can get too noisy around 6-7pm on weekends. The happy hour offers a great value on a nice selection of wines.

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Thank Alex h
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a nice gathering. The atmosphere was great, the weather was super nice, the staff was so attentive and the snacks were delicious. I think it's one of those few places that you still can smoke in.

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Thank hona_tokyo
Jodie O, Manager at The Agency, responded to this review

Dear Hona_Tokyo, Thank you for your positive review about The Agency on Trip Advisor. I am glad to see you enjoyed the atmosphere, products and service. Looking forward to hosting you again soon! Best regards, Sebastian Dinescu More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place and service the staff are honest as it was busy they advise on the best seating options and they try to accomodate all. The service is pretty quick and efficient. The music in the background. its too loud because of people conversations. I wouldnt be there for a date as you compete to hear each other. Great wine... More 

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Thank Tafadzwa K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Only recently tried your bar, happy hour is excellent value and the use of entertainer vouchers on bar food, makes this a great affordable night, thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Madinat Jumeirah Umm Suqeim Rd | Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 432 3232
Description
Since it opened The Agency quickly became synonymous with refined good taste. Here, our fine wines - selected from vintners around the world - are served by the glass or by the bottle. HAPPY HOUR: Saturday - Thursday. 17:00 - 20:00. Selected wines for AED 20 per glass and AED 100 per bottle. CHAMPAGNE FRIDAY: Friday 16:00 - 20:00. Selected wines for AED 20 per glass and AED 100 per bottle & fine Champagne with 50% discount.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?