A bar in Dubai is going viral for offering women free drinks based on how much they weigh

  • Fusion Club in Dubai is making headlines after it began a promotion offering women free drinks based on how much they weigh.
  • The bar’s promotion says for every kilogram a woman weighs, she’ll be given one Emirati dirham’s worth of free drinks (the currency of the United Arab Emirates).
  • $1 USD equals $3.67 AED, at today’s conversion rates. That means that a woman who weighs 150 pounds would get $68 AED worth in drinks, or around $18.50 USD.
  • Basically, the more you weigh, the more money you’ll get for free drinks.
  • Women at the bar can either weigh themselves on a scale at the entrance or write their weight on a piece of paper and hand it to the bartender. 
  • Anil Kumar, a spokesman for Fusion Club, told Insider that the bar “wanted the ladies to surprise their partners and friends that it’s good to gain weight!”
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From happy hour deals to ladies’ night, bars have come up with plenty of ways to try and get women through their doors. 

But one bar in Dubai is making headlines after it began a promotion that offers women free drinks based on how much they weigh. According to the bar’s promotion, the more you weigh, the more free drinks you can get.

Fusion Club at the four-star Cassells Al Barsha Hotel is offering the special daily through the end of the year. 

The promotion works like so: A woman can either weigh herself on a scale at the entrance of Fusion Club or simply write her weight on a piece of paper and hand it to a bartender. 

Fusion Club Dubai

Women can weigh themselves on this scale at the bar, if they desire.
Fusion Club

“Although we have a weighing machine at the bar entrance, we do not insist our guests to verify the weight,” Anil Kumar, the hotel’s food and beverage manager, told Insider. 

“We believe in the magnanimity of our lady guests,” he added. “They can just write the weight on a paper and give it to the bartender discreetly, and enjoy drinks equal to the value they wrote on the paper. Very simple, no strings attached.” 

For every kilogram, women at Fusion Club get one Emirati dirham, the currency of the United Arab Emirates ($1 USD is equal to $3.67 AED at today’s conversion rates). That means that a woman who weighs 150 pounds would get $68 AED worth in drinks, or around $18.50 USD. The deal applies to any drink at the bar

Kumar told Insider that Fusion Club believes in “being different than the rest of the nightclubs and hotels in making our guests delighted.” 

“We wanted the ladies to surprise their partners and friends that it’s good to gain weight!” he added. 

Fusion Club Dubai

“It’s good to gain weight!” is the motto of the promotion.
Fusion Club

“It’s good to gain weight” is also the promotion’s motto, appearing on posters for the deal as well as on the scale at the bar. 

Some outlets in Dubai reported that people have had a mixed response to the deal, but Kumar said the promotion was so positive that the bar decided to extend it through the end of the year. 

“We don’t have to be too serious on everything,” he added. “Dubai is a city for entertainment and fun. We never ask women to check their weight, we trust them and just serve whatever number they wrote on the paper without asking questions. Therefore, we don’t see any reason to feel any bad intention about the offer.” 

Kumar said Fusion Club offers “crazy and unique” promotions every month that are “enjoyed by both men and women.” 

Another promotion that the bar recently ran was three free drinks every night for ladies who are between the ages of 30 and 40.