Boudoir is as opulent as it gets. The bar evokes the world of the French Court with crystal chandeliers, rich fabrics, plump sofas and oil paintings. Lounge sounds give way to funky house, hip-hop, pop and rock as the night wears on and the dance floor fills with an international crowd. Reservations recommended
Tel: +971 4 3455995
The name says it all really. This laid-back terrace bar boasts superb panoramic views of the ever changing Dubai skyline. Set out in the middle of the Gulf, at the heart of the vast, wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this effortlessly cool spot is a popular hangout with Dubai’s cocktail set.
Tel: +971 4 406 8999
Another Jumeirah gem, this one a swanky club-bar with live music, DJs and a hi-tech dance floor. The music is a mix of Arabic and western tunes. Live bands play until midnight when DJs take over and your entrance fee gains you a classic cocktail on the house.
Tel: +971 4 399 9999
Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge
Overlooking the Arabian Desert, this two-storey rooftop lounge embraces a breath-taking view that boasts amazing vistas during sunset. Enjoy your favourite drink with friends in intimate relaxing surroundings, whilst listening to the mellow sounds of the Oud player.
Tel: +971 4 809 6194
Alta Badia Bar
1024 feet up in the sky, on the 51st floor of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, you can quite literally enjoy the highlife – at Alta Badia Bar. Chef Claudio Melis has spent years perfecting the art of regional cuisine with a creative twist and will now bring his unique touch to Dubai.
Tel: +971 4 3198771
Located in the heart of Dubai Marina, Barasti benefits from a superb beach-front location. It gets packed out with a cool, casual crowd most nights of the week, with people enjoying the multiple pleasures of decent drinks, shisha pipes and sea views.
Tel: +971 4 318 1313
An intimate venue with another great view, Skyview bar is located in Burj Al Arab -Dubai’s most famous and extravagant hotel - and soars 200 feet above sea level. The space is romantic and intimate, making it great for pre-and post-dinner drinks.
Tel: +971 4 301 7600