Best Bars in Dubai

Address: End of the Marina walkway, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 406 8741
Opening hour: Tue-Thu: 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat: 4pm-2am

Located in the end of a pier, the 360° enjoys superb panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai coastline as well as the dazzling and iconic Burj Al Arab. This ultimate Dubai nightlife spot is ideal for sundowners. Bathing in the desert sunset, relaxing in the cozy sofas, sipping drinks while meeting new people, the chic and sophisticated venue is a must-go, no matter you are a resident or a visitor. The big names here include Hernan Cattaneo, Spirit Catcher and Milton Jackson. Themed nights are held from time to time. Make sure you name are on the entrance list at the weekends.

Sky View Bar_副本Sky View Bar
Address: 27th Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 301 7600
Opening hour: 7pm-2am

Located on the 27th Floor of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, the Sky View Bar is about 200 feet above sea level. Featuring a creative list of drinks ranging from modern day classics and innovative classics, the place has attracted many glamorous crowds. Signature tipples include Red Dawn, Honey Flute and Alchemist. Surrounded by the floor to ceiling windows, you can enjoy the panoramic views while sipping drinks. Offering personalized services, the staffs are very attentive and considerate. Reservations are required.

Trader Vic's_副本Trader Vic’s Mai-Tai Lounge
Address: Al Fattan Towers, 1st Floor, Jumeirah Walk, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 399 8993
Opening hour: 4pm-2am

Having been in the business for several years, the look of the Trader Vic’s Mai-Tai Lounge hasn’t change a bit. Inside the place are Polynesian décors encompassing the palm trees and patterned fabrics. Most of the dishes here are cooked in Trader Vic’ signature wood-fired Chinese oven. The flavor is so great that almost every branch has a room dedicated to the oven. Recommended drinks are the rum and pineapple-based Mai-Tai and the none-alcoholic Coral Reef. Enjoy the atmosphere while the live band giving Polynesian taste performance.

Address: Mall of Emirates, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 341 2575

Après is an Alpine Ski-lodge Chic bar inspired by the fun and atmosphere of European ski resorts. As the only ski-lodge themed bar in the emirate, Après serves contemporary European menu as well as some top tipples and signature cocktails in Dubai. The cool place with the views of the ski slopes and the sophisticated ambiance is popular among the loyal regulars as well as curious newcomers.

cirque le soir_副本Cirque Le Soir
Address: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971561154507
Opening hour: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10:30pm-3am

After sweeping across London in 2009, the Cirque Le Soir has come to Dubai on November 2011. Setting in a stunning location, the Fairmont Dubai, the Cirque Le Soir creates an adventurous scene and playful clubbing experience for party lovers in the Middle East. The circus-themed club has attracted celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger, Lady Gaga, Usher and Scarlett Johansson and more. Featuring black, gilt and crimson décors, magnificent chandeliers and curtains, and big-top dancing space, the edgy club presents live performance such as scantily clad stilt walkers, contortionists, tattooed dancers, jugglers, drummers, freak shows, burlesque dancers, sword swallowers, fire eaters, aerial stunts and general visual dazzle. The designer of Cirque Le Soir, Stephane Dupoux, is also the creative brains behind Buddha Bar in New York, and Cocoon in London. Situated in the former location of 400 Club at the Fairmont, the Cirque Le Soir is close to the Cavalli.

Address: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +9714 436 7700
Opening hour: 6pm-2:30am

Located on the 63rd floor of The Address Downtown Dubai, the Neos enjoys a spectacular view of the city, including the Dubai Mall and the stunning Dubai skyline. The sky lounge features artistic interior, impeccable drinks menu and rhythmic mixes from resident DJ. The crowds here are mixed and well-dressed, fitting the vibe. Providing international menu and a variety of tempting dishes, the food and drinks here are faultlessly executed, so are the prices. Unwind in the refined atmospheres and enjoy.

Zuma_副本Zuma Bar and Lounge
Address: Gate Village 06, DIFC, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4425 5660
Opening hour: Sat-Wed: 12am-1am; Thu-Fri: 12am-2am

Owning sister branches in London, Hong Kong and Istanbul, the Zuma is trendy Japanese bar situated in central DIFC. With luxurious and a little ostentatious decorations, excellent Japanese cuisine and refreshing spirits and cocktails, the Zuma fills its 300 plus seats at ease. Served in izakaya style, the Zen provides delicacies such as crispy fried squid with green chilli and lime, wagyu beef sushi with sevruga caviar, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, etc. Non-alcoholic drinks are also available.

Buddha Bar_副本Buddha Bar
Address: Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Tel: + 971 43 998 888

The two-storied Buddha Bar is a Parisian restaurant-club located in Grosvenor House in central Dubai Marina. Inside the majestic establishment are plush carpets, eye-catching red and gold chandeliers as well as the Buddha statute in the center of the place. As one of the largest Buddha Bars, the place features large bay windows, presenting views of the marina. Blending flavors from Thailand, China and Japan, the food menu offers seasonal Arabic ingredients to go with foreign concept. Cocktails are excellent.

Jetty LoungeJetty Lounge
Address: One & Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 399 9999
Opening hour: 2pm-late

Opened in 2010, the Jetty Lounge is located in One & Only Royal Mirage. As one of Dubai’s most beloved outdoor lounge bars in Dubai, the Jetty Lounge enjoys a whitewashed Arabian architecture with contemporary interiors and minimalist outdoor terrace. The Saint Tropez-style bar serves a wide range of wine, champagne, cocktails and snacks such as Mediterranean mezzeh, quiches, Spanish ham and cheeses as well as amazing dips. By night, accompanied by the stunning skyline of Dubai, the Jetty becomes a paradise for singles.

Cavalli Club Dubai_副本Cavalli Club
Address: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +9714 332-9260
Opening hour: 8pm-3am

The Cavalli Club is created by Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli. Located in Fairmont Hotel, the Cavalli Club is a fabulous restaurant, lounge and club featuring animal-print furnishings, glittering crystal chandeliers, black quartz floor, Swarovski curtains and Cavalli’s logo. The three-story club houses lounges named after Leopard, Zebra and Roberto, living up to its creator’s name. As one of the classiest and most luxurious places in town, the Cavalli Club has attracted many Dubai elites. The boutique at the entrance offers accessories, jewelry, watches, designer tableware and Cavalli chocolates. With the DJ playing electro, house and hip-hop, this is the place you should never miss.

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