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Dubai's Cocktail Bars

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There are few better ways to experience Dubai's glam side than sipping cocktails at a swanky bar. Most visitors make a beeline for Burj Al Arab, where the views are breathtaking. Even more jaw-dropping are those from Neos overlooking Burj Khalifa. And don't miss expat favorites such as Zuma's, or beachside Barasti, brilliant on a balmy evening. Watch for happy hours for drinks deals.
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Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah - Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3 - دبي - United Arab Emirates
During the many years I lived in Dubai, I must have sipped drinks on the wide, breezy veranda of Bahri Bar hundreds of times. It was the bar I took my many visitors to Dubai—from my Mum to my old school friends—on their first night in the city and...
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
From the moment it opened Neos became my go-to bar when I wanted to impress my visitors to Dubai. From the giddy heights of this very glamorous bar on the 63rd floor of The Address hotel, one of Dubai's swankiest, they could not only watch the...
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Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Umm Suqeim 3 - دبي - United Arab Emirates
For a bar located in Al Qasr, one of Dubai's most luxurious hotels, Koubba remains something of a secret. While it may not be Dubai's most buzziest bar, it's arguably one of its most romantic and makes a lovely spot for a pre-dinner cocktail or...
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Grosvenor House Dubai - Al Emreef St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
I remember the first time I went to Buddha Bar in Paris years ago I was disappointed it was packed with tourists taking photos and buying souvenirs. I also vividly recall when it opened in Dubai and being relieved it was locals only. There wasn't...
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Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Whether it's during the day lounging on beach beds or in the evening sipping cocktails, Barasti Beach Bar is a great place to hang out with friends. No one is going to write home about the food, but this bar proves that location, location,...
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2 Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
When it opened in December 1999, the Burj al Arab—a sail-shaped, all-suite skyscraper hotel built on an artificial island—put Dubai on the map as an over-the-top travel destination and became a landmark. Even today, the Burj al Arab...
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Ground Floor - Times Square Center - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
When you think “Dubai,” do you think subzero temperatures, designer parkas, and furniture made of ice? No? Well, maybe you should. Scandinavia might have Ice Hotels, but now Dubai has the Chill Out Bar, where they take cooling off from the Arabian...
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Marina Walk,Dubai Marina near the waterfront - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
As places to have a few drinks go, this is probably as good as it gets. With a backdrop of the world's tallest building, and the fountains at Dubai Mall, shaded by palm trees, and sitting on sofas or bean bags. The music wasn't half bad either, as...
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Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located in The Hub, Le Méridien’s reinterpretation of a hotel lobby, Latitude 25 is designed to stimulate conversation for all coffee lovers & creative minds.
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Gate Village 06, Podium Level - Al Sa'ada St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located near the heart of Dubai, Zuma is known for strong classical execution with a hip, contemporary twist. The menu includes both sushi and sashimi alongside modern riffs, such as delicately-sliced sea bass served with truffle oil, yuzu, and...