The 10 Best Hotel Bars In Dubai, UAE

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Rebecca
Rebecca 
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Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. The city is best known for its 800-meter (2624 feet) long building, the world’s tallest, Burj Khalifa and its man-made island, the Palm Jumeirah. The city has also its older areas where you can truly see the Arabian and Mediterranean side of the Middle East, and witness the Arab culture at its finest. Be dazzled by the sights and city lights of one of the most expensive cities in the world, and allow yourself to dream bigger and better in a city where anything is possible. For places to stay in this vibrant city, take a look at the top Airbnb vacation rentals. Want to relax and chat over a few drinks during your stay, here are a few of the best hotel bars in Dubai.

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1. The Jetty Lounge at One & Only

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

It is decorated with contemporary interiors and amazing Dubai skyline views of the marvelous Arabian architecture. The beverages and wines at this Dubai hotel bar are well matched by a selection of light snacks such as mezzeh, quiche, Spanish ham and cheeses, as well as dips and Asian-inspired platters. The setting of the lounge is laid back, with sophisticated chilled-out lounge music. It is the ideal place to unwind during sunset or after work, and a great place to enjoy drinks, either before or after dinner.

The Jetty Lounge at One & Only

Address: One & Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah Beach Al Sufouh Road

Website: The Jetty Lounge

Opening hours: 2 pm to 2 am

Average price for two: from 480 AED

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2. Pierchic Bar at Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah - panoramio
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The Pierchic restaurant offers an ‘over-the-water’ dining experience. The entire restaurant has a captivating view of the Arabian Gulf and offers fresh seafood delicacies. It is situated at the end of the pier at the Al Qasr Hotel. The restaurant features al fresco dining and stylish rickshaws that transport guests from pier to door. The ‘Pierchic Lounge’ and ‘Pierchic Bar’ have a standalone bar and cocktail menu created by the in-house mixologists, perfect for pre-dinner drinks. The cuisine is mainly Mediterranean seafood, and the dress code is strictly smart casual. The restaurant is also considered to be one among the best romantic restaurants in Dubai.

Pierchic Bar at Madinat Jumeirah

Address. The Palace, One & Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Website. Pierchic Bar

Opening hours. 2 pm to 3 am

Average price for two: from 480 AED

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3. Fai at the Palace Downtown Dubai

The Palace Downtown Dubai - panoramio (4)
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The name ‘Fai’ means fire in Thai, and it is perfectly named for a place surrounded by water, and made alive by fire. It is set within the serene and verdant gardens of Palace Downtown and is a chic and intimate lounge serving handcrafted drinks in Downtown Dubai. The style of the bar is elegant sofas and a stunning outdoor verandah. The lounge offers good music, great beverages and breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Lake. All guests should be older than 21 years old, and Hubbly-Bubbly is served every day between 5 pm and 1 am.

Fai at the Palace Downtown Dubai

Address. Palace Downtown, Ground Floor, Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Website. Fai

Opening hours. 2 pm to 3 am

Average price for two: from 480 AED

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4. Crossroads Cocktail Bar at Raffles

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Crossroads Cocktail Bar With its Balinese-inspired décor, the exotic Crossroads Cocktail Bar & Terrace serves the...

Posted by Raffles Hotels & Resorts on Monday, September 6, 2010

Among the best cocktail bars in Dubai is Crossroads Cocktail Bar which serves the renowned Raffles Singapore Sling as well as a signature drink, the Dubai Sling. It has an outdoor patio with pavilions providing shade and overlooks the Raffles Garden and offers the ideal surroundings to unwind over drinks after a day’s work. The menu includes drinks and special cocktails including an extensive selection of shisha created by a shisha sommelier. Guests are also offered one of the most comprehensive shisha selections in the city, with fruity flavors and unique tastes recommended by the shisha sommelier.

Crossroads Cocktail Bar at Raffles

Address: 13th Street Sheikh Rashid Rd, Dubai

Website.Crossroads Cocktail Bar

Opening hours. 5 pm to 2 am

Average price for two: from 400 AED

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5. Skyview Bar at Burj Al Arab

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Being 200 meters (256 feet) above sea level on the 27th floor, things are done a little differently. The master mixologists offer eclectic drinks lists that use unique ingredients and inventive methods to create your very own cocktail. The bar has large floor to ceiling windows surrounding it on all sides where you can enjoy the Dubai skyline. Inside the Skyview, the design is perfect for intimate conversations that still allow everyone to enjoy the view and the beverages made are pretty impressive. Creating cocktails is really an art form here. The cuisine includes light snacks, drinks and afternoon tea and the dress code is strictly mentioned.

Skyview Bar

Address. Burj Al Arab, Level 27, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

Website. Skyview Bar

Opening hours. 1 pm to 6 pm, 7 pm to 2 am

Average price for two: from 950 AED

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6. Iris Dubai

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The menu includes sushi rolls and far-from-basic cocktails. The drinks menu includes beer, wine, full bar, and cocktails. It is located on the 27th floor of The Oberoi Dubai. Iris is a narrow glass-encased space with low-slung sofas. It has a direct vantage out to the Building of the Century and has prime city views. It offers interesting and appetizing cocktails. Less-complex wine, spirits, and sake are also available. A raw bar with shimmering slabs of salmon, tune and Hashimi make seafood and sushi the star here. The KitKat tiramisu here is great for dessert.

Iris

Address. Level 27, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai

Website. Iris

Opening hours. 5 pm to 3 am

Average price for two: from 370 AED

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7. Nasimi Beach

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Atlantis, The Palm on Sunday, March 12, 2017

This beachside cocktail bar in Dubai turns into a dance floor packed with people hopping around to house music. The menu is Mediterranean/Asian cuisine. The bar is perfect for tanning, smoking shisha and sipping beachy cocktails during the day. And by night it’s a party featuring international artists like Avicii and Basement Jaxx. It is absolutely worth coming here if you want to catch up with friends and dance.

Nasimi Beach

Address. Ground Level, West Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Website. Nasimi Beach

Opening hours. 11 am to 5 pm

Average price for two: from 505 AED

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8. Barasti

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This is one of the city’s busiest bars with a pretty rowdy crowd, with rather simple and greasy food and affordable drinks. Located in the Dubai Marina, it has a very central location and guests can also enjoy the view of the skyline from the bar. This is mostly a bar for party-goers. Entrance is free all year round, making it rather easy to be at. The menu to be expected includes bangers and mash, fish and chips, burgers, and pizza.

Barasti

Address. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Website. Barasti

Opening hours. 11 am to 1.30 am

Average price for two: from 470 AED

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9. Mercury Lounge

Located on the top of the Four Seasons Jumeirah, this bar is a luxury lounge giving you the feeling of being in the south of France. The drinks are fashionable, the food worth experiencing, and the service tip-top. At this luxury lounge bar in Dubai, it is totally worth it to sit at an outdoor table as the sun sets and order the cheese plate or beetroot tartare before moving on to the grilled seafood and premium meat mains. It is one of the places you would go to impress a date.

Mercury Lounge

Address. Level 6, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2, Dubai

Website. Mercury Lounge

Opening hours. 6 pm to 3 am

Average price for two: from 500 AED

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10. Gold on 27, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel (from USD 1959)

Travelers who want to experience a luxurious night out and are willing to spend at topnotch quality dining should check out Gold on 27. This one of a kind bar that is decked with gold in all of its interiors is on the 27th floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and is the go-to for bougie party-goers with expensive taste. Gold on 27 sets a whole new bar for nightlife in Dubai and is where the most popular socialites and celebrities hang out. Have yourself a golden experience for just one night and bask in the stunning ambiance of authentic gold leaf with a mouth-watering drink in hand for a great pregame to a long night of partying in Dubai’s finest capital.

Gold on 27

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (see map)

Price: from 1,623.20 USD

Star Rating: 5 Stars

Travelers Review: Dummy Fabulous 9.2(from 794reviews)

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Jumeirah Burj Al Arab Dubai

Wifi Available

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road
2.94 km (1.9 mi) from Ski Dubai

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Some bar-hopping tips

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A little heads-up to the weather in this desert city. The months between June and September are unbelievably hot and it is almost impossible to spend a lot of time outdoors and hence the nightlife in the summer is long and thriving. The outdoor bars are probably not the best idea and it would be best to stay in the air conditioning. The months between November and April are rather pleasant and outdoor bars are definitely worth trying out. Well known for its quality service, the city is totally worth your while and the views of the skyline can dazzle your night. Enjoy Dubai’s nightlife to the best of your ability!

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