Dubai summer is at its peak so the comfort of the AC is what everyone is looking for especially while making our evening plans. Thankfully Dubai has plenty of indoor bars with some amazing views around the city – so, we’ve rounded them up for you.
Perched high on the 63rd floor, Neos has stunning sky-high Downtown views and cosy tables that make for an intimate evening. You’ll want to book ahead to make sure you can reserve one of the window tables, and you can watch the half-hourly fountain shows from 63 storeys high.
Neos, Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, daily 5pm to 2.30am.
Popular for its sleek al fresco bar, The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah is also home to a lesser known indoor spot, Above 21. Split over two floors, the focus here is on cigars and whiskeys, with a host of premium and rare offerings of both available. While the lower floor on level 13 the hotel is open to all, level 14 is a members-only space, featuring a walk-in humidor.
Above 21, FIVE, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 2pm to 2am.
The world’s tallest restaurant and lounge, you’ll find yourself 122 floors high when you enjoy a drink at At.mosphere. But you’ll pay a premium for the privilege – signature cocktails start from Dhs100.
Level 122, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 7am to 2am.
The upscale Buddha-bar features a four metre-tall gilded statue of Buddha, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look out to Dubai Marina. The upstairs bar is decked out with gold columns with dragons on each side, wine displays and high bar stools adorned in tassels. Chilled house beats dictate the tempo through the week, with a livelier vibe taking over on the weekends.
Buddha-Bar, Tower One, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Sat to Weds 7pm to 1am, Thurs and Fri 7pm to 2am.
The 44 is perched on the 44th floor of Dubai’s Hilton Al Habtoor City. The vintage sports bar offers up extensive sports coverage from 11 screens across the venue, as well as some impressive views across Downtown Dubai. There’s plenty of games inside the venue to keep you entertained too, including darts, pool and even a bowling alley.
The 44, The Hilton, Al Habtoor City, daily 12pm to 2am.
Gold On 27
One of the Burj Al Arab’s most luxurious spots, Gold On 27 offers views of the Arabian Gulf thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows. The aptly named gold bar is (unsurprisingly) drenched in gold interiors, and you’ll have to have a reservation for the exclusive spot before being granted entrance.
Gold on 27, Level 27, Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, Sat to Weds 6pm to 1am, Thur & Fri 6pm to 3am.
Iris makes bold claims to be the best lounge and restaurant in Dubai and features a unique menu of international dishes and tasteful cocktails and mocktails. You’ll find live entertainment twice a week, and impressive views of the Dubai skyline.
Iris, Level 27, The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 5pm to 2am.
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