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The most sophisticated cocktail bars in Dubai

06 Nov 2014 9 AM

The most sophisticated cocktail bars in Dubai
Dubai is known for its magnificent cocktail bars.

You’ll find them all over the city – beside its beaches, up its tallest towers and in its finest hotel resorts.

Read on for some of the most elegant cocktail bars in the city and some of the many reasons they’ll be unmissable on your next trip to Dubai.

BiCE Sky Bar


Sky bar is one of Dubai’s best kept secrets but if you’re staying at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, you’ll have it right at your fingertips.

Located on the 10th floor of the hotel, you’ll be able to sip a cocktail while enjoying views of the Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach through the bar’s panoramic windows.

As night falls Sky Bar is filled with the beautiful sound of live piano music and its low-lit atmosphere gives it a truly romantic feel. Open from 6pm to 2.30am, it’s a magical place to spend your evening.

Pool Bar, Hilton Dubai Creek


One of the best ways to take in Dubai is from above and from here you’ll have views of Dubai, Dubai Creek and the Arabian Sea.

After all, what can be more sophisticated that sipping a cocktail while you relax in a rooftop pool?

And since the bar stays open until 10pm, this is also an unforgettable place to watch the sun go down.

Bahri Bar


Perhaps you’d like to spend your evening in a bar with a sophisticated Persian feel. If that’s the case, then Bahri Bar is for you.

Its Arabian chic décor combines dark wood and Persian rugs to give the bar an authentic Arab feel and since bahri means ‘views of the sea’, that’s exactly what you’ll get at Bahri Bar.

From here you’ll have uninterrupted views of the Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf and as the sun goes down you’ll witness the bar and coastline transform for night time – a truly amazing sight.

1897, Mall of the Emirates


One of Dubai’s most striking features is its ability to soak up the finest aspects of other cultures, and at 1987 in the Mall of the Emirates you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a cool, elegant New York bar.

Relax on low slung sofas and sip a cocktail amongst flickering candles and slow beats that play unobtrusively in the background.

1987 captures the laidback New York vibe like nowhere else in the city and it’s the perfect place for cocktail connoisseurs – simply try its heavenly black pepper and lavender martini and you’ll know this is the place for you.

Uptown Bar


You haven’t truly experienced Dubai until you’ve sipped an elaborate cocktail on one of the top floors of a skyscraper.
And you can do just that at the Uptown Bar – 24 floors above the city.

Its spacious, atmospherically lit terrace gives you a breathtaking view of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf and if you’re not sure what to order off its impressive cocktail menu, start with an Uptown Citation made of Chambord, blackcurrant marmalade, cranberry juice and lime juice, topped up with champagne. It’s delicious!

Have you visited any particularly memorable cocktail bars in Dubai? Get in touch & let us know!

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