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Best Bars in Dubai

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Dubai is well known as a city of superlatives and its drinking scene certainly doesn't disappoint. Most drinking establishments in the city can be found attached to either a hotel or a club, as required by law. From Irish pubs offering some good old craic to classy cocktail lounges and rooftop bars with glorious views, visitors are spoilt for choice. With drink programs and selections that can match some of the best in the world, Dubai is second-to-none when it comes to partying. Here are some of the city's best places to unwind.

Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar

Enjoy the exotic Mediterranean and Asian flavors in opulent settings presented by the Siddharta Lounge located in Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. The luxurious lounge with its elegant white decor and chic furnishings creates a sophisticated ambiance that invites the crème de la crème of Dubai. The outdoor dining by the pool offers magnificent views of the Marina, which only gets better as the night falls. The excellent, tapas-style food served here is made with ingredients of the highest standards that are responsible for its decadent flavors. Complemented by international house music and a sheesha bar, the Siddharta Lounge is perfect for unwinding with friends over the weekend.

Al Emreef Street, Grosvenor House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Miss Lily's

Authentic Jamaican delights made using traditional Caribbean recipe awaits you at Miss Lily's situated in the fifth floor of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Seafood items like West Indian Curry Prawns, Rum-Cured Salmon, Whole Fried Fish Escovitch and Lily's Hot Pepper Lobster served here are amongst the most popular dishes. The use of Rastafarian colors in the decor add to the overall Caribbean vibe to the place. Apart from enjoying delicious food, you can also enjoy a wide range of rum and other spirits without having to shell out too much during your visit to Miss Lily's.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheraton Grand Hotel, 5th Floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fibber Magee's

Dubai's oldest Irish pub is an absolute charmer, transporting you to the heart of Dublin with its old-school decor. Fibber Magee's is a perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner and also best for late-night cravings for beer and fries. The place has a lovely rustic charm, with its wood-polished bar adorned with taps that proudly disperse an impressive selection of beers. The seating spaces are comfortable with spaced-out wooden chairs, making it perfect for larger groups and couples. Bottled real ales, Guinness on tap, and single malts will keep your spirits high, besides the superb cocktail menu. The food served is scrumptious and arrives in massive proportions. It's the perfect alternative to the fancier bars in the city.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Behind Saeed Tower One, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Penthouse

Set like a jewel in the luxurious FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, The Penthouse dazzles with spectacular views of the marina from its 16th-floor perch. By day, it is a relaxed lounge offering delectable Japanese preparations and cocktails. Things get livelier as evening sets in, kicking off with their scrumptious evening brunch and progressing to a full nightclub vibe with DJs spinning peppy numbers. The outdoor deck is the main draw at The Penthouse, beckoning patrons with brilliant views of the sunset as well as the gloriously lit city. Theme nights and rotating line-up of DJs through the week keep the party animals on their toes.

Palm Jumeirah, No 1, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jetty Lounge

Located inside the luxurious One and Only Royal Mirage Resort is the Jetty Lounge. This wonderful place gives patrons a glimpse of everything that Dubai has to offer. Feel the cool, white sand beneath your feet as you ease into the evening with a glass of cocktail or delicious wine. Slide into one of their comfy couches and begin your rendezvous with the interesting people around. If you want to spend some serene, private time with a special someone, you can move closer to the water to explore the breathtaking vistas of the private beach area. Settle on one of the comfy recliners that look strikingly beautiful against the white hue of the sand and unwind here for hours on end. Enjoy your drinks and indulge in quiet conversations, for it will just be you two and the ocean!

Al Suffouh Road, The Palace at One and Only Royal Mirage Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Barasti Beach

With unhindered views of the Arabian Sea, this sports bar and restaurant truly enjoys a grand location. Step out of Barasti Beach and you will find yourself on an enchanting, private waterfront. Gaze leisurely at the panorama as the Sun paints the sky in a myriad of colors. Lunch and dinner include an array of sandwiches, salads, and burgers, all light and easy on the stomach. Participate in the various entertainment programs held here, like quiz and theme nights. Catch the latest games of your favorite sports team on their flat-screen televisions, and don't be surprised if you lose track of time while you enjoy your snack amidst the melodious sound of the waves.

Al Sufouh Road, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Treehouse Dubai

Offering breath-taking views of the Downtown Buri Dubai skyline, which includes the Burj Khalifa, Treehouse Dubai offers an exclusive dining experience. The ambiance is elegant and sophisticated with classy Renaissance-era decor, classic wooden furnishing, and ornate trees giving this lounge and fine dining restaurant a modern, oasis-like appeal. The food is predominantly Mediterranean with many dishes influenced by other European cuisines. This open-air lounge is bustling till the late hours of the night with the exuberant in-house DJs spinning some groovy house as well as R&B music to keep the feet tapping and the heads bobbing. There is a full cocktail bar that serves in-house concocted specialties and other alcoholic drinks.

Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, Taj Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 43 Sky Lounge

For a luxurious night of drinking and dining, Level 43 Sky Lounge located in Four Points by Sheraton is a must for all. This beautiful bar and lounge is known for offering breath-taking panorama of the city's skyline. Patrons here are known to lose themselves as they stare at the magnificent sight and sip on the perfect signature cocktails such as an Old Fashioned or Mr. Peach Beam, which marries bourbon whiskey to peach schnapps. Enjoy a delicious selection of world-class gourmet tapas with options like Dynamite Shrimps, Manchego Cheese Plate, Creamy Smoked Salmon Crostini, and more as you relax with foot-tapping music and sky-high views. Overall, this is an intimate and classy experience you will not want to miss!

Sheikh Zayed Road, Four Points by Sheraton, Trade Centre Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SoBe Dubai

Perched atop the W Dubai at Palm Jumeirah, SoBe is a breathtaking affair, with a palm-fringed outdoor deck offering sweeping views of the marina. The bar has an art-deco aesthetic, with the interiors sporting a colorful scheme, street-art inspired murals and an eye-catching neon-pink chandelier. Latin American-inspired light bites and cocktails make up the minimalistic menu. The outdoor deck is the main draw, featuring spacious booths with candle-lit tables. The views are truly spectacular.

Crescent Road, W Dubai - The Palm, West Crescent, 5th Floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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