The Roof top
A complete classic on the Dubai social scene, the rooftop bar at the Royal Mirage has become a de rigueur place to take visiting family and friends, or for a chilled night under the stars once the cooler weather rolls in.
Eschewing the elevator for a trip up the narrow Souk-esque staircase brings you out into a stunning traditional Arabic setting, where the cocktails are the stars to be sipped under the glittering moonlight.
Sink onto a cushion along one of the sociable seating areas and peruse the seemingly inexhaustible cocktail menu, adding a selection of Oriental mezzeh bites to your order. With majlis-style seating in the corners of the rooftop available for reservation for groups of 10, it is the perfect way to end an evening, or celebrate a big occasion in chilled out style.
INFO: One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel 04 399 9999 or visit royalmirage.oneandonlyresorts.com
This Latin-inspired venue offers up a stunning outdoor terrace with views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.
INFO: The Address, Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Tel 04 436 8928 or visit theaddress.com
Think Miami poolside but with out wild bikini-clad revellers and what you’ve got is one of the city’s most stylish al fresco winter hangouts.
INFO: Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel 04 343 8888 or visit shangri-la.com
Where the media possé unwind to the beats of the resident DJ. Call in advance to find out the evening promotions.
INFO: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai. Tel 04 366 9111 or visit radissonblu.com