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


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

iKandy Bar

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

Tamanya Terrace

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