Positioned on the third floor of Pier 7, the ebony, cylindrical tower adjacent to Dubai Marina Mall, this industry-inspired, Asian-influenced nightspots has quickly amassed a following for its daily drinks deals, excellent views and cool, modern interiors. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service is good and overall it’ll leave residents and not just visitors impressed.
When it quietly opened in 2012, this bar bridged the gap between British pub and snooty American lounge bar. While barely publicised, this nightspot was, until very recently, a favourite among the city’s swing and lindy-hop dance communities, who met regularly for ciroc dancing and short lessons. Nevertheless, there’s still live music, a jukebox and darts to keep the punters entertained.
Pure Sky Lounge
Thanks to its location on the 35th floor of the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, this vertiginous hangout offers great views of the sea and Palm Jumeirah. What’s more, there’s a daily happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, and ladies’night on Tuesdays, with free-flowing selected drinks from 9pm to 11pm.