In the heart of Deira, this cozy lounge is a terrific place to meet up after work or after a "hard" day of exploring the Souks and enjoy a few expertly mixed cocktails and, perhaps, some light food. Enjoy the refined setting, where cozy chairs and sofas are arranged around coffee tables and the windows afford beautiful garden views. Afternoon tea and coffee is also served.
A cozy place to wind down after a tough day exploring Dubai or shopping the Deira Souqs, the Fairmont's luxurious Cigar Bar is a haven for those who savor the finer things life has to offer – a glass of aged single malt scotch or cognac and a premium Cuban cigar, for example. Enjoy your dusk respite in the lap of refinement, as you relax on the lounge's plush, oversized furniture and chat away about your days' adventures. After this cozy, dark wood setting has helped you set your mind at ease and catch your breath, be sure to check out the evening's menu, which never fails to impress.
Despite a few identity crises in past years, the Apartment has managed to return to the top of the "exclusive nightclubs" roster. Two separate spaces appeal to those who prefer to chill out with a martini as well as those who would rather throw down on the dance floor. Depending on the night, you might find DJs spinning funky house, 80s hits or contemporary dance music. Dress your trendy best; designer jeans and trainers are permitted.
While Bur Dubai might strike you as an unlikely location for a chic rooftop lounge, that's only because you haven't yet been to Chill. Located on top of the Royal Ascot Hotel, Chill blends a mixture of quirky design influences, from fake grass to paper lanterns to Ikea-like furniture. You're sure to find some favorites on the extensive drink list to enjoy as you soak in the Dubai skyline and mingle with the jet-set ex-pat clientele.
When you walk in, you might think, "Perhaps they took the name too far," but there's something to be said for this underground bar with curved walls and portholes that suggest a (you guessed it!) submarine. The cool industrial finish meshes well with the electro and minimalist beats. If dancing isn't something you want to do, there are plenty of couches and tables that are the perfect place on which to relax and enjoy your drink of choice.