Because you can never have too many #Sundowners posts! We’re venturing outside and rediscovering the joys of dining al fresco. Plus, in Dubai, as winter rolls in, the sky is clearer than ever meaning our Insta-game is back with a bang. Whether you’re a resident, or you have visitors in town for a few days that you’re looking to impress, we’ve rounded up the top bars at which to snap envy-inducing shots that will light up social media.
Cu-ba, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Offering panoramic views of Downtown Dubai from its rooftop location, Cu-ba at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is the perfect place to spend an afternoon that turns into an evening. You’ll enjoy a glass elevator ride to the hotel’s top level before stepping out to take in the scenery. As the sun sets, enjoy one of the Latin bar’s signature infused rum beverages, or a cigar from its extensive collection.
Koubba Bar, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Once you sink into one of the plush lounges on Koubba Bar’s terrace, you’ll be hard-pressed to find reason to move. The elevated position gives you views over the Madinat’s famed canals, as well as an uninterrupted vista of the Burj Al Arab. Plus, the bar serves up sunset-themed cocktails to add to the Arabesque ambience.
Bahri Bar, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
The multi-award winning Bahri Bar is a well-known spot amongst residents in Dubai for its laidback atmosphere, incredible views and delectable snack food menu – so it’s perfect for when you have guests in town. Book yourself a table just ahead of sunset to watch the sky change colours over the Burj Al Arab. You certainly won’t want to forget your phone on this outing.
Ambar, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Located within the new Jumeirah Al Naseem complex, Ambar is fast becoming one of the city’s hottest spots for sundown and beyond. Sitting pretty on the rooftop of the hotel, the bar offers views of its lush gardens and the Arabian Gulf whilst serving up Arabic mezzeh and an extensive beverage menu. It’s the perfect pre- or post-dinner spot.
Uptown Bar, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Somewhat of a hidden gem, those who discover Uptown Bar at Jumeirah Beach Hotel are sure to tell visitors it’s their favourite spot to unwind. One step outside and they’ll certainly see why. Located on the 24 th floor of the hotel, Uptown Bar offers spectacular views of Dubai’s coastline and cityscape, as well the Burj Al Arab. The dimming sky light is made even prettier when the city lights turn on for the night.
Alta Badia, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Like to take your Italian food with an Insta-worthy view? Then you’ll love Alta Badia on level 50 of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. The restaurant serves up authentic Italian cuisine with picturesque views of Abu Dhabi that are certain to be a topic of conversation over dinner. Just don’t forget to eat your pasta whilst you’re snapping the scenery!
Gold on 27, Burj Al Arab
As far as Instagram-worthy bars go, Gold on 27 in the Burj Al Arab is a tough one to beat. Located on the 27 th floor of the famous hotel, the bar is entirely decked out in gold leaf to stunning effect. A visit here with guests ticks all the boxes – access to the Burj, views of the Gulf and endless opportunities for gold-filtered selfies throughout the night. They’ll be talking about this place for years to come.
Ray’s Bar, Jumeirah Etihad Towers
Ray’s Bar is a place where people come for the views, but stay to Instagram their cocktails. The bar in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is renowned in Abu Dhabi for its extensive drinks menu and skilled staff who can create off-the- cuff concoctions to your liking. Plus, there’s nothing like taking in a specially-made beverage whilst admiring views of the capital is there? #NailedIt.
And a couple from Europe….
The Club Room at Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Finding its home on the ninth floor of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London, The Club Room is a cool place to spend an afternoon (or a late evening) with friends. With panoramic views of London from its high location, the Club serves a selection of healthy meals, fruit cocktails and smoothies that are as ’grammable as the view.
Sunset Sushi Lounge, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
Boasting 180-degree views over the UNESCO Heritage Tramuntana Mountain range, quaint Port de Sóller and the Mediterranean Sea, Sunset Sushi Lounge at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is definitely one of the best places in the island of Mallorca to admire the sunset. Add to that a great selection sushi and Asian style tapas together with locally inspired cocktail creations (Sóller Fizz anyone?) and all you need is to make sure you have enough battery for your Instagram stories and pictures.
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