Rooftop to poolside in Dubai

January 28, 2014 07.31 PM

As the rest of the world deals with full-blown winter and Polar Vortexes, Dubai liaises in a constant springtime ideal for rooftop soirees and poolside preening even in January.

One of the newest clubs of the season comes atop new The Oberoi Dubai, known for its party-ways and new Iris rooftop that brings one of Beirut’s most popular club brands to the Emirates. The Ibiza crowd finds two of its Balearic-born brands in Dubai including Pure Sky along the 35th floor of Hilton’s The Walk Hotel and the even wilder Blue Marlin UAE on the outskirts of Dubai that's home to one of the wildest Friday champagne mixers you’ll find at any beach in the Middle East.

Far-less bling is the new Story Rooftop that brings a boho artist feel to a forgettable rooftop behind Zayed University that’s attracting the UAE’s fashion crowd and art elite. With a Peruvian menu that impresses even skeptics, it’s our favorite new addition to Dubai nightlife in recent years. Those that need an even better view, Uptown Bar manages a chic happy hour even on a Wednesday from the 24th floor of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel while Tomo does some of the best sushi with a view from atop Raffles Dubai. But the true showstopper is Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar that manages the chicest crowd in Dubai with an architectural terrace and supper club worthy of the Paris-born brand.

Written by:

Michael Martin
Editorial Review Author


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