Monday | June 03, 2024

Best indoor spots in Dubai: Let's beat the heat!

Best indoor spots in Dubai: Let's beat the heat!



As we juggle the indoor & outdoor spaces of every restaurant and bar we enjoy in Dubai, the scene is becoming more inclined towards the indoor, air-conditioned spots to keep our going-out looks humidity-free. Just Dubai things!


Don't miss out the hype and skip a beat because of the heat. We have selected a handful of fabulous spots in Dubai to keep the shenanigans going while staying chill indoors! There's a place for every taste, so keep a versatile mind about this. We have the "it" bars and restaurants of Dubai on this list, from lustry speakeasies to high-end rooftops, let's go!







At.mosphere is an exclusive fine dining restaurant and lounge, prominent for its location on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa, so can you imagine the view from here? Some have and keep going back for it - but if you're new to Dubai, you will definitely want to elevate your dining experience with refined luxury and timeless elegance exposed through the interiors of this restaurant, lounge and cigar bar in Downtown Dubai. 


Timings: Daily from 7PM till 2AM

Location: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

Contact: (04) 888 3828



Buddha Bar



The chic, Asian-styled restaurant in Dubai oozes glamour, and is welcomed with the likes of red draped curtains printed upholstery and dramatic chandeliers, giving an alluring and enticing vibe that instantly puts guests in the party mood! Don't miss the incredible views from the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to Dubai Marina. 


Timings: Sun till Thurs from 7 PM till 1 AM, Fri 7PM till 2 AM & Sat 8PM till 2AM

Location: Grosvenor House Dubai, Al Emreef St, Dubai

Contact: (04) 317 6556



Brass Monkey



With a motto like "Grow Young Again" at Brass Monkey, you can't bu expect a buzzing atmosphere with Dubai's best Bowling Alleys, Arcades, mouthwatering dishes & signature cocktails! This adult-entertainment gastrobar in Dubai easily lets the hours pass with a whole lotta fun, ideal for big groups hangouts, let's go crew!


Timings: Mon till Wed from 4PM till 2AM, Thur & Fri 4PM till 3AM, Sat 12PM till 3AM & Sun 12PM till 2AM

Location: Bluewaters Island, Dubai

Contact: (04) 582 7277



Cé La Vi



This Downtown Dubai hotspot is known for its spectacular Burj views and the instagrammable floral swing right in front of it! Ce La Vi Dubai delivers a luxury lifestyle, dining and entertainment brand through exceptional guest services, stunning vistas and a journey of the five senses. So come on up and savor this Michelin-guide restaurant, offering the best of contemporary Asian dining, world-class entertainment with exceptional hospitality and magnificently crafted cocktails. Dubai, this is top notch!


Timings: Daily from 12PM till 3AM, except Fridays from 12:30PM

Location: Tower 2, Level 54, Address Sky View Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai

Contact: (04) 582 6111



Electric Pawn Shop



Electric Pawn Shop was established with the intention of creating a sanctuary for underground music and culture through a revolutionary disruption to the bar scene of the UAE and has accomplished so with their hedonist, exotic and dystopian counter-culture Asian bar restaurant inspired by the 70s Chinatown of New York. What’s the feel inside one of our favorite speakeasies in Dubai? Asian mystique with New York's effortless coolness, make sure to find your way there to indulge in their contemporary creative Asian cocktails & cuisine as you swing to underground beats within the conceptual design that is the DNA of Electric Pawn Shop! Intrigued? This is for the curious bar-lovers in Dubai. 


Timings: Sun till Thurs from 6PM till 1:30AM, Sat & Sun from 6PM till 3AM

Location: The H Hotel Dubai, Trade Centre, Dubai

Contact: 050 586 5510



Flashback Speakeasy



Saddle up to this 1920’s hidden den in Dubai for a drink, order some appetizers, or sink into a comfy Chesterfield and enjoy the smooth Jazz sounds. At this secret bar in Dubai, choose from a huge selection of classic cocktails, craft beverages, botanist gins, and smooth whiskeys all served in vintage teacups reminiscent of the 1920’s secretive ways. Need a little more privacy with friends? The hidden room out the back is the perfect place for private events and late-night rendezvous in Dubai.


Timings: Daily from 7PM till 2AM

Location: Paramount Hotel Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: 055 180 7559



Players House



Players House lives up to its name and location by blending an unparalleled touch of luxury, entertainment, and exclusivity in the sports bars scene of Dubai. Nestled in the heart of the Palm Jumeirah at the Andaz Hotel, Players House is poised to redefine premium sports viewing, gourmet dining, vibrant nightlife, and grooming experiences. Let's go team, this isn't your average sports bar, this is the big league!


Timings: Mon till Fri from 6PM till 3AM, Sat 8PM till 3AM & Sun 5PM till 3AM

Location: Andaz Dubai The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Contact: 052 970 2362



Galaxy Bar



A Journey to the stars with the award-winning Galaxy Bar! Defining new horizons in your late-night lounge experience. Located in the heart of DIFC, this intimate bar celebrates its Greek roots in a bespoke interior that pays homage to classical Greek architecture while reflecting in a dream-like state. You can relax and settle into your evening to savour a selection of delicious Greek meze from their sister restaurant, Avli by tashas. Or perch elegantly at their magnificent, Lemurian-blue stone arched bar and watch as your host creates your cocktail with effortless style and panache -unique signature and newly-imagined classic cocktails await, like Electric Love, Andromeda and Rising Sun among many others. Just divine.


Timings: Tue & Wed from 8 PM till 3 AM, Thur till Sat from 9 PM till 4 AM

Location: Near Four Seasons DIFC Unit C-01, Ground Floor, Gate Village Building 9, Dubai

Contact: 050 513 5908






La Cantine presents Gohan, their independent Japanese restaurant concept, situated adjacent to the original venue at Emirates Towers, offering an intimate dining experience. Despite the intimacy of the space, the restaurant boasts an impressive character, celebrating authentic and traditional Japanese dining. There’s a delightful atmosphere for you to take in at Gohan.Their signature cocktails are inspired by the The Seven Lucky Gods of Japan - so it goes without saying, you’re in for both a divine and prosperous toast!


Timings: Mon till Thu from 12 PM till 3 PM, 6 PM till 2 AM
              Fri 12 PM till 3 PM, 6 PM till 3 AM
              Sat 6 PM till 3 AM & Sun 6 PM till 2 AM

Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

Contact: (04) 352 7105



Honeycomb HI-FI



Eclectic global sounds, Izakaya style dining, rotating art exhibitions, a vinyl record and book shop are all part of the offering at Honeycomb Hi-Fi. Weekly DJ sets and listening sessions are presented on a bespoke Ojas sound system in this new home for wax lovers of all stripes. Classic Izakaya dishes and signature creations by Chef Matt Abergel feed the soul.


Timings: Sun, Tue, Wed & Thu from 7:30 PM till 2 AM, Fri & Sat from 7:30 PM till 3 AM

Location: Pullman Dubai Downtown

Contact: (04) 412 6666



Salmon Guru



With a fun, glamorous and unique ambience - Salmon Guru in Dubai is an exclusive cocktail bar serving up innovative concoctions alongside an international food menu. It is an intimate space with vivid pop art-style décor, neon lighting and a vibrant atmosphere which work in perfect harmony with the exciting food and drink menu. Salmon Guru in its other branches consistently place in the Top 50 Best Bars worldwide making it an invaluable addition to Dubai/Business Bay nightlife scene.


Timings: Monday to Friday 12:30PM - 2AM, Saturday to Sunday 5PM - 2AM

Location: The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: 052 814 9537



Sphere at the Link



Sphere Dubai is a show-starting entertainment hotspot where resident DJs and top acts transport you to a galaxy of exceptional style and sophistication. At this 360-degree bar, stylish crowds will enjoy a stratosphere of sets traversing lounge to deep house beats as they soak up stunning sunset views with signature beverages along the skyline - wit nothing to add, get in your fashionista spirit and dress to impress at Sphere Dubai!


Timings: Daily from 6PM till 1AM

Location: Level 24 at Za’abeel 1 The Link, Dubai

Contact: (04) 666 1777






The stylish speakeasy bar, Suave, is located in the 1960s Mediterranean restaurant called Basko Dubai which opened its doors last December. The Business Bay nightlife venue can be reached via a mirrored, chandeliered-decorated spiral staircase where deep red tassels fall from the ceiling to form a rose above you. Taking you back to a universe of glamour and glitz, 200 vintage records adorn the walls of this speakeasy secret bar in Dubai. Expect eclectic jazz and disco mixes from the DJ that will keep you entertained until the early hours!


Timings: Thur till Sat from 10 PM to late

Location: Basko, The Opus, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: 058 551 9143



The Guild



A tribute to the bustling energetic brasseries of New York, The Guild in Dubai is a landscape filled with masterful chefs and artisans waiting for their stories to be told. There's nightly entertainment and party on the pass with their resident DJs and live percussionists for those who are on the look out for an adventurous upbeat night in Dubai, any night of the week! It's also one of DIFC's mega culinary retreats with 5 different dining concepts each offering a distinct execution; head on to The Guild to indulge in: Nurseries, The Potting Shed, The Rockpool, Salon, and Aviaries.


Timings: Daily from 8AM till 1AM

Location: Icd Brookfield Place, Trade Centre, DIFC, Dubai

Contact: (04) 321 9142






Amelia Lounge Dubai is a jaw-dropping spot for partying in an incredible setting. The brand has unveiled a secret room upstairs, called Voyage by Amelia, and it’s an exclusive club in Dubai you’re going to want to be a part of. Accessed via a private elevator, it’s a secret spot for those in the know. The venue’s dedication to the 1920s steampunk era continues with plush velvet vintage-inspired furniture designed to resemble retro pieces of luggage, heightening the senses of space and time. The musical focus will be deep house, ensuring the vibe is always on point!


Timings: Thur, Fri & Sat from 11PM till 3AM

Location: Amelia Lounge Address, Sky View, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Contact: (04) 287 1369



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