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Best indoor bars to beat the heat in Dubai!

Best indoor bars to beat the heat in Dubai!



Keep your Dubai bar-hopping flair and style fresh and humid-free as we round-up the best indoor bars to hang in and drink at this indoor season!


Here are a handful of fabulous spots in Dubai to keep your bar experience as refreshing as those enticing & delicious cocktails you're craving indoor.



7 Tales



Explore this new Japanese-inspired speakeasy atop the iconic Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai! Feel the Night Vibes of Tokyo as 7 Tales bar boasts exhilarating views of Dubai Marina's skyline from the 44th floor.  Soak up the atmosphere of 1960s Tokyo and sip on innovative wow-worthy cocktails crafted by our team of expert mixologists while our resident DJs electrify the night with trending tunes.


Timing: Mon - Thur from 8PM till 2 AM, Fri till Sat 8PM till 3AM, Sun 8PM till 1AM

Location: Al Emreef St, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Contact: (04) 402 2222



Alma Bar



A lounge bar where art, creativity, and culture converge in the heart of DIFC; vintage charm meets a fusion of cultures, creating a vibrant center for artistic expression. A must-visit spot for delicious mixed cocktails!



Timing: Mon till Thur from 12PM till 2AM, Friday 12PM till 3AM, Sat 12PM till 7PM, 8PM till 3AM, Sun 8PM till 2AM

Location: Gate Village 5, Trade Centre, DIFC, Dubai

Contact: (04) 227 5569





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. 


Timing: Daily from 7AM till 2AM

Location: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Contact: (04) 888 3828



Basko Dubai



Basko Dubai screams 60's retro vibes with distinctive indoor and outdoor dining areas, and obviously we're lurking around the indoor bar for sure. This Mediterranean restaurant featuring Suave, their speakeasy-style bar located on the second floor of the restaurant, features a partial view of Dubai’s famous skyline, serving up lunch, dinner or simply an Aperitivo. Basko serves ultra-tasty Mediterranean dishes fused with Basque cuisine and combined with funky cocktails. Not to be missed Dubai!


Timing: Sun till Thur from 12PM till 1AM, Fri & Sat from 12PM till 2AM

Location: Basko Opus tower, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: (04) 395 0411



Blind Tiger



This new high-end after-dark bar is located at Turtle Lagoon, Jumeirah Al Naseem. What’s unique about this new bar is that it is hidden in plain sight. But while it may be hard to find, once you’re at the venue, you’ll find it hard to leave. The menu brags an array of mouth-watering bites with delicious sips created by an expert mixologist. And of course, your night will not be complete without some toe-tapping rhythmic soundtracks put together by a live DJ. The venue also boasts an outdoor terrace which will be perfect to soak in the moonlight and make the most of the beautiful winter weather.


Timing: Daily from 5PM till 2AM

Location: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai

Contact: 800 323232



Boom Battle Bar



Boom Battle Bar in Dubai is calling all secret shower singers to sign up for their Boom box private karaoke sesh for a perfect night sing, shout and let it all out! Grab a few drinks and join your friends in your own Private Karaoke pod prepped for Dubai's pro singers, Karaoke flops, and everything in-between. Choose from over 100,000 songs: rock, hip hop, 80’s retro, 90’s pop, and much more. Just pick your session and show off those vocal skills. Order your drinks straight to your pod!


Timing: Sun till Thur from 4PM till 1AM, Fri 4PM till 2AM, Sat from 1PM till 2AM

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, The Walk, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Contact: (04) 585 7357



Brass Monkey



Grow Young Again at Brass Monkey, with the town's best Bowling Alleys, Arcades, mouthwatering dishes & signature cocktails! The industrial-chic space features 12 bowling lanes, with each game lasting around 45 minutes. Do you have what it takes to nail a strike?


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

Location: Bluewaters Island, Dubai

Contact: (04) 582 7277



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. 

Timing: Sun till Thur from 7PM till 1AM, Fri 7PM till 2AM, Sat 8PM till 2AM

Location: Grosvenor House Dubai, Al Emreef St., Dubai

Contact: (04) 317 6556






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!


Timing: Sun till Fri from 12PM till 3AM, Sat from 12:30PM till 3AM

Location: Level 54 at Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai

Contact: (04) 582 6111



The Copperhead Pub



"More than just a Pub" - Copperhead Dubai is a classic pub with a modern beverage offering. Presenting an upscale food and beverage experience where guests can indulge in hearty pub fare and craft brews, in addition to cocktail, mocktail, innocent serves and fresh-made in-house juices!


Timing: Sun till Thur from 5PM till 1AM, Fri & Sat from 5PM till 2AM

Location: Jewel of the Creek, Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai

Contact: (04) 599 0330



Flashback Speakeasy



Saddle up to this 1920s hidden den 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 vast selection of classic cocktails, craft beverages, botanist gins, and smooth whiskeys all served in vintage teacups reminiscent of the 1920’s mysterious 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.


Timing:  Daily from 7PM till 2AM

Location: Paramount Hotel Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: 055 180 7559


Gilt Sky Bar



Contemporary cocktail bar with vibrant atmosphere located in the world’s most iconic hotel, Dubai's Burj Al Arab; delicious gourmet food, colourful bottles and verdant foliage lining the back at the gold bar. This bar is an absolute gem with affordable luxury being served!


Timing: Tue till Sun from 6PM till 1AM

Location: 27th floor at Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah St, Dubai

Contact: 800 323232






Hidden inside La Cantine Du Faubourg, sip your drinks inside this secret bar in Dubai with simply lit cube lanterns, red hues, low ceilings along with intimate DJ sets! Experience an elegant Japanese street food dining affair with top-quality ingredients such as foie gras, caviar and more.

Timing: Mon till Thur from 12PM till 3PM & 6PM till 2AM, Fri 12PM - 3PM & 6PM till 3AM, Sat from 6PM till 3AM, Sun 6PM till 2AM

Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

Contact: (04) 352 7105


Goose Island Tap House



This is Dubai's ultimate and mot authentic craft bar experience in the heart of JVC, Dubai! 23 Beers on Tap (most in Middle-East!) and exclusive brews found nowhere else in region, Goose Island Tap House is Dubai's beer-lovers paradise! Enjoy our homegrown Goose Island beer straight from their brewery in Chicago, Illinois, served fresh! To bite, they serve your favourite British and American pub classics! From indulgent burgers, and Pork Ribs (glazed in their own Goose Island IPA Sauce), to piping-hot.


Timing: Sun till Wed from 12PM till 2AM, Thur till Sat from 12PM till 3AM

Location: FIVE Jumeirah Village Hotel, JVC, Dubai

Contact: (04) 455 9989



Iris Dubai



A modern lounge bar bringing an elegant, natural, sensuous and free-spirited energy to the city- A precision-crafted seasonal cocktail menu that includes a unique collection of innovative Iris Signature Cocktails designed to stimulate the senses.  an oasis of escapism. Every cocktail is created with passion and precision, transporting your senses to another world. We are curious pioneers devoted to creating cocktails that are as much a delight to drink as they are for us to mix and our vision is simple - to inspire you to escape. Do not miss out on their Copper Coupe and Black Isle cocktails. 


Timing: Mon till Wed from 6PM till 2AM, Thursday 9:30PM till 4AM, Friday 6PM till 3AM, Sat 1PM till 3AM, Sun from 2PM till 2AM

Location: Meydan Grandstand, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai

Contact: (04) 334 3355



Lock, Stock & Barrel



This one's a no-brainer! LSB has struck a reputation for itself as the ultimate and most-awarded bar venue in Dubai so if you're looking to party, eat and drink with a blast and extensive entertainment program and bar deals then this is your go-to desrination.


Timing: Mon till Sat from 4PM till 3AM, Sun from 2PM till 3AM

Location: Grand Millennium Hotel, Dubai

Contact: (04) 423 8309



S Bar



Celebrating the culture of mixology, S Bar Dubai, located in the Sky Lobby on the 71st floor, is an eclectically chic bar that offers quite the impressive cocktail program. Their extensive food menu offers delectable bar bites. With grand chandeliers and plenty of natural light, one can partake in the spirited action by grabbing a seat at the striking marbled white bar. Whether for a tête-à-tête or an intimate gathering, S Bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set and the stars light up!


Timing: Daily from 8AM till 2AM

Location: SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Marasi Dr, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: (04) 607 0737



Salmon Guru Dubai



This is what an award-winning cocktail bar concept looks and tastes like! Located within the iconic Opus building, Salmon Guru is an exclusive cocktail bar serving up innovative concoctions alongside an international food menu. Their entire execution revolves around its namesake, the salmon, by striving to go against the current in everything it does, and provide guests with an unforgettable dining experience. The experimental cocktails are without a doubt what has won Salmon Guru its worldwide recognition, so be sure to try a couple of the signatures on your visit.Salmon Guru’s sister branches consistently place in the Top 50 Best Bars worldwide, which bodes well for this addition to Business Bay's bar scene. 


Timing: Mon till Fri from 12:30PM till 2AM, Sat& Sun from 5PM till 2AM

Location: The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: 052 814 9537



Salotto by Chic Nonna



This elegant space, with its unparalleled view of the Burj Khalifa and the iconic Downtown Dubai, features the finest artisan Italian leather couches, a sophisticated DJ booth, and connects to a fabulous bar lounge. A decadent ambiance with a perfect combination of 70’s style decor and contemporary luxe that comes alive in the nighttime once the live entertainment begins.


Timing: Tue till Thur from 5PM till 2AM, Friday 5PM till 3AM, Sat from 4PM till 3AM

Location: Gate Avenue Mall, Trade Centre, DIFC, Dubai

Contact: (04) 605 2000






The only rooftop bar on the Palm Jumeirah with 360 degree views of Dubai and the place to enjoy an unobstructed view of the Dubai sunset. Step into the adults' only playground, flanked by art deco and street art of South Beach Miami. Dive into delicious Latin American food and drinks as you soak up the vibe. SoBe invites you to blend in or stand out - come as you are!


Timing: Mon till Thur from 5PM till 1AM, Fri from 5PM till 2AM, Sat 4PM till 2AM, Sun 4PM till 1AM

Location: W Dubai, The Palm, Dubai

Contact: (04) 245 5800






 Vault is a buzzing venue with a relaxed atmosphere and unrivalled views in Dubai. A talented team of mixologists creates crafted concoctions, inspired by old-time classics and infused with the latest trends and blends. Expect the best crafted beverages to wines and spirits from this elegant lounge bar.


Timing: Sun till Fri from 6PM till 3AM, Sat from 4PM till 3AM

Location: JW Marriott Marquis Dubabi, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Business Bay, Dubai

Contact: (04) 414 3000



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