5 most chilled-out bars in Dubai
You know those weeks where everything seems to be going wrong? You’re stressed out at work, rent needs to be paid and your mother keeps pestering you about that overdue call home. All that’s needed is a comfy watering hole to sip on a cold one with a group of pals you don’t have to put airs on with. Easier said than done, but we’re here to give you a few pointers on spots you can take the edge off in. All you have to do is manage the friends part...
No, you don’t have to be Scottish to get the most out of this cosy hub in JBR. We all need an easy spot where food is comforting, affordable drinks are flowing and vibes are buzzing – just enough so you can still relax, though.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR
Contact: +971 52 917 5512
Crown & Lion
When we think of a British pub, we think snug and smoky booths, a darkly lit indoors, typical pub grub and one too many pint glasses. That’s Crown & Lion in a nutshell, and it’s fantastic.
Where: Byblos Hotel Dubai, Barsha Heights
Contact: +971 4 448 8000
There’s something about an old Irish pub with a weathered look that gives it that warm cushy feel, and this Dubai oldie perfects it. With deals throughout the day and live Irish folk music to sing along to, heading here any time of the week is always a good shout.
Where: Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 332 2400
One for the more sophisticated relaxers out there, this Cuba- inspired speakeasy is where you can sink into red leather chairs and be serviced with a ring of a bell. Sip malt beverages and relax in style.
Where: Majestic City Retreat Hotel, Bur Dubai
Contact: +971 4 359 8888
The Green Room
Tucked away in the main square of City Walk lies The Green Room – a chic establishment perfect for those who need to take a break after all that shopping. Who wouldn’t enjoy a live jazz session with a expertly made mixed drink?
Where: The Square, City Walk
Contact: +971 4 590 5444
Where to find sips on the sand
Life’s a breeze
Breeze Beach Grill
Airy views of The Palm, wood-panelled sofas, a leisurely dip in the sea – life really is a breeze at this chill-out spot.
Where: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 568 3000
No shoes, no worries
What’s the first thing you do when you hit the beach? Let your toes sink in the sand, and you’ll have no shame in doing that at the Palm Grill in JBR. Kick off those shoes and feel those beach vibes.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, JBR
Contact: +971 4 318 6150
Florida is arguably the capital of relaxation, and Key West has taken a slice of it which we can all experience in Dubai.
When: Nikki Beach Dubai Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira
Contact: +971 4 376 6000