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The best late-night bars in Dubai

High in the sky or deep underground, Dubai's late-night bar scene is yet to be bettered

The liveliest of the seven Emirates, Dubai is a city that never stops. Over the last several years the city has developed into a cosmopolitan world capital that attracts people from all over the world. In addition to its grand luxury hotels and powerhouse entertainment, Dubai boasts a multitude of elegant and cutting-edge places to wine and dine as well as nightclubs where visitors and residents can dance the night away. Here's our pick of the best places to spend your night this autumn...


This newly-opened Peruvian restaurant in the sophisticated Four Seasons Hotel is already the latest rave of Dubai. Arriving straight from London where the restaurant delighted the palates of its guests, the Peruvian journey at the Dubai venue starts the minute you walk through the door. The interior is softly lit and boasts a ceiling with antique Incan gilding. The vibrant bar is filled, Peruvian-style, with a host of trinkets and has traditional mud ‘botija’-lined walls reflecting a South American and rustic flair. The bar leads to a corridor with walls lined with a collection of bottles and colonial embellishments. Food is top-notch and offers the best of Peru with a contemporary twist.

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Jetty Lounge

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A popular spot for socialising during the cooler months, at Jetty Lounge you can sit outside on lounge chairs with your drink in hand and some tasty snacks from the bar. Located in the Royal Mirage Hotel on Al Sufouh Road, the venue is housed in a white and contemporary setting with Arabian touches. Culinary accompaniments include tasty Arabic mezze, quiches, Spanish ham, cheese dips and Asian platters. But it’s the Jetty Lounge’s proximity to the sea that gives it its charm – an ideal place to relax in a serene setting after a long day.

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This swanky cigar bar is located on the 71st and 72nd floors of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, and is accessed from the hotel’s lobby by two elevator rides. Appropriately named, the bar is designed with heavy doors protecting its inner threshold. Upon entry, guests will be enraptured by the venue’s luxurious plush interior hallmarked by black and gold finishings offering an uber classy bar complete with magnificent views.

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This contemporary wine cellar boasts a warm and cosy ambiance as well as more than 1,500 international wines. Guests can relish in a ‘straight from the barrel’ experience, whereby they try a number of wines by the glass, alongside delicious French cheeses and other snacks. The venue offers a variety of intimate spaces where diners can escape with their wine for a relaxed and special evening.

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Head up to the Burj Khalifa’s 122nd floor where you can sip your champagne amidst luxurious surroundings and panoramic views. Appropriately named considering the venue’s incredible height, it is stationed so far up the Burj Khalifa that it is, metaphorically, high in atmosphere. The bar offers a lengthy list of drinks and speciality wines as well as tasty snacks. Guests can also order from the nearby At.mosphere restaurant which serves up wonderful gourmet creations.

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Mercury Lounge


Perched atop the newly-opened Four Seasons Hotel, the Mercury Lounge is a magical location. This rooftop bar boasts views from either side of the hotel at the Burj Khalifa and the Arabian Sea. A large glass sphere at the centre of the venue serves as a dramatic focal point for guests and also as a speciality vodka bar. There are also private majlises where groups or couples can hide away and feel like a VIP guest.

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2 Jetty Lounge
3 Vault
4 Cave
5 At.mosphere
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