Despite the name, there’s nothing underground or high-security about this sweet nightspot. Occupying the uppermost portions of the world’s tallest hotel and offering views across the neighbourhoods of Jumeirah and out to sea, Vault is a perfect spot for visitors – but by no means should it be reserved solely for them.
While it may have a great location, vantage point and USP, this 71st and 72nd floor bar bucks the trend of many by not charging the Earth for a drink. It’s by no means cheap (from Dhs45 for Russian beverages, from Dhs60 for a glass of sparkling grape, up to Dhs120 for a top-level signature mixed drink), but fair for the setting. There’s also a daily happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, while on Tuesdays ladies get three free drinks.
Avoid the post-brunch period, but head down for sunset and linger as the city’s lights come up. Good timing is the only key you need to enjoy the vista from this, ahem, top spot.
The Bottom Line Great views and a good happy hour.