Undoubtedly one of Dubai’s most magnificent-looking new hotels, the Waldorf Astoria is staying true to brand with efforts to attract the city’s highest rollers. It’s not unusual to see Bentleys lining the sweeping driveway out front, while inside you’ll find the likes of the latest eatery by three Michelin star holding Chef Heinz Beck. Be prepared, then, to drop a wad of cash on a couple of drinks at the hotel’s resident bar, Serafina. While the hotel itself is impressive, for the majority of Dubai’s mere mortals Serafina perhaps isn’t quite worth making a special trip for. With its library lounge vibe, it’s hard to imagine the place alive with patrons and chatter. That said, if you like nothing more than to don your smoking jacket, light up a status-advertising cigar and sip well-aged, distilled drinks, look no further.