From urban oasis to desert retreat, Purobeach UAE is as far removed from the manicured rooftop of the original Dubai location – on top of the Conrad Dubai car park – as it gets. But the essence of both locations remains the same. This is not a place for big-name DJs or thumping bass. Describing itself as an “oasis of happiness”, you come to Purobeach to get away from it all. Just 20 minutes – and a world away – from Dubai Marina, it is a beautiful place for beautiful people. High heels appear mandatory footwear for the ladies, while chaps chill in shirts when they’re not in and out of the central pool – the signature installation of the whole complex, made with black Balinese lava stone. The party element is most prevalent on Saturdays, when the beats are cranked to accompany a Dhs300 brunch, but with a midnight curfew (with the exception of “special events”) it’s a place to party if sparkling drinks aren’t your thing.