The newest addition to the Amwaj Rotana, Fumo Lounge by Rosso is a decent offering for al fresco drinks, bites and shisha.
The outdoor bar has good views looking out to the sand-coloured towers of JBR and it feels a bit like a retreat from the bustle of The Walk. It has a natural, rustic touch, owing to the brown and green colour scheme, the lush green trees and foliage all around.
It’s a quiet space and a kind of hideaway from the hotel’s most popular spots Benihana and the busy JB’s Gastropub. It’s also a more chilled-out alternative to its parent bar, Rosso (which is also well worth a visit). But if you just want to kick back, relax and enjoy good conversation, Fumo Lounge is the place.
The drinks menu is short but varied, but it’s pricey – a pint of hops is Dhs48 and premium beverages range from Dhs44 to Dhs70. There are also a range of teas at Dhs56 and Dhs59. Head here for happy hour from 5pm to 8pm daily, though, and you’ll get 20 to 30 percent off selected beverages. You can get decent Middle Eastern grills and desserts, plus sushi, too.
For a relaxed beverage and a bite away from it all, this is a cute, little nook to try.
The bottom line Good al fresco bar if quiet is the word.
Fumo Lounge by Rosso