Time Out lists 15 of the best no smoking bars in Dubai, from Marina to JLT, Downtown to JBR, and including several new bars in Dubai and sports bars
By Luke Wilson03 December 2017
One of the first things anyone new to Dubai will notice is how smoking remains so present in everyday life.
Unlike the majority of Europe, America and beyond, lighting up in public places is not frowned upon in Dubai, let alone banned. And because of the low tobacco taxation, buying a pack of 20 cigarettes here is cheaper than in most places in the world.
Trying to quit after moving to Dubai can also prove a tough task, a bit like trying to nail water to a wall, with most people conceding defeat. But it seems the tide is turning and the smoky mist could soon be lifted as the government pushes for a blanket ban in public places.
To embrace this change of tact, we’ve scoured the city for some of the best smoke-free bars for you to enjoy.