101 Dining Lounge and Bar
Palm Jumeirah bar ideal for sundowners on the jetty 1 Reviews
One of the most secluded new drinking spots to throw open its doors over the past few months, the new One&Only Palm Jumeirah’s 101 is seated at the end of the hotel’s jetty. By car, it takes a surprising amount of time to arrive at the end of the crescent, and then there’s the walk all the way down to the venue – it’s also worth booking a taxi in advance to pick you up, as otherwise you’ll be in for a long wait on the way out.
But 101 is definitely worth the journey, and if you can get yourself organised, there’s also the option for guests to arrive by boat from the One&Only Royal Mirage – a great way to make an entrance if you’re entertaining visitors. The lounge itself is a cosy yet stylish outdoor affair, with a liberal scattering of sofas, cushions and pouffes, and plenty of heaters in place for cooler nights. Well-chosen aqua and brown hues fit with the beachside surroundings, and as the night wears on, the chill-out background music is cranked up a few decibels, but not so much that it overpowers the laid-back vibe.
Naturally there’s plenty of options on the tipples menu, with a particularly extensive list of short drinks, and some impressive-sounding bar snacks. But while the tomato and bresaola bruschetta is worth a nibble, it will hardly keep you satiated for long, and the cucumber sticks with tzatziki turn out to be served with cream cheese, not the Greek yoghurt-based dip. But these are merely the quibbles of a pedant, and overall, 101 is everything a destination bar should be.
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