Voda Bar

Stylish bar at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm Reviews

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New Jumeirah-run hotel Zabeel Saray, located on the Palm Jumeirah, will never win any awards for subtlety. Gigantic chandeliers hang in every lobby, multi-coloured fountains trickle here and there and the flower bouquets are like small gardens unto themselves. Inside the strongly Ottoman-themed venue are 10 international eateries and two bars, including Voda Bar. Surprisingly slick in its setting, the lounge’s decor is white and minimalist, with ’60s-style cave chairs and super-high ceilings.

When we visited one Friday night it was already fairly full, which was also pleasantly surprising considering its newness (it opened on January 4) and location on the very furthest end of the man-made islands (bar the One & Only The Palm, that is). The crowd is a mixture of stylish and bling, made up mainly of couples, while the hip, bespectacled DJ leisurely spins Daft Punk and Prince from his fittingly white Mac. As for drinks, the menu boasts various spirits and grapes, reworked and original mixes and dozens of brands of clear Russian drink, while sushi dishes start from Dhs30. Worth a visit to impress a date, especially if you live on the Palm.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 453 0444
  • Travel: The Crescent (West), Palm Jumeirah
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: DJ

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Posted by: Sanerita on 18 Oct ' 11 at 07:46

is tuesday girls night ?

Posted by: Maria on 03 Oct ' 11 at 20:41
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

The best ladies nights in town :)

Posted by: Heike on 11 May ' 11 at 18:16
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Great food, great drinks, very cool spot.
Best experience in Dubai yet.

Posted by: Omar Abdul on 09 Apr ' 11 at 11:49
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Incredible setting. Really amazing.
We were there on last Saturday - the bar was fairly full [not as packed as some other of our favorite bars].

The sushi we had was very good [I would say on par with Okku] - my wife and me especially loved the grilled salmon ngiri. Drinks were also great and on the same level as famous bars in NYC or London. My sparkling sake cocktail with pear taste was as great as the aged Manhattan of my misses.
Music is a good mix, could be a bit more laid back for me...
Service was friendly, but could be a bit more polished - maybe teething problems!?

The crowd was also a good mix and guess what: no ladies waiting for prey [which especially pleased my wife].

Overall it is great and the latest spot!
That it fairly unknown, makes it even more sympathetic...

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