C Club

Time Out visits the regal cigar bar Reviews

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The smoking ban that has crept into bars and pubs in the Western hemisphere has been the death knell for the cigar bar, which has become a rare breed of drinking (and smoking) establishment. Happily, however, no such legislation has encroached on the leisurely pursuit of firing up a stogie in Dubai, a fact attested by C Bar (the ‘C’, we’re assuming, stands for cigar) – a regal, wood-panelled, high-ceilinged venue where you half expect to see English gentlemen with mutton chops and starched collars wagering that they can traverse the globe in 80 days.

No such luck on our visit – C Club was quite empty, though this didn’t lessen the experience. Jazz played softly in the background and we had trouble choosing from the abundant selection of malts, spirits and other beverages. Even if you pass on the tobacco options, C Club is still a pleasant destination for an aperitif before heading to one of the hotel’s numerous restaurants.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 453 0444
  • Travel: The Crescent (West), Palm Jumeirah
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  • Dresscode: Casual
  • Times: Open daily 6pm-1am

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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: VIP areas

User reviews:

Posted by: Jones on 06 Oct ' 11 at 17:54
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

This is unbelievable. An oasis of luxury in the anyway luxurious dessert!

The cigars are unbelievable. The German barman offered me an absolutely rare Dominican cigar. Fuente Opus. It was the best cigar I have ever had.

And then the beverage selection: not one of the biggest ones [I like the Cigar Bar in Fairmont, which has a just astonishing selection of premium beverages] - but one of the best. I could not resist to have a couple of Amarone de Valpolicella by the glass.
After that I went on with the beautiful Armagnac they have.

The service was unbelievable competent, friendly, subtle - even in relation to European hotel bars.

I will deifnitely go back - as often as I can.

The only set back is the long way to the Palm - but if you are going to the La Casa del Habanos in JBR, you need on a weekend as long [due to the usual traffic congestions].

Definitely worth to spent the extra time in your car!

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