There can’t be many bars in the world like 360°. Set at the end of its very own pier, the heli-pad shaped outdoor space boasts panoramic views of Dubai’s coastline, the Burj al Arab’s light show and vivid sunsets over the Arabian Ocean. During the week, it’s all about the shisha, comfy seats and laidback tunes. Come Friday night, however, and it’s transformed into a hedonistic, electronic playground with local and international talent.

The superbly showy crowd arrives in two waves: the first at 5pm for sundowners, followed by the after-8pms, who come and don’t leave until they’re forced out at 2am. A must for tourists and residents alike – just be sure to get your name on the guestlist at the weekends, and remember to pack a fat wallet.