In little more than a decade, Dubai has sprung from the sand in the form of hundreds of startling skyscrapers – it is, quite literally, a city on the up. This means some of its best nightspots sport fantastic vantage points, which is why we thought we’d recommend 10 of the best – or 10 great ways to spend an evening among the stars.

360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel: With the sky as your limitless ceiling, 360° offers a sweeping view of the Arabian Gulf as well as the iconic Burj Al Arab. This pier-based bar is an ideal place for sundowners, especially at weekends when music is hosted by international DJs.
Dress code: casual. Open Tue-Thu 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat 4pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, (04 406 8744)