The view: Orange desert sands as far as the eye can see.
Setting: Stretch out in cosily-arranged lounge areas scattered with cushions. On cooler nights, they’ll even bring you a blanket to keep you comfortable.
Cuisine: Arabic-inspired light snacks are on offer, but shisha is the name of the game.
Best time to go: Just as dusk is falling (although remember this venue is an hour’s drive out of town).
Open Sun-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 12.30pm-1am. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, 37 km past Arabian Ranches, towards Endurance Village (04 381 3231).