The view: A panorama of Bur Dubai’s low-rise apartment blocks
Setting: One of the most laid-back spots on the list, you can lounge around on comfy day beds while listening to music from one of the resident DJs.
Cuisine: Surprisingly good Mediterranean-inspired bar snacks.
Best time to go: Post-work drinks for those who don’t fancy being stared down by snooty fashion fans at rival bars, or pre-club if you’re going out in the area.
Open Sun-Fri 7pm-3am, Sat 7pm-1.30am. Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 355 8500).