Much like ‘charm’ or ‘essence’, style is something that can’t be pinned down. Those who have it, flaunt it; those who don’t have it, want it. Wherever you stand in the style stakes (and we’re firm believers that everyone has their own special strand), we hope you’ll enjoy reding the third issue of Time Out Style, included with this issue, as much as we’ve enjoyed crafting it. It’s loaded with information and cool products, ranging from the latest geek-chic specs to hot new dishdasha and abaya styles, and is further proof of Dubai’s distinct and fast-evolving style.

To celebrate the new mag, we’ve rounded up the most stylish locations in Dubai, alphabetically, chosen on the basis that each is unique, aesthetically pleasing and exudes its own kind of cool. We’ve also scouted out four chic individuals to impart their own style tips. Now there’s no excuse not to embrace your inner style icon…

101 Dining Bar & Lounge:
There are few spots in Dubai that are as effortlessly cool and calm as this sleek bar and restaurant. Perched at the end of a wooden walkway on the furthest tip of The Palm’s West Crescent, it feels like you’re at the end of the world (in a good way!). The decor somehow manages to be opulent and understated all at once, and the outdoor deck exudes a Saint-Tropez vibe, while offering spectacular views of the Dubai Marina skyline.
One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010).