With clear skies more than 300 days a year, here’s where to head
Best Outdoor Bar in Dubai Winner Barasti If you like to dip your toes in the ocean while you enjoy a drink, there aren’t many options where you aren’t charged beach club prices. That’s why, understandably, Barasti’s beach is consistently heaving with a predominantly expat clientele. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Umm Suqeim (04 511 7136).
Highly Commended Best Outdoor Bar in Dubai Jetty Lounge If you want to taste what it might have been like being Aristotle Onassis, then you need to check out this sophisticated beach bar – it’s a true taste of the high life. One&Only Royal Mirage, Umm Suqeim (04 399 9999).
Highly Commended Best Outdoor Bar in Dubai The Irish Village With its gargantuan garden and uncomplicated sense of fun, as well as regular live music events, this longstanding pub is a popular choice. Garhoud (04 239 5000).
With one of the liveliest ladies’ nights in town and an awe-inspiring view of the Dubai Marina skyline as well as the yachts moored in the water, this is one of the go-to terraces in town.
Head to this funky beachside bar early on a Thursday evening and you can sip a drink and listen to the lapping of the waves in utter tranquillity ahead of the party that ensues at the nightspot as the evening progresses.