There are few things that capture the spirit of glamorous Dubai like sipping drinks at 360: this much-lauded circular bar sits at the end of a jetty surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, with eye-popping views of the Burj Al Arab. Arrive early at the weekends and you can settle on a beanbag and sup a drink as the sun dips below the horizon; once night falls, the music ramps up and Dubai’s beautiful people come out to party. Note that this place is pretty exclusive, and you’ll need to sign up in advance to visit: go to www.platinumlist.ae to get your name on the list. We’d also recommend arriving as soon as the doors open, otherwise you’ll be faced with mammoth queues, impatient clubbers and rather surly bouncers. Open Tue-Thu 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat 4pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8744).
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