Lotus Lounge

Get some chilled-out vaycay feels

This chilled-out bar at beach hotel Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort & Spa will make you feel like you’re on holiday, even if in reality you’ve just escaped a from a hard day at the office.

The vibe is mellow – aided by the fact that it’s full of actual holidaymakers (who we envy).

With views from the terrace out to sea and across the Palm, it’s the perfect spot for sundowners, so if you can, head here early to catch the sunset.

We settle into one of the comfy seats, the stresses of the working week immediately evaporating, as we gaze out at a view you could never tire of.

During the day the venue hosts a classy afternoon tea, but by night it’s a chilled-out hotel bar, serving up mixed drinks and light bites – think crispy fried coconut prawns and cajun chicken tacos.

The drinks menu is on the pricey side, with glasses of grape at around Dhs60 to Dhs90. However, a two-for-one daily happy hour from 5pm until 7pm helps with that.

The Thai-inspired venue is moodily lit, with a warm vibe, and it’s easy to relax. All that’s missing is the actual holiday.

The bottom line

Chilled-out vaycay feels.

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