Relaxed vibes, stunning views and drink prices that won’t break the bank

Time Out Says

it isn’t too much of a challenge to find a bar in Dubai boasting big views of the city (see page 132 for our pick of the best). But quite often you’ll only visit for a special occasion – those heady heights often come with equally lofty prices. Shades is a spot, however, that it’s easy to return to time and again.

And with the evenings getting cooler, now’s the perfect time to check out this longstanding Marina spot, if you’re not a regular visitor. 

Perched on the rooftop that’s home to Address Dubai Marina’s massive infinity pool, this is a great vantage point from which to survey the area – and the pool itself makes for a picturesque (and romantic) backdrop.

It’s especially striking by night – with the lower-level setting making you feel as if you’re sitting among the skyscrapers.

Visit at sunset to get the best of both worlds (and for the best deals). Drinks aren’t particularly pricey at any time (given the setting), with a mixed drink at around Dhs55 and a glass of house grape coming in at under Dhs50. However, everyone loves a bargain, and these costs are made even better when happy hour kicks in from 6pm. The two-hour “Social Sunset” means you’ll get 50 percent off, with a bottle hops coming in at under Dhs30, so it’s worth arriving early.

As it’s an all-day venue you can venture here at any time, however you’ll have to fork out Dhs250  if you’re after a dip (although you’ll get Dhs100 back in credit for drinks). 

With a laid-back poolside vibe, a decent happy hour, moody lighting and some top Marina views, Shades makes a great spot for a chilled date.

A poolside bar at Address Dubai Marina

Relaxed vibes, stunning views and drink prices that won’t break the bank

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 03 Oct 2018

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