St Trop

Chic poolside bar with urban-cool vibes
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Time Out Says

There are plenty of cool rooftop bars with Burj Khalifa views, but we’ll never complain when a new one opens up shop.

St Trop at the swanky Waldorf Astoria DIFC opened in early October and is set by the hotel’s pool on the 18th floor.

It’s not the most destination bar you’ll find – it very much is a bar by a swimming pool – but the setting is slick and the views over the city give it an urban-chic feel.

The pool is the centrepiece – in fact there’s not all that much room around it – and it’s lit up to give a lively nightspot vibe.

By day there is a nautical theme to the pool area (which is just for hotel guests), with stripy sunloungers and swinging chairs. However we’re not too sure about the St Trop moniker by night. After sunset there’s more a city slicker feel than South of France mellow beach vibe thanks to the loud beats, surrounding skyscrapers and black glasses. It all feels quite businessy, despite the poolside location. That’s not to its detriment though, given the post-work visitors it will get.

Service is attentive and friendly and there’s a decent selection of drinks coming in at around Dhs45 for a bottle of hops and Dhs50 for a glass of grape.

There are also fancy dishes including oysters, steak tartare and crispy octopus if you’re looking for an upmarket snack.

Is it going to rival livelier rooftop venues in the area? Possibly not, but for a grown-up new spot slap-bang in the middle of the bustle of the city it’s worth checking out, especially if you have visitors in town.

Chic poolside bar with urban-cool vibes

For Burj Khalifa views

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 04 Dec 2019

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