The Glasshouse

A stunning waterfront bar in Jumeirah Islands with stunning views and affordable drinks
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Time Out Says

“It really feels like you’re not even in Dubai,” is that often-heard and somewhat paradoxical compliment paid to some of the city’s more unique hangouts.

And while we usually prefer to feel very much in the epicentre of this great city, the first thing that hits you as you approach this waterside spot in Jumeirah Islands is the scent of olive trees – how very Mediterranean.

Branches shade your long walk over the bridge and into this thoroughly charming bar and restaurant, while streams trickle over rockfaces and the distant buzz of neighbourhood residents having a great time grows as you make your approach.

The second thing that hits you is the view as you arrive onto the decking at The Glasshouse. Enormous villas are a common sight in this neighbourhood, and many sit over yonder, lining the lakes and sparking many a
“wouldn’t it be nice” conversation from those who’ve travelled from further out.

Water surrounds this entire bar, and a larger waterfall sits off to the left. At sundown, you’re treated to yet another cracking view, as the lake perfectly frames the distant towers of JLT.

A live singer provides sun-up energy with tunes from Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez et al, and some sun-down swing with Frank, Nina and Ella.

A daily happy hour serves up plenty of drinks at a cut rate (roughly Dhs27 per drink) until 7pm, but remain reasonably priced thereafter, and fire pillars keep guests cosy until late.

While service can, at times, verge on being frustratingly slow, on the whole we don’t really mind, because this is a lovely, laid-back spot that we’ll come back to again, and again.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 31 Mar 2020

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8:00 AM to 11:59 PM
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Dubai, Jumeirah Islands, 25°03'11. 55°09 - 1 شارع ١ - دبي - United Arab Emirates

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