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1 Caramel: This DIFC hangout came along in March, offering us posh drinks in grown-up environs – with a price tag.
(04 425 6677).

2 Armani/Privé: Since April, we’ve enjoyed sipping expensive drinks at the Armani Hotel’s bar/club in the Burj Khalifa. We can’t quite afford to go every week, but it’s a treat we savour.
(04 888 3308).

3 The Gramercy: We liked watching the World Cup in the sophisticated surroundings of The Gramercy, DIFC’s new sports bar, in June. These days we don’t need an excuse to go.
(04 437 7511).

4 Rhodes Twenty10: Enjoy a glass of grape while tucking into a Gary Rhodes burger at his second restaurant in Dubai, at the Marina’s Le Royal Méridien. It opened on August 5.
(04 399 5555).

5 The new 400 Club: The Parisian boudoir look has never been our bag, so when 400 Club at The Fairmont Dubai closed for a refurb, we were intrigued. Since it reopened in October, we’re big fans of the new ‘underground club’ theme.
(04 332 4900).

6 La Petit Maison: A brand-spanking-new lava-top bar opened at La Petit Maison restaurant, which added a Dubai spot in DIFC to its classy portfolio back in October (it already has venues in London and Nice).
(04 439 0505).

7 One&Only Palm Jumeirah: Try 101 restaurant, followed by a drink overlooking a side of the Palm rarely seen from the vantage point of the gorgeous new One&Only, open since November.
(04 440 1010).

8 Crystal: This Raffles nightspot launched in November, and revealed some of the most intriguing decor around – wrought-iron monkey, anyone?
(050 297 2097).

9 Music Room: We got stuck in to a new regular jam night after Ramadan and rocked out to a performance from up-and-coming UK band The Heavy on December 2 at this newly renovated Bur Dubai spot.
(04 501 2534).

10 Puerto de Elite: This upmarket open-air club/bar/restaurant at The Address Dubai Marina replaced Shades, opening at the beginning of December.
(04 436 7788).

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