Dubai’s highest rooftop club, District 47, opens
What’s On has details of Dubai’s highest rooftop club, District 47 at the Warwick Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
– Highest outdoor pool
– Highest vantage point
It was only in January when the H Hotel acquired the title of Dubai’s highest bar, but fast forward less than 12 months later and the baton has been passed on.
Dubai’s highest rooftop club – District 47 (formally District Lounge) – is seven floors higher than its predecessor, located on the 47 floor of the new Warwick Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road promising to boast stellar views of the city’s skyline.
Starting Thursday 11 December and continuing into the New Year, the weekly schedule includes live bands from 8pm every Thursday and old school urban, hip hop and RnB with Dany Neville on Fridays. Food with a pan Asian theme will also be served between 9pm and 12am.
Speaking about the District 47 relaunch and relocation, founder Alan Honein said: “We know our guests and followers very well; they are sophisticated, particular and trendy yet down-to-earth and our new location is set to emulate this.”
Floor 47, Warwick Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. Tel: (050) 880 2285. Metro: Financial Centre. facebook.com/DistrictLounge
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The fact that What’s On HQ is in the same building as Q43 instantly gives it some clout, but the 360 degree views of the Palm, Marina and Burj Al Arab, make it Media City’s new hotspot.
Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, opening hours to be announced. Tel: (04) 4271000. Metro: Nakheel. mediaonehotel.com
Delicious gazpacho, Manchego cheese bites and yellowfin tuna cones are among the tapas treats at Melia Dubai’s new rooftop bar. The mojitos and sangria go down nicely too. Sink into a poolside beanbag and take in the great city view.
Melia Dubai, 23 Kuwait Street, Port Rashid, Dubai. Tel: (04) 386 8111. Taxi: Kuwait Street. 7pm to 12am. melia.com
The Dubai Fountains are pretty impressive from the ground level, but hoist yourself up 63 floors and they become mind-blowing. The view of the Burj Khalifa isn’t half bad either. You’ll have to take two lifts to reach it, but once you do, the twinkling city views and art deco-inspired interiors will ensure you stay for more than just the one.
The Address Downtown, Dubai, daily 6pm to 2.30am. Tel: (04) 4368888. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. theaddress.com
PEOPLE BY CRYSTAL
Drink in the 360-degree view at this glitzy bar and club on the 17th floor of Raffle’s in Wafi City – which, for those who are new to town, is Dubai’s take on ancient Egypt. Think imposing pyramids, gold pillars and giant pharaoh statues, complete with a host of five-star restaurants, bars and a sprawling mall. It’s Disneyland for adults and well worth a trip.
Raffles Hotel, Wafi City, Dubai. Tel: (050) 2972097. Taxi: Wafi. 11pm to 3am. peopleofdubai.com
Situated on the 4oth floor of One Sheikh Zayed Road, the new hotspot claims to take guests on a ‘an audio journey from sunset to the early hours’, catering for everyone from post-work drinkers to late-night revellers. Food with an international theme will also be served. With options of low lounge seating to capture the sunset or sat up high at the bar to gain uninterrupted access to the stunning views, all whilst listening to the smooth tunes or live sounds of 40Kong, this urban space will not fail to impress.
40Kong, Floor 40 The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (05) 0297 2097. Metro: World Trade Centre. Taxi: The H Hotel. 5pm–3am, Sunday–Saturday. facebook.com/40kong