It’s finally time to start planning our al fresco adventures…

We’re excited to say that it’s finally going to start cooling down in Dubai and as we head back into winter, some of our favourite outdoor venues begin to open their doors.

And this week, the first early bird venues have begun to open their doors ahead of the new season beginning.

From a Business Bay bar with a host of new live music acts to two uber-luxe beach clubs, here are three spots in Dubai reopening this weekend.

Thursday August 30: Seven Sisters

This Business Bay lounge briefly opened it’s doors for a short season before closing for summer earlier this year, but from this Thursday August 30 it’s back. The Lebanese export which overlooks the Dubai Canal in the JW Marriott Marquis will host a weekly Tuesday live music session, fashionable Friday fusion concept inspired by the Orient and will dedicate Thursday’s to promoting talented local DJs who will rotate deck duty.

Seven Sisters, First Floor, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, daily 6pm to 3am. Tel: (056) 775 4777.

Friday August 31: Drift Beach

The oh-so-instagrammable Drift Beach Dubai will reopen its doors this Friday. The swanky beach club, which is part of the One&Only Royal Mirage complex, comes complete with hammocks on the beach, luxe loungers and whitewashed shaded cabanas. Be sure to make a day of it and head to the restaurant for some Mediterranean a la carte offerings, or if you’re feeling lazy, a concise poolside menu is on offer delivered to the comfort of your lounger.

Drift Beach Club, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, daily, Dhs250 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends. Tel: (04) 315 2200.

Saturday September 1: Nikki Beach Club

After a short two-month stint, Nikki Beach Club is back in business from Saturday September 1. They’ll be kicking off the season with a brand new brunch, Rose Saturdays. The pink-themed brunch party will kick off from 1pm until 4pm, with the three hour package coupled with live entertainment, poolside beats and Mediterrasian dishes. Brunch prices start from Dhs265 for the soft package, Dhs395 for house and Dhs465 for cocktails.

Nikki Beach Club, Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, from Saturday September 1. Tel: (04) 376 6290.

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