Add the sleek spot to your party plans…

It’s become a fail-safe Dubai hotspot for amazing DJ sets, a brilliant party brunch and picture-perfect sundowners, and as it gears up for a new season, Iris Dubai has unveiled an elevated new look.

Welcoming guests later this month, the swanky outdoor lounge at Meydan is now encased in a dazzling glasshouse, complete with a retractable roof and a seven-metre tree serving as an Insta-worthy centre piece. Now split into three spaces, the beloved Iris lounge returns for your partying pleasure this weekend, but you’ll have to wait a little while longer for the other two spaces. Later this year, the current Iris indoor will return as a nightclub, and will be complimented by a casual yet refined open-air pizza bar.

Fans heading to the new venue this October will be welcomed into Iris’ futuristic new world, where you’ll still be able to enjoy alfresco sundowners and open-air DJ sets until midnight, when the retractable roof closes for a more intimate feel. There’s also a verdant Iris garden, where you’ll find the glasshouse scattered with greenery and flooding with natural light to make this covered spot feel like a pretty secret garden.

An additional bar at Iris takes the total to four, each dedicated to offering best-in-class mixology from a newly upgraded cocktail menu. The most talked about bathrooms in town, you’ll be pleased to hear, return in their original form, all hand-painted pods pumping out music.

But one thing you can be sure of as Iris returns, is that the same epic vibes remain.

Iris Dubai, Meydan Grandstand. Tel: (0)4 334 3355,