4 spectacular new bars in Dubai you need to check out

Sipping pretty…

Dubai is accustomed to the fast-paced and ever-changing food and beverage scene. In just the last few months we have welcomed plenty of new restaurants. But the openings don’t stop there, we have seen the launch of some pretty spectacular new bars in Dubai. While the season may be coming to an end you can still check out these new hot spots in the city.

Here are 4 new bars in Dubai that you need to check out.

Above Eleven

New bars in Dubai

A Bangkok institution since 2012, Above Eleven, serves a menu of fine Japanese Peruvian fusion flavours, colourful cocktails and a top array of live tunes that range from salsa nights to a rotation of live DJs. The industrial-chic interior comes with exposed brickwork and large windows that will make the most of the stunning skyline views. Huge trees, dim lighting, and pops of teal and ruby are sure to pack Above Eleven with Instagrammable moments. The website also promises key features such as a garden maze in the entrance as well as a large outdoor terrace, so we reckon this might just be our new favourite sundowner spot in the winter months.

Above Eleven, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, The Palm open daily 4pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 666 1420 @aboveelevendubai

Helipad by Frozen Cherry

New bars in Dubai

Beloved Beirut-born Frozen Cherry is here, and is going straight to the top of our sundowner list. Helipad by Frozen Cherry has officially opened its doors and is located on Festival City Mall’s south helipad. Guests can enjoy fabulous themed nights and funky music alongside master mixology, making for an iconic sundowners spot.

Helipad by Frozen Cherry, Dubai Festival City Mall’s South helipad, open Mon to Fri 4pm to 2am and Sat Sun 4pm to 3am. Tel: (0)52 469 7349 dubaifestivalcity.com

Gallery 7/40

A vibrant spot is a part beach club and part gallery housed in The Club, alongside Eva, San and Playa, Gallery 7/40 showcases eclectic decor and Mediterranean cuisine. The venue oozes artistic expression and comes complete with an indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as a swimming pool and its own stretch of beach.

Gallery 7/40, The Club, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 3am daily, Tel: (0)58 550 0740, gallery740.com


Taking over the famous Breeze at Club Vista MareRía comes from Addmind Hospitality, the team behind Bar Du Port, Iris and La Mezcaleria amongst many others. It is an upscale beachside drinking and dining destination. The elegant beachfront spot promises a menu of flavourful beach eats inspired by the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean. While it may be adopting a more upscale look and feel than its former occupant, everyone is welcome at Ría. Whether you’re visiting with the family, for a date night, or with mates for a fun evening out. It’s even pet-friendly, so your four-legged foodie doesn’t have to miss out.

Ría, Club Vista Mare, 11am to 2am Sun to Thurs, 11am to 3am Fri and Sat. @riarestaurantbar

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