Drinking & Nightlife

  • Iris This Yas Marina favourite has a relaxed and rustic atmosphere despite the high-tech destination.
  • Mad on Yas Island Turn up at this graffiti-decked nightclub in a matching graffiti-clad limo and enjoy 3D projections.
  • Cooper’s Almost every night is ladies’ night at this classic brass-trimmed watering hole.
  • Chameleon With names like Flaming Rosemary Gimlet and Watermelon Rita, cocktails are an art form at this bar.


  • De La Costa Relax in an armchair and you can almost hear the turtles coming ashore.
  • Iris An island of low-tech on an island of high-tech, this venue has great sunset views.
  • Ray's Bar At the top of the glamorous Jumeirah, this bar could be renamed Sun Rays – it's a good spot to catch the last of them.


Drinks with a View


  • Stills Bar & Brasserie With the longest bar in the city, you won't be short of a perch.
  • Stratos You haven't had one too many – the lounge really does revolve.

Expat Haunts

  • Ally Pally Corner A man cave from the oil-pioneering days when it was almost the only pub in town.
  • Belgian Beer Café Can't be beaten for hops, mussels and home-cut chips.
  • Cooper's Ladies' night is virtually every night in this popular haunt.
  • Planet Café If beer and football is not your thing, then ludo and backgammon here might do the trick.

For Dancing

  • Relax@12 A drink here helps lubricate the legs for the dance floor next door.
  • Sax Don't attempt the venue's name after a drink or two.

High Tea

  • Observation Deck at 300 Offers high tea in an elevated venue on the 74th floor.
  • Le Café Afternoon tea here is a beloved local tradition where all that glitters really is gold!