Skyview Bar

Bar in Jumeirah

With a minimum spend of Dhs370 for cocktails and afternoon tea running at Dhs590 (Dhs720 for window seating), the tab at Burj Al Arab's Skyview Bar is as stratospheric as its lofty perch 200m above the sea. The minimum age is 21, booking ahead is essential and prepayment is required. As for the outlandish Liberace-meets–Star Trek interiors, all we can say is: ‘Welcome to the Burj’.

The bar menu also includes such eccentric custom libations like 'Mrs Big' (with a nod to Sex and the City), which is delivered in a purple porcelain purse and served with three vials of 'nail polish' and a 'lipstick'.