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There’s no better way to relax after a long day at work than with a luscious cocktail. With the cooler winter months now upon us, Dubai residents can take advantage of sitting outside and winding down with their favorite drink. Take your pick from the following top 5 innovative and flavorful cocktail lists.

1 Bar 44

One of the swankiest bars in the city, Bar 44 is located on the 44th floor of the Grosvenor House Hotel. Guests can enjoy splendid panoramic views of the city, a live residential pianist and a vast selection of delicious cocktails as well as champagne. Bar 44 is appropriately named after the 44 kinds of champagne it has on hand, including 750 milliliters of Draper Brut and a 27-litre bottle of the connoisseur’s Drapier Primat. The Bar 44 is located at a height of 200 meters on the 44th floor of the Grosvenor House gargantuan monolith which is almost always patronized by businessmen speaking and clinching deals in hushed undertones and buoyant refined horse racing enthusiasts. The wood grain panels, lush carpeting of nut-brown shade with white spirals and the ivory leather chairs are the perfect setting for the prosperous clientele.
Grosvenor House Tower One +971 43998888

2 Jetty Lounge

Since its opening 2010, the Jetty Lounge has become one of the region's most popular beach lounges. Contemporary and subdued minimalist decor provides a high-end ambiance in which to treat yourself to your favorite drink. The bar offers exclusive wines and delectable snacks as well as top-notch cocktails including addictive Margaritas and Mojitos. This is the optimum spot in which to watch the sun go down over the Arabian Gulf.
One and Only Royal Mirage +971 43999999

3 Mahiki

The ultimate destination for the cocktail lover, since it launched in 2011 Mahiki has enraptured guests with its Polynesian decor and excellent list of cocktails and delicious bar bites, including Tuna Tartar, Crab Cakes and addictive chunky chips. Originating in London, the club is set out in wooden totem-like poles, bamboo walls and lots of oversized masks donning colorful fresh flowers. Try the Pampero Especial made with a hint of Sailor Jerry’s shaken with pear and strawberry pureé, lemon, sugar, creme de fraise and topped with champagne. Make sure to ask the Bartender for the Cocktail of the Month.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel +971 44068999

4 Skyview Bar

Located in the world's most exclusive hotel, Skyview bar is, unsurprisingly, one of the world's most expensive cocktail bars. Enjoy a beautiful panoramas of Dubai as well as some of the most enticing drinks in town. If you're wallet permits, try the "27.321", a cocktail named for the cost in UAE dirhams- an incredible $7,450. It is made with Macallan 55 year-old single malt natural color whiskey served over ice cubes made of water from the Macallan distillery in Scotland accompanied by an oak stirrer made from a Macallan Cask. The cocktail is presented in a Baccarat 18-karat gold glass; a special token the guest gets to take home.
Burj Al Arab +971 43017600

5 Zuma

While known across town for excellent Japanese cuisine and its cosmopolitan ambiance, Zuma also boasts one of the best places in town for cocktails. What's more is that Jimmy Barrett de Cecco, the restaurant's award-winning barman,  creates some of the most imaginative and tasty drinks thinkable. Tell him what taste you are after and he'll make it better than you dreamed possible.

Gate Village, DIFC +971 4 425 5660
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