Grape Expectations: The Haute 5 Wine Menus in Dubai

Summer is the time to relax over a good meal with a nice glass of wine. In most cities one partakes in such a pastime outside, but as the Dubai summer heat makes it difficult to do so in comfort, a selection of indoor wine bars are becoming quite popular. Known for their stylish and sleek atmosphere, the following wine bars also host a variety of activities including wine tasting and popular ladies nights. This summer you can become a connoisseur!


Oena has become very popular for its Tuesday’s Ladies Night, but it is also known as the best place to buy bottles of wine in Dubai. With a fantastic selection of grapes from vintage champagnes to sweet dessert wines, you can’t go wrong. The bar also has two private rooms; one for sampling cheese and the other for wine tasting. Additional tasting elements such as quince and honey truffle oil aid the experience.

Westin Dubai, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina  04 399 4141

The Agency

Always packed to the brim, the Agency is nevertheless worth the wait. Serving an excellent selection of wines which come from as remote places as Chile and Argentina coupled with delicious dishes such as Alaskan crab, Kataifi prawns and foie gras, this wine bar will surely please and will tempt you to return again and again.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers 04 330 0000

Vu’s Bar

A Dubai classic, Vu’s is one of the most renowned bars in town. Located on the 51st floor, you will have a gorgeous view of the sparkling city lights of Dubai while you sip on delicious concoctions amidst sophisticated surroundings.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers 04 330 0000

Cin Cin

Cin Cin has recently launched a monthly wine tasting night that is quickly becoming a Dubai favorite. Boating one of the best cellars in town, the drinks will undoubtedly outdo the food. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy a delicious beef tenderloin or a nice plate of caviar while you sip your drink.

Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road 04 311 8316

Oscar’s Vine Society

Oscar’s successfully combines an outstanding wine list with an authentic dinner menu. The French menu features oysters, cheese, cold cuts and black pudding with roasted apples and mashed potatoes. The atmosphere is charming and cozy transporting you away from Dubai into some Parisian bistrot.

Crowne Plaza Dubai 04 331 1111