Neat or on the Rocks: The Top 5 Scotch Bars in Dubai

After a hard day at work there’s nothing like sitting down in a nice cocktail joint with your scotch on the rocks in hand. Get your fix at one of the top five classy cocktail spots in town listed below.

Bar 44

Practically a Dubai institution, Bar 44 serves some of the best cocktails in town amidst a glamorous crowd of cigar puffers, live music, and a dim-light swanky ambiance all on the 44th floor of the Grosvenor House. Excellent service just make sure you have a enough cash to cover.

Grosvenor House, 04 399 8888


Experience beautiful views onto Dubai’s creek while you sip your drink at Vista at the new Festival City Intercontinental Hotel. Divided into three distinct areas: A piano bar, cocktail bar and outdoor terrace. Vista offers ambiance for whichever mood you desire as well as some great service and of course, great scotch.

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, 04 701 1111

Bahri Bar

The bar where all the Friday brunchers go to watch the sun go down, Bahri bar is one of Mina A’Salam’s best. Enjoy nice a  al fresco setting on a wrap around terrace. Literally the perfect place for a sundowner as well as some tasty accompaniments.

Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, 04 366 6730

Skyview Bar

Housed in the world’s renowned seven star hotel the Burj Al Arab, Skyview Bar is not to be missed. Experience beautiful panoramic views, expensive views worth the service, and an ambiance which commands a opulence most have never witnessed.

Burj Al Arab, 04 301 7600

Vu’s Bar

Enjoy your scotch in hand on the 51st floor of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Beautiful views, excellent service, and a swanky inner decor which boasts of some of the most glamorous presences in town. Vu’s is a Dubai favorite and it is easy to see why.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 04 330 0000