Cocktail bars you can’t miss in Dubai

Dubai's nightlife is incredible, thanks to the abundance of trendy bars. The city certainly has something for everyone. So here is the list of Dubai's trendiest cocktail bars.

Chloe Hoffmann
June 24, 2021 1:13 PM

Dubai's nightlife is incredible, thanks to the abundance of trendy bars. The city certainly has something for everyone. So here is the list of Dubai's trendiest cocktail bars.


The large open-air cocktail lounge is located on the 71st and 72nd floors of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, giving unrivalled Dubai skyline views. The Vault offers a vibrant ambience to those who want to relax whilst enjoying the carefully crafted concoctions, and international DJs’ live music. The interiors of the bar are enriched with tables, chairs, and booths in black streaks and gilded frames to make it an ultra-chic spot.

You can find the old-time classics from talented mixologists. The highlights of the Vault are its latest blends of cocktails called Deposit Box, which is a blend of Cointreau Orange, Woodford Reserve and Angostura Bitters, as well as Debt Collector, which includes Bacardi Rum, T Guava Syrup, Tomato & Apple Juice and Tabasco. The a la carte of wines also includes a range of other cocktails, mocktails, wines, champagnes, and more. On Tuesday, Ladies can enjoy a free drink for every selected drink they buy throughout the Ladies Night.

Find out more about The Vault on here. 


Signature Incan heritage is the speciality of COYA in Dubai. The fabulous combination of Peruvian cooking, great drinks, Incan hospitality and buzzy atmosphere makes this restaurant a truly best place to spend time with your friends or colleagues. The classy bar space offers you a range of Peruvian classics like El Capitan, which includes a blend of Cherry liqueur, Pisco and Sweet Vermouth; and Chilcano, which is a blend of Pisco, ginger ale, fresh lime juice, Angostura bitters with infusion choices.

Other than these, you can choose from premium wines, infused cocktails, Mezcal, and more. You can also have some great Peruvian dishes here.

Find out more about Coya on here. 

3.Buddha Bar 

Centrally located in the Grosvenor House Hotel on the Al Emreef Street, the ultra-chic Buddha Bar is an ideal nightlife hotspot for the visitors and residents of Dubai. The luxuriant interiors include large chandeliers, exquisitely crafted wooden walls and sections, and large tables and cushioned wooden chairs to entertain the guests. The bar offers a variety of cocktails, wines, and mocktails at attractive prices. You can have a great experience sipping any of the carefully crafted cocktails whilst enjoying live music by DJ Mario.

The venue offers signature Asian dishes suitable for both non-vegetarian and vegetarian guests. Buddha Bar is known for its Seventh Heaven brunch, offering Pan-Asian cuisines and beverages. The menu is carefully curated to offer numerous food options from countries across Asia.

Find out more about Buddha Bar on here. 


A members’ club, Socialista is in the Cipriani Hotel at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai. Being a Caribbean-inspired bar, it features Old-Havana interiors, blending colonial European style with 20th-century modernism. You can find antique furniture from French, with brocades and velvet coverings. Socialista offers its members a range of Cuban, as well as Socialista signature drinks, and delicious food. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Socialista offers amazing handcrafted cocktails to its guests.

5.The London Project

Ideally located in the Bluewaters Islands in Dubai, The London Project is an initiative to exude the beauty of global culture through food, art and music. You can have an exquisite dining experience enjoying the best European and international cuisines, a variety of premium beverages and some exotic food from the British streets. If you so desire, you can try some bold and vibrant flavours in sips, tipples, tots and shots. For an inspiring list of gin infusions, there is a Gin Garden to imbibe the London drink.

Find out more about The London Project on here. 

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