For a spectacular view of Burj al Arab, head to the terrace of Bahri Bar (taxi: Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, +971 4 432 3232), where you can reflect on the day while sipping drinks to a smooth jazz soundtrack. Open from 4pm-2am, Sat to Wed and 4pm-3am Thur and Fri.
So photogenic you’ll feel like you’re in a magazine shoot, the Jetty Lounge (taxi: One&Only Royal Mirage, +971 4 399 9999) rocks white linen style aside the shimmering sea. Open daily from 2pm-2am.
Another prime spot is SoBe (taxi: W Dubai - The Palm, +971 4 245 5555). This edgy lounge comes to life just before the sun sets, offering panoramic vistas that will blow up your Instagram and a daily sundown ritual involving the bar staff and a whole lot of smoke - we'll leave you to discover it.
Moving downtown, Treehouse (taxi: Taj Dubai, +971 4 438 3100) is known for its views of the city skyline towards Burj Khalifa. Make yourself comfortable as, after dark, this open-air lounge comes to life with house music spun by resident DJ Taylor. Open from 6pm-2am on weekdays and 6pm-3am at weekends.
Heading further downtown, Cielo Sky Lounge (taxi: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, +971 4 416 1800) offers uninterupted views of the Creek, offering a glimpse at Dubai’s rich history as a trading port.