Handpicked by a Dubai Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Bars in Dubai'.

Be it the beach bars, sports bar, any kind of bar... Dubai never disappoints. Here's a list of the best Bars in Dubai, selected by the My-guide-dubai team.

Long's Bar

This sports style bar is an expat institution. Aptly named due to it holding the title of longest bar in the Middle East, it is a great place to catch up on all kinds of sports from around the world, and have a casual beer with friends. Located in the Towers Rotana Hotel, the bar is a good place to relax after a hard day's shopping or sight seeing, as the hotel is on the central Sheik Zayed Road....

Left Bank

Stylish, hip and a little swanky, Left Bank is a lounge, bar and restaurant all in one. Located in the lively Waterfront Promenade at Souk Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, the venue is a popular meeting place for people looking for a relaxed vibe in a sophisticated setting. Left Bank's waterfront position also offers some first-class views. With locations all over the world, including Melbourne, Oman a...

Barasti Bar

With views of both the Arabian Gulf and the skyscrapers of Dubai, Barasti Bar is situated in an enviable location. Visitors flock to this bar on the beach, so expect a lively, social atmosphere when you arrive. Barasti Bar has a wide variety of food and drink to enjoy. Choose from appetisers such as the mezzeh plate or cajun coated calamari, while mains include dishes such as crispy prawns with...

Buddha Bar

A part of the worldwide chain of Buddba Bars, the two-storey Buddha Bar in Dubai is an aesthetically stunning bar and restaurant that celebrates its Asian influence. The venue is located in Grosvenor House, a five-star hotel which is positioned on the waterfront of the Dubai Marina, so you can expect some exquisite views. These views are best enjoyed in the open-spaced dining room, which is ideal...

McGettigan's Irish Pub

McGettigan's Irish Pub brings to Dubai a fine tradition of Irish hospitality. Open in Dublin in 1964 and in Dubai since 2010, McGettigan's offers the best of all things Irish from perfectly poured beverages to mouth-watering breakfasts. Winner of Timeout Dubai's 2013 Best Pub award, McGettigan's provides a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy great beverages and hearty, traditional Irish foods. This pub...


A good place to watch sports on the mega screen. This venue is relaxed with good value and a fun atmosphere. The bar serves up standard pub grub and a selection of cold beverages to satisfy most taste buds. Billiards tables are set in the back for those wanting to shoot some pool over a drink. This is mostly a sports bar with generic pub-like decorations and flat screens plastered over its walls. ...

Koubba Bar

Overlooking the magnificently landscaped gardens of the Madinat Jumeirah and with a breathtaking view of the Burj Al Arab, Koubba Bar has one of most beautiful terraces in Dubai. It is a wonderful place to kick back, relax and watch the sunset in comfy seats while enjoying your favourite cocktail or a shisha - shishas are available daily from 5 pm to 1:30 am. Cuisine is light fare and cocktails a...

Chinwaggery + Soul Bar, Lounge & Restaurant

Chinwaggery Bar & Lounge is located on the second floor of the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach and consists of a bar, lounge and evening restaurant. Chinwaggery offers guests an indoor and outdoor poolside bar and lounge, and Soul restaurant, a New York-style brasserie, is the perfect place to have dinner. This bar, restaurant and lounge venue provides a vibrant atmosphere making it a great p...

Bar 44

Located on the 44th floor of the stunning Grosvenor House Dubai, Bar 44 boasts a dizzying range of champagnes, cocktails and wines to enjoy while you look out over Dubai Marina, Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab. It's where Dubai's chic crowd goes for sundowners. The lounge's crowd is trendy and smart, and enjoys live music and an all round vibrant atmosphere. Cuisine on offer is international, but...

Uptown Bar

An understated elegance and oriental theme punctuate this elevated cocktail bar. Move between the inside lounge or the terrace with unsurpassed views of Dubai's skyline, or sample your favourite cocktails while enjoying a fresh sea breeze. A sophisticated beverage menu and delicious tapas combined with the great ambiance make for a great night out at Uptown Bar. The bartenders can whip up special...


Situated in the vibrant Souk Madinat Jumeirah area, Barzar is a stylish and popular bar that serves up delicious drinks along with great service. The industrial-themed bar is outfitted in a contemporary style, with minimalist and metallic aesthetics reigning supreme. The food and drink enjoy British influences, while the music is provided by the resident DJ. Whether you want to unwind after a d...

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