Chill out in the buzzy vibe of Iris and enjoy sharing plates of yummy food (don’t miss the steak salad and salmon tartare). Great atmosphere, lovely friendly staff and cool tunes. The Oberoi Dubai, 056 951 1442.
Dark wood, clever lighting and plump sofas make for an inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy French cuisine and sip on one of the 500-plus varieties of grape on offer at this chic Parisian bar. The Conrad, 04 444 7444.
Pick a table in the lounge or out on the terrace for a trendy, cosmopolitan Milanese ambience combined with contemporary Italian food and a wide selection of top-class drinks. DIFC, 04 386 0066.