While you can’t booze at unlicensed venues or roam the streets with wine, there are some Dubai hotels that offer exquisite tipples:
A retro-inspired bar, this charming spot serves up a variety of imported gin. Order the Dubai 2010s, a sweet drink with sloe gin poured over mashed raspberries, and head to the terrace for expansive marina views. icmarinadining.com
Flamingo Room by Tashas
More a splurge than a save, an experience at this new, pink-tinted venue is worth more than the price of a drink. Enjoy a stroll along Jumeirah Al Naseem’s winding waterways before settling in for a Zoolander cocktail (with a base of sous vide banana rum). flamingoroombytashas.com
Little Miss India
Grab a seat at this just-opened, eclectic and colorful Palm Jumeirah venue. At its elaborately painted bar, order a Kerala Mule, which mixes vodka with lime and pink guava. If hunger strikes, the Indian food here is both indulgent and Instagrammable. fairmont.com
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This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Smile magazine.