Abu Dhabi's best poolside bars

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Bubbles Bar: Head out to Bubbles Bar at the very chic Monte Carlo Beach Club. This the ultimate getaway bar that transports you from the city to the beach. Feel the sunshine on your skin as you relish icy drinks at this breezy bar overlooking the sparkling pool. Watch Arabian Sea roll in and out and forget the cares of the world. Before you know it, the sky will turn orange and the stars will come out to play.
Monte Carlo Beach Club (02 656 3500).

Mai Cafe: Head to Mai Café at the Aloft Hotel for the ultimate chill-out spot on the 5th floor rooftop. Expect oversized beach chairs and lounge pods, complimented by an eclectic mix of laid-back tunes and sunny grooves. As evening falls Mai Café turns into one of the finest rooftop lounges in Abu Dhabi. Experience the unique cosmopolitan atmosphere created by the creative design full of ultra-comfy sofa’s, beanbags and romantic hideaways surrounding the amazing infinity Splash pool. Regular DJs and theme night’s vibe up your evening even further and create the ultimate backdrop for a stunning evening.
Aloft Hotel, (02 654 5000).

Shams Pool Bar: Watch the skies while sipping a cool drink at the Shams Pool Bar as the day winds down. Stop by this bar throughout the day to grab a snack while soaking up the glorious Abu Dhabi weather and watch the amazing sunset in the late afternoon. With a casual but stylish ambience you can unwind while listening to the beats of the DJ and enjoy everything this pool bar has to offer.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island (02 656 2000).

Sheraton Pool Bar: Savor the true pool bar experience at the Sheraton’s sit-in bar, as you are served your blends and other beverages right in the pool. The atmosphere is lounge-like, with soft music and a holiday feeling, surrounded by lush palm trees. Order from a large variety of international hot and cold dishes a la carte and eat at the cozy eating areas around the pool. The adult’s pool is upstairs with the pool bar, and then a waterfall leads to the lower family pool with sides etc.
Sheraton Hotel Abu Dhabi, (02 697 0257).

Shangri-La Pool Bar: Perfect for lounging and enjoying the breathtaking view of the Infinity Pool, the Pool Bar at the Shangri-La is one classy joint. Soaks up the warm Middle Eastern sun and enjoy a great selection of cocktails and mocktails and sample superb snacks from a varied menu. There are few bigger symbols of nouveau-riche ostentation than having an infinity pool in your back garden. If you can’t quite afford this ultimate status symbol yet, spend the day at the Shangri-La’s amenity then rock up to the poolside bar and at least live the dream until it’s time to return to your hovel.
Shangri-La, (02 509 8888).

Breeze Lounge: Set between the shiny pool and pretty beach, Breeze Lounge is not just visually stunning but feels both oh-so-stylish and relaxed at the same time. You get the feeling that this place takes sipping a mocktail by the pool to a whole new level. And what better backdrop than the Emirates Palace? This is an impressive addition to the Emirates Palace portfolio. So if you are looking for that drink in hand, toes in the sand kind of feel then give Breeze Lounge a try. It doesn’t get much more relaxing than this.
Emirates Palace, (02 690 7920).

Arabic Cafe: Head to this very laid back shisha spot located within the Hilton’s Beach Club. Specialising in mocktails and Arabic tunes.
Hiltonia Beach Club, (02 681 1900).

By Angela Beitza
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

User reviews:

Posted by: Anil D'Silva on 26 Jan ' 12 at 17:45

Poolside - Located by the sun drenched azure outdoor swimming pool and adjacent to a white sandy beach, Poolside is the epitome of relaxation and comfort. Enjoy a cutting edge menu featuring gourmet burgers and blended beverages and cocktails, while admiring spectacular views of the Creek. Children under the age of 12 are offered 50 % discount on all menu items. Children under the age of five eat for free.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
Between The Bridges
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 114304
+971 2 654 3238.

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