Shades

The chilled-out poolside bar at The Westin
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Time Out Says

TAKING SELFIES in a hotel pool while sipping on a mixed drink is just one of the glorious ways to spend your weekend when you live in a sun-drenched city such as ours.

Yes, we’re the kind of people that most of the rest of the world really do love to hate, but it’s a burden we’ll gladly bear.

It’s coming to the end of another fabulous Friday in the capital when we arrive at Shades Pool Bar for a beverage.

Located at The Westin in Khalifa City, it looks out over family pool. There’s a mixed crowd at the chilled-out watering hole. Some are here grabbing a bite to eat, while others look like they have spent a whole afternoon working through the beverage menu.

If you’re here on a pool day, you can also get your order delivered to your sunbed.

And that’s perfect if you fancy avoiding that strenuous walk to the bar and making your day as lazy as humanly possible.

But The Westin prides itself on being a wellness-orientated hotel, so the drinks options also include a range of tempting smoothies and fresh juices.

We’re feeling inspired by the super-fit swimmers passing by, so we go for a fresh orange juice and also a smoothie containing peanut butter, almond milk, protein powder and cocoa. They’re absolutely delicious, and we empty our glasses in no time.

Unfortunately, there’s isn’t a happy hour deal on a Friday but should you be here between 3pm and 7pm from Sunday to Thursday you can get 50 percent off all house beverages.

We mentally put a date in our diary for some after-work drinks as we take in the pleasant scene around us.

It really is an ideal spot for the making the most of the weather while it’s still cool enough to sit outside and enjoy a sundowner.

Following our healthy beverage, we peruse the rest of the menu that includes tempting mixed drinks, hops, grape and barista-style coffees.

There’s also a range of high-quality dishes to choose from. There’s towering club sandwiches and burgers, but also healthy plates such as quinoa salad and  avocado and poached eggs.

The music is nice and chilled and there’s a relaxed, holiday-like feel to the venue.

If you’re looking to escape for a while or simply finish off a day of sunbathing with a few refreshing drinks, Shades Pool Bar is an awesome choice.

WHAT IS IT...
The chilled-out poolside bar at The Westin

WHY GO...
For the happy hour, lovely setting, and healthy options

16 Apr 2019

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Details

TypeBar & Pub
10:00 AM to 7:30 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 AMMonday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 AMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 AMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 AMThursday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMFriday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 AMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 AM
Show number 02 616 9999
Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City, Sas Al Nakhl - United Arab Emirates

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