When it comes to bars, there are always fads – the new best space, the new unique venue, the new exciting cocktail menu. There will always be the latest ‘must-visit’; however, most of these places sadly endure a relatively short shelf life. But not Aquara at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Year after year it remains the hot spot for the stylish post-work crowd and Friday brunchers. Appealing to business types and socialites alike, its prime location certainly gives you a taste of the high life.


Modern décor with the emphasis on the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the opulent array of yachts. There’s no smoking indoors, yet the stunning outdoor terrace is probably even more impressive than Aquara’s chic urban interiors – so much so that non-smokers also help pack out the outside area, even when temperatures are at their most gruelling.


No matter what day you visit, you can guarantee plenty of action here. The crowds are sociable, fashionable and always ready for a party.


It’s the perfect after-work spot; even if you go alone, you’ll leave having made new friends.


Post-work drinks among a stylish crowd.


Aquara, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina
(04) 3627900 dubaimarinayachtclub.com