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Top Shisha Hangouts That Also Serve Drinks

Looking for the best shisha in Dubai? From popular bars to trendy restaurants, here’s where you can enjoy some drinks paired with shisha.

1. QD’s

The ultimate spot for chill-out sessions, sundowners and shisha in Dubai, QD‘s offers respite for the club-weary with laid-back loungers and mesmerising views of the city skyline. Serving limited Mediterranean food options alongside a huge beer, cocktail and wine menu, they’re a great place for accommodating larger groups. Located creekside, it’s also one of the most relaxing atmospheres to be found in Deira.

Price: Around AED 65 for a shisha

Location: Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira

insydo tip: Every Monday, guests can purchase the ‘Tab Card’ for AED 100 which includes two beers, one mojito and two shots of Jack Daniel’s Honey.

2. Sunken Garden

A secret garden oasis located in DIFC, Sunken Garden is an ultra-stylish shisha lounge and cocktail bar catering to the trendy set. Furnished with modern seating, relaxing water features and a plethora of exotic plants, it’s a place where guests will easily forget they’re in the heart of Downtown. Serving up over 30 flavours of high-quality Al Layali tobacco, you’ll find a range of unique selections like blue mist and raspberry cream that pair well with their signature drinks and glasses of grape.

Price: Around AED 100 for a Golden Shisha

Location: The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

insydo tip: One of the most popular upscale venues for shisha in Dubai, you’ll want to make table reservations in advance – especially on weekends.

3. Koubba Bar Dubai

What a Sultan’s majlis might look like, surround yourself with Arabesque architecture while sipping on Moroccan tea or a sundowner cocktail at Koubba Bar – one of the hottest destinations in Madinat Jumeirah. Come for the ambience on its shisha terrace, boasting postcard views of the Burj Al Arab; or head inside for live music entertainment.

Price: Around AED 60 for a classic cocktail

Location: Al Qasr Hotel, Al Sufouh

insydo tip: Koubba Bar Dubai is also a great location for late-night shisha sessions, serving it until 1.30am.

4. Cove Beach

Besides commanding the best views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, Cove Beach offers sun worshippers the chance to relax in a luxe atmosphere while enjoying a fruit-flavoured shisha or a bite to eat from their gourmet menu. The seaside joint is a great, low-key alternative to the more rowdy Dubai beach clubs: think laid-back lounge music and young couples sipping cocktails.

Price: Around AED 55 to AED 75 for a cocktail

Location: Jumeirah Beach Hotel

insydo tip: Got Wednesday off work? Head down for Ladies Day from 12pm to 5pm and enjoy free flowing rosé or the cocktail of the day, the chef’s platter of the day and a sun lounger – all for just AED 100 per person.

5. Shades

If you’re looking for an uber-chic venue with a refined air of class, Shades pool bar is the chill-out hotspot for you. Elevated on the fourth floor of The Address Dubai Marina, the stunning infinity pool is the venue’s defining feature, extending 45 metres to the bar’s perimeter. By day, lie back, soak up the sun and puff on your favourite flavour of shisha from the loungers and cabanas; by night, the resident DJ picks up the beat to create a laid-back vibe amidst the glistening Marina lights.

Price: Around AED 50 for a cocktail

Location: The Address Dubai Marina

insydo tip: If you can’t afford to splash out on a pool day at Shades, then ladies will be happy to know that they can live it up on Wednesdays between 7pm and 10pm with three complimentary drinks.

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