In a city where the weather ranges from rather hot to very hot, there are surprisingly few locations that offer beer-in-hand poolside lounging. This new bar attached to Dubai’s favourite mega-mall is a shining example of how it should be done. From the outside, it doesn’t look up to much – and certainly the only view you’ll get from the third floor is of the 10-lane highway below, but then you won’t be peeking over the side much. Cross the perilous-when-pissed over-water walkway and you’ll find a louche lounging spot where you can smoke shisha while listening to a DJ spinning the sort of tracks that make the largely Lebanese crowd whoop with joy. Although you aren’t encouraged to jump in, the bottom-lit swimming pool is a very pretty backdrop for the beanbag-strewn bar.