Hg2 : The Hedonist

The Agency

The branch of this suited-and-booted wine bar in Dubai’s financial centre has been open for ten years, but unless you are particularly fond of bankers with their ties loose and tongues looser, the Madinat outpost is preferable. Instead of the DIFC’s view out over a couple of escalators and its distinct drink-in-a-mall vibe, this bar has a moody, torch-lit interior and an outdoor terrace that overlooks the winding waterways below from a lofty height. It’s quite hard to find – the Madinat’s winding alleys can be difficult to negotiate, but clearly many manage as it’s spectacularly popular and always packed with happy locals and tourists sensible enough to bypass the Starbucks. Hang around for a table and you’ll be rewarded with an epic wine selection, gourmet international tapas and even a gooey cheese fondue.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah,
Umm Suqeim
+ 971 4 366 8888
Opening Times
Sun-Thu, 9am-1am (Fri-Sat midnight)
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