Situated high up in the Burj al Arab and lavish interiors akin to a prince’s palace, nothing sums up the unabashed style of Dubai better than Gold on 27. Thanks to its illustrious location and spectacular decor, the bar is one of the most popular occasion destinations for both residents and tourists. The world-famous hotel is not exactly the easiest place to get into, and you must have a booking to get into Gold on 27, but the effort is certainly worth it. The bar is draped in gold and shimmers from every angle – it is like stepping into Aladin’s cave. The glam is tuned down slightly in the lounge area in order to emphasize the spectacular views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The drinks menu matches the atmosphere, offering sophisticated cocktails with the use of luxurious spices such as saffron.