Don’t Miss the Best Cocktails in Dubai

Find out where Dubai’s elite enjoy some of the best cocktails and mixed drinks

The refined Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a mixed drink after work on a Dubai trip and is said to serve some of the best cocktails in the region.

The drinks menu here is packed with fine Champagnes, wines and interesting cocktail mixes.

Businesswomen who are visiting Dubai may like to enjoy a quick drink at the Siddharta Lounge after work with colleagues and for the more adventurous guest there are also delicious signature Siddharta Lounge cocktails.

Their Kookaburra cocktail  is a mix of Tanqueray gin lemongrass, lime juice, mint leaves and passion fruit foam.

The Black Forest Daiquiri is a combination of black forest honey, Chairmans Reserve rum and lime.

As well as their Flower Essence mixes, the lounge’s Perfume Concoctions are cocktails and mixed drinks inspired by the Micallef Perfumery, which is known for its Swarovski-studded bottles.

Their Timeless Cocktails and Siddharta By Nature selection offer popular cocktail options. The former includes the Fujin which contains Resposado Tequila and peach Schnapps.

The Siddharta By Nature cocktails include the Harajuku cocktail which is a mix of bergamote infused Ketel One vodka, passionfruit, vanilla, kaffir lime and lemon juice.

Wines are also delicately mixed by the skilled bar staff with lemongrass and mango, or a peach liqueur and Cointreau. These drinks provide refreshing alternatives to wine enthusiasts.

Various non-alcoholic cocktail mixes are available such as the Coco Loco which is lychee juice, coconut cream and fresh lime. Or the Min-Ty which is  Mojito syrup, Brazilian lime, mint leaves and apple juice.

Siddharta Lounge By Buddha Bar exterior

Situated within Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina and this idyllic lounge space has a distinct ambiance. It’s also very popular with the Dubai natives.

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar is slightly more casual than many other bars in Dubai, but remains highly stylish with an open-air space as well as elegant inside seating.

The decor is a mix of Mediterranean and Asian styles and there’s fashionable, modern music playing every evening.

If guests chose to sit poolside with their cocktails they can soak up the glittering view of the marina by night.

Staying on later into the night also sees this chic venue transform into a fun social playground. The venue draws in the elite Dubai society set who are known to socialize happily under the stars.

They also come here to dine in style from a varied menu which also offers small and lighter dishes such as Tapas, Pizette, salads, Antipasti and Carpaccio.

The Tidbits section of the menu has potato dippers with spicy tomato Salsa and squid ink crackers with Afillla cress and sweet Chili sauce.

Entrees include US prime beef, grilled tiger prawns and glazed salmon. There’s also a Set Menu for larger parties.

This Dubai hotel bar has later opening times on Thursdays and Fridays with dinner available daily from 6:30 pm.

Grosvenor House interior, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Grosvenor House is famed for its luxurious ambiance.

It’s a prestigious landmark in Dubai marina with its two iconic 45 story towers containing 749 apartment suites, suites and rooms and 15 stylish restaurants and bars.

This hotel is situated within  a stones throw from the malls, the beach, Dubai Internet City and Media City.

Opening hours are:

Saturday – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Thursday & Friday 11:00 AM – 1:30 AM
Food Service Begins 11:00 AM
Alcohol Service begins 12 noon
Dinner 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Flower Essence Facts:

  • Are herbal infusions made from the flowering part of the plant
  • Are said to address emotional aspects of wellness
  • Are said to combat negative emotions and help with tiredness
  • Are most effective when they correctly match emotional challenges

Photography courtesy of Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar

Photography courtesy of Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel