Sponsored: It’s finally time for al fresco nights out in Dubai, and here’s a great place to put on your must-visit list…
Fancy al-fresco drinks with friends by a chilled pool, and with Burj Khalifa views?
Well, then you need to check out ikandy ultralounge in the Shangri-La, one of Dubai’s most established pool bars. It’s drenched in pink light, and starts out with a chilled energy in the early evening, and then amps up as the night goes on (the DJ here reads the crowd well).
And, the great news is that they have not one, but two ladies’ night deals a week.
Here’s the skinny…
Perfect for: A big night out
Every Sunday, ikandy hosts ‘Sparkling Sundays’, which means four hours of free-flowing bubbly from 8pm to midnight for all ladies for Dhs160, which is a great deal if you have visitors in town and want to show them a big night out with Burj Khalifa views without too hefty a price tag.
Food-wise, you can order everything from pizza to nibbles and grills, but we’re always partial to a late-night chicken shwarma (Dhs60).
Perfect for: After-work drinks with friends
Meanwhile, on Monday nights ladies get to sip on house spirits completely free from 7pm to 10pm – which is a great option if you want to pull up a couch and really catch up with friends (the spot is also famous for its shisha).
And then, if you’re in the zone and fancy staying out longer, there’s buy-one-get-one-free on drinks from 10pm to midnight on Mondays too. Bargain.
Plus, the hotel’s Balcony Bar has happy hour from 6pm to 8pm Sunday to Thursday and 6pm to 10pm Friday to Saturday, so if you finish work at 5ish and want the bargains to start earlier, why not start with a drink there?
ikandy ultralounge, Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 6pm to 2am daily. Tel: (04) 405 2703.