Glo

→ Open Sat-wed noon-1am; Thu-fri noon-2am. Rose­wood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Is­land (02 813 5550).

Time Out Abu Dhabi - - MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE -

HOME TO A good pro­por­tion of the city’s best restau­rants, not to men­tion some leg­endary ladies’ nights, it can be quite tempt­ing to spend ev­ery night out on Al Maryah Is­land.

Be­cause af­ter you’ve sam­pled some of the amaz­ing cui­sine at 99 Sushi Bar & Restau­rant, Zuma, Dai Pai Dong, or ba­si­cally any of the area’s trendy eater­ies, you know you don’t have to go far to Ànd a su­per-cool spot to carry on your night in.

The Hid­den Bar is cer­tainly one of the glam­ourous bars to be found in the cap­i­tal. But while this so­phis­ti­cated venue is per­fect for chill­ing out in with a ju­niper bev­er­age fu­sion, you’ll Ànd a to­tally dif­fer­ent kind of vibe up on the third Áoor of Rose­wood Abu Dhabi.

Glo has the ‘wow fac­tor’ from the mo­ment you en­ter. This is mainly down to the huge tree-like struc­tures that sur­round the bar and pool area.

Made from shiny metal and il­lu­mi­nated in a range of colours, they are cer­tainly strik­ing.

The open-air bar has a more re­laxed and ca­sual vibe than its down­stairs neigh­bour.

When we ar­rive, there’s a buzz in the air, and we can’t re­sist tak­ing some panoramic shots of the views on our phone.

The menu is full of in­ven­tive mixed drinks, a wide se­lec­tion of grape and pre­mium bev­er­ages from around the world.

You could go for a glass of bub­bly, but you’ll be tempted by some of the more ex­cit­ing mixed drinks. A Cur­few Will Not Stop Me sounds es­pe­cially en­tic­ing.

You’ll also Ànd a range of spe­cial of­fers go­ing on here through­out the week.

The ‘Heel Be­fore Me’ ladies’ night of­fers four com­pli­men­tary drinks ev­ery Tues­day from 6pm to 9pm. Plus 50 per­cent off food right the way through un­til the bar closes at 1am.

The daily buy one, get one free of­fer also runs from 4pm to 6pm.

Or, if you fancy end­ing your week­end on a high, you can treat your­self to un­lim­ited bub­bly for Dhs199 ev­ery Satur­day even­ing.

The tunes are pump­ing through­out the night, and the lively at­mos­phere is in­fec­tious.

With such a cool set­ting and mes­meris­ing back­drop of the wa­ters sur­round­ing Al Maryah Is­land, this bar has every­thing go­ing for it.

The white ta­bles per­haps look a bit dated, but it’s still a very im­pres­sive place for an af­ter-work drink or late-night party.

“The lively at­mos­phere is to­tally in­fec­tious” WHAT IS IT... A rooftop bar at Rose­wood Abu Dhabi WHY GO... To make the most of the per­fect weather, and get some cool shots of the glow­ing metal ‘trees’

BAR OF THE WEEK Time Out re­views anony­mously and pays for its drinks

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