INFO: Location: Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai
Tel: 04 341 2575
Times: 11.30am-1am, Sat-Wed; 11.30-2am, Thu-Fri.
Price: House grape from Dhs39 per glass
It’s not often you get to sip a drink while watching skiers whizz down the piste in the Middle East, but Après allows you to do just that. It might be set within Mall of The Emirates, but it manages to steer clear of a shopping centre atmosphere, thanks to its wooden floors, dimmed lighting and spacious booths. The name, of course, comes from après-ski, the essential post-slope socialising, and there’s no better time to do that than a Sunday night, when ladies are entitled to three free glasses of bubbly from 8pm-11pm. If all that watching people skiing has made you peckish, the huge but perfectly thin and crispy pizzas are worth a try. The bar also screens sports, including skiing, just in case those out on the slope are not up to much.