Vu's Bar, on the 51st floor of the swanky Emirates Towers Hotel, screams sleek 21st century, with a vast metal and glass canopy wall that overwhelms the space. The magnificent view—across the business district, downtown to the north, and the Marina to the south—should get accolades, but the modern cathedral-like space and its striking clientele keep the eye focused inside. Fashionistas will love it here, but wannabes need not apply. The designer labels on display are the real deal. For those who come in more relaxed attire, you'll need to pass the shirt, slacks, and shoes (no sandals) test to get through the door.
Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates