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Calabar Lounge

#15 of 55 Nightlife in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Dubai
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Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Temporarily Closed - Under Renovation, Dubai 123234, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 888 3444
This attraction is at The Address Downtown Dubai

Vibrant, Latin-inspired Calabar is a premium lounge bar, attracting Dubai's...

Vibrant, Latin-inspired Calabar is a premium lounge bar, attracting Dubai's fashionable and elite. As the sun sets behind the Burj Khalifa, Calabar's sundowner terrace comes alive with an energetic buzz. On the menu is an extensive selection of premium beverages, innovative cocktails - including Calabar's signature South American mixes. The lounge also serves savoury South American specialities. Entry to Calabar Lounge is restricted to guests aged 21 years and over.

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Xmas Night

Visited here for drinks on Xmas day evening. Nice bar and great atmosphere. Partial views of the fountains, and great views of the Burj Khalifa all lit up at night. Really... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
Dan W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Relax solo or chill with friends, Calabar is the best after work spot to unwind. Looking forward to the re-opening of this lounge.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Visited here for drinks on Xmas day evening. Nice bar and great atmosphere. Partial views of the fountains, and great views of the Burj Khalifa all lit up at night. Really nice. No beers on draught, which was a shame. Drinks quite pricey, but we did visit during Happy Hour so we didnt pay full price anyway. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Came for the first time and really love the place with the great spot of burjkhalifa so relaxing, they have happy hours from 6 - 8pm, definitely I would like to came back again.

1 Thank jmartian37
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Calabar at the Address Downtown is a great spot to relax and have an evening drink and chat with friends with the Burj Kalifa towering over you. The atmosphere is really good although the variety of drinks (beers and ciders) is limited. Good place to unwind and relax though

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I was there with my friends who invited me telling tht it was the best bar in Dubai. But it doesn't match what I expected when server came n took order of our table. No smile in his face no greating as if he doesn't want too work there(Kevin). There was some issues with us n even he say don't... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Nice location, with the view of the Burj Khalifa and the famous musical fountain. Provide free wifi for non hotel guest as well. Attentive staffs. The best thing is half price discount for selected alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks from 6pm to 8pm.

Thank Josee N
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

I stopped here on a Saturday night after a long night of sight seeing. Me and a friend decided to have a drink and call it a night. We were at the var and the bill came up to 90, so i dropped 100 and handed over the bill. The bartender came back with a 10 and told me that... More 

1 Thank Richie P
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The outdoor part of the lounge is amazing, the seating and music are perfect for friend's outing. Food is also good. The place has "happy hour" daily and is a good choice after work. However the indoor side is not nice, has different style (formal) with loud music. Recommended if the weather is nice at sunset time till the evening.

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Rajkot, India
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Seating Arrangements and Tables are Nicely placed with Dim-lit candles and Nice Views of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall...Simply loved Sweet Potato Crisps over here...I assume it to be one of the bests in the world..Attentive and Courteous Staff..HAd a gr8 time over here...Plannning for a repeat visit...

Thank nishu444
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Prior seating outside reservations are a must but their booking system whether done online or by phone is excellent. Lovely location outside overlooking Burj Khalifa with nice views of the fountains. Inside brings a cosy atmosphere. Large drinks selection albeit a tad on the pricey side unless its Happy Hour! Nice bar food nibbles.

Thank Jenny W

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You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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