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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

miss b loves....cocktails at the Voda Bar, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, The Palm, Dubai

The ultra-chic Voda Bar

The new Ottoman-themed Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel is located on the west cescent of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Its interior is lavish, influenced by Topkapi Palace in Istanbul with extravagent chandeliers and colourful artwork and marble but the purpose of our recent visit was to enjoy the ultra-chic surroundings of the Voda Bar, located on the ground level of the hotel.
The beautiful moon design chandelier
 in the opulent hotel lobby

This sophisticated bar just oozes style with the futuristic, white minimalist interior setting, sixties-style egg chairs and white sofas.

'60's-style white egg chairs
There's a huge selection of drinks including an array of vodkas and unusual cocktails including Japanese-inspired sake mixes complemented by the sushi menu. The Sake Highball (Absolut pear, sake, traditional lemonade, pear macédoines) was so refreshing after a day in the Dubai heat and a definite hit with mr b. After much deliberation, I opted for a  Gin Gin Mule (Plymouth Gin, rich syrup, fresh mint, fresh lime and ginger beer) followed by Kurrant Nights (Absolut Kurrant, elderflower cordial, lemon, crème de cassis) which looked striking with its layer of crème de cassis.
Kurrant Nights
We visited on Tuesday and the DJ played an excellent  mix of retro funk and soul(the music and DJs vary each evening) The service is, of course, as you would expect in a Jumeirah establishment - professional, attentive but unobtrusive.


I'm a gin and tonic fan (Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's preferably!) and gin-based cocktails are often my first choice. So....my next cocktail challenge is to recreate the Gin Gin Mule.....should be fun trying to get those measures just right!


miss b recommends:
  • the Gin Gin Mule
  • cheerful hours - 2 for 1 on selected house drinks Sunday to Thursday 7pm-9pm
  • ladies night - free drinks for ladies on Tuesday 9pm-midnight

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by chez moi! ;-) I would love to try these fabulous cocktails but am afraid the Voda Bar is too far from my little corner of the world! Sigh. Good luck with the recipe. Do share the results when you get it exactly right ;-) Veronique

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  2. whoa! it is BEAUTIFUL! i wouldn't mind going there. thanks for sharing this gorgeous place. :D
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  3. Yes, Véronique - I'll start practising soon and hopefully post the recipe if it's a success! Thanks for your lovely commment.

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  4. SassyUptownChic, you're welcome - glad you like it!

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  5. Looks amazing! I've been to Dubai a few times, but never here! Must put it on my list of go-to's!
    Now following xoxo
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  6. Wow, looks amazing. Great shots!!

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  7. Nice decor..love it!

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  8. Thank you, Adele, for following my blog!

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  9. Thanks for following me back! :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  10. How cool! I would love to go to Dubai someday!

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  11. Wow this place looks amazing :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  12. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment. You blog is very lovely! I'll be sure to follow.

    xo,
    Shannon
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you, Shannon, for following my blog!

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  14. Hello Miss b, what a beautiful blog you have. i know i am going to enjoy visiting. thank you so much for the lovely comment about my little french christmas. i love candles too, as i am sure you can tell. we may have more things in common with each other.my home and fashion are on the eclectic side,so maybe i am a bobo as well.i look forward to visiting and hope it will be the same for you. your blog friend Grace

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  15. Thank you so much, Grace, for your lovely comment. I'm so pleased that you like my blog and that you are following! I look forward to regularly visiting 'Chic Restorations' too!

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  16. You have an amazing blog and I loved this post. The pictures are great and I've actually been scrolling down your blog for the last 10 minutes.
    Follow each other? :)

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  17. Oooh love a hotel with a good bar! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  18. Lucija, I'm so pleased you like my blog. Thank you for the great comment!

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  19. What an amazing looking hotel! I love those stunning looking egg chairs - so perfect for curling up in!

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  20. Such a great post.
    i´ll be back soon. Take some time and check out muy blog.
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  21. The Gin-Gin Mule is actually invented by Audrey Saunders [Pegu Club NYC] - just a hint for you to get the recipe right...

    Otherwise you just need to come back to the marvelous hotel, and I am sure, that somebody from the bar [maybe you should explore also the more traditional, yet as breathtaking CClub, the other bar of the hotel], where somebody could tell you the recipe and other trade secrets...

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  22. Thanks, Dominik, for the information about the Gin-Gin Mule - very helpful. I'll certainly visit the CClub, too, on my next visit and maybe learn a few trade secrets!

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  23. I love the ultra chic voda bar. Chic kiss

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