The Vault Dubai
May 11, 2018
Perched on the 71st and 72nd floor of the world’s tallest hotel – the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai – The Vault offers unprecedented views of the sparkling desert jewel below and cocktails to make the journey up more than worthwhile. Once at the end of your elevator journey to nearly the top of the hotel, you enter the lounge through a massive safe door, setting just the right tone for this ultra chic spot in the clouds. The gilded atmosphere continues inside, with tables and booths bathed in jet black streaks and bold swaths of gold. Being located higher than any other bar in the JW Marriott, The Vault can also lay claim to being the highest hotel bar in the world. While Guinness book accolades may make for great conversation starters or social media sharing, what really makes The Vault shine are the quality of its drinks. The cocktails continue the opulent theme of the decor, with two of the most glamorous stars being the Deposit Box; a painstaking blend of premium Kentucky bourbon (coincidentally the U.S. state Fort Knox was located in), orange liqueur, maple syrup, orange, bitters, cinnamon, and ginger all aged together in a wooden barrel for a minimum of two weeks, and the 23 Carat; a smooth mix of premium dark rum infused with honey, coconut, chamomile tea, and lemon Juice. Each evening, the Vault runs ‘Sundowner Specials’ offering significant discounts on both cocktails and bites, which won’t break your bank while you take in the most spectacular sunset view in Dubai.