No matter where you are in the world, there’s nothing better than a birds-eye view of a city. At your next destination, instead of paying big bucks to ride the elevator to an observation deck, consider checking out a swanky sky-high wine bar.
Here are a few wine bars you might want to check out:
Set high above the modern hustle & bustle of Shanghai, a surreal experience awaits! The highest bar in the world is a must-visit destination.
Grab a drink and enjoy the awe-inspiring 360-degree view from Cloud 9 on the 87th floor of the Jin Mao Tower. Or, if you want to take it higher, grab your drink and head up a floor to the Sky Lounge to check out the view from an open deck!
New York City, USA
If you can’t make it all the way to China, rub elbows with New York City’s crème de la crème when you enjoy a bottle of wine at the elegantly luxurious Salon de Ning, located on the rooftop of the Peninsula Hotel. The décor is East meets West and reflects the elegance of 1930’s Shanghai.
Grab a seat at the indoor bar or, on warmer days, comfortably lounge with friends al fresco as you check out the views up and down Fifth Avenue.
Boasting a 360 degree view, 365 days a year with floor to ceiling windows, Orbit Lounge Bar can’t be missed when you’re in Sydney, Australia!
This rotating bar, 47 floors closer to the heavens above, offers stunning views and an equally as stunning wine list with labels from around the world.
How’s that for an evening in the Land Down Under!
Dubai, United Arab Emirites
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be treated as royalty in the Middle East?
The Skyview Bar in Dubai’s Burj Al Arab just might offer a slightly affordable excuse to visit the hotel. It’s the closest you’ll get to being treated like the rich and famous, unless, of course, you’re willing to pay a lot of money per night to sleep in the seven-star hotel’s swanky digs.
At this classy bar, it’s clearly all about location, location, location coupled with a good view because the interior design looks like a partnership between Carnival Cruise lines and Dutch artist Mondrian.
(Photo Credits: Salon de Ning- ClubPlanet.com)
Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world today.
With many new buildings popping by the minute, the city seems to be re-shaping itself every day. However, the Burj Al Arab hotel tower (photo above) is still the most famous city landmark.
Dubai offers different outdoor activities. The beaches in Dubai (Jumeirah Beach and Al Mumzar Beach Park) can get crowded on weekends and offer activities for everyone.
You can also book Desert Safari Tours from Dubai. They can pick you up in the city and drive you to the desert, which is around 45 minutes away.
And for those who can’t stand the heat outside, Dubai offers huge shopping centers and all types of markets. At Mall of the Emirates you can find Ski Dubai, a very popular indoor ski resort.
* Photo by Adrian Perez