Neos

Price guide: Mid-range

The Address Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Price guide: Mid-range

Neos

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#40 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
2.9
2.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Singles, Great views / scenery, People watching, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions

Expert review of Neos

Watch the entire city from Dubai's highest bar. Just don't jump when you see the bill.

For a bar on the 63rd floor there's always one major selling point: the views. For Neos, situated in The Address Downtown Dubai hotel, this means the views include a dazzling close-up of the Burj Khalifa (AKA The World's Tallest Tower) just over the road, the Dubai Fountain (AKA The World's Tallest Fountain) just below, the Dubai Mall (AKA The World's Largest Shopping Centre) to the right, and the ever-expanding spread of Dubai all around. It's also a rather fancy spot to enjoy a cocktail and nibbles, so leave the flipflops at home.  

Food and drink: 

Cocktails are what Neos does best (and charges a fairly hefty wedge for the privilege), but there's also lah-di-dah snacks to have too, most of which have fois gras in them somewhere. It's that kind of place.  

Ambience: 

In terms of dress code, it's quite formal, so ditch the trainers for something a bit smarter. Inside, the decor is classy (art deco, actually) without being too excessive, but the mood is fairly light, although this could change when you see the prices.  

Service: 

When you're paying this much for a drink, you'd better darn expect it to be superb. It is, by the way.  

Location: 

Neos is on the 63rd floor of The Address Downtown Dubai hotel (which, interestingly, requires two lifts to get there), with vast windows and plush comfy armchairs lending themselves to a bit of vertigo-inducing noseying across this somewhat ridiculous place we like to call Dubai.  

Price advice: 

Brace yourself, for Neos isn't somewhere for a casual after-work pint. Cocktails here can set you back over 100 dirhams if you're not careful. If there's a large group of you, you might want to think again about doing rounds.  

Tables to book: 

Try to reserve a table next to window. Unless you're not into heights, of course, in which case you should stay well back.  

More information on Neos:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar
Food:
Snacks
Address:
The Address Downtown Dubai, Dubai
Telephone:
04 436 8927
Website:
http://www.theaddress.com/en/dining/neos-1
Opening times:
Open every evening from 6pm-2.30am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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