Dubai: special experience

The new Gold on 27 bar, on the top floor of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, offers its elite clientele the alluring splendour of a space dominated by golden yellow and an exclusive list of specially-created molecular cocktails

The pinnacle of the majestic sail of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the famous luxury hotel that resembles a ship scudding over the Persian Gulf, is home to the new panoramic Gold on 27 concept bar. On the 27th and top floor, you can enjoy an exclusive experience: a skyline that extends as far as the eye can see, molecular drinks created by master mixologists and a spectacular environment that pays homage to the city’s wealth.

Uniqueness was exactly what the client – Jumeirah Group – required from KEANE, the design firm that oversaw the interior decoration. The firm was asked to create a highly sophisticated cocktail bar, which would become a new landmark in the city, at the top of the Burj Al Arab, the world’s only seven-star hotel. The client wanted the bar to be a modern reinterpretation of Arab luxury, taking direct inspiration from the local landscape and coastline.

The Jumeirah Group’s expectations were certainly not disappointed, thanks to the introduction of forged materials through unconventional techniques that were new to the Middle Eastern market, and to the valuable expertise of industry professionals. The furniture, which was all custom-made for the bar, accentuates the iridescent effect of the gold finishes. This color is the leitmotif of the whole space, which exalts the undisputed opulence of the UAE.

The textures of the walls and the sinuous ceilings are highlighted by the extraordinary effects of the light fixtures signed Melogranoblu: from the trasparences of the Perfume Sphere that vertically outline the environment, light emanates revealing the Art Deco design that distinguishes the location, thus generating sophisticated atmospheres.

You can book the Gold on 27 through the app, available on Android and IOS: your reservation is activated as soon as you enter the hotel and automatically allows you to proceed with instant recognition at the door. No wonder the bar won the Best Bar award at the UAE’s 2017 Index Design & Architecture Awards and was selected as one of the Best International Bars at London’s Bar & Restaurant Awards.