“Eclectic”, “bizarre”, “Alice in Wonderland-ish” – these are just a few of the phrases thrown around about this very original rooftop destination. The name itself is a clever double act, and they don’t mind if you call it Vii, using the symbols as letters, or Seven (Vii/VII is located on the seventh floor of the Conrad Hotel).
The club, too, is a double-act, with an intermezzo. It starts with the entry area, encircled by zebra-themed couches running the length of the walls, all polished timber and sleek lighting fittings.
You then pass through a futuristic tunnel, more exposed wood and mood lighting, and emerge into the real delight – a lush green garden literally hanging off the side of the building.
This comes complete with a huge archway hedge encircling the modern-looking decor, including a golden chandelier hanging from the middle, more quirky furniture, ample space to dance and mingle, plus a great view of the downtown skyline. At the other end there is another lush green wall spotted with gilt-edged mirrors. Make Vii Lounge your after-dinner rendezvous - it stays open until 3am every day.
Seventh floor, Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 50 169 6777