Dubai scores a hat-trick at World’s 50 Best Bars 2022

Dubai scores a hat-trick at World’s 50 Best Bars 2022

Three Dubai bars made it into the world-famous top 50 ranking

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 were announced last night in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and Barcelona takes the top spot, with Paradiso in Barcelona being crowned The World’s Best Bar. 

In the UAE, Dubai has made its mark on the world-famous bar ranking with three bars listed in the top 50 in 2022. This is the highest number of bars Dubai has had on the list in more than a decade. 

Zuma Dubai (pictured) scored highest, placing at number 38, which means it was also crowned The Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa, sponsored by Paragon. 

Galaxy Bar remains at number 45 for a second year, while increasingly popular The Bulgari Bar took the number 50 slot. Just missing the top 50, the elegant Asian art deco bar at Mimi Kashuki placed at number 58.

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The 2022 list features bars from 26 cities with 14 new entries spread from cities including Athens, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Dubai, Florence, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Naples and New York.

The 14th list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, was announced at a live awards ceremony on 4 October in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The list is compiled by votes from more than 650 drinks experts from around the world. 

The full list of winners are:

1 Paradiso, Barcelona

2 Tay─ôr + Elementary, London

3 Sips, Barcelona

4 Licorería Limantour, Mexico City

5 Little Red Door, Paris

6 Double Chicken Please, New York

7 Two Schmucks, Barcelona

8 Connaught Bar, London

9 Katana Kitten, New York

10 Alquímico, Cartagena

11 Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City                     

12 Jigger & Pony, Singapore

13 Hanky Panky, Mexico City

14 BKK Social Club, Bangkok

15 Salmon Guru, Madrid

16 Drink Kong, Rome

17 Coa, Hong Kong

18 Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires

19 The Clumsies, Athens

20 Baba au Rum, Athens

21 Café La Trova, Miami

22 Attaboy, New York

23 Satan's Whiskers, London

24 Tropic City, Bangkok

25 Kumiko, Chicago

26 Sidecar, New Delhi

27 Tres Monos, Buenos Aires

28 Argo, Hong Kong

29 Maybe Sammy, Sydney

30 Swift, London

31 Line, Athens

32 Baltra Bar, Mexico City

33 Manhattan, Singapore

34 Overstory, New York

35 1930, Mila

36 Dante, New York

37 A Bar with Shapes for a Name, London

38 Zuma Dubai

39 Locale Firenze, Florence

40 Red Frog, Lisbon

41 Cantina OK!, Sydney

42 CoChinChina, Buenos Aires

43 Himkok, Oslo

44 Carnaval, Lima

45 Galaxy Bar, Dubai

46 L'Antiquario, Naples

47 Employees Only, New York

48 Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo                     

49 Lucy's Flower Shop, Stockholm

50 Bulgari Bar, Dubai

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