Immediately behind Mall of the Emirates lies the brand spanking new Citymax Hotel, a great three-star find for thirsty shoppers, who really should head straight to the Maxx Music Bar and Grill. For sure, it’s no Bahri Bar, but then it’s not trying to be. It is, in fact, a charming live music spot with a fun resident band, The Usual Suspects, playing covers of old favourites such as Ã‚‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ alongside more recent chart hits. Service is shockingly efficient for Dubai, and the staff are a welcoming, friendly bunch, even on busier nights. Drinks are very reasonably priced, with a glass of house grape costing just Dhs25, and the list of house beverages is surprisingly varied across both the taps and bottles. Munchies are equally, if not more, wide-ranging, with everything from pub grub-style nachos and chicken wings to more filling lamb chops and steak options.