FAI is the Thai word for fire and this is a place that can definitely ignite your passions. Set within the serene and opulent gardens of The Palace – The Old Town, FAI is a welcoming, chic and vibrant cocktail lounge. Sit indoors on one of the elegant, comfortable sofas. Better still, relax on the stunning outside verandah that offers unparalleled views of The Dubai Fountain and lake and the immense, tapering tower of Burj Khalifa. In look and feel, FAI artfully combines Asian architecture with some highly contemporary touches. For good music, great drinks and a vibrant, elegant atmosphere, FAI is the place to be. Encircled by water, enlivened by fire. Open daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.