The Cigar Room, situated in the Fairmont Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the breath-taking Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline, is a chic and sophisticated lounge ideal for cigar lovers and others who enjoy aperitifs, or after dinner drinks and digestives. The interiors exude a subtle regal style that creates a royally luxurious atmosphere, fulfilling all your champagne wishes, caviar dreams and cigar pleasures.
Many of us discover the simpler pleasures of life after a rousting discussion with a sommelier or after an exposure to an extensive selection of world-class cigar cognacs. With the comfort of an elegantly chic surrounding matching the city’s grandeur, and the benefits of curated selections of the two best things in life – whisky and cigar, the ever-popular Cigar Room at Fairmont The Palm, fits perfectly into our current state of mind.
A collector seeks out the rarest most exclusive smokes, keeps them judiciously humidified, perhaps for years, and then lights up that prized panatela or cherished Churchill and savors every puff. The Cigar Room offers all of this and more. A limited number of private handcrafted cigar lockers within its walk-in humidor are made available to their most distinguished guests so that they can indulge in signature world-class cocktails and exclusive cigars in utmost luxury.
One of their signature offerings is the finest Cuban cigar – Cohiba Behike, one of the most prestigious brands offering incomparable character and flavor and carries 3 sizes: BHK 52, BHK 54 and BHK 56. The fabrication of this cigar is exceptionally limited and exclusive since it incorporates the use of a rare tobacco leaf “Medio tiempo”, which offers a unique distinguished aroma. The filler contains handpicked leaves from Volado, Seco and Ligero originating from San Juan y Martinez and San Luis.
Additionally, they offer a chance to sample some of the world’s rarest and oldest liquors such as the Macallan “M”, the final entry in Macallan’s 1824 Series. Made with whiskies that are matured in sherry casks, the drink is a heady cocktail with notes of dried fruits ripen, then soften showing off velvet sateen. The Macallan M comes in a unique crystal decanter, designed by the celebrated fashion and luxury goods designer – Fabien Baron – and crafted by Lalique, – an experience you can savor for a lifetime. Moreover you also get the pleasure of conversing with the bartenders and the team, who are all gleefully obsessive and aching to pass along their passion. Mr Urrea, manager of the Cigar Room, was recently recognized as the 2nd place winner in the 15th edition of the International Habanosommelier that took place in Cuba in February 2016. He also represented the UAE in the esteemed Master Challenge, being the only contestant from the Middle East competing with representatives from South American and European countries including UK, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Austria, Czech Republic and Mexico.
The elegantly luxe lounge is a pilgrimage for refined tipplers for some exclusive barrel-aged cocktails. You can get your own made aged cocktail – perfect for aficionados who curate their cellars based not only on the pleasure principle but also on their ever-increasing values. Small wonder, then, that counterfeiting has assumed epidemic proportions and those cigars, once a symbol of luxuriant relaxation, are now perceived by many as a qualitative investment.
To top it all it offers more than 80 varieties of whiskey indulging your palette from the famous regions of Scotland. So forget about poorly lit lounges with lackluster cocktail offerings and prepare for so