Dubai is no stranger to classy places, especially stylish restaurants. Moreover, you would find an array of fine dining restaurants of almost every popular cuisine around the world. While restaurants offering delicious food are abundant in Dubai, bars are not behind. Despite being an Islamic city, there is not much restriction on alcohol consumption, which has given rise to so many amazing bars in and around the city. In short, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from if you want to enjoy a hearty meal and a nice ambience. Moreover, if you want to take in the view and the bright lights of the city, there are plenty of rooftop restaurants and bars in the city. With this note, let us take a look at the 10 best rooftop restaurants and bars in Dubai.
Pure Sky Lounge & Dining
Both a bar and a restaurant, the Pure Sky Lounge & Dining gives an amazing view of the city from the 35th floor of The Walk. Popular for its signature cocktails and martinis, you can enjoy delicious drinks while basking in the serene ambience of the place. Sip your drinks on the lounge terrace while viewing the numerous sites of the city. Come before sunset so that you can enjoy an enchanting sunset from the lounge terrace of the Pure Sky Lounge. Once you are done with drinks, retire into the restaurant for a delicious ‘a la carte’ dinner.
Level 43 Sky Lounge
Level 43 Sky Lounge resides on the 43rd level of Hotel Four Points by Sheraton on Sheikh Zayed Road. Consisting of both indoor and outdoor seating, it is the latter that most people prefer, mostly for its panoramic view of the city. You can order a cocktail or any of your favourite drink right from 2 in the afternoon at the Level 43 Sky Lounge. Also, do check out its Japanese menu that offers some amazing sea food dishes.
Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Apart from being a rooftop restaurant, Al Dawaar is also Dubai’s only revolving restaurant. Part of Hyatt Regency Dubai Hotel, the Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant offers a culinary delight along with some spectacular views of the city. You would get the chance to see the famous landmarks of the city, including Dubai Creek, Burj Khalifa and vast ocean as well. The colonial theme of the restaurant gives it a chic look. However, the ambience and the view are not the only good things about the Al Dawaar Restaurant. Get ready to enjoy some delicious food from the live kitchen as well as the handcrafted cocktails to die for, at this revolving restaurant.
Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge
If you are looking forward to a relaxed evening with friends or partner but do not want to be a part of the crowd of the city, the Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge would be perfect for you. It is located at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and is surely the only rooftop lounge with a view of the vast and beautiful Dubai desert. Relax in the comfortable chairs and cushions of the lounge while watching the glorious sunset and listening to the live Arabic music playing in the lounge. You can also try a shisha at this lounge. When it comes to food, you get to choose amongst Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines.
Complete with excellent drinks, delectable food and amazing live music, Iris Dubai is one of the premium nightlife spots in Dubai. Moreover, being a rooftop restaurant, you get a bird’s eye view of Downtown Dubai. Iris Dubai is located on the 27th level of The Oberoi and includes an indoor restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as an open terrace. The lounge is famous for its food and excellent drinks collection including finest spirits and wines as well as unique cocktails. The lounge comes to life around 10 in the evening with good music and food. However, every Friday, the place hosts a brunch and live music programs that are a favourite of music lovers.
Skyview Bar & Restaurant
Known as the best cocktail bar in Dubai, Skyview Bar & Restaurant resides on the top of the only seven star hotel in the world, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. The cocktails at the Skyview Bar are nothing less than amazing art creations. However, this is not the only thing to enjoy here. The first thing that comes to mind is the eclectic design of the restaurant. Stylishly designed with blue and green hues and floor to ceiling windows, it is a great place to have a cosy conversation and check out the skyline of Dubai. Another thing that Skyview Bar & Restaurant is famous for is its high tea. Along with cocktails and wine, you would get to try different types of coffees or teas, sandwiches, homemade jam, pastries, etc. Aside all this, it is one of the best ways to see the interiors of the Burj Al Arab.
Atelier M Rooftop Bar and Restaurant
Atelier M is a bar, restaurant and lounge spread around the last three floors of Pier 7 in Dubai Marina. Home to luxury dining, the place has a rooftop terrace and bar, a restaurant and an indoor lounge. The interiors of the restaurant and lounge are tastefully designed in art deco style and give you a stunning view of the Dubai Marina. But it is the rooftop terrace where you can see the Marina in all its glory while sipping your delicious drinks and enjoying the live music. The restaurant menu is interesting as well and offers you Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences. Atelier M hosts several special events several days of the week, some of which include Ladies Night Tuesdays, Feathers and Pearls (brunch every Friday, wine tasting events, etc.
Folly by Nick and Scott
Located at the Souk Madinat (a modern take on the traditional souk, Folly by Nick and Scott offers an intimate and unique dining experience. With a classic decor, the place makes you feel comfortable as soon as you enter the restaurant. The Kitchen Bar gives you the chance to enjoy a drink and even a delicious dish while having a conversation with the chef. The restaurant also has a garden terrace and lounge (with its exclusive bar) and a rooftop where you can enjoy the view of the Arabian Gulf as well as the abras on the palm tree lined canals. You would get to have a fun time trying out the drinks and trying out some dishes from the bespoke menu. Reserve a table at The Windtower, if you are looking towards a romantic evening.
Perched on the 16th floor of FIVE Palm Jumeirah, The Penthouse serves as a rooftop club during the day and classy lounge in the evening. The stunning view of the Jumeirah is one of the main reasons that people visit The Penthouse. Swim in one of the two glass-lined swimming pools while taking in the enchanting view of the skyline. The music would make the visit even more interesting. However, do not end your visit with just the drinks and the views. On the other hand, take your time in exploring the Asian menu that offers exceptional dishes like chicken gyoza, shrimp skewers, spicy edamame, etc.
The meaning of Tomo is “long time friend”, and the main purpose of this bar and restaurant is to offer its guests a great time with family and friends. The best time to be here is during sunset, when you can see the transformation of the city into a sparkling paradise. Enjoy a glass of wine or any other drink while admiring the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Do not forget to check out the Japanese menu and pick the choicest dishes that would make your visit to this chic restaurant and bar, really worth it.
The best part of choosing a rooftop bar and restaurant in Dubai is that you get uninterrupted views of the city’s skyline and skyscrapers. Moreover, all these bars and restaurants provide premium services, especially when it comes to hospitality.