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Best rooftop bars in Dubai

Best rooftop bars in Dubai

Stunning open-air venues with the best of views

Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle · Nov 5th, 2019

With the temperature finally dropping, it is finally the time of the year for Dubai residents to enjoy the weather outside. If you have been wondering where you can hit this coming weekend, our comprehensive list is all you need to refer to.

1. Ce La Vie

Best rooftop bars in Dubai | Ce La Vi
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CÉ LA VI Dubai, situated atop the iconic Address Sky views is a restaurant featured in the prestigious MICHELIN guide, which provides a remarkable experience of contemporary Asian cuisine and top-notch entertainment, all complemented by outstanding hospitality and breathtaking views of the sparkling Dubai skyline. This iconic establishment is centrally located in Downtown Dubai and rises 220 meters above sea level, proudly offering one of the city's loftiest rooftops, which includes a restaurant, SkyBar, Club Lounge, and Pool Deck.

Where: Tower 2, Level 54, The Address Sky Views, Downtown Dubai

Timing: 12.00pm - 3.00am

Call: 04 582 6111

2. Attiko

Top rooftop bars in Dubai | Attiko
Photo Credit: W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant atmosphere of Asian nightclubs and cosmopolitan lounges, Attiko Dubai is the ideal destination for both early evening sundowners and late-night get-togethers. Here, you can savor delectable Asian bites and refreshing drinks while enjoying the lively ambiance, with glorious views of the Dubai Marina, Emaar Beachfront and Bluewaters Island.

Where: Floor 31, W Dubai Mina Seyahi

Timing: 5.00pm - 2.00am (Monday - Friday); 5.00pm to 3.00 am (Saturday and Sunday)

Call: 04 350 9983

3. Tamanya Terrace

Tamanya Terrace
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This stunning rooftop cocktail lounge is located on the 8th floor of Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and offers breathtaking views of the entire Media City and also the sea beyond. Tamanya Terrace features a well-stocked bar, a dancefloor and a comfortable lounge seating area. During the summers, air-conditioned rooftop tents are offered. Guests are welcomed to enjoy the wide range of beverages that are on offer, besides sheesha and lip-smacking delicacies. The venue also features live music and DJs that add to its vibe.

Where: Radisson Blu Dubai Media City

Timing: 5.00pm - 2.00am (Sunday - Thursday); 6.00pm - 2.00 am (Friday)

Call: 04-366 9184

4. Level 43 Sky Lounge

Level 43 Sky Lounge
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Located on the 43rd floor of Four Points by Sheraton on Sheikh Zayed Road, Level 43 Sky Lounge is a sleek and stylish rooftop bar. It complements its guests with panoramic 360-degree views of Dubai's iconic skyline. Serving as a pool bar by the day and a stunning lounge during the night, the venue offers a range of beverages and food items for the guests to enjoy. Every Wednesday and Saturday, 43 Sky Lounge witnesses the tunes of a saxophonist and that of the beats of a DJ.

Where: Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timing: 2.00pm - 2.00 am

Call: 056-414 2213

5. Luna Sky Bar

Best rooftop bars in Dubai
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Designed by Adam Tihany, Luna Sky Bar is located on the 8th floor of Four Seasons Hotel, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The low-lit rooftop lounge offers breathtaking views of Dubai's skyline and serves a range of creative beverages and a flavourful Pan-Asian menu. The venue features the renowned B-Boy style resident DJ Lobito Brigante who offers weekly live performances.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC

Timing: 5.00pm - 3.00am

Call: 04-506 0300

6. Tomo

Best rooftop bars in Dubai
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Offering authentic Japanese treats, Tomo is a spectacular rooftop bar located on the 17th floor of Raffles Hotel. Situated in Oud Metha, the venue is known for offering spectacular views of Dubai's gorgeous skyline. It features a swanky terrace and offers a wide variety of sophisticated beverages as well as traditional Japanese drinks like sake and shochu.

Where: Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha

Timing: 12.30pm - 2.45pm, 6.30pm - 12.30am (Sunday, Monday & Wednesday); 12.30pm - 2.45pm, 6.30pm - 1.30am (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

Call: 04-357 7888

7. Asia Asia

Best rooftop bars in Dubai | Asia Asia
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Asia Asia is an intimate and lavish rooftop bar and restaurant in Dubai Marina, acclaimed for its excellence. Located in Pier 7dorned with Asian-inspired decor, it boasts a chic indoor bar and an elegant terrace designed like a spacious balcony, offering captivating vistas of the Dubai Marina. Relish a blend of Pan-Asian delicacies paired with exceptional Asian-inspired and innovative cocktails. 


6th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina Mall

Timing: 6.00pm - 2.00am (Monday - Friday); 12.00pm - 1.00am (Saturday and Sunday

Call: 04 423 8301

8. Iris Dubai

Best rooftop bars in Dubai | Iris
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Iris Dubai is renowned for its skilled resident DJs, its lively Saturday party brunch, and its energetic Ladies' Night. Partygoers are drawn to its dynamic ambiance, stunning views of the city skyline, distinctive music, delightful cuisine, and crafted cocktails.

Where: Meydan Grandstand - adjacent to the Ticket Sales Office - Nad Al Sheba 1

Timings: 6pm to 2am

Call: 04 334 3355

9. Pure Sky Lounge

Best rooftop bars in Dubai
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Located in Hilton Dubai The Walk in JBR, Pure Sky Lounge offers breathtaking beautiful sunset views over the Arabian Gulf. Their menu features fish and seafood that include Barramundi and Yellowfin Tuna, besides duck, lamb and beef entrées. They also have on offer a 6-dish experience that includes items like marinated pomelo and mango dressing, pumpkin puree and green asparagus. You can also consider attending one of their mixology classes that is quite an experience by itself.

Where: Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR

Timing: 5.00pm - 2.00am

Call: 04-374-7888

10. Treehouse

Best rooftop bars in Dubai
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The urban hideaway of Treehouse is located in Taj Hotel in Business Bay. An ideal venue for chic people, it features rich Renaissance décor, lush furnishings and ornate trees and resembles a house turned inside out. Guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and feast on their Mediterranean delicacies and creative beverages crafted by their mixologists.

Where: Taj Hotel, Business Bay

Timing: 6.00pm - 2.00am (Saturday - Wednesday); 6.00pm - 3.00am (Thursday - Friday)

Call: 04-438 3100