Best rooftop bars in Dubai

Stunning open-air venues with the best of views

05 Nov 2019, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle

Best rooftop bars in Dubai

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. 40 Kong

40 Kong
Photo Credit: The H Dubai

The outdoor rooftop cocktail lounge and restaurant of 40 Kong is located on the 40th floor of The H Dubai on the ever-vibrant Sheikh Zayed Road. One of the best late-night venues in the city, the lounge offers breathtaking panoramic views of Dubai. The chic and trendy venue features hip hop, live DJs and local artists and is an ideal place to dance the night away. 40 Kong has on offer a menu of international cuisine and its bar features a wide range of beverages.

Where: The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timing: 8.00pm - 3.00am

Call: 04-355 8896

2. Cielo Sky Lounge

Cielo Sky Lounge
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Cielo Sky Lounge is located at the Dubai Creek Yacht Club and offers views of stunning water and Dubai's cityscape. The venue features sleek decor and complements its guests with live music presented by local talents as well as international DJs such as Ahmet Killic and Kiko Navarro. Cielo has on offer innovative beverages that are created by their award-winning team. The ultimate venue to party, the lounge is one of the best in Dubai.

Where: Dubai Creek Yacht Club

Timing: 5.00pm - 3.00am (Monday - Thursday & Saturday); 4.00pm to 3.00 am (Friday)

Call: 04-416 1800

3. Tamanya Terrace

Tamanya Terrace
Photo Credit: Radisson Hotels

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. Mercury Lounge

Best rooftop bars in Dubai
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Offering exceptional views, Mercury Lounge is located at the Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah. It offers views of the city's skyline as well as that of the sea. The venue has drawn its influences from the Mediterranean sea and thus serves a choice of sharing plates, light entrees and handcrafted beverages. Mercury Lounge also has on offer exclusive Majlis that are perfect for VIPs as well as private dining options.

Where: Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah 2

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

Call: 04-270 7777

8. Iris Dubai

Best rooftop bars in Dubai
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Iris Dubai is located on the 27th floor of The Oberoi, in Business Bay and complements its guests with gorgeous views of Burj Khalifa. The open-open air and late-night venue is also known for hosting live bands and DJs. The menu on offer features a wide selection of beverages, sushi, calamari, amongst many more.

Where: The Oberoi, Business Bay

Timing: 5.00pm - 2.00am (Sunday - Thursday); 1.00pm - 3.00am (Friday); 3.00pm - 2.00am (Saturday)

Call: 056-9511442

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
Photo Credit: Taj Hotels

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