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Food & Drink

Rooftops and lounges with the best views of Downtown Dubai

Wed, September 1, 2021

Elevate your holiday plans to match the city skyline at Downtown Dubai's best restaurants and lounges for bites, nights and sights.

Elevate your holiday plans to match the city skyline at Downtown Dubai's best restaurants and lounges for bites, nights and sights.

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All in with CÉ LA VI

CÉ LA VI Dubai at Address Sky View knows how to impress. You'll probably recognise this hotspot from Instagram thanks to its statement floral arch perfectly framing the world's tallest tower, sweeping city views from the outdoor terrace and an infinity pool that sparkles in the sunshine. The menu features contemporary Asian delights such as wagyu beef fried rice and black truffle 'sushi rice' risotto. There's also an incredible array of vegetarian options to try, making this a tasty stop for all.

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Urban jungle vibes at Treehouse

Welcome to Treehouse, where elegant decor meets urban jungle chic. Sit facing the towering Burj Khalifa or opt for sweeping views of Business Bay and Downtown Dubai – there's no seat on the spacious terrace that disappoints. Gather your friends for a casual night out at one of the most popular lounges in Dubai where live DJ rhythms flow all night long. Fortunately, the menu matches the cool and casual vibe with inventive drinks that pair well with 'MediterrAsian' sharing plates.
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Soaring skies at LookUp

City Walk's chic boutique hotel La Ville is also home to one of Downtown Dubai's most idyllic infinity pools. The LookUp poolside spot is a popular haunt for Insta-happy travellers, granting unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa in the near distance and, most evenings, this rooftop lounge fills up with the city's trendsetters. Head over from Wednesdays to Fridays when resident DJs take over the playlist.

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Iconic dining at The Burj Club

The Burj Club Dubai

The Burj Club, located on the fifth floor of the world's tallest tower, is a candid yet elegant oasis right at the heart of the bustling Downtown district. Enjoy fine dining and exotic drinks in the company of friends, or make new ones as you laze away the day by the pool. It's always lively at this Miami-meets-Manhattan rooftop lounge, with The Dubai Fountain just a stone's throw away. 

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Get set to go Above 2.0

Feed off Downtown Dubai's electric charge at this stylish lounge. The Above 2.0 at Sofitel Dubai Downtown is an island-inspired getaway, whisking patrons off into the breezy, sunny, upbeat and remote shores of Beirut, Ibiza and St. Tropez. Evenings here starts relaxed, matching the mood of tropical hotspots. As the night wears on, a vibrant party atmosphere takes its place, turning Above 2.0 into one of the more happening rooftop lounges in Dubai. 

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A show and dim sum at Karma Kafé

Operated by the team behind Asia Asia, this restaurant in Downtown Dubai serves up a similar menu, but instead of Dubai Marina vibes, there are vistas over The Dubai Fountain. It’s a top spot to take visitors for a romantic dinner as the fountain show is superb, while the opulent interiors and lounge area reflect a vibrant scene. Everything on the pan-Asian fusion menu, from flavourful starters to hearty mains, is tasty but don’t miss the dim sum!
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Moonlit sonata at Luna Dubai

Conceived by renowned restaurant designer Adam Tihany, Luna at Four Seasons Hotel Dubai DIFC is an ode to metropolitan chic. Mustard tones, shades of grey and warm wood give interiors a welcome sophistication, while the outdoor terrace takes on a more relaxed feel with the skyline's spectactular panorama on show. Gourmands will love the Pan Asian nibbles too, with highlights including the beef bao buns, signature sushi selection and softshell crab sliders.

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Vibrant flavours and views at La Mezcaleria

Embark on a robust taste journey from Latin America with a stop at La Mezcaleria in The Oberoi Dubai. Enjoy freshly-prepared plates while seated at the scenic rooftop, offering quieter but no less mesmerising Downtown vistas from the neighbouring Business Bay district. Inside, you'll find colourful murals inspired by the sea and its many shades of blue. Try their bestselling pastel azteca, a Latin take on lasagna.

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