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Sights & Attractions

Best spots to view the incredible Dubai skyline

Tue, April 12, 2022

From vantage points to rooftop dining destinations, these locations guarantee breathtaking vistas of the cityscape.

From vantage points to rooftop dining destinations, these locations guarantee breathtaking vistas of the cityscape.


Dubai Creek Harbour

Dubai Creek Harbour in Dubai
Situated only 10 minutes away from Downtown Dubai, this island development boasts several residential, dining and leisure spaces. With its impressive waterfront and distinctive structures, this is an ideal spot to get Insta-worthy shots of the Dubai skyline. Head down here at sunset to catch that magical golden hour light.

Ain Dubai

The world’s highest observation wheel is a popular choice if you’re looking for 360-degree Dubai skyline views. Step onboard one of its 48 passenger cabins to spot the city's famed landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa. Afterwards, grab a bite at one of the many delicious eateries at Bluewaters Island, including The London Project or Alici.

Dubai Frame

 Dubai Frame's Sky Deck
For a unique perspective of the city, a visit to Dubai Frame’s sky deck is a must. Walk on the clear 50m-long opaque glass bridge for panoramic vistas of the city including landmark structures that run along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road superhighway. At a height of 150m, the view is unmatched at any time of the day or night.

Dubai Water Canal

Get a glimpse of the Dubai skyline at night from one of the city's most well known landmarks — the Dubai Water Canal. Recognised by its distinctive purple-hued archway, the Tolerance bridge located at one end of this extensive waterway is a key vantage point to take in sights of Dubai's architectural marvels, from the towering Burj Khalifa to the magnificent JW Marriott Marquis hotel.

Fi'lia Dubai


A terrace table at this Italian eatery guarantees remarkable Dubai skyline views. Make a reservation for lunch to enjoy family-focused Italian dishes like wood-fired pizzas, while admiring the sprawling cityscape. While especially popular during the day, this 70-floor high hotspot at the SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences is also ideal for an illuminated dinner.


Level 43 Sky Lounge

During the day, you’ll find sun-seekers soaking up the rays at this chic rooftop lounge while an electric vibe welcomes the evening. Sample their diverse menu, which includes sharing seafood platters, bento boxes and sushi, while taking in the dramatic Dubai skyline — from 155m above the ground.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa
At 828m tall, the magnificent Burj Khalifa is located next to The Dubai Mall and draws visitors from all over the world. The architectural marvel has not one but two observations decks for exceptional views of the Dubai skyline. Head to At The Top on the 124th and 125th floors or go further up to one of the world’s highest observation decks at 555m on the 148th floor.

Meydan Bridge

The Meydan Bridge takes the shape of waves, representing a horse's flowing mane. This illuminated structure serves as a VIP entrance for the royal family and special guests during prestigious races. Its distinct design creates the perfect backdrop – a great vantage point to take in panoramic views of the Dubai skyline.

Sky Views Dubai

Visitors will be swept off their feet as they take in endless vistas of the Dubai skyline and a bird's eye view of Downtown Dubai from 219.5m above ground. Perched atop the Address Sky View hotel, this high-rise spot has three distinct offerings providing unforgettable sightseeing escapades — the Observatory, Glass Slide and thrill-inducing Edge Walk.

Next Level at The View at The Palm

The View at The Palm
The View at The Palm is located on level 52 of The Palm Tower and offers incomparable vistas of the iconic tree-shaped island, Dubai skyline and sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf. Go up two floors to further elevate your sightseeing experience at The Next Level, Palm Jumeirah's highest vantage point or spend the day at the sky-high AURA Skypool. And for the culinary crew, dinner at SushiSamba on level 51 guarantees delectable bites with unmatched sights.

ZETA Seventy Seven

ZETA Seventy Seven in Dubai
Get ready to be impressed at ZETA Seventy Seven. Perched on the rooftop of the Address Beach Resort, located 310m above sea level, you’ll be treated to incredible views of the Dubai skyline as you savour contemporary Asian dishes. It’s all picture-perfect at this lively spot, so whether you’re booking in for lunch or dinner, you are guaranteed sparkling sights of the city while you dine.


ce la vi
This contemporary restaurant with Far Eastern accents is perched up on the 54th floor of the Address Sky View. CÉ LA VI is one of Asia's most well-known rooftop venues, with outposts in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and atop Singapore's iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel. Step out on to its Dubai pool deck and snap a shot on the famous red foliage-covered swing with the glorious Burj Khalifa and city skyscrapers as your backdrop.

The Viewing Point

Whether you're after a romantic moment, a stunning social media snap or a spot of quiet contemplation, The Viewing Point at Dubai Creek Harbour is the perfect place to go. The innovative new structure projects 26m over the water and 11.65m above it, offering unobstructed views of both Dubai Creek and Downtown Dubai.

The Dubai Balloon

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah Balloon Dubai

Enjoy unbeatable panoramas of Dubai's coastal sights and glittering skyline from The Dubai Balloon, a tethered helium balloon which takes guests to heights of up to 300 metres. During your 10-minute trip into the sky, you’ll get the best possible view of the Palm, and be able to see the full extent of this man-made marvel. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.

The Dubai Balloon
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