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Food & Drink

Dubai's best rooftop lounges with unmissable views

Tue, September 7, 2021

Whether you’re looking for a party or a laidback setting, Dubai has a rooftop lounge to suit your vibe.

Whether you’re looking for a party or a laidback setting, Dubai has a rooftop lounge to suit your vibe.

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Mercury Lounge

Mercury lounge

Admire views of both the illuminated Burj Khalifa and Downtown district in the distance from this classic lounge filled with Sicilian vibes. Perched atop the Four Seasons five-star resort in Jumeirah, it’s a chic spot with plenty of culinary treats. Signature dishes here include the machheroni ala Norma with fried eggplant and smoked ricotta, seabass in a bread dough crust, and traditional Sicilian cannoli. It gets busier as the night wears on, which will keep social butterflies happy.

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folly

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Watch the abras cut through the waters of the Madinat Jumeirah’s canals from this foodie favourite’s al fresco terrace. Chef duo Nick and Scott, who set up the eatery, are famed proteges of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Chef Scott has since moved on, but the seasonal menu still tickles tastebuds with British flavours and fresh ingredients. The great food comes with a side of better views of the serene waters and the almost-close-enough-to-touch Burj Al Arab.

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La Mezcalaria

Embark on a flavour-filled journey from Latin America and stop at Beirut for a rich culinary escapade at La Mezcaleria. Enjoy freshly prepared plates at this Latin-style Oriental restaurant, with a scenic rooftop offering mesmerising city views. Try their bestsellers, including quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas and the Latin version of lasagna called pastel azteca.
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Level 43

Level 43
This sleek lounge is made for the cool crowd, drawing a mix of Dubai’s beautiful people and socialites. Located 43 floors up at the Four Points by Sheraton, its prime location along the city’s main artery, Sheikh Zayed Road, presents unbeatable views. Pull up a comfy chair and enjoy the city’s bright lights and lively buzz. While more of a lounge than a fully-fledged restaurant, the modern Japanese menu offers plenty of choice with fresh seafood dominating orders.
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Atelier M

Mingle with the city’s socialites at Atelier M. Perched high atop the Pier 7 dining destination, this stunning lounge has it all – a chic vibe, friendly service and incredible views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Open from 6pm nightly, this is the ideal spot to enjoy an al fresco evening. The menu delights thanks to Mediterranean and Asian touches, with standouts such as the homemade vegetarian dumplings, creamy burrata and superb salmon carpaccio.
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Al Sarab

One of Dubai’s signature experiences is watching day turn to night over the desert dunes. Just a short drive from Dubai’s vibrant city lights, Bab Al Shams’ rooftop terrace, Al Sarab, orchestrates the perfect setting to see the bright orange horizon transform to a night sky full of stars. Dimly lit lanterns and earthy clay décor offer a magical escape from it all, with sounds of Arabian live music creating a uniquely Dubai experience.
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Tomo

There are a number of outstanding Japanese restaurants in town, and Tomo is high up on that list. The only thing on par with the food here is the sweeping vista of Dubai’s spectacular cityscape that greets you upon entry into the lounge. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai’s iconic skyline, including the awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa, and fresh Japanese cuisine with a modern but characteristic ambience.
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CÉ LA VI

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This contemporary restaurant with Far Eastern accents is perched up on the 54th floor of the Address Sky View and deservedly dazzles the culinary crowd. 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 and its Dubai incarnation boasts breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa from the pool deck.
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Treehouse

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True to its name, Treehouse Dubai offers a heightened, upbeat experienced perched in the Taj Dubai hotel. At this urban hideaway, you will find Renaissance-style interiors, plush furnishings and enough leafy foliage to evoke the treehouse atmosphere in both its indoor and outdoor terrace settings.
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Wane by Somiya

Set on a stunning terrace at Address Dubai Marina, Wane by Somiya features a raised-deck dining area with a tropical vibe. The pool club and lounge features enviable views of the Dubai Marina skyline, with a 45m infinity pool taking centrestage. Ideal for a fun a day out, Wane by Somiya hosts everything from weekend brunches to themed evenings.

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101 Dining Lounge

If it’s a memorable open-air Dubai evening you’re after, 101 Dining Lounge should be on the top of your list. Located in Palm Jumeirah on a pier exclusive to One&Only The Palm hotel, this ultra-chic destination is a fashionable hotspot. Boasting an over-water lounge and outdoor dining areas, 101 is nicely secluded, yet still offers a vibrant social venue. Dine on light Mediterranean bites and refreshing drinks, while enjoying sweeping panoramic views.

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Luna

With superb views and slick service, Luna at Four Seasons Hotel is a popular after-dusk spot in the city’s bustling financial district. A place to see and be seen, this chic Downtown Dubai lounge also hosts regular events with the tempo picking up later in the night. With the record-breaking Burj Khalifa in the distance, dine on delectable Pan-Asian bites from the expansive terrace. Favourites include the crispy chicken 'pops', and succulent smoked beef croquettes.
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The Penthouse

The Penthouse Dubai
A sleek all-day playground, The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah raises the roof with stunning skyline views, glass-lined swimming pools and an upbeat soundtrack. There’s an exceptional Asian menu too, so you can kickstart your holiday with spicy edamame, chicken gyoza, beef sliders, shrimp skewers and more. Soak in the sunshine with weekday pool deals, or simply take in a spectacular sunset with friends from the gorgeous al fresco rooftop. Sweet dreams are made of this.
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Zeta Seventy Seven

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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 city skyline as you dine on the finest contemporary Asian dishes. The sky-high venue presents two seafood-inspired menus – one for light snacks poolside with poke bowls, sandwiches and burgers, while the a la carte menu has signature flavours such as miso lobster, iced oysters and crispy prawns.

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Cielo Sky Lounge

Cielo Sky Lounge
Embark on a European adventure right here in the Arabian sands at the Cielo Sky Lounge. The nautical blues, crisp whites and sail canopy add a bit of seaside vibes to this rooftop terrace. The tasty tapas and fiesta-worthy classics sweep you away to modern Spain, with the backdrop of the famous Dubai Creek.
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White Dubai

Mingle with the in-crowd at White Dubai, one of the city's popular venues. The stylish open-air rooftop spot offering live entertainment, as well as elaborate visual and lighting displays, will have you dancing to the groove all night long. A seasonal outdoor experience, White Dubai is open during Dubai's winter months only.

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