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Food & Drink

Dubai's best rooftop lounges with unmissable views

Wed, November 3, 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.

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.



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.

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.
La Mezcaleria
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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.

    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.

    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.


    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.

    CÉ LA VI

    Ce La Vi at Adress Sky View in Dubai
    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, and its Dubai incarnation has suitably breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa from the pool deck. Head chef, Howard Ko, has more than 11 years of experience at Michelin starred restaurants so comes with stellar credentials. The menu has a mix of Asian inspired plates as well as international favourites that he puts his own distinctive touch to. The setting and cuisine together make for a spot that screams special occasion.


    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.

    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.

    Mott 32

    Mott 32 Dubai
    Mott 32 restaurant has opened its doors on the 73rd floor of the Address Beach Resort in JBR. Originally from Hong Kong, the famed fine-dining Cantonese eatery offers delectable dishes with paranoramic sky-high views. Popular dishes include its signature applewood roasted Peking Duck, the jasmine flower smoked black cod and a exquisite selection of dim sum.


    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    AURA Skypool

    Fireworks from AURA Skypool in Dubai
    Bask under open skies like never before at AURA Skypool. As the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, the elegant pool-and-lounge destination evokes an ‘oasis in the sky’ feel thanks to its nature-inspired décor. Open daily from 10am to sunset, with extended summer hours, prices start from AED150 per person. For the sprawling 700sqm pool, there are three ticketing time slots available – enjoy a laidback morning swim, a chilled afternoon sunset session, or combine both for a full day experience.


    Attiko venue Dubai Skyline

    Located on the 31st floor of the W Dubai - Mina Seyahi hotel, attiko is a sleek social supper club bringing together Pan Asian flavours and a setting ideal for memorable night-time gatherings. Sweeping over a coveted rooftop space that overlooks Dubai’s glitziest precincts, guests are ushered into a cosmopolitan reverie of lights, sights and sounds as soon as they enter. The lounge’s dark, dramatic interiors are festooned with fairy-lights and a palm motif, standing in striking contrast to the panoramic views offered from its wide window walls and terrace seating. The mood and food are equally elevated, while the service flows as smoothly as the resident DJ’s deep beats.

    CouCou Dubai

    Coucou at Palm Jumeirah food
    Extend your visit to The View at The Palm with an exuberant evening at its high-end dining concept, CouCou Dubai. Perched 240m above ground, the rooftop restaurant and lounge offers panoramic vistas of spectacular Arabian Sea sunsets and Palm Jumeirah’s scintillating nightscapes. As day slips into dusk, CouCou comes alive, beckoning guests over from the observation deck for a fantastic time of food, music and festivities.

    Mi Amie

    Dazzling views of the Museum of the Future and the skycrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road may draw you in, but the Peruvian bites, Afro and Latin house music and bright, Instagrammable decor will have you staying late into the night. Keep your cameras handy as this Jumeirah Emirates Towers location will give you plenty to post on social media.
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