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Dubai's favourite sun-filled restaurant terraces

Mon, October 25, 2021

Whether you’re after an ocean-fresh catch or Mediterranean staples, we've rounded up the top outdoor restaurants in Dubai, all offering stunning city views.

Whether you’re after an ocean-fresh catch or Mediterranean staples, we've rounded up the top outdoor restaurants in Dubai, all offering stunning city views.


Atelier M

Atelier M
Combine the bright lights of Dubai Marina with magical flavours, and it’s easy to see why Atelier M is one of the best outdoor restaurants in Dubai. The menu of Mediterranean dishes sings with an Asian twist and bestsellers include the creamy burrata, eleven-spiced duck, gourmet pizza, Japanese-style scallop risotto and zingy black cod. But no matter what you choose, you’re in for a treat thanks to the terrace views overlooking the skyscrapers of the surrounding neighbourhood. It’s a great date spot and also a wonderful choice for celebrations because the tempo picks up as the night wears on. There's even a 'secret rooftop' where resident DJs keep the party going.

Fish Beach Taverna

Proving popular every season, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi's Fish Beach Taverna has cemented itself as a go-to venue for dining with a view, thanks in no small part to its outdoor shoreside setting. By day, diners can snack on flash-fried squid, slow-cooked octopus and other Aegean delicacies, while wiggling their toes in the private beach’s silky sands. At night, floating fairy-lights illuminate the vibrant white-wash and azure decor, as guests dine on Greek mezze by candlelight. Be sure to get there before nightfall, as the restaurant’s positioning gives you an unobstructed view of the Arabian Gulf's famous sunset.



Treehouse Dubai
Enjoy world-class dining at the Treehouse Dubai rooftop. Perched atop the exquisite Taj Dubai hotel, the restaurant offers heightened luxury and, true to its name, enough leafy foliage to evoke the 'treehouse' vibe complemented by Renaissance-style fittings. You'll find it all at this urban hideaway, including mesmerising views of the Burj Khalifa, live entertainment, impeccable service and contemporary recipes infused with fine flavours.

Akira Back

Akira Back
This cool restaurant from Las Vegas chef Akira Back is a hit among the city's gourmands. Plus the views across to Dubai Marina are spectacular and unobstructed from its massive terrace. If you're peckish for specials like wagyu bulgogi, tuna pizza and vegan dishes, this is the ideal spot for fresh flavours, combined with sun-soaked or moonlight panoramas and a salty sea breeze.

MINA Brasserie

Mark your calendars for a meal – or many more – at MINA Brasserie. Take a seat at the popular outdoor terrace for delightful city sights while unwinding in its elegant space. Many staples here are a modern take on brasserie-style classics. The menu boasts a selection of refined American-style dishes, featuring delicious seafood, meat and pasta options, along with a huge variety of decadent desserts.


Chef Izu Ani is a familiar name here in Dubai, and his chic restaurant at the Emirates Golf Club is the ideal spot to while away an afternoon with a long lazy lunch or a memorable romantic dinner. Guests can enjoy vistas of the nearby rolling greens amid the city's extending urbanscapes by dining out on the terrace, which makes this one of the most popular outdoor restaurants in Dubai. Adding to the ambience are tempting specials, with bestsellers such as lamb chops, seafood linguine and tangy tuna carpaccio.


Sitting at this trendy beachfront venue, at the Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Mykonos. With a lush garden, and an expansive terrace that wraps around the eatery, there’s plenty of space for alfresco dining, which it makes it one of the most popular outdoor restaurants in Dubai. Dishes on the menu range from sushi and shrimp risotto to Mediterranean grills and steaks, and it’s all served sharing-style, so head down with a group of friends to get the full experience.

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