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Dubai’s most unique rooftops

Under the stars, Dubai's sky terraces are the hippest spots to be
Now is the time to head to the rooftops of Dubai – the ultimate place to catch a sunset over the Gulf or watch the twinkling lights of the big city. Whether you want to dance, chill, eat or admire quirky décor, there’s something for all tastes. Here are some we especially love.
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Atelier M

Sky-high city views

Atelier M

Sky-high city views

One of Dubai’s most popular night spots

The Dubai Marina at night is one of the most exquisite locations in the city, with dhows, luxury cruises and party boats slowly making their way up and down the wide canal. And the Marina is best observed from the roof of Pier 7 – a restaurant destination with themed floors in the centre of it all. Atelier M occupies the top floor of Pier 7 with an opulent lounge area on one floor and a rooftop upstairs, which offers stunning vistas along with cool sounds, a dance floor and table and sofa seating. The quality Mediterranean-style menu features scallops, fresh pizza and superb pastas, which you can enjoy on the terrace downstairs or on the roof.
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 Seventh floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 450 7766

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Luna Sky

Casual yet contemporary

Luna Sky

Casual yet contemporary

A new level of sophistication

Luna Sky is another venue making the most of a superb location. From this rooftop at the Four Seasons Hotel in DIFC, you can take in captivating vistas of Dubai’s financial district, the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. There are two seating options: inside or out on the terrace. The food menu is short but well selected with a Japanese and South American feel. Simple and stylish with a real DIFC edge, this hotspot is perfect for a pre- or post-dinner catch-up and also offers an in-house DJ.
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 Four Seasons DIFC, Building 9, Gate Village
  +971 4 506 0000

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The Treehouse

A leafy oasis

The Treehouse

A leafy oasis

Take a breather in Burj Khalifa’s backyard

Located on the top deck of the sleek Taj Dubai hotel in Business Bay, The Treehouse features a stunning backdrop and an even more stunning lighting display. The Mediterranean-infused menu, designed by Chef de Cuisine Aabhas Mehrotra, offers light tasty treats while the drinks menu is also wide-ranging. The Renaissance-style décor is unique from its seemingly random fireplace to its spacious layout. The Treehouse offers a greenhouse retreat in the middle of a bustling city.
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Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay
  +971 4 438 3100
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Mercury Lounge

Cool and chic

Mercury Lounge

Cool and chic

Unwind with live music and light bites

Head to the Four Seasons in Jumeirah to find one of the coolest rooftops in Dubai – the Mercury Lounge. Yes, there are extraordinary views – on one side the stunning Downtown skyline accentuated by the Burj Khalifa and on the other the Arabian Gulf – but it’s more the chilled-out atmosphere and comfortable seating that makes this one of Dubai’s best rooftops. Savour an elegant selection of Mediterranean-inspired bites including sharing plates and light entrees, and an extensive drink menu accompanied by a chilled vibe from the resident DJ and a transfixing saxophonist.
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Al Sarab

A desert escape

Al Sarab

A desert escape

Watch the sunset over the dunes at Bab Al Shams

One of Dubai’s signature experiences is watching day turn to night over the desert dunes. The bright orange horizon transforms to a night-sky full of stars in just a short drive from Dubai’s vibrant city lights. Bab Al Shams’ rooftop terrace, Al Sarab, boasts dimly lit lanterns and earthy clay décor perfect for a chilled out vibe away from it all. Enjoy the sounds of Arabian live music in this magical escape for a uniquely Dubai experience.
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Tomo

Beautiful skyline views

Tomo

Beautiful skyline views

Watch the city’s hustle and bustle from afar

There are a number of outstanding Japanese restaurants in town, and Tomo is right up there. 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 world-class fresh Japanese cuisine with a modern but characteristic ambience.
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Raffles Dubai, Wafi City
  +971 4 357 7888

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Uptown

Hidden gem status

Uptown

Hidden gem status

Take in the Burj Al Arab from way up high

Located on the 24th floor of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Uptown features comfy lounges and high table seating perfect for soaking up the extraordinary views of the sea and skyline. There is a snack menu, but the smart tip is to have dinner first at Jamie’s or Latitude downstairs then head to Uptown. Pass through the cosy interior and go straight through to the expansive terrace for an evening of style and sophistication. The best thing is just how relaxed it is.
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