Skyview Bar ↕
It’s reservations only in Dubai’s original nightspot in the sky, located on the 27th floor of the iconic Burj Al Arab, where you will be sure to rub shoulders with Dubai’s celebrity visitors.
Level 27, Burj Al Arab
+971 4 301 7600
Located in an enviable location atop the The Oberoi Dubai is Iris, a lounge with modern minimalist decor, a delectable seafood-focused menu, chilled-out music and views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. This is a see-and-be-seen kind of place, so expect a chic crowd.
Level 27, The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay
+971 4 444 1444
Uptown Bar ↕
Probably one of Dubai’s best kept secrets, this cosy venue’s open terrace has a soaring view of the Burj Al Arab and a perch to take in the city’s energy that few others can lay claim to. A varied beverage menu, tapas-style light bites, and daily theme nights mean there’s usually something interesting going on within the elegant glass-walled interiors.
Level 24, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 432 3232
Mercury Lounge ↕
Mercury Lounge is home to one of the most impressive views along the Jumeirah coast with the Downtown Dubai skyline on one side and the Arabian Gulf on the other. The sophisticated haunt is frequented by a trend-setting crowd in the mood for innovative drinks and DJ-spun tunes.
Level 6, Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 270 7777
40 Kong ↕
Perched at the beginning of Dubai’s arterial highway, this award-winning rooftop lounge boasts unrivalled views of New Dubai’s “scraperscape.” With creative beverage offerings, a chef-led contemporary menu and an uber-cool playlist, this is one of the hottest places to be, especially on weekends.
Floor 40, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 355 8896
Level 43 Sky Lounge ↕
Lounge by the pool during the day and drink up the amazing view by night at Level 43 Sky Lounge. Their menu of creative beverages and tasty nibbles makes it a go-to venue in town. Kick back, relax and watch the city from above.
Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 316 9888
The Rooftop Terrace & Sports Lounge ↕
Arabian elegance exudes through this intimate outdoor venue, with majlis-style seating, atmospheric lanterns, and a delicious mezze menu. Located in one of Dubai’s most luxurious beachfront hotels, revel in exquisite views of the water mixed with balmy waterside breezes.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road
+971 4 399 9999
Another sky-high lounge space, New York loft-style hipness meets glitzy opulence at Q43. Trendy yet laid back during the week, this is the ideal place for after-hours networking or post business meeting relaxation. While it’s technically enclosed, the space offers spectacular views of Palm Jumeirah. But if you’re after open-air poolside revival, head down to the terrace at The Dek on 8.
Level 43, Media One Hotel, Media City
+971 4 443 5403