Rooftops are some of the most romantic, fun, and spectacular places to visit. Given Dubai’s infamous skyline, stunning beach views, and fun nightlife, a rooftop bar is one of the best places to be when you visit Dubai. Here are our top picks for the best rooftop bars in the sunny skies and bright lights of Dubai.
Treehouse at the Taj is a chic little rooftop oasis. You feel connected to the urban city streets below while surrounded by a jungle of greenery. It really is your own little city treehouse getaway in the midst of Dubai. There’s a beautiful outdoor patio where you can check out their Mediterranean / Asian fusion-style foods. They also have an assortment of drinks from champagnes to wines, homemade syrups, infused flavoured liquors, and more. This trendy spot will fulfill all your Instagram dreams and give you the best views of the heart of downtown Dubai.
The LOOKUP rooftop bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites is a chic place to take a dip in the infinity pool or just chill at the lounge. The best part is that you can relish in the marvellous views of the Burj Khalifa and the City Skyline with a specialty drink or a Hubbly Bubbly Shisha in hand. Located on City Walk Dubai, you’ll have stunning views of the shoppers below and you can feel free to treat yourself to a few bites to break up the day. Whatever you feel like doing, this is one beautiful place to wind down and watch the sunset.
SoBe is a light and fresh rooftop bar located at The W Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah. If you’re looking for one of the few rooftop bars with 360 views of the Palm, the Arabian Gulf, and the cityscape, then SoBe is a great place to stop by. It’s got green vacation palm tree vibes for days and views that could blow you away. This place is a little more casual and throws some standout parties, so if you’re looking to let loose then SoBe is just right for you.
This rooftop lounge sits at the top of Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dubai. The sleek and stylish lounge lights up blue at night and hosts Ladies Night every Tuesday and a saxophonist on Wednesdays to accompany the DJ. This place doubles as a pool bar during the day and a swanky lounge by night so you can get the best of both worlds. At the 43rd floor of the Four Points, Sky Lounge gives you exactly what it brags — insane panoramic views of the city! Be sure to bring your camera phone for a night out here because you won’t want to miss this kind of Instagram moment.
Located at the Oberoi Hotel in the heart of downtown Dubai, and we mean just across the way from the Burj Khalifa kind of downtown Dubai, sits this chic rooftop lounge. Iris resides atop the Oberoi, which means you’re soaring at a full 27 floors above the ground! To maintain that rooftop vibe, you’re surrounded by walls and ceilings of glass, which also means you get to see all those insane views from the top.
Situated right next to Marina Beach at the Hilton Dubai, Pure Sky Lounge & Dining has incredible views of the water. With their contemporary and chic outdoor patio furniture, you’ll feel like you’re a part of the cloudless skies. Sit back on your tasteful blue and white chairs and tables and feast on some light appetizers, sides, mains, and desserts while you watch the sunset. Otherwise, hang out by the bar for a more casual vibe and sip on some creative cocktails. Thank you Pure Sky Lounge for the breathtaking views that are here to stay!
Siddharta Lounge is a young and fresh spot to hang out. Located right inside Grosvenor House, Siddharta Lounge will give you a more chilled vibe than its indoor counterpart, Buddha-Bar. Their urban ambiance includes stunning views of the Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, and Arabian Gulf. They have an in-house DJ so you know all your music needs will be taken care of and will give you all-around elegance and fun. With a range of entertainment from music to live shows, Siddharta’s got you covered on an epic night out.
Located atop the Arabian Court, The Rooftop Terrace brings you authentic Arabian vibes and soft red decor to compliment the night breeze. This laid-back atmosphere lets you relax all night long while you sip on something refreshing and watch a game on their bar screens. There’s nothing better than having a few drinks with the night air drifting through as you relax, socialize, and make the best of your Dubai vacation.
Contributing Writer: Sabrina Pavelic