When it comes to a room with a view, we’re pretty spoiled for choice in Dubai. So whether you’ve got a hot date to impress, visitors to wow, want to sit back and relax after a hard week or dance the night away in style we’ve got the lowdown on where to get the best perspectives on the city.
1. Beach Lounge
Set on the sands of the Burj Al Arab private beach, this is a pretty spectacular spot to sit and enjoy some sundowners whilst taking in the view of one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, the Burj Al Arab. With a relaxed easy lounge feel and a menu of Andalusian style tapas, signature drinks and mocktails, sink into one of the lounge beds and while away the night in style.
Location Burj Al Arab private beach via Jumeirah Beach Hotel Timing 5pm til late Phone 04 366 5866 Website Jumeirah
2. Pure Sky Lounge
Located on the 35th floor of the Hilton Dubai The Walk, the Pure Sky Lounge is the kind of place that makes you feel like you’re on holiday even when you’re not. Brightly coloured cushions and Ibiza style loungers to relax on, sipping cocktails and enjoying the views over the Arabian Gulf, what more could you want?
Location Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR Timing Weekdays from 5pm to 2am; Friday and Saturday 2pm to 2am Phone 04 374 7888 Website Hilton
3. Cielo Sky Lounge
With impressive views overlooking the creek and a panorama of the iconic Dubai skyline beyond, there’s more to Cielo than just a view. Accessible by its own VIP elevator, with award wining service and music from the hottest international DJs around the world, this is a must visit stop where the party gets started as the sun goes down.
Location Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Bur Dubai Timing (Reopens after summer in September) Sunday to Wednesday 5pm to 2am; Thursday 5pm to 3am; Friday 4pm to 3am, Saturday 4pm to 2am Phone04 4161 800 Website Cielo
4. Nasimi Beach
Where the party people go to see and be seen, Nasimi Beach also has an outlook to be envied. Sit back, relax and groove to the sounds of summer during the day or dance by the waters edge as the sun goes down with performances by resident and International DJs for a night to remember.
Location Atlantis The Palm Timing Sunday to Thursday 11am to 12am; Friday and Saturday 9am to 1am Phone 04 426 2626 Website Atlantis
5. Iris Dubai
See what this city is all about from this rooftop bar and terrace set amongst the towering landscape of modern Dubai. With views of the Burj Khalifa and surrounding neighbourhoods, live bands and DJs make Iris a place that gets to the heart of fashionable city living.
Location The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay Timing 6pm to 2am daily Phone 056 951 1442 Website Iris
6. Pier Chic
For ocean views and a feeling of getting away from it all you can’t go wrong with Pier Chic. Having reopened at the end of 2014 after an extensive refurbishment, as well as being more stylish and romantic than ever, there’s also a new bar and lounge to enjoy too.
Location Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah Timing Open Daily. Lunch 12.30 pm to 3pm; Dinner 6.30 pm to 11:30pm; Breakfast (Thursday and Friday) 8am to 11am; Friday Brunch 12.30pm to 4pm Website Jumeirah
Located on level 122 of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower and 442 metres from the ground, the At.mosphere lounge and restaurant offer unrivalled views all over Dubai. Whether it’s afternoon tea, evening drinks or a meal, you can be sure it’s all about high style here.
Location 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai Timing Lunch 12.30pm to 3pm; Dinner 6.30 to 11pm daily; At.mosphere Lounge Lunch 12pm to 2.30pm; High Tea 12pm to 4.30pm; Dinner/Drinks 6pm to11.30pm Phone 04 888 3828 Website At.Mosphere
8. Uptown Bar
Offering spectacular views across Jumeirah and the city skyline from the 24th floor of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Uptown Bar is a sophisticated cocktail bar offering traditional, designer and some more unique beverages alongside a tapas menu for post work nibbles or after dinner drinks.
Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 24th Floor Timing 6pm to 2am Phone 04 366 5866 Website Jumeirah
The giveaway here is in the name – 360 degree views of the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab from a circular bar and restaurant situated at the end of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel marina walkway. Absorb the surroundings and enjoy yourself with a weekend brunch, then dance on into the early hours with some of the country’s most popular DJs.
Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel Timing Sunday to Wednesday 5 pm to 2am; Thursday to Saturday 5pm to 3am. Lounge Menu available daily from 5pm Restaurant open for dinner daily from 7pm Friday Brunch: 1pm to 4pm Phone 04 366 5866 Website 360
10. Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge
If you’re looking for a view away from the rush of the city, this one’s for you. With vistas over the Arabian Desert and sunsets you’ll never forget, this two-storey rooftop lounge offers a place to relax and unwind in refined Arabian style.
Location Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa Timing daily 6pm to 1am (closed during Ramadan) Phone 04 809 6194 Website Bab Al Shams