Dubai, known for its tall towers and beautiful cityscapes, is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. But where do you go when you want a change in perspective? Obviously one of Dubai's numerous rooftop bars.
From sundowners to late-night gourmet eating, here are our top spots for enjoying the weekend above Dubai. These places are at the top of our list thanks to their fantastic food, excellent beverages and, most importantly, a killer view.
40 Kong, H Hotel
This rooftop lounge is another hotspot for Dubai's fashionable set and is one of the most popular place to spend a Thursday night in the city; amazing music sets, spectacular views of the metropolis below and a creative cocktail menu make it easy to see why. The decor is sleek and modern, and the steady flow of people make it a venue you can't go wrong with if you're looking for a fun night out. Grab a table and enjoy life on the high; literally - this place is on the 40th floor!
Iris, the Oberoi Hotel
Found up on the 27th floor at the Oberoi Dubai, this venue is a rooftop oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Business Bay with great views of the Burj Khalifa. Home to some of Dubai's best cocktails and an extremely tasty food menu, the city's fashionable and young tend to gather here. The setting is trendy; it even features its very own art gallery. There’s live music every Tuesday and Sunday, and the Friday brunch is worth booking into if you haven't already checked it out!
Tree House, The Taj Dubai
This newly opened lounge is located on the third floor of the Taj Dubai and features an open-air fireplace, spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa, and a DJ flown in from Greece, who keeps guests dancing with his house music and dangerously catchy '80s mixes.
Atelier M, Pier 7
Located at the Dubai Marina, Atelier M lets you indulge in a gastronomic meal before enjoying the Marina skyline. The cuisine has a contemporary international flavor, with French, European and Far Eastern dishes giving a large variety of choice. Once you're done with eating, head up to the stunning and somewhat private rooftop area for some after-dinner drinks, where the Marina sprawls out beneath you.
Q43, Media One Hotel
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.