With temperatures dropping in Dubai, it's the perfect time to start moving those dinners outdoors. To help you make the most of this winter season, we've gone ahead and put together a list of the best outdoor terraces in Dubai.
Bringing a little bit of Ibiza to Dubai, this trendy restaurant is surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Arabian Gulf on The Palm. With the ultimate laidback vibe, in a gorgeous poolside setting, El Chiringuito epitomizes holiday style. Serving up concept Mediterranean cuisine influenced by French and Ibicenco flavours, you won’t want to leave.
Rugged and full of character, Ramusake offers Japanese fare with a contemporary feel. With its trendy vibe and quirky style, you can dine at this upscale eatery and eat to be seen. Located in the heart of Dubai’s JBR, this joint is on trend with its dim lights and graffiti covered walls. Unpretentious, yet with some serious foodie offerings, you will have your culinary mind blown.
Described as social trading, 7 Elephants in Dubai is a bar that comes with its very own app, where patrons bid on drinks, using the app, in a stock market-style environment. The aim being to outbid or lower the prices of other drinks in order to have a more economical evening out. An international menu and lively atmosphere ensure you will be entertained.
With a name inspired by 15th century nautical explorers, Zheng He's has made its mark on the Dubai food scene with its innovative yet authentic Chinese cuisine. Located in the Mina A'salam hotel, the restaurant is ideally located in the most illustrious areas of Dubai, perfectly suiting its chic interiors. Guests can enjoy an extensive selection of Chinese dishes while overlooking a beautiful view.
Cuisinero Uno is a boutique contemporary tapas and cocktail bar which caters to the residents and professionals working in Dubai as well as welcoming the tourist trade in Downtown, Business Bay and surrounding catchment area.It is the place to go for upscale and straightforward, yet moreish dishes partnered with ultra-creative cocktails.
Via Veneto is an Italian concept restaurant headed by chef Maxime Le Van. This two-storey restaurant is located in an amazing location, at the heart of downtown Dubai. The first floor 'cucina' has a bustling trattoria feel, offering pizzas and freshly baked breads, while the second floor 'osteria' serves up approachable yet refined Italian fare. Designed in an industrial chic style, Via Veneto offers a value orientated menu that focuses on fresh ingredients and delicious specialty cocktails.
Set out along the pristine shoreline overlooking the Arabian Gulf and boasting mesmerizing views of Dubai’s iconic skyline, Aegean restaurant serves a delectable fusion of Mediterranean and oriental seafood dishes.
40 Kong, at the H Hotel Dubai, is a unique addition the Dubai nightlife scene. The restaurant is comprised of a rooftop lounge and restaurant on the 40th floor of the hotel. Overlooking Dubai's busiest street, the venue is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Direct from LA to central Dubai, Katana Robata delivers robatayaki style Japanese cuisine. Served with flair, these simple street food dishes raise the bar with their playful reinvention. With its simple and elegant décor, the staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, and there is an inventive and creative cocktail menu on offer.
Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a contemporary brasserie, with an uncomplicated and produce driven menu serving seafood, salads, pizzas and steak, which can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, the cocktail Pearl Bar or at the rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the Burj Khalifa. Each design element within the venue explores ideas of the sea, from the oyster with its combination of smooth sensual surface and textured outer surface to the oceanic tones and colours of corals and pearlescent hues.
Right on the iconic terrace at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, this restaurant has great views overlooking the pool and calm blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. Super casual, yet totally chic, be seen with the best of them at this upmarket venue. If you are looking for a beach club vibe that is totally chill but packed with sophistication, Scape Restaurant and Bar is it.
A Dubai staple since 2000 Sho Cho, is a vibrant bar and nightclub location. With large white sofas and a vibrant lighting scheme, guests can choose to dine indoors or relax by the ocean with one of their signature cocktails in hand. With an array of Japanese delicacies on offer and resident house DJs playing until late into the evening, this is an innovative and energetic bar/restaurant.
Royal Thai cuisine is the order of the day at Thiptara at The Address Downtown. This is a sophisticated Asian eatery, with a focus on seafood cooked in the Bangkok style. The restaurant has a contemporary Thai feeling, with soft lighting, impressive wooden beams and surrounding views over the Burj Khalifa fountains. Thiptara is a classic and upmarket Thai restaurant in downtown Dubai.
Spirit connoisseurs and foodies alike are invited to come and experience the remarkable birth of the venue, coupled with an incredible new menu for excellent value featuring tasty Chinese and Japanese street food including an exciting variety of dim sums, delicious wok dishes, and a special duck recipe specifically created for the restaurant.
Tucked away in the Dubai Marina on the edge of Dubai's sprawling coastline, The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill is a seaside brasserie with an amazing retro-vintage dining room that serves an outstanding selection of seafood dishes from around the word.
If you're looking for a unique dining experience in Dubai, Pai Thai at the Al Qasr Hotel is the spot for you. Accessible only by Abra ride from Madinat Jumeirah, the restaurant will awaken your senses with authentic Thai cuisine. The combination of breathtaking views and flavorful dishes will be sure to take your evening to the next level.
Enjoy delicious freshly prepared seafood overlooking the famous Burj Al Arab, at Rockfish located in the Jumeirah Naseem Hotel. A perfect blend between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, this restaurant is sure to delight all palettes. With its location so close to the sea, you can expect only the freshest selection of seafood served daily. A must try for seafood lovers in Dubai.
The warmth and flavours of Mexico have arrived on the Arabian Gulf shores. Tortuga is a vibrant and colourful Mexican restaurant in Dubai at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah. Guests at Tortuga are invited on a culinary journey to an authentic Mexican home.
Come and enjoy Dubai’s most exhilarating fiesta, where the food will revive your soul and the Latin music of our Mariachi band and drinks will make you sway. The Mexican restaurant Tortuga welcomes you to its home: Mi casa es su casa.
Il Borro is a high class Tuscan Bistro. The restaurant has a simple crisp design with cream walls and bright décor, drawing the focus to the classic menu. The cuisine is authentic and the dishes are made with ingredients imported from the region. Located in the heart of Dubai this is a stunning Italian eatery, with a large wooden terrace overlooking the water perfect for the cooler months.
Al Hambra, located at the Al Qasr Hotel in Jumeirah, is an authentic Spanish restaurants serving up a large selection of Tapas and rustic Spanish cuisine. With an outdoor terrace, the restaurant is perfect for soaking up the beautiful views of Dubai with friends and family. Al Hambra is most known for their gazpacho and chorizo frito, as well as their calamari, king prawns, and their famous chicken and rabbit paella.
A Lebanese-Armenian boutique restaurant, boasting generations-old recipes. Almayass offers the most exquisite delicacies in a beautiful setting with an outdoor seating area with the Burj Khalifa in sight. Their menu is diverse with options and also caters to Vegetarian and Vegan Foodies!