This swanky alfresco venue is on stilts amidst the surrounds of the iconic Palm Jumierah’s One&Only hotel, with sweeping views of the Dubai skyline. Enjoy ambient, romantic lighting and chilled out music whilst savouring weekend cocktails and Spanish dishes from the contemporary tapas-style menu.
One&Only The Palm, West Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 399 9999
40 Kong is an urban rooftop lounge with breathtaking views of Dubai. This swanky space - much loved by the after-work crowd - is nestled atop the H Hotel’s 40th floor and is completely open-air. The resident DJ spins uplifting house while the crowd sip cocktails and take in the views.
40th floor, The H Hotel, 1 Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown
+971 4 355 8896
Beirut’s iconic rooftop bar is the center piece at The Oberoi Dubai. A quirky urban retreat with floor-to-ceiling glass offers optimum views of the city, while the wood, concrete and metal surroundings are warmed up by splashes of 70s hipster decor and raw, contemporary mood lighting.
The Rooftop, The Oberoi Hotel, Al A’amal Street, Business Bay, Downtown
+971 56 951 1442
Atelier M’s restaurant, lounge and one-of-a-kind open-air rooftop is a sizeable, enveloped space with Art Deco influences. This exquisite restaurant serves classic and contemporary French food in elegant surroundings, while the bar takes center stage with its lava coloured exterior and mixologist experts on hand to tote in-house infused spirits.
Pier 7, Next to Marina Mall, Dubai Marina
+971 4 450 7766
The much-loved British fish joint, Geales, has been serving Notting Hill and Chelsea locals since 1939. The Dubai outpost similarly boasts crisp, clean white table cloths and classic vinegar shakers prevail, but true to local tradition, the restaurant has been given a UAE facelift replaced by the spacious and glamorous backdrop of Le Royal Meridien hotel.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina
+971 4 316 5550
At At.mosphere Lounge, sky-rocket 122 stories in the world’s fastest elevator and take in the dwarfing surrounds of The Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building. Take in the incredible views of the city, including the world-renowned Dubai Mall fountain show which is the largest of its kind in the world.
122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 888 3828