If you’re looking for a memorable evening out, be sure to visit one of the 15 best outdoor terraces in Dubai. From bars to restaurants, roof terraces and nightclubs, here are our favourite open-air places to go when the sun goes down.
Dubai is home to some of the most stylish and glamorous nightlife in the world. Temperatures generally don’t dip too much at night time, making open-air venues especially popular. Whether you like to party till the early hours or sip sophisticated cocktails whilst watching the sunset, these are our favourite spots to soak up the atmosphere and spend an evening under the stars…
The Rooftop Terrace – One&Only Arabian Court
An intimate setting, with comfy cushions and candles giving a relaxed, cosy vibe. Don’t miss ‘Unplugged’ at the Rooftop, a series of weekly live music performances under the starlit skies.
Indigo by Vineet – Grosvenor House
Award-winning Indian food is accompanied by night-time views of the marina; watch boats glide by as twinkly lights reflect in the water below.
Jetty Lounge – One&Only Royal Mirage
One of the classiest nightspots in Dubai, this is the place to come for stunning sunset views and chilled-out tunes. Entry is via the beautifully landscaped Royal Mirage Gardens, and with it’s beachside location, overlooking the ocean, the palm and Dubai’s skyline, this is a very special place.
PURESky – Hilton Dubai The Walk
Set up on the 35th floor, this rooftop terrace oozes glamour with a real ‘wow factor’. Head here for cocktails, or graze on taster menu and sharing plates. For something different, go to the Master Mixology Class where you can whip up your own head-spinning cocktails to match the dizzying views!
360° – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
A fashionable late night venue that has become one of the most popular House music clubs in Dubai, located at the end of Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s Marina Walkway. The setting is awesome, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re on the set of a futuristic utopian sci-fi film with the Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel lit up in the foreground alongside impressive super yachts in the marina.
The Rib Room – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
This newly opened steak house has a great ambience. It’s prime location overlooking the Arabian Gulf makes it a good place to watch the sun go down, and a happy hour runs to co-inside with sunset. We really like this place!
Habtoor Grand Club Lounge – Habtoor Grand Beach Resort, Autograph Collection
The Club Lounge at the Habtoor Grand has 5* views across the Palm. Can you spot Atlantis at the tip of the Palm?
Barasti – Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
A lively beachside venue, come here for live sport on big screens and late night dancing.
JA Oasis Beach Tower
Strictly speaking this is not an outdoor terrace, but the views from the private balconies adjoining the apartments here are so good, we thought it deserved a mention!
JA Ocean View Hotel
In the evening, the area near the infinity pool turns into a restaurant and shisha lounge with views across the sea.
Siddhara Lounge – Grosvenor House
Overlooking the marina, this stylish venue is the place to come for evening drinks in a glamorous setting.
Rivi Bar – Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Watch the abras floating along the Madinat’s waterways from this stand-alone bar on the rooftop above the Rivington Grill Restaurant.
Maya – Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Serving Mexican food, this venue has a stylish terrace bar upstairs with live music and cocktails.
Cu-ba – Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Located in the heart of Dubai overlooking Dubai Creek, this bar is accessed by a glass lift with amazing panoramic views of the Dubai skyline. Combine drinks & cigars with tapas for a latin-influenced evening with a Middle Eastern twist.
Yas Viceroy Hotel – Abu Dhabi
Despite not being located in Dubai, but neighbouring Abu Dhabi, we thought this rooftop terrace deserved a mention! The Yas Viceroy Hotel is intertwined with the Abu Dhabi F1 circuit, and one of the most futuristic architecturally astonishing hotels we feature.
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