The most beautiful rooftop bars in Dubai for a drink with a view

Rooftops and Dubai go together like pickles and shawarma…

There’s something special about watching the sunset over Dubai’s ever-changing skyline from a rooftop, especially in winter. Golden Hour fans will love taking in the views from the Palm Jumeirah surrounded by the sea while city dwellers can take in the lights of the downtown urban night scene. In other words, Dubai is the perfect setup for hanging out on a rooftop.

Without further ado, here is our list of the best places to drink and dine on a rooftop in Dubai.


This tropical rooftop located in Dubai’s cosmopolitan DIFC district offers stunning views, an open-air cocktail bar and Copacabana-themed design. Party late with resident live DJs and an exclusive rooftop menu with craft cocktails and bites to share such as oysters, crispy plantain and tuna tartare.

Amazon, Gate Village, DIFC, daily from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tel: (04) 571 3999.

That’s life

Soaring 220 meters above sea level, Ce La Vi is a Michelin-starred Asian restaurant and one of the tallest rooftops in Dubai. The iconic venue features a sky bar, pool deck, lounge, restaurant and stunning views of the Burj Khalifa from the 54th floor of the Address Sky View Hotel, Downtown,

CÉ LA VI, Level 54, Sky View Address, Downtown Dubai, Daily 12pm-3am. Tel: (04) 582 6111.

Iris Dubai

Iris brings free energy to Dubai nightlife with unparalleled vibes, craft cocktails and laid-back beats. Located in Meydan, the elegant rooftop lounge is set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline, making it the perfect spot for happy hour drinks. The menu takes inspiration from Japan, South America, and the Mediterranean with dishes like crispy feta, soft-shell crab bao rolls, sea bass ceviche, and steak fries.

Iris Dubai, Meydan Grandstand, Dubaï, Sunday to Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tel: (056) 951 1442. @irisdubai

monkey bar

Are you looking for the perfect place for a date? Imported from Berlin, the Monkey Bar, located just opposite the DIFC, is perched on the roof of the 25Hours hotel. Whether you’re looking for delicious Latin American cuisine, sweeping views of the Museum of the Future, or a fun evening vibe, Monkey Bar won’t disappoint. Sit back, relax and enjoy its nightly lineup of live DJs.

25 hours Dubai One Central Hotel, Trade Centre, Dubai. Every day at 5 p.m. @monkeybardubai

Buddha Bar Siddharta Lounge

If Dubai Marina is your setting choice, Grosvenor House is the go-to choice for upscale dining and a lively atmosphere. On the rooftop, the Siddharta Lounge offers breathtaking 360º views, a share-style menu and the ultimate glamorous vibe when groups gather around the pool.

Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, open 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Tel: (04) 317 6000.


Sunset guaranteed? Check! From its position on the fifth floor of the W Dubai – The Palm hotel, guests can gaze out as far as the eye can see from SoBe’s outdoor terrace, with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf surrounding the Palm. Must try: Latin American-inspired tapas platter.

SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open Sunday 2pm-1am, Monday-Wednesday 5pm-1am, Thursday-Friday 5pm-2am, Saturday 4pm-2am. Tel: (04) 245 5800.

Tiki at the Canary Club

From live DJs to sunrise yoga, this newly opened rooftop bar is the place to be this coming season. Tiki’s is located on the second floor of the Canary Club at JLT with panoramic skyline views, twists on California cuisine and traditional cocktails, plus an impressive array of pop-ups and events.

Canary Club, Banyan Tree Residences Hillside, JLT, Dubai. Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. @canaryclubdxb

Zeta seventy seven

If you are looking to impress, this is your place. Address Beach Resort’s ZETA Seventy Seven overlooks the stunning Ain Dubai and is adjacent to one of the tallest outdoor infinity pools in the world. Whether you’re looking for a few cocktails or enjoying a delicious meal, ZETA Seventy Seven will be an evening you’ll never forget.

ZETA Seventy Seven, Address Beach Resort, JBR, restaurant open daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (last order at 3:45 p.m.). Over 21 only. Tel: (0)4 8798866. @addressbeachresort

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