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Rooftop Bars Abu Dhabi

2022 update
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Country United Arab Emirates
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Best time to visit September - May
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Rooftop Bar Abu Dhabi
Rooftop Abu Dhabi

11 best rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi

Updated:December 18, 2021

You might come for the Formula 1 or some golf, but you should also make sure to check out the best Abu Dhabi rooftop bars. Majestic views of both the skyline and the Arabian Gulf is on the menu. But which is the best sky bar Abu Dhabi?

Below you'll find all the info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, pictures, dress code, maps and so much more, guiding you to the best rooftop bar in Abu Dhabi. So, just scroll down and find the Abu Dhabi terrace best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar in Abu Dhabi
1

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

$$$ | 12th floor | Capital Centre
  • Highlights
  • Brick oven restaurant
  • Fantastic views
  • Garden oasis

Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar is Abu Dhabi’s first brick oven restaurant, and it offers a unique culinary experience from the 12th floor of the Aloft Abu Dhabi. A real garden oasis, the stylish rooftop terrace comes with plenty of comfy seating and lots of greenery, as well as fantastic views of the city outskirts and the Arabic Gulf. Up here, every dish is made in one of the two brick ovens, from the great pizza, to plenty of vegan options. The food is complemented with a selected arange of wines, craft beers, pitchers and signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar Azura Panoramic Lounge in Abu Dhabi
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Azura Panoramic Lounge

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Corniche
  • Highlights
  • Chill ambience
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

Aiming to take Abu Dhabi to unparalleled new heights, the beautiful Azura Panoramic Lounge is found at the five star The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. Covering three levels, the prime spot here is the Upper Deck, where a mix of intimate dining spaces and more relaxed lounge areas come surrounded with panoramic views over the Abu Dhabi Corniche and the Arabian Gulf. A relaxing rooftop pool terrace during the day, Azura turns into a trendy lounge at night, where you can enjoy food, drinks and cool Jazz tunes.

Rooftop bar ANNEX in Abu Dhabi
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ANNEX

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Al Bateen Marina
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • Elegant
  • Inspired cocktails

Found at The Abu Dhabi EDITION in central Abu Dhabi, ANNEX is a modern and unique social space, offering three floors of stylish fun. Dance the night away at the energetic bottom floor ANNEX Club, enjoy elegant drinks and a game of pool at the second floor ANNEX Lounge, or best of all, head up to the top floor ANNEX Rooftop for chill nights with lovely views. Decorated as an elegant rooftop garden, here you can enjoy picturesque views over the Al Bateen Marina, Peruvian-inspired bites, a large selection of Champagne and inspired cocktails.

Rooftop Bar Shala Beach Lounge in Abu Dhabi
4

Shala Beach Lounge

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Saadiyat Island
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Magical sunsets
  • Barefoot haven

In front of the luxury Park Hyatt on Saadiyat Island you find Beach House Restaurant, and on top, the lovely Shala Beach Lounge, offering panoramic views over the Arabian Sea and especially a sunset that is something extraordinary. Inspired by bohemian free spirits that enjoy the good life, the rooftop bar offers refreshing signature cocktails and Mediterranean bites, described as honest cuisine. Filled with both contemporary luxury and and nature-inspired ethos with environmental mindfulness, this is a great bu Dhabi rooftop bar for chill-out nights.

Rooftop Bar Diablito in Abu Dhabi
5

Diablito

$$$ | 2nd floor | Yas Marina
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean vibes
  • Marina views
  • Welcoming atmosphere

Located on the Yas Marina promenade, Diablito is a two-story casual restaurant with rooftop, and a prime spot to get some authentic Mediterranean vibes in Abu Dhabi, while watching the sunset and the yachts sail into Yas Marina. Offering authentic Mediterranean cuisine, with an extra focus on the Spanish kitchen, here you can enjoy paella, tapas, pinxos, omelettes and homemade pizzas, complemented with sangria, mojitos and other refreshing beverages. All served in a warm, welcoming and charming atmopshere.

Rooftop Bar Glo in Abu Dhabi
6

Glo

$$$ | 3rd floor | Al Maryah Island
  • Highlights
  • Signature lighting
  • Funky & relaxed
  • Rooftop pool

Glo rooftop bar, set on the 3rd floor of Rosewood Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island, takes its name from the venue's striking signature lighting that illuminates the evening sky. Relaxing poolside lounge by day, lighting up for laid back beats, cocktails and skyline views by night, the Glo rooftop menu includes both refreshing signature cocktails and vintages, as well as tasty international bites. Visit for mesmerizing nights out with friends, or maybe try the Friday Rosewood Garden Brunch, which also gives access to the rooftop pool.

Rooftop Bar AT25 in Abu Dhabi
7

AT25

$$$ | 25th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • Amazing views
  • Rooftop pool

Perched on top of the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, AT 25 is a relaxed, poolside rooftop bar and restaurant. With a 25th floor location, this is the highest rooftop bar in Abu Dhabi, surrounded with amazing panoramic views over the city. Recently renovated, AT25 offers stylish seating both indoor and outdoor, and a menu including a wide selection of drinks, as well as premium shisha and tasty bites. A great spot for sundowners with chill lounge music, or a weekday dinner with views.

Rooftop Bar Level Lounge in Abu Dhabi
8

Level Lounge

$$$ | 21st floor | Capital Park
  • Highlights
  • DJs
  • Skyline views
  • Hookah

High, high above the Abu Dhabi CBD, Level Lounge is a hot night time spot to enjoy drinks, bites and hookah with amazing views over the Abu Dhabi skyline. The terrace holds a fantastic rooftop pool, and during daytime this is an exclusive oasis for guests staying at the hotel. But at night, the open-air terrace and lounge is a venue for all to enjoy refreshing cocktails, buckets of beer, hookah and the best residential chill out DJs.

Rooftop Bar Eclipse Terrace Lounge in Abu Dhabi
9

Eclipse Terrace Lounge

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Al Maryah Island
  • Highlights
  • Urban-chic
  • Crafted mixology cocktails
  • Rooftop pool

Found beside the amazing rooftop pool at the Four Seasons Hotel at Al Maryah Island, the Eclipse Terrace Lounge serves both relaxing daytime lunches and vibrant night vibes. The open-air terrace comes with a shaded bar area and comfy lounge-style seating, all surrounded with smashing views over the water and the Abu Dhabi skyline. The rooftop food menu is filled with Asian influences and include plenty of seafood, complemented with an impressive selection of wine, as well as crafted mixology cocktails.

Rooftop bar Abu Dhabi Up & Below
10

Up & Below

$$$ | 12th floor | World Trade Center
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Revamped 2018
  • Lounge vibe

A lovely and relaxed rooftop bar in Abu Dhabi, located on the 12th floor of the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Abu Dhabi. Refurbished during summer of 2018, so this great Abu Dhabi rooftop bar just got a little bit better. Pool lounge by day and laid-back lounge towards the evening, this is a perfect spot for relaxing drinks with some good company. The rooftop bar menu includes crafted cocktails, draught beer and wines both by the glass and bottle, along with a menu of international bites.

Rooftop bar Abu Dhabi Rayana Latin Tapas Bar in Abu Dhabi
11

Rayana Latin Tapas Bar

$$$ | 19th floor | Capital Gate
  • Highlights
  • Latin-American vibes
  • Dynamic & lively
  • Infinity pool

Found on the 19th floor of the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Rayana Latin Tapas Bar brings a large slice of Spanish and Latin-American vibes to Abu Dhabi. Sharing space with the hotel's amazing rooftop infinity pool, the rooftop bar has both an outdoor terrace and an indoor lounge, and it is a dynamic and lively venue for nights of fun with views, friends and family. Enjoy everything from Ceviche and Beef Rib Arepa to Pisco Sour and Caipirinha, along with a nice selection of Gin & Tonics and pitchers to share.

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Rooftop bar Abu Dhabi

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: Sept-May

Residents: 1 million

Climate: dessert

The climate here is warm all year round which means the rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi can stay open all year around. However, the summers in UAE are usually so hot that alfresco venues often stay closed for a couple of months.

The Abu Dhabi terraces are often luxurious with a contemporary décor and magnificent views over the city and its surroundings.

Prices goes hand in hand with the rest of the city, so pretty expensive in other words. Most of the roof bars and restaurants here, are located out near the sea, close to the city center. Resulting in that it is smooth and easy to travel between the various rooftop-bars without too much occupants.

The typical place in Abu Dhabi to drink with a view is at a hotel with views over the Arabian Gulf. There is quite a few rooft bars in Abu Dhabi, but the city is still expanding, so expect a lot of new skybars in Abu Dhabi ahead. You can find more info about the city here.

About Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirate’s that make the country. About 1 million people live here, of which 83% are foreign workers. Abu Dhabi is one of the "richest" cities in the world and the city is growing fast every day. Every year a Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place here that attracts crowds of tourists, celebrities and wealthy people.

Food, drinks and party at rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi

Most rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi is very luxurious, which also is reflected in the food and drinks that can be enjoyed on the roof terraces. The drinks are of high class almost any rooftop bar you visit, and the same goes for the food on the rooftop bars which has restaurants. Usually people drink classic cocktails, beer and wine here. As with much else in Abu Dhabi, the prices are quite high even up on the terraces.

Height and view from the rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi

Despite the city's many skyscrapers, most of the rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi are at a relatively low level - compared to how tall the tallest buildings are here. The outlook from the roof can vary, both magical views of the Arabian Gulf and the sunset to the views of Abu Dhabi's skyline and the city's rooftops.

Other attractions in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is starting to become a rather popular destination for tourists. An event that attracts a lot of visitors each year's Formula 1. Once a year, a Grand Prix is held here. Then enthusiasts, wealthy people and media people gather here to take part of the lovely atmosphere. A perfect time to visit some of Abu Dhabi's rooftop bars. Other attractions include Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Hotel Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Observation Deck at 300, The Corniche, Saadiyat Public Beach, Yas Mall, Mushrif Central Park and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi if you believe TripAdvisors toplist.

Flights and hotels in Abu Dhabi

Given that the city is very newly built and modern in comparison to many other cities in the world, you can find lots of luxurious and fine hotels. There are many optiones for the choosy ones. Both central and close to the water. Some of them with cool rooftop bars. Many flights runs to Abu Dhabi and the airport is very central, making it easy to both fly here and then get from the airport to any of the rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi.