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Prime season: Sept-May
Residents: 1 million
The climate here is warm all year round which means the rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi can stay open all year around. 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 at, is located at a hotel with views over the Arabian Gulf. There's not a lot rooftop bars in Abu Dhabi so far, but those who are, are of very good quality. The city is still being built out, so expect a lot of new skybars in Abu Dhabi ahead. You can find more info about the city here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.