Rooftop bars Dubai

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16 best rooftop bars in Dubai [2021 update]

United Arab Emirates

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Last updated: January 7th, 2020


Looking for the best Dubai Marina rooftop bar or Downtown Dubai rooftop lounge? Look no further, as we present the ultimate guide to the best roof terraces in Dubai. Complete with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

Dubai is packed with high-rise skyscrapers, modern buildings and fancy restaurants. In other words – a perfect rooftop city. Most of the Dubai rooftop bars are set on top of luxurious hotels, and many also offer some amazing Dubai rooftop pools.

But which is the best rooftop bar Dubai? Just scroll down and find the Dubai rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Dubai Level 43 Sky Lounge in Dubai

Level 43 Sky Lounge

$$$$$ | 43rd floor | Financial Centre Station
  • Highlights
  • Great food & drinks
  • 360-view
  • Lounge feel

A magnificent open air terrace, located 155 meters above ground. From up here you get a magical 360-degree view of the entire Dubai amid the skyscrapers in the city center. Grand views over all the famous monuments along with sunset views over the Jumeirah coastline. Quite large and very stylish terrace with a lot of lounge furniture, along with a smaller indoor lounge with a cool bar. The menu at the rooftop offers a wide selection of both drinks and food, from the Level 43 Lobster Slider to a large set of signature cocktails. Popular place but still with a cool, calm and classy vibe.

Rooftop bar Dubai Bibé Roof Top Bar in Dubai

Bibé Roof Top Bar

$$$$ | 7th floor | Jebel Ali
  • Highlights
  • Modern & chic
  • Amazing views
  • Mixology + shisha

This modern and chic rooftop lounge is found on top of JA Lake View Hotel, close to Jebel Ali Beach. Spacious and sophisticated, the rooftop terrace offers lots of comfy lounge furniture, where you can indulge in fantastic views over the resort golf course, all the way to the ocean. The rooftop bar serves both crafted mixology cocktails and a full range of different flavored shisha. All in a casual, friendly and relaxing atmosphere, mixed up with DJ beats.

Rooftop bar Dubai Pure Sky Lounge – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences in Dubai

Pure Sky Lounge

$$$$ | 35th floor | The Walk Dubai
  • Highlights
  • Two terraces
  • Ocean sunset views
  • Chic & modern

Located on the 35th floor of the Hilton Dubai The Walk, this classic white and chic rooftop bar offers a great view over the Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf. Both a restaurant and a lounge terrace, where you can enjoy fine á la carte and set menus along with tasty bar bites and crafted signature cocktails, especially some very creative signature martinis. Perfect rooftop to visit around sunset for Sunset Happy Hour, relaxing cocktails and the absolutely best views and later at night for more trendy party vibes.

Rooftop bar Dubai Uptown in Dubai

Uptown Bar

$$$ | 24th floor | Jumeirah Beach
  • Highlights
  • Sophisticated
  • Panoramic views
  • Cocktail bar

Uptown Bar is a relaxed and sophisticated Dubai rooftop bar, located on the 24th floor of the 5-star luxury Jumeirah Beach Hotel. If you are looking for fantastic ocean views (with Burj Al Arab as add on), look no further! The open and airy terrace is equipped with some very cosy lounge sofas, and works on a first come, first served basis. Enjoy first class drinks, created by experienced mixologists, along with light tapas. Usually a very nice buzz at the rooftop, however still at a chilled level and just some background music to go with the conversations.

Rooftop bar Dubai Tomo in Dubai


$$$$$ | 17th floor | WAFI Mall
  • Highlights
  • Japanese food
  • Amazing skyline views
  • Great service

Tomo - which means "longtime friend" - is both a fantastic rooftop bar and a Japanese restaurant of the highest class. Located at the 17th floor of Raffles Hotel in the older part of Dubai, this is the place to catch the most amazing views of the "new" skyline. If you manage to make it a sunset you are in for a treat of a lifetime. With great service, an open, airy and stylish terrace, a large selection of some of Dubai's best Japanese dishes and a rooftop bar serving a wide variety of Sake, Shochu and sophisticated cocktails, Tomo is really a 'must visit'.

Rooftop bar Dubai Siddharta Lounge in Dubai

Siddharta Lounge

$$$$ | 4th floor | Dubai Marina
  • Highlights
  • Stylish & luxurious
  • 360-view
  • Live DJs

One of Dubai's most stylish and luxurious rooftop terraces, with plenty of seatings and equipped with a big swimming pool, beautiful sundowners, cabanas and regular tables. Located at hotel Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina, and working as outdoor lounge to the famous Buddha-Bar. Not at all the highest rooftop in Dubai, but the 360-view from the terrace is still superb. Siddharta Lounge works as both restaurant, lounge and bar, with Mediterranean / Asian cuisine, creative and delicious cocktails along with a wide range of sisha. Expect great vibes and quite a crowd.

Rooftop bar Dubai The Address Dubai Marina in Dubai

Shades at Address Dubai Marina

$$$$ | 4th floor | Dubai Marina Mall
  • Highlights
  • Infinity pool
  • Marina-views
  • Great atmosphere
  • Infinity brunch

A chill-out rooftop terrace, located at the 5-star luxurious hotel Address Dubai Marina. Only situated on the 4th floor, but this large and airy terrace still offers majestic views over the marina. Equipped with a fantastic infinity pool, open for hotel guests but also to non-guests for a fee. So poolside lounge during day, and restaurant / rooftop lounge at night, when you can enjoy a wide range of great signature cocktails, along with cuisine from Mediterranean to the Far East. Expect great service and a vibrant but sophisticated atmosphere.

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Rooftop bar Tamanya Terrace at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City in Dubai

Tamanya Terrace

$$$ | 8th floor | Dubai Media City
  • Highlights
  • Creative cocktails
  • AC rooftop tent
  • Festive atmosphere

Classic rooftop cocktail lounge right in the heart of Dubai, located at the 8th floor at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City. The open air terrace offers great views over Media City and across to the sea, and has a bar / dancefloor section along with a more comfy lounge seating area and in summer an air-conditioned rooftop tent. Come early for relaxing sunset vibes and enjoy the creative and well made specialty cocktails. Later at night this is a popular after work terrace with a festive atmosphere and a large crowd enjoying live bands and DJs well into the wee hours.

Rooftop bar Dubai Atelier M in Dubai

Atelier M

$$$$ | 7-9th floor | Dubai Marina
  • Highlights
  • Festive atmosphere
  • Eventful
  • Restaurant, lounge & rooftop

Atelier M is really a venue for a full night. Covering the top three floors of Pier7 in Dubai Marina, this is both a restaurant, indoor lounge and rooftop bar. So whatever the mood and whatever the weather, Atelier M most likely will have something to offer. Go for fine Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences at the restaurant terrace or enjoy bar-style food, mixology cocktails, high atmosphere and lots of events at the rooftop and lounge. All to sweeping views of the Dubai Marina.

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Rooftop bar Dubai Estrellas Rooftop Lounge in Dubai

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge

$$$ | 7th floor | Port Rashid
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Skyline view
  • Happy hour deals

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge is a pool bar & lounge located on the 7th floor of Canvas Hotel Dubai, a little bit outside downtown Dubai. The terrace offers stylish furniture, lounge sofas, a great rooftop swimming pool and an outstanding panoramic view of Dubai's skyline. From the extensive bar menu you can order stuff like burger, curry, BBQ grill and contemporary cocktails, all at very human prices. There is also a nice selection for the sisha-lovers. Usually there is quite a vibe at the terrace, with different nightly events.

Rooftop bar Dubai Rooftop Terrace & Sports Lounge – The One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai

Rooftop Terrace & Sports Lounge

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Dubai Marina
  • Highlights
  • Oriental feel
  • Ocean views
  • Cosy

Located just off Dubai Marina you find the One&Only Royal Mirage Resort and their a bit different rooftop bar, at least compared to other "classic" Dubai rooftops. With a round bar inside showing live sports, the outside open terrace is one of the more romantic, calm and cosy found in the city. Decorated in arabic style with embroidered cushions in the lounge sofas, mosaic tables and candles doing most of the lighting. From the rooftop bar you can order champagne, wines, classic cocktails, craft beer and a selection of Arabic mezzehs to enjoy with the panoramic ocean views.

Rooftop bar Dubai Asia Asia at Pier 7 in Dubai

Asia Asia at Pier 7

$$$$$ | 6th floor | Dubai Marina
  • Highlights
  • Great vibe
  • Marina-views
  • Restaurant & bar

A cozy, luxurious and award-winning rooftop bar and restaurant in Dubai. Asian-inspired decor, with a really cool inside bar and a stylish terrace shaped as a large balcony offering some real lovely views over the Dubai Marina. Enjoy a mix of Pan-Asian specialties along with amazing Asian-inspired and creative cocktails. Elegant and upbeat vibe, great service and events like sax player every Thursday makes this a higly popular rooftop bar, well worth a visit.

Rooftop bar Dubai K2-ZerO at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Dubai

K2-ZerO at Park Regis Kris Kin

$$$ | 19th floor | Bur Dubai
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360-view
  • Old Dubai

One of the very best rooftop terraces outside of downtown Dubai. Up on the 19th floor you get amazing 360-views in all directions, towards the new skyline and also over old Dubai. Equipped with one of the best rooftop pools Dubai has to offer, and since 2019 also home to a chill-out rooftop lounge and bar called K2-ZerO. So an exclusive oasis for hotel guests by day, and a great spot for everyone to enjoy delightful cocktails, jazz music and views by night.

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Rooftop bar Dubai LookUp Rooftop Bar in Dubai

LookUp Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 5th floor | Al Wasl
  • Highlights
  • Urban & vibrant
  • Burj Khalifa-views
  • Rooftop pool

A chic, urban and vibrant rooftop bar and poolside lounge, offering amazing views over the Dubai skyline and the mighty Burj Khalifa. By day you can visit the LookUp Rooftop for a swim in the fantastic infinity pool (available to all for a fee) or for early and sunny happy hour. By night you can enjoy the fun-filled and great atmosphere, innovative and well-made cocktails, and live DJs every Wed-Fri.

Rooftop bar Dubai Above 2.0 Rooftop Lounge in Dubai

Above 2.0 Rooftop Lounge

$$$$ | 5th floor | Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Sophisticated

Located at the fantastic Sofitel Dubai Downtown, this is a very luxurious and stylish open-air lounge. From here you get amazing and really cool close up views Burj Khalifa, along with panoramics over the skyline. Refurbished during 2019, Above 2.0 offers a slice of Mediterranean pleasures, right in the heart of Dubai. A great spot for both relaxing cocktails early evening with some friends, as well as for a more vibrant party atmosphere later at night. Guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy one of Dubai's very best rooftop pools.

Rooftop bar Address Downtown

Address Downtown

$$$$$ | 5th & 63rd floor | Downtown Dubai
  • Highlights
  • Skybar + rooftop restaurant
  • Burj Khalifa views
  • Luxurious

A five star luxury hotel where you find both a fancy skybar called Neos on the 63rd floor and a rooftop bar & restaurant on the 5th floor called Zeta. Fantastic views over Burj Khalifa and downtown Dubai from both venues, where Neos is a luxurious indoor skybar, offering exclusive interior, a sophisticated ambience, along with delicious bites and premium cocktails. Zeta serves great food with inspiration from Asia and California, and the open-air roof terrace is perfect for dinner with a view over Burj Khalifa and the fountain show.

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FAQ Dubai Rooftops

The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21, which means that the age limit at the rooftop bars in Dubai by standard is +21 (source). If the setting is more towards club, some venues might have a +25 restriction. People between 18-21 can usually visit rooftop bars in the company of a legal guardian, but not consume alcohol.

There are usually areas where you can smoke at the Dubai rooftop bars, since the laws against smoking at outside public areas are not as strict in UAE as in other countries (source). Shisha-smoking is also a big thing in Dubai, and many rooftop bars offers a special shisha-menu. However, note that E-cigarettes and Vaping is banned in Dubai.

There is no general dress code on the Dubai rooftop bars, but most of the rooftop venues have a smart casual dress code. The dress code is usually more strict toward males, who should not wear shorts (especially not at night) and avoid sporting clothes, flips flops or other to casual clothing. However, during daytime the dress code is usually more casual, and venues with a rooftop pool can be visited in just shorts and t-shirt. You can find the specicifc dress code for each rooftop bar in Dubai by clicking them above.

The majority of Dubai rooftop bars has free entrance, as most of them are more lounges and restaurants. It is more common with a fee at the Dubai night clubs. If there is an entrance fee at the rooftop bars, it is usually in connection with an event, like a rooftop party with DJs and entertainment, or something even more special, like a New Year's Eve event. Booking a table at a rooftop bar in Dubai might mean a minimum spend.

The best time to visit a Dubai rooftop bar is late afternoon / early evening. This way you can enjoy both the fantastic Dubai sunset, and watch as the majestic skyline turns it nightly lights on. During daytime Dubai can get very hot, so rooftop visits at day is only recommended if the rooftop has a pool. During the very hot summers, the outdoor terraces are often completely closed, as it is to hot.

No, usually you do not have to be a hotel guest to visit a Dubai hotel rooftop bar. Almost all rooftop bars in Dubai are located at hotels, but they are almost always open to the public. There might however be sections of the rooftop that is exclusive to hotel guests, and there might be times of the day when the public cannot visit. This is for instance usually the case with Dubai rooftop pools, where the pool and terrace is only open to guests staying at the hotel during daytime.

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City info

Rooftop bar Dubai

Rooftop-grade: 9/10
Prime season: Oct-April
Inhabitants: 1,7 millions
Climate: dessert

In Dubai there are lots of good and luxurious rooftop bars where many of them also are some of the best lounges in the city. Almost all Dubai sky lounges has a magical view and a very luxurious and stylish furnishing.

Prices are, unfortunately, quite juicy, but the quality and service make up for it. Regarding the pace the city build in, new skyscrapers and hotels pops up all the time - resulting in new rooftops.

Most rooftop bars in Dubai are within easy reach of each other. Some are located down in the center with city views, some are at the beach and Jumeriah, and a few little outside the city center.

A typical Dubai terrace is located at a luxurious hotel with fancy city views. What are you waiting for, get out there and search for the best places to drink with a view, and you will have a great time when visiting this amazing city.

About Dubai

Dubai is the UAE's largest city. ¾ of all inhabitants here are men due to the large number of male migrant workers. Unlike many other cities in the country Dubai has a more open attitude to foreign customs and the supply of pleasure, entertainment and other attractions are extensive. Among other things, the city of Dubai allow serving and purchasing of alcohol.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Dubai

Most rooftop bars in Dubai are very luxurious with both the food and drinks of very high quality. On the roof terraces here, you can eat amazing Japanese tapas, traditional bar meals and fine tasting menus. Choose among the wide range of rooftop bars in Dubai and find your favorite in terms of food. Regarding drinks most are quiet similar. Classic cocktails, fine wines and champagne are frequent on roof terraces in Dubai. For those who like to party, there are some very good spots to hang out at. On many of Dubai’s rooftop bars you can party in style all night. The parties on the terraces are often in very luxurious style, but there are also a little more casual places.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in Dubai

If you want to experience Dubai at high altitude and get a grand overview of the city, the perfect way is to visit one of Dubai's rooftop terraces. Some of the rooftop bars in Dubai overlooks the city center, a part of the Arabian Gulf and some a bit outside the city center with views of skyscrapers skyline. Given that all the towering skyscrapers being built here, the rooftop bars in Dubai are on very high level - both in the city and outside. Regarding the views and heights from the roof terrace of Dubai, there is something for everyone. Mightiest are almost those who have both sea and city views with a 360-degree angle.

Other attractions in Dubai

You must check out this website if you're looking for Dubai video guides. Amazing content! There are lots of things to do in Dubai, in addition to visiting the city’s rooftop bars. Or what do you say about the desert safari on a quad bike followed by surfing on the sand dunes, lie and lounging in a deck chair at one of Dubai's beaches, visit one of the city's gigantic shopping malls, stroll around the Dubai Marina or why not visit the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa. Here you can keep yourself occupied indefinitely.

Rooftop pools in Dubai

Dubai - one of the world's most luxurious and most modern cities. Obviously there are lots of good rooftop swimming pools here. Like everything else in Dubai the rooftop pools are also an in luxurious and modern style. Almost all rooftop swimming pools in Dubai has a great view of the city skyline and among the skyscrapers. Some also have beautiful sea views. To use any of the city's rooftop swimming pools, you need to book a room at the hotels that own these pools. The easiest way is to book directly with us. Here you can also find the best rates and deals for hotels in Dubai. Do not miss to experience the luxury of swimming in a rooftop pool while you gaze out over Dubai's towering buildings.

Flights and hotels in Dubai

Dubai’s Airport, Dubai International Airport, is located very centrally, which makes it easy to reach both from and to all who travel here. There is lots of air traffic from all over the world coming here, making the airport into a true hub. Given that Dubai is being expanded all the time, there are plenty of good and luxurious hotels here. The city oozes of luxury and modernity, and the same goes for the hotels. In Dubai you can find the 7-star Burj Al Arab, which ranks as one of the finest and best hotels in the whole world. For those with a smaller budget, there are also good value hotel given the awesome service you often get here. Many of the city's hotels have fantastic rooftop abrs and terraces at their disposal. And here's a list of the best hotels in Dubai with a view