Rooftop Bars Dubai
30 best rooftop bars in Dubai
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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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.
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FAQ Dubai Rooftops
What is the age limit at Dubai rooftop bars?
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.
Can you smoke at Dubai rooftop bars?
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.
What is the Dubai rooftop bar dress code?
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.
Are Dubai rooftop bars free?
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.
When is the best time to visit a Dubai rooftop bar?
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.
Do you have to be a hotel guest to visit a Dubai hotel rooftop bar?
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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Rooftop bar Dubai
Prime season: Oct-April
Inhabitants: 1,7 millions
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.
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