Dubai have some of the most luxurious hotels in the whole world. And many of them also have great rooftop bars.
These rooftop hotels are spread out over the city. All the way from the Palm to downtown Dubai. And despite the luxury, prices for a hotel night here is surprisingly low. You can find luxurious hotels with rooftop bars in Dubai for great value.
Here’s our list of 7 great hotels with rooftops in Dubai. Both luxurious hotels and more 'affordable' hotels are featured.
A few minutes away from the Dubai World Trade Centre, this lavish hotel offers comfortable accommodations and numerous activities for visitors to enjoy.
Location-wise, this hotel is hard to beat. Situated within walking distance of two Metro stations and 15 minutes away from the airport, you'll be hard-pressed to find a hotel with a more convenient zip code.
This hotel boasts a swimming pool, spacious rooms, blackout drapes, free WiFi, minibar, coffee maker, and more.
There's also a free shuttle service that drives you to and from nearby malls and beach parks, which is incredibly convenient.
Located 155 meters above ground, the Level 43 Sky Lounge is a magnificent terrace that offers stunning 360-degree views of Dubai's city center.
From the comfortable lounge areas, you'll be able to see the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and the world-famous Dubai Mall, along with stunning sunsets and sunrises.
Stylish and elegant, the terrace offers an extensive drink menu that covers wine, champagne, beer, spirits, cocktails, and more.
The food menu is just as extensive, with world-wide offerings such as steak, lobster, and sushi.
The Sky Lounge is a popular location amongst locals and tourists alike, so expect it to be crowded, particularly during the night.
During daytime, the rooftop is more private and exclusive, when guests staying at the hotel can enjoy the really cool rooftop pool and pool bar.
Adress: Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Price: Rates for a double room starts at AED 380
Part of the Dubai Marina Mall, this hotel is ideal for fashionistas and those who love spending their time shopping.
Most of the hotel's amenities are related to the mall: A variety of restaurants, fashionable bars, a cinema, and tons of stores.
However, the hotel does have its own restaurant, a SPA, and an infinity pool.
Though it's not entirely on the rooftop, this bar still offers beautiful views of the marina, the ocean, and the surrounding skyscrapers.
The spacious terrace comes with comfortable seating, a stunning rooftop pool that's one of the best in Dubai, and a fantastic menu.
Named Shades, this beautiful rooftop bar functions as a poolside lounge during the day and a restaurant and bar during the night.
Offering a wide variety of drinks, including signature cocktails with a local flavor, and Mediterranean to Far East food, Shades is an excellent option for those looking for a more exclusive dining experience around the Dubai Marina Mall.
Live entertainment is common, even during the weekdays, and brunches are organized every Friday and Saturday.
This is a popular location, so reservations are encouraged.
One of Dubai's first beach hotels, this unusual wave-shaped tower is perfect for children and adults alike.
Well-known for its multiple restaurants, five swimming pools, and numerous activities, this is the kind of hotel that you visit when you don't plan to sightsee all that much.
Located right next to Burj Al Arab, and within walking distance of Madinat Jumeirah, this beachside destination has something for everyone.
While it's location is enviable, the hotel also provides shuttles to take guests to malls and popular places, just in case they feel like exploring Dubai.
Every room in this 26 story tower offers stunning views of the ocean, as well as luxurious and comfortable accommodations that everyone is bound to love.
Each room also comes with a huge bathtub, which is just what the body needs after a day of fun.
Called Uptown Bar, this is a sophisticated and luxurious location, well known around Dubai for its views and excellent mixology.
With both indoor and outdoor areas, Uptown Bar offers a large and comfortable lounge sofas and a small but delectable tapas menu.
While the bar's signature cocktails are renowned around the city, you can also find vintage wines, craft beers, and other beverages from around the world, all accompanied by chill music and a relaxing atmosphere.
Come night, the Uptown Bar turns into a livelier destination, so it pays to arrive in time to get the best seats in the house.
This charming beachfront property is made up of three buildings: The Arabian Court, the Palace, and the Residence & Spa, each offering different accommodations and amenities for guests to enjoy.
Expect rooms facing the ocean, lush gardens, a world-class spa, and some of Dubai's best restaurants.
Located less than thirty minutes away from Dubai Airport, and a short boat ride away from The One&Only The Palm, this is a well-positioned hotel that can be visited even if you're not a guest.
Shopping lovers will be pleased to know that this hotel is ten minutes away from the Mall of the Emirates.
This lavish Arabian property is as opulent as they come, with vaulted arches, grand domes, a variety of statues, mosaic tiles, hand-painted ceilings, and more.
The hotel's 65 acres of carefully manicured gardens and pools make it not only the largest One&Only resort in the world but also one of the most visually impacting.
The Rooftop Terrace & Sports Lounge is really something else.
With over-the-top luxurious decorations that look straight out of a fairy tale, huge lounge sofas and mood lighting, this is the kind of place you visit when you want to be treated like Royalty.
Considered one of the most romantic and high-end destinations in Dubai, this bar boasts a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere.
The bar carries champagne, world-class wines, classic cocktails, craft beers, and even cigars.
There's also a small but noteworthy selection of Arabian bar-bites, ready to please you with a taste of local cuisine.
While there's an undeniable cocktail lounge feel to it, this bar is also a Sports Bar, so you'll be able to enjoy the biggest games of the year from the comfort of embroidered cushions and sofas.
Reservations are allowed, but only for parties larger than ten people. Otherwise, the bar functions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adress: One&Only Royal Mirage, P.O. Box 37252, Dubai
Price: Rates for a double room starts at AED 1530
JA Lake View Hotel is the latest addition to JA The Resort (which also includes JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court), located in Jebel Ali.
The very spacious JA The Resort is also a fun place for all. Here you can relax on 800 metres of golden sand, stay active on 4 tennis courts or at the world-class golf course, feel the adrenalin of jet skiing, windsurfing and banana boating. And much more!
The five-star JA Lake View Hotel alone has 348 rooms and suites, with 8 different room categories suitable for families. There is also 3 outdoor temperature-controlled refreshing swimming pools and 5 dining experiences to explore, including a great rooftop lounge.
Named Bibé Roof Top Bar, the terrace and lounge on top of JA Lake View Hotel offers amazing views over the resort golf course, all the way out to the ocean.
Open nightly, it is a great venue for an early night cocktail, watching the amazing sunset. Or later on, to enjoy the casual, relaxing atmosphere and DJ beats.
The rooftop bar serves a wide range of drinks, like mixology cocktails and frozen CO2 beverages, but also light bites and a full range of different flavored shisha.
New, modern, sleek and comfy, Bibé rooftop bar is open to all, and well worth a visit. And if you are an all-inclusive guest at the resort, you can most times enjoy a drink with views on the terrace without spending a dime.
Adress: JA The Resort. Exit No 13 Sheikh Zayed Road. Mina Jebel Ali, Jebel Ali, Dubai
Price: Rates for a double room starts at AED 719
Boasting the largest hotel rooms in Dubai, this pyramid-shaped hotel is a fixture of the city.
The proud owner of a fantastic Japanese restaurant and offering gorgeous skyline views, this hotel is located within a 19-minute drive from the airport and close to the historical area of the city, a wildlife sanctuary, and Dubai Garden Glow.
The Raffles is connected to the Wafi Mall, one of Dubai's oldest shopping malls, but it's also conveniently close to Dubai Mall.
Known as Tomo, this rooftop bar and restaurant combination is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Dubai.
Located on the 17th floor, Tomo has jaw-dropping views of the city's modern skyline, as well as the bay.
The restaurant is known for its extensive selection of sushi offerings, as well as noodles and their prized Wagyu Beef.
The rooftop bar also has a Japanese touch and is one of the few places in Dubai where you'll be able to find first-class sake and shochu, as well as signature cocktails based on them.
Both the food and the drinks can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors, as the restaurant/bar offers both kinds of seatings.
As you can imagine, this is a pricey destination, but it's worth every penny.
Located in Dubai's famous "Palm Jumeirah," this Thai-inspired resort is one of the most relaxing in the entire city.
With a world-renowned spa famous for its Turkish Hamman, seven different restaurants, and overwater villas, this hotel aims to please in every way that matters.
Located 45 minutes away from the airport and 30 minutes away from most malls, this isn't an easy-to-get-to destination, but that only adds to the appeal.
That said, the hotel does offer a free shuttle to the Mall of the Emirates and is relatively close to the Aquaventure Waterpark and the Dubai Marina, so you won't be disconnected from the city unless you wish to be.
Anantara's island-style terrace is known for its unbeatable views of the Gulf, its delicious coffee and afternoon tea, as well as its extensive alcoholic drinks menu.
A place for relaxation during the day and a place for enjoyment during the night, this rooftop bar has live DJ shows, shisha lounges, cigar lounges that offer tobacco from around the world, and more.
With stunning views of the Gulf and Dubai's skyline, this is also a romantic destination and a rather popular one, so reservations are recommended, although not necessary.
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