Home to iconic landmarks like Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai is an urban area with incredible architecture, and a must-visit destination.
In this article we will guide you through 7 of the trendiest rooftop bars in Downtown Dubai and close surroundings, inviting to alfresco enjoyment with highly impressive views.
Our list of the best Downtown Dubai rooftop bars.
1. CÉ LA VI Dubai
CÉ LA VI Dubai - Photo: https://www.celavi.com/
The toast of the town. At this stylish rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge in Downtown Dubai, the tables and chairs are lined up right in front of the glass windows dividing the tiled floor from the open air. Showing the guests what life really is all about, CÉ LA VI surely lives up to the name.
Perched on top of top of the fantastic hotel Address Sky View, the rooftop offers a picture-perfect, breathtaking and panoramic view over Dubai, including Burj Khalifa.
With a big selection of tequila, the beverage menu gives you the opportunity to choose your favorite version of Paloma and Margarita. In collaboration with the famous Tokyo-based bartender Shingo Gokan – the menu also offers signature cocktails consisting of flavor-infused gin, bourbon and rum.
For the late night bites, CÉ LA VI has composed both bigger and smaller plates with influences from the Japanese and Italian cuisine. From the menu you can order enoki nigiri with truffle oil, fried calamari or beef short-rib croquettes with three different flavors of truffle.
CÉ LA VI
Tower 2, Address Sky View Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
2. LookUp Rooftop Bar
LookUp Rooftop Bar - Photo: https://livelaville.com/
Set in the chic La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai, this rooftop bar offers a spectacular scene and view. The famous Burj Khalifa and the accompanied skyscrapers serve as the font, while you sip your drinks on the 5th floor.
LookUp provides both covered and outside seating, where you can book private events and get entertained by the latest DJs. In the middle of the outdoor area, you also find a rooftop infinity pool surrounded by lounge beds and cabanas.
Paired with some finger food - order a signature 'Pina Panorama' with pineapple vodka, or a 'Prince of Persia' with lime and your choice of gin or vodka.
The rooftop is open from early day to late night.
LOOKUP ROOFTOP BAR
City Walk, Al Multaqa Street, Al Wasl, Dubai
3. Level 43 Sky Lounge
Level 43 Sky Lounge - Photo: www.level43skylounge.com/
155 meters above ground, and with a magical 360-degree view over Dubai, every night at Level 43 Sky Lounge is a celebration, with happening and vibrant events.
Apart from the daily happy hour from 2pm until 6pm, Mondays at Level 43 means ‘Sushi Night’, where you can enjoy a set sushi menu with the best view of the Dubai skyline. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the bar offers the perfect ‘Sparkling Sky’ and ‘Rosé All Night’ for the ladies. With unlimited wine and 43% off on food every Tuesday and a maki rolls and free-flowing rosé on Thursdays.
For the ‘43 Wednesday cocktail’ the bar matches the price of the drinks with the rooftop level. From 6pm you can enjoy drinks starting at 43 AED. If you couldn’t get enough of the happy hour, ‘Sundaze’ gives you the opportunity to enjoy happy hour all day, from 2am-2pm.
Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 116162, Dubai
4. Luna Sky Bar
Luna Sky Bar - Photo: www.lunadubai.com/
8 floors up at the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC you find the luminous Luna Sky Bar, mixing a stylish interior lounge with a breezy outdoor terrace.
Overlooking the Dubai skyline and the majestic Burj Khalifa, happy hour is on the schedule every weekday from 5pm-8pm, and ‘Ladies night’ on Wednesdays between 7pm and 10pm. With a wide selection of champagne and signature cocktails, it's easy to get comfortable and relax at this intimate boutique hotel and rooftop bar.
If you feel like continuing the evening with some luxurious options from the food menu, Luna Dubai serves Beluga caviar and a fantastic seafood platter You can also order some incredible sushi combinations. Try the wagyu beef or lobster maki.
If you want something lighter, there are also options for a late night snack or something perfect to enjoy with a cocktail.
LUNA SKY BAR
Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, Building 9, Gate Village, Happiness Street, Trade Centre, Dubai
Amazónico - Photo: www.amazonicorestaurant.com/
Take a step into the tropical vibe of this rooftop bar, and listen to the DJs spinning electro-pical beats.
Amazónico is a Latin American-inspired restaurant and bar, with several jungle-themed floors. The breathtaking outdoor terrace is decorated in greenery and surrounded with cool views over the downtown skyscrapers.
Apart from rooftop, the venue also features a vibrant and energetic lounge, a statement cocktail bar, and a buzzy restaurant.
Indulge in everything from crafted and tropical signtaure cocktails to sushi, raw seafood and carefully sourced grilled meats. Served as lunch and dinner in the restaurant, or as bites during cool after works and vibrant nights at the rooftop.
6. Monkey Bar
Monkey Bar - Photo: www.amazonicorestaurant.com/
Situated a bit north of Downtown Dubai, this Berlin-imported rooftop bar on the 6th floor of 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central is a trendy hot-spot to spend time with friends, overlooking the beautiful Museum of The Future.
Lush, playful and contemporary in design, here you can enjoy ‘Tiki cocktails’ and Latin American food in an amazing environment and atmosphere.
Every Saturday from 9pm to 3am, the rooftop also hosts ‘Club Monkey’, delivering modern and electric beats and some of the best drinks in town.
25hours Hotel Dubai One Central - Trade Center St - Dubai
Treehouse - Photo: http://treehousedubai.ae/
Welcome to a venue where only your imagination sets the limit. At the Treehouse rooftop bar you have the magnificent view of Burj Khalifa on one side, and the Vision Tower on the other. Experience the renaissance décor and the lively ambience while waiting for a drink made by the professional bartenders.
The rooftop bar is part of Taj Dubai, a superb five star hotel with Indian heritage.
A great spot for both sunset drinks and late night lounge vibes, Treehouse menu features a great selection of creative and inventive cocktails, as well as tasty MediterrAsian bites.
Look out for the events in this open-air setting and get entertained to the sounds of live R&B and soul or resident DJs.
Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Dubai
Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.