Stunning Views from the UAE's Rooftop Bars

Published: November 21, 2018

Whether you visit a rooftop bar in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or anywhere else in the UAE, you are guaranteed some of the world’s most stunning views along with your snacks and drinks.

When the city you are having a vacation in is full of high-rise buildings and the weather is almost guaranteed to be good, it is worth visiting the roof terraces to have a bite to eat, a drink to sip, and some time to soak up the views. When they are nearer to the edge of the city or higher than all the other buildings, you may well be able to see the sea, the beaches and possibly the mountains.

Rooftop bars offer quite a variety of different foods, from local delicacies to the foods you can find anywhere in the world. Their menus are sometimes changed each month, so that visitors who return get to try different meals.

UAE Rooftop Bars
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Beach House Rooftop, Abu Dhabi

The Beach House is a prime example of a rooftop bar that not only lets you view the sea but it is so close you can hear it lapping the shore. They serve specialty tapas and drinks all day long and you could easily spend a few hours here just relaxing and watching the beautiful sunset.

Level 43 Sky Lounge, Dubai

With 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai, this is a must if you are looking for birthday ideas. As well as serving snacks and drinks, it is a pool bar by day and becomes a lounge in the evening that has a DJ playing music throughout the night, and you can just chill out or enjoy a celebration.

This is the perfect place to hold an event, as it is large enough to hold quite a few guests.

UAE Rooftop Bars
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Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai

It is said that the views of the sunset from the rooftop of the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club cannot be bettered. With a menu to suit all tastes, chill out areas and moonlight sessions this rooftop bar is well worth taking in on your vacation.

TreeTop Bar, Ras al-Khaimah

The TreeTop bar is located at the Double Tree by Hilton in Ras al-Khaimah. Its lofty height creates stunning views of the creek. A DJ plays music to relax by while you can sip at cocktails and enjoy the hot or cold food.

They offer a selection of international dishes, including the delicious Rock Shrimp Tempura with Truffle Mayo. Truffles are becoming increasingly popular in Dubai. So much so that you'll even find them on top of pizzas, complemented by bechamel sauce like the iconic Pizzaro's dish chosen by Deliveroo to feature in their trendiest pizza toppings in the UAE guide.

Mazaj Bar And Shisha Lounge, Ajman

Sitting on top of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Ajman, this contemporary rooftop lounge is ideal for a refreshing drink and top class shisha. You'll be able to sit back and relax under the stars, as it is only open in the evenings.


Across the seven countries that are part of the United Arab Emirates, there are many rooftop bars as the climate is perfect for them. No mad rushing in from the rain every five minutes. The evenings are cool without being freezing, and sitting enjoying the views, the food, and the drinks in one of these rooftop bars can be an amazing evening.