5 little-known rooftop bars in Dubai
You lovely lot are lucky, and wise, enough to live in an amazing city where the sky’s the limit. So if you want to do a Jimi Hendrix and kiss said aerial extremity, you could hire a private jet and lean your head out of the window, or you could be slightly less reckless (and feckless) and take the lift up to a rooftop bar. There are plenty of them around town but we’re not always in the mood to share our airspace, especially when these lesser-known lofty perches exist.
We’ve long loved to visit this place, mostly for the views it offers out over the Creek and towards the skyscrapers of Downtown. The service is a bit sketchy but who really cares when you have vistas like these to enjoy?
Where: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Contact: +9714 230 8582
Be honest, how often have you been for a night out in Port Rashid, if ever? Well, that should surely change once you discover
Where: The Canvas Hotel
Contact: +9714 526 0845
Granted, this place might seem a bit girly for your burly mates but Eve’s is all about letting your hair down and taking in the views from the 34th floor. The Friday brunch should be more packed, really, but we actually like keeping venues like these to ourselves.
Where: Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Contact: +9714 553 1214
This rooftop bar attached to the Kris With A View restaurant is hugely underrated. Brilliant for a sundowner (especially with 50 percent off drinks from 6pm-8pm), you should gather the gang, grab a poolside table and marvel at all the hubbub in the city below while remaining perfectly chilled.
Where: Park Regis Kris Krin Dubai
Contact: +9714 377 1184
This al fresco annexe to Japanese restaurant TOMO is often neglected as a great spot for a night on the tiles. The views from up here are simply stunning, while the happy hour (5pm-8pm) will make you even more delighted to have discovered this hidden gem.
Where: Raffles Dubai, near Wafi Mall
Contact: +9714 357 7888
Three of the poshest rooftop bars in town
Eyes wide open
Sophistication is a by-word at this 27th-floor Oberoi bar with the stylish décor and classy mixed drinks selection adding to the chic appeal.
Where: The Oberoi, Business Bay
Contact: +97156 951 1442
On Cloud Nine
Pure Sky Lounge
Casual yet refined, Pure Sky offers fine vistas of JBR and The Palm and a great line in mixed drinks that are always served with the biggest of smiles.
Where: Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR
Contact: +9714 374 7888
Let’s go Ape
Supremely slick and attracting the type of clientele that has a wallet full of gold cards, this place just oozes cool.
Where: The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 355 8896