We’re just going to park ourselves on the terrace for the next few months…

Autumn has landed in Dubai – and suddenly, if it’s not alfresco, we’re not interested. This week, we’re welcoming the return of some iconic alfresco restaurants and bars in Dubai, include a poolside Greek eatery, waterfront Thai dining, and a fun rooftop hangout in the Greens.


Ammos alfresco restaurant Dubai

While things heat up at the Azure Beach pool, keep your cool on the patio at Ammos. This chic poolside restaurant at Rixos Premium JBR is the perfect place to soak up the resort vibes while enjoying vibrant Greek cuisine.

Ammos, Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, daily noon to 11pm. Tel: (0)52 777 9473. ammosgreek.com



Tucked beside La Cantine du Faubourg in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, this hidden alfresco gem has just reopened. Palm trees, fairy lights, lanterns and cushioned couches set the scene for a memorable evening of Arabic and North African flavours, paired with exotic cocktails.

Ninive, Jumeirah Estates Towers, DIFC, Sat to Wed 6pm to 2am, Thu to Fri 6pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 326 6105. ninive.ae

Infinity Bar


Chic outdoor Infinity Bar is located in hip Portuguese restaurant Tasca, known for its breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. There’s no better way to soak up the surrounds than with a tasty tipple from Infinity Bar’s new cocktail menu, paired with Tasca’s finest tapas bites.

Infinity Bar, Tasca,  Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, Tue to Sun 6.30pm to 11pm. Tel:(0)4 777 2231. mandarinoriental.com

Pai Tai

Pai Thai Terrace[1]

Is it just us, or does Thai food taste better when eaten outdoors? Atmospheric Thai eatery Pai Tai has reopened its canalside terrace for the winter season, bringing the vibrancy of Bangkok to Madinat Jumeirah.

Pai Tai, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 11.30pm, Fri & Sat noon to 11.30pm. Tel: 800 666353. jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/al-qasr-pai-thai

Flair 5

Flair 5

Stylish alfresco terrace lounge Flair 5 has reopened at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, promising alfresco dining and great vibes all winter long. Dine on new Japanese-Peruvian dishes from the Nikkei-style menu, paired with botanical cocktails from the bar.

Flair 5, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Saturday to Thursday 5pm to 2am, Friday 1pm to 4.30pm then 6.30pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 372 2395. ritzcarlton.com

Lah Lah

lah lah bazaar the greens

Not only is alfresco dining returning to Lah Lah, it’s bringing a fabulous pop-up with it. Launching this week, the Lah Lah Bazaar at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, will bring an Asian food truck, outdoor bar, evening brunches and family fun day to the poolside terrace, from Thursday to Saturday. Beyond the Bazaar, Lah Lah’s terrace is now open for regular dining.

Lah Lah, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Sat to Wed 11am to midnight, Thu and Fri 11am to 2am. Tel: (0)4 519 1111. zabeelhouse.com/restaurants

The London Project

London project

The Insta-perfect botanical terraces have reopened at The London Project, bringing a burst of greenery to Bluewaters Island. Soak up the views while you enjoy discounted drinks during The London Hour, from 4pm to 7pm, Sunday to Thursday.

The London Project, Bluewaters Island, weekends noon to 1am, weekdays noon to midnight. Tel: (0)4 580 8570. thelondonproject.com