22 of the best bars with epic sunset views in Dubai
Who’s up for an epic sunset?
The city of Dubai is an incredible amalgamation of beautiful beaches, residential areas and magnificent skyscrapers boasting some of the coolest bars you could imagine. From sunset views to chic nighttime settings, Dubai has some of the most beautiful sunsets and where better to cath the sunset than at an equally beautiful bar?
Here’s our pick of the best bars with stunning sunset views in Dubai…
Dubai’s DIFC is arguably the city’s most cosmopolitan district and if you haven’t checked out rainforest-inspired Amazonico then it’s time to get it on your must-visit list. The beautiful restaurant boasts an equally stunning terrace, designed with a Copacabana theme.
Amazonico, Gate Village, DIFC, daily 12pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 571 3999. amazonico.ae
This chic rooftop terrace sits off the back of Akira Back’s namesake restaurant in W Dubai – The Palm. With incredible views of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, go and enjoy Japanese cuisine by Akira Back and an after-dinner aperitif.
Akira Back, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, daily 7pm to 12am. Tel: (0)4 245 5555. akiraback.com
Atelier M is the sophisticated dining-to-drinks bar and restaurant that occupies the top three floors of Pier 7. You’ll get 360-degree views of Dubai marina from this super-chic terrace lounge. It’s great for a sophisticated catch-up with your bestie or a romantic date-night spot.
Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily 5pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 450 7766. atelierm.ae
Caña by Tamoka
A circular beach bar on JBR, with its own DJ booth and picture-perfect views of Ain Dubai at sunset.
Caña by Tamoka, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR, daily 12pm to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 318 6099. tamokadubai.com
CÉ LA VI
Singapore’s iconic sky bar CÉ LA VI can be found on the 54th floor of Address Sky View hotel, Downtown. Get ready for some unbelievable views of Downtown Dubai and a close-up of the Burj Khalifa as the sun sets.
CÉ LA VI, Level 54, Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai, daily 12pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 582 6111. celavi.com
The Beirut-born concept, named after the date that never was, is known for its unique personality and playful design.
Located in Meydan, Iris serves up a free-spirited energy, with exceptionally crafted cuisine, cocktails and music. Naturally from here, you’ll have a prime view of the full Dubai skyline in all of its glory.
Iris Dubai, Meydan Grandstand, Dubai, Sun to Wed 5pm to 2am, Thu to Sat 5pm to 3am, Sun 1pm to 3am. Tel: (0)56 951 1442. @irisdubai
Level 43 Sky Lounge
For some epic city views Level 43 Sky Lounge will definitely tick the boxes. Found at Four Points by Sheraton on Sheikh Zayed Road, you’ll find handcrafted cocktails and a varied menu inclusive of seafood, sushi, salads and meats.
Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, 2pm to 3am daily. Tel: (0)56 414 2213. @level43dubai
Luna Sky Bar
For DIFC-dwellers, chic Luna Sky Bar is a fabulous after-work spot with its stunning terrace overlooking Downtown Dubai it’s great for an elegant cocktail evening with posh snacks such as truffle arancini and ponzu dumplings.
Luna Sky Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Gate Village 9, DIFC, daily 5pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 506 0300. lunadubai.com
Sleek and sophisticated, this recently renovated rooftop bar at The Four Seasons Jumeirah is all about the glamour and Burj Khalifa and Downtown skyline views. Hungry? Mediterranean light bites and sharing platters are on the menu.
Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah, daily 8pm to 3am. Tel:(0)4 270 7777. fourseasons.com
Mood Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Mood Rooftop Lounge offers an exclusive jungle-inspired venue from which to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, tasty bar bites including hand-rolled sushi and epic party tunes every night.
Mood Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Meydan, Dubai, open 10pm to 4am daily. Tel: (0)54 440 0227. @moodrooftopdubai
The beautiful Noepe looks out onto the Dubai Creek, and its whitewashed interiors and laidback-luxe vibe make it a must-visit in Old Dubai.
The Promenade, Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek, 12pm to 12am daily. Tel: (0)4 602 1814. hyatt.com
You’ll find Paros perched up on the 46th floor of Taj JLT, nestled next to a pool. The glass windows surrounding the open-air terrace offer up some epic views of the skyscrapers around JLT, Marina and Media City twinkling at night, and the cabana-style seating gives it those holiday feels.
Paros, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, Sat to Wed 12pm to 1am, Thur and Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 574 1111. tajhotels.com
The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah is a hugely popular spot for Dubai residents and tourists alike. Lounge at one of the seating areas by the glass-panelled terrace wall at sunset to get that Penthouse pic in front of the sun setting behind the impressive silhouette of the Dubai Marina towers.
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, daily 5pm to 4am. Tel: (0)52 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Pure Sky Lounge
As the name of Pure Sky Lounge suggests, you’ll literally feel like you’re up in the clouds as you watch the sun set from the glass-walled terrace on the 35th floor of the Hilton JBR. There’s pretty white and blue seating by the curved bar grouped around tables, making the perfect for sunset-backed nibbles and a cocktail or two.
Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR, Dubai, daily 5pm to 1am. Tel: (0)4 399 1111. hilton.com/dubai
This legendary sundowner spot offers some unrivalled views of the Creek and Dubai skyline while you sip on mixed drinks and toast to the end of the day.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai Creek, Mon to Thu 5pm to 2am, Fri to Sun 5pm to 3am. Tel:(0)4 295 6000, hyattrestaurants.com
Since it opened in early 2019, SoBe has fast-tracked itself to be one of the most popular bars in Dubai for guaranteed sunset views. From its position on the fifth floor of the W Dubai – The Palm hotel, you’ll be able to stare as far as the eye can see from the outdoor terrace, with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf surrounding the Palm.
SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open Sun 2pm to 1am, Mon to Wed 5pm to 1am, Thu to Fri 5pm to 2am, Sat 4pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 245 5800. sobedubai.com
As pretty as this bar is inside, it’s even better out on the terrace, where you’ll find a glam crowd mingling around the pool or lounging on leather cushions. Grosvenor House is a great vantage point to take in the twinkling lights of Dubai Marina by night.
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 2am daily. Tel: (0)4 317 6000. siddhartalounge.com
To watch the sunset over the stunning skyscrapers of Downtown Dubai, Treehouse has long been a popular bar. The terrace has a cool botanical garden vibe with soft lighting and casual high and low tables.
Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Dubai, Sun to Thu 2am, Fri to Sat 6pm to 3am . Tel: (0)58 827 2763. tajhotels.com
The perfect Instagram shot awaits you when you position yourself on the chic terrace of cool Japanese restaurant, Tomo. Set your camera lens to panoramic and capture the breathtaking view of the sun setting over the dramatic Dubai skyline from afar.
TOMO, Raffles Hotel, WAFI, Dubai, daily 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 6.30pm to 12am. (04) 357 7888. tomo.ae
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Ula, Dukes, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Mon to Thu 10am to 1am, Fri to Sun 9am ot 1am. Tel: (0)4 565 2231. @uladxb
Zeta Seventy Seven
There is nowhere better to grab a cocktail and enjoy a delicious meal all while wistfully gazing out into the skyline than at Address Beach Resort’s ZETA Seventy Seven. Situated atop the ultimate beach address overlooking the incredible Ain Dubai and adjacent to one of the world’s tallest outdoor infinity pools, ZETA Seventy Seven, offers a carefully crafted contemporary Asian menu.
ZETA Seventy Seven, Address Beach Resort, JBR, restaurant open daily from 12pm to 2am. Over 21s only. Tel: (0)4 8798866. @addressbeachresort