Best views in Dubai? Not such a tall order…
We’re pretty lucky here in Dubai, with most restaurants delivering amazing views of the city or out to sea. But if normal Dubai views just aren’t enough, take it to the top with these restaurants’ wow-worthy panoramic city views.
At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa
When it comes to incredible panoramic Dubai city views, Atmosphere is pretty unbeatable. Not surprising as it is ‘the world’s highest restaurant’, located on the 122nd floor in the Burj Khalifa, which in turn remains unconquered as the world’s tallest building. Whether you’re visiting for a sophisticated breakfast, afternoon tea or that special dinner date, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember.
Atmosphere, 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 7am to 2am, daily. Tel: (04) 888 3828. atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
Located way up on the, you guessed it, 68th floor of JW Marriott Marquis, Prime68 is the perfect spot to enjoy a steak meal, with panoramic views of Downtown Dubai. Try out their ‘Dry Aged Beef Mondays’ where can get a 1kg Australian Grass Fed Tomahawk, served with two dishes and a bottle of wine for two people for Dhs750.
Prime68, 68th floor, JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, 6pm, to 12am, Sat to Thurs, 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 12am, Friday. Tel: (04) 414 3000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
This one is sneaking onto the list as more of a bar than a restaurant, but none the less, we feel it deserves a mention with its luxurious setting and views out across Downtown and straight to the Burj Khalifa which is usually lit up at night.
Neos, 63rd floor, Address Downtown Dubai, 5pm to 2.30am, daily. Tel: (04) 888 3444. facebook.com/NeosDubai
Observatory is another classic Dubai restaurant, known for its panoramic views out across Dubai Marina. Whilst still rocking Dubai prices, it’s the more affordable of Dubai’s sky-view restaurants with some excellent happy hours, ladies’ and gents’ night deals.
Observatory, 52nd floor, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 1am, daily. Tel: (04) 319 4000. marriottharbourdubaidining.com
Level 43 Sky Lounge
Whilst Level 43 falls into the bar category, it’s the perfect place to stop for your post-work tipple and some bar bites, if you work in the Downtown area. From the terrace, the views stretch out right across Dubai, with the Burj Khalifa in prime view. Whilst it’s probably too hot to go there now, definitely bookmark it on your list for the cooler months.
Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 2pm to 2am daily. Tel: (04) 316 9888. level43lounge.com
Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
When it comes to panoramic views, you literally can’t get more so than Al Dewaar – with floor to ceiling windows, the entire restaurant actually revolves as you dine, giving you 360 degree views of Dubai. This is definitely one to wow your visitors.
Hyatt Regency Dubai, 25th floor, Al Khaleej Road, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11.30pm, Sat to Wed,12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11.30pm, Thurs, 12.30pm to 4pm, 7pm to 12am, Fri. Tel: (04) 209 6914.
Skyview at Burj Al Arab
Got the parents visiting and thinking of showing them an afternoon tea to remember? Well, where better than the iconic Burj Al Arab? Set on the 27th floor, the restaurant actually sticks out on its own level, off the main structure of seven-star hotel, offering panoramic views of Dubai’s ocean, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and beyond…
Skyview Bar & Restaurant, 27th floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeira Road, Dubai, 6.30pm to 1am, daily. Tel: (04) 301 7600. jumeirah.com
Located high up on the same floor (27th) as the Skyview bar at Burj Al Arab, at Al Muntaha you’ll enjoy classic French cuisine from head chef Francky Semblat, with amazing panoramas from the world’s most famous hotel.
Al Muntaha, 27th floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeira Road, Dubai, 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily. Tel: (04) 301 7600. jumeirah.com
When it comes to views that seemly look out across the whole of Dubai, it’s hard to beat Tomo at Raffles Hotel, due to it being a little further out of central Dubai. Raffles Dubai itself is the cool pyramid shaped hotel that has definitely caught your eye once or twice on your travels. The authentic Japanese restaurant is run by Chef Takahashi alongside skilled chefs from Japan.
Tomo, Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Sheikh Rahid Rd, Dubai, 12.30pm to 2.45pm, 6.30pm to 1.30am daily. Tel: (04) 357 7888. tomo.ae
In the mood for some sophisticated Italian food? Where better to enjoy it than with some epic views out across Downtown Dubai, by day or night? The menu is super-varied, with everything from raw fish and marinated seafood to hearty Italian classics like pasta and risotto.
Al Grissono, 16th floor, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 12pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11.30pm, daily. Tel: (04) 352 4000. algrissinodubai.ae
Ultra-chic Paru is situated at the up-and-coming Bluewaters Island. It’s the second venture for celebrity chef Akira Back. When looking for alfresco dining, this is definitely a must-visit for total holiday feels. Even when the weather is too hot, the view is still unparalleled from inside.
Paru, Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, Sat to Wed 5pm to 1am, Thur & Fri 5pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 556 6466. caesars.com/dubai/restaurants/paru
Whilst it may not be high up in the sky like its counterparts on this list, Pierchic is a definite winner for its location. Set out on its own little pier, way out in the water, as you dine you’ll see the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab to your right and Dubai Marina skyline views to your left. Unsurprisingly, it’s at the more expensive end of the Dubai restaurant scale but definitely worth it to impress that special visiting guest.
Pierchic, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3pm, 6.30pm to 11pm, Sun to Thurs, 12.30pm to 4pm, 6.30pm to 11pm, Friday & Saturday. Tel: (800) 666 353. pierchic.com
Perched on the sixth floor of Emerald Palace Kempinski, the glittering new resort on Palm Jumeirah’s west crescent has a rooftop terrace from which you can see from the Burj Khalifa to the end of the Dubai Marina. It’s best kept for alfresco dining in the winter.
All’onda, Level 6, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Crescent West, Palm Jumeirah. Sat to Wed 5pm to 1am, Thur and Fri 5pm to 2am, Fri brunch 1pm to 5pm. Tel: (04) 248 8870. kempinksi.com
You’re always guaranteed some pretty breathtaking Dubai views from Dubai Creek so if you’re looking for a restaurant to check out there, Vivaldi should definitely be on your list. With floor to ceiling windows, the daytime view is beautiful with yachts floating in the harbour, but at night it’ll definitely make the ‘gram, with Dubai lit up in beautiful colours at night.
Vivaldi, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Baniyas Street, Creek Road, Dubai, 8am to 1am. Tel: (04) 207 1717. vivaldidubai.com
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