For when it’s 5pm and the cocktails are calling…
If you’ve had enough of the same sundowner spots, maybe its time to mix it up and try something new? It’s not true that the sunset looks the same from anywhere in Dubai, you have to seek out the right spots to get the most of the epic sunsets when they happen.
Here are six fresh outdoor terraces that are perfect for catching the sunset.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC’s French Riviera-inspired rooftop bar is the ideal place to catch the sunset thanks to its panoramic views of the city. With Burj Khalifa in prime view, guests can get comfy in one of the sofas spaced around the multi-level swimming pools, or pull up a bar stool and enjoy an after-work cocktail.
St. Trop, Waldorf Astoria, DIFC, daily 6pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 515 9800. facebook.com/StTrop.DIFC
Casual eatery District has recently added a new outdoor terrace onto the back of its restaurant. It overlooks Azure Beach, as well as JBR and Ain Dubai, which is known for being a great spot for those all important Insta photos when the perfect sunset hits. There’s also a ladies’ night every Tuesday where girls can get three complimentary drinks and two a la carte courses for Dhs99.
District, Rixos Premium JBR, JBR, Sat to Mon & Weds noon to 1am, Tues noon to 2am, Thur & Fri noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 394 1832. districtdxb.com
The stunning terrace of Portuguese restaurant Tasca is one of the most beautiful sunset spots in Dubai. The view is 100 per cent uninterrupted seascape, plus there’s a tranquil infinity pool that perfectly reflects the blended tones of the dusky sky.
Tasca, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Jumeirah 1, daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 777 2222. mandarinoriental.com
The view from Paru’s outdoor terrace covers all the way from Ain Dubai, JBR and Dubai Marina, to the tip of Palm Jumeirah. Take in the beautiful sights of the city as the sun goes down on another day in Dubai. Visit on a Wednesday night when girls can get four complimentary drinks for a lively almost-the-weekend atmosphere.
Paru, Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, Mon to Thur 5pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 5pm to 2am, Sun closed. Tel: (04) 556 666. caesars.com/dubai
Inspired by the Italian Riviera during top chef Massimo Bottura’s childhood, the terrace of chic Italian restaurant Torno Subito is a stunning place to catch the sunset. Located in W Dubai – The Palm, the fun and colourful terrace offers a vibrant location to enjoy a drink overlooking the Palm Jumeirah.
Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Sun to Thurs noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm, Fri & Sat noon to 11pm. Tel: (04) 245 5555. facebook.com/tornosubito
The newly-redesigned Mercury Lounge makes for the perfect sundowner spot thanks to its expansive skyline views. The new theme of the bar is the French Riviera, so you’ll find plenty of fresh and colourful soft furnishings, chic decoration and a ultra-sophisticated vibe.
Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Jumeirah, Jumeirah, Sun to Weds 6pm to 2am, Thur 6pm to 3am, Fri 5pm to 3am, Sat 5pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 270 7804. fourseasons.com