Dubai is home to some amazing restaurants – when it comes to food and ambiance. But, Bayut today explores the top rooftop restaurants in Dubai with views that will boggle your mind. With its glittering skylines, lovely beaches and iconic landmarks, we can’t think of a better place to dine at rooftop venues with amazing views – and outstanding cuisine. Read on to discover the best restaurants in Dubai with a view that will have you making a reservation right away!
8 Amazing rooftop restaurants in dubai
Pure Sky Lounge
Fancy dining outdoors with the stunning views of the new Bluewaters Island Dubai? Head to Pure Sky Lounge in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Located on the 35th floor, this rooftop restaurant in Dubai has ample outdoor seating and is the perfect spot to view a gorgeous sunset over the Arabian Gulf. But this rooftop restaurant in Dubai isn’t just a feast for the eyes. Serving a blend of Asian and continental cuisines, Pure Sky Lounge has a selection of starters, mains and bar bites available, with their flavourful seafood dishes being the highlight. You can also unwind at the terrace with their refreshing house beverages.
- Timings: Sunday to Saturday: 5pm to 2am
- Location: Level 35, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Bahar, Jumeirah Beach Residence
- Contact: 04 374 7888
Head to the 27th floor of the stylish venue of The Oberoi and enter a tropical haven in the heart of Business Bay. Iris Dubai offers the ultimate outdoor rooftop experience with jaw-dropping views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai skyline. Dine on an international selection of dishes, while the mood is set with lounge music and the world’s tallest tower shining in the distance. Dine on seafood and sushi dishes, and experiment with their impressive cocktail creations.
- Timings: Saturday to Wednesday: 5pm to 2am; Thursday and Friday: 5pm to 3am
- Location: 27th Floor, The Oberoi, Business Bay
- Contact: 056 951 1442
Prepare to be stunned by the uninterrupted views of the Dubai Marina skyline from this rooftop restaurant in Dubai. The Penthouse is an adults-only day club and evening lounge in the uber-trendy FIVE Palm Jumeirah. This rooftop lounge and bar gives visitors the choice of the city or marina view and also has two sleek swimming pools. The lounge also offers also an eclectic menu, featuring hot and cold mezze, flatbreads, grilled delicacies and an assortment of sushi. But it’s the sweeping views of Dubai Marina, JBR and the sparkling sea that keep the people coming back here.
- Timings: Food service: Sunday to Wednesday: 12pm – 12am; Thursday to Friday: 12pm – 1.30 am
- Location: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
- Contact: 052 900 4868
You can’t mention the best restaurants in Dubai with a view without including this particular gem. Located in Deira, Al Dawaar earns a spot on the list as the only revolving rooftop restaurant in Dubai. Yes, you read that right. You can dine on the 25th floor of the Hyatt Regency Dubai, while soaking up beautiful views of Old Dubai, the Gulf and iconic skyscrapers. That’s not mentioning the food served up in the luxury restaurant. The sprawling buffet, featuring delicacies around the globe, is a feast fit for a king. Go with your wallets full and stomach empty – trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
- Timings: Saturday to Wednesday: 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11.30pm; Thursday: 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 12am; Friday: 12.30pm to 4pm and 7pm to 12am
- Location: 25th Floor, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Naif, Deira
- Contact: 04 209 6914
Winning Timeout Dubai’s ‘best newcomer’ award in 2013, Tomo in Raffles Dubai is not to be missed. This rooftop restaurant in Bur Dubai features exquisite views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline, and is a perfect vantage point for the city’s spectacular sunsets. The food served here is pretty amazing, too. Promising to bring the real Japanese taste to Dubai, Tomo’s team of skilled Japanese chefs serve up authentic delicacies including sushi, sashimi and wagyu dishes, that will have you coming back for more.
- Timings: Sunday to Saturday: 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 11.30pm
- Location: Raffles Dubai, Wafi City, Umm Hurair 2
- Contact: 04 3577 888
Want a rooftop dining experience for an unforgettable evening? Perhaps Dubai’s highest open-air rooftop lounge, 40 Kong is perched on the 40th floor of The H Dubai. At this breath-taking height, you’ll be treated to mesmerising views of Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers. This rooftop restaurant in Dubai provides a full dining experience with delectable Chinese and Japanese cuisine, making it perfect for a special occasion.
- Timings: Sunday to Saturday: 7pm to 3am
- Location: 40th Floor, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area
- Contact: 050 297 2097
Located in oh-so-chic Pier 7, Atelier M is the best of rooftop restaurants in Dubai Marina. Nestled in heart of Dubai Marina, Atelier M is spread across three floors – with its gorgeous rooftop terrace as the crowning jewel. You’ll dine on Mediterranean cuisine with a twist as you take in the stunning views of the skyline and marina. With impeccable service and a grand setting, Atelier M is just the place for special occasions.
- Timings: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 6pm to 2am; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 6pm to 3am
- Location: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
- Contact: 04 – 276 5900
To round up the list of rooftop restaurants in Dubai is Shades, a beautiful rooftop lounge in Dubai Marina that overlooks an infinity pool. Just the spot to relax after a hard day’s work, Atelier M sets the scene with gorgeous views and smooth lounge music. You can also enjoy alfresco dining featuring an international menu inspired by various cuisines.
- Timings: Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 1am
- Location: 4th Floor, Address Dubai Marina
- Contact: 04 888 3444
And that wraps up our list of some of the best rooftop restaurants in Dubai! Tell us, which of these amazing spots do you want to go to? Looking for more foodie inspiration? Check out our list of the best Lebanese restaurants in Dubai or these must-try concept restaurants in the city! And follow MyBayut to stay updated about the city’s fine dining scene.
Note: Cover image is courtesy Tomo Restaurant in Dubai