Now that the weekend’s here, we could all use a drink… so why not get the full experience by checking out one of the five rooftop bars we’ve recommended below!
Located right in the heart of the walk in JBR, the Pure Sky Lounge is on the top floor of the Hilton Hotel. Not only does this spot give you access to the gorgeous views of the beach, sunset and JBR area, it also offers several options such as brunch, Tuesday Ladies Night and even mixology classes. You can come here for some evening drinks (they’re known for their signagture martinis) or enjoy some of their delicious food that ranges from seafood to duck to lamb and whatever else you can think of.
Address: Level 35, Hilton, The Walk
Surprise surprise, the Sky Lounge is located on the 43rd floor of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, right in the center of the hustle and bustle of Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Here you’ll be able to see 360 degree views of the city’s crazy skyline, all the while enjoying everything they have to offer. By day, Level 43 is a popping pool bar and by night it transforms into a very cool lounge serving all your favourite cocktails, light bites and an overall fantastic ambience.
Address: Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
The name of this bar is actually Japanese for “longtime friend” and that’s the type of vibe they strive for with their guests. It’s been unofficially recognized as providing one of the best views of the skyline in the city, so you’ll have to check it out yourself to test if it is in fact true! Located on the 17th floor of the Raffles hotel, Tomo is known for its wonderful menu consisting of Japanese delicacies, all of which are made with ingredients imported straight from Japan. The chef is also Japanese, so you know that you’ll be getting authentic food. Although it is slightly pricey, we highly recommend coming to celebrate a special occasion.
Address: Raffles Hotel, 31348 Dubai
Located at the top of the Grosvenor House, this is one of the most luxurious rooftops out of the bunch and is known for bringing in a large crowd of people for after work drinks. You can also come here to spend the afternoon, as theres a swimming pool, sunbeds and everything you need at a poolside bar. If stopping by at the evening, we’d recommend dressing up slightly as you’ll notice that people tend to look quite glam!
Address: Grosvenor House Dubai – Al Emreef St – Dubai
Lastly, Estrellas provides yet another amazing panoramic view of the skyline as well as a pool to cool off in during the sweltering heat of the summer months (unfortantely only hotel guests are allowed access). The atmosphere here is quite chill and relaxed, so no worry about dressing up fancy… just come with some friends and enjoy the drinks/views!
Address: Street #23, Kuwait Street, Port Rashid, Near Al Mina Road – Dubai