If you’ve been missing outdoor dining and al fresco drinks, you don’t need to wait any longer, as cool rooftop bars and top terraces are reopening in Dubai for Winter 2020.
Take a look below at Dubai’s brilliant rooftop lounges, bars and terraces that are now open, and stay tuned to timeoutdubai.com for more openings.
For more ways to enjoy the great outdoors of Dubai (with social distancing in mind), we’ve got you covered right here.
The cool jungle-inspired restaurant in DIFC has reopened its rooftop terrace. With views of Downtown Dubai, the bar is open from 6pm and has a range of creative mixed drinks and Latin American dishes.
Open daily 6pm onwards. Gate Village 11, DIFC (04 571 3999).
Cielo Sky Lounge
The long-standing favourite in Dubai is back with brilliant views of the stunning Dubai skyline. The rooftop bar at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has super vistas of Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and more, all from its serene spot above the water.
Open Sun-Wed 6pm-3am, Thu 6pm-3am, Fri 12.30pm-3am, Sat 4pm-2am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Cé La Vi
The sky-high restaurant and bar has officially opened its terrace, which means dining with an unparralled view of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai on the 54th level of Address Sky View. Expect Pan-Asian bites, as well as master mixologists and entertainment. That’s not all, as it’s also offering a three-course lunch menu for Dhs140 from noon until 3pm daily. Stunning views, here we come.
Open daily noon-2am. Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai (056 515 4001).
EETEN Urban Kitchen
The all-day eatery at Dubai Marina Mall has opened it top outdoor terrace with sights of the Dubai Marina, which we will always welcome. Better yet, it’s open at all times, with an all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner on offer. It’s also reopened with new additions to its lengthy menu. Only one way to see what they are…
Open Sun-Wed 8am-11pm, Thu-Sat 8am-midnight. Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (04 392 8604).
La Cantine Du Faubourg
This chic French restaurant at Jumeirah Emirates Towers has reopened its terrace for winter and we’re delighted. With plenty of greenery, olive trees, twinkling lights and super views, this sophisticated spot overlooking DIFC is top place for post-work drinks or a lazy weekend meal. A former winner of our Best French Restaurant award, the food is excellent and the vibe is super-cool.
Open daily noon onwards. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 352 7105).
One of the most popular rooftop bars in the city, Mercury Lounge, has reopened its doors. This spot, now with a new theme, has some of the most impressive views around – we’re talking a near 180-degree shot of Business Bay, Downtown Dubai all the way up to Deira and old Dubai – Burj Khalifa included.
Open Sat-Tue 6pm-2am, Wed-Fri 6pm-3am. Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, (04 270 7777).
Missippi’s Pool Bar & Hub
Brand-new rooftop pool bar and hangout Missippi’s Pool Bar & Social Hub is now open and it comes from the minds of nightlife and beach club experts Candypants and LIVIT Hospitality Management. The new poolside hangout located on the rooftop of Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai aims to bring an ’urban oasis’ to the city.
Open Sat-Wed 6am-1am, Thu-Fri 6am-3am. Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 269 7351).
MOOD Rooftop Lounge
MOOD Rooftop Lounge at Meydan has reopened for winter 2020, and it has an exciting new look. And, on top of a revamp in terms of décor and menu, there’s also a retractable ceiling – meaning the venue can now be open all year round. The fully air-conditioned space will now be accessible in summer and winter, meaning plenty of opportunities to check out the stunning 180-degree views.
Open daily 8pm-6am. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba.
This chic Middle Eastern restaurant has a beautiful terrace, with palm trees, lush foliage and views of the DIFC skyline. Dishes are inspired by the flavours of Morocco, Iran, Iraq and Turkey, while there’s a licensed bar and shisha served too.
Open Sat-Wed 6pm-2am. Thu-Fri 6pm-3am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road , @ninivedubai (04 326 6105).
The chilled out al fresco spot at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has reopened, along with stunning Dubai skyline views from its outdoor terrace. Looking for more reasons to head back? QD’s now has a happy hour from Sundays to Thursday from 6pm until 8pm, with drinks starting at Dhs28, along with a ladies’ night every Sunday from 8pm until 11pm offering three free glasses of bubbly. Those Dubai Creek al fresco vibes are calling…
Open Sun-Wed 6pm-2am, Thu-Sat 6pm-3am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai Creek, (04 295 6000).
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has launched a brand-new pop-up beach experience and dining destination called SAL. SAL is on The Terrace of the world-famous Burj Al Arab, boasting stunning views over the 100m infinity pool, the sail-shaped hotel itself, out to sea and across Dubai’s coastline.
From Dhs450 (pool access). Open daily 12.30pm-11pm. Bookings only. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Soho Garden DXB
The Meydan entertainment hub has revealed its reopening date for the winter season, and it even comes with a ‘new Soho’ look. Soho Garden DXB aims to bring an all-new lounge hangout experience, with a different look.
Open Wed-Thu and Sat 8pm-3am, Fri 1pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.sohogardendxb.com (052 388 8849).
The London Project
The cool restaurant and bar on Bluewaters Dubai has relaunched its roof terrace. Set in the shadow of Ain Dubai – which now has begun adding pods – the terrace has super views across to JBR and a new happy hour. You’ll find bites and drinks starting from Dh30 from Sunday to Thursday, 4pm to 7pm.
Bluewaters Dubai (054 306 1822).
Throughout summer, Treehouse has been covered up with an air-conditioned tent. However, it’s now back in it’s open-air glory. Twinkling fairy lights, Burj Khalifa views and foliage as far as the eye can see makes Treehouse a spot that you need to tick off your list
Open Sat-Wed 6pm-2am, Thu 6pm-3am, Fri 1pm-3am. Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay (058 827 2763).