The 11 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Dubai for Spectacular Views

The fastest growing city in the world – Dubai! With its immaculate buildings and gorgeous city lights, there is only one way to appreciate the expansiveness of this city – a rooftop restaurant!

With many restaurants on offer, you need to know which ones will give you not only that spectacular view but also delectable food.

Lucky for you, below is a comprehensive list of the best rooftop restaurants in Dubai with all the information you need!

1. Al Dawaar

Making it first on the list is Al Dawaar – perched on the 25th floor of the Hyatt Regency.

This venue is the only revolving restaurant in Dubai and thus offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get that 360-degree view of Dubai’s skyline – without needing to get up off your seat!

With dimmed lighting and a flower display on crisp white tablecloths, Al Dawaar oozes romance and elegance. If you are visiting Dubai with a loved one or are looking for a place to pop the question, such a spot is a no-brainer!

An aspect of this restaurant that appeals to many is its buffet. Instead of ordering one thing from a menu, Al Dawaar has an impressive array of options in their buffet – giving you the chance to try a little bit of everything!

Tip: If you are someone who gets motion sickness easily, it is best to sit facing the direction that the restaurant moves to prevent nausea.

2. Level 43 Sky Lounge

If you’re searching for a vibey restaurant, Level 43 Sky Lounge is the place to go!

Level 43 Sky Lounge is a popular restaurant choice in Dubai. This stylish eatery sits 43 floors up and is known for having one of the best panoramic views of Dubai.

It is catered to those looking for a fun and exciting place to eat for the evening. The atmosphere is chic and vibrant– there is music playing, blue-neon lights, signature cocktails, and everyone dressed in their best.

This Sky Lounge has a wide variety of food on its menu (including vegetarian options), so you are assured of finding something you enjoy. Also, if you are a sushi fan, best get to this lounge, as they have some of the best sushi in Dubai!

Lastly, take the time to check out their website, as there is a special every day. For example, Monday and Tuesday are Sparkling Ladies’ Night – all girls get unlimited wine with sushi!

3. Asia Asia

Asia Asia, located in Pier 7, on the 6th floor, is a gorgeous restaurant offering views overlooking the Marina.

The atmosphere is elegant and warm, with most guests dressing formally to suit the overall energy of the venue.

Complementing its location above the Marina, this stunning restaurant is uniquely inspired by the ancient Spice Route.

It is thus decorated with various artifacts and historical symbols to tell the story of the travelers – giving visitors more than just a fine-dining experience but a taste of history as well!

Drawing from their main theme, most of the dishes on offer are influenced by Middle Eastern and Pan Asian flavors with dishes such as Beef & Truffle Dim Sum or Moromi Miso Black Cod.

  • Address: Pier 7 – Marina Promenade, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Website: 
  • Phone Number: +971 04 423 8301

4. The Penthouse

If you’re looking for a restaurant with good food and nightlife energy, then the Penthouse is for you!

Found on the 16th floor of the Five Palm Jumeirah, this venue is one of the most famous nightlife spots in Dubai and is known for its fun, lively and classy atmosphere!

The Penthouse is adults-only, so if you are visiting Dubai with any underaged individuals, it’s time to get a babysitter!  

With the food prepared by a 2-star Michelin Chef, it is no cheap outing. However, experiencing the top-quality food, outstanding service, and spectacular view makes it worth the money.

If you’re a fan of Asian food, the Penthouse offers a variety of Japanese cuisine for you to tuck into. Pair your dinner with a signature cocktail such as the Desert Rose to enjoy the full dining experience.

After a relaxing meal, you don’t have to go far to get your dancing shoes on! Located inside is a luxurious club that commonly hosts famous DJs and music artists from around the world!  

5. Tomo

Tomo is on the 17th floor of the Raffles Hotel, you can find an authentic Japanese-style restaurant with one of the most striking panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline.

The Japanese culture is a prominent feature of this restaurant, with aspects of the deco making you feel like you’re dining in Japan!

An indoor and outdoor eating section gives you a choice depending on your mood. Outdoors you have the option of sofas and high bar stools, whereas indoors are predominantly dinner tables.

Tomo is the perfect restaurant if you are looking for a quiet place to dine. The atmosphere is cozy and tranquil, with the yellow lightning helping you ease into a relaxed mood.

The food is prepared by two Japanese Chefs ensuring that you get that authentic Japanese cuisine. Favorites from the menu are the Wagyu Beef, Tempura Sushi, and Crab Stick Salad.

If you love your cocktails, then head down to Tomo for their daily happy hour from 5 pm to 7 pm!

  • Address: Wafi City Shk Road –  Raffles Hotel
  • Website: 
  • Phone Number: +971 4 357 7888

6. Atelier M

The Atelier M is a popular rooftop restaurant choice in Dubai. With skyline views of Dubai overlooking the Marina, you are in for a spectacular evening.

This restaurant is known as one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Dubai. With large glass, floor-to-ceiling windows, you truly get to experience the view fully.

The dining experience is one of luxury dining, and the atmosphere is warm and cozy but classy.  

The food is influenced mainly by Mediterranean cuisine but with a touch of Asian influence. Each meal is plated with precision – making the food look like a work of art.

To eat, if you are feeling for something light, there are a variety of appetizers to choose from, with a favorite being the Burrata. For mains, some favorites are the slow-cooked lamb shank and the pan-seared salmon!

If you feel for a more vibe atmosphere, you can head to their trendy bar area and enjoy a signature cocktail with some light bar snacks to munch on while you enjoy the view.

7. Cé La Vi (635)

One of the highest rooftop restaurants in Dubai is Cé La Vi – situated 220 meters above sea level; this restaurant has quite the view!

Covering social media, Cé La Vi has grown in popularity due to its exquisite view and hospitality. Those who decide to dine here are dressed to the 9s to mimic the elegant and chic atmosphere.

The Asian-inspired cuisine boasts a full menu with some favorites being the Black Truffle Risotto and Binnotto and, for dessert, the Cé La Vi Cheese Cake.

However, if you are vegan – do not stress. The restaurant has a whole separate menu purely with vegan options!

Near to the restaurant, Cé La Vi has a few other entertainment spaces, such as the Sky Bar, pool deck, or club lounge. Take the time to visit one (or maybe all) of these spectacular venues to get the most out of your time at Cé La Vi.

Due to this restaurant’s popularity, it is highly recommended to make a booking – otherwise, you may be looking at quite a long wait!

8. Pure Sky Lounge & Dining

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If you’re one to prefer an ocean view over high-rise buildings, then Pure Sky Lounge & Dinning offers you just that.

At the top of the Hilton Dubai The Walk, on the 35th floor, you will find a bright, chic, modern restaurant with an impressive view overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah, and Dubai eye.

The energy you can expect to find there is fun, lively, and friendly, with pink lighting to complement their vibey atmosphere. The deco is somewhat minimalist and screams elegance and glamour.  

Due to this restaurant’s popularity, if you are seeking a quiet evening, it is best to get there before 6 pm as the crowds start to roll in around that time.

Additionally, if you want to fully experience the Pure Sky Lounge, going while it is still light or close to sunset is ideal – after darkness, the restaurant’s main attraction – the view of the gulf – is no longer visible.

A popular weekly event is Barbee Ladies Night. Girls can expect food, live music, and unlimited cocktails – a drink favorite is the Marshmallow Martini!

9. Treehouse

An escape from the bustling Dubai city life is what The Treehouse has to offer. A rooftop restaurant above the city, with a view of the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa.

The restaurant’s name speaks for itself with a terrace flourishing with greenery that complements the renaissance deco. The combination of the botanical feel and twinkling fairy lights gives it a relaxed but trendy atmosphere.

The cuisine has a Mediterranean inspiration. It is important to know that the food selection is somewhat limited; however, all meals are carefully selected and handcrafted to perfection.

In the evenings, you can expect some R&B and deep house tunes playing lightly in the background to help ease you into the evening.

If you are curious about their music choice, a sample of one of their songs is on their website – to give you a feel for the atmosphere!  

10. Fi’Lia (301)

Seventy floors up, overlooking the Burj Khalif, is the Fi’Lia. A place that is unique for its all-female-led restaurant – empowering women through an exclusively female-produced wine list!

A relaxing atmosphere is created through its use of calming colors such as shades of beige, white and green.

There is an indoor and outside section – both incorporating greenery into their deco. A beautiful aspect of the outside terrace is a glass railing to ensure your view is not obstructed.

Fi’Lia is a popular choice for those seeking a taste of Italy on their night out! The food is inspired by Italian cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean influence.

Mouth-watering pizza and handmade pasta await you at your dinner table in Fi’Lia! Some menu favorites are the beef tartare starter, truffle mushroom pizza, and for dessert, a fruity pavlova!

If you aren’t convinced, why not head over to their website and take a virtual 360-degree tour of the venue – allowing you to check out the space and get a feel for the atmosphere beforehand?

11. Clap

If fine Japanese dining is something that tickles your fancy, then Clap is the way to go. With a 180-degree view of Dubai’s city lights and exquisite food, Clap is growing in popularity!

Situated on the top floor of the DIFC, a wide, vibrant restaurant awaits. Clap is known for its modern and bold interior, with a large art-like bar as the restaurant’s centerpiece.

With a capacity of 380 people, Clap is no silent venue – but rather, you can expect a vibrant, warm atmosphere!  

From small plates to delectable mains, there is much on offer – including a vegetarian menu.

If you’re feeling adventurous, I highly recommend trying the Omakase menu – you leave your meal choice up to the chef! For dessert, why not end off with a crowd favorite – the chocolate fondant pudding?

The drinks menu is expansive; however, a must-try is the signature Japanese cocktails such as the Takushi Ride or Dragon Water!


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