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21 impressive Dubai restaurants with the best view

by Danni B

Dubai is a city known for it’s world records, incredibly high buildings and gorgeous views. It’s one of the most impressive cities in the world and there’s definitely no shortage of amazing Dubai restaurants with a view or rooftop lounges. So whether you’re looking for lunch, dinner or drinks. Here are the best view restaurants in Dubai!

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*Updated June 2022

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Palm Jumeirah, JLT & Dubai Marina restaurants with a view

1. Penthouse, FIVE – Palm Jumeirah

View of Dubai Marina from Penthouse Five Palm Jumeirah
View of Dubai Marina from Penthouse Five Palm Jumeirah

This rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 16th floor is part of FIVE Hotel on Palm Jumeirah. It has incredible views over Dubai Marina and serving some very tasty sushi! They also have tacos, steak and other dishes if sushi isn’t your thing.

It is definitely has more of a party vibe than just a restaurant. Fridays in particular are for brunch and thus the evening is filled with the crowd post brunch. So if you’re wanting more of a dinner, best to go earlier in the evening on a Saturday to Thursday.

The venue offers both indoor and outdoor open air seating, making it one of the best Palm Jumeirah restaurants with a view. I went here for a friend’s 30th Birthday party and it was definitely a lot of fun!

It also has a pool which is usable during the day for the Friday brunch. So if you want something unique and lively with a incredible view! This is the spot!

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Contemporary Japanese
Party vibes

Dress code: Beachwear allowed during the day & evenings are smart casual

Supperclub – Saturday to Thursday: 6:30pm till 9:30pm
Serving a 3 course set menu & unlimited house drinks or cocktails
Ladies 250AED | Gents 350AED

Reserve Online
+971 52 900 4868

*Friday brunches are currently suspended as part of Covid regulations

2. The Observatory, Marriott Harbour – Dubai Marina

If you’re looking for the best restaurants, Dubai Marina has many different styles! One of the classics of Dubai, The Observatory opened in 2003. This bar and restaurant is regularly voted as one of the best Dubai restaurants with a view.

So not only is the outlook over Dubai Marina amazing but the food is really good too. Especially their steak! Making it one of my personal favourites for dinner with a view.

It’s actually one of the places where I met my husband for the first time, as he’d never visited Dubai before and it’s one of the unique things to do in Dubai.

This hotel stands at an amazing height of 256m (840 ft). The restaurant and bar are on the 52nd floor and offers 360 panoramic views overlooking Dubai Marina.

You can choose to sit in the restaurant area or the lounge area. It’s a pretty large as it’s the entire 52nd floor

This is also one of the few places where is it isn’t open, so if its a windy day or you just prefer being enclosed. This is a great option and definitely wins my vote as the best restaurant in Dubai for bringing guests.

Key information & prices:
Children are allowed in the restaurant area
Lounge over 21s
Steak & Grill
High end chic

Dress code: Smart casual

Sky High Friday Lunch
499 AED per person for a four course meal with selected beverages

A la carte
Starters from 50 AED
Mains from 90 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 319 4000

3. Atelier M, Pier 7 – Dubai Marina

There’s several restaurants to choose from in Pier 7, depending on the food you prefer and all of the top floors have amazing views over Dubai Marina. Atelier M sits on the very top with its rooftop bar and restaurant.

The building itself, Pier 7, is pretty small compared to many others on this list. Since it’s only 7 floors high. Yet it’s direct view onto Dubai Marina is what makes it the best view in Dubai!

The venue has both an enclosed lower floor and an upper open air roof top, which is why it’s one of the best restaurants in Dubai Marina with a view.

They’re most famous for their ladies nights and you’ll find it’s full of people on a Tuesday due to this. I’ve been here on a few occasions with friends, it has a great atmosphere with lots of people dancing.

Key information & prices:
Children allowed until 9pm accompanied by a parent
Lounge over 21s
Contemporary mediterranean
High end chic

Dress code: Smart elegant

Sunset Brunch – Saturdays: 5pm till 8pm
149 AED per person for a mix platter and 5 house beverages

A la carte
Starters from 52 AED
Mains from 80 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 450 7766

4. Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton – The Walk JBR

Located on the 35th floor, this rooftop bar has beautiful views over Dubai Eye and towards the sea. Also being located in The Walk, it’s a lovely place to have a walk around either before or after your food.

The food menu is limited as it’s a lounge, mostly tapas and small bites. It’s more known for it’s cocktails and relaxing. It’s particularly fabulous watching the sunset there. I just love the sea breeze from being an open air lounge, so refreshing! Probably why it’s a voted as ‘Best Rooftop Dubai’ by tourists and residents alike.

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Continental & Asian
Relaxed chic

Dress code: Smart casual

Sunset Friday Brunch: 5:30pm till 9pm
299 AED per person with soft beverages
399 AED with house beverages or 450 AED for sparkling

A la carte
Tapas from 35 AED
+971 4 374 7888

5. Sushi Samba, St Regis – Palm Jumeirah

One of the more recently opened restaurants in Dubai, Sushi Samba is a hugely successful international brand with locations in New York, Las Vegas, London & Amsterdam. The Dubai branch is set inside Palm Tower with stunning views across Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.

The restaurant serves Brazilian fusion food which is hugely popular in São Paulo where Japanese immigrants had an influence on the South American culture. This created a new type of cuisine with Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese flavours. Yum!

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Latin American & Asian
High end lively lounge

Dress code: Smart casual

Vivo lunch menu
Mon to Thurs
12pm till 2pm
2 courses for 139 AED

A la carte
Tapas style dishes from 30 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 278 4888

6. Paros, Taj – Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

Set on the 46th floor, this roof top lounge is perfect and has won ‘Best Rooftop Bar’ along with ‘Best Ladies Night’ for 2021. The venue has 360 views of Dubai, looking out across JLT and Dubai Marina. You can choose either an outdoor open air setting or the indoor seating area like above.

Named after the Greek island, Paros, you won’t be surprised to find Greek Mediterranean food on the menu. You’ll find the majority of your favourite Greek classics here. It’s actually quite refreshing for this style of place to be doing a more classic menu instead of the very common sushi, steak & pasta combo that many Dubai hot spots seem to love!

Key information & prices:
Outdoors is over 21s only
Children allowed inside
High end relaxed

Dress code: Smart casual

Nisi Night Brunch
7pm till 10pm
Unlimited starters and desserts with a choice of mains
245 AED per person for soft beverages
295 AED per person with house drinks
375 AED per person for the sparkling package
650 AED per person for the champagne package

A la carte
Starters from 55 AED
Mains from 85 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 574 1111

7. The Pods, The Wharf – Blue Waters Island

The newest restaurant on the list, this option is perfect for those who don’t like heights but still want a nice view. The Pods overlook Dubai Marina and the ocean while still being firmly on the ground floor.

Originally from London, The Pods is one of the most unique dining experiences in Dubai. The restaurant serves a mixture of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean dishes. So whether you’re craving sushi or dim sum, this restaurant has a selection of both.

Key information & prices:
Family friendly
Asian fusion
Relaxed chic

Dress code: Casual

A la carte
Starters from 45 AED
Mains from 95 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 278 4888

8. Dinner in the Sky, Al Sufoh – Dubai Marina

I’m not sure if this one fully classes as a restaurant, since it doesn’t actually have a building except a welcome center. It is however a permanent experience in Dubai that is located close to Skydive Dubai. This one is definitely not one for the fainted hearted as you’ll be hoisted up using a crane to enjoy a 90 minute meal in the sky.

They serve the same 3 course menu every day with a choice of starters, mains and desserts. The mains have an option of beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian. The starter is an Italian burrata or Arabic mezze and the dessert is a choice of a fruit salad or chocolate lava cake.

Part of the experience is getting lifted up and you have around an hour to enjoy the food, so it can feel a little bit rushed but it is still a really cool experience!

Key information & prices:
8 years and over
Contemporary Italian
Thrill seeking experience

Dress code: Casual

3 course set menu

731 AED per person ($199 USD)
Reserve Online

Central Dubai with a nice view: Jumeirah & Al Barsha

9. Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons – Jumeirah

Part of the stunning Four Seasons hotel in Jumeirah, this roof top lounge and restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the Dubai nightlife over the last few years. It offers stunning views towards Downtown Dubai with the Burj Khalifa in the distance.

It’s also a very popular shisha spot but is equally known for it’s tasty food. Offering steaks, seafood and pasta. I love that it has a lively atmosphere but still with a relaxed style for one of the best outdoor restaurants in Dubai!

At one point, I pretty much used to come here every weekend! I’ve also gone to some nice events here too, definitely the kind of crowd who like the finer things in life.

Key information & prices:
Children allowed till 11pm
Contemporary Italian
High end relaxed

Dress code: Smart casual & National Dress allowed until 11pm

A complimentary Apertivo is offered with every alcoholic beverage between 6pm and 8pm

A la carte
Starters from 80 AED
Mains from 140 AED
+971 4 270 7804

10. Sky View Bar & Restaurant, Burj Al Arab – Jumeirah

The only way to access the Burj Al Arab is either staying at the hotel or with a reservation in one of their restaurants. Making it one of the most exclusive places to enjoy.

This spot is famous for it’s afternoon tea and is definitely not budget friendly. It’s located on the 27th floor with views over the sea, make it a unique addition in the restaurant with a view Dubai list.

The calming deep blue of the ocean, I definitely recommend to enjoy this view in the day time. Which is why it makes our list of restaurants with the best view in Dubai.

This is also another option that is enclosed, if you prefer it to an open air venue. The evening menu is light nibbles rather than a full restaurant menu. However the Burj Al Arab definitely has many other options for best restaurants in Dubai for dinner! The service and food is always impeccable in all of them!

Insider tip – There is a minimum spend in most of the Burj Al Arab restaurants and lounges but if you’ve had a lunch at Scape (which often has dining offers). You can ask the staff to reserve a table for another restaurant or lounge and they’ll typically drop the minimum spend.

Key information & prices:
8 years and above for the afternoon tea
Evening is 16 years and above
French finger food
High end

Dress code: Smart casual

Afternoon Tea: 1pm till 6:15pm
635 AED per person
100 AED extra for a window

A la carte
Light bites from 150 AED
Tasting Menu 800 AED for two
Reserve Online
+971 4 301 7600

Trade Center & Downtown Restaurants with a view

11. Highest View Lounge, Gevora Hotel – Trade Centre

This is the world’s tallest hotel, standing at 356 meters (1,167ft) and an amazing 75 floors. The Highest View lounge is the name of the Gevora restaurant located on the highest floor. So if you love heights, you certainly won’t be disappointed as it’s one of the best lounges in Dubai for the view!

Unlike most other lounges, they actually offer quite a wide range of food. Everything from seafood and grills to soups and pasta. It really feels unique to be so high up with an open roof top

Entry cover charge is 100 AED per person. Also surprising at this height it’s still an open air lounge! Due to its large food offering I’d actually class it as best view restaurant in Dubai rather than just a lounge.

Key information & prices:
Children allowed until 9pm
Under 6: Free
Ages 6 to 12: 50 AED
Contemporary Italian
Relaxed chic

Dress code: Smart casual

High Tea: 4pm till 7pm
138 AED for two including a hot drink each

A la carte
Starters from 42 AED
Main courses from 88 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 524 0000

12. At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa, Downtown

The Burj Khalifa is one of the most iconic building’s in the world! So of course At.Mosphere has to be one of the top restaurants in Dubai with a view! I highly recommend visiting at night, as there’s just something magical about seeing it all lit up on an evening.

Located on the 122nd floor, you’ll be 442 meters (1450 ft) off the ground! This is certainly the highest restaurant in Dubai you’re able to dine in. Both the lounge and restaurant serve a good selection of dishes. Including steaks, seafood and pasta.

The Decadence Breakfast is also a Dubai bucket list item and included in my article “How to spend all your money in Dubai in 3 days.” Why not have some wagyu bacon and eggs with truffle for breakfast?

This restaurant is fully enclosed and is one of the best fine dining high end restaurants Dubai has to offer!

Insider tip – During the less busy season, I’ve called At.Mosphere and they’ve offered to drop the minimum spend for the none window seats in the restaurant.

Key information & prices:
For the breakfast
Children under 5: Free
Ages 5 – 10: 50% discount
Minimum age of 5 years for lunch and 7 years for dinner
Lounge: Children over 5 until 5:30pm
International Fine Dining
High end & Fine Dining

Dress code: Smart & elegant for the restaurant, smart casual for the lounge

3 course Decadance Breakfast including hot drinks and juices
375 AED per person

A la carte
Starters from 145 AED
Main courses from 199 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 888 3828

Another incredible option is from Get Your Guide, this 3 course lunch or dinner at Burj Club includes a Burj Khalifa ‘At The Top’ access ticket with it and has beautiful a beautiful view overlooking the fountains.

13. Ce La Vi, Sky Views Address – Downtown Dubai

If you’re looking for the best restaurant in Dubai with a view, Ce La Vi is a new edition to the Dubai scene in 2020. This eagerly awaited addition has already proven successful in Singapore.

In fact, even the Sky View hotel is similar to the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Sky View also has an infinity pool and deck connecting the two towers. I remember driving past seeing the connecting bridge and watching it slowly come together!

All the way up on the 52nd floor. You can enjoy a similar menu with more of a contemporary asian flare. You’ll also find steak and contemporary Italian on menu. What can I say? The Dubai scene and the people tend to love the same dishes done well over and over again. One of the best restaurants in Downtown Dubai that everyone is talking about!

So if you’re looking for an experience, this restaurant with Burj Khalifa view is a must! One of the top restaurants with a nice view, having both indoor and outdoor seating options.

Key information & prices:
Pool Deck & Sky Bar: Over 21s Only
Lounge: Children allowed until 10pm
Restaurant: Children allowed until 11pm
Contemporary Asian
High end lounge and restaurant

Dress code: Smart casual

3 course set lunch menu: 12pm till 3pm
140 AED per person

A la carte
Starters from 62 AED
Main courses from 120 AED
Reserve Online
+971 4 582 6111

14. OFK, Fashion Avenue – Dubai Mall

There are just so many best restaurants with a view in Dubai, this section of Fashion Avenue in Dubai mall houses quite a few of them. However OFK is definitely one of my favourites in this part, overlooking Dubai fountains and Downtown Dubai.

OFK stands for Open Flame Kitchen, offering a mix of grills, burgers, pasta and Asian dishes. These types of foods seems to be really popular with Khaleeji nationals, hence why so many restaurants in Dubai seem to serve this mix of dishes. While still catering to an international crowd.

Key information & prices:
Family friendly
Contemporary fusion of Asian & Grills
High end relaxed lounge

Dress code: Casual

A la carte
Dishes starting from 45 AED
+971 56 219 8217

15. Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton – Trade Centre

Yet another open air rooftop option, this stunning lounge is on the 43rd floor. Hence the name! This time with incredible views over Trade Center, DIFC and Downtown.

Mostly I recommend this place for the view and to go when they have special offers. As they have lots of happy hours, ladies nights and selected drinks nights. The food can be a bit hit or miss along with the customer service but the offers are really good!

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Contemporary Japanese & continental mains
Lively lounge

Dress code: Smart casual

Sunday Ladies Geisha Night: 8pm till 1pm
99 AED for a sushi platter and unlimited selected beverages

A la carte
Starters from 35 AED
Main courses from 67 AED
+971 56 414 2213

16. La Mezcaleria, The Oberoi – Business Bay

Looking for Mexican food? This open air rooftop restaurant and bar has an incredible view! Taking over the hot spot that was Iris in Business Bay.

A relaxed lounge on the 27th floor, they offer a tapas section with Latin American flavours. Tacos, quesadillas and tostadas. It’s more known for it’s drinks.

How many more rooftop restaurants does Dubai have? We’re not actually sure but it’s a lot!

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Latin American Tapas
Chic lounge

Dress code: Smart casual

Wednesday Night Brunch: 9pm till 12am
160 AED per person with soft drinks
220 AED per person with house drinks
310 AED for the sparkling package

A la carte
Tapas from 80 AED
Reserve Online
+971 50 423 4044

17. Sky 5, H Hotel – Trade Centre

Previously this rooftop bar was called 40 Kong, so if you’re wondering what 40 Kong changed to. Now you know, Sky 5! Since March 2020.

Yet another open air lounge option in the city of Dubai with beautiful views over Trade Centre. Located on the 40th floor. If you’re hoping for a view of Burj Khalifa however, the lounge is facing the opposite direction.

The food is a fusion of Arabic and popular Asian style dishes. Lots of people have been talking about this place in Dubai but it seems like they need to make sure everyone gets the same stellar service.

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Contemporary Arabic & Asian
High end lively lounge

Dress code: Smart casual

Free drinks for ladies every week night when buying food

A la carte
Prices to be confirmed
Reserve Online
+971 50 729 7477

North of Downtown, Deira & DXB Airport

18. Iris, Meydan Grandstand – Meydan

Iris was previously located in The Oberoi, Business Bay and moved to its new location in Meydan in November 2019. It still has incredible view and is yet another to add to the list of restaurants with view of Burj Khalifa!

Set out slightly further from Downtown, Meydan offers superb views of the entire Downtown Dubai skyline. This lively open air lounge is not only popular with Dubai residents but it’s remained a popular night spot for a long time. Which is not easy to do in Dubai!

In terms of the food, it’s a real mix. Offering sliders, Japanese, Mexican, Steak and Continental dishes. It’s bound to have a least one dish that takes your fancy, no matter what style of food you or your friends like.

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
International fusion
High end lively lounge

Dress code: Smart casual

Unlimited Sushi on Wednesdays
175 AED or 220 AED with house beverages

A la carte
Starters from 50 AED
Main courses from 110 AED
+971 56 951 1442

19. Eat Well Zabeel

So this one is pretty different to the rest on the list and if you’re wanting something a lot more casual than the lounges and restaurants. This is the place!

It often gets overlooked due to its location as it’s not somewhere you’d accidentally come across. In fact when driving to it, you may even be wondering if you’re in the right place. As it’s a stand alone cafe just off the E66.

It’s also more suitable for families and children with activity areas to keep them entertained. If you love healthy food, it’s the best lunch in Dubai.

So what about the view? This chilled out cafe actually comes under the Burj Khalifa view restaurants list as it has an amazing panoramic view of Downtown Dubai on the first floor. So make sure you head up those stairs!

It’s also rumoured to be one of Sheikh Mohammed’s favourite health food cafes, serving vegan and other tasty healthy dishes! Plus it is pretty near to his palace. So if it’s good enough for a Sheikh, you can bet the food is tasty!

Key information & prices:
Child friendly
Seasonal menu: vegan & healthy
Casual cafe spot

Dress code: Casual

A la carte
Starters from 38 AED
Main courses from 55 AED
Reserve Online
+971 54 476 6326

20. Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant, Hyatt Regency – Deira

Can’t believe we’re at number 20! Yes! Restaurants with a view, Dubai is a city of many choices!

This incredible rotating rooftop restaurant seems to often get overlooked online but I’m not entirely sure why? Incredibly it was built in the 1980s and sits on the 25th floor.

The food is really good and it’s ever changing view make it one of the best rooftop restaurants in Dubai! Truly a bucket list item as it’s one of the best places to eat in Dubai!

The restaurant is buffet style, serving a mixture of Middle Eastern and international cuisine. If you love Oysters, these are available in the buffet too. So yes! Unlimited oysters. You may or may not see me here carrying several plates of Oysters to my table.

Key information & prices:
Children aged 6 to 12: 50% off
International buffet
High end dining

Dresscode: Smart casual

Dinner buffet is 229 AED per person

Buffet only
Drinks separate
Reserve Online
+971 4 209 6914

21. QDs, Hyatt – Dubai Creek

QDs dubai creek view

A classic of Dubai, this restaurant and lounge has been open for a very long time! The Hyatt itself opened in 2005 and this ground floor mostly outdoor restaurant offers a huge terrace right on Dubai Creek.

This is such a fun place to go and also super romantic. If you plan to go in the very unique dinghies right on the water, then just make sure to take some mosquito repellent so you don’t end up covered in bites like me!

Key information & prices:
Over 21s only
Arabic & International
Relaxed outdoor lounge

Dress code: Smart casual

A la carte
Starters from 44 AED
Mains from 68 AED
+971 4 295 6000


If you’re limited for time, my top Dubai restaurant with a view picks would be Ce La Vie, At.Mosphere, The Observatory, Al Dawaar and Penthouse. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and have an amazing time seeing some of the best restaurant views in Dubai!

There’s rooftop restaurant after rooftop restaurant in Dubai and rooftop lounge after rooftop lounge! It’s hard to choose from them all! Plus many incredible restaurants with a view. Dubai’s skyline certainly makes it easy to have an amazing view! Let me know in the comments if there’s more best restaurants in Dubai with a view you love that isn’t on my list!

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