7 best rooftop bars in Dubai

Friday night regular or chilled out post-worker, we've got you sorted
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40Kong, The H Dubai  -  Wooden finished, palm trees and rather large fruit bowls - the tiki vibe is strong at 40Kong. But don’t be mistaken, this city roof-top bar is anything but ragtag. Located across the road from the Trade Centre, this busy-but-small bar has good vibes, impressive views and talented barmen.
40Kong
40Kong, The H Dubai - Wooden finished, palm trees and rather large fruit bowls - the tiki vibe is strong at 40Kong. But don’t be mistaken, this city roof-top bar is anything but ragtag. Located across the road from the Trade Centre, this busy-but-small bar has good vibes, impressive views and talented barmen.
Iris, The Oberoi  -  Burj Khalifa might be one of the most impressive buildings in history, but it is much more impressive if you're actually looking at it. With that in mind, nowhere else is better than Iris. Located across the road, on the 27th floor of the Oberoi hotel, Iris's views take in the concrete jungle that is Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, in all its glory. With an urban vibe, live music and an open air patio during the winter season the Iris contains a fine balance of not being too much nor too little, making it a great place to spend your evenings, whatever the occasion.
Iris, The Oberoi - Burj Khalifa might be one of the most impressive buildings in history, but it is much more impressive if you're actually looking at it. With that in mind, nowhere else is better than Iris. Located across the road, on the 27th floor of the Oberoi hotel, Iris's views take in the concrete jungle that is Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, in all its glory. With an urban vibe, live music and an open air patio during the winter season the Iris contains a fine balance of not being too much nor too little, making it a great place to spend your evenings, whatever the occasion.
Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu  -  While very popular with the post-work Media City crowd during the week, Tamanya Terrace undergoes a change on the weekend, catering for an alternative, hip-hop loving crowd. Word of warning, Tuesday is Ladies night and it can get rather busy...
Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu - While very popular with the post-work Media City crowd during the week, Tamanya Terrace undergoes a change on the weekend, catering for an alternative, hip-hop loving crowd. Word of warning, Tuesday is Ladies night and it can get rather busy...
Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort  -  Dubai's skyscraper-littered skyline is mighty impressive, but in honesty there are few bars that actually get the full effect of that skyline as a backdrop. Mercury Lounge is one of them. On the roof of the beach-straddling Four Seasons, the low-rise bar combines Arabian décor with a Mediterranean feel, and has 'that' view of SZR's buildings on the horizon.
Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort - Dubai's skyscraper-littered skyline is mighty impressive, but in honesty there are few bars that actually get the full effect of that skyline as a backdrop. Mercury Lounge is one of them. On the roof of the beach-straddling Four Seasons, the low-rise bar combines Arabian décor with a Mediterranean feel, and has 'that' view of SZR's buildings on the horizon.
Treehouse, Taj Dubai  -  As you can guess from its name, the Treehouse's interior is dominated by green foliage and more green foliage. The idea is that it makes you feel away from the city (albeit temporarily), that is until you turn around and see the Burj Khalifa towering above you. The Treehouse offers a Friday brunch for people who love a lengthy lie in, starting at 2pm, with the beats beginning early, this could be perfect if you a rallying for a large Friday night.
Treehouse, Taj Dubai - As you can guess from its name, the Treehouse's interior is dominated by green foliage and more green foliage. The idea is that it makes you feel away from the city (albeit temporarily), that is until you turn around and see the Burj Khalifa towering above you. The Treehouse offers a Friday brunch for people who love a lengthy lie in, starting at 2pm, with the beats beginning early, this could be perfect if you a rallying for a large Friday night.
Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf Club  -  With its minimalist white décor, central DJ booth and tendency to host parties into the early morning, there is something very 'Mykonos' about Cielo. Although, rather than be perched on the beach front, it is tucked away in the Dubai Creek Golf Club, meaning it's not a place people stumble upon.
Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf Club - With its minimalist white décor, central DJ booth and tendency to host parties into the early morning, there is something very 'Mykonos' about Cielo. Although, rather than be perched on the beach front, it is tucked away in the Dubai Creek Golf Club, meaning it's not a place people stumble upon.
Story Lounge, Holiday Inn Express  -  One of the very few bars located near Dubai's cluster of universities, Story Rooftop Lounge tends to be popular with a younger crowd. But don't let your prejudices take over, the small open-air bar's USP is that it hosts several alternative music nights that attract the city's clued-in Drum 'n' Bass, House and Old School Funk crowd.
Story Lounge, Holiday Inn Express - One of the very few bars located near Dubai's cluster of universities, Story Rooftop Lounge tends to be popular with a younger crowd. But don't let your prejudices take over, the small open-air bar's USP is that it hosts several alternative music nights that attract the city's clued-in Drum 'n' Bass, House and Old School Funk crowd.
10October2016
Mungo Glaysher