Hold on to your napkins and buckle up your taste buds, and definitely do not look down on your way up. This is going to be a fun one. We’ve scoured the city and found the top 21 restaurants that are so high even birds suffer from altitude envy. Get ready to elevate your palate because these dining destinations are taking “food with a view” to a whole new level. And we have a little surprise for you at the end. If you don’t already know it, we reveal to you the tallest restaurant in the world, which is right here in our very own Dubai.
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1. Aura Skypool
The breathtaking 360-degree infinity pool and lounge is the tallest and first one of its kind in the world. Also included are breathtaking views of Dubai. Consider the Palm Islands, Ain Dubai, the Burj Al Arab, the Burj Khalifa, and more. The lounge and bar area is where guests can savour Pan-Asian sharing-style dishes created by head chef Craig Best, with a menu inspired by famous Asian cities. The Aura sticky confit duck salad, glazed miso salmon, loaded grilled cauliflower, and cool desserts like marinated pineapple sundae are among the items on the menu.Prices for the pool experience, which is available every day, begin at AED 200 (excluding food and drink), while the lounge experience, which excludes pool access, starts at AED 150 (redeemable for food and drink).
when you are in dubai make sure to check out the address sky view hotel or the aura skypool
crazy views and you just feel amazing pic.twitter.com/2ZcFHmEy7W
— Fabian (@fabianxbischof) May 21, 2023
Address: The Palm Tower, 50th floor, Palm Jumeirah,
Timings: Tue,Fri,Sat 10am to 11pm | Wed,Thur,Sun 6am to 7pm |Monday 10am to 7pm
Contact: +97145662121, email@example.com
The Dusit Thani’s signature restaurant Benjarong has long been a top spot to tuck into Thai food in the city, and the extensive renovation finished late last year gives you even more reason to visit. It was highly commended at this year’s Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards. No matter how many times we see them, the breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline and the busy Sheikh Zayed Road below from the 24th floor never fail to take our breath away. However, we can never resist the allure of a Thai green curry.
Address: Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Timings: Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm
Contact: +9714 317 4515
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3. Bull & Bear
if it came to skyscrapers, New York could certainly compete with Dubai, and if you visit Bull & Bear, you can get a taste of the Big Apple. Classics like steak tartare, prawn cocktail, and short rib are available at the recently named best North American and Caribbean restaurant in Dubai, all of which are served with a side of 18th-floor views. Visit this page to discover why we adore it.
Address: Waldorf Astoria DIFC
Timings: Sun-Thu 7am-10.30am, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight; Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight
Contact: +9714 515 9888
The View at The Palm, a new eatery, has recently opened in the Palm Jumeirah. CouCou Dubai rises above the crowd with its 360-degree panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the fronds of the Palm. CouCou Dubai positions itself as an upscale restaurant that’s perfect for date night with its Mediterranean food menu, signature mixed drinks, and upscale ambiance. On the menu, you’ll find top-notch meat cuts and delectable seafood dishes that have been expertly prepared. The restaurant and lounge offer some of the best views in the city along with a creative food and drink menu that draws inspiration from flavours from all over the world. situated 240 metres above sea level on the observation deck of The View at The Palm.
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Address: Level 52, The View at The Palm, The Palm Tower
Timings: Open daily, 9pm-2am
Contact: +97152 451 2188
The Italian Mediterranean restaurant at the SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, which is entirely run by women, has a stunning view of Dubai. The menu is divided into three categories: figlia, a daughter’s contemporary take on a generational masterpiece, mamma, contemporary twists on classics, and nonna, traditional Italian flavours your grandmother would make. The menu features everything from lasagne and ravioli to salt-baked sea bass, pizza, truffle risotto, and more, and both day and night, the views of the city are breathtaking.
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Dinner in the sky. Dining at Fi’lia 70 floors above ground with a view of Downtown Dubai, and the sun setting over the Arabian Gulf.
Every now and then I see the city through fresh eyes and I fall in love with it all over again. This is my home. I love that I live here. ❤️🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/7VA4XcXdaL
— Dave | ديفيد | ਡੇਵਿਡ | डेविड | דוד | 데이비드 (@TaineMcLean) May 22, 2021
Address: SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences Dubai, Business Bay
Timings: Open daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight
Contact: +9714 607 0757
This Tokyo-style street food restaurant, which is perched high on the rooftop of Andaz Dubai The Palm, offers a wide selection of dishes, including robata, sushi, tempura, and more. The food is tasty and fresh, and the atmosphere is lively and relaxed. It’s perfect for a night out with friends, and from its vantage point, you can see the entire Palm and beyond.
Hanami – Located on the 15th floor of Andaz Dubai, the Palm. 🍣 🍷 pic.twitter.com/sHKBzcyXSV
— Amy (@amyadam00) September 3, 2020
Address: Andaz Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Timings: open daily 5pm-12am
Contact: +9714 581 4037
7. Ling Ling Dubai
The expansive Skypool, Cloud 22, and the Arabian Gulf are visible from Ling Ling, which is perched atop Atlantis The Royal. It also provides views of Dubai’s skyline. Upon arrival, visitors are transported via two private lifts to the 22nd and 23rd floors, where they are invited to explore the venue through a number of distinctive and group activities.The outdoor terrace and lounge-club area offer 180-degree panoramic views. Although there isn’t much information on the menu just yet, we are already excited because we know it is a sister brand to Hakkasan.
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Address: Atlantis, The Royal
Timings: Daily from 6pm-1am
Contact: +9714 426 2600
The location is enormous, spanning two floors. We predict this will be popular with Dubai’s party scene because it has a private party area and an upstairs nightclub with a secretive, dark atmosphere called The Other Side. The terrace offers spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and a location for a seriously good Instagram shot; imagine Cé La Vi’s swing but with sculptures of sumo wrestlers.The menu is Japanese with a modern twist and is part of a fine-dining concept. The unique and dramatic plates come from chef Roberto Segura, who also created Waka Restaurant & Bar in The Oberoi, Business Bay.
Address: 23 floor at St. Regis Hotel, Business Bay
Timings: Daily 6pm-2pm
Contact: +97152 950 1309
9. Observatory Bar & Grill
The Observatory, an oldie but a goodie, is still one of the best places to take guests that you want to impress. The views of the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina from the 52nd floor are simply unbeatable, and this is a great place if you enjoy meat because there are many prime cuts available. It might not be as trendy and brand-new as some of the places on this list, but it still has a lot of power.
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Address: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina
Timings: Mon-Thu, Sat noon-midnight; Fri 12.30pm-midnight
Contact: +9714 319 4000
One of the most talked-about Japanese restaurants in Dubai this year, even though it has only been open for a little over a year. With a prime location on the 51st floor of The Palm Tower and a buzzing atmosphere whether you go for lunch or are one of the last customers to leave at 2 in the morning, SUSHISAMBA is one of those international brands that has brought its A-game to Dubai. Perfect for when you want to treat yourself and brag.
There's no better place to experience Dubai at golden hour ☀️✨#SUSHISAMBA #SUSHISAMBADubai #MyDubai #DXB pic.twitter.com/YkHcVijauN
— SUSHISAMBA (@SUSHISAMBA) April 13, 2023
Address: 51st floor, The Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah
Timings: open on weekdays from 12pm–3pm, 6pm–3am and Fri-Sat from 1pm–3:30pm, 6 PM–3am
Contact: +9714 278 4888
11. Weslodge Saloon
If you close your eyes at Weslodge Saloon, you might be able to fool yourself into thinking you’ve visited Toronto’s CN Tower. This Canadian restaurant is perched on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis and was highly commended in our category for the best North American and Caribbean restaurant at our 2021 restaurant awards. The views are breathtaking, and it’s unquestionably one of the best places in the city to enjoy poutine, a beloved comfort food that now includes the welcome addition of lobster.
Address: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Timings: Daily 5.30pm-late
Contact: +97152 915 3335
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12. ZETA Seventy-Seven
The rooftop infinity pool, which is regrettably only accessible to in-house guests, is all anyone can talk about when it comes to the recently opened Address Beach Resort. But if you climb to ZETA Seventy-Seven, which is, you guessed it, on the 77th floor, you can take in the same view. Again, the costs are exorbitant, with minimum table spends starting at AED 700, but how often can you say you dined next to the tallest infinity pool in the world?
Address: Address Beach Resort, JBR
Timings: Daily 11am-1am
Contact: +9714 879 8899
13. Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
The decision of where to sit in a restaurant is important, and we’re not ashamed to admit that we’ve frequently moved from window to window, sat down, and then got up again. However, at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant, you can be sure that you will always have the best view of Dubai. You can savour traditional buffet fare while taking in 360-degree views of Deira and beyond during the 90 minutes it takes to complete the full rotation. The novelty wears off eventually, we’ll admit (it’s the only rotating restaurant in the city for a reason), but the views from the 25th floor make this place well worth a trip at least once.
Address: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira Corniche
Timings: Sat-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm; Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm
Contact: +9714 209 6912
14. Al Muntaha
Another hotel to cross off your Dubai bucket list is The Burj Al Arab. If you can’t afford the steep room rate, a good way to check it out is at the sky-high Al Muntaha restaurant in Dubai. You can enjoy fine French cuisine and breathtaking views from the 27th floor. The prices here are still as exorbitant as you might anticipate, even though you may be swerving the room rate. You only have one life, after all.
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Address: Burj Al Arab
Timings: Daily 7pm-10.30pm
Contact: 800 323 232
15. Carna by Dario Cecchini
On the 74th floor of the brand-new SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences in Dubai’s Business Bay, Italian butcher Dario Cecchini debuted his first restaurant in Dubai earlier this year. Italian eighth-generation butcher Cecchini is passionate about waste-free cooking and sustainable produce. He has spent more than 43 years honing his craft. Cecchini is from the Chianti region of Tuscany. Must-try dishes at Carna Dubai include the renowned bistecca alla Fiorentina from Tuscany, which is said to be one of the butcher-chef’s most well-known creations, as well as Chianti sushi and Cecchini’s version of tartare made with his own olive oil. Additionally, the views from the high vantage point are breathtaking.
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Address: SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Marasi Drive, Business Bay
Timings: Open daily 7pm-1am
Contact: +9714 607 0757
16. CÉ LA VI
If you reside in Dubai, it is virtually impossible to scroll through your Instagram feed without coming across at least one photo of a person posing on the swing outside of the Burj Khalifa at CÉ LA VI. All of us have been there and done that; are you one of them? You’d better book something right away. For those who have been to the original CÉ LA VI, up on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, you can expect contemporary Asian food in addition to the breathtaking photo opportunities from the 54th floor, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Ensure that you are wearing your best “fit” and that your phone is fully charged (for all those pictures, of course).
Address: Address Sky View Hotel, Downtown Dubai
Timings: Daily noon-3am
Contact: +9714 582 6111
17. Highest View Restaurant & Lounge
When it first opened in 2018, the Gevora Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road surpassed the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to claim the title of highest hotel in the world from a height of… one metre. Since then, the Gevora Hotel and we have dined on its fame, and the Highest View is a fantastic way to take it all in. The 75th floor is still quite high, even though it might not have the best views on this list, and the afternoon tea is reasonably priced.
Incredible view for dinner at the Highest View Lounge Reataurant on the 73rd floor of the world’s tallest hotel; Gevora Hotel in Dubai. @dubaitourism #dubai #gevorahotel #rooftop #restaurant #burjkhalifa #travel #blogger #travelblogger #highestviewdubai #UAE pic.twitter.com/tTQVzTGsEH
— The Military Traveler (@MilitaryTravel2) November 6, 2020
Address: Gevora Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Timings: Daily 5pm-midnight
Contact: +9714 524 0000
18. Hotel Cartagena
The 72nd floor location of Hotel Cartagena, the first of many restaurants at the JW Marriott Marquis to make this list, gives it one of the best vantage points in the city. With its interior that resembles a rainforest and its panoramic views, this vibrant location was practically made for Instagram. After you’ve finished taking photos, savour dishes like braised short ribs, spicy tuna maki rolls, and red snapper ceviche.
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Address: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Timings: Sat-Thu 5.30pm-2am; Fri 1pm-2am
Contact: +9714 560 1799
We can see why this Mediterranean restaurant at the Taj in JLT is currently one of the most popular spots in the area. You’ll feel like you’re on a Greek island as you graze on dishes like tzatziki, tiropita, and grilled octopus while admiring the breathtaking views from the 46th floor. We’ve passed many an hour here on a Thursday or Friday night; Paros was really made for sundowners.
Address: Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT
Timings: Daily noon-3am
Contact: +9714 574 1111
The Prime68 restaurant is situated on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, as you might have guessed from the name. The breathtaking (some might even say prime…) cuts of meat on offer here rival the exceptional view of the city. The truffle mac and cheese at this restaurant is some of the best in Dubai, even if you don’t eat meat.
Prime68 #Dubai. pic.twitter.com/oj6J5XdY1U
— Kash Shaikh (@Kash_Shaikh) September 1, 2022
Address: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Timings: Sat-Thu 6pm-midnight; Fri 1pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight
Contact: +9714 414 3000
21. At.mosphere Dubai
Saving the best for last. Atmosphere is tallest restaurant in the world. Sitting 442 Meters above ground and is on the 122nd floor Of the Burj Khalifa. Well-known for its 360-degree views, has long been a popular spot for afternoon tea, evening drinks, and elegant dinners. The restaurant, which is situated at a pretty amazing vantage point in the city and recently underwent a complete renovation, is back to wow diners in Dubai. The establishment has a restaurant, as well as a chill lounge and bar area. International cuisine is served in the more relaxed lounge, including tasty snacks and small-portion meals. The restaurant and lounge at Atmosphere are both open all day, serving breakfast, high tea, and dinner in addition to lunch and dinner in the restaurant.
Address: Burj Khalifa – 122nd Floor
Timings: Daily 7–11 AM, 1–4 PM, 5:30 PM–12 AM
Contact: +9714 888 3828
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