Dine With A View: These Are 21 Of Dubai’s Highest Restaurants

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).

Quick Details:
The Palm Tower, 50th floor, Palm Jumeirah,
Timings: Tue,Fri,Sat 10am to 11pm | Wed,Thur,Sun 6am to 7pm |Monday 10am to 7pm
Website: auraskypool.com
Contact: +97145662121, reservations@auraskypool.com

2. Benjarong

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.

Quick Details:
Address: Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm
Website: www.dusit.com
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.

Quick Details:
Address: Waldorf Astoria DIFC
Sun-Thu 7am-10.30am, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight; Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight
Website: bullandbeardifc.com
Contact: +9714 515 9888

4. CouCou

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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Quick Details:
Address: Level 52, The View at The Palm, The Palm Tower
Open daily, 9pm-2am
Website: coucou-dubai.com
Contact: +97152 451 2188

5. Fi’lia

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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Quick Details:
Address: SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences Dubai, Business Bay
Open daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight
Website: ennismore.com
Contact: +9714 607 0757

6. Hanami

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.

Quick Details:
Address: Andaz Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
open daily 5pm-12am
Website: hyattrestaurants.com
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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Quick Details:
Address: Atlantis, The Royal
Daily from 6pm-1am
Website: atlantis.com
Contact: +9714 426 2600

8. TABŪ 

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.

Quick Details:
Address: 23 floor at St. Regis Hotel, Business Bay
Daily 6pm-2pm
Website: tabudubai.com
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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Quick Details:
Address: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina
Mon-Thu, Sat noon-midnight; Fri 12.30pm-midnight
Website: marriott.com
Contact: +9714 319 4000

10. Sushisamba

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.

Quick Details:
Address: 51st floor, The Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah
open on weekdays from 12pm–3pm, 6pm–3am and Fri-Sat from 1pm–3:30pm, 6 PM–3am
Website: sushisamba.com
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.

Quick Details:
Address: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Daily 5.30pm-late
Website: weslodge.ae
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?

Quick Details:
Address: Address Beach Resort, JBR
Daily 11am-1am
Website: addresshotels.com
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.

Quick Details:
Address: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira Corniche
Sat-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm; Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm
Website: hyattrestaurants.com
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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Quick Details:
Address: Burj Al Arab
Daily 7pm-10.30pm
Website: jumeirah.com
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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Quick Details:
Address: SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Marasi Drive, Business Bay
Open daily 7pm-1am
Website: ennismore.com
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).

Quick Details:
Address: Address Sky View Hotel, Downtown Dubai
Daily noon-3am
Website: celavi.com
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.

Quick Details:
Address: Gevora Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Daily 5pm-midnight
Website: gevorahotels.com
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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Quick Details:
Address: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Sat-Thu 5.30pm-2am; Fri 1pm-2am
Website: hotelcartagena.ae
Contact: +9714 560 1799

19. Paros

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.

Quick Details:
Address: Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT
Daily noon-3am
Website: tajhotels.com
Contact: +9714 574 1111

20. Prime68

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.

Quick Details:
Address: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
Sat-Thu 6pm-midnight; Fri 1pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight
Website: marriott.com
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.

Quick Details:
Address: Burj Khalifa – 122nd Floor 
Daily 7–11 AM, 1–4 PM, 5:30 PM–12 AM
Website: atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
Contact: +9714 888 3828

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