40 Kong 40 Kong © The H Hotel

Dubai's best rooftop bars

Our selection of the city's most welcoming rooftop bars, bright, buzzy and providing respite from the crowded streets below.

If you're travelling to Dubai between November and April, the weather is perpetually beautiful, with bright sunny days and breezy, cool nights. What better way to enjoy the night air than to head up to the best rooftops to experience the city's views and best nightlife? 

40 Kong – The H Hotel

40 Kong (title image) is one of the highest rooftops in the city with views spanning from the shores of Dubai to downtown. Located on the 40th floor of the H Hotel near the Dubai Trade Centre, this intimate venue is somewhat of a hidden gem and is popular with the fashion and art crowd. Their resident DJs play transformational chill music from sunset followed by funk, disco and deep house matched to the natural rhythm of late night drinks to dance music that will take you through to the early hours of the morning. Try the Kong Lobster Crostini.

Above – Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Above at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai

Above recently launched in the new Sofitel Hotel, located in the heart of the city's vibrant downtown area. This elegant and modern space spans across 11,800 square feet with a retractable roof and unobstructed views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. Book a private cabana and enjoy French style and service while taking in the panoramic surroundings of modern architecture and Downtown Dubai's glamorous scenery. We recommend their delicious sliders.

Iris – Oberoi Hotel

Iris at the Oberoi Hotel

Iris is located in the Oberoi Hotel in the Business Bay district near downtown Dubai. Located on the 27th floor, Iris offers stunning views and a great bar scene with a glamorous crowd. It's ideal for sunset cocktails early evening and if you enjoy live music, every Tuesday evening they have an incredible line-up of acts. Weekends at Iris are jam-packed with a fun crowd ready to party the night away. They have a signature fruit punch that's a must try.
Read our full review of IRIS Dubai here:

Pacha Ibiza – Madinat Jumeirah

Pacha Ibiza-Dubai © DAVID ALAYETO

Pacha Ibiza launched on 8th November and is set to become one of the more popular nightlife destinations this season. This three level venue offers a restaurant, live entertainment and nightclub all in one. It also boasts a stunning rooftop lounge concept that plays soulful, lounge and deep house sounds with modern Moorish food from a raw bar and robata grill. Partygoers can expect a modern setting with dynamic views of Dubai's skyline including the Burj Al Arab. Try to catch one of the shows before moving up to the rooftop. We recommend the Pacha Perfección cocktail.




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