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Top 10 Al Fresco spots in Dubai

The best outdoor views and vibes in the emirate

By Belle Yates
27 Oct 2015 | 04:29 pm
  • Iris, The Oberoi, Business Bay.

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Cool vibes

Iris, The Oberoi, Business Bay

Back open for the winter season, the Iris terrace bar at The Oberoi hotel is definitely a venue with a killer view. On one side you can see the vast city lights of Dubai and on the other, The Burj Khalifa stands proudly in plain sight. Add to this great music, an upbeat yet chilled lounge vibe and you’ve got the basis for a great bar. Not stopping there, Iris also offers a varied menu of exciting beverages , delicious bites and a whole page dedicated to sushi and sashimi.

Contact: 056 951 1442

Vii Bar, The Conrad Hotel

Secret garden

Vii Bar, The Conrad Hotel

This terrace bar is surrounded by a plush greenery and eclectic furniture, making it different in its own unique way. Lit up by the low lighting and the moon, this bar brings a feel of having fallen down the rabbit hole, an exclusive garden party that everyone is invited to.

Contact: 04 327 6000

Cinema Nights, Reform Social & Grill The Lakes

Movies under the stars

Cinema Nights, Reform Social & Grill The Lakes

Every Tuesday during October, the Reform Social & Grill will be playing classic movies under the stars. This family friendly event can be enjoyed with packages of food & beverages for all the family to appreciate. With the weather cooling down, this is a great mid-week treat for those who need a break.

Contact: 04 454 2638

40 Kong, H Hotel

Sophisticated sunsets

40 Kong, H Hotel

A chic cocktail bar with great views for a sunset, a relaxed lounge setting and palm trees swaying in the breeze; all on one rooftop. With a selection of delicious Asian treats to snack on and innovative delicious beverages , this is a great place to unwind in the heart of the city.

Contact: 04 355 8896

Calabar, The Address Downtown

Latin escapes

Calabar, The Address Downtown

This vibrant lounge bar comes with a seriously energetic vibe, a true testimony to it’s Latin inspiration! With a choice to remix your favourite beverages  with fruits of your choice, as well as perfectly crafted classics, this bar also serves up South American tapas for light-bites.

Contact: 04 888 3444

Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort

Glam nights

Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort

This rooftop lounge offers panoramic views of Dubai’s sparkling skyline, with the added bonus of a fresh sea breeze. Enjoy a night of luxury with beverages and   andcaviar treats, with trendy upbeat music; this is definitely a place to be spotted! For a Dubai-style snazzy night, this is the place to go.

Contact: 04 270 7777

Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar

Luxury lounging

Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar

This pan-Asian venue offers unrivalled views of the Dubai Fountains from it’s outdoor terrace. Try out the award-winning sushi and other signature dishes whilst sipping on beverages  and watching the magnificent fountain displays; perfect for a date night or to impress visitors! With Buddha-Bar style music, this bar transports you to a new level of lounge. Don’t miss the Tuesday’s Sake In The City ladies nights with 3 complimentary drinks from 6.00pm till 1.00am!

Contact: 04 423 0909

El Sur, The Westin Mina Seyahi

Spanish sundowners

El Sur, The Westin Mina Seyahi

El Sur brings the new Sur-Downers, with nature-filled views of the resort and delectable Spanish food, it would be hard not to wind-down after a long day here. Sur-downers brings the added advantage of 6.00pm till 8.00pm beverages  for Dhs 25, there’s not many who can argue with this being a smart choice for those on a less indulgent budget. This is definitely a spot for people looking for an escape!

Contact: 04 399 7700

ASIA ASIA, Pier 7

Spice route

ASIA ASIA, Pier 7

This lavish lounge and bar takes it’s inspiration from the ancient Spice Route travelled by traders of old, and offers fine dining with exquisite views from it’s Marina-facing terrace. A team of international mixologists can mix you up something sweet or spicy, as inspired by the roots of the bar to sip on. Add in the exotic ambiance and trendy lounge music, and you have a good night ahead.

Contact: 04 436 1020

Koubba Bar, Al Qasr

Arabian Nights

Koubba Bar, Al Qasr

The terrace that was made for the perfect Dubai sunset; sweeping views of the Madinat Jumeirah resort that go hand in hand with the sunset-themed beverages . With low mood lighting, this is a place for a cosy night with the added bonus of a live band.

Contact: 04 366 6730

By Belle Yates

By Belle Yates