Dubai is an over-the-top honeymoon wonderland. Man-made wonders, stunning high-rises, and chic rooftop bars abound in this party capital of the Middle East. With so much fun to explore, you have your hands full for a Dubai honeymoon. But to get a proper view of that legendary skyline, you have to hit up at least one rooftop bar during your stay.
Like other nightlife and attractions here, you have your pick of a ton of great options. To ease the decision-making process for you, here are our favorite Dubai rooftop bars.
Dubai is all about trendy nightlife, and Siddharta Lounge is one of the trendiest, hippest spots around. Complete with a swimming pool, this bar includes traditional run-of-the-mill tables as well as sundowners and cabanas for an exclusive feel. The views wrap around the rooftop on all sides for 360 degrees of jaw-dropping Dubai cityscapes. If you're up for some food, the style is a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, and the flavors are superb.
Located on the roof of a five-star hotel, it's only appropriate that the drinks, views, and experience at Address Downtown are worthy five stars as well. At this posh nightlife hotspot, seating areas surround an enormous rooftop fountain in the center, and the skyscrapers of Dubai glittering on all sides. It's truly a sight to behold, and the signature cocktails are world-class as well.
Fashionable locals treasure this upscale rooftop bar on the top level of Dubai's H Hotel. The decor combines glittering, glowing gold lights with walls of hanging, jungly green ferns. The sparkling city of Dubai stretches out beneath you far into the distance. An elongated lounge peppered with throw pillows in addition to the tables means there's lots of seating, but the crowd still heats up. Everything about the ambiance here oozes glamor and wealth, so dress in your best and come hang with local swells, high-spending businesspeople, and upper-crust tourists alike.
Ascend to the 43rd level of the Four Points Sheraton in Dubai an sip signature cocktails overlooking some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Make it a sunset drink for an even more jaw-dropping view from the open terrace, populated with plenty of seating. It's usually busy here, so arrive early and plan to hang out a while or just blend and mingle with the stylish crowd. To access the Level 43 rooftop pool, book a night or two at the Sheraton -- you have to be a paying customer to take a dip!
Another rooftop from the Address hotel collection, Shades has an enormous pool with a wrap-around terrace bathed in sexy lighting, giving diners and drinkers views not only of the surrounding cityscape, but the bright blue marina below. Watch boats pass by, clink glasses at sunset, or just soak up the uber-trendy vibe while you dine on cuisine that marries Mediterranean with Chinese and other cooking traditions.
Atop the Holiday Inn Dubai sits Xennya Terrace, a rooftop bar with excellent panoramic views. a chill ambiance, tasty cocktails, and a slightly more laid-back crowd. Grab a table with a hookah and puff away Dubai style, or show up Tuesday or Wednesday, 9pm to midnight, to take advantage of the Ladies' Night cocktail specials.