Top 10 Outdoor Bars and Lounges in Dubai for 2023

Top Spots Dubai has rounded up the top 10 outdoor bars and best lounges in Dubai to elevate your evenings.

1. Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah

Surf Club stands out among the nine beach clubs at Palm West Beach in Dubai, offering an unforgettable day-to-night party experience. Begin your day with a relaxed lunch at Lucky Fish, Kyma, or San Beach Club, and later savor the beautiful sunset at Esco Bar. When it’s time to hit the dance floor, make your way to Surf Club, Five Palm Jumeirah, or February 30, where the party continues on the sandy shores well into the night. Surf Club is renowned for its lineup of international DJs, ensuring a fantastic musical experience. After a day of beach fun, head over to Black Flamingo for a lively Latin party atmosphere or indulge in the dolce vita at Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum—a delightful combination of a restaurant, pool club, and bar. Don’t forget to take advantage of their special ladies’ day offer.

2. Amazonico, DIFC

Amazonico rooftop bar dubai

Head to Amazonico for a taste of Latin flavour with views of Dubai’s Financial Centre. This award-winning restaurant, bar and lounge is spread over three stories. Interiors are fitted out with lush green Amazonian themed decor leading up to the Brazilian-themed rooftop terrace with equally impressive DIFC skyline views. The in-house DJ plays to an energetic crowd while the restaurant serves up Latin American cuisine. There’s also a sushi counter to order from. Amazonico Dubai was the second outpost of this international collection with other locations in London and Madrid.

3. Iris, Meydan Grandstand

iris meydan dubai bar

Iris is a Lebanese concept and a favourite among party-goers in both Dubai and Beirut. Its new location next to the Meydan racecourse offers Insta-worthy views of the downtown Dubai skyline. Heavy interiors give this venue the feeling of a nightclub. Iris attracts a young crowd looking to dance long into the night. Head here for light bites, live music and creative cocktails. Iris’s brunch from 3 pm – 8 pm is famous. The ideal way to try the menu while enjoying the sunset and live beats.

4. CÉ LA VI, Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai

Ce la vi, Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai

CÉ LA VI, located at the top of Address Sky View, is one of the best lounges in Dubai and the Dubai outpost of the famous concept from Singapore. From this rooftop you can enjoy impressive Burj Khalifa and sunset views. There is something for every agenda here. The setting is split into restaurant, SkyBar, club lounge and pool deck so guests can lounge, dine on contemporary Asian cuisine, smoke shisha or enjoy a signature blended beverage with a view. The atmosphere varies according to the time of day. Lunches are relaxed while evenings are more energetic. The rooftop infinity pool and chair swing hanging in front of Burj Khalifa make the ultimate Instagram photo opportunities.

5. Clap, DIFC

Clap DIFC dubai

Clap is one of the exciting new restaurants in Dubai, offering fine dining and full city views from its Japanese restaurant and rooftop terrace. Originally founded in Beirut, Clap is located on the ninth floor, the highest spot in DIFC, and subsequently has the best views on offer. The restaurant features rich interiors and contemporary Japanese cuisine, making it a must-visit for foodies. The ‘Omakase menu’ translates from Japanese to: ‘I leave it up to you’.

6. Garden of Dreams, Address Beach Resort, JBR

Garden of Dreams, Address Beach Resort, JBR

Garden of Dreams is not just one of the best Shisha spots in Dubai, but also a recently opened al fresco bar that offers excellent views of Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye) and the JBR skyline. The terrace features cosy sofas to lounge on as well as its own DJ booth, and a menu of Mediterranean bites. Garden of Dreams has a chilled out atmosphere, making it a favourite spot to catch the sunset in JBR. You can make a night of it, as Garden of Dreams is the sister venue to dinner-and-show concept ‘Dream’ also located at Address Beach Resort.

7. Bar Du Port, Dubai Harbour Pier Club, Dubai Marina

Bar Du Port, Dubai Harbour Pier Club, Dubai Marina

Mediterranean bar and brasserie, Bar Du Port, brings the combined atmosphere of the Ligurian Riviera and the French Riviera to Dubai. The newly opened port-side location has light interiors that give the feeling of a coastal beach bar while the Mediterranean menu takes French influence. Sample the crafted cocktail menu designed to capture the spirit of the Med. The spacious outdoor terrace reveals Instagrammable views of the Dubai Harbour and its many yachts. It’s a relaxed space to enjoy a long al fresco lunch European style. 

8. SoBe, W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah

SoBe, W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah

SoBe is not just a great outdoor lounge in Dubai, but also an amazing venue that takes its influence from the Latin spirit in Miami. The terrace opens up to 360-degree views of the sea and skyline, offering a combination of vibe and views. The menu comprises Latin American inspired dishes and cocktails are prepared by skilled mixologists. One for the fun lovers, the venue draws in the crowds with its roster of local and international DJs. On Wednesdays, it’s Ladies Night so girls can head to SoBe to avail special food and beverage offers.

9. February 30, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah

The Penthouse, Five Hotel Dubai

February 30, located at The View Palm, draws inspiration from Beirut and is gaining popularity with its lively atmosphere. Whether you are seated at a restaurant table or lounging on a sun lounger, upbeat music creates a party vibe that lasts all day and night. The menu features an extensive range of options, including casual snacks like sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers, Asian favorites like poke bowls and sushi, and more substantial main dishes. Guests can indulge in shisha on the deck or gather around the circular bar for sundowners.

10. Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai Marina

Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeriah

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar is a restaurant and lounge that offers both indoor and outdoor seating, boasting spectacular views of Dubai Marina. The menu features a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, and the venue is renowned for its impressive cocktail selection. Guests can enjoy the sounds of a resident DJ, and on selected weeknights, a live percussionist and saxophonist provide additional entertainment. If you’re looking for Dubai tourist attractions, Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar is definitely worth a visit.

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  1. I read the article on the top 10 outdoor bars and lounges in Dubai and found it very informative. The list includes some great options for those looking to enjoy their summer evenings in Dubai. I especially liked the detailed descriptions of each venue and the photos provided. As someone who loves outdoor dining experiences, I can’t wait to visit some of these places during my next trip to Dubai! Thank you for sharing this list.

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