Dubai terraces: top spots for al fresco dining
Looking for a terrace to have a drink in the sun or under the moonlight? From panoramic views and rooftops, to neighbourhood bars, Dubai is brimming with possibilities.
Treehouse is an urban rooftop oasis and promises glittering views over the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Guests are invited to a series of chic nights including Komorebi (sunlight streaming through the trees) Happy Hour Menu with brand-new autumn inspired beverages, Remedy Sundays and the Treehouse Angels Ladies’ Night.
Paros, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Paros, the Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant boasts panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline, including the Dubai Marina, Arabian Gulf and beyond. Offers include a ‘Sip&Dip’ day pass, Ladies night every Wednesday and daily Sundowners.
Hutong reopened their private outdoor terrace offering an array of dishes, dim sum and beverages. Hutong’s spacious terrace invites guests and their loved ones to unwind over a leisurely lunch, discover the newly launched Dim Sum Brunch or experience flavours over dinner in their hidden oasis in the city.
Radisson RED – OUIBar + Terrace
From live sports screenings on their outdoor terrace to monthly comedy nights, the artistic street-level venue, OUIBar + Terrace has a line-up of activities for everyone. Guests can kick-back and hangout at the casual and cosy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating offering a dining menu with a selection of mezze plates, burgers and more.
The Locale at Andaz Dubai The Palm
The neighbourhood eatery has reopened its alfresco terrace just in time for the winter months. The Locale is the hotel’s central ground floor restaurant that brings together culinary stories from around the city and weaves a blanket of flavours that only Dubai has to offer.
Drawing from the city’s hidden boltholes – the oldest kebab house to the Jumeirah’s favourite fish shack – guests can expect a dining experience in a laid-back coffee house atmosphere. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
The Dubai space embraces an expansive outdoors terrace, offering views of Dubai’s skyline be it for a business lunch or dinner with friends under the stars. Guests will discover a distinctive Joël Robuchon style, focused on the brand’s signature red and black, but elevated with touches of brass and metallic for a modern twist.
One&Only Royal Mirage – Tagine
Immerse yourself in an expression of Arabian hospitality at Dubai’s beach resort while experiencing Tagine restaurant and Courtyard, which reopened for the season.
In true Moroccan-style, friends and families can once again sink into majlis-style seating areas in semi-private alcoves at Tagine and enjoy a journey through the tastes of Morocco with traditional recipes curated by Chef Naima, who is well-known for blending the delicious and quintessential balance of spice, sweet and sour found in Moroccan cuisine.
Alternatively, guests can simply lay back and enjoy a night of conversation beneath the stars at the Courtyards nestled between dramatic archways, fountains and surrounded by palm trees, while enjoying a selection of new light bites such as the Moroccan pizzas, Moroccan chicken kebabs, shawarmas, briouates, fortifying Arabic tea’s or signature shisha blends.
One&Only Royal Mirage – Jetty Lounge
The Jetty Lounge is a buzzing and lively spot to gather with friends. With low, comfortable seating on the golden beach, fire pits and cabanas, guests can sink their feet in the sand under starlit skies and enjoy a selection of mezze, tapas and Asian-inspired platters. The private jetty is waiting to zip guests across the water by luxury boat to One&Only The Palm.
One&Only The Palm – 101 Dining Lounge & Marina
Perched above the Arabian Gulf, 101 Dining Lounge and Marina serves a seafood menu. The concept takes inspiration from the renowned artist Damien Hirst’s exhibition, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.
Every aspect – from the intricately designed ‘fish scale’ tableware to an elevated menu of seafood – celebrates the restaurant’s ocean-side location. Fusing age-old cooking techniques such as smoking, salting and fermentation, fresh sustainably sourced seafood is presented in a modern artistic style.
Taikun Garden, Vida Downtown
Good for: Dinner, evening drinks and shisha
Newly refurbished Taikun has opened the doors of its al fresco terrace, where guests can expect an upbeat, lounge-style vibe and enjoy contemporary Pan Asian cuisine with a side of entertainment by resident DJ and dancers.
From the menu, diners can expect a feast of Asian cuisine – the menu includes an exciting variety of sushi, wok dishes, and traditional street food options.
La Serre Terrace, Vida Downtown (pet-friendly terrace)
Good for: Coffee catch-ups, breakfast and lunch
Traditional French eatery and bakery, La Serre Boulangerie has reopened its terrace to welcome guests to enjoy everything from breakfast through to dinner.
Positioned along the Downtown Boulevard, the outdoor terrace allows customers to bring along their pets to join them for a morning cup of coffee. Diners can expect to enjoy classic French fare, including highlight dishes such as avocado eggs benedict, pain perdu, and La Serre’s almond croissant.
Distillery Beer Garden, Souk Al Manzil
Good for: Afterwork drinks, ladies’ and gents’ nights
Distillery Gastropub has opened a new beer garden that offers glittering views of Burj Khalifa.
Now open for guests, the terrace space is a new outdoor extension of the restaurant and bar where customers can enjoy everything from a daily ‘happy hour’ that takes place from 4pm to 8pm with drinks priced at AED 35, weekly Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon brunches, and more.