Where to say goodbye to cramped air-conditioned rooms and go out into the open air? We went around town and compiled a list of the best outdoor verandas.
The Treehouse Lounge is a cozy retreat tucked away at the Taj Dubai in Business Bay.
People drop in here for a light dinner and cocktails before heading to the nightclub or taking a stroll around Downtown. The restaurant is like a house turned inside out: luxurious surroundings, lush furniture, and equally lush trees.
In summer, the open veranda was covered with a white cloth, and the “tent” willingly received guests for the generous Iftars of Ramadan. And since September, the Treehouse has become one of the coziest verandas in the city. It’s nice to sit in a secluded garden so close to the Burj Khalifa.
The Mediterranean menu will not let you get bored (we especially recommend shrimp in a truffle sauce), and creative mixologists will surprise you with drinks decorated with smoke and steam. And all this is accompanied by pleasant house music, which seems to promise that a party is about to begin in the bar.
If you’ve ever vacationed in Greece or Turkey, Fish Beach will remind you of the Aegean Sea: laziness on the beach, fresh fish and seafood, olive oil, and fresh salads. And after sunset, the lights hanging on the trees begin to reflect in the water, and the veranda becomes even more comfortable.
While you are reading the menu, you can grab the crunchy bread from the basket, olives, and tomatoes. Then order a cold or hot appetizer, fresh fish, or roast. Fish Beach specializes in Aegean cuisine (Greek and Turkish).
If you happen to be in the City Walk and are looking for a place to dine, the LookUp Bar is recommended.
The menu here is so long and tempting that it will be difficult to choose one. The stylish, urban and lively rooftop bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites is the go-to destination for Dubai’s trendy crowd. Here you can meet interesting people and admire the view of the Downtown skyscrapers with the sparkling Burj Khalifa.
Noir is a bar, restaurant, and lounge. Films of Italian neo-realism come to mind when looking at the interior: chairs that look like thrones, gold panels and mirrors, hanging chandeliers, fur, and velvet.
You will not find anything like this in Dubai, both in decor and in concept. The bar is located both inside and outside, however, the open terrace offers a beautiful view of the whole of Dubai, and you can admire the starry sky (well, or see off the sunset). The cocktail menu is pretty good, with Ladies Night on Tuesdays.
The audience at Noir is different, but the tables are arranged in such a way that you feel privacy, as you are not in full view of everyone. The music is very atmospheric. If, after shopping at the Mall of the Emirates, you drop in here for a bite to eat, you will instantly relax. But it’s better to come here with friends on Thursday or Friday before heading out to the clubs. There is also a VIP Blue Room.
This trendy Indian restaurant has already collected many awards.
Home-cooked food has given way to gourmet cuisine, but the chefs still use traditional ingredients in their curries. The interior is decorated with arched vaults and an open kitchen, and the terrace offers a magnificent view of the dancing fountains and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
As you might guess, the restaurant is located on the 43rd floor of the Four Points by Sheraton (not far from the World Trade Center).
The place is famous for its sophisticated audience, so the atmosphere here is a little stricter than in other places on our list. But prices for a glass of wine start at just 45 dirhams.
Tomo is Raffles Dubai’s new rooftop bar and restaurant with great views of the entire city.
A reshuffle took place here – the former Chinese bar Red Lounge became part of the Japanese restaurant Tomo. It is still pleasant to sit on the open terrace of the bar, so we could not ignore it. One of the best places for beautiful selfies.
The interior of the VII Dubai Lounge and Club is reminiscent of Mad Hatter’s tea party. The bar is open air, however, covered and air-conditioned.
The entire space of the 7th floor of the hotel is allocated to the club, and it can easily accommodate 250 people. The cocktail menu is quite good, but you will have to pay at least 70 dirhams for a glass of wine.
Burj Al Arab is even more luxurious with the opening of its own beach club, which is open to all comers.
The terrace, which is called The Terrace, houses a new restaurant, two swimming pools, a beach, and 32 beach bungalows. The architects strove for the terrace to follow the shape of the hotel building itself, and if you look from above, it really looks like its shadow. The view on the coast of Dubai in the evening opens up stunning, besides, you can order hookah here.