1. The Palace Downtown

This award winning palatial, Arabian-style hotel is located in the heart of the downtown area.

What makes it special?
This hotel has a special feature that is considered by some a hidden gem: its viewing deck. There is no other place in Dubai that has such a clear, all-encompassing view of the best sights of Downtown Dubai.

What can you see?
Dubai Opera, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountains, Souk Al Bahar, The Dubai Mall


2. JW Marriott Marquis

JW Marriott Marquis is a landmark in the Dubai’s business district, located in Business Bay and a 5-minute drive from the Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It boasts 17 award-winning F&B outlets and 1,600 rooms spread over two towers.

What makes it special?
JW Marriott Marquis is the tallest hotel in the world and its spectacular Penthouse Suites offer fantastic birds-eye views of Downtown Dubai.

What can you see?
Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Water Canal


3. Level 43

Level 43, located at the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheikh Zayed Road, is famed for its versatility: it is a pool bar by day and swanky lounge by night.

What makes it special?
Level 43 has been awarded the ‘Best Hotel Bar’ for the past two years in a row at the Middle East Hotel Awards (2015 & 2016) for its stunning views and great service.

What can you see?
A 360 degree view of Dubai – Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Water Canal


4. The Observatory

Home to a reasonably priced F&B selection, a great ladies night (Tuesdays) and an unrivalled view of Dubai Marina.

What makes it special?
This restaurant and bar is located within Dubai Marina on the 52nd floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

What can you see?
Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis the Palm


5. Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame is unique as it highlights famous Dubai landmarks with an excellent view of the city alongside a museum at its base showcasing Dubai’s history.

What makes it special?
Set to become one of the UAE’s most popular tourist attractions, the ‘Dubai Frame’ consists of two 150-metre towers connected by an 100 square meter bridge which can be accessed for views of ‘old’ and ‘new’ Dubai.

What can you see?
Uninterrupted views of Old Dubai to the North and Modern Dubai to the South. 


6. At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa

At.mosphere is located within the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Given its immense height you can watch two sunsets in one day – one from its base and one from 442 metres up

What makes it special?
At.mosphere is an upscale fine dining restaurant and bar located on the 123rd floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

What can you see?
Breathtaking 360 degree, birds-eye views of Dubai.


7. Bahri Bar

This cozy outdoor bar is the perfect spot to watch the sunset and to enjoy a relaxed evening.

What makes it special?
This popular venue is located in Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah and enjoyed both pre and post dinner.

What can you see?
‘Bahri’ means the views of the sea and therefore the views look over the Arabian Gulf and some of the best views of the famous Burj Al Arab.


8. 360

360 is an al fresco bar and restaurant on a private pier at the end of Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

The venue is akin to a lighthouse with outdoor terrace seating for 360 degree views and the closest views you can get ofthe iconic Burj Al Arab – one of the most recognised and photographed structures in the world.

What makes it special?
The venue has been a part of Dubai’s entertainment scene for over 10 years and is still one of the ‘go to places’ in Dubai. Its signature cocktails and Pan-Asian menu are certainly worth a try! From the side entrance to the hotel where famous nightclub Mahiki and Jamie’s Italian are located, visitors can get a ‘chauffeur driven’ buggy out to 360.

What can you see?

From this 360 degree venue, you can see panoramic views of the iconic Burj Al Arab and Arabian Gulf.


9. Park Hyatt

Here it is all about tranquility – and excellent access to ‘old Dubai’, including the Dubai Creek.

What makes it special?
The hotel is slightly removed from the ‘hussle and bussle’ of the city and is surrounded by a championship 18 hole golf course.

What can you see?
The hotel offers great views overlooking the Dubai Creek and Marina. 


10. Jetty Lounge (One&Only The Palm, Dubai)

This elegant and picturesque beach bar is located within One&Only The Palm, Dubai a chic Arabian styled hotel on the Palm Jumeirah.

What makes it special?
The bar is a must see at sunset whilst enjoying cocktails on the beach.

What can you see?
From the bar you can see panoramic views of the Dubai Skyline.


BONUS: Kempinski Mall of the Emirates – Aspen Ski Chalets      

The Kempinski Mall of the Emirates range of ski chalet suites offer a unique, winter-themed experience in the middle of the desert.

What makes it special?

The Aspen Ski Chalets are inspired by the founder of the Mall of the Emirates where the hotel is located – Majid Al Futtaim – who owns a ski chalet in Colorado.

What can you see?

Overlooking the famous Ski Dubai indoor ski slope, the Aspen chalets feel like being in an apartment in the mountains. From some of the suites, at one angle you can see out to the ocean and the Burj Al Arab, whilst from another you have the view of the ski slopes – an experience like no other!

BONUS: Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha is situated deep within Dubai’s desert conservation reserve offering a tranquil experience alongside an unforgettable range of desert activities, spa facilities and fine dining restaurants.

What makes it special?

Only a 65km drive away from Dubai, the Arabian Oryx and Gazelles are some of the main attractions and can be viewed from all villas of the hotel.

What can you see?

As well as the animals, the views of the desert are spectacular.


Written by talkabouthospitalitycom

Senior PR Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa hospitality portfolio. Find out more about our core events: www.thehotelshow.com / www.theleisureshow.com


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