Where to See the Best Views in Dubai

Published on Nov 8, 2018 time to read: 3 minutes
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Where to See the Best Views in Dubai

Dubai has some of the most iconic and interesting structures in the world. From the impressive skyscrapers, palm tree shaped islands and stunning man-made lagoon, this is truly a city of beauty. Walking through the streets of Dubai is absolutely fascinating, but sometimes you have to remove yourself from the thick of it to really see this city shine. Whether you want to enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the top of a skyscraper, see 360-degree views from a rooftop pool, dine in a breathtaking wildlife sanctuary, look out at the Dubai skyline or soar thousands of feet above the city, we’ve got a list of the very best views in Dubai for you to ogle at.

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Level 43 Sky Lounge

This sleek jungle of glass and chrome offers some of the very best views in Dubai no matter what time of day you choose to visit. As the name suggests, Level 43 Sky Lounge is an open-air terrace that sits an impressive 43 floors above the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, giving some of the most dazzling 360-degree views of Dubai’s downtown. By day, this lounge operates as a rooftop pool, where people can marvel at the scenery, soak up some sun and enjoy a cocktail or two. By night, the terrace transforms into an ultra-modern sushi bar that looks out over the glittering city lights.

 

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Apart from the stunning views, our favorite thing about Level 43 Sky Lounge is that they have a happy hour every day between 6 and 8pm, so you can sip on a refreshing cocktail and watch the sunset over Dubai.

Burj Khalifa

Standing an impressive 2, 722 ft. tall, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world, so it’s no surprise that it offers some of the most breathtaking views in the city. Take a minute-long elevator ride up to the 125th floor and walk out onto one of the most impressive observation decks in the world. Not only will you be rewarded with panoramic views of Dubai below, but there are also HD telescopes and special cameras that will ‘zoom’ you into everything happening below.

 

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The latest addition to the Burj Khalifa is the Falcon Eye’s View exhibit, that will ‘fly’ you over to some of the most famous landmarks and attractions in the city. This gigantic building doesn’t only offer some of the best views in Dubai, but it’s also one of the best places to learn about this fascinating city and its skyline.

Turkish Village Restaurant

From the outside, you wouldn’t think that this two-story restaurant would make it to our list of places to see the best views in Dubai, but once inside, everything becomes clear. The Turkish Village Restaurant is located on Jumeirah Beach, which means when you are on the sprawling outdoor terraces, you can see the most jaw-dropping views of Dubai’s skyline across the water.

 

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Sample some of the most delicious traditional Turkish dishes in the city, while enjoying the unique panorama and lagoon views. We recommend you try their mezze platters, they are famed throughout the Jumeirah district.

Seaplane Tour

Next on our list of where to see the best views in Dubai is a little less of a place, and more of an experience. What better way to see a city than by soaring above it? There are many Seaplane tours available in Dubai, but we recommend using Seawings. They offer a 40-minute flight that will take you swooping over all of the city’s most iconic landmarks from the Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek, Burj Khalifa, and the World Islands.

 

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Seawing also offers special packages for children, so it’s an adventure the entire family can enjoy together. Taking a Seaplane tour is not only one of the best ways to see the most breathtaking views of Dubai, but it’s also a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget.

The Terrace

The Terrace Bar takes us away from the bustling city and large skyscrapers, to more serene and natural surroundings. Located on the Dubai Creek Harbour, this picturesque bar offers views that you can’t find anywhere else in the city. Surrounded by the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, The Terrace offers some of the best views of the local wildlife and lagoon. With over 450 different animal species living in the sanctuary, you can sip on an exotic cocktail while watching a flock of flamingos dance across the water or a regal heron saunter along the shoreline. As the sun sets over the water, you can also see the Dubai skyline in the distance, twinkling away into the night.

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