Where to See the Best Views in Dubai

Where to See the Best Views in Dubai

Dubai has some of the most iconic and interesting structures in the world. From impressive skyscrapers, to palm tree shaped islands and stunning man-made lagoons, this is truly a city of beauty. Walking through the streets of Dubai is absolutely fascinating, however, from time to time it is good to stand from afar and watch this wonderful city shine. This is easily done in Dubai, thanks to their many breathtaking views. 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 wildlife sanctuary, look out at the Dubai skyline or soar thousands of feet above the city, we have come up with a list of the very best views in Dubai for you.

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Level 43 Sky Lounge

This sleek jungle of glass offers some of the very best views in Dubai, at 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 at 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 the 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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Another wonderful detail about Level 42 Sky Lounge, is that they organise a happy hour every day between 6 and 8pm, in order for you to sip on a cocktail whilst watching the Dubai sunset.

Burj Khalifa

Standing at an impressive 2, 722 ft. high, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world, and for that reason it is 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 stunned with panoramic views of Dubai, but the building provides HD telescopes and special cameras that will ‘zoom’ you into the bustling city below.


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One of the latest additions to the Burj Khalifa is the Falcon Eye’s View exhibit. This exhibit allows you to ‘fly’ over to some of the most famous landmarks and attractions in the city. Moreover, this gigantic building doesn’t just offer some of the best views in Dubai; it is also a great place to learn interesting facts about this fascinating city.

Turkish Village Restaurant

From the outside, you wouldn’t think that the two-story restaurant would make it to this list, however, once inside, it all makes sense. The Turkish Village Restaurant is located on Jumeirah Beach, meaning that once you sit on one of the restaurant’s sprawling outdoor terraces, you are faced with the most jaw-dropping view of Dubai’s skyline across the water.


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Sample some of the most delicious traditional Turkish dishes in the city, whilst enjoying the unique panorama and lagoon views. We recommend you try their famous mezze platters, the best in the Jumeirah district!

Seaplane Tour

Next on our list is less of a place and more of an experience. What better way to see the city than by soaring above it? Dubai offers Seaplane tours, which is an amazing experience and the best way to see the sprawling lagoons that the city has on display. 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 offers flights for the entire family, with special packages for children. So why not enjoy an unforgettable moment all together on your holiday? Taking a Seaplane tour is not only one of the best ways to see the most breathtaking views of Dubai, but it is also a lifetime experience to share with your family and friends.


Tucked away in the Raffles Hotel, the wonderful Japanese restaurant TOMO offers some of the most beautiful views in Dubai at their Tatami Terrace. With low tables set up on a tatami floor, sit and take in Dubai’s breathtaking skyline. Located on the 17th floor, high up, away the city’s hustle and bustle, with the Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers twinkling in the distance, the Tomo Lounge bar offers the most beautiful views of the city.


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When making your dinner reservations, make sure to ask for a table at the end of the rooftop and enjoy their delicious food and cocktails whilst looking over Dubai’s stunning skyline!

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