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Discover The Best Spots For Sundowners In Dubai

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November 14, 2023

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As the sun sets slowly over the Arabian Sea, Dubai takes on a picturesque golden glow, providing a beautiful backdrop for evening gatherings and sundowners. From golden beaches to sleek rooftop bars, Dubai offers an abundance of spots where you can relax, hang out with friends and soak in the sunset views.

Top Spots For Sundowners In Dubai


On Mondays and Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm, head to Privilege to embrace the Sunset's Golden Hour in a relaxed ambiance. Unwind on plush sofas while sipping on chilled beverages priced at AED35 and up. As the sun takes its final bow for the day, painting the skies in a palette of warm oranges and pinks, Privilege's cozy atmosphere makes it the perfect place to enjoy the sunset with friends.

View of the Burj Khalifa from Privilege's pool.
SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Business Bay,, +971 4 607 0737

The Penthouse

For a daily dose of sunset magic, visit The Penthouse for Sunset Sessions starting at 4pm. Perched high atop Dubai's glittering skyline, The Penthouse's open-air rooftop offers sweeping 360-degree views. Sip on chilled rosé as you watch the sunset's golden glow spread across the Dubai Marina waters before illuminating the towering Ain Dubai observation wheel.

Sunset view from The Penthouse's outside terrace
FIVE Hotels & Resorts, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 52 900 4868

Above Eleven

Located at the Marriott Resort on Palm West Beach lies one of Dubai's hottest sky-high destinations for sundowners - Above Eleven. This rooftop Peruvian-Japanese restaurant, lounge, and sky bar offers breathtaking panoramic views of Dubai's glittering skyline. As the sun dips low on the horizon, head up to the rooftop for artisanal cocktails crafted by expert mixologists. Sink into plush sofas under the shade of huge trees and immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere. From salsa nights to rotations of top DJs spinning chart-topping hits, Above Eleven promises an unforgettable night filled with dancing, laughter, and stunning skyline views. With its dim lighting and Instagrammable design, it's easy to see why this hotspot is a top contender for the best sundowner spot in Dubai.

Food and drinks on Above Eleven's outside sitting area.
Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah,, 04 666 1420

Fish Beach Taverna

From Monday to Friday between 4pm to 6pm, visit Fish Beach Taverna for a sunset dining experience unlike any other. For AED125 per person, indulge in a refreshing cocktail or house beverage paired with cold dishes like ceviche and hot dishes like grilled seabass. Watching the sun dip below the horizon from Fish Beach Taverna's shoreline perch is an experience to remember.

Sea view from Fish Beach Taverna's beachside area.
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai Marina,, +971 4 511 7373

Ginger Moon

At Ginger Moon, handcrafted cocktails and sangria take centre stage. From Monday to Friday between 5pm to 7pm, pitchers are priced at an affordable AED120 - ideal for sharing over sunset conversations. Sip your drink of choice while cozying up on vibrant patterned sofas or chairs. As the sun sinks lower in the sky, the warm hues streaming through Ginger Moon's glass windows create a snug sunset ambiance.

Pool area at Ginger Moon with view of Ain Dubai
W Dubai - Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina,, +971 4 350 9998

Lucky Fish

Lucky Fish's shoreline location makes it a prime sunset spot. Available Monday - Thursday from 11am to 7pm, Lucky Fish offers beach access at AED150 per person fully redeemable on food and drinks, or 11am to 7pm Friday - Sunday from AED300 per person with AED250 redeemable on food & beverage - perfect timing to catch the sunset.

Sunset view from Lucky Fish
West Beach, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 4 569 3447

Beach by FIVE

For sunset views framed by the sea and shore, head to Beach by FIVE daily from 9am to 7pm. Gents can enter for AED200 fully redeemable on food and drinks, while ladies enter complimentary. Spread out on cushy sunbeds or cabana-style seating and watch as the sun sinks lower. Order Mediterranean bites like grilled halloumi or freshen up with a mocktail as you enjoy front-row sunset views.

Sunbeds with hotel in the background
Five Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Palm Jumeirah,, +971 4 455 9989

Cafe Nikki & Soul Lounge

Daily from 4pm to 7pm, Café Nikki sets the mood for sundowners with a special food and drink menu, sunset beats courtesy of a live DJ, and a laidback ambiance. Unwind on the outdoor patio or indoor lounge with a refreshing spritz and watch the sun go down. Café Nikki makes it easy to soak in the sunset vibes.

Barside at Cafe Nikki
Nikki Beach, Jumeirah,, +971 4 376 6290


Dubai's most famous beach bar, Barasti, is the perfect choice for chilled-out sundowners. From Monday to Friday 12pm - 8pm, enjoy their Happy Hour with prices starting at AED20! As the sun kisses the sea, Barasti transforms into a vibrant hub of energy and relaxation. The rhythmic waves and the warm sands set the stage for a memorable evening.

Two guest toasting their drinks while the sun goes down in the background
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai Marina,, +971 4 318 1313

Atelier M

Perched high above the Dubai skyline, Atelier M is a sophisticated lounge that welcomes you daily from 5pm - 8pm to sip on discounted beverages and soak in the sunset. Enjoy cocktails starting at just AED25 as you watch the sun sink below the horizon. At Atelier M, floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic vistas, making it one of Dubai's premier spots to unwind and embrace the magic hour.

Atelier M's interior
Pier 7, Dubai Marina,, +971 4 450 7766

With Playbook, you can experience breathtaking sunset views from the city's best rooftop bars, beach clubs, and shoreline restaurants. Visit the Playbook Website and download the Playbook App to gain access to hundreds of venues with great views and 4,000+ other offers such as Happy Hours, Ladies' Nights, Saturday Brunches, Sunday Roasts, Redeemable Pool Days and more!

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