8 Rooftop Bars and Lounges


DIABLITO | YAS MARINA


It's Mediterranean madness at Diablito! Their claim to have the best mojitos in town is a bold one, so we'll leave it to you to make the call - but they definitely have the best paella in Abu Dhabi, hands down! Sit on the roof, have a few drinks, share a paella and consider your day a huge win.

LEVEL LOUNGE | CROWNE PLAZA ABU DHABI


The Level Lounge is the ultimate chill-out spot. Catch the sunset, watch the lights, smoke a shisha and have some drinks. We love the views and the casual and pocket-friendly vibe of the LL - an absolute hot-spot for city dwellers!

LE NOIR | THE COLLECTION ST REGIS SAADIYAT


Famous in Best Bites circles for its Mimosa Brunch, Le Noir has a cosy rooftop, perfect for sipping away on an afternoon Prosecco or an end-of-evening espresso martini. Its comfortable chairs and well-priced offers may mean you never want to leave!

BRICK | ALOFT


Sunny in the day and vibrant at night, Brick has it all. It boasts some of the best views in Abu Dhabi, across the palaces to the sea and up the fast-moving Khaleej al Arabi. Enjoy a beverage and a snack or a Friday night brunch and drink it all in.

ANNEX | THE ABU DHABI EDITION


Annex is party, it's vibrant and sparkly, it's next-gen and vibes. Drinks are great, food is gourmet simple but all you need for a good night out. What doubles down on incredible is the stream of DJs, spinning people-pleasing music from every era. An Abu Dhabi must-try if this is your thing.

ECLIPSE TERRACE | FOUR SEASONS ABU DHABI


Eclipse has among other things, fabulous sushi, a great poolside ambiance and views for days but above all else, they have a very cool thing where beer glasses are filled from the bottom up. Aside from the cool beer thing, cocktails are superb and excitingly put-together and whatever your preferred mix, they have it.

UP AND BELOW | COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT


Assignment: views, drinks, shisha, food, well-priced.

Up and Below: understood!

This is your ultimate inner-city hangout, somewhere to relax and not leave with a hole burnt in your pocket.

LOBSTER LOUNGE | JUMEIRAH AT SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT


If unlimited views of the Gulf, fabulous drinks and a comfortable vibe are what you seek, look no further! Don't miss the maki rolls too! This rooftop terrace is nothing short of superb and is an excellent place for a catch-up with friends, an impress-the-guests scenario or a dreamy date night.

Rachael Partington

12/28/2021