Scenic dining


Dubai’s culinary craze offers a bird’s eye view to some of the world’s best gastronomic experiences

The feeling of enjoying a meal with your loved one at 50 metres above the ground, suspended in the sky, is surreal. And while you’re at it, there’s a blanket of breath-taking fog beneath you, covering Dubai roads, giving the city an ethereal appearance. Won’t that be a heavenly sight to behold? Dubai is home to a lot of such amazing dining experiences.


Selected by Forbes as one of its 10 most unusual restaurants in the world, Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian-based experience that has been across the globe serving sky-meals to food enthusiasts. Here, the guests are strapped to bucket seats with safety harnesses. Both guests and staff are then raised to heights of up to 50 metres using a crane to enjoy scenic views while indulging in world class meals.


Marrying a futuristic design that becomes one with the waters of the Arabian Gulf with top-notch hospitality, Burj Al Arab Terrace has two pools, dedicated butler-serviced cabanas and a beach area with sunbeds. The Scape Restaurant ensures that those in attendance are fed globally inspired dishes and beverages. The terrace extends 100 metres out into the sea and is linked by a central walkway that takes the form of a tropical forest canopy.

Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian-based experience serving meals in the sky


Perched at the beginning of Dubai’s arterial highway, this award-winning rooftop lounge boasts unrivalled views of New Dubai’s ‘scraperscape’. With creative beverage offerings, a chef-led contemporary menu and an uber-cool playlist, this is one of the hottest places to be, especially on weekends.


This is one of the spots in Dubai to carry your camera and sketchbook. An open air terrace sits 43 floors high, right on the busy and bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, providing its visitors with spectacular panoramic 360 degree views of Dubai’s skyline. A pool and a swanky lounge by night, this is the perfect place to photograph sunset as your mind wanders.

Words By: Maryam Al-Dabbagh

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