If there is one thing you will never run short of in Dubai, it’s breathtaking views. One of the top tourist destinations in the world, Dubai is filled to the brim with beautiful spectacles for you to admire.
From the marvelous Burj Khalifa shining amidst the city’s spectacular skyline and the dancing fountains to one of the world’s most unique Island Palm Jumeirah, you will find something picturesque to look at wherever you go in Dubai.
Looking For Dubai’s Best Views? Find Them Here
There’s a fair chance that you have seen these picture-perfect views of Dubai on social media and wondered – where can I find these Instagram-worthy views? If you are new to the city, these spots can be hard to track down.
But we are not here to gatekeep! In this article, we will reveal secret and hidden gem places with some of the best views of Dubai.
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At The Top, Burj Khalifa
If you are looking to admire the entire city of Dubai in one view, look no further than the city’s crowning gem, Burj Khalifa. The tallest building in the world is also home to the highest observatory in the world, At The Top Burj Khalifa, which allows people to experience the city from above.
The At The Top observatory is located at Levels 148, 125, and 124 of the tower and offers a spectacular view of the city from a 350-degree observation deck with an outdoor terrace and premium lounge.
Pro Tip: Visit the observatory during or after sunset to get the chance to view the dancing fountains from the top; it’s a truly unforgettable view!
You can also book a table at Atmosphere Restaurant, the highest restaurant in the world, located on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa, to experience a luxurious meal while taking in the gorgeous views. Don’t forget to book a window table!
Timing: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The View At The Palm
Admire the world’s biggest and most unique man-made Island, Palm Jumeirah, in all its glory from the newly-opened The View At The Palm. This 240 meters high observation deck gives visitors a panoramic, 360-degree view of the beautiful Palm Jumeirah and The Arabian Gulf Coast as far as the eye can see from an outdoor terrace and a premium lounge.
Located on level 52 of the Palm Tower, this deck provides one of the city’s only full-fledged views of Palm Jumeirah Island. Except for this, the island is fully visible only from the plane or while skydiving.
The tower also houses “The Next Level” observatory deck, which stands 250 meters high and provides a barrier-free, private viewing space to premium visitors. It is the highest viewing spot for the Island.
Timing: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sky Views Observatory Dubai
The newly opened Sky Views Observatory has quickly become one of the most popular places in Dubai. Providing one of the most Instagram-worthy views of the Dubai skyline, The Sky Views Observatory is located in The Address Sky Views Hotel at the height of 220 meters above the ground. It gives visitors an opportunity to experience spectacular panoramic views of The Burj Khalifa through a floor-to-ceiling glass observatory.
The Sky Views deck also offers other thrilling experiences, including the unique Sky Views glass slide, a transparent glass tube that links the two levels of the deck that provides riders with an amazing view of the city from below.
The deck also features the city’s first edge walk – an experience where people can walk hands-free on an open ledge around the top of the tower at the height of 220 meters. This exhilarating activity hangs brave riders to the edge of the building without any barriers and gives a view of the city like nowhere else.
You can also dine at the Sky 52 restaurant to enjoy the view while indulging in a delicious menu.
Timings: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bluewaters Island Dubai
Home to the largest observation wheel in the world, Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island is another trending spot with one of the best views in Dubai. Since its opening, Bluewaters Island has become the go-to destination for residents and tourists alike, with multiple dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations, including the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
Even if you are not in the mood to shop or dine, the gorgeous views of Ain Dubai and the beautiful coast brimming with yachts make Bluewaters Island well worth a visit. The views can be enjoyed with a simple walk across the coast or by dining at one of the many water-facing restaurants in the area.
Timing: Open 24hrs
Ticket Prices: Free to visit
Dubai Creek Harbour
One of the hidden-gem locations in the city, Dubai Creek Harbour is home to some of the most unique views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s skyline through a gorgeous waterfront that will make for the most Instagram-worthy shot for your feed.
Although located very close to Downtown Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour has a very serene and relaxing vibe and is a great place to visit for a laid-back, relaxing evening. You can lay down on one of the hammocks and watch the sunset over Burj Khalifa or take a photo with the giant flamingos standing tall in the area.
This location is completely free to visit and is usually not as crowded as some of the more popular places with good views of the city.
Timing: Open 24hrs
Ticket Prices: Free to visit
CÉ LA VI Dubai
Located in Address Sky View Hotel, CÉ LA VI Dubai is one of the city’s top trending restaurants and has one of the best views of The Burj Khalifa in town. The restaurant is situated 220 meters above ground and is one of the highest rooftop dining locations in the city.
CÉ LA VI Dubai is home to one of the most famous photo locations in Dubai, where visitors can take a photo of the restaurant’s popular swing with a perfectly framed background of Burj Khalifa.
Besides the glorious views, CÉ LA VI Dubai is also acclaimed for its contemporary Asian cuisine, which has claimed the restaurant a mention in the MICHELIN guide. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, CÉ LA VI Dubai should be on your list!
Timing: noon to 3 a.m.
If you want to get up close and personal with the fountains, Thiptara is the place to be. This award-winning Thai restaurant, located in Palace Downtown Dubai, is one of the best places in the city to watch the dancing fountains.
As the restaurant is located right on the edge of the water, it provides diners with one of the closest views of the fountain and Burj Khalifa, along with an absolutely delicious and extravagant menu of authentic Thai delicacies curated by award-winning chefs.
Pro tip: The fountain starts after 6 p.m., so make sure to make a reservation for dinner and book a window table to make the most out of your visit.
Timing: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.