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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Dubai Skyline

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.

Ticket Price:

At The Top, Burj Khalifa 124th & 125th Floor
24 Jan 2019 - 25 Jun 2024
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179 AED View event

The View At The Palm

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.

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The View From Sky Views Observatory Dubai

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.

Ticket Prices:

Sky Views Observatory with Glass Slide
06 Dec 2021 - 25 Jun 2024
Up to 33% Off
75 AED View event

The View From Bluewaters Island Dubai

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

The View From Dubai Creek Harbour

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

Restaurants With The Best Views In Dubai

CÉ LA VI Dubai

The View From 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!

Thiptara Restaurant

The View From Thiptara Dubai

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.

Atmosphere Dubai

Atmosphere Dubai

For those who aren’t afraid of heights, At.mosphere on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa is the ultimate dining experience. Ascend to the top of the world’s tallest building in a super-fast elevator and enjoy contemporary European cuisine with a panoramic view that stretches across Dubai. The decadent menu and decor add to the magic, but it’s the floor-to-ceiling windows framing the twinkling city lights that steal the show.

Mott 32

Mott 32

Mott 32, located on the 73rd floor of Address Beach Resort JBR, brings traditional Chinese cuisine to new heights—literally. Offering a unique blend of Cantonese, Sichuan, and Beijing dishes, this stylish restaurant boasts captivating views over Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Harbour. The dim sum and sip taster menu on Wednesdays is a great way to sample their specialties, all while soaking in the stunning seascape from one of the best viewpoints in Dubai.

Sushi Samba


Perched on the 51st floor of The St Regis Dubai, The Palm, Sushi Samba is a lively fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines with 360-degree views of the Dubai skyline. The tropical interior, complete with orange velvet furniture and bamboo beams, sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Don’t miss the sharing sushi platters, all enjoyed with a backdrop of the Palm Jumeirah.

Al Muntaha

Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab

On the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, Al Muntaha offers a fine French dining experience with unparalleled views across the Arabian Gulf. The iconic seven-star hotel is a sight to behold, and the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic vistas that make it worth the splurge. The French-based menu, with its Mediterranean flair, includes dishes like langoustine royale and tarte tatin, ensuring a memorable meal with a view.



Located on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences in Business Bay, Fi’lia is a fully female-led Italian Mediterranean restaurant with an outdoor terrace that provides a 360-degree view of Dubai’s skyline. The diverse menu is inspired by three generations of women, offering everything from traditional lasagne to truffle risotto. The cozy atmosphere and breathtaking views make it a perfect spot for a casual yet refined meal.


Clap Dubai

Clap is a Japanese contemporary restaurant on the 9th floor of the DIFC Gate Village, known for its stylish rooftop terrace offering 180-degree views of the Burj Khalifa and downtown Dubai. The vibe is hip and modern, with a menu featuring sushi, sashimi, and mains like miso cod. For a more extensive dining experience, try the Omakase menu, or simply relax on the terrace and enjoy one of the best restaurant views in Dubai.

Sea Fu

Sea Fu Restaurant Dubai

Located at the Four Seasons, Sea Fu is a beachfront restaurant with a sumptuous terrace perfect for watching the sunset. The Asian-influenced seafood dishes are vibrant and full of flavor, and the natural, endearing service adds to the laid-back atmosphere. It’s the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the ocean breeze while taking in the stunning beachfront views.

Zheng He’s

Zheng He's

Zheng He’s is the place to go if you’re in the mood for award-winning Chinese food in an elegant setting. Located in Madinat Jumeirah, the restaurant offers stunning views of the waterways and the Burj Al Arab. The attentive staff and oriental-inspired interiors create a cozy ambiance, making it a great choice for a special evening out.


Pierchic Dubai

Pierchic is the ultimate romantic getaway, set over the water and away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Known for its exquisite seafood, this intimate restaurant offers a stunning backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. As the sun sets, the setting transforms into a magical and romantic haven, making it a perfect choice for a special date night or a memorable meal with loved ones.