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5 Rooftop Restaurants To Eat At In Dubai This Season

Featuring a kickers female-led spot.

Winter in Dubai is like no other. The city comes alive as the weather cools down, and makes for the perfect temperature to spend your days outside from morning to night. With Dubai being one of the world’s fastest growing cities, there is a lot to be enjoyed, from the towering skylines to views of the palm, sandy beaches and beyond – all from a stunning rooftop restaurant.

These are the top 5 rooftop restaurants to enjoy in Dubai this winter…

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ROKA Dubai

As the temperatures fall, ROKA re-opens its rooftop terrace just in time for the Dubai winter season. Offering a wide selection of flavorful robatayaki signature dishes, guests can enjoy the ROKA alfresco dining experience with stunning views of the Downtown Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa.

The elongated terrace boasts minimalistic detailing with dark wood furniture and a slick design, perfectly mirroring ROKA’s interiors. The terrace emanates an effortless chic-meets-industrial vibe with high energy music courtesy of ROKA’s resident DJ.

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Clap Dubai

On the rooftop of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Clap Dubai combines authenticity with innovation to create a sensory Japanese dining experience. First established in Beirut, Clap opened in Dubai in 2020, and has quickly become a hot-spot for Dubai’s socially active.

With a beautiful, sleek and eclectic decor, Clap Dubai includes an indoor restaurant, outdoor terrace and two lounge bars under one roof, all with stunning views of the city skyline.

The rooftop menu ranges from smaller plates to more indulgent mains, all curated to offer the best of Japanese cuisine. For the full Clap dining experience, visitors enjoy Omakase and leave it up to the chef.

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Situated on the 70th floor of the SLS Dubai Hotel in Business Bay, Fi’lia offers a great mix of authentic Italian cuisine and amazing views. Fi’lia, which means daughter, is a female owned restaurant where Chef Sara Aqel and her team of strong women from all over the world present dishes that are sure to keep you going back for more. The concept of the restaurant comes from the Italian tradition of women passing recipes down through generations, and the menu is divided into three sections: ‘Nonna‘ (grandmother), with traditional Italian flavors your grandmother would make, Mamma (mother), with contemporary twists on namesake classic, and ‘Figlia‘ (daughter), the daughter’s modern approach to a generational masterpiece. Dishes can be enjoyed on the beautiful rooftop terrace, with breathtaking city views.

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Asia Asia

Asia Asia is on the 6th floor of the Pier 7 building, and though it may not be the highest restaurant in terms of rooftops, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the food and drink. Food can be ordered both á la carte or in small samplers, so you can try some of the food before deciding to dine there or not. The space has far eastern Asian-inspired decor, and boasts an elegant and upbeat vibe, as well as an exclusive atmosphere. Asia Asia is also known for its fantastic events, like ‘Ladies Nights,’ ‘Spice Route Brunch,’ and even live music, making it a great place to visit any day of the week.

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Cé La Vi Dubai

In one of the city’s most prime locations in downtown, and right next to the exclusive infinity pool at the Address Sky View in Downtown Dubai, Cé La Vi is Dubai’s most happening rooftop venue.

Divided into lounge, skybar, pool deck and restaurant, it is one of the top spots in Dubai to enjoy exquisite food with breathtaking views.

Created by Chef Howard Ko, the rooftop restaurant menu is an unforgettable culinary experience featuring a wide selection of contemporary Asian cuisine and serves dishes such as imperial caviar and wagyu beef tartare and Korean braised short-ribs. Serving everything from business lunches and sky-high dinners, to a vibrant brunch, a visit to Cé La Vi Dubai should be on your must visit list.

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