It’s autumn in the UAE; While palm trees don’t turn red, orange or yellow, the air gets crisper, the fashion lines get warmer – in color and kind – and pumpkin spice latte becomes everyone’s poison of choice.
Restaurants launch new seasonal menus and fling their outdoor terrace doors wide open, celebrating the end of a long and [as usual] sultry summer.
We’ve rounded up a few Dubai outdoor terraces for you to chill at:
1. Have Italian Drinks on the Terrace at Roberto’s Dubai
They’ve launched a delicious new Aperitivo menu – an old Italian tradition to stimulate your appetite. Sit under the shadow of Burj Khalifa and watch over the bustling crowd at DIFC while you sip on Italian drinks.
When: Aperitivo menu from 4pm to 8pm, daily
Where: Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Valet parking available at Gate Village 8. For reservations, call +971 4 386 00 66.
2. Have a Tapas Tasting at Scape Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy delectable tapas, cocktails and a 270 degree view of Dubai from the sea. Lounge on the scenic terrace under a tropical forest canopy or groove to DJ Naz’s tunes, former resident DJ at Buddha Bar & Toro Toro.
When: Dinner from 6pm to 11pm & shisha from 12pm
Where: Burj Al Arab
For reservations, call +971 4 301 7600.
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3. Gorge on Sushi, BBQ & Hops at Vantage Bar & Lounge
If shopping at MOE is wearing you out, indulge in gastropub bites, shisha, live sports and al fresco dining at Vantage Bar and Lounge.
Make your own deal with 8 small plates of food and your choice of hop or wine. Pick between Prosecco and Wasabi Prawns from AED 70 or Hops and a Barbeque Basket from AED 60.
Where: Vantage, Level 5, Sheraton Hotel @ MOE
For reservations, call 971 4 377 2356.
4. Sit by Tranquil Waterways at Segreto Terrace Bar
The Italian dining spot, with beautiful views of Burj Al Arab, a new Italian Aperitivo menu and a shaded lounge and bar becomes one of our top choices for a romantic evening out.
Buy any drink from the bar and enjoy free-flowing Italian canapés – cold cuts, olives, & Italian cheeses.
When: Aperitivo menu available from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Thursday to Saturday
Where: Souq Madinat Jumeirah
Dress code: Smart Casual
For reservations, call +971 4 386 5866
5. Have a BBQ at Poolside Restaurant
Not so much a terrace, but worth a mention on an outdoors list. Grilled meat and seafood, salads, baked goods and homemade pastries can satisfy your every craving while DJ Tahir plays out some chill tunes pool-side.
When: 6pm to 11pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai
How much: AED189 per person with soft drinks and AED289 per person with selected house beverages.
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6. Have an Outdoor Brunch with Live Jazz at BiCE
A vibrant brunch with popular Italian Swing band, Mark Zitti e i Fratelli Coltelli, and an a la carte brunch with starters, pasta, mains and dessert, this one flows right into the post-brunch sundowners on the terrace.
When: 12:30 to 4pm, Friday, November 4
Where: Hilton Hotel, Jumeirah Beach
For reservations, call +971 4 318 25
7. Spend every Saturday Poolside at Legends
Gaze at the waters of Dubai Creek from the Legends outdoor terrace and splash about at the pool. With picnic baskets of breads and spreads, live cooking of BBQ meat and seafood and decadent desserts, this feast will be punctuated by the retro sounds of resident DJ Tikki.
Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
When: 12pm to 3:30pm, every
How much: AED 185 food and soft beverages, AED 350 food and selected house beverages, AED 390 food, selected house beverages and sparkling
For reservations call +971 4 295 6000
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8. Chill with Your Pooch Harbourside at Senara
Starting November 11, have a BBQ at the Palm Jumeirah waterfront. Enjoy Homemade burgers, sausages, veggie skewers, baked potatoes, salads and desserts. Cuddle with your pooch while you’re at it!
When: From 12pm, Fridays and Saturdays
Where: SENARA, Palm Views, West Marina Palm Jumeirah
How much: Pick 3 items form the menu for AED 99
9. Hang by the Seashore at Ibn AlBahr
Savour fresh Lebanese mezzes, starters and freshly caught fish for mains, by the beach. Enjoy the first of its kind in Dubai: vintage Lebanese hops (Al Maza Beer) and shisha. You can also go sport fishing before returning to your table with your catch or hop on the Ibn Al Bahr Yacht.
When: 12pm to 12am, daily
Where: Club Vista Mare
For reservations, call +971 4 5539575
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