Best Sunset Spots in Dubai

The Best Spots to See the Sunset in Dubai

Dubai is a dream destination for many reasons. There are the landmarks, the theme parks and even the markets. But did you know that the sunset in Dubai is also one of the best in the world?

That’s another thing to add to your must-do list when you’re in Dubai and we have the best spots to see the city’s sunset for you. 

Cana by Tamoka


Address: The Ritz Carlton Dubai – Al Mamsha Street – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 318 6724

Operating hours:

  • 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 285 for two people 

Cana by Tamoka is a palapa-style beach bar at the exclusive Ritz Carlton Dubai offering front row seats to the sunset in Dubai while you’re sipping cocktails and listening to house music.

In complete contrast to the glitz and glamor of The Ritz, the bar is rustic and tropical with its wooden elements, mismatched lamps, rope hammocks and macrames. 

From the hotel, you can walk through a wooden path that leads you to the open stretch of private beach where the beautiful circular beach bar welcomes you for a sundowner.

In fact, Cana by Tamoka invites you to relax and be lazy. Order your favorite drinks, grab a bite at the Canavan and choose your spot as you wait for golden hour.

This bar is everything you’d imagine a perfect afternoon would be. Good music in the background, the Bluewaters Island as your backdrop and of course, the gorgeous sunset to end the day.

Pro tip:
Complete your sundowner experience with a sisha session by the beach starting at AED 250 where you get to choose from different types of local and international flavors.

At the Top by Burj Khalifa


Address: Burj Khalifa – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 888 8124

Operating hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM daily


  • AED 224 for adults
  • AED 132 for children 4-12 years old

At the Top is one of the best spots to enjoy sunset in Dubai as it coats the entire city with its golden glow.

Located in Burj Khalifa, At the Top offers two observation decks at Levels 124 and 125 where you get to enjoy panoramic views of the city from up top.

Getting there is already an experience as you’ll be whisked off at 10 meters per second on the fastest double deck elevators in the world.

As you step inside Level 124, you can take a closer look at the city through one of the high-powered telescopes. You can also enjoy the view from the outdoor observation terrace.

But if you want to go higher, there’s Level 125 at 456 meters high. Here, you’ll find a deck decorated in beautiful Arabic mashrabiya where you can take photos with the skyline in the background.

This level also offers a virtual reality experience that will put you in a “glass-inspired” floor that cracks underneath your feet, so you get a full view of the city below.

Pro tip:
While you’re in the building – and if you have the extra budget – visit the world’s highest lounge at Level 154 where you can enjoy coffee, tea or drinks paired with canapes as the sun sets from the horizon.

Koko Bay


Address: West Palm Beach – Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 572 3444

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM from Sunday to Thursday
  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM every Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM every Saturday
  • 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM every Sunday


  • Approx. AED 300 for two people

Koko Bay is a beachfront restaurant – and one of Palm West Beach’s OGs – that combines the tropical vibe of Bali and the stunning sunset of Dubai, making it the perfect sundowner spot.

The only problem you’ll have here is choosing between a bean bag or a hammock – because that’s a hard decision – and Koko Bay will take care of the rest.

Once you’re settled in, start happy hour with cocktails from the bamboo beach bar to set the mood. Our favorites include the Inferno, Thai Tai and Monkey Maretto. 

After the sun sets and Koko Bay transforms into one of the best nightlife spots in the city, you can get started with dinner before moving on to drinks and dancing.

Our favorites? The hamachi crudo, New Zealand grain fed black Angus filet mignon, Australian lamb chops and giant river prawns are just some of our recommendations.

Pro tip:
If you’re planning to visit Koko Bay for breakfast or lunch, book a reservation for the Koko Loco Brunch from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM every Sunday.

Kite Beach


Address: Umm Suqeium off Jumeirah Beach Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 219 0999

Operating hours:

  • 24 hours daily


  • Free

Kite Beach is considered the city’s prime beach neighborhood and one of the best spots to see the sunset in Dubai with the Burj Al Arab in the background.

A haven for kite surfers and beach enthusiasts, Kite Beach has a pristine shoreline where you can go on a picnic and lounge as you wait for the sun to set.

But if you’re visiting earlier, you can enjoy different water activities, have a splash at the water park or grab some food at one of the food trucks in the area.

Pro tip:
You can rent an umbrella, lounger and even some towels, so you won’t have to bring your own. And if you don’t like leaving your spot at the beach, you can also arrange for beach food delivery.



Address: Floor 31 – W Dubai Mina Seyahi – King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 350 9983

Operating hours: 

  • 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM from Sunday to Friday
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for lunch, 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM for dinner every Saturday


  • Approx. AED 110 for two people 

Attiko combines the feel of a cosmopolitan lounge with the laidback vibe of a tropical getaway to create a beautiful spot where you can enjoy Dubai’s sunset over some drinks and conversations.

Located on the rooftop of the W Dubai Mina Seyahi, this utra chic Asian social supper club overlooks Bluewaters Island and the rest of the city skyline.

The terrace is especially magical during golden hour, until the scenery switches to city lights and the DJ starts playing some mellow house music to make the place livelier.

Aside from its cocktails, Attiko is also known for its delicious Asian-inspired menu with favorites like wagyu sliders, lobster buns, crispy rice salmon and chicken katsu.

And if you ever get hungry in the middle of partying, they have a late menu that consists of oysters, shrimp tempura and bluefin tuna carpaccio.

Craving for something sweet? Check out their mochi selection or indulge in their decadent yuzu cheesecake.               

Pro tip:
Want to rub elbows with Dubai’s socialites? Book a table for Attiko’s Sunset Society every Monday to Thursday from 5:00 PM top 7:00 PM.
For AED 45 per cocktail, you get to enjoy the city’s sunset skyline while sipping on carefully crafted libations from the club’s talented mixologists.

Dinner in the Sky


Address: Skydive Dubai – Al Sufouh – Al Seyahi Street – Skydive Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 58 819 3296

Operating hours:

  • 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 500 per person

Dinner in the sky is a once of a lifetime experience that lets you enjoy a world-class meal while being suspended 50 meters above the ground. And guess what, it’s also the best place to see the sunset in Dubai.

So, how exactly do you eat dinner in the sky? Simple: You get strapped on one of the seats surrounding a massive table that will be suspended by a crane for an hour.

Before you can enjoy dinner, you’ll be able to soak in the sights of Dubai including its famous sunset. Each set only accommodates 22 guests to give you that intimate experience.

And you’re not just enjoying an ordinary meal here because the dinner menu is carefully curated to cater to even the most discerning taste buds. 

Favorites include the fresh salads, corn-fed chicken and tortellini pasta. And if you’re vegan, just let the staff know ahead, so they can make adjustments to your meal.

Pro tip:
Slots for Dinner in the Sky are highly in demand. So, it’s best to book your reservation months prior to your visit to secure a spot for dinner.

The Jetty Lounge


Address: The Palace at One&Only Mirage – King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street – Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 399 9999

Operating hours:

  • 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 250 for two people 

The Jetty Lounge is one of the city’s most popular sundowners spots, especially for its perfect location to enjoy the gorgeous sunset in Dubai.

Located at the prestigious One and Only Royal Mirage, this beachfront bar offers the best of both worlds with the Marina skyline and Palm Jumeirah all in one frame.

But it’s the sunset here that really attracts the social crowd, especially with its laidback atmosphere that will easily make you forget that you’re in the middle of the city.

The beanbags and beach sofas invite you to sit back and relax, and the palm trees and boho decor add to the charm of this place.

Of course, you can’t be in a beach bar without some cocktails and the Jetty Lounge will spoil you with options.

If you don’t like alcohol, we recommend the apple, orange and lemon, and watermelon and red berries mocktails. 

But if you’re in it for the drinks, we love Schooner, Brigantine and Caravel. Of course, they also have beers, wines and champagnes.

You can also enjoy some milkshakes, smoothies and flavored ice teas if you’re looking for a thirst quencher. 

And you don’t need to worry about dressing up at this bar because here, it’s all about being relaxed and casual, so jeans, sandals and t-shirts are definitely welcome.

Pro tip:
Be on the lookout for the Jetty Lounge’s special themed nights where you can enjoy promotions and discounts for your drinks.