The Golden Hour: 10 Places to Watch the Sunset in the UAE

Lindsay Judge   |   18-11-2022

As the weather cools down, we reveal the best locations to sit back, enjoy a mocktail and watch the beautiful sunset in the UAE


1. The Jetty Lounge

Arguably the best place to watch the sunset in Dubai, The Jetty Lounge at One&Only Royal Mirage is the perfect destination for a laid-back afternoon basking in the golden sun. Kick off your shoes and unwind as your feel the sun between your toes. Enjoy a chilled-out vibe with a large selection of drinks and light bites.




NOÉPE at Park Hyatt Dubai offers stunning views of the Dubai skyline as you overlook the marina. With a New England-inspired menu guests can relax and escape the business of the city and enjoy fresh dishes and a colourful drinks menu. Try the oysters, Korean-style fried chicken and the king lobster – you won’t be disappointed!





3. Aura Skypool

See the sunset from above the clouds at Aura Skypool. The world’s highest infinity pool offers 360-degree views of the city and is the perfect place for a photo opportunity. The swimming pool is open all day and also has a new sunrise deal with early access between 6am and 9am. Early risers can kick-start their day with a tranquil leisurely swim, before relaxing over a freshly prepared lunch.



4. Buddha-Bar Beach

Buddha-Bar Beach in Abu Dhabi is the perfect place for catching up with friends and family as you relax and watch the sun meet the seaThe idyllic day-to-night destination on Saadiyat Island offers a diverse selection of dining and lounge areas accompanied by eclectic music and impressive mocktails. The perfect place to transition from day to night.




5. Koko Bay

Located at the trendy destination of West Beach, Palm Jumeirah Koko Bay is inspired by the beachside bars of Bali. Its boho design and laid-back atmosphere is the perfect place to chill and soak up the panoramic views of Dubai Marina, Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai. On the menu, you’ll find freshly prepared healthy dishes as well as healthy juices and vitamin-boosting smoothies.




6. Beach Deck Ritz Carlton Al Hamra Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach has relaunched its beachside restaurant Beach Deck, inviting guests back to make the most of the stunning views of the sun-kissed shores of powdery sands and cool azure waters. The open-air beach deck offers a decadent menu of premium seafood dishes and refreshing mixed drinks, making it the ideal venue for guests and residents to enjoy a relaxed alfresco dining experience while catching the golden hour.




7. The London Project

The London Project at Bluewaters Island has just opened a new terrace making it the perfect destination to watch the sun go down against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline. On Sunday afternoons unwind with chilled music, tasty bites and a vast array of drinks on offer.



8. Shimmers

Set against the backdrop of spectacular Burj Al Arab Jumeirah views and nestled on the stunning beachfront at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Shimmers offers the ultimate casual alfresco dining experience and the ideal spot to enjoy a late weekend lunch or catch up with loved ones over dinner. Sink your toes into the golden sands of Dubai’s longest stretch of private beach and enjoy a chic Greek dining experience with six brand-new menu items.




9. ZETA Seventy Seven

ZETA Seventy Seven is an outdoor oasis located on the 77th floor of Address Beach Resort. Featuring a huge pool area for hotel guests as well as the recently reopened restaurant, ZETA Seventy Seven is a truly iconic destination. Enjoy the picturesque views extending across the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah as you try dishes from the Asian fusion menu as you say cheers to the daily sunset.




10. Sobe

Sobe, the rooftop bar at W Dubai – The Palm is the perfect setting for an unforgettable sunset moment. Each day as the sun goes down guests will be treated to the sunset ritual, performed by the venue’s staff members. With 360-degree views of Dubai, it is the perfect spot to indulge in delicious food and drinks with friends and enjoy laid-back music while you relax.