ActivityIncredible locations to watch the sunset in Dubai

What was once a small fishing village 200 years ago is now a thriving modern metropolis

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There is something very special about watching the sunset against Dubai’s city skyline, with its towering skyscrapers and dazzling world-renowned architecture. What was once a small fishing village 200 years ago is now a thriving modern metropolis and an impressive sight to behold.

One of Dubai’s most stunning developments, Madinat Jumeirah offers discerning Dubai travellers the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate amid calm gardens and waterways just steps away from the sea. There are plenty of modern seafront eateries from which you can enjoy spectacular sunsets, including Shimmers, Mina A’Salam Pool Bar, Rockfish, and French Riviera. You can also enjoy a host of wonderful dining experiences to catch the sunset at Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Creekside. Here are Jumeirah’s recommendations for some of the best spots to enjoy a sundowner or early evening meal whilst you soak up Dubai’s glorious sunsets.

Shimmers

Shimmers at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

With its unrivalled views of Burj Al Arab and located right on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Shimmers at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is the perfect spot to embrace the diversity of Mediterranean cuisine headed by Chef Roberto Rispoli. You can start with a Greek salad or Tzatziki as you sip on one of our refreshing and expertly crafted drinks, and then savour a Moussaka or Grilled Chicken Souvlaki, before slowly moving on to dessert as the sun sets over Burj Al Arab. Finish your meal with a whole roasted pineapple, served with coconut and lime sorbet which surely lives up to its name: Pineapple Dream.

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Pool Bar

For a more laid-back approach, recline into the early evening at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Pool Bar, where you can sit at the stylish poolside bar sipping a refreshing drink while enjoying fantastic views of the Arabian Gulf, the iconic Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach – all bathed in the glow of the setting sun.

Rockfish at Jumeirah Al Naseem

Gather your loved ones at golden hour to enjoy a memorable meal of delicious contemporary seafood. Head to Rockfish where you’ll experience Chef Marco Acquaroli’s passion for traditional Italian cooking, as you indulge in a hearty meal overlooking stunning views of Burj Al Arab.

French Riviera

French Riviera, Jumeirah Al Qasr

Slip into another world and transport yourself to the culinary glamour of St Tropez and Monte-Carlo at our beachside restaurant, French Riviera. Here, you can dine on a menu created by one of the world’s most innovative chefs, Kim Joinié-Maurin, who worked alongside multi-Michelin star chef, Joël Robuchon, for more than a decade and brings a wealth of experience in French cooking that is brought to life in French Riviera’s tantalising menu.

Pierchic

Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr

Pierchic’s unrivalled location on Jumeirah Al Qasr’s private pier gives diners the feeling of floating gently above the Arabian Gulf. To one side, you can admire the iconic, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab reaching skyward and so defining Dubai’s skyline, to the other, gaze out across Palm Jumeirah, another enduring symbol of the Emirate, while straight ahead the twinkling waters of the Gulf disappear into the horizon. Enjoy stylish Italian seafood with unforgettable views at golden hour.

Sal at Burj Al Arab

A chic new pop-up beach dining experience overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Sal brings a taste of Carrara, Tuscany. The atmosphere here is sophisticated yet laid back, with its colourful cushions and sandy hues. The signature dishes include sea bream Isolana, sea salted-crusted seabass, and succulent king crab with homemade trenette pasta. You can also opt for a luxury cabana to enjoy with your loved one, just steps away from the restaurant, where you’ll be greeted with a platter of fresh fruit and a fine bottle of wine.

SAL

Cu-Ba at Jumeirah Creekside

Your journey begins with a stunning glass elevator ride to the top floor. An atmospheric and relaxed rooftop restaurant, Cu-ba combines innovative tapas with creatively infused refreshments, delicious salads, burgers and pizzas, as well as an Iranian mixed grill, all backdropped by breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline. If you fancy a light snack, opt for a chipotle squid, chilli cheese bites, or sriracha prawns.

Dubai’s most beautiful sunset spots can be enjoyed at Jumeirah Dubai hotels and residences. Stay connected via our social media channels and don’t forget to tag us in your posts #TimeWellSpent.