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A visit to Dubai is incomplete without visiting Burj Khalifa- the tallest building in the world and undeniably, one of the most remarkable engineering feats of all time. The magnificent, glass-paneled skyscraper piercing into the sky draws visitors worldwide to catch the unmatched view and to enjoy the best of sky-high dining.
Not only can you visit the skyscraper for the view, but you can also enjoy a unique culinary experience while treating yourself to the panoramic sight of Dubai’s skyline and the Arabian Gulf shore. The following is our recommendation of the seven best restaurants and lounges in Burj Khalifa, where you can dine in style amongst the skies.
*Prices are accurate at the time of writing
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At.mosphere is the highest restaurant and lounge in the world, known for delivering modern sophistication and timeless charm effortlessly. Nestled atop the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, At.mosphere invites guests to be spoilt for choice thanks to an extensive selection of fine teas, light lunches, and fine-dining dinner service.
The Haute dinner menu features a critically acclaimed menu made of carefully chosen ingredients. The restaurant offers the best views of the Dubai Fountain. The most coveted time to visit the restaurant would be around sunset when you can enjoy the sky light up in different shades of orange as you sip your tea.
Price: AED 880 per person for the window seat and AED 680 per person for regular seating.
The Burj Club, Rooftop
Located on the fifth floor, The Burj Club, Rooftop offers an oasis of seclusion against the Dubai Fountain’s backdrop. This chic venue offers a Miami-meets-Manhattan vibe, plush lounge beds, tempting cuisine, and refreshing beverages overlooking the Dubai Mall, Souk al-bahar, and the fountain. The lounge also serves shisha and happy hours.
While booking reservations for the restaurant, you can opt for a combo-ticket where you gain access to the At the Top observatory on the 124th floor and enjoy the three-course meal at the Burj Club lounge, where culinary finesse and exotic beverages elevate the alfresco experience to new heights.
Price: AED 425 for two people (approx) without alcohol.
Savor the authentic taste of India in an unforgettable setting at Armani Amal, situated on the third floor of the mighty Burj. Fresh and innovative regional Indian cuisine accompanied by an exciting beverage list of selected teas is on Armani Amal’s menu.
If you got taste buds that crave South Asian zest, Armani Amal is the perfect destination to meet your appetite as it brings together the veritable cultural salver of the region and alluring view of downtown Dubai. Exotic curries and other specialties are also prepared tableside, showcasing time-honored traditional cooking methods and ingredients.
Price: AED 600 for two people (approx) without alcohol
At Armani Ristorante, relish the true essence of classic Italian cuisine made from the finest ingredients, exquisite flavor combinations, and contemporary presentation that excites the palate and leaves gourmet dining lovers wanting more.
This exquisite Italian cuisine, fused with uniquely personalized service, blends traditional and contemporary dishes and serves you the best recipes from their competent chefs. Sip some from the reserve collection of wine on their deck and gaze at the most amazing views of the Dubai fountains.
Price: 750 AED per person (approx) without alcohol.
On the Burj Khalifa’s concourse is the Armani Hashi, serving traditional Japanese and seafood in a vibrant setting. If you are exploring the city by the evening, opt for the outdoor lounge where you can enjoy good food and a great view. The restaurant also boasts a panoramic terrace setting overlooking the iconic Downtown Dubai skyline and The Dubai Fountain and access to a private shisha lounge.
Another striking attribute of this luxurious hotel is its minimalistic design. The live music and the chef’s classic Sushi, Maki Roll, and Sashimi make you crave for some more time at the place.
Price: AED 620 for two people (approx) without alcohol
Situated on the lobby level of Burj Khalifa, Armani Mediterraneo offers the best Mediterranean cuisine any time of the day, from breakfast to late-night dining. Kick-start your morning with a creative buffet-style take on the classic continental breakfast, or opt for à la carte favorites prepared by skilled chefs.
Overlooking the Dubai Fountain and Souk Al-Bahar, the ambiance of this restaurant is close to perfection. Their seafood menu is remarkable, and the most loved dishes are crab legs and smoked salmon. The live cooking station gives the guests a unique opportunity to see the chefs work their magic.
Price: AED 480 for two people (approx) without alcohol
Located on the ground floor, Armani Deli is an Italian-inspired gourmet restaurant serving authentic Italian and European culinary flair and the very best international ingredients with a daily-changing menu of classic and contemporary flavors.
The 24-carat gold coffee is the paramount item on their menu and is fancied by all tourists. Relish their homemade pasta or join friends for the restaurant’s popular Friday brunch. From fresh bread and classic charcuterie to European cheeses and tempting pastries, Armani Deli has it all.
Price: AED 375 for two people (approx) without alcohol