There are few things Dubai loves more than a rooftop bar. Not only are they excellent for impressing visitors, they’re ideal for dates, swanky nights out with your mates and just for those times that you want to remember what an amazing city we live in.
40 Kong is up there (literally) with the best – in fact it is officially currently the best in our eyes, having taken home the Outdoor Bar of The Year award at the Time Out Dubai 2017 Music & Nightlife Awards.
Set high on the 40th floor of The H Dubai, this cool, urban rooftop bar underwent a revamp in late 2017, and now has a fresh new look.
On arrival, we like what we see. There’s a enchanted forest feel to the place – lent by high walls adorned with faux foliage. It’s green, it’s moody, and along with the low lighting and pumping music it has a trendy, exclusive (yet not unwelcoming) feel.
The only downside with this new décor is that these jungle-esque walls now replace what were glass ones, which means the views of the city are now not as impressive as they once were.
There are still some spots where you can see out across Dubai, so get here early to bag a good table, but for a bar based on views, it’s not as wide-ranging as we’d hope. Nonetheless it has an upmarket air (there’s a smart elegant dress code, so it’s one to dress up for) and service is slick.
The music is loud and varying and it’s a bar you can come to for a pre-dinner drink, or to dance the night away if you prefer.
40 Kong is still a venue with wow-factor, despite the change in views, and with an upbeat vibe and extensive drinks menu it’s a top place for a night out.
The bottom line Classy vibe and cool new décor (which slightly obscures the view).