Level 43

High rise bar with al fresco terrace on Sheikh Zayed Road Reviews

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It’s extremely rare that we’re so pleasantly surprised when we visit a bar for the first time. But Level 43 had us at ‘whoosh!’ (that was the rush of wind when we opened the door). Perched on top of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheikh Zayed Road, you’ve barely got to set foot outside onto the patio of this open-air pool bar before you’re mesmerised by the view.

Admittedly, there’s no real reason for visiting this bar aside from the view – if the panorama all the way down the coast and the lovely staff make it special, the generic, bland bar snacks (olives, risotto balls et al) and absence of any real decor make it distinctly average. Thankfully, your eyes are so distracted from your immediate surroundings that these oversights all but pale into invisibility. And though we’d thought this was a hidden gem – we mentioned it to friends before we visited; no one had even heard of it – there was certainly no shortage of customers on our visit.

If the managers are eager to cash in on this nifty little drinking spot – and they clearly are, with a bottle of hops costing Dhs30 and soft drinks at Dhs14 – they’d do well to throw a few dirhams at the furnishings. Even if it’s just for a few potted plants.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 316 9711
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Website
  • Times: Open daily 7pm-3am
  • Price: Dhs1-50
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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Posted by: Angelo Taghoy on 06 Mar ' 13 at 11:01
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Nice ambience.....service must to improve,music must to be lounge music.

Posted by: Ali Abdel Aziz Ali on 26 Jan ' 13 at 06:25

The view from above is breathtaking and the staff is very welcoming and lovely and willing to do their best to help.

We stepped in at around 12:30AM and were surprised that it was almost empty on a Friday. You would have been expecting a full-house especially with the long weekend. The music was terrific giving in to the relaxing atmosphere. The weather was magnificent. Although the heating lamps setup as warm the ambiance a bit (since this time of year, its pretty cold for a normal Dubai weather) were set too high.

Only drawback it actually closes down at 2AM...

Posted by: Elena Pirogova on 01 Apr ' 12 at 16:48
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

The view is breathtaking. When you get out to the roof top terrace the only thing you pay attention at is the view. We came with the child around 23:00 pm, the bar was almost empty and we were asked to leave it as we were with the child. it dissapoints greatly.

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