A lofty venue with lofty prices, towering 122 floors above the city 31 Reviews
The venue: Integrating two dining options, a lounge and a restaurant boasting contemporary European cuisine, At.mosphere can host up to 210 guests and features a spacious arrival lobby, main dining area, private dining rooms and display cooking stations.
Iftar: Expect high tea with a Ramadan twist.
Suhoor: Not available.
Prices: Dhs340 for high afternoon tea. Children younger than ten are not allowed, and from 5.30pm guests must be over 21.
Timings: Lounge 3pm-midnight, restaurant 7pm-10.30pm (last food order).
Bookings accepted? Yes, bookings are essential and minimum spend policies are displayed online. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
July tasting menu
This month, the degustation menu features chilled white gazpacho, seared foie gras with apricot purée and Atlantic turbot with olive and caper quinoa. Dhs650 per person (five courses). Dhs900 per person (seven courses) Timings: Sunset-11pm (Friday)
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Jump in the At.mosphere lift, press the button and, when the doors open 122 floors later, you’ll be treated to a jaw-dropping panorama of the city from the upper echelons of the Burj Khalifa. This venue’s key selling point is that it’s the world’s highest restaurant, an exclusive claim that’s hammered home at the time of booking, when guests are informed there’s a minimum spend of Dhs500 per head for dinner. Still, your cash will buy you the chance to hang out amid moneyed patrons in surroundings that are reminiscent of a luxury yacht: the veneered wood and curving walls adding to the exclusive feel, while staff do their best to reinforce the upmarket vibe with discreet yet slick service. The menu is relatively small, but expensive: you’ll have to fork out at least Dhs155 for a starter, and Dhs300-plus for a steak. In such a spectacular setting, it’s just a shame that the food doesn’t wow as much as it should, especially at these prices – the meat is pleasant enough, but the kitchen will need to up its game if it wants to distract diners from that gasp-inducing view. At.mosphere is certainly worth a visit for the experience, but we’ve eaten better food for less at other steakhouses in town.
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