It’s easy to guess what you’ll like most about Level 43 Rooftop Lounge. At 43 floors above ground level with a sweeping view of the illuminated Shiekh Zayed Road and big city lights, it’s not a tough call. But there’s more to this upbeat, urban lounge than the spectacular urban-jungle view. It’s the eclectic vibe and the inventive, delicious cocktails.
Delve further into the lounge to find an exclusive cigar lounge with a fine selection of cigars from around the world, a busy, but gorgeous bar, lit up in LED lights and a friendly staff that certainly knows it’s cocktails. I went with the recommendation of white wine sangria, which is not my usual, but the mood was just right for adventure.
A delectable round of tapas included Fried blue cheese and risotto balls served with tomato basil sauce, crispy calamari with Thai basil and a portion of roasted light spicy chicken. While the latter was passable, what really hit home was the crispy calamari – it’s an absolute must-try here. Even the fried blue cheese and risotto balls score high on the flavor factor. But what really stole the show was the sangria cocktail with a twist unique to Level 43; creative, original and absolutely delicious.
Even though it was an early wrap for me, I could tell that the momentum at Level 43 was picking up at 11:00 pm. The ambience was just right for a glitzy night out with friends or an after work catch up with colleagues. Deep house tunes filled the crispy night air, as people enjoyed the gorgeous weather. In all, Level 43 is billed as an absolute must-do and a brilliant addition to my favorite night-out destinations in Dubai.
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