Monuments of architectural progress.

It only rains two or three days a year in Dubai, but if wet weather strikes on your trip it won’t be a wash-out. Hazel Plush reveals what to do…

Gain Some Altitude

Rain can make Dubai’s skyline even more spectacular – especially if the cloud is low. Hunker down in a rooftop restaurant and watch the rain clouds roll in, skirting the peaks of the skyscrapers and turning the sea a moody shade of indigo.

You’ll find the best views at At.mosphere, a bar on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, and at The Observatory, a bar/restaurant on the 52nd floor of Dubai Marriott Hotel. The cocktails are so nice that you won’t want to move, even if the weather clears.

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