Enjoy stunning views at these rooftop lounges in Riyadh

Take advantage of the cool(ish) evening weather while you still can…

Bevvies at the ready. Here’s our round-up of the loveliest open-air rooftop spots around Riyadh to enjoy a cool drink and dinner under the stars.

African Lounge

The epitome of African glamour, African Lounge is the third concept to open at Flamingo Collection, following the successful debut of Flamingo Room by Tashas and Collective Africa, a luxury retail concept. It boasts an outdoor roof terrace, with front-row seats to the buzzy atmosphere of Bujairi Terrace and views of At-Turaif. On the menu, choose from a variety of small sharing plates and sweet treats featuring innovative flavours from around the world. Highlights include Grilled Bao and Malay Spiced Butter, Calamari Sosaties, Butternut Curry, and traditional South African Bobotie.

African Lounge, Flamingo Collection, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah Gate, daily 6pm to midnight. @african__lounge

Anghami Lab


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Seeking some fantastic views with your bevvies? We thought as much. Head along to Anghami Lab located on the rooftop of Merwas at Boulevard Riyadh City. Whether you’re popping in just for the gorgeous scenes or for its live performances and late-night DJ sets, this spot is bound to impress. So, take a seat on the rooftop terrace and tuck into its modern menu filled with Mediterranean flavours. Plus, fellow Swifties will be pleased to know that Anghami Lab will be hosting a “Taylor Swift Tribute Night” on Thursday May 16 at 8pm. Stay tuned to its Instagram page for more details.

Anghami Lab, Boulevard Riyadh City, Hittin, Riyadh 13516. Tel: 054 938 8084. @anghamilabriyadh



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Escape the hustle and bustle of Cenomi U Walk for sunset at HuQQa while the best seats on their expansive roof terrace are still available. This trendy Turkish eatery offers its guests international and Turkish cuisines, unique and creatively shaped shishas, handcrafted sips, and live music nights with amazing views of the city. Plus, Huqqa’s party vibes and inviting ambience make it an excellent choice for celebrating special occasions with friends.

Huqqa Riyadh, Cenomi U Walk, An Nakheel, Riyadh 11564, daily 8am to 1am. @huqqariyadh

Iris Café

One of Riyadh’s most stylish rooftop spots, Iris Café’s lively rooftop terrace draws in the crowds with its views and calming jungle of foliage. Among pops of greenery, you can chow down on sliders with a cocktail in hand as you overlook the skyline. With a resident DJ to bring the tunes and its immersive visual projections and holograms, this foliage-filled hangout has an inviting, unstuffy, and simply fun feel.

Iris Café, Ramla Terazza, 7713 King Fahd Rd, As Sahafah, Riyadh 13321, daily 10am to 1am. Tel: 053 777 6452. @irisriyadh



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The rooftop terrace at Robata piles on the wow factor with its minimalist décor and views over the city skyline. For peckish visitors, you can order a mixture of Japanese favourites, including sushi, tataki, tempura and more, along with a selection of indulgent desserts.

Robata, The Canopy, Hittin, Riyadh 13512, Sun to Thurs 1pm to midnight, Fri & Sat 1pm to 1am. Tel: 9200 05613. @robatasaudi

Stella Sky Lounge

St Regis Riyadh Stella Sky Lounge

Stella Sky Lounge is the latest rooftop staple located inside The St Regis Riyadh. This spot is best enjoyed after sunset, with lounge seating neatly arranged on the third-floor poolside. It’s got a sleek city rooftop feel, with zodiac-inspired mocktails and shisha served up to a live DJ and saxophonist six nights per week. This heavenly haunt is perfect for a few delish drinks, all while taking in the glowing city sights around you. Pair with a nibble or two: the food menu includes a selection of mezze platters, beef tacos, ceviche and grilled dishes.

Stella Sky Lounge, Third Floor, The St Regis Riyadh, daily 6pm to 2am. Tel: 011 508 8866. @stellaskylounge

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