Aroma

Majestically set on the penthouse of the elegant Palazzo Manfredi, in Rome’s center, the Michelin starred Aroma offers a menu of classic Italian dishes on a picturesque outdoor terrace offering unparalleled views of the Colosseum. The 28-seat restaurant is at once intimate and grandiose, ideal for everything from al fresco romantic dinners to private parties.

Via Labicana, Rome, Italy

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Flair

Al fresco dining is taken to new levels at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, this rooftop restaurant and bar offers breath-taking views of Pearl Tower and the Bund. A selection of cocktails and premium brands as well as a seafood bar and pan-Asian appetizers make for an unforgettable evening in Shanghai.

8 Century Avenue, Pudong, China

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Downtown

Housed in the vice-regal splendor of the Earl of Miravalle’s palace, Downtown Mexico’s central balcony’s lounge offers an exceptional vantage point to relish in 17th-century colonial-era architecture and Manuel Rodríguez Lozano’s mural while delighting in al fresco bites. The enchanting building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Mexico City’s historic cobbled Centro Histórico.

Isabel La Católica 30, Mexico City

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Level 43

Dubai’s outdoor rooftop terrace takes in stunning panoramic views across the whole of the city – boasting views of the Burj Khalifa on one side and Burj Al Arab on the other. Perched high in the Four Points Sheraton the lounge’s views of the city’s magnificent sunsets and glittering Arabian Gulf enjoyed over cocktails make it a must-visit.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

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