Dining in the skies

By: Editor In Chief
Mon 10 August,2015


Filed Under: Fine Dining

It all begins when you step into the world’s fastest elevator. At a speed of 10 m/s, you ascend to a height of 442 metres in less than 44 seconds, and even before you have a moment to bask in the marvel of the journey up, the doors open, and you are greeted by the awe-inspiring view of Downtown Dubai and beyond.

Situated at a height of 442 metres At.mosphere, the Highest Restaurant from Ground Level, is an exclusive fine dining restaurant and lounge, located on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The third addition to Emaar Hospitality Group’s portfolio of independent ‘Lifestyle Dining’ outlets provides visitors with a special restaurant and lounge section. 


Leading the culinary brigade at the world’s highest restaurant, French national, Jerome Lagarde, has over 20 years’ international experience in acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants and dining destinations on three continents.

Tasked with taking the award-winning restaurant and lounge’s culinary standards to the next level, he is tasked with spearheading new menu development as well as exploring seasonal trends, adding his own unique creative perspective to the restaurant offering along the way.

Chef Lagarde’s culinary philosophy is centered around sourcing unique, high quality produce from around the world and using interesting and intriguing preparations to showcase a variety of complex cooking techniques for a unique dining experience.


Integrating two of the most popular choices of dining – a lounge and a restaurant boasting contemporary European cuisine – At.mosphere can host over 210 guests, and features a spacious arrival lobby, a main dining floor, private dining rooms, and display cooking stations.

The Restaurant allows for a relaxing experience with soft tempo music in the background. The interior is comprised of hand-polished mahogany wood walls with furniture in shades of amethyst and cocoa.   The At.mosphere Lounge is a chic venue, open throughout the week, seating 130 guests. It serves light lunches and high tea, before turning into a vibrant spot in the evening. Guests can enjoy a premium range of beverages, and unwind, as the sun sets. Savour high tea between 2:30pm to 5pm with panoramic views of the city from At.mosphere lounge. In addition to an à la carte menu enjoy a glass of bubbly to round off the experience. Guests can choose from high-quality coffees, a wonderful range of teas, mocktails, drinks, fresh juices, sodas and bubbly. The lounge offers light dining options that work perfectly with the beverage selection, in addition to specialties from the grill menu.