The UAE has a wide selection of nightlife, and some of the best nightlife in the world lies in Dubai with a plethora of spots located within close proximity. Below are some of our top picks from across the nation:
The Barasti Bar in Le Meidien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is considered one of the best bars by the coastline and is ideal for those swelteringly hot days where a cool drink just does it all for you. The DJs on the site play both indoors and outdoors so you can choose when you feel like a change of scenery and sun.
Feel like a good meal before hitting the club? Why not do both in Carter’s in Wafi, Oud Methra? The restaurant slowly transforms into a top-of-the-line bar and the music kicks in hot at 10pm sharp every night.
Located in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Jumeirah Road, the Boudoir Nightclub has one of the very best reputations across the city and plays all sorts of music, but as soon as a bottle of champagne is brought to the table, the music is turned off to celebrate its arrival.
Maybe you prefer your sports with a cool drink, in which case your best bet is the Champions Sports Bar in Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira. Located next to the Hamarain Shopping Center, the bar houses a multitude of TV screens and plays the biggest sporting events throughout the year including Football, Rugby and Boxing. The bar itself is open daily between Midday and 2am except Fridays when it’s open between 6pm and 2am.
Poolside pleasures your game? Then you’ll love the Ikandy Ultralounge in the Shangri-La Hotel. This brilliant poolside lounge features a bar on the fourth floor and features pink lights which cause white clothes to glow and makes it ideal for pool parties.
Like your younger clubbing crowd? The Chi @ The Lodge in Al Nasr Leisureland is famous for playing popular funk, hip-hop and house music and often has nights themed around these genres. The huge nightclub encompasses four large rooms, a semi-outdoor dance area with a garden and a VIP room.
The Kasbar in Al Sufouh Road is located in the Royal Mirage Hotel and features a strong Moroccan theme across three terraced levels which overlook a lower dance floor. With a variety of DJs playing only the latest dance hits, the upper level is a more chilled venue with Arabian style sofas for a more relaxed evening.
Some people prefer comfort, class and a civilized modern experience. For that we recommend the Issimo Bar by the Hilton Dubai Creek which features a contemporary-design sports and martini bar full of cool drinks and large leather sofas with accompanying TVs.
Ku-Bu in the Radisson Blu Hotel incorporates a range of African themes and décor and brings on a relaxing atmosphere, combined with international music it’s the ideal place to start out on a night out.
Including a huge dancer floor, some of the top international DJs and podium dancers, Mix in the Grand Hyatt has an extensive history being Dubai’s first club ever and plays a fusion of Arabic pop, R&B and house music.
Like faster, more high-paced music and dancing? Try Malecon in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort. It contains an in-house Latino group and a salsa bar and transitions from an amazing restaurant to a livelier dancing club in the later hours.
After a colossal refurbishment and relaunch, Trilogy at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is back and bigger than ever featuring the world’s top DJs playing the hottest tunes from all across the globe. The club itself features three floors and is considered to have some of the best views in the city.
Scarlett’s in the Emirates Tower Hotel is the ideal place for that after-hours drink. It’s incredibly popular with corporate and business people and houses some of the most successful individuals when they step out of their offices.
The Apartment Lounge & Club in Jumeirah Beach Resort plays a range of music from R&B and Hip Hop to House and Latin. It should also be mentioned that ladies commonly receive free drinks shortly before midnight!