Nightlife in Dubai has improved by leaps and bounds since the mid 90s and party animals will find that this diversely rich city has much to offer in terms of night time activity. The party scene in Dubai is restricted mostly to large hotels as these establishments have a liquor license that allows them to serve alcohol in their bars, lounges and clubs. The crowd is largely mixed with people of both Eastern and Western originDubai has an astonishing and inimitable nightlife scene. This oasis in the desert is full of remarkable places. You can chill out in a lounge bar, relax and enjoy the sun in one of the many beach clubs and outdoor as the famous Cafe Del Mar Dubai, UAE Blu Marlin Ibiza, XL beach club, Nassimi and much more.
Dubai nightlife scene is one of the most prominent. For a night, come and discover the famous and unique Cavalli Club or enter Cirque Du Soir for a mesmerising experience. You would have the chance to go to the Armani Privé located in the world tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa and continue to party till late at Movida, People and VIP ROOM.
Nightclubs in Dubai offer unforgettable experiences right from the music to the venue. Few clubs can compete with the renowned 360º bar and club perched on the rooftop terrace at the end of a pier in the heart of the Arabian Gulf. As the name suggests, the club offers stunning views of Dubai’s spectacular shorelines as well as the Burj al Arab in the distance. Attracting popular international DJs from around the world, 360º is the perfect setting to relax with a drink and chill out to cool tunes into the wee hours of the morning. For a unique night on the town that can only be experienced in a vibrant city such as Dubai, party goers can opt to party on Nasimi Beach, an artificial beach set 7km out to sea. A grooving nightclub on weekends, Nasimi is equally comfortable as an elite beach club on week nights. For serious music fans, Trilogy, located at the Souk Madinat Jumierah, hosts some of the top DJs every week and is one of the best places to visit for modern music lovers.
Dubai nightlife, is known to host la creme de la creme. Snoop Dog, 50cent, Joackim Garrault, Bod Sinclar, Nelly, Wiz Khalifa, Nina Sky, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Vandik, Swedish House Mafia, Usher, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown… All of them came to Dubai in 2012!
Most nightclubs in Dubai will not allow entry to men wearing jeans, flip-flops, shorts or other casual attire. Women, on the other hand, can wear pretty much anything they want, depending on which part of town they go to. Many establishments employ bouncers who ‘selectively’ let in the best dressed people. In swankier clubs in Jumeirah and those in large hotels, short skirts, micro minis and short dresses are normal clubbing attire. If you are planning on going to some of the more questionable bars or clubs in Deira or Bur Dubai, it is recommended that you dress with a little more caution. You could also pack a pashmina in case you are planning on going out somewhere after clubbing.
Tuesdays, Dubai nightlife scene is dedicated to women, with the famous Ladies Night. Many venues offers free drinks to women, the best day if you wanna spend a nice time out with your girl friends. It’s a perfect night to spend out with your girlfriends. Some establishments also have a Ladies night on Sundays.
Thursday and Friday nights are the busiest in Dubai as Thursday is the last day of the work week, and Friday-Saturday is the weekend for most people.
Dubai also has some interesting laws when it comes to nightclubs. They all must close at 3.00am, 21 is the official minimum age allowed to purchase alcohol though some clubs can also refuse entry to anyone under 25.
If you come on holiday to dubai, you should be aware of:
- Tuesday night are Ladies night. Ladies usually get free entrance and drinks in most of the venues.
- Drink and drive is stricly prohibited