Nightlife Dubai: a city in constant development, dominated by futuristic skyscrapers and unbridled luxury. The futuristic metropolis of the United Arab Emirates has a lot to offer in terms of nightlife, with its trendy rooftop bars, beach clubs and mega nightclubs. The ultimate guide to Dubai's best nightclubs and bars.
Located in the middle of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is undoubtedly one of the most modern and wealthiest cities in the UAE . This metropolis is a succession of futuristic skyscrapers, hotels, huge shopping centers, with shops, parks, swimming pools and even indoor artificial ski slopes, where you can ski even when it's forty degrees outside! Dubai is a paradise of glitz and unbridled luxury, and all of this is also reflected in its incredible nightlife , catapulting the city into the world's top ten destinations for nightlife!
Thanks to the booming and strong tourism of around 20 million visitors a year, Dubai has become the favorite destination for businessmen and wealthy tourists who flock to Dubai's many nightclubs . The metropolis of the United Arab Emirates offers a huge choice of spectacular ultramodern bars and clubs that compete with each other and regularly host evenings with the most famous international DJs. Extravagant and excessive, Dubai's nightlife offers the right kind of environment for a unique yet wild experience.
Most of Dubai's bars and nightclubs are located within hotel complexes , the only establishments that can serve alcohol. Although the consumption of alcohol on the street is strictly prohibited, in Dubai it is possible to drink freely in the various nightclubs. The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 and nightclubs often adhere to this rule very strictly. Visitors only need to show their passport at the entrance, while for residents an identity card or driving license is sufficient. Some clubs only allow entry to people aged 25 and over, so it's a good idea to check before planning an evening. If you plan to drink, make sure you take a taxi back to your hotel - the Emirates have zero tolerance for drunk driving and if the police catch you, go straight to jail.
By law, discos can only remain open until 3.00. Most people arrive around 10-11pm and the busiest time is usually around 1am, so keep these times in mind when planning your night out, as after 3am it is impossible to find an open nightclub .
While many bars have a fairly open attitude towards the dress code, the most exclusive clubs in Dubai usually apply a strict selection at the entrance : very popular shirts or elegant and fashionable dresses for men, while for women miniskirts and short dresses . You will hardly enter if you come dressed in jeans or worse in shorts and flip flops. The bouncers can decide whether or not to let you in based on your attire or the number of people in the group (especially if you are just men). Better to show up at the entrance in small groups and in the company of a few girls to have more chances to enter.
In any case, to enter the most popular nightclubs in the city you will have to be on the guest list , especially if there is some special event: you can often register for the evening or event directly from the club's website or facebook. Another way to guarantee your entry to Dubai's nightclubs is to reserve a table, but the prices are very high (around 2000 AED per group, bottle included). However, during the low season the various clubs have less restricted selections and it is easier to be admitted.
The crowd varies from club to club, but mostly consists of a mix of Eastern and Western descent revelers of all ages. The most popular evenings in Dubai take place on Thursday and Friday nights , as Thursday marks the end of the working week and Friday and Saturday are the weekend for most Dubai workers. Every Tuesday, however, there is the evening dedicated to women , during which women can enter for free in a large number of bars and nightclubs in Dubai and can take advantage of discounts and complimentary drinks. An evening not to be missed if you want to make new acquaintances and friends, considering that the nightclubs in Dubai are teeming with many beautiful women , especially Russian.
Where to go out at night in Dubai
Dubai does not have a real historical center or an area dedicated to night entertainment where bars and discos are concentrated. The district with the greatest nightlife is that of Medinat Jumeirah , a residential and hotel area where there are numerous bars and nightclubs where luxury and glitz are the masters. The streets within the complex are reminiscent of the atmosphere of a traditional market, which is why the area is also called the “Madinat Souk” and is very busy on weekends.
Another nice place to go out in the evening is the Dubai Marina , located along an artificial canal and boasting an array of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. This neighborhood is ideal for couples who want to take a long romantic stroll, and then relax in one of the restaurants that offer spectacular views of Dubai's canal and skyscrapers. The place is also equipped with jogging tracks and bike paths, thus making it ideal for anyone who wants to do cardio and soak up the beautiful views.
For a night of partying on the beach, head to Nasimi Beach , a man-made beach located seven kilometers from the coast that transforms into a giant club on the weekend. During the day, however, you will find numerous pool parties with lots of music and good cocktails until late in the evening.
For a quiet evening, take a tour of the Deira , where you will find a lot of restaurants and clubs for every taste and suitable for every budget, including many bars decorated in ethnic style that offer music and flavors of different cultures. In addition, in Dubai you can find some of the best restaurants in the world , many of them located on top of skyscrapers or hotels and with magnificent views over the city: an unforgettable experience that is worth trying at least once in a lifetime.
Clubs and discos in Dubai
(Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai) Located on the roof of the Meydan circuit , White Dubai is the largest and most exclusive nightclub in the city . The rooftop, which offers incredible views of the city skyline, is a high-tech and ultra-modern outdoor space that has become one of Dubai's most popular nightlife destinations : energetic nights, pounding music, incredible light shows and an energetic dancefloor to dance under the stars.
(Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Rd, Dubai) Open daily from 10pm to 3am.
Open since 2002 and located inside the Dubai Marine Beach Resort , in the heart of the Jumeira district, the Boudoir is one of the best nightclubs in Dubai . Inspired by the Parisian clubs of yesteryear, this club is frequented by the rich and high society people of Dubai and exudes luxury and glitz in every corner, with huge crystal chandeliers, red sofas and electrifying and elegant atmospheres. The club seats around 600 people and makes a very strict entrance selection, although it is much easier for women to enter (every Tuesday, women drink free champagne all evening).
The musical events differ every night with each event dedicated to a different musical genre and the club often hosts the best world DJs, as well as having hosted hundreds of international celebrities. The Bodouir Club represents the top of Dubai nightlife : not to be missed.
(Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeira, Dubai) Located inside the Atlantis Palm Hotel , N'Dulge is one of the symbols of Dubai nightlife . This impressive-sized superclub is divided into three areas, each with a very distinct character: N'Dulge Arena, Lounge and Terrace. The Arena, open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, hosts exciting club nights while the Lounge, in partnership with the renowned Nobu restaurant, serves deliciously refined signature dishes to indulge food lovers. The terrace is an outdoor place where guests can enjoy the lush landscape while dancing under the stars. The music offered is a mix of R'n'B and hip hop and the best nights are Friday and Wednesday, free entry for women.
Armani / Privé
(Burj Khalifa, Dubai) Open Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday from 11.00pm to 3.00am.
Located in the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa , Armani Privé is one of the most exclusive clubs in Dubai . The Dress Code is very strict and the prices are inaccessible to mere mortals but, once inside, the style and class of the place will really leave you speechless. This oasis of luxury and fun embodies the essence of the Giorgio Armani brand, with furnishings inspired by the Armani Casa collections and rigorous geometric and chromatic choices. The club is divided into three areas: a dance floor, a raised VIP area and a veranda overlooking the Dubai Fountain.
The rich and hip young people of Dubai gather here to be seen and celebrated. Between live performances and nightly sets by resident and international DJs, the party goes wild all night in the tallest building in the world.
Cavalli Club Dubai
(Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai) Open daily from 20.30 to 3.00.
The style of Roberto Cavalli and the nightlife of Dubai come together in the Cavalli Club , one of the most glamorous places in the city, frequented by tourists, rich and personalities of the international jet set, such as Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and the likes of Akon and Sean Paul.
The award-winning restaurant serves a menu of fine Italian cuisine, while the sophisticated lounge offers expertly blended cocktails, premium spirits and a long list of the best vintages. Roberto Cavalli's signature touch shines through in every detail, from the walls decorated with Swarovski crystals to the black polished quartz floor, attracting an elegant and discerning crowd who know how to party in style. The glamorous ambiance and low hanging chandeliers will remind you why this is one of the most exclusive and longest-running clubs in Dubai .
Cirque Le Soir
(Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai) Open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11pm to 3am.
Located on Dubai's famous Sheikh Zayed Road, Cirque Le Soir fuses the atmosphere of a circus and club concept into a mix of glamor and freak. A unique nightclub of its kind with themed evenings for all tastes and performances with clowns, burlesque dancers, waders, dwarfs, contortionists and fire eaters. In this unique and grotesque atmosphere, performances alternate with music selected by the best international DJs and celebrities present as guests (at Cirque Le Soir there have been famous people such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Scarlett Johansson and many others). On Monday evening there is the “Hip-Hop Chic” which attracts all the clubbers of the city.
(Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai) Located on the Palm directly on the white sand beach, Nasimi Beach is the busiest beach club in Dubai , a relaxed bar and restaurant by day that transforms into a wild club by night to party and dance on the beach to the rhythm of house and dance music played by the best international DJs. Live music starts in the early afternoon and continues late into the night attracting a cosmopolitan clientele with a "beach party" atmosphere. The beach restaurant offers excellent international cuisine and a wide selection of wines, cocktails and beers, and allows you to dine by the sea or by the pool.
Blue Marlin Ibiza
(Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, off Sheikh Zayed road Exit 399, Ghantoot, Dubai) Open Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 11pm.
Located in the heart of Dubai, the Blue Marlin is an Ibiza-style club . By day it is a beach club with swimming pool and restaurant serving Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine and a selection of first-class cocktails. As the sun sets, the laid-back beach vibe suddenly turns into a lively club, with dusk bringing a change of playlists, going from chill tunes to banging house. Offering fine dining day and night, smoothly stirred cocktails, poolside lounges and beach games, the Blue Marlin offers a complete package for relaxation and enjoyment.
(One & Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh 2, Dubai) Open daily from 11pm to 3am.
Located in the Royal Mirage Hotel on Jumeira's seafront, Kasbar is a trendy nightclub boasting authentic Arabic-style décor and an eclectic selection of live music and traditional dance. The colorful Kasbar rises over three levels, the upper two boasting ornate terraces overlooking the busy dance floor. This club is very popular with locals and expats alike, and is home to some of Dubai's best DJs, the types of guys who know how to keep the party going well into the night by playing the best hits from club, house, techno and pop Arabian.
(Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai) Open daily from 10pm to 3am.
Located inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel , the Zinc Nightclub is a modern industrial style club that offers a very curated musical selection ranging from hip hop to R'n'B, to House music and techno. Ideal if you want to spend the evening in a less elegant nightclub than the standard in Dubai.
Vip Room Dubai
(JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay Metro Station, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai) Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11pm to 3am.
Located inside the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel , the Vip Room is a club that is spread over two floors and always hosts some stars of the international jet set. Its style and opulence make it one of the most exclusive clubs in Dubai .
(Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai) Open Saturday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 1.30, Thursday and Friday from 9.00 to 3.00.
If you want to celebrate without the hassle of dressing up, the Barasti is the perfect place. Located on the waterfront in the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach resort , this club offers spectacular views of the deep blue Arabian Sea on one side and the impressive Dubai skyline dotted with tall towering buildings on the other. The music spans the most diverse genres and the chance to dance barefoot on the beach adds a magical touch to the place.
(Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah 1, Dubai) Open daily from 18.00 to 3.00.
Located at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa , the Malecon is a club that features live Latin American music. During the day the place is a restaurant, but in the evening it transforms into a lively dance club in the late hours and also hosts some of the best house music DJs.
(Al Falak Street, Dubai Media City Plot No.1, Media One Tower 43rd Floor, Dubai Media City, Dubai) Open Sunday to Thursday 11.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday 17.00 to 3.00.
Interesting high altitude club that combines luxury with hipster style. During the week the place is a relaxed lounge bar, but on weekends the club gets crowded and hosts great parties.
(Floor 7 / 7M, Pier 7, next to Marina Mall, Dubai) Open Saturday to Wednesday from 6.00pm to 2.00am, Thursday and Friday from 6.00pm to 3.00am.
Atelier M is one of Dubai's few original restaurant and nightlife brands, not just a popular franchise copied and pasted from major cities around the world. It is the ultimate expression of Dubai Marina's refined scene and nightlife. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Dubai Marina on the fantastic outdoor rooftop and take advantage of special offers on food and drinks (a 3-course dinner with 2 drinks included for only 190 AED, which is approximately 45 euros).
Every Tuesday is dedicated to women with free drinks for all the maidens, while on Wednesday evenings the drinks cost 7 euros and Thursdays are dedicated to r'n'b and hip-hop music. Guests can also enjoy free use of the swimming pool for the whole night!
(Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront, Dubai) One of the newest additions to the nightlife scene in Dubai , Gotha Club offers evenings with live entertainment and breathtaking entertainment. The nightclub is huge and spread over three floors, with eight VIP areas overlooking the large dance floor and a 15 meter long bar. Dozens of light bulbs hang from the ceiling, pulsing and changing color creating fascinating plays of light. The music on offer is a mix of R'n'B and house, and the club often hosts international artists.
(Al Meydan Road, Meydan Racecourse, Grand Stand, Dubai) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5.00pm to 2.00am.
Soho Garden is a restaurant, swimming pool and disco with live music and DJ nights. Always full of people, this club is great for carefree evenings and socializing.
(Jumierah Beach Road, Jumierah 1, Dubai) Open Monday to Wednesday 18.00 to 1.00, Thursday to Sunday 18.00 to 3.00.
Immersed in an ultra-trendy setting, this modern Japanese restaurant and lounge has become one of the must-see spots in Dubai. The place serves an eclectic Japanese menu including fabulous starters, main courses and the freshest sushi in town. Its platform overlooking the coast of the Gulf of Dubai has become famous for the best cocktails in the city. You can relax on the deck, eat fantastic Japanese dishes, drink excellent cocktails while listening to the best that lounge, house and deep house music has to offer. Sho cho regularly features famous international DJs from the most famous clubs around the world and is known for its really great nights.
(Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, Dubai) Open daily from 15.00 to 1.00.
Drai's is a nightclub that offers an authentic Las Vegas-style experience , with pool parties and views of downtown Dubai.
Boa Lounge & Club
(Al Habtoor City, W Dubai, 32nd Floor, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) Open daily from 20.00 to 3.00.
The Boa Lounge is another hip and ultramodern Dubai nightclub that offers fantastic party nights.
(Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Blvd, Dubai) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7.00pm to 3.00am.
Located at the Taj Hotel, the Billionaire Mansion is part of the homonymous chain of luxury nightclubs created by the Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore. The brand, born in 1998 with the first Billionaire nightclub in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, has become famous all over the world as a favorite of the international Jet-Set and celebrities.
Open from dusk until the early hours of the morning, the venue offers a unique gastronomic concept with authentic Italian cuisine paired with contemporary Japanese dishes. The main asset of the Billionaire Mansion is the natural interaction between the restaurant, the Lounge Bar, the nightclub and the karaoke room. Customers are enveloped in special shows, lights, colors and extraordinary music. To celebrate like true millionaires!
(Dubai Design District, Dubai) Open Thursday and Friday from 22.00 to 4.00.
Base Dubai is more than just a traditional nightclub: this huge open space hosts an endless list of world-famous artists; Paired with world-class shows and productions, the must-see state-of-the-art sound, light and pyrotechnic systems offer guests an experience much more like a festival or concert, but with all the luxury of a hip club. The accompanying light show is so spectacular that the club lights up like a beacon for miles around.
(JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai) Inspired by the style of New York clubs, 1Oak is a luxurious nightclub in Dubai that combines art, culture and music, to offer an alternative and unique experience.
(DoubleTree, Dubai) Open daily from 18.00 to 3.00.
Disco with R'n'B, Hip Hop and rap music. In the Stereo Arcade find some free-to-play arcade games such as Street Fighter II and the like.
(The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, Dubai) Open every day from 17.00 to 1.00.
The Boutiq is a classy nightclub divided into three main areas. The Gold Room, located on the first floor, offers an intimate setting perfect for relaxing, with signature cocktails and a large bar. The Main Room hosts a lineup of international and local DJs and on Fridays it quickly becomes a Dubai nightlife hotspot, while the VIP balcony offers a panoramic view of the dance floor, great for watching the scene and spot some pretty girls. the excellent sound system, combined with the 15 meters high ceiling and the impressive led lighting system, creates another level of entertainment and celebration.
El Chiringuito Dubai
(Rixos the palm, Dubai) Open every day from 9.00 to 24.00.
Coming directly from Ibiza , El Chiringuito also lands in Dubai and offers a beach club experience that combines cuisine and beach parties with music day and night.
(Byblos Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) Open daily from 20.00 to 3.00.
Known as one of the most glitzy venues in Dubai, the Chameleon Club offers some of the most spectacular state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems in the UAE. With flashing neon lights of varying colors and intense beams of light bouncing off every surface and a giant chameleon with an outstretched tongue as the centerpiece, an evening at the Chameleon Club is far from ordinary. Chameleon Club has something for everyone who wants to have an unrivaled club experience: let all your senses be teased by sublime tastes, textures and sounds in a kaleidoscope of color.
(Al Darmeet Street, Near Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai) Open daily from 11.00 to 3.00.
With stunning views of the Burj Al Arab, this beach club doesn't need a lot of help attracting the crowds. A relaxing environment of timeless whites and grays, lines of fuchsia here and there to revive the modern and minimalist furniture and a huge window with a wide view of the sea from which to admire fascinating golden sunsets.
(Al Mina Road, Capitol Hotel, Dubai) Open daily from 20.00 to 3.00.
The Czar is a Russian club that organizes numerous themed evenings and shows with entertainment.
Frame Night Club
(Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah 1, Dubai) Open Monday to Saturday from 11pm to 3am.
The Frame is a club inspired by burlesque atmospheres where the art of music and dance come together in the numerous performances on stage, live singing and dance performances. high-class entertainment, coupled with sumptuous cocktails and delicacies to sample, make this club a unique and fun alternative to the usual bar or nightclub scene. Perfect for an elegant evening.
Inner City Zoo
(The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Rixos Premium Dubai, Dubai) Open Tuesday to Friday from 11pm to 3am.
Wild parties at the Inner City Zoo , a club located inside the Rixos Premium Dubai .
Lock Stock & Barrel Jbr
(The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Rixos Premium Dubai, Ground Floor, Dubai) Open Monday to Friday from 11pm to 3am, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 3am.
Between the glitz of Downtown and the glam of the Marina, the Lock, Stock & Barrel is spread over 2 floors and boasts more than 8,000 square feet of space. Decorated with exposed brick, the venue exudes a very New York vibe to its design with prominent elements such as the Soho fire escape, vintage speakers, exposed metal beams, and reclaimed wood furnishings. The place is ultimately a party bar that focuses on live music and sports. With 2 well stocked bars ready to serve a large selection of beers, cocktails, wines and spirits; a live music stage, 13 screens, pool tables and happy hour every day. Not to be missed.
(M2, Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) Open every day from 20.00 to 2.00.
Maison Rouge is a nightclub full of effervescence, with party evenings embellished with live entertainment, with international dancers and great music.
(Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed, Dubai) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 23.00 to 3.00.
Recently renovated, the Movida is a trendy club that organizes excellent events and evenings, always very well attended.
(13th St, Dubai) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 11.30pm to 3.00am.
Offering an unforgettable luxurious nightlife in the heart of Dubai, the Omni Club offers Arabian and Oriental vibes with its live performers and professional Arab DJs. In addition to hosting the best known Arab artists, the club offers a wide variety of live entertainers such as fire shows, acrobatic dancers and Arabian dancers.
Provocateur - Empire Club
(Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 11.30pm to 3.00am.
Electronic music club in Dubai following in the footsteps of its New York incarnation, providing a global venue to listen to music suited to its international guests, in stark contrast to the city's existing nightlife landscape. Admission is strictly on the guest list only and table reservations vary based on availability.
(Grand Excelsior Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1, Dubai) Open daily from 11pm to 3am.
With modern, stylish interiors, music and lights and daily shows with professional DJ sets and dances, the Silk Club offers a range of themed nights for every taste.
Toy Room Dubai
(Al Murooj Complex, Dubai) Open Monday and Wednesday to Friday from 11pm to 3am.
Following in the footsteps of the London club of the same name, Toy Room Dubai offers an exclusive and fun clubbing experience. Just wait until you meet Frank.
Zero Gravity Dubai
(Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai) Open daily from 10.00 to 2.00.
Right next to the Skydive Dubai find the exclusive Zero Gravity beach club, bar and restaurant. With the Dubai Marina skyline and the Palm in the background you can relax on the private beach, enjoy the sunset with a hookah and a refreshing drink in the garden, have dinner or party all night long. Zero Gravity has a laid-back vibe during the day and when night comes it transforms into one of Dubai's hottest nightclubs .
DOME Lounge and Club
(AL Habtoor City - Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) Open Saturday to Tuesday from 2.00pm to 3.00am, Wednesday to Friday from 2.00pm to 12.00am.
Very elegant club with a long horseshoe shaped bar which hosts interesting evenings. Prices are a bit more expensive than average.
(DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai) Open every day from 18.00 to 3.00.
New York-style nightclub with funky graffiti scrawled on the walls, and a bright and creative atmosphere with live music and DJ nights that draw a crowd of trendy revelers.
(Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai) Open daily from 2.00pm to 3.00am.
XL Dubai is a club that is always very popular, from party brunch to party nights with dancers performing on stage next to the private cabins and the pool, and international DJs who recreate club atmospheres similar to those of Ibiza.
The bars and pubs of Dubai
(Grosvenor House Dubai, Al Emreef St, Dubai) Open daily from 7.30pm to 2.00am.
Located at the Grosvenor House West Marina Beach , the Buddha Bar has been rated as one of the best restaurants and bars in Dubai . This majestic venue houses an impressive two-story restaurant and bar serving imaginative cocktails. Guests can dine in the extravagant dining room, lined with plush carpets, adorned with rich red and luxurious golden furnishings, dazzled by the sparkling light of crystal chandeliers. Full of sophistication and style, the Buddha Bar's eye-catching and unique design makes it an unforgettable place to visit. The dining room is dominated by the famous four-meter golden statue of Buddha and an entire glass wall that rises 20 meters high. Surrounded by the sensual sound of chill out music, guests can enjoy a menu inspired by Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, with fresh seasonal ingredients from Arabia.
(Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai) Open Sunday to Wednesday 6.00pm to 2.00am, Thursday to Saturday 6.00pm to 3.00am.
Mercury Lounge is a trendy terrace that offers one of the best views of the Dubai skyline and the sea. The atmosphere is relaxed, with music played by DJs and a trendy crowd sipping delicious cocktails on the comfortable armchairs. The bar also offers dishes and appetizers inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and is great for an aperitif.
(The H Hotel, One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) Open daily from 20.00 to 3.00.
Located on the 40th floor of Hotel H , 40 Kong is an open-air rooftop cocktail lounge and restaurant with stunning panoramic city views. Featuring a refined design, this bar offers creative cocktails and a great music playlist that confirm 40 Kong as one of the most popular bars in Dubai .
(Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Um Suqeim, Dubai) Open daily from 19.00 to 3.00.
Decorated in a Polynesian theme, the Mahiki is particularly famous for its famous cocktails, prepared and served by expert mixologists and served in tiki cups. This cocktail bar plays an endless variety of cheerful and tasteful tunes that make it immensely popular even with celebrities and famous people who are not uncommon to meet here.
(Rixos Premium, Dubai) Open daily from 10.00 to 24.00.
Azure Beach for swimming day and night, a relaxing lounge area serving Asian fusion dishes for lunch and dinner, and poolside hookah tables where guests can sit and relax.
THE PENTHOUSE at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
(FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Dubai) The Penthouse is an elegant rooftop bar located on top of Dubai's FIVE Palm Jumeirah, with truly breathtaking views over the city. It is divided into two sections: the City View Lounge Terrace , which houses the day club and swimming pools, all overlooking the Burj Al Arab, and the Marina View Bar Terrace . Here, too, every Tuesday, women get three free drinks and flock to this incredible Dubai rooftop bar . Unmissable.
Level 43 Sky Lounge
(Level 43, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) Open daily from 2pm to 2am.
Located 155 meters high, Level 43 is a bar for true connoisseurs offering incredible views over the city. Relaxed but refined, the bar offers great drinks, as well as women's nights, jazz music and happy hours to keep it from being simply a hotel bar with a view.
(Level 27, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai) Open every day from 17.00 to 3.00.
An elegant lounge bar furnished in a modern and minimalist style. Their delicious seafood dishes are accompanied by a panoramic view of Dubai's skyscrapers, among which the inevitable Burj Khalifa stands out. A classy place with lounge music, where people come to see and be seen.
Luna Sky Bar
(Building 9, Unit GV09, Level GF Gate Village, Dubai) The Luna Sky is a bar located on the rooftop of the Four Seasons Hotel, from which you can admire a spectacular view of Dubai's financial district. With a trendy atmosphere, the bar offers dishes inspired by Japanese and South American cuisine. Great for a relaxed drink both before and after dinner.
(Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, Dubai) Open Saturday to Wednesday from 6.00pm to 2.00am, Thursday and Friday from 6.00pm to 3.00am.
This classy bar enjoys unparalleled views from its verdant third floor terrace, which is a true relaxing oasis in the midst of bustling Dubai. Climb to one of the high tables or sink into one of the many loveseats as you sip creative cocktails accompanied by a soundtrack of deep soul melodies. On weekends, the bar draws a cheering crowd, while the midweek vibe is more couples and friends enjoying a relaxing evening under the stars.
Chill Out Lounge
(Times Square Center - Ground Floor - Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai) Open Saturday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 22.00, Thursday and Friday from 10.00 to 23.30.
Inside the Chill Out Lounge you will find a constant temperature of -6 ° C with ice sculptures scattered here and there as in any self-respecting ice bar.
Observatory Bar & Grill
(52nd Level Dubai Marriott Harbor Hotel & Suites, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai) Open daily from 12.00 to 1.00.
Located on the 52nd floor of the Dubai Marriot Hotel, the Observatory offers stunning views and affordable drinks . Not to be missed.
(122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai) Open daily from 7.00 to 23.00.
Located at a height of over 442 meters on the 122nd floor of the tallest building in the world, the At.mosphere Lounge offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Just below the Burj Khalifa observatory on the top floor, this innovative venue holds the world record for the highest restaurant from the ground and boasts spectacular views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. Guests can choose between relaxing with a drink in the relaxation room and savoring Michelin star cuisine in the restaurant. Whether you are a connoisseur of fine cuisine, a lover of lounge bars or just interested in the view, the Atmosphere Lounge is absolutely not to be missed .
(Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai) Open every day from 18.30 to 24.00.
Ossiano is a restaurant that allows you to dine in contact with tropical fish, thanks to an incredible window overlooking the Ambassador Lagoon and creates an incomparable romantic atmosphere. Here refined cuisine meets creativity, with dishes that mix traditional flavors with exotic and innovative ones. Dinner is accompanied by excellent live music performances that enrich your experience even more.
(3rd Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai) Open Sunday to Friday from 4.00pm to 2.00am, Saturdays from 12.00pm to 2.00am.
Cargo is a lively harbor restaurant, reminiscent of 1960s Hong Kong with spectacular views of the Dubai Marina. The bar offers delicious Asian street food inspired cuisine, an extensive drinks menu and a relaxed and social atmosphere, making it the perfect place to meet, eat and socialize, whatever the occasion. Every day there is an aperitif from 17.00 to 20.00.
(Lobby Level, DoubleTree by Hilton, The Walk - Dubai, Dubai) Open Sunday to Thursday from 17.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 2.00.
A Scottish restaurant and bar offering fine Scottish whiskeys and typical Anglo-Saxon atmospheres.
(103 Al Mankhool Rd, Dubai) Open daily from 12.00 to 3.00.
Very popular lively Indian gastropub with urban and industrial décor, with high tables, exposed lighting and eye-catching street art. The tables lined up in front of a rather large stage where live music is played a few times a week, while every Tuesday evening there is a DJ set.
(Marina Promenade, Pier 7, 6th Floor, Dubai Marina, Dubai) Open Sunday to Thursday from 6.00pm to 2.00am, Friday and Saturday from 2.00pm to 2.00am.
Asia Asia is one of those places you can't help but love. From its stunning views of Dubai Marina to the creative cocktails and great food it serves, this trendy, dimly lit bar is always packed. Every Tuesday the bar hosts one of Dubai's most famous women's nights (three complimentary drinks for the ladies), while on Thursdays there is a live saxophonist from 10pm. The sophisticated and lively bar has a large following and draws a well-dressed crowd.
(Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai) Open Saturday to Monday from 16.00 to 2.00, Tuesday to Friday from 16.00 to 3.00.
This colonial-style bar with a large wooden veranda overlooking the man-made waterways and Burj Al Arab is a local favorite. This is where expats take their friends and families on vacation for sundowners as they watch the sublime sunset and, once dark, the Burj Al Arab light show. A tourist place but not to be missed.
(31 A Street, Al Garhoud, Dubai) Open Thursdays 11.00 to 3.00, Friday to Wednesday 11.00 to 2.00.
Dubai's famous Irish Village recreates the look and charm of a traditional pub, making it a favorite meeting point for expats. The atmosphere is simple and friendly with outdoor seating for a good pint of beers. There are often live concerts.
(Saeed Tower One, Dubai) Open every day from 8.00 to 2.00.
The Fibber is an exact replica of a real Irish pub. Upon entering you will forget that Dubai's skyscrapers are just around the corner. Live music, great food and beer. Every first Wednesday of the month, the bar hosts live Irish folk music.