Nightlife in Dubai just keeps getting better and better. From trendy NYC bars to Beirut-style clubbing under the moonlight, this is a city that just doesn’t know how to slow down.
1. Hit a hot rooftop bar
Want to enjoy your sundowners in style? Head to Iris in The Oberoi Hotel in Business Bay where you’ll rub shoulders with the city’s trend-set while kickin’ back with some sensational live music acts. This indoor-outdoor rooftop spot has it all: killer happy hour deals, stunning skyline views and a 5-hour brunch that’s on everybody’s Friday wish-list.
2. Party under the white stars
Why travel to Beirut for an epic party when the next best thing is right on your desert doorstep? Legendary nightlife destination WHITE is one of the best award-winning nightclubs in Dubai that pumps up Meydan Racecourse with a crazy amount of energy every weekend. Expect a regular stream of celebrity performances, stage shows and partying under the stars.
3. Make room for play time
Not ready to grow up yet? Well neither is Toy Room nightclub! Next time you find yourself around DIFC, pop into the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel for some of the best London party vibes in town. Home to ultra hot Ladies’ Night specials every Wednesday and urban music mayhem on Monday, this boutique nightlife venue is the ultimate spot for party animals.
4. Get a taste of indie vibes
If you’re craving rustic-chic vibes served up with tasty cuisine and hardcore drinks, INDIE restuarant and lounge will have you loving their style. A funky Lebanese import with a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, head down for post-work bites and blazing live music when the night calls for something a bit more special. Oh, and they’ve also got killer discounts going throughout the week.
5. Rediscover a classic hangout
If you had friends visiting town for just one night, where would you take them? Rather than waste time exploring your options, head down to Barasti where the party never stops – from day to night. From beachside drinks and late-night live music sessions to Happy Hour discounts, this seaside joint has the kind of ‘young, wild and free’ atmosphere that’s made it a legendary nightlife institution.
6. Turn up those stereo beats
You know the drill: you and your mates are planning to go out but you wanna find a spot that caters to everyone’s mood. That’s where Stereo Arcade shines brightest, offering up a mix of dance club vibes and a live music pub – all under one roof. Considered as one of the most retro nightclubs in Dubai, expect a party that’s straight-up old-school.
7. Plan a trendy garden escape
Beautifully located on the 7th level of the Conrad Hotel, VII Dubai is a lounge and nightclub that loves appealing to the trendy crowds. With really funky avante-garde decor including a garden terrace that’s great for unwinding, this joint has some of the most talented mixologists in town.
8. Get in a New York state of mind
Tr!beca Kitchen & Lounge pays tribute to New York’s trendiest neighbourhood in all the best ways. From the funky art to the playful decor, this massive space in JBR is a slice of the Big Apple, right here in Dubai. Don’t forget to come down on ladies’ night every Tuesday – it’s always a great time.
9. Lounge from atop the city
Want to experience one of the city’s most incredible rooftop bars? Head down to 40 Kong in the H Dubai at sunset and wait for your jaw to drop. With sensational views and chill vibes, this lounge will make you feel a world away from the hustle of the city way down below.