Dubai travel guide



Dubai Travel Guide

Nightlife in Dubai

In the contemporary Dubai, nightlife is vibrant with several evening alternatives depending on what visitors like. The cosmopolitan city is plenty of coffees visited mainly by expatriates, sophisticated bars, relaxed pubs, discotheques and night clubs. Other entertainment options include also cinemas, shopping, dhow cruises, concerts, and outdoor beach parties.

Within the broad range of night centers, the majority and the best are located at hotels. Because of there aren't specific nightlife districts; they are situated throughout the city. The nightlife usually starts at 9 or 10 pm and lasts until the small hours. A great thing about Dubai is that crime is practically unheard of, so visitors are safe getting a taxi or walking back to their lodging at any time.

Dubai’s nightlife is growing and attracts a lively and multicultural crowd. Modern bars and nightclubs are designed as a Western-style scene. More renowned DJs and international jazz and piano performers are arriving to the emirate, while discos usually offer different kinds of music during the course of a night.

Even though Dubai has an excellent nightlife, it is important to know the limitations, as there are strict laws in the emirate.
  • Liquor is not freely accessible in Dubai due to religious reasons. Most of the bars that can serve alcohol are just in hotels, but there are a few exceptions. The legal drinking age is 21.

  • Dubai's clubs and discos must close at 3 am. Visitors have to be at least 25 to enter a nightclub.

  • Dress codes for bars are often relaxed, however some places insist on no “inappropriate” clothing that may include jeans, trainers and sandals.
Bars & Pubs
Name Address Phone
Barasti Bar Al Sufouh Rd, Dubai Marina +971 4 399 3333
Vintage Wafi City, Umm Hurair +971 4 324 4100
Buddha Bar Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina +971 4 399 8888
360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah +971 4 406 8769
Barzar Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Jumeirah +971 4 366 6348
The Agency Sheikh Zayed Rd, Emirates Towers +971 4 330 0000
Irish Village Al Garhoud Rd, Deira +971 4 282 4752
Cin Cin Sheikh Zayed Rd, Fairmont Hotel +971 4 311 8316

Nightclubs & Discos
Name Address Phone
Amnesia The Palm Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd. +971 4 399 2222
Peppermint Club Habtoor Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina +971 4 332 0037
Trilogy Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah +971 4 366 8888
Kasbar Royal Mirage Dubai +971 4 399 9999
Mix Oud Metha, Grand Hyatt Dubai +971 4 317 1234
Oxygen Al Bustan Blvd, Al Garhoud +971 4 282 0000
Premiere Discotheque Deira Corniche (Hotel) +971 4 209 1234
Jungle Club Al Jazeera St +971 4 228 9977
Al Mushref St George Hotel, Bur Dubai +971 4 225 1122

Other Night Centers
Name Address Phone
Basta Art Cafe Bastakiya +971 4 353 5071
Rock Bottom Cafe Dubai WTC Rd, Regent Palace Hotel +971 4 396 3888
Gold Class (Cinema) Sheikh Zayed Rd +971 4 341 4999
Movies Under The Stars Al Qataiyat Rd, Bur Dubai +971 4 324 0000
Apartment Lounge Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah +971 4 406 8000
Madinat Theatre Al-Sufouh Rd, Jumeirah +971 4 366 6550
Harry Ghatto’s (Karaoke) Sheikh Zayed Rd, Emir. Towers Blvd +971 4 330 0000
Planetarium (DJ/techno) Wafi City +971 4 324 0072


  • Alcohol is very expensive, particularly in nightclubs and in hotels. A good alternative is to buy liquor from the Duty Free shop at the Dubai Airport.

  • Thursday and Saturday are the best nights for going out, while on Mondays, the majority of night centers are closed.

  • Happy hours are common. Tuesdays and Sundays are “Ladies Night” at various places, with women receiving free drinks.

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