Dubai Nightlife

Nightlife in Dubai is considered the most lively and diverse in the UAE. Sharjah is about the only emirate that doesn’t have any UAE nightlife to offer. UAE nightclubs have flourished over the years and now provides a diverse range of things to do for tourists when the sun goes down. Upscale Dubai luxury hotels offer UAE nightlife like jazz clubs and piano bars but many excellent nightclubs are found inside a variety of Dubai hotels.

Nightlife in Dubai is especially hot on Thursdays and Saturdays, while you’ll find Dubai nightlife tends to be pretty dead on Mondays. UAE nightclubs shut down between 1am and 2am and the legal drinking age is twenty-one. A host of famous DJ”s have begun flocking to Dubai, a catalyst for the lively, emerging club scene. To enjoy Dubai nightlife at many clubs you must be 25 or over. Late night clubs have to close by 3am at the latest by law and most implement a fairly relaxed dress code. Ditch your jeans and sandals for the night to ensure you’ll have no problems getting in.

Abu Dhabi nightlife plays second fiddle to Dubai yet there are a great number of bars, pubs, clubs and discos to choose from. The Zenith Club is the most favored when it comes to Abu Dhabi nightlife. The club is located inside the Sheraton Hotel, a multi-level venue drawing guests by hosting big names visiting town. For night owls Abu Dhabi nightlife is paramount. Venues include anything from sleek bars to pumping discos. The UAE nightclubs in Abu Dhabi are mostly found inside the major Abu Dhabi hotels where alcohol licenses are freely distributed.


Plentarium NightclubThe best nightlife in Dubai is at Planetarium, the most popular nightclub in Dubai’s Wafi City, and is restricted to ladies, couples and club members. The party scene is unrivaled with a full menu full of beer, wine, abundant spirits and cocktails, late night snacks and a rocking resident DJ attracting plenty of prestigious guests for hours of fun and excitement.

Kandy Club

Kandy Club NightclubKandy Club, inside the Fairmont Hotel, is all about the beats. Dark and sexy with a fantastic light show, the club is always packed with people dancing into the wee hours to the best house, Indian, hip-hop and funky, Asian theme mixes.


Zinc NightclubDubai nightlife explodes at Zinc, inside the Plaza Dubai. A combination of restaurant/bar/lounge and dance club, the best DJ’s and live bands mix it all up and create one of the most progressive dance floors in Dubai and some of the best UAE nightlife around.

Buddha Bar

Keeping with the exotic and mysterious, the multi-level Buddha Bar inside Grosvenor House, lures in large, diverse crowds over three floors with three distinct atmospheres. The restaurant, bar and lounge together create nightlife in Dubai with a diversity from relaxed to raging.

Lotus One

Lotus One NightclubCutting edge design, delicious pan-Asian dishes blended with ultra hip music has made Lotus One, inside the World Trade Convention Centre, one of the major evening attractions. Comfortable and modern, move to the rhythms of chill sounds while savoring a slightly more upscale, calmer crowd.


Kasbar NightclubSituated on Jumeirah Beach Rd, Kasbar features Arabian decor and a wide range tunes played over three vibrantly colored levels topped by elaborate terraces with panoramic views. Groove on the swiveling dance floor to house, club, pop, and techno hits and shmooze into the night with colorful expats and locals alike.

Peppermint Club

Peppermint Club NightclubThough sometimes a long wait to get in, spending a night out at the Peppermint Club is well-worth it for memorable UAE nightlife. Dancing is the main name of the game at Peppermint. Fired up crowds thrown into dance floor mania as DJ’s pump out the best party tunes around.

Apartment Lounge

Apartment Lounge NightclubInside the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, trendy Apartment Lounge has re-established itself as one of the best UAE nightclubs around. Two separate areas allow you to chill with a cocktail or let loose on the dance floor. DJ’s spin modern dance music, funky house, 80"s hits and much more.


Trilogy NightclubScoring the highest rating for best dance music, Trilogy, inside the Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most celebrated venues for the best Dubai nightlife. The Moroccan-style, three-level club offers a variety of moods and the biggest and best names in DJ’s.

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