Dubai’s claim to fame is its vibrant nightlife; Dubai has much to offer of late night entertainment and the emirate regularly hosts some of the most popular club nights and world-renowned DJs and artists from around the globe including David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Katy Perry, Nicky Minaj, Chris Brown and more.
There are many bars and nightclubs in Dubai, though most of these are located in hotels. The crowd varies from one club to another, but mostly consists of a mix of party goers of both Eastern and Western origin. Most Dubai clubs such as White Dubai (hyperlink), Cavalli Club (hyperlink), Cirque Le Soir (hyperlink), VIP Room (hyperlink) and Blue Marlin Ibiza (hyperlink) are packed on Thursday and Friday nights Thursday signals the end of the work week and Fridays and Saturdays are weekends for most working people in Dubai. Many popular hotspots host a ladies night (hyperlink) on Tuesday or Wednesday where ladies can enter for free and are even offered free drinks and food.
The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years of age and night clubs always adhere to this rule. For visitors, a passport is an acceptable form of ID, while for residents, an Emirates ID or a driving license will suffice. If you plan on drinking, make sure you take a cab back home or wherever you plan on going after; the UAE has absolutely no tolerance for drinking and driving and police are very vigilant; getting caught will guarantee jail time. Clubs typically start filling up after 10pm and all night clubs close by 3:00am.
Whether you’re looking to dress up for a night to Dubai’s best night clubs or just a casual night out with some friends, there are plenty of party spots to pick from.
Check our event section (hyperlink) to find out the most popular and happening hotspots of Dubai each night of the week.