It’s that time of the year again–when we look back at all the new venues in Dubai that we’ve fallen in love with over the past year.

2019 has been a fantastic year for party animals with a number of new venues having opened up across Dubai. We thought we’d turn our attention to the ones we simply can't get enough of already!


Serving only the best in Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines, dig into your favorite dishes while enjoying top deep house, commercial and R&B tunes. From ladies’ night to live music, there’s a whole lot happening at the hotspot!

Location: C Floor Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC | Contact info: 054-994 0438


Fans of Brazilian and Spanish cuisines were thrilled to hear about one of Madrid’s most popular restaurants, Amazonico setting up its first outpost in DIFC. The vibrant venue has a host of signature dishes worth trying out!

Location: DIFC Pavilion | Contact info: 04-571 3999

ALICE Lounge

The enchanting new venue at the Sheraton Grand, Sheikh Zayed Road, will make you believe in fairytales again. One look at the whimsical interiors and you’ll know what we’re talking about!

Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel | Contact info: 04-344 7966

Antika Bar

Offering a Levantine experience, this luxurious bar and restaurant draws inspiration from the hidden theaters of Lebanon circa 1950. With live entertainment and Arabic artists taking center stage, don’t expect a single dull moment.

Location: DIFC | Contact info: 050-735 9177

Code DXB

Meydan hotspot, Soho Garden announced the addition of a brand new club called Code DXB over summer this year. Ever since then, the party spot continues to host electronic heavyweights around the world.

Location: Meydan Racecourse Grandstand | Contact info: 052-388 8849


One of Southeast Asia's famous rooftop bars, the swanky sky lounge was also featured as the backdrop for the final scene in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”. The venues triples up as a restaurant, sky bar and club lounge.

Location: Address Sky View Hotel | Contact info: 056-515 4001


Designed as “a social space for the city’s intelligentsia, tastemakers, trailblazers and night owls”, this is one venue that is definitely more than just another bar or gastropub.

Location: Souk Al Manzil | Contact info: 054-998 2003


This stunning bar, lounge and bistro opened its doors at Rixos Premium Hotel in JBR earlier this year. Ever since its launch, District quickly became a name on everybody’s lips as the venue triples up as a bar, lounge and bistro – all under the same roof.

Location: Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR | Contact info: 04-394 1832


If you’re counting calories, you have every reason to visit Chef Izu Ani’s FIKA–with only healthy dishes on the menu, the restaurant is heavily themed around the concept of wellness.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Hotel | Contact info: 04-406 8700

Indochine DXB

From Calvin Klein to Mick Jagger, A-listers have been flocking to this French-Vietnamese restaurant and bar in New York ever since it first opened its doors in 1984. And now, it’s found a home right here in DIFC!

Location: Gate Precinct 3, Level 2 DIFC | Contact info: 04-208 9333

La Mezcaleria

Having replaced Iris at Oberoi in Business Bay, this Beirut-born restaurant and lounge is perfect for fans of pan-Latin cuisine. With everything from quesadillas to tacos on the menu, you know where to go the next time you’re craving Latin food!

Location:  The Oberoi, Business Bay | Contact info: 050-423 4044

Mantis Dubai

When word got around of a nightclub opening up in DIFC earlier this year, party-lovers had every reason to be excited. Since its launch, Mantis Dubai has hosted some of the biggest international DJs this year including Andrea Oliva, P-Square and Nic Fanciulli.

Location: Podium Level, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC | Contact info: 058-892 2488

Mood Rooftop Lounge

Located on top of the Meydan Hotel, this stylish new venue offers 180-degree views of Downtown Dubai’s skyline along with an enchanting garden lounge that provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Location: Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba | Contact info: 054-440 0227


This luxury Greek beach club features a private beach along with an open-air dining area–much to the delight of both foodies and party animals in the city. What’s on the menu?! Only the best in Mediterranean cuisine.

Location: Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach | Contact info: 058-121 0000


Ever since its launch, the party spot has become a hot favorite amongst club-goers in the city. From DISTRKT Wednesdays to Boom Box Fridays, there’s a lot to look forward to at the iconic nightclub.

Location: Dubai Design District | Contact info: 04-587 6333

Train Beach Club

With everything that you could possibly want on your night out–from delicious grub to a gorgeous location with enviable skyline views–it’s no surprise then that the luxury beach club is already a favorite amongst the movers and shakers of Dubai.

Location: La Mer North Beach | Contact info: 04-343 6662


Known for serving impeccably-made French dishes and cocktails, Verde opened up at Jumeirah Four Seasons. With chef Jerome Lagarde spearheading the culinary team of experts at the venue, you can only expect the best in French cuisine.

Location: Restaurant Village, Jumeirah Four Seasons | Contact info: 04-333 8025


Offering a host of activities – both indoor and outdoor – under the same roof, you can expect something for everyone at this family-friendly venue. From a two-floor play zone to a licensed ten-pin bowling alley and much, much more.

Location: Atlantis, The Palm | Contact info: 04-426 2626


With trendy interiors, banging tunes and a restaurant serving only the finest in Mediterranean cuisine, WHITE Beach & Restaurant is easily one of the hottest spots on The Palm.

Location: Atlantis, The Palm  | Contact info: 055-200 4321

XO Club

Having replaced Gotha in Business Bay, XO Club has become a favorite amongst fans of Arabic music. Head to the trendy nightclub to catch some of the hottest homegrown DJs behind the decks.

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Al Abraaj Street, Business Bay | Contact info: 052-299 8855

Article published: 30th December, 2019
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