Nightlife in Dubai is a brilliant experience. You get to choose from a variety of places and themes. Music ranges from Techno to Trance to House to Hip Hop. People come from different nationalities and backgrounds, and in most cases it's hassle free and your more likely to see a girl in scarf inside a club than witness a fight between too hyper drunk idiots.
Here we are laying out the top eleven places in which you can enjoy a wonderful clubbing experience:
11. Zincat Crowne Plaza:
This place is something of the past. It had its days and glories. That is not to say that it lost all its glamour as Zinc still retains one of the most desirable party people. Cabin Crew! Having the face card benefits, and located at the busiest part of Sheikh Zayed Road and across the highway from 21st Century Tower made this club one the favourite clubs for Cabin Crew. All of this covers for the fact that the place itself is stripped of any signs of class! It's also worth mentioning that where Cabin Crew are you can find Homo and Heterosexual people in abundance!
10. The Apartment at Jumeira Beach Hotel:
As you walk in it gives you the distinct feeling of an underground venue. But the crowd is diverse as usual, and the dancing is not as retarded as you might think! It's not as popular as it used to be, but the fact that it's located in one of Dubai's nicest hotels still gives it some edge.
9. Kasbar at The One & Only Royal Mirage:
Beautiful setting. 3-storey huge club, with exquisite decoration. It gets busy only after midnight, and the crowd is as diverse as ever. The problem here is that you might end up dancing with a prostitute, as they occasionally manage to creep past the bouncers. Also, they keep changing their policy; cover charge, no cover charge, couples only, or every man for himself!
8.Chi @ The Lodge:
Weirdly located by the infamous Cyclone and the arabic version of it Al Kofa somewhere near Maktoum Bridge is this unexpectedly popular night spot! The layout is strangely simple. It often looks like an empty box. However, Chi has developed a reputation for hosting some great DJ's like Armin Van Buuren, and with a multicultural crowd scattered in the many themed champers, The lodge has become a favourite for those residing in the older side of Dubai
7. Sho Cho's at Dubai Marine Resort:
Sho Cho's is home to a huge number of loyal customers. It's the favourite hang out area for a lot of people who tend to show up at Sho Cho's during every break they have. Located by and overlooking the beach, it offers a wide range of music genre with a speciality in 80's themed nights! If you are a barhopper, Sho Cho's will also be one of the places to go as it's conveniently located in the same resort as Boudoir, Malecon & Sarai!
6. Club 400 at Fairmont:
Classy and stylish. The place to see and to be seen. The successor of Pepperment. Wonderful music and great crowd. It's worth mentioning that the place is in a prime location across the street from Emirates Towers and nearby the Trade Center Roundabout.
5. 360 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
Unique in setting and atmosphere. The name explains the shape of the club/ lounge/ bar just off the shore of Dubai a few hundred meters away from Burj Al Arab. During the months between October and March there is nothing better than the sea breeze and the view in the vicinity of Burj Al Arab. The music is usually up to par, and the crowd is as relaxed and happy as it gets.
4. Barasti at Le Meridien Mina Siahi:
A wonderful beach club with great view of Atlantis and the Palm. As you get in you get confused because the place looks like a bar and sometimes as a shisha house. Then you go further in and it suddenly starts looking like a restaurant. Only after you go down the stairs to the lower level that you realize it also fits the description of a club! So basically, the place caters to all your needs. A dinner, a shisha, a drink and then you take it out of your system and dance the night away.
3. Buddha bar at Grosvenor's House:
Essentially an Asian Restaurant, Buddha bar one of the classiest and most exciting experience in terms of their unique music and crowd. The place is elegant and full of people dressed to kill. The mingling between the bar goers and the diners makes the place a little bit interesting, and if you are a car lover, just stand outside and watch the cars pulling over one after the other! The rejects can always end up in Bar 44 on the 44th floor of Grosvenor's House.
2. Boudoir at Dubai Marine Resort:
A small intimate club for the crazy ones. Amazing music and super excited crowd dancing themselves to death. The set up is classy, and the themes they do give the place that extra spice. You have to watch out as you won't be able to get in everytime you show up at the entrance. You have to dress to impress, and look the part!
1. Sanctuary at Atlantis:
The place is at the high end both in terms of atmosphere and cash you have to cough up! It's huge with a wonderful dance floor. An area for VIP's in an outdoor area, and a hughe whole for those looking for a less crowded and more personalized dancing space. The girls dancing on the ceiling mounted rails are wonderful. Great sensual dancing that you can enjoy while taking a break.
Still, there are many more places to experience and venture into in Dubai. Unfortunately are limited to eleven! Actually it was initially ten but then we decided to squeeze in one more!
If you are a nightlife fan, we recommend some or all of the above list and you can add spice to your life, whether you live in Dubai or just here for a visit.