Dubai is a city with an endless number of competing bars and nightclubs and beach clubs offering top class sound, decoration, and comfort.
Restricted opening hours, tight regulations, and steep prices mean that the nightlife in Dubai cannot be compared to other parts of the world. Find below some advice
Where to have a drink?
The only places that are licensed to sell alcohol are hotel bars and restaurants. Alcohol is available in the camps in the desert and on the tourist boats, therefore, despite the tight laws, visitors to the country won't encounter many difficulties if they want to have a drink.
Where to party?
Nightclubs in Dubai run on a very limited schedule: from 11 pm to 4 am. Most customers arrive around midnight and the club will generally peak from around 1 am onwards. Most places will close at around 4 am and then it is almost impossible to find another place open.
Among the hundreds of nightclubs in Dubai, some of the most popin places are
There is a smart dress code of shirt and shoes to access these clubs.
You will find a calendar of the different clubbing events in Dubai here?
How much cost?
Groups of girls: If you are part of an all-female group, then you simply need to look for events advertised as "ladies nights". On these nights, not only will you enter for free, but you will have an open bar for several hours, usually until 1 pm.
Couples and mixed groups: In addition to a smart dress code, most clubs will charge to enter. The average cost is 100 AED per person.
Groups of boys: Those who are lucky will get away with just paying the entrance fee, but in 90% of cases you will be obliged to pay a group reservation. The price of reservations in Dubai is very high, at least 2,000 AED per group, including a bottle. To try to avoid this charge, it is best to divide the group up and enter in pairs... good luck!