Nightlife in Dubai: The 10 Best Bars and Clubs in Dubai
Whether a cozy evening with wine and beer or a long party night. The nightlife in Dubai is almost inexhaustible! We have summarized for you the 10 best bars and clubs in Dubai. In the lower part of the article, you will also learn everything you need to know about alcohol consumption in Dubai.
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The 10 Best Bars & Clubs in Dubai
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- Dubai Marina
Seven Unusual Bars in One Building with a Magnificent View
Pier 7 is one of the evening hotspots of the Dubai Marina. There are seven different bars and restaurants in the round building. Each floor houses just one restaurant/bar with its own style and flair. On the roof terrace and also on the terraces of the seven floors one has a breathtaking view of the city's skyline. Especially recommended is Asia Asia, which sends its visitors on a journey through Asia. While most of the food is eaten in Pier 7 in the early evening, the individual floors turn into bars with dance music at around 9 pm.
Experience Ireland in the Middle of Dubai with a Chilled Irish Beer
The Irish Village invites you to enjoy a cool beer in the intimate beer garden with live music. You have the choice between several Irish Pubs, which are located directly next to each other. Good entertainment, a refreshing beer, friendly people and a cozy atmosphere can be found in each of the pubs.
- Dubai Marina
Beach Bar with Hip Music and Caribbean Flair
The Barasti Beach Bar is located directly in the Dubai Marina district. Here you will find a purely Caribbean vide with palm-covered roofs on the terraces and a refreshing cocktail directly on the sandy beach with a view of the Arabian Gulf! During Happy Hour especially, the Barasti Bar offers very inexpensive drinks. The price-performance ratio is good though and is comparable to prices in Berlin's clubs.
- Dubai Marina
First-Class Asian Ambience and Delicious Cocktails
The biggest eye-catcher in the Buddha Bar is the huge golden Buddha statue. This statue seems to watch over the bar (including the restaurant) with its height of about 10 meters. The Buddha Bar in Asian chic is perfect for enjoying sushi and a cocktail or beer in a cozy atmosphere. Those who like it a little more private will feel at home on the gallery on the first floor. At this point, it should be mentioned that our palate has never been as flattered as it was by a free nut mix that's served in the Buddha Bar ;-)
- Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road
Enjoy a Delicious Beer in Dubai's Longest Bar
Long's Bar is the perfect place to end the day or to start the evening. The bar is one of the longest in the Middle East. Here you can enjoy delicious cocktails, wine or beer as well as small snacks in a homey atmosphere. The bar also has a very tasty and popular restaurant. Insider tip: Enjoy a portion of crispy French fries!
- Dubai Marina
Excellent Bar with Magnificent Views over Dubai Marina
Bar 44 is located on the 44th floor of Grosvenor House. In the bar, you'll have a large selection of individual and very tasty cocktails. Enjoy your evening with a romantic view over the Dubai Marina with grandiose service, a comfortable atmosphere and delicious drinks and snacks! Bar 44 was awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" by Tripadvisor in 2014 - definitely worth a visit.
- Hotel Burj al Arab
Enjoy an Evening in the Most Luxurious Hotel in the World
The Skyview Bar is located about 200 meters above sea level in the luxury hotel Burj al Arab. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of Dubai with exclusive cocktails, or a glass of wine or champagne. And all this without being an overnight guest in the Burj al Arab yourself. The live music also provides a comfortable atmosphere and gets you in the mood for the evening to follow.
Chi @ The Lodge
- Oud Metha (nahe des Creeks)
Music. Music. Music. and Music. - for Everyone.
Chi @ The Lodge offers four very different areas - so there is definitely something for every taste. In the Chi Garden, grandiose R&B and house beats are played and danced to. All rock music and indie rock lovers will find themselves in Chi Red. Hip-hop, soul and funk are played on the turntables of the Chi Lounge.
- Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone
Outdoor Bar With Infinity Pool
The Zero Gravity Beach Club is ideal for warm summer nights. The 39-meter long infinity pool and private beach section invite you to cool off. In the evenings there are regular live events with well-chosen music. In the Zero Gravity Beach Club, there are several indoor and outdoor bars with a large selection of beers, cocktails, schnapps, and champagne. In 2018, Time Out magazine named Zero Gravity the best beach club in Dubai.
White Club Dubai
- Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop
A Dance Floor Under the Starry Sky with Breathtaking Views of Dubai's Skyline
The White Club in Dubai is ideal for those who want to party until late into the night. The club is often used by well-known DJs from all over the world to provide the best entertainment. The view from Club White onto Dubai's skyline is indescribable. One should note that the club does not open until 23:00. Especially recommended for all women are the Ladies Nights, which take place regularly in the White Club in Dubai. On this day, a free drink and many other specials await you. So dress up and come ready to dance!
Dubai's Nightlife: How to Celebrate Here
Whether an exclusive drink in a chic bar, a cool beer or electro sounds in the discos - Dubai's nightlife offers its visitors a great variety of venues and different music styles. It is not for nothing that Dubai is known for the nightlife of the extra class. The selection of clubs and bars in Dubai is virtually inexhaustible. Whether a rooftop bar with a view of Dubai's skyline, a beach club/beach bar, a large indoor or outdoor disco, the nightlife in Dubai leaves nothing to be desired.
While some prefer to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer in a cozy lounge, others like to party until the early hours of the morning in the hottest clubs in Dubai. If you like to dance to sounds from all styles, Chi @ The Lodge is the place for you. If you prefer to be in the R&B and house scene, you shouldn't miss The Apartment.
Dubai also has the right party for the younger audience between 12 and 18 years of age. Club Rush invites all teenagers to celebrate with a breathtaking laser show and with soft drinks.
Do's and Don'ts in Dubai's Bars & Clubs
In Dubai, alcohol is only served to adults aged 21 and over. That's why admission to bars and clubs is strictly controlled - so you should always have your ID with you. In contrast to the clubs in most parts of Europe, most clubs in Dubai do not open until 11 p.m. and close again at 3 a.m. at the latest. However, you should go home a little before the end, as there is a big rush to the taxis at 3 o'clock. If you don't want to wait too long for your taxi, say goodbye around 02:30 a.m.
Dress Codes in Dubai's Bars & Clubs
Many of the renowned clubs have a dress code - which varies from event to event. So you should find out about the dress code by checking on the website of the respective club in advance.
Alcohol Consumption in Dubai
In Dubai, it is forbidden by law to consume alcohol in public. So you shouldn't sit on a park bench with a bottle of liquor or beer. Although this behavior can often be seen in Dubai, it is not welcome.
In addition, Dubai has a per mille limit of 0. The best way to get home is to call a taxi, even if you have only drunk a beer.
FAQ – Alcohol Consumption in Dubai
Since the subject of alcohol in Dubai is a topic that one needs to be informed about and is often not so easy to understand, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers for you.
In Dubai, alcohol consumption is only permitted from the age of 21. Bars and clubs also strictly check the ID cards at the entrance, because here too a minimum age of 21 years applies.
In general, it is not possible to buy alcohol in supermarkets, petrol stations, etc. in Dubai for religious reasons. There are extra supermarkets where you can buy alcohol, but you need an alcohol license. Until now, this alcohol license was only available for non-Muslim locals. In 2019, however, the government announced that it would also issue alcohol licenses for tourists in the future. These can be applied simply by filling out a small form and presenting your passport in the liquor stores/supermarkets that sell alcohol. In (hotel)-bars alcohol can, of course, be bought without any problems, as long as the locality itself has a liquor license.
Additionally, there are supermarkets at the airport (directly at the check-out) that offer alcohol.
In principle, there is a public ban on alcohol in Dubai. One should therefore really only consume alcohol in a hotel or bar. Also, bars and clubs need an extra alcohol license. It is, therefore, a fact that some restaurants do not serve alcohol.
Alcohol is generally much more expensive in Dubai than in countries like the US, UK, and Germany. For example, a beer cost usually starts from 7 euro upward, and in more chic bars usually around 12 euro. Cocktails cost about 20 euros. However, these prices serve only as a rough guideline and can vary greatly from bar to bar.
Tickets for the Most Beautiful Attractions in Combination with a Cocktail or Beer!
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