Dubai at night is absolutely unlike anything you’ll experience anywhere else in the world.
The city is world-famous for its wild nightlife, and it’s something you definitely have to see for yourself.
There are so many choices when it comes to Dubai nightclubs that it can be difficult to know where to start – so we’ve compiled a listing of some of the best nightclubs in Dubai with focuses from DJ’s to live acts and everything in between.
Let’s see what Dubai has to offer after dark.
Updates have been made to our selection as of November 2022 – but the nightclubbing world is ever changing! Always check with the venue prior to visiting in case there are special opening hours or changes in special offers.
Billionaire Dubai – The Club
Billionaire Dubai – The Club (formerly known as Billionaire Mansion) is a part of the Billionaire Life brand, which was the brainchild of entrepreneur Flavio Briatore. Today, it is one of the best dinner-come-night clubs in Dubai. The restaurant is just as famous as the nightclub, offering various authentic Italian and New Asian dishes.
Once you’ve had your meal at this classy Downtown establishment, get ready to party. This is the perfect venue if you are looking for a complete evening of entertainment followed by dancing the night away with internationally renowned acts making regular appearances and stunning vistas over the city.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Where to find Billionaire Mansion: Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Downtown Dubai
Learn more at billionairesociety.com
Turning extraordinary evenings into memorable mornings – CODA underground nightclub located in Fairmont Hotel, SZR bursts with energy, bringing clubbing back like it’s meant to be. This gem of a night spot has earned a great reputation with a line-up of local and international DJs, performers and singers, and secret-invite-only events.
Entry strictly by guest list and reservation confirmation only – open 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM, Thursday to Saturday.
Where to find Coda: Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
One of Dubai’s best dance clubs can be found on the 32nd floor of the V Hotel. As a result, it offers incredible views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Water Canal. This club is known for its ultra-luxurious interior, dynamic visual and lighting effects, and wide range of music.
Depending on when you go, you can hear anything from R&B to urban to pop with a carefully curated line upcombining both premier and up-and-coming DJs and international renowned artists
Where to find BLU: V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Zero Gravity is unique because it’s an open-air club that’s right next to the beach. By day, it’s a nice place to relax by the ocean as one of Dubai’s premier beach clubs. But once the sun goes down, it transforms into a party zone with a fun, vibrant atmosphere.
This club features delicious cuisine and international DJs playing music every weekend. It’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for a lively nightclub with a spectacular view. Open daily (expect Wednesdays) until 9:00 PM, Friday’s open until 2:00 AM.
Where to find Zero Gravity: Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Dropzone, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai
Barasti is another classic Dubai institution that happily transports revellers from day into night. The legendary Beach Bar is open from 9:00 AM for your sunseekers, all the way through until 2:00 AM.
Expect classic DJ hits and a relaxed nightlife vibe.
Where to find Barasti: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Souf Road, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Learn more at instagram.com/barastibeach
1OAK stands for “One of a kind”, and this club certainly lives up to its name. It’s one of the best nightclubs in Dubai for singles and a frequent hangout spot for celebrities. Its interior has a futuristic atmosphere and is the perfect place to go if you want to feel like a rockstar.
Unlike several other clubs on this list, 1OAK’s music focuses more on local DJs than big-name performers. This makes it an excellent place to dance, party, and enjoy Dubai at night.
In 2022, they welcomed a new opening, “The Terrace” on Dubai Canal, to extend the party atmosphere outdoors. 1OAK is open nightly 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM.
Where to find 1OAK: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Soho Garden Palm Jumeriah
Capturing the essence of Dubai living, Soho Garden Palm Jumeriah is the ultimate in the cosmopolitan lifestyle. One part buzzing urban scene, one-part tranquil-walled garden there is something for everyone in this happening spot.
Where to find Soho Garden Palm Jumeriah: Rooftop West, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Learn more at sohogardenpalm.com
Also see their original flagship venue sohogardendxb.com
The very essence of Dubai nightlife, Sky 2.0 is the ultimate Dubai Dance Club night no party-seeking visitor should leave off their Dubai itinerary! Designed with a spaceship feel, dance-goers will love the modern sound systems, bendable screens and light show here.
Sky 2.0 is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:30 PM to 4:00 AM. Thursday’s are all about urban locale – HipHop, RnB, and Afro beats; Fridays expect plenty of neon for the Boom Box disco party, and Signature Saturdays will take you from HipHop to House mashups.
Where to find Sky 2.0: Dubai Design District, Dubai
Suave and sophisticated, Armani/Prive is everything you expect of a premium nightclub situated inside the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. Socialise and dance in the lounge and terrace designed by Giorgio Armani himself with vibrant beats coming from the resident and visiting international artists and DJs.
Open 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM (Closed Monday’s and Wednesdays)
Where to find Boudoir: Burj Khalifa. Downtwon Dubai, Dubai
Always making a regular appearance in the top ten clubs in the UAE, Club Boudoir has hosted over 200 international celebrities since opening it’s doors back in 2002.
Over the last 13 years, the name ‘Boudoir’ has become a legacy for the partying crowd in Dubai. Open Daily 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM.
Where to find Boudoir: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah St, Jumeirah, Dubai
2022 Reopen date TBC
Drai’s Dubai is widely considered one of the best hip-hop clubs in Dubai. It was once a relaxed daytime pool club. Now it’s 100 per cent focused on serving the Dubai nightlife scene with its incredible hip hop and R&B performances.
Drai’s Dubai has hosted some big names like others on this list. These include Wiz Khalifa, Ne-Yo, and Nelly. It also has ladies’ night once a week, in which complimentary drinks are served for the girls. Doors open 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM.
Where to find Drai’s Dubai: Gate B, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, Dubai
Temporarily Closed! Expected re-opening in December 2022
We’re still sneaking this one onto the list as it should definitely be on your radar planning a visit to Dubai in 2023.
Not only has White Dubai been one of the best nightclubs in Dubai in recent years, but it’s also frequently been considered one of the top 100 nightclubs in the entire world. Located on an open-air rooftop at Meydan Racecourse, this club often hosts world-famous musical acts playing music on a state-of-the-art sound system.
Additionally, White Dubai features spectacular light shows and an incredible view of downtown Dubai. It also has two ladies’ nights a week. This award-winning venue is simply a must-see for anyone visiting Dubai.
Where to find White Dubai: Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop, Dubai
The nightclubbing scene is constantly evolving in Dubai, so make sure you check back in before your trip to Dubai to see what’s new, what’s closed, and where the party is at.
New Nightclubs in Dubai
If you fancy something fresh, some new venues for 2021-22 we hope to review soon and possibly move up the top of our list include:
- Vision Club Dubai at H Hotel Dubai
- Mafia Dubai at Sofitel Downtown
- OMNI Club Dubai at Wafi residences
- Sinners DXB at InterContinental Dubai Marina
- b018.dxb at Media One Hotel
- Float aboard QE2 came up with some rave reviews on opening in 2021 (though looks to still be closed coming into winter 2022-23)
NB – a few that have closed in recent years that some websites/YouTubers continue to regurgetate still as “the best nightclubs in Dubai” include BASE, 360, Cue, Chi @ The Lodge, People By Crystal
You may also like to pop on over and see what’s happening during the day, Dubai’s hottest beach clubs can be found here.
We’re working on a selection of the best dinner/dance nights out next!
Things visitors should know about the nightclubbing scene in Dubai
The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years of age and Dubai nightclubs adhere to this rule very strictly. Don’t even think about driving if you’ve had a drink as there is zero tolerance for drink driving and you’ll almost guarantee yourself in front of the courts if you are caught by police.
For visitors to Dubai, a passport is an acceptable form of ID, while residents will need their Emirates ID or a driving license. Whilst 21 is the legal drinking age, some clubs may limit entry to those 25+.
Although skimpy party wear, in general, is frowned upon in public places in Dubai, nightclubbing attire is a whole different ball game. Dubai nightclubs are really dress to impress places – for ladies, this means short skirts and microminis wouldn’t be turned away, and gents will want their nicest shirts and trousers.
If you are catching transport on the way to a nightclub, it would be advisable for ladies to cover up. If you are casually dressed in jeans, shorts, or flip flops, other than at beach clubs you are likely to be turned away.
You can read more about the dress code in Dubai here.
This is highly variable. Some will extend the party all the way from brunch closing through to the early hours, whereas some won’t open until restaurants close. You can bet on most being open until at least 3:00 AM.
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