Night clubs in Dubai overview
Dubai is famous for its lively night clubs, most of which are located in hotels. The club crowd is mixed, bringing together Eastern and Western nationalities. Most clubs are busiest on Thursday and Friday nights—which are the weekend nights in Dubai—but during the other days of the weeks the clubs have events as well, like ladies’ night. Tuesday is ladies’ night in Dubai, where women enter free of charge and are sometimes offered free drinks or canapes.
Alcohol in clubs
Drinking alcohol within the clubs is tolerated. You must be 21 to drink alcohol in Dubai. Visitors can bring a passport to verify age. Residents of the UAE can bring their Emirates ID card or a driver’s license. Be aware that public drunkenness is taken very seriously in Dubai, and can land you a fine or jai time. Dubai also has zero tolerance for drinking and driving, so be sure to take a taxi home even if you only have one drink.
Many clubs have a strict dress code, so be sure to check their website before attending. Party wear is completely acceptable in clubs, for women this includes short dresses and miniskirts. Flip flops are usually not allowed.
Club opening hours vary, and they usually close at 3:00 a.m.
Cover charges at night clubs
Cover charges vary from club to club. Sometimes entry is free of charge or can reach up to 200 AED:
List of nightclubs in Dubai
Eurasia The Club: Carlton Hotel in Deira, Dubai
360: Jumeirah Beach hotel, at the end of the Marina Walkway
A Club: Jumeirah 1, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa
Amika: The H Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Amnesia Underground: Dhow Palace Hotel on Al Mankhoul St.
Armani Prive: Armani Hotel Dubai,
Atelier International: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Atelier M: Dubai Marina, Pier 7
Bapas: The H Dubai, Number 1
Boudoir: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Boutiq: The Address Dubai Mall
C-Bar: Al Murooj Rotana
Casa Latina: Ibis Hotel Al Barsha
Cash Club: Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
Catwalk: Golden Tulip Al Barsha
Cavalli Club: Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road
Chameleon Club: Byblos Hotel Tecom
Chi: Oud Metha Road, behind American Hospital
Chinawhite: Grand Hyatt Hotel, near Garhoud Bridge
Cielo: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Cirque Le Soir: The Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road
Club Seven: Mezzanine Floor, Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel
Cymatics: The Monarch Hotel
Czar Nightclub: Al Mina Road, Capitol Hotel
Embassy: Grosvenor House Tower 2
Joseon Club: Byblos Hotel
Kandy Club: Dubai Media City
Kasbar: One & Only Royal Mirage
Ku-Bu: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Level 41: Media One Hotel
Mahiki: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Mansion: Melia Hotel Port Rashid
Mavericks Club: Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Movida: Nassima Royal Hotel
N’Dulge: Atlantis, The Palm
O2: Sofitel The Palm
People by Crystal: 18th Floor Raffles Hotel
Pulse: Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai
Rare The Place: Media Rotana Hotel
Republique: The Address Dubai Mall
Sensation Club: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sho Cho: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Societe Dubai: Dubai Marina Byblos Hotel
Square Nightclub: Level 5 JW Marriott Marquis
Studio F/ F Lounge: Emirates Towers
Tabla: Grand Millenium Hotel
The Act: Shangri-La Hotel
The Basement: Boutique 7 Hotel
The Bed Lounge: InterContinental Hotel
White: Meydan Grandstand Rooftop, Meydan Hotel
Zinc: Crowne Plaza Dubai
Top nightclubs in Dubai
When you are at 360 you will feel like you are out at sea. This is a place for house music lovers, with lineups including some of the top global DJS like Hernan Cattaneo. There are also great resident djs as well. A wonderful place to lounge around, or dance the night away with spectacular views nearby—including the Burj Al Arab which is just a stone’s throw away.
Address: At the end of the Marina walkway, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Dress code: casual to dressy
This club offers an artificial sand beach, with a roster of djs from around the world. Located on The Palm at the Atlantis Resort, this is the perfect beach party club to dance the night away. Cover charges apply for certain events.
Address: Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah
Dress code: casual; shorts, shirts and any footwear are allowed. UAE
Analog Room has a more underground club atmosphere. This is one of the best places for finding various styles of electronic music ranging from tech house to bass. Entry fees vary.
Address: Holiday Inn Al Barsha
Dress code: no dress code
This upscale club hosts various artists, ranging from djs to Bollywood stars. The club is very modern and attracts the trendy crowd of Dubai.
Address: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Dress code: dressy
Another trendy club located in the heart of the Jumeirah area of Dubai. The club has a Polynesian theme, offering delicious tropical drinks. The club is a favorite of tourists and locals, and there is usually a line to get in.
Address: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Dress code: dressy, no sports footwear allowed
This club features a large dance floor with a suspended catwalk. Resident djs play electro, house and R&B music.
Address: Atlantis, The Palm
Dress code: dressy
This is the place to be seen in Dubai. The club is located on the top two floors of the Raffles hotel in Dubai, and hosts artists from around the world. The club has won the Time Out Dubai award twice for best club in Dubai.
Address: Raffles Hotel
Dress code: dressy
Armani is one of the most exclusive clubs in Dubai. It was founded by the famous Italian designer, Giorgio Armani. Sleek black and white décor fill the spacious interior, which is equipped with a lounge, bar and dance floor.
Address: Armani Hotel, inside the Burj Khalifa
Dress code: dressy