I hadn't touched a water pipe, called a "shisha" in the UAE, since, well since those long-gone university days. So when the opportunity arose, I reclined and relaxed, and took a trip... back in time..., drawing in the sweet smoke of...apple-flavored tobacco. This experience was part of an organized nighttime visit to a Bedouin show village in the desert, but there are many places where you can enjoy a shisha in Dubai itself. Many hotels have shisha bars, and even fast-food chains have shishas.
Located in the fantastic Grand Hyatt hotel, this bar reminded me of the bar in 'Lost in Translation'. It's sleek with big comfy chairs and an excellent waiting service. Above verage prices - 32 for a malibu and coke (so classy we are), 32 for a cocktail and 16 for a tea (that was me) - but if you're looking for a relaxing drink in a bar with a chill-out atmosphere, come here. You can also nosey around the Grand Hyatt whilst you're here.
Dress Code: Smart casual. Lots of business men were here in suits.
Trilogy is one of the hottest night club at town. Situated in Mina As Salam, Jumeirah Beach Road, the club is a fancied by party go-er. Trilgy has a huge dance floor with a house music and a classy style decoration.
Especially in Thursday night, people need to queing to enter the club (don’t forget to bring your id)
There is no dress code (but wear your shoes please), but usually the visitors are dress-up people and honestly, people look so fancy.
Dress Code: No sneakers please. Dress casual, but it's time to show off :)
Another recommended place to go for clubbing lover. Drink and dance, or glancing at the party crowds or just enjoy the music.
But, well, party lover loves it and the clubbing fan can’t resist it.
Usually, at weekend night, this place becomes really crowd and hard to move.
(weekend in Dubai usually Thursday-Friday, even though some people have weekend on Friday-Saturday) In the week days, they offer a calm night with selection food for dinner.
Note: Guys usually charge AED 50-100 for entrance, including drinks. Ladies are free.
Dress Code: No sneaker please
A cozy bar located in Regent Hotel, Bur Dubai. Great live music, great crowd and great food and drinks!! A choice for young people to spend their weekend night, dancing, karaoke, enjoy the drinks in the bar, playing pools or munching chicken Shawarma. They also offer ladies night for almost every night.
A recommend place to visit for clubbing lovers.
Bar, restaurant and nightclub: the cattle market where everyone always ends up at weekends for a Bullfrog or two. In-house schwarma joint for the munchies, karaoke on a Friday.
Dress Code: No sneakers, dress casual
This is not a review of a particular place, just a link to Time Out Dubai's web pages. Use it to plan your entertainment programme. It has restaurant reviews, names and addresses of night clubs, sports activities. Having a Time Out magazine puts Dubai somewhere up closer to London, New York, Paris, etc. Perhaps, think of it as Amsterdam without the drugs, historic buildings, canals, and rain!
Located in rooftop garden of Wafi City, Peanut Butter Jam is one of favorite place to chill out in Friday evening. Open from 8 to 12 PM every Friday (unfortunately only available in cooler months), you can enjoy chill out time, lay back in bean bag with friends and enjoy the live music. Entrance is free and no dress code (just casual ) There is a BBQ buffet offering hotdogs, hamburgers and Kebabs.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Belly dances are very popular in Dubai. You can enjoy them in many night clubs. Or otherwise if you take desert safari then also you get a chance to enjoy belly dances in desert with barbeque dinner.
Dress Code: If you are in night club then you might have to wear formal dress. Generally it vary from place to place. Some night clubs may ask you to dress up formally and other might allow you in casual clothes.
Dubai is a beautiful city at night. There are lights on all the Palm Trees; some of the buildings change colors in the evenings. The malls are usually open until midnight. On Fridays, (which is a Sunday to most of us), nothing opens until 2 pm. It is very safe to walk around Dubai by yourself during the evenings.
Dress Code: Anything and everything goes in Dubai. I was a bit surprised at this. Women wear mini-skirts; shorts; tank tops; you will see it all. However, on the private beaches there are signs posted indicating that going topless is forbidden.
Another nice place to have a drink is the Creek Golf Club. From the bar, you have a superb view of the Creek and the golf course. You don't have to be a member to go to the bar but you will need to be one to practice your swing later on.
DISCO, LIVE MUSIC, GOOD DRINKS AND WESTERN PEOPLE CLUBBIN SPOT
Dress Code: NO DRESS CODE.. 2 PIECE NOT ALLOWED...
since i came to dubai since 2002 boston bar is my favorite destination,
Dress Code: cozy and nice and friendly atmopsphere u can reach for it ..there
Cuisine: Sushi Bar
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Saturday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
One of the pubs I went to while in Dubai. Who said that drinking in not allowed in Dubai? This place looks like any pub anywhere in the world, and the atmosphere is great.
Dubai is a city of lights in night. The city scene from aeroplane in night is always fascinating to me.