The top and freshest nightclubs to frequent in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Zero Gravity This stylish beach bar has music at its core, and its Saturday Drift event offers a blissed out and soulful weekend of food and live music. While you soak up the rays and enjoy a picnic, UAE soul man Adam Baluch provides the grooves. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.0-gravity.ae (04 399 0009)
Eden Beach Club A luxurious location with private beachfront bungalows and international headline acts. Open Tue-Sun 10am-midnight. Next to Rixos, The Palm Jumeirah (055 277 1477). Dress code: Beachside chic.
Provocateur As the first American nightlife brand to enter the UAE market, Provocateur at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai, is modelled as a unique version of its New York counterpart. The club pitches itself as the first luxury electronic music venue in the city. Playing host to a roster of international artists in recent weeks such as Grammy award-winning artist Felix da Housecat and with Russian EDM producer Arty on the bill for February, it’s clear that the club is focusing on featuring authentic electronic artists.
Open Thu-Fri 10pm-3am. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
A Club Dubai, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa The hip-hop venue hosts nights such as Changes every Thursday where they get back to “real hip-hop”, Black Bass on a Sunday as well as artist music launches. Not only do they have a DJ booth but this nightlife venue with two-storeys has a “celebrity booth” so they’re be plenty of opportunity for star spotting. Jumeirah 1, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa. Thursday — Saturday: 11:00 pm — 3:00 am. Telephone: +971 56 484 5737
The Basement With nights such as Secret Circle on a Monday, Covert Events MCR with Dale Howard on Thursday and De•Con•Struct with Manuel Tur & Raxon on Fridays, there’s plenty going on at The Basement. The party night is located in The Basement, in Boutique7 Hotel & Suites in Tecom filling the gap for quality electronic music at one of the hottest venues in town. De.Con.Struct is brought you to by the crew that created the Analog Room. Tickets are priced at Dhs100 and the event runs from 10pm to 3am.
C Club A regal, wood-panelled, high-ceilinged venue where you half expect to see English gentlemen with mutton chops and starched collars wagering that they can traverse the globe in 80 days. Even if you pass on the tobacco options, C Club is still a pleasant destination for an aperitif before heading to one of the hotel’s numerous restaurants. Art, fashion and glamour mix in this club. Dress code: Smart casual. Open daily 10pm-3am. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (05 425 4115).
The Fabric This trendy venue has groundbreaking concepts and chart-topping artists. Enjoy karaoke Sundays with DJ Ian Cox, freak show performers and special guests. The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland - Off 10 St. near Lamcy Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Telephone: +971526599933
O2 The high-ceiling venue offers unique infused menus, live BBQ with different authentic flavours. Lounge around to deep house beats and fill your lungs with sea breeze as a number of performers and DJs from across the world grace the venue with their talent. The H20 rooftop is where it’s at for chilling out with friends Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent Road, Dubai. Telephone: 056 271 7273
PachaIbiza Dubai Imagine indulging in world-class cuisine within a modern, purpose build theatre while enjoying a unique showcase of dancing, singing, lighting and music. Fully trained staff are a part of the entertainment, and performers interact with guests to create a complete, unrivalled dining experience. As well as day parties on weekend and special guest performers from around the globe – such as big DJs in the main room and hip-hop stars in the Red Room, there’s plenty on offer at the fresh venue. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai (04 567 0000).
Societe Jumeirah Societe is the type of venue you can rock up to with a group of friends in the small hours and still manage to get past the doormen. Shorts and T-shirt-clad guys are welcomed and it seems you only need a sense of humour to gain access (fail to make the doorman smile and you might find yourself left out in the cold – so to speak). Bringing the same nostalgic music with eclectic tunes from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, this is a spot where you will find groups of airline cabin crew serenading each other with Dirty Dancing’s ‘Time of My Life’ while everyone from dads to football teams sing along to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’. Open Tue-Friday 10pm-3am. Capitol Hotel. Jumeirah, Dubai (052 728 5126).