18 Latin nights to try in Dubai

From salsa dancing to tacos, we’ve rounded up the best fiestas in the city

18 Latin nights to try in Dubai
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There’s a Latino flair taking over the city, with fiestas popping up all over Dubai. Whether you’re after live music, unlimited tacos, free drinks, ladies’ nights or sundowner deals – we’ve got you covered. Check out the best Latin nights in the city.

Asia De Cuba
Famed in New York, London and Abu Dhabi, this Latin restaurant and bar hosts a party made up of traditional mixed drinks and live music every last Friday of the month. Expect reggaeton beats, a live Latino band and a carnival-like atmosphere. If you’re also a fan of tacos then you’re in luck as Sunday’s mean taco night. For Dhs149 you can get an endless selection of tacos paired with Latin drinks and house beverages.
Every last Fri of the month 10pm-3am, Sun 7pm-10pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7333).

Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge
If Latin, reggaeton and urban beats are up your street then you’ll love this new Latin night, Bellisima, which takes place at Cavalli Club every Tuesday. If you’re more a fan of fusion, you can also get unlimited sushi and bubbly for Dhs199 until 2am (which admittedly is slightly less Latino).
Dhs199. Tue 8.30pm-3am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Cove Beach
Every Tuesday, step into Little Havana – Cove Beach’s weekly Latin night. With live music from Cuban band Cubache, a DJ, dance tips from Bachata Dubai and two-for-one on selected drinks this gets a resounding sí.
Tue 8pm-10pm. Caesars Bluewaters Dubai (050 454 6920).

Cu-Ba
This rooftop bar at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel hosts a different Latin-inspired offer every day. From gents Havana Night on a Sunday, to ladies’ night on Fridays, it also has a daily happy hour, a ladies’ day and a load of other promotions thrown in for good measure.
Times vary. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8458).

Havana Social Club
Pay homage to 1920s Cuba every Wednesday at this brand-new bar at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai where you’ll receive unlimited Cuban mixed drinks and two bar bites from 7pm until 9pm for Dhs175.
Dhs175. Wed 7pm-9pm. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai (04 556 6466).

INDIE
Fancy a night of Latin beats and a free dance class? Head on over to INDIE for its Ritmo Latino night and get schooled in the art of Latin dancing. The bar really comes to life and it’s a little bit like being beamed into the middle of Mardi Gras, thanks to the colour, music and impromptu dancing.
Prices vary. Mon 8pm-2am. Gate Village 5, DIFC (055 455 6106).

La Carnita
Head to this Mexican joint in Dubai Marina for heaps of Latin flavour throughout the week. But if you’re looking for a deal, visit the brand new Tuesday night party, where you’ll get five drinks and four dishes (we recommend the tacos, of course) from 8pm until 11pm. Then hit the dancefloor at the after-party.
Dhs199 (ladies), Dhs279 (gents). Tue 8pm-2am. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 425 4030).

LIMA Dubai
Latin dance your way into the weekend every Thursday at this Peruvian restaurant’s weekly salsa night. With a DJ providing the tunes, we can’t think of a better way to round off the week. For the more serious dancers out there there’s also bachata outside on the terrace.
Prices vary. Thu 10pm-2am. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

MINA Brasserie
If you’re on the hunt for a Latin-inspired evening of good food, drinks and lots of dancing then it’s worth checking out MINA Brasserie’s Cha Cha Tuesdays. With live salsa performances it makes for a classy yet lively night.
Prices vary. Tue 8pm-midnight. Four Seasons Hotel DIFC (04 506 0100).

Palapa
This Mexican seafood joint offers complimentary salsa classes every Wednesday, so after you’ve indulged in dishes such as quesadillas, grilled prawns and churros you can burn off the calories with salsa experts showing you the ropes. The first drink is on Palapa from 8pm to 10pm and guests can also get a 30 percent discount on the total bill (drinks included). Arriba!
Prices vary. Wed 9pm-1am. The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah (056 402 4313).

Puerto 99
Ladies, it’s time to take a trip across the bridge to Bluewaters. Enjoy views of JBR and Dubai Marina while sipping on five free drinks and nibbling on discounted Mexican bar snacks every Tuesday and Wednesday at this fancy new restaurant. There’s even a resident DJ to get the fiesta started.
Free. Tue & Wed 8pm-midnight. Bluewaters Dubai (04 557 6627).

SKY 2.0
This new nightspot has a brand-new Latin night. Head down on a Wednesday for stunning panoramic views across Dubai from its d3 vantage point and its OH NA NA, from Havana to Savannah night, which presents a mix of R&B music and Latino-inspired tunes. And best of all, it doesn’t close until 4am.
Free. Wed 10pm-4am. Dubai Design District, Ras Al Khor Road (058 633 3633).

Toro + KO
This Barcelona-inspired tapas bar brings a splash of fun and flair to City Walk every Tuesday with live Spanish music. Sample some tapas, wash them down with some mixed drinks (there’s also a daily happy hour from 4pm until 8pm with 50 percent off drinks) and enjoy the sounds of Spain.
Prices. Tue 8pm-11pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5433).

Toro Toro
Sorry señors, this is another one for the ladies who like a Latin-infused beverage. This trendy spot at Dubai Marina offers up a great ladies’ night on a Monday. You’ll get three free drinks and from 8pm staff will wander around serving up mini Latin American bites, to stave off any hunger.
Prices. Mon 6pm-10pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

Tribeca Kitchen + Bar
Tuesdays at this trendy New York-style bar and restaurant mean a Latin fiesta with music, live shows and Latin American bites – think tacos, organic guac and vegan nachos. Ladies also get five free drinks from 8.30pm onwards.
Prices vary. Tue 8pm-11pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (050 345 6067).

Trader Vic’s JBR
Every night at Trader Vic’s JBR is a Latin night. Blue Victory, the in-house band at Trader Vic’s JBR will have you up on the dancefloor from Monday right through to Saturday from 9pm onwards with lively Latin tunes and on Sundays DJ Nappa will be on the decks spinning Latin-inspired beats from 10pm until 1am. There’s also a daily happy hour from 5pm to 8pm from Sunday to Wednesday and from 4pm to 8pm from Thursday to Saturday, with 50 percent off selected drinks and nibbles.
Prices vary. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).

Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah
With tropical drinks and old-school Polynesian décor, there are a lot of reasons to like Trader Vic’s. Head down for a nightly fiesta with resident band Havana Bit. You can also get 50 percent off selected drinks and nibbles from 6pm to 8pm during the week and from 5pm to 8pm on weekends.
Prices vary. Daily 9.30pm-1.30am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 368 6559).

ZOCO
Another one for the señoritas. Every Monday ladies get three free Mexican mixed drinks, 25 percent off food and there’s also a DJ spinning Latin beats. We’ll see you on the dancefloor.
Free. Mon 8pm-2am. The Atrium at Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).

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