Dubai best nightlife celebrated at glittering awards

Time Out Dubai announces the winners as Dubai best nightlife celebrated at glittering awards, the Time Out Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards 2016

Dubai’s best nightlife was celebrated on Wednesday night at industry-leading Time Out Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards, with White Dubai and Asia Asia walking away with the top gongs.
Meydan rooftop mega club White Dubai scooped the coveted Club Of The Year trophy for the second year in a row having cemented its place with a series of international performances, highly-successful regular nights and an overhaul of the soundsystem.

Pier 7’s Asia Asia, a respected restaurant as much as it is a great place for a drink, built on a formidable first year to take home the Bar Of The Year crown, ahead of 40 Kong and Stereo Arcade.

In total, 26 awards – including an Outstanding Achievement recognition for Mike Bufton - were handed out at a glittering ceremony for the great and the good of the UAE’s party scene.

As well as the traditional venue-based Best Pub, Best Live Music Venue, Best Lounge Bar and so on, there was appreciation for a number of individuals across the board, including Best Resident DJ, Best Dubai Act, and Best Dubai DJ.

Beyond that, individual events from a stellar year of entertainment across Dubai were hailed. Dubai Comedy Festival’s headline act Dave Chappelle was a clear winner in the Best Comedy Gig category, while the Emirates Airline Jazz Festival, which this year bought six artists to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, claimed Best Festival. Lil Wayne, The Wailers, Take That and David Guetta all walked away with silverware, too.

    Club Of The Year: White Dubai
    Beach Club Of The Year Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
    Bar Of The Year: Asia Asia
    Pub Of The Year: The Irish Village
    Best New Nightlife Venue: Lock, Stock and Barrel
    Best Wine Bar: Oscar's Vine Society
    Best Sports Bar: Nezesaussi
    Best Restaurant Bar: Buddha Bar
    Best Party Brunch: Candypants
    Best Outdoor Bar/Pub: 40 Kong
    Best Lounge Bar: Iris Dubai
    Best Live Music Venue: MusicHall

    Best Resident DJ: Frederick Stone, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
    Best Dubai DJ: Dany Neville
    Best Dubai Act: Abri&Funk Radius

    Best International DJ set: David Guetta
    Best Gig 3,000+: Take That
    Best Gig Under 3,000: The Wailers
    Best Festival: Dubai International Jazz Festival
    Best Comedy Gig: Dave Chappelle
    Best Club Performance: Lil Wayne, VIP Room
    Best Urban Night: Rosay, Cavalli Club
    Best House Nihgt: Black Sheep, Movida
    Best Alternative Night: Bad House Party, Casa Latina
    Best Ladies' Night: China Grill

The Time Out Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards are the fruits of 12 months work by industry experts and influencers, during which team hundreds of bars, clubs, lounges, as well as gigs, parties and pop-ups have been attended and reviewed.

After the glittering gala dinner at JW Marriott Marquis, the event moved to Cavalli Club, where legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash took the party on until the early hours.

For the full list of nominees and a look back at the history books, as well as some of biggest features of the last 12 months, visit

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