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7 Must-Visit Nightclubs In Dubai

7 Must-Visit Nightclubs In Dubai

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Like everything Dubai has to offer, its nightlife scene is far from ordinary. From nightclubs to bars to speakeasies, the city’s entertainment options are limitless, but there are those that stand out and show you how Dubai residents really like to party. The clubbing scene is full of the city’s best-dressed people drinking the most expensive bottles of champagne. However, before you set out to have a great night, make sure you’re over 21 years of age as Dubai’s door policy does not allow minors. Here is a list of the best clubs in town, so put your most glamorous outfit on and head over, because you don’t want to miss these nights out.

White Dubai

Announced as Time Out Dubai’s Club of the Year (two years in a row), White Dubai is the biggest and most exclusive nightclub in the city – located on the rooftop of the Meydan Racecourse Grand Stand. Tucked away from the city, the rooftop offers an incredible view of Dubai’s skyline – if you’re looking. Only open during the winter months (starting September 15th!) when the cold weather hits Dubai, this is a place you do not want to miss out on visiting. The crowd is a mix of tourists and residents but a place for all party goers to come together. Put on your best outfit because while the staff at the door doesn’t charge, they do make sure that only the best-dressed enter. You can pop in without table reservations, but make sure to get there earlier than 12am as the place fills up fast regardless of its size. You can expect an incredible night any day of the week with live performances, EDM DJ sets, and urban beats.

White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 50 443 0933


Cirque Le Soir

Monday night is ‘Hip Hop Chic’ night at Cirque Le Soir; everyone in Dubai knows it, and all the city’s clubbers are there – it did win an award for it after all. This is not your regular hip-hop night, and Cirque Le Soir is definitely not your regular nightclub. Located on Dubai’s well-known Sheikh Zayed Road, the club’s extreme circus theme is something you have to see for yourself. A mix of glamour and freak, the place is booming with people every night of the week and offers different themed nights for everyone’s liking. Everything from hip-hop to EDM goes, and the performers are there to make the best out of every night.

Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 332 4900


Armani Prive

Located in the infamous Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa, Armani Prive is your classic nightclub scene on a higher level. Dubai’s best-dressed come out to play, and they sure know how to party. From private live performances to nightly DJ sets by resident and international DJs, this is one place you will feel the glamour as you walk in; after all, you’ll be partying the night away in the world’s tallest building.

Armani Prive, Lobby Level, Armani Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 437 6079


The Act

One of the few nightclubs where you can enjoy a dinner and a show. The Act’s incredible setting of acrobatic performances, themed music nights, and even Friday brunches is an ultimate party stop. Located in the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, it is a favorite amongst residents and old-school clubbers. Make sure to check out their schedule and book your table for the upcoming international acts and weekly performances!

The Act, 42nd Floor, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 355 1116


Billionaire Mansion

The name says it all – it’s your best shot at partying like a billionaire in Dubai. A newcomer to Dubai’s clubbing scene, Billionaire Mansion is a mix of incredible dining, drinks and a party atmosphere. Starting off with The List, an urban night, every Sunday, they set the mood for the rest of the week! Make sure you’ve got your best shoes on for this one – you’ll want to fit in with this crowd.

Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Blvd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 510 3100


Cavalli Club

A clubbing classic in Dubai, Cavalli Club has always been a go-to party destination for years – even before the club scene in Dubai picked up! The glamorous setting and low hanging chandeliers will remind you why this is one of Dubai’s most exclusive and longest-running clubs. Live shows and DJ sets are a regular sight, but don’t put it past them to have a dinner table in the middle of the club if requested!

Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 50 991 0400


People by Crystal

Located in the landmark Raffles Hotel and opened since 2003, People by Crystal is an old-school favorite by residents and tourists alike. Getting in might be a hassle on any given night, but once you’re there, you’ll realize why there is all the hype. Open from Tuesday through Saturday, there is a night to please everyone’s taste – especially when ladies’ night rolls around!

People by Crystal, 13th St, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 50 297 2097