Dubai is all about being unique – from the tallest building in the world
to one of the only 7 star hotels
around, and much more. The city is constantly trying to push the envelope and come up with more experiences that will set it apart from the rest of the globe. This includes the nightlife, which is pumping with hundreds of pubs, bars and clubs for every taste and lifestyle. With so many unique places to go, its hard to compile a list of stand outs. However, these are some places that deserve extra attention and are extremely exciting.
Mr. Miyagis is a newbie to the Dubai nightlife scene, but it has already called plenty of attention to itself, and is packed every weekend. Visitors will need to get in line to get in, as the Thai-themed restaurant and bar is the latest big thing in the city. Mr. Miyagis has set itself apart due to its fun and colorful decor, as well as a great Thai food menu. Inspired by all things Thai, the venue even has a a tuktuk parked in the middle, and offers karaoke on certain nights, as well as beer pong!
Mr. Miyagis, Media One Hotel, Al Falak Street, Media City, +971 4 420 7489
How about having dinner at a temperature of -5 degrees Celsius? Although Dubai is best known for its hot summers, it’s possible to grab a bite in the freezing cold Chillout Lounge. All decorations and even tables are made of ice. Although the venue does not serve alcohol, it still makes for a fun and singular night out. Visitors will feel like they have entered an alternate universe from the rest of the city.
Chillout Bar, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, +971 4 341 8121
Fantastic Jamaican food, pumping music and cool, laid-back decor: Miss Lily’s is a unique spot. The Jamaican-themed bar and restaurant offers an environment like no other. Once visitors go through the heavy cargo-inspired door, they enter a place that greatly differs from the luxurious Dubai style and into a whole lot of excitement. This is the perfect spot for those who enjoy dancing the night away to hip hop and reggae tunes.
Miss Lily’s, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheraton Grand Hotel, +971 4 356 2900
Bar, Healthy, American, $$$
Hipster New York vibes, stylish and chic decor and a menu full of healthy organic items. Tribeca is one of the few places in Dubai where you can eat zoodles (zucchini noodles) and grab a drink at the same time. One of the things that makes this restaurant and bar so trendy is that it has a series of themed nights every week, varying from Open Mic Night to Latin Fiesta and even a New York themed brunch. This ensures that all kinds of people love the spot. It’s also the ideal place to listen to live music and check out the local talent.
Tribeca, Ocean View Hotel, JBR, +971 50 345 6067
Bar, American, Asian, $$$
It’s a tale as old as time that alcohol and karaoke are the perfect combination for a hilarious, embarrassing and entertaining night. At Lucky Voice, visitors can book a room, grab drinks and sing the night away. This allows people a private experience with friends, and a place in which to sing their hearts out without feeling intimidated. With a song list of over 1,500 tracks, it’s a perfect place for all music lovers. The karaoke bar also offers a happy hour from 4PM-8PM every day.
Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium Hotel, +971 800 58259
Blue Marlin Ibiza
Here, Ibiza meets Dubai, and people dance on the sand and by the sea. Blue Marlin Ibiza allows partygoers to enjoy music and drinks from day to night and provide a completely different atmosphere from most clubs in Dubai, where people dress up and feel the need to be extremely fancy. Here, visitors can wear swimsuits and feel as comfortable as possible while enjoying some of the best DJs in the region, as well as the outdoors, which is a rare experience in hot Dubai.
Blue Marlin Ibiza, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, +971 56 113 3400
Cirque Le Soir
Welcome to the land of circus freaks and everything that is weird. Cirque Le Soir‘s style takes after its namesake, this “Circus of the Night”. It is known as one of the most unique clubs in Dubai, as it brings together entertainers that can’t be seen anywhere else. Full of live acts including snake charmers, fire swallowers, acrobats and more, visitors here can drink and dance the night away with bizarre characters.
Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, +971 4 332 4900