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Dubai Nightlife – with Wired Destinations
A bustling Dubai nightlife defines the night. Despite being a Muslim state, alcohol is widely available in Dubai. In the evening, you will often see people settling down enjoying a drink in the scorching sun. Many fine bars and nightclubs are located inside Dubai hotels. Both local and international DJ's frequent Dubai's nightclubs. However, most of the bars close at 3am and you must be over 21 to drink alcohol.
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The Irish village is host to the oldest bar in Dubai along with Carter’s, the Pyramids and the Wafi Center being prime destinations. Monday nights spells out cocktail night at DH10, a popular hang out for the younger generation, then head on over to upscale market Ginseng (in the Wafi Center) which offers Asian décor, elegant lighting and diverse cocktails. If you are in a rowdy mood then continue on to Rock Bottom, at the Regent Palace Hotel, where loud music thumps out, shots are downed with force and pool tables provide some entertainment for party goers. Located at Jumeirah Beach, the Sho Cho at the Marina Resort harbors an outdoor jetty for special events, refreshing cocktails, live music and it is famed for attracting the “prettier” people in the Emirate.
Dubai nightclubs are starting to set a trend for Dubai nightlife, and the western styled clubbing scene is really starting to pick up, with household DJs frequently making the trip over from Europe. The most popular club is Planetarium at the Wafi City. Since the closing of the legendary Lodge Club, all the main DJ’s now head over to Planetarium and strut their stuff to a crowd of vibrant youths. If techno music floats your boat, then Scream at the Ramada hotel is the choice venue. Other notable clubs include Pancho Villa’s at the Astoria Hotel, or for live bands and music take a trip to Planet Hollywood’s or the Mexican bar, Bordertown.
A more relaxed and tranquil evening can be had at one of the numerous Dubai coffee houses. Here guests can dine casually and enjoy some apple flavored tobacco smoked from a Shisha pipe, which makes for a true Middle Eastern experience.
Please note that a strict age limit of 21 years is in practice in all places that sell alcohol, with some clubs having a 25-year age limit. Dress code is casual in most places, although in high classed establishments jeans, sandals or sneakers will not be allowed. Closing times of all bars tend to be around 1am, with the clubs open until 3am. Dubai hotel bars have a free license, so in theory, they can close whenever they like. Ladies Night runs weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Alamo at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa is popular with both locals and tourists and always busy at weekend. The bar houses wonderful nightly live band music.
Apartment Lounge and Club inside the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Some of the best music flavors, including R&B, hip hop and soul, are offered here.
Atlantis, located next to the Dubai Hard Rock Cafe, draws young travelers with numerous performances each night. Dancing girls, drum masters, superb drinks and a lively atmosphere are what make this nightclub popular. They also have Ladies Night on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For those who want to relax on a hot afternoon with a cool refreshing drink, try Barasti Bar at the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. This seaside bar is ranked one of the top bars along Dubai's coast.
Boudoir Nightclub at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa is renowned among the Lebanese crowd. This Persian club has the best reputation for its excellent music and lively environment played every night.
The Buddha Bar at the Grosvenor House West Marina Beach Hotel is an international Asian-themed bar that is accompanied by a huge Buddha statue. This is a very trendy bar attracting visitors with its warm and friendly atmosphere.
For sports lovers, an excellent spot to go watch your favorite football matches or other live sporting events is the Champions at the JW Marriott Hotel. This place is open from around 6pm – 2am with a huge crowd of townsfolk and international visitors gathering there to enjoy the scene.
Ikandy is located on the 4th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. There is a chic reflecting light which makes it the perfect location for parties. The bar serves up some of the finest cocktails and drinks and plays an array of good music.
Issimo is a modern bar located at the Hilton Dubai Creek Hotel in Deira. This bar is popular with men and youngsters who come to relax and enjoy their favorite live sports.
A Moroccan themed venue called Kasbar is an elegant nightclub at the One and Only Royal Mirage Hotel. Some of Dubai's best DJs play all the latest thumping music here. The upper level has comfortable Arabian style seating that allow for an intimate evening.
Mix nightclub is situated at the Grand Hyatt and was the very first Dubai nightclub and is still popular, especially with the Arabian crowd. Some professional international DJs play a mix of music here, such as Arabic pop, house and R&B.
Scarlett's at the Emirates Tower Hotel is a famous place to go for a drink after a hard day's work for business people. The upper level of the bar houses a nightclub with a resident DJ playing a collection of classic and modern songs. The bar has a restaurant serving delicious American cuisine as well.
Some other fine Dubai nightlife venues include the Ku-Bu at the Radisson SAS Dubai in Deira, Malecon at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Tropicana at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa and Trilogy on the Jumeirah Beach Road.
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