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8 x bars in Dubai for cocktails and clubbing

17 March 2015

These 8 dubai bars are perfect for a party night

It probably won’t surprise you that you can do some serious clubbing in Dubai. In a city where there’s so much money, people are dancing and drinking in clubs until the early hours. These clubs and bars are most of the times located in hotels. Because that’s where you can actually drink alcohol. If you plan on clubbing in Dubai then wear something fancy that evening. For men that means long trousers and shoes (no sandals!), for ladies high heels are highly appreciated. In Dubai it seems that everyone is rich and has a designer bag. Perfect for people watching. Keep in mind that at some bars there’s a minimum spend. Have fun!

8 x the best bars in dubai

Jetty lounge >> BEST BARS IN DUBAI

De Jetty Lounge in Dubai is a fun place to have some drinks at dawn or before dinner. Relax on the white couches with a beautiful view of the sea. Have a cocktail, some finger good and enjoy the evening!


Cirque le Soir >> best bars in dubai

One of the most bizar clubs in Dubai would probably be the Cirque Le Soir club in the Fairmont hotel. This club is very popular among the celebs! The entire night you can enjoy performances by acrobats and other acts. This club in Dubai is flirty and will make sure you’ll dance until the early morning while you get surprised by things over and over again.

Skyview bar >> best bars in Dubai

The Skyview bar is the bar in the chic Burj Al Arab hotel. With an amazing view over the skyline of Dubai! You can have high tea here during the day and in the evening there are some very special cocktails to drink.

Zuma >> best bars in dubai

At Zuma you can not only have great food, but the bar is also very popular for cocktails. So if you happen to fail booking a table at the restaurant, then wear you most  fancy outfit and bring a creditcard with you for a nice evening at the bar.



The GQ Bar is in the J.W. Mariott hotel, the even more posh sister of the Marriot chain. The bar is named after the famous men magazine. You can tell because of all the magazine covers that are covering the walls. The GQ bar is said to be the best bar in Dubai. Which doesn’t surprise us at all, because the cocktails and sushi are super good. Tip: on Wednesday it’s ladies night so the ladies will drink for half the price.

Okku >> best bars in Dubai

The Asian cuisine is very popular in Dubai. And I can understand why, because sushi will never bore my taste palette! Okku is a hip Japanese lounge that’s definitely worth a visit. Good cocktails and delicious bar bites!


House music, cocktails and an amazing view over Dubai. The 360 bar is located at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s boulevard besides the water. Good to know: you need to bring your ID and also be 21 years or older to get in. You can also eat at 360, the menu is Asian en is full with nice dishes. After 8 PM the dress code gets fancier. A great spot for sundown.

armini private club >> BEST BARS IN DUBAI

The Armani club is only for guests who made reservations beforehand. A cool spot to have drinks in the evening. The interior is dark and chic. Like what you can see at many places in Dubai. The Armani club is located in the Armani hotel in Burj Khalifa.


Tip: did you check out our other lists with shopping malls and restaurants in Dubai?

This is how you get to dubai!

In March we went to Dubai with Corendon. A tip for everyone who’s looking for cheap package deals. For example: you can book 3 night from €399,- or 4 nights from €496,- including the flight, airport transfer and hotel including breakfast.
>> flights operated by Transavia 3 x times a week to Dubai between October and April. Click here for more info.
>> Our hotel-tips from the Corendon selection are Habtoor Grande and AL Hambra. Happy holidays!

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Anne de Buck