Whether you’re celebrating or you’re looking to unwind and have a great time with your friends after a long week at work, the nightclub is the place to be.
With so many options to choose from in a metropolis like Dubai, it’s difficult to know which nightclub suits your group’s vibe the best. So we’ve decided to scour the city and give you our favorite nightclubs in Dubai.
Along with this, we’ve also included the criteria we used in picking our entries, and we also answer FAQs about nightclubs in Dubai.
How much does it cost to go to a nightclub in Dubai?
The cost of going to a nightclub may vary depending on whether you decide to get a table or not, if and how many drinks you’re buying, and whether you want access to the VIP section or not.
To help you out, we’ve compiled the price range of the common items that people pay for in a nightclub.
|Entrance Free||AED100 - AED300 per head|
|Table||AED2900 - AED8000 per table|
|Spirits||AED750 - AED10000 per bottle|
The Best Nightclubs in Dubai
Before we get right into our favorite nightclubs in Dubai, here are the criteria we used in picking our entries on this list:
1. Blu Dubai
|ADDRESS||Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai - Verenigde Arabische Emiraten|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 56 501 2039|
|OPERATING HOURS||Every day: 9 pm - 7 am|
|Selection of Drinks||★★★★☆ (4/5)|
The unbridled VIP experience is appropriately located along Sheikh Zayed Road in a nightclub called Blue Dubai.
Holding parties right by one of the city’s most prominent roads—and not far from its iconic coastline—Blu Dubai gathers crowds of high-class tourists and locals all looking to have a great night.
When we entered we were immediately enamored by the state-of-the-art LED screens and the beautifully crafted visual and lighting accompaniment to the music.
The club carefully curates a combination of world-class and up-and-coming DJ artists along with some A-lister performers such as Tyga, Flo Rida, and Akon.
And the result is a prestigious nightclub experience like no other. The music, the crowd, and the stage effects are all world-class—the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable night.
Our time there was only made even more luxurious with premier brands of spirits and beers. However, we wished that we had some cocktail selections that could enjoy without paying too much.
We’re also big fans of how they chose to deviate from the usual club events like ladies’ nights.
Instead, we get innovative and exciting themed parties like their Cabaret nights, their sexy Parisian-Brazilian TAM-TAM nights, and our favorite electronic music, IKON.
We think that the variety and uniqueness of their events make for exciting experiences for the partygoers while also giving them a clear set of expectations of what the vibe will be for the night.
All in all, Blu Dubai epitomizes the luxurious and grand experience of Dubai and encapsulates it in a beautifully crafted and curated nightclub experience for everyone to enjoy.
Blu plays the best music in town
“My friends and I went on Saturday night for dinner and drinks, the food was really good, especially the dynamite shrimps! We loved the music SO MUCH, such a great choice! It was a mixture between reggaeton, afro beats, a bit of old school, some house so everyone was happy! We had the best night!! The performances were also AMAZING! I’m definitely coming back! 😍” —Elena B. Garcia, Google Reviews
Our night was unforgettable
“We had such a fun night at Blu!
The vibe was amazing, and every 30min there was a show happening. So cool!
Security and bartenders did a really great job ensuring that our evening went smoothly.
We are, for sure, coming back again soon!!!” —Clàudia Nou Carrera, Google Reviews
2. 1OAK Dubai
|ADDRESS||JW Marriott Marquis Hotel - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 52 881 8888|
|OPERATING HOURS||Every day: 9 pm - 3 am|
|Selection of Drinks||★★★★★ (5/5)|
Bringing in the New York club scene to Dubai with a delicate balance of chicness and neon grittiness the Big Apple is known for, 1OAK brings a special nightclub experience to its crowd.
Located in the Business Bay by Dubai Creek, in a small entertainment area in the financial district, this nightclub draws in white-collar workers looking to let their hair down after a long work week.
This isn’t one of our top choices for tourists or those looking to mingle with some because it is situated deep into downtown Dubai where it’s more of a local attraction.
However, it’s great for the club-hopping crowd, as it is surrounded by great nightclubs. Whether you start or end with this one is up to you, but we truly recommend you stop by at 1OAK.
And one of our favorite reasons as to why you should is they take their “one of a kind” (abbreviated as OAK) principle to heart.
The club is home to a unique art collection by Roy Nachum that adds an artistic depth to the nightclub scene—harkening back to the club kid culture in New York City.
The hallway that leads to the dance floor is engraved with Charles Darwin’s writings that we found to have a cerebral effect on us, which is something you don’t often experience in nightclubs.
Their selection of drinks consists of premium spirits and carefully curated cocktails, so get ready to shell out some precious dirhams—don’t worry, they’re very well worth it.
However, as special as their selection is, we wished we had some more of the basic cocktails available for ordering like a rum and Coke or a Smirnoff.
As for their club events, we love that they have a theme for each day of the week, led by their world-renowned DJs who bring their own eclectic sets to set the atmosphere. So, never expect to have the same experience each time you come to 1OAK.
That being said, their promotional events that are for drawing in certain crowds to enjoy their nightclub are severely limited to two ladies’ nights every week.
All in all, 1OAK approaches the nightclub experience with more intention and thought than people could give nightclubs credit for.
We’re amazed at how they managed to encapsulate the New York nightclub experience and tweak it to fit Dubai because the result is definitely a one-of-a-kind party experience.
A must-go nightclub in Dubai
“One of the most amazing bar and shisha places I’ve ever been too! Great vibes, great shisha, amazing services, good modern upscale crowd!
Many Instagram moments are available for those who love to take pictures! Many varieties of shisha are available as well! The entire vibes give the show a chill and party place! A happening area where you can always go for a party, shisha, or chill! They have sushi as well which matches with shisha! The manager Samy is very friendly and always happy to help!
Anyone in Dubai should not miss this place! Highly recommend!” —Navin Khanijow, Google Reviews
Definitely a night to remember
“If you want proper clubbing to go the club area, the terrace is a more calm place for shisha and drinks. You can’t go inside the club if you book a table at the terrace as you have to move around and stay where your table is. So good to have that in mind as we were not sure and first booked the terrace, then we paid a little bit more and we have moved to the club. Party was really good. That’s what you want when going to Dubai, champagne bottles flying around, we saw Will I Am from Black Eyed Peas. From the staff, we would like to thank Nini for a warm welcome. Highly recommended.” —K. Tina, Google Reviews
3. Sky 2.0
|ADDRESS||Dubai Design District - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+971 4 587 6333|
|OPERATING HOURS||Every day: 9 pm - 3 am|
|Selection of Drinks||★★★★☆ (4/5)|
Following the footsteps of its award-winning big sister from Beirut, SKYBAR, Sky 2.0 brings in the festive energy of Lebanon and celebrates its fusion with the Arabian nightclub culture.
Located within the vicinity of downtown Dubai, the club is somewhat separated from the other mainstream choice by the Dubai Creek and interchanges.
While it can be an inconvenience at face value, we actually think that its geographical separation creates some sense of exclusivity for the crowd it draws in since it is the sole nightclub in the district.
And the exclusivity doesn’t just end with its location. We love how the dome-like structure of the nightclub conjures up memories of international music festivals like Tomorrowland.
Its glowing pink, red, and orange lights bring in a certain sense of warmth that is likened to cyberpunk movies, making the nightclub feel like from the future.
And the presence of the palm trees contrasts the futuristic vibe, giving the space that one-of-a-kind Dubai luxury.
Probably its weakest point is that its bar only serves spirits by the glass and by the bottle. The lack of cocktail selections is disappointing but not a dealbreaker for us.
But what we love about their bar is that it’s big and can seat more than 20 people at once, making it really efficient and convenient for us partygoers.
Lastly, we love how Sky 2.0 values quality over quantity with its club events. They only have three every week, which go from Thursdays to Saturdays.
Despite only having three, we love the clear and decisive visions that they have for each event, giving us a clear picture of what kind of music and crowd we’re going to have for the night.
We especially love Boom Box Fridays because we get to jam along with the biggest hits from the 80s and 90s—the right music for our age group.
All in all, Sky 2.0 takes the best bits of the Beirut nightclub scene and marries it successfully with the luxury of Dubai.
The result is an explosion of colors and music that is top-notch and guaranteed to have you coming back for as much as we did after our first night there.
Sky 2.0 gets crazy in the best way
“I have gone round some clubs in Dubai but sky2.0 is just unique on its own, waiters, bouncers and staffs are just lovely, the DJ got more crazy around 1 am, it was a nice time in sky2.0” —Micheal Nwagbo, Google Reviews
So happy they’re back!
“Absolutely amazing ambiance and very friendly team. I’m happy that SKY 2.0 has opened again after COVID and looking forward to my next night out here 👍🏽” —Janam B, Google Reviews
4. Omni Club Dubai
|ADDRESS||13th St - Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
+971 501130 036
|OPERATING HOURS||Open 24/7|
|Selection of Drinks||★★★★★ (5/5)|
A nightclub that makes the most out of its Arabian roots to dazzle and turn up the party, that is the one and only Omni Club Dubai.
Located in the northern part of Dubai, this club is totally separated from the other mainstream clubs in the city.
That being said, we love how it has its own crowd that works and lives in the vicinity, and it’s also a great choice for looking for a different scene.
But that means that going here means you’re going to have a difficult time club hopping because it is the only nightclub in the area.
For those who are willing to do away with the usual hauntings of the party people of Dubai, they are rewarded with one of the most unique nightclub experiences they can find in the city.
We love that there’s a sense of palpable intrigue and mystery that radiates from the nightclub’s neon lights, professional Arabic DJs, fire dancers, and aerial acrobats.
These, we think, are what separates Omni Club Dubai from the others. No other nightclubs in the city showcase and make the most out of the local talents as much as they do.
The result is truly an essential Arabian nightclub experience that not many can do nowadays.
They also have a decent range of cocktails and spirits, but what takes their drinks selection up a notch is the presentation. It’s something that’s often overlooked in bars, but having drinks be Instagram-ready really makes a difference and added another layer of fun to our night.
We especially love their sangria because of its great balance of fresh fruity flavors and the quality of the red wine is superb.
However, this nightclub’s weakest point is probably their club events simply because there aren’t any.
They don’t have clear daily events or promotions that could draw in certain crowds. However, we appreciate that each night has a program that gives time for DJs, performers, and bands equally.
The Omni Club Dubai, for us, is the quintessential Arabian nightclub experience. And those who are willing to go out of their way are rewarded with one of the most unique experiences ever.
The nightclub with the best ambiance
“What an ambiance we experienced. The Omni club has one of the best ambiances we have been given. We had a good time dancing to the awesome DJ with our group of friends as we hadn’t seen each other for a long time. I recommend them.” —Gowri Dharmendhar, Google Reviews
The singers are the best part
“I have a fun experience in Omni Night Club Dubai with the world’s amazing dancers with perfect lighting. Singers add extra melody to the atmosphere of this place. I will love visiting this place again” —Mayil Vannan, Google Reviews
5. Muscovites Restaurant & Club
|ADDRESS||Canvas Hotel Dubai - Street # 23 Kuwait St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|OPERATING HOURS||Every day: 2 pm - 3 am|
|Selection of Drinks||★★★★★ (5/5)|
Muscovites Restaurant and Club is one of our favorite nightclubs based on its accessibility and convenience.
Right between downtown Dubai and the coastline of the city, this nightclub presents its own nightclub experience to both locals and tourists, becoming a hotspot for both every night.
We also love that it also has its fair share of other nightclubs in the vicinity that let our group do a little bit of hopping around.
The nightclub is also known for a lot of things. It has a restaurant, DJs, live bands, dance performances, sheeshas, and billiards. At some point, it has become a mixed bag for us.
While we appreciate the wide range of options for partygoers to enjoy, we’re not sure which is the focal point and what the nightclub wants us to experience with what they offer.
Perhaps it’s a bit one too many activities for us to really hone in on the certain atmosphere that Muscovites wants to give.
But the great thing about having a lot of everything is that this also applies to their selection of drinks. They have cocktails, shooters, and spirits that we had fun choosing from.
Their ladies’ nights happen three days a week, which was really such a huge deal for us because we get complimentary drinks here more often than anywhere else.
However, other than their ladies’ nights, there are really no other themed nights or events that happen weekly. There are no themed sets from DJs either, so partygoers can’t expect anything specific for a night in this club.
And this really doesn’t help their identity and the ambiance of the nightclub. It left us confused about what the party’s vibe was, and it was a bit of a dealbreaker for us.
Despite that, Muscovites Restaurant and Club still draws in huge crowds, which is something that partygoers are looking for.
And the fact that they’re so conveniently located between the coastline and downtown makes them such a popular choice for almost everyone looking to party.
“The DJ is so awesome and he is really very gentle and talented. Whatever song you ask him to play he jazz it up according to the ambience and make the best out of it. The staff is also good. This place is not family. Couples and single boys and girls can have fun here. Everyone is just enjoying and having fun. Should visit without any hassle.” —Mohd Javed, Google Reviews
“Absolutely perfect night out at this place!!! exceptionally memorable Clubbing experience, incredible live band, dancers, and DJ playing our numbers.
Our group really had a ball, all the best.” —Natalia Makarova, Google Reviews
FAQs about Nightclubs in Dubai
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