While the nightlife in the UAE tends to be much mellower than in other parts of the world, it’s at its best in Dubai, the hottest nightlife city anywhere in the Middle East. Aside from the thriving club scene, here are Dubai’s prime nightlife experiences.
Dubai offers a wealth of unique dining experiences to choose from. Enjoy a three-course gourmet meal on a dinner cruise along Dubai Creek, or take your dinner beneath the surface of the water: Al Mahara, a seafood restaurant inside the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, has its own floor-to-ceiling aquarium. For something a little more low-key, hit the pavement on a street-food tour through Dubai’s souks and night markets.
If you’re in need of a break from the glitz and glamour of Dubai City, head out into the desert for a barbecue dinner beneath the stars in a Bedouin-style camp. These romantic desert safari dinner tours often include a drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, falconry demonstration, camel ride, live music, and dancing.
You haven’t seen Dubai until you’ve seen it after dark. Hop aboard a bus to take in the illuminated city landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Madinat Jumeirah, and Dubai Fountain. Cap off the perfect night out with a trip up to the Burj Khalifa observation deck atop the world’s tallest building for spectacular views of downtown Dubai.