8 of the best Latin nights in Dubai
These places bring the fiesta every week…
Whether you’re a frequent face on Dubai’s Latin circuit, or you’re looking for a new night to shake up your usual routine, there are some brilliant Latin nights happening each week across the city. These bars committed to bringing excellent dancers and great live music to have you up on your feet salsa dancing the night away.
Here are 8 of the best Latin nights in Dubai.
Palapa, The Pointe
The new Mexican seafood restaurant at The Pointe has launched a weekly salsa night to help you beat your mid-week blues with some cha cha cha. Experienced salsa teachers will guide you through the steps so you can become a pro in no time.
Best for: Learning the basics and enjoying delicious Mexican food.
Palapa, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 8pm onwards, every Wednesday. Tel: (056) 402 4313. facebook.com/PalapaThePointe
Tribeca has relaunched its Latin night with promise of a fiesta, soul food including loaded tacos and vegan nachos, and five complimentary drinks for ladies from 8.30pm. The playlist promises new and old classics that you can really bust a move to.
Best for: Gathering the girls for a night out and dusting off your dancing shoes.
Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 10pm, Thursday January 24, Dhs249. Tel: (050) 345 6067. tribeca.ae
Toro + Ko
For live Latin music, head to Toro + Ko every Tuesday night. The Barcelona-inspired bar has a Latin band performing each week and they know how to turn up the heat. We challenge you not to be on your feet by the end of the night.
Best for: Authentic Spanish vibes
Toro + Ko, The Square, City Walk, Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, every Tuesday. Tel: (04) 590 5433 torodubai.com
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Cove’s Little Havana is a night of Miami vibes with music, dancers and great drinks offers. Cabache provides the sounds while Bachata bring the moves every single Tuesday. Enjoy buy one get one free on mojitos, margaritas, rum coconuts and shisha. Entrance is free between 8pm an 10pm
Best for: A lively party by the beach.
Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, 8pm to 1am, Tuesdays. Tel: (050) 454 6920. covebeach.com
Cu-ba is the chilled rooftop pool bar of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel which has a latin theme every night of the week. There’s a gentlemans’ night on Sundays and a ladies’ night on Fridays, both at which you can expect to find a true Havana experience.
Best for: Views of the Dubai Creek and Downtown skyline
Rooftop, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Al Garhoud, noon to 2am, Sunday to Friday. Tel: (04) 230 8458. jumeirah.com
Book a table or a seat at the bar at Mina Brasseries and watch the action unfold. Latin dancers will perform throughout the evening and have you cha cha cha-ing under the table.
Best for: A bold atmosphere and tasty cocktails.
Mina Brasserie, Four Seasons DIFC, Dubai, 8pm to midnight, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 506 0000. Fourseasons.com
Trader Vic’s, Madinat Jumeirah
Trader Vic’s is synonymous with Cuban music and Latin dancing. The resident band ‘Havana Bit’ perform daily and the bar area is frequently used as a dance floor for Dubai’s best amateur salsa dancers to practice their moves.
Best for: Just pick a partner and salsa around the bar all night.
Trader Vic’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 9.30pm to 1.30am, daily. Tel: (04) 368 6559. tradervicsmadinat.com
Asia de Cuba
Every Friday, Salsa y Caribe host a party every week out on the terrace of Asia de Cuba. The night is designed for Dubai’s biggest Latin fans, creating a carnivalesque vibe and inviting all guests to take to the floor and show us what you’ve got.
Best for: Transporting yourself to the streets of Cuba.
Fiesta Latina, Asia de Cuba, Westin Hotel, Dubai Marina, 10pm onwards, Fridays. Tel: (04) 511 7333. asiadecuba.com/dubai