Throw it back with the best retro nights in Dubai
Get your groove on with these 80s and 90s nights…
Miss the music of the ‘good old days’? Most of us love nothing more than to sing along to our favourite tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s: we’re talking pop, soul, R&B and Hip Hop. All the good stuff. Dare we even say ‘retro’? (sob)
Thankfully, there are loads of Dubai bars who have appreciation for these very genres, with retro nights dedicated to throwing it back, old school.
Here are Dubai’s best retro nights.
Wednesday: The Penthouse
The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah recently launched their groovy new night, Disco Flower Wednesday, where you can unleash your inner disco diva to the DJ’s tunes from 9pm.
Penthouse at FIVE The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Disco Flower Wednesdays from 9pm. Tel: (052) 900 4868. facebook.com/ThePenthouseDubai
Tuesday: Lucky Voice
If you and your ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, Lucky Voice’s ladies’ night is a sure-fire winner. It’s loud and proud with a funky setting and flashing lights making it a disco divas haven. Every Tuesday, you’ll get four complimentary drinks from 8pm to 1am and 30 percent off a ladies food menu. 80s, 90s and 00s dominate the playlist and you can belt out your favourite tunes all night long in their awesome Karaoke pods.
Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium Hotel, Hessa St, Dubai, 8pm to 1am, Tuesdays. Tel: (800) 58259. luckyvoice.ae
Wednesday: The Hideout
Bold and boisterous, The Hideout in Dubai Marina is fast earning itself a reputation for its tongue-in cheek themed nights and top drinks deals. They are all about the retro nights, but a top new choice is their R&B night, Urban Allstars. DJ Shef Codes spins throwback R&B tunes all night, and there’s unlimited bubbles from 9pm for ladies.
The Hideout Dubai, 1st Floor, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, 9pm to 3am, Wednesdays. Tel: (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com
Sophisticated and oh-so-chic French favourite restaurant Bagatelle do their awesome Rock ‘N’ Baga night every Wednesday, where their resident DJ plays all your favourite 80s and 90s hits. The popular night started at Bagatelle Miami before making its way over to Dubai and, boy, are we happy it did.
Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 8pm to 2am, every Wednesday. Tel: (04) 354 5035. facebook.com/bagatelledubai
Wednesday: Mr Miyagis
Mr Miyagis is always down to play some 90s and 00s nostalgia, but never more so than its Wednesday ladies’ night. Things get pretty cheesy, but if that’s your vibe then you’ll feel right at home. Its Dhs99 for two hours of unlimited drinks and courses for girls, while guys can get three dishes and a drink for Dhs99.
Mr Miyagis, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 5pm to 3am, Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com
Wednesday: Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters go old school every Wednesday with their ‘Way back Wednesday’ night. Get ready to dance your way through 80s, 90s and 00s classics, from pop and soul to R&B and hip hop. Their outdoor terrace now has its air conditioned tent up too, so you’ll still be able to see its awesome Dubai Canal views.
Seven Sisters, JW Marriot Marquis Hotel, Dubai, every Wednesday. Tel: (056) 775 4777. facebook.com/sevensistersdubai