From the legendary, to the latest, you’re guaranteed a good time at these brilliant nights out…
Dubai’s partying scene is thriving, and no matter what day you’re after, there’s a brilliant night out to be had in this city. Whether it’s a legendary – or the latest – you never need ask again ‘where should we go tonight’ with our handy guide to 18 nights out in Dubai for every day of the week.
Legendary: The List at Billionaire Mansion
The List at Billionaire Mansion has stood the test of time as one of the city’s biggest – and best – urban nights. It consistently draws in glamorous party crowds each week despite being on a Sunday, and remains the place to party if you’re out-out on a Sunday night.
Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Business Bay, 11pm to 3am, Sundays. Tel: (04) 510 3100. billionairemansiondubai.com
Latest: Story at BOA
Taking place at the Al Habtoor city superclub, Story ladies’ night offers unlimited free drinks for ladies from doors opening at 11pm until the club closing at 3am. The urban night sees popular Dubai DJ Devon Kosoko take up deck duty, spinning urban hits sure to fill the floor all night long.
BOA, V Hotel, Al Habtoor City, 11pm to 3am, Sundays. Tel: (056) 501 2039 boadubai.com
A decade-long and still going strong, Cavalli is arguably one of Dubai’s longest-serving nightclubs. Head down on Monday where there’s unlimited drinks for ladies all night long. It’s a commercial music policy that aims to keep you on the dancefloor, plus there’s a special ladies’ night three-course set menu for Dhs150 for the girls.
Cavalli, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8.30pm to 3am, Mondays. Tel: (04) 332 9260. dubai.cavalliclub.com
Latest: Toy Room
Frank the bear is back and causing mischief at his brand new home in the Meydan nightlife complex, Soho Garden. Every Monday, ladies’ can enjoy unlimited free drinks at Toy Room from doors opening at 11pm until 1am, alongside a hip-hop music policy.
Toy Room, Soho Garden, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Mondays. Tel: (052) 463 3338. Facebook.com/ToyRoomdxb
Legendary: Pier 7
Ask almost anyone where the best place for ladies’ night is on a Tuesday, and they’ll tell you Pier 7. A ladies’ night at this Dubai Marina tower is a right of passage for any new expat in Dubai. Start at Mamazonia on the second floor, then make your way to Cargo on Level 3, The Scene on Level 4, Asia Asia on Level 5 and finish off your night at the top – Atelier M. Each offers a different ladies’ night deal, and you can make your way up the tower without having spent a dirham.
Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 7pm onwards, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 450 7766. pier7.ae
We love a visit to The Penthouse every day of the week (which is why we made it Bar of the Year at the What’s On Nightlife Awards), but Tuesdays are arguably their most popular. On ladies’ night, girls can enjoy three free drinks from 6pm to 9.30pm, with regular fashion shows taking over the lively, adults-only rooftop. Can’t make it on a Tuesday? Head down for their Thursday evening house night.
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Tues, 6pm to 9.30pm. Tel: (04) 455 9989. facebook.com/ThePenthouseDubai
Ramusake has stood the test of time. Two years after launching Miss Independent, you can still expect to queue if you want to get in on a Wednesday at this Japanese hotspot. Tunes to get you dancing, sparkler shows every five minutes and free-flowing wine for ladies? You’ve got yourself a recipe for a brilliant ladies’ night.
Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, 7pm to midnight, Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 559 5300. ramusake.ae
Latest: Mr. Miyagi’s
Who doesn’t love a night out at Mr Miyagi’s? Whether you’re taking advantage of their brilliant ladies’ night offer in the restaurant (though you’ll want to book a table a few weeks in advance), or making your way to the bar late at night for the inventive weekly shows, there’s no better Wednesday night out than Mr Miyagi’s Wednesday ladies’ night. In the restaurant, ladies pay Dhs99 for two hours of free-flowing drinks and three courses of Asian dishes, while guys pay Dhs99 for three courses and a drink. Head over to the bar from 8pm where guys and girls are treated to a complimentary drink on arrival each, while ladies pay Dhs99 for unlimited drinks thereafter.
Mr Miyagi’s, Level 9, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm to 3am, Wednesdays. Tel:(04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com
Legendary: Soho Garden
Soho Garden brings brilliant vibes to its ‘Thursdays at Soho’ event every Thursday. The closest you’ll get to a nightclub that isn’t a nightclub, the sprawling outdoor bar packs out with partygoers eager to enjoy the sounds of an international DJ that spins each week.
Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai, 9pm to 3am, Thursdays, free entry. Tel: (052) 433 3375. sohogardendxb.com
Lebanon’s iconic Sky Bar arrived in Dubai Design District to much fanfare – and with good reason. The alfresco nightclub is open three nights a week between Wednesday and Friday, with Thursday dedicated to its signature night. It’s a glamorous party crowd, but make no mistake, people are here for the music.
Sky2.0, Dubai Design District, Dubai, 9pm to 4am, Thursdays. Tel: (058) 633 3633. skydubai.com
Friday (by day)
What makes STK Downtown’s brunch brilliant? Just ask the endless queues of people trying to get a table a month in advance. The food is fantastic, drinks flow freely, and you’ll go a long way to beat the lively vibe, brought to you by commercial DJ sets, live sax and dancers.
STK Downtown, Address Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, 1pm to 4pm and 8pm to 11pm, Fridays, Dhs349 soft, Dhs499 house. Facebook.com/STKDubaiDowntown
Latest: Secret Garden Brunch at Flair No.5
It might be new to the party, but Secret Garden Brunch has already bloomed into one of the city’s go-to Friday afternoon fiestas. As well as pop-up bars serving colourful drinks, entertainment from a magician and live sax, and resident DJs that’ll have all guests on their feet by the end, you’ll feast on no less than a dozen delicious sharing dishes.
Flair No.5, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Fri 1pm to 5pm, Dhs299 with soft drinks, Dhs399 with house drinks, Dhs499 sparkling. Tel: (04) 372 2323. secret-parties.com
Legendary: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE firmly put house music on the map in the UAE when it opened seven years ago. Every weekend, it brings brilliant events and top DJs to the city, with everyone who’s anyone having spun at the Ghantoot Beach club over the last few years. It’s an earlier finish than most at 11pm, but don’t let that put you off – it’s a brilliant party that livens up from sunset.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Resort, Ghantoot Marina, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 11pm, Fridays. Tel: (056) 113 3400. Facebook.com/BMIUAE
You might not have thought Dubai needed another alfresco super club, but that was until Drai’s arrived to fill a void you didn’t even know existed. The Las Vegas export had a lot to prove with such a huge reputation in the US, but they have delivered and then some. With the biggest names in hip-hop regularly headlining the stage to a sold-out crowd of fans, this is THE place to be on Fridays.
Drai’s DXB, Gate B, Meydan, 10pm to 4am, Fridays. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com
Saturday (by day)
Legendary: Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity’s legendary Saturday brunch kickstarted the Saturday daytime partying scene in the city. The all-inclusive package starts from midday, and offers up a five hour package priced at Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for guys. For the food, there’s a menu of international buffet dishes on offer, from cold sushi to pizzas, burgers and curries. Drinks wise, it’s an unlimited package served from a collection of pop up bars across the garden. But don’t expect the party to stop come 5pm. As well as a two-for-one happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, DJs take up deck duty into the night, with the party carrying on until the early hours.
Supernatural Saturday brunch, Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, doors open 8am to late, brunch 12pm to 5pm, Dhs249 ladies, Dhs299 gents. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
Latest: Atlantis Beach Club
Head to House in Paradise’s new Saturday ladies’ day for a brilliant party in the sunshine. The deal runs from 12pm to 4pm every Saturday, and there are packages for both ladies and gents, starting from just Dhs99. The drinks-only package for ladies’ offers four hours of free-flowing house drinks for Dhs99, or upgrade to the Dhs150 package, and ladies can enjoy free flowing Rose, cocktail pitchers, and a choice from the food menu. But this isn’t just for the girls. Guys can take advantage of the same package for Dhs200.
House in Paradise ladies’ day, Atlantis Beach Club, Atlantis The Palm, 12pm to 4pm, Saturdays, from Dhs99. Facebook.com/housemusicevent
Legendary: White Dubai
Pumping tunes, international artists and a wow-worthy production, URBN ticks all the boxes. Add to that the fact that ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks until 1am at the Saturday ladies’ night at White Dubai and you’ve got yourself an award-winning combination, making this an unbeatable night out.
Wiz Khalifa at White Dubai, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Saturdays. Tel: (050) 443 0933. whitedubai.com
Latest: Base Dubai
Two party powerhouses have come together for this epic new Saturday night party, and it’s a brilliant place to party on the weekend. Crazy Land at Base Dubai is powered by Candypants and delivers an epic set of ‘kaleidoscopic backgrounds of the jungle and sea, stunning pyrotechnics and pumping house and pop music’. It’s an open bar for everyone from 10pm to 11pm, with three complimentary drinks for ladies afterwards.
Crazy Land at Base Dubai, Dubai Design District, 10pm to 4am, Saturdays. BaseDubai.com