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Top 5 Night Clubs in Dubai

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Dubai, in the last few years has seen the influx of extremely rich tourists and residents who go clubbing every weekend.

As such, nightclubs have sprung like mushrooms and will probably continue to do so when you hear the eventual city plan is to have 20 million visitors a year.

Before we start, it’s important to realize that, like many world cities, Dubai is an expensive place, particularly the night club scene here. Drinks will probably cost about the same as they do in places like London and Paris, although there are often concessions for the ladies. Also it’s important to recognise before it’s too late that Dubai is a primarily Islamic country, with customs and regulations that must be obeyed and adhered to. For example, public drunkenness is a definite no-no which can land you in prison, so you must make sure to get a taxi from the club to the hotel. The drinking age here is 21, and ID must usually be shown.


Named possibly after the 70’s Barry Manilow hit, the Copa Cabbana has become popular among the increasingly large young and trendy crowd in Dubai. Sandy floors and Bamboo Railings give it quite an interesting look unique from many rivalling establishments. The club is also renowned for having fantastic snacks. The entry fee is 50 Dhs (€10) and you must be over 25 to enter in order to keep out those who are too “junior”.


With styling ripped off Parisian Nightclubs, Boudoir throws up a fancy dress code and a couple’s bias, and is definitely one of the most opulent and luxurious nightclubs in Dubai, resplendent with crystal chandeliers and royal red sofas. However, the place is a victim of its own success, as it’s too packed to breathe on some nights here.


Located in the Prestigious Crowne Plaza Dubai, Zinc has become one of Dubai’s most popular nightclubs, with an incredibly cool glowing decor, RnB and Hip Hop nights, Famous DJ’s, and Endless variety. Nearly every week something new happens here. Ladies go free many nights.


Located in Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upmarket beachfront neighbourhoods, and part of the One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel, built by one of South Africa’s most flamboyant millionaires, Sol Kerzner, this bar/club caters to all nationalities, with the DJ keeping the music pumping with English, Spanish, Arabic, and many other tunes to keep everyone happy. Don’t come if you’re expecting to dance the night away though – the crowd mostly consists of relaxed hotel guests soaking in the ambience.

Vu’s Bar

On the 51st floor of one of Dubai’s most recognisable monoliths, the Emirates Towers, Vu’s offers a selection of 200 cocktails to choose from (really). Extremely expensive, it tends to attract a decidedly upmarket crowd. It can also be considered quite a romantic place to take a loved one to enjoy the sunset view of Dubai before getting into the cocktails and chic sophistication of the place.

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Photo of Burj ar Arab at night, Dubai, UAE, by Lori Greig

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Venere Travel Blog writer paul crompton

Paul Crompton is an avid reader and has a passion for cars and technology, primarily. He loves traveling to whichever exotic travel location which is cheap. His dream is to become an advertising executive.

22 responses to “Top 5 Night Clubs in Dubai”

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  1. kerala says:
    September 12th, 2009 at 20:14

    dubai is really excellent. no one will get bored, when you are in dubai night life. really amazing

  2. VenueXperience says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 13:15

    I like that you selected Boudoir. My favorite club!!

  3. joye says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 12:35

    Night clubs here in Dubai revolves around the belly dance as belly dance in dubai is very popular and comes from arabian culture.

  4. Jane says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 20:39

    I have visited Vus Bar yesturday. Very nice place with good drinks. I was looking there for company unlucky I have not found one. See you, Jane

  5. Will says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 05:37

    Hey there I’m a Promoter and I have artist who will perform for free just to help get his name out there is there anyway we can make something happen on the 13th of this month? thank you.

  6. Sonia says:
    January 7th, 2012 at 19:10

    Hey will Wats ur number or email I’m coming Dubai soon with alot of friends will u be able sort us out for entry plz x sonia

  7. samaneh says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 18:52

    im comin’ to dubai in few weeks but i dunno which one of em is better ,, unfortunately imma be there for just few days n i aint got time to hit em all ,,,

  8. shaikh says:
    June 3rd, 2012 at 09:36

    i will come in a few days to dubai now im gatting impaitiont becuse i have never seen night clube

  9. Alex says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 12:38

    been there and it’s amazin. DJ Craw was doin good. I’m goin there in two week from now if anyone wants 2 join

  10. Mohammad says:
    June 26th, 2012 at 19:23

    Coming to dubai next week, hope to find good friends

  11. Aa says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 12:52

    Anyone in Dubai now the week of July 31st? Any clubs open in Ramadan?

  12. Tony says:
    August 5th, 2012 at 20:07

    I found many sexy and fashion dresses for night club

  13. aliya says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 21:13

    i wanna see dubai.

  14. Sam says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 23:51

    im a 19 year old girl visiting dubai whilst travelling with a friend (who is 20), is drinking for under 21s a big no no?

  15. ritesh says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 03:20

    well m going to dubai on 20feb .. anyone who is coming txt me or mail me. . . ll have fun there .. :D

  16. Sandy says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 23:37

    Hii I am in Dubai for few months starting Jan 2013 and looking for an Good Company to Eatout, Nightout visiting places…and drink…

  17. scott johnson says:
    April 21st, 2013 at 00:25


    me and my wife are moving to Dubai in a few weeks. Always looking to meet new people so feel free to say hi and recommend new sights for us to see!

  18. James says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 11:47

    hey….. been here in dubai for 6 years…. anyone need any advice, pls feel free to contact me…..

  19. Rana says:
    July 19th, 2013 at 18:38

    Hello I live in Dubai I like to make new friends all over the world so all you are welcome if you need any information you can contact me

  20. Algis says:
    July 21st, 2013 at 18:39

    This article does not reflect Dubai nightlife! These clubs are ok, but there are way better places to visit.

  21. Raj says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 16:46

    Hi Girls and Guy’s i m from edinbrugh,an have plan to fly on 2nd of Aug 2013 will arive at 22.20pm an then i have 12 hour waiting at airport ,do i need a visa to enter the country or can i get port entry as i would love to party till i fly back back there any friends who would like to show me around or take me to the nightclub were we all can have fun hihihi get in touch
    my email
    live me your name an number an i will call you asap,as it’s not to long to fly now hahaha

  22. joe says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 16:54

    i would like to party today cause tomorrow is my last day here…any ideas?

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