Whether you are looking for a traditional British or Irish pub, a Latin lounge, a Japanese karaoke bar, beach bar, pool bar or rooftop bar, Dubai has them all. You will not be disappointed with Dubai’s extensive bar scene that sees everything from small and intimate boutique hotel bars to large trendy outdoor lounges. Whatever you’re in the mood for or the occasion to celebrate, you will find a great bar in Dubai to suit your style.
Dubai is a true melting point of nationalities and has one of the most diverse populations in the world. This is reflected in Dubai’s vibrant bar scene with limitless choices of themed pubs and bars where you can enjoy a taste of the food and drinks of countries around the world.
There is something on pretty much every night of the week in Dubai’s bars and pubs, but the biggest and best nights out in the city are on Tuesdays for Ladies night and Thursdays and Fridays on the weekend. With the work week starting on Sunday, Saturday is not a very busy evening for bars in Dubai, but many outlets have offers and events on during the day ranging from Saturday brunches to sundowner specials.
With Dubai’s glorious sunny weather, especially enjoyed during the cooler winter months, there are lots of outdoor bars and lounges to choose from to enjoy a clear day by the beach or a starry sky at night.
Because of local licensing laws, bars are often located in hotels or associated with entertainment destinations and some of the best bars in Dubai are located in the city’s finest hotels, which are an integral part of Dubai’s lifestyle.
With its many spectacular skyscrapers, Dubai is the ultimate spot for rooftop bars and the city has some extraordinary venues around the city each with their own unique vibe.
Stretched along the coastline featuring beautiful beaches, Dubai’s beach bar scene is very well developed too. Some of the most well-known and popular beachfront bars in Dubai include Barasti at the Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina, a true Dubai institution, Bliss Lounge Dubai, which features stunning skyline and sea views in an ultra-chic setting, Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare on the Palm Jumeirah for a relaxed environment with seating on the deck and at tables directly on the sand, and the Jetty Lounge, one of the oldest and best beach bar sundowner spots in the city, located at the One & Only Royal Mirage Resort.
If you’re looking for a more active or alternative bar in Dubai, you’re spoilt for choice too. The House Party Bar at the Fairmont Dubai has several dedicated games rooms for table tennis, fussball and more, retro sports bar The 44 in Habtoor City has its own double bowling alley as well as numerous pool tables and dart boards, and at Wavehouse on The Palm Jumeirah you can choose from bowling, surfing (yes you read that right!) and a games arcade for endless fun.