6 great party bars to try in Dubai this week
Going out is ace isn't it? The feeling of being reunited with your mates over a few drinks, truly wonderful.
What isn't as great is spending over half an hour figuring out where to go next... the decision is often met with complaints of being hungry, tired and someone suddenly remembering that they have an early meeting in the morning – you lie.
To cater to those who'd rather park at one place and stay there, we've shortlisted six of the best party bars in Dubai.
This is an ideal destination for impressing visitors or just for a swanky night out with your mates. The rooftop bar is set high on the 40th floor of The H Dubai, with an upbeat vibe and a definite wow-factor. The music is loud and varying and it’s a bar you can come to for a pre-dinner drink, or to dance the night away if you prefer. There’s an enchanted forest feel to the place – lent by high walls adorned with faux foliage, and along with the low lighting and pumping music it has a trendy, exclusive (yet not unwelcoming) feel.
Where: The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 355 8896, website
The atmosphere is never less than lively, the mood is relaxed and there are enough talking points among the décor to keep you nattering away even when faced with the most lacklustre of company. There are neon signs, kitschy pop art pictures, a parasol-adorned ceiling and furniture in every blush of the rainbow, as well as hops pong, loud music and vivacious entertainment. A night here is never dull and there’s plenty of delights to get stuck into from the Asian street-food inspired menu should you get a bit peckish.
Where: Media One, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 420 7489, website
Ramusake is Japanese restaurant with a lively bar that gets packed to the rafters. The sprawling terrace is fantastic and the walls inside are covered with edgy graffiti-style art. It’s dimly lit and lends itself perfectly to the dancing and frivolity within. Make sure you show up here looking sharp, flip flops and shorts won’t be received well at the swish venue. There’s also a good happy hour between Saturday and Tuesday where you’ll get half piece selected drinks.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Residences Dubai Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 559 5300, website
If you haven’t been already, you at least know someone who has. The notorious spot is always jumping – whether it’s with a live band strutting their stuff or a DJ that will churn out the cheesy dancefloor fillers, it’s almost impossible to have a bad night out here.
Where: Ramee Rose, Barsha Heights
Contact: +971 4 450 0111, website
Head to the top of Pier 7 in Dubai Marina and you’ll find this unique and vibrant nightspot that has a little something for everyone. The restaurant serves up fantastic food, and when you’re done eating you can go to the lounge to party.
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 450 7766, website
The venue prides itself on creating a fun atmosphere that becomes infectious as soon as you step inside. They’re also known for their splendid mixed beverages served up by the talented bar staff. It’s certainly a place to add to your diary.
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 55 216 0181, website