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6 Deira bars and clubs you have to try

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As slick as the bars and clubs of Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road may be, there’s an equally intriguing nightlife scene happening just over the Dubai Creek in Deira. At least, that seems to the be the opinion of a growing number of people heading to Deira to try out the ecletic range of bars, clubs and live music spots. Filipino bands? Russian cabaret? Irish pubs? Sure. Deira’s diverse nightlife is another shining example of Dubai’s multi-cultured heritage.

Moulin Rouge
Where: Broadway Hotel, Rigga
Named (of course) after Paris’ famed cabaret, Moulin Rouge is a lively restaurant-meets-nightclub at the Broadway Hotel. While its name suggests a French theme, it actually has a distinctly Russian flair. Guests fill up on Russian food, served both buffet and a la carte style, before a programme of entertainment – think singers, belly dancers and ballerinas – begins. And it doesn’t stop until 3am.
Contact: www.broadwayhoteldubai.com

Dublin Arms
Where: Metropolitan Hotel, Al Maktoum Road
Irish pubs are almost as commonplace as Arabic restaurants in Dubai, but the Dublin Arms claims to be the original and is certainly a favourite of Deira-dwelling sports fans with a regular supply of Premier League and Spanish matches on its TV. There’s also an energetic live band to entertain guests seven days a week. Don’t miss the happy “hour” deal from 4pm to 8pm every single day.
Contact: www.metropolitandeira.habtoorhotels.com

Hibiki Music Lounge
Where:
Hyatt Regency Dubai
Another Dubai first: karaoke bar and general institution Hibiki is still going strong after all these years. If you dare, you can perform in front of an audience in the main bar area or, to keep your wailings more private, you can also book a private room in which to sing your heart out. If in need of some Dutch courage, work up to your solo with a crawl around the hotel’s other nightlife venues, stopping in at Carpenter’s Bar, Cooz Bar, The Bar and The Terrace. Now pass the mic….
Contact: www.dubai.regency.hyatt.com

Up on the Tenth
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Music aficionados should add this swanky New York City-inspired jazz bar to their bucket lists. Not only does it offer live jazz every night and unbeatable panoramic city views, Up on the Tenth boasts an excellent drinks menu – the signature of which is the bar’s own take on a Champagne cocktail.
Contact: www.radissonblu.com

Borocay Night Club
Where:
Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road
One of the most popular and certainly liveliest Filipino clubs in Dubai, Borocay’s USP is its live music. Each night bands take to the stage to start the party, which always closes with a full dancefloor. Give your dancing shoes a break with some pulutan (an authentic snack from the Philippines) washed down with a bullfrog and you’ll be up again in no time. A Dubai must.
Contact: www.boracayclub.com

Hofbräuhaus
Where:
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road
After an hour in Hofbräuhaus it’s easy to forget you’re in Dubai. This German restaurant and bar inspired by the original in Munich is one of the best places in the city to find hearty Bavarian food and a true German ambience. As for the drinks, it’s hard to beat the cellar’s selection of curated ales from Europe.
Contact: www.marriottdiningatjw.ae

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