It seems like a good many years since karaoke was the most entertaining thing humans could do with their evenings; Bill Murray’s inside-out t-shirt turn in seemed to be the last hurrah for the late-night public singalong. It is, though, still very much alive in Dubai and, despite protest from at least 50 per cent of your friends, it will be one the most entertaining ways to spend an evening.
Here are four locations providing all the fun that a good karaoke bar should, along with a few extras.
Lucky Voice Dubai
A night out at Lucky Voice will include great service, moreish snacks and karaoke, of course. Lucky Voice’s Friday brunch is worth a mention too, as aside from three hours of food and drinks, guests are treated to a free hour in one of the many karaoke booths.
Where: Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights
Price: From 100 for karaoke, Friday brunch from AED195
Contact: 800 58259,
Hibiki Karaoke Lounge
Described as the first “authentic” karaoke lounge in the emirate, Hibiki offers private rooms as well as a main stage, accommodating for the varying levels of confidence in the wannabe Dubai divas. Happy hour deals start at 7.30pm and the lounge features a resident singer, who takes over in between karaoke breaks.
Where: The Hyatt Regency, Deira
Contact: +971 4 209 6914, website
Kung Korean Restaurant and Karaoke
The restaurant and karaoke hotspot is located on the mezzanine of the Byblos Hotel. It features private rooms of different sizes and capacities – catering to everyone from earnest couples to ear-splitting rugby teams. Food and drinks are available too and, it is meant to be some of the best Korean fare in the city.
Where: Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights
Price: From Dhs160 per hour
Contact: +971 4 448 8000, website
If you’re a fan of Asian fusion, this is the karaoke spot for you. If you’re low on cash, this is the venue for you, too. Dinners are free to venture out into one of the karaoke rooms after finishing their meal. And, as the industrial venue is home to dishes like shrimp tempura, chicken satay and crispy fried calamari, finding one to satiate your appetite will be an easy task.
Where: Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai
Price: Free to guests
Contact: +971 4 501 2567,