A Guide to Dubai’s Nightlife: 14 Ways To Enjoy The City After Sunset
Visiting Dubai anytime soon and wondering how to plan your nights in the city? Worry no more! We have got you all clear. But first, let us introduce you to the city and its exuberant nightlife.
It is a city of luxury where nothing is impossible. From ultra-modern architecture to traditional souks, this city is a true example of a perfect vacation destination. This doesn’t come as surprises that Dubai often leaves its visitors filled with awe. The city is beautiful at any time of the day. However, the thrill of experiencing the city after sunset is just surreal. From bustling night markets to the tallest buildings to extravagant shopping malls, there is no end to Dubai’s nightlife and the luxury it has to offer to travellers. Here’s your exclusive guide to exploring Dubai at night:
1. Experience The Enthralling Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Many of us have seen the magnificent marine life during the day. But watching them at night is a different experience altogether. Whether you go for a tour either on a glass bottom boat or explore it on feet in a glass tunnel, this underwater world will leave you with a memorable experience. Other than that, you can feed the stingray, the sharks or go for the mermaid show. You are going to enjoy your time here.
2. Visit The World’s Tallest Building, Burj Khalifa
The grand Burj Khalifa is world renowned for setting new heights (pun intended). But what’s even more spectacular than its grandness is the breath-taking panoramic view of the city at night from its 124th floor. So, keep your fear of heights away and sign up for the most enchanting night of your life while you are here. You can’t miss it for the world!
3. Enjoy The Entertaining Dancing Fountains Of Dubai
Dubai is no stranger to setting a benchmark for its tourists and setting world records. The Dancing Fountains of The Dubai Mall are no different. They are the world’s second largest choreographed fountains which leave its guests fascinated. The show is repeated every half an hour, daily from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. as well as two shows at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The songs are a mix of Arabic and International music.
4. Visit Dubai Creek During Sunset And Get Mesmerised
After spending a couple of thrilling nights in Dubai, we suggest you take some rest and get rejuvenated for your adventures ahead. And what’s a better way of relaxing than on the river bank at the Creek and watching a spectacular sunset? Just chill with your family while taking in the beautiful view and munching on some street delicacies.
5. Feel The Rush At Arabian Desert’s Night Safari
Can any desert trip be over without going over some dunes? Most of us must have gone for a safari but a night safari is not something very common. So, here is your chance to be a part of this adventure in Dubai. Go for a night safari in the Arabian Desert with friends and experience the Arabic life. Go dune bashing on a 4×4 before indulging in scrumptious shawarmas and sheesha under the starry sky.
6. See The Glittering Golden City From The Helicopter
Imagine looking at the city of Dubai, lit up in all its glittering glory, at night from a height? That’s why we suggest you book a 22-minute helicopter ride to see the city after sunset. Don’t forget to take your camera. We are sure you’ll be able to capture the beautiful palm islands and the city lights for your Instagram stories. You can also a make it a date by taking your partner for the ride. Let it be a surprise!
7. Pamper Yourself To A Soothing Spa
Enter the world of relaxation and rejuvenation by indulging in a spa therapy at the iconic Talise Spa in Burj Al Arab. Situated on the 18th floor, the ancient Middle Eastern décor of the place will leave you smitten. To add to its charm, the spa offers an alluring ocean view and a lot of spa options to spoil you. Some of the popular treatments include Le Prairie Caviar Body Treatment and the Romantic Moonlight Swim. These will not only alleviate your mood but will also give your skin a beautiful glow.
8. Indulge In A Romantic Dinner At Skyview Bar
Overlooking Dubai Skyline, this bar is just drop dead gorgeous. Enjoy a romantic night with your partner with a private meal at Dubai’s favourite, Skyview Bar. Add a touch of grandeur to your evening and treat your special person with an exotic seven-course meal. If you have more time on your hand, we suggest you make an early reservation for the afternoon tea as well.
9. Hop on A Private Cruise For A Romantic Getaway
When in Dubai, planning a romantic cruise on Dubai Creek with your beloved is a must-do activity. Not only will this relaxing experience give you some alone time to spend with your partner, but it will also give you a glimpse of the enigmatic past of old Dubai.
10. Take a Break from the Heat at Chill Out Ice Lounge
Tucked away in Times Square Centre of the city is Middle East’s first ice lounge, Chillout Bar. The bar maintains a temperature of minus 5 degrees, a unique way to beat the desert heat. The sub-zero temperature is very well maintained with its tasteful interior design which gives the place a premium touch. Guests get a complimentary thermal coat, gloves and shoes to enjoy the colourfully illuminated walls, ice sculptures, and beverages. Do try their continental menu and hot chocolate with marshmallows. You will definitely be asking for more.
11. Party All Night At Uptown Bar
Uptown is a sophisticated dining bar located on the 24th floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel. You can spend some quality time with friends or family or you can join Uptown’s themed parties. The choice is totally yours. The extensive list of beverages and exclusive variety of food will leave you with so many options to choose from. However, subtle music, lounge terrace seating, and signature cocktails are the things which make this place truly amazing.
12. Experience Dubai’s Night Life At 360 Degree Lounge
A visit to Dubai is not complete without attending a party at the famous 360° Lounge. Whether you are here on a date or partying with friends, the spectacular view of the lounge surrounded by water will not fail to impress you. With a delicious dinner buffet, international cocktails, and amazing music, this must be on your ‘to-do’ list.
13. Shop Your Heart Out At Dubai’s Global Village
An interesting place to shop your heart out in Dubai is its Global Village. Do check out the place if you are looking for some fun time with family or are just planning to explore the place on your own. You will find 30 pavilions in the Village where you will find everything, from home décor items to spa products to some of the most exotic Yemen nectar assortments. The place is one of the world most entertaining and biggest tourism, shopping, and recreation park.
14. Visit The Spice Souk To Buy Souvenirs For Friends And Family
Colourful and aromatic is how one will describe Dubai’s Spice Souk. It is one of the most beautiful and unusual shopping centres in the city. A myriad of spices and herbs will welcome you with a peculiar fragrance as soon as you enter the market. A good way to bargain is spending some time chatting with the vendors and understanding the spices and their history. If you are a tea lover, you can choose from hundreds of flavours to savour. Other than that you can also find a fine collection of nuts, oil, and saffron to take back home as souvenirs for friends and family.
There is so much to do and so much to explore in this wonderful city. We have already fallen in love with Dubai and its nightlife. What about you? Now that you have an exhaustive list to enjoy Dubai’s exotic nightlife, which one will you pick first? Do share your favourites in the comments section.