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Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Dubai in 2020

Dubai is a city known for its rich locals who have a large amount of disposable income to spend on entertainment and attractions. Dubai has truly taken the steps to make sure that its inhabitants will be able to enjoy the best in everything from shopping to sightseeing. Dubai’s diverse and varied nightlife has much to offer in the late-night entertainment stakes and the United Arab Emirates regularly hosts some of the most in-demand artists in the world including Solomun, David Guetta, Carl Cox or 50 Cent as well as the more underground artists that visit Dubai on a weekly basis. Be prepared to get blown away by the amazing venues and hotspots in this luxurious city. Get your night squared away on Discotech.

White

Crowded dance floor at LIV Miami Fontainbleau
The mecca of clubs in Dubai with 3 themed nights of the week

Not many clubs in Dubai city can claim to have introduced the concept of outdoor rooftop clubbing to the nightlife scene. WHITE Dubai, a revolutionary nightclub that is the sister concept of WHITE Beirut, made history right from the time it opened its doors at Meydan Racecourse Grandstand. With its immaculate location, WHITE Dubai is the ultimate go-to party destination to steer anyone’s evening escapades in the right direction, a night full of energy, thumping music, and an overall feel-good vibe. The venue is home to three distinct club nights, URBN, UNDRGROUND & PURE, each with its own distinctive personality, carving out an eclectic niche in a competitive market and attracting thousands of dedicated fans through the doors each week. The gorgeous open-air venue hosts spectacular light shows and hip-hop performances all under the beautiful night sky of Dubai that is befitting each night’s individuality. WHITE Dubai gets transformed for each event, putting it in a rarefied global clubbing elite among the few international venues which also undergo nightly makeovers. WHITE Dubai is no stranger to big names with artists such as French Montana, Nelly and Akon having performed at this Dubai night club in the past. The venue is known to bring down major acts, and you can expect to be treated to an exciting line-up each season.

1 Oak

The busy dance floor at ELEVEN Miami
Are you going to “End up at 1 Oak” in Dubai?

Born out of the name tagline ‘One Of A Kind’, with multiple locations across the globe in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, the 1-OAK Brand is the epitome of New York City chic, providing an unrivalled nightlife experience in the heart of Dubai. Make sure when you enter 1-Oak that you are passing through their cavernous hallway engraved with Charles Darwin’s writing which leads to an enormous 9,000 sq ft meticulously detailed piece of architectural mastery, whose beauty is enhanced with a unique art collection from Roy Nachum. 1-OAK Dubai provides everything from individual VIP experiences to endless great services for luminaries, celebrities and elite visitors. 

Base

View from the DJ at Story Miami
World class production will leave you in awe

Base Dubai joined the nightlife scene in 2017, ever since then they have offered an immersive, exciting and unique experience to their guests raising the bar on the global nightlife scene. Much more than a traditional nightlife venue, this huge open-air venue plays host to an endless list of the world’s top artists paired with unmissable world-class shows and production.

With its large scale state-of-the-art sound, light and pyrotechnic systems in place, BASE offers an unbeatable visual experience for its audiences. The venue provides entertainment comparable to a boutique festival or concert but with all the usual luxuries of a premium lounge, that revolves around the elements of ice and fire, and set against the backdrop of electrifying tunes. This Dubai night club has also launched its weekly LYFE series of performances that features dancers playing with fire, an enthralling light show and of course, some big names in the music industry. The venue has already hosted class acts such as Afrojack and Rick Ross in the past and continues to rope in international DJs and artists for clubbing nights that are quite unlike any other in Dubai city.

Drai’s

Massive dance floor party at Club Space
Drai’s never disappoints when it come to great nightlife experiences

Drai’s combines the magic of Las Vegas with the grandeur of Dubai coming together to create an incomparable nightlife experience to the United Arab Emirates. Set in nightlife hotspot Meydan, Drai’s Dubai offers you a clubbing experience that is made up of incredible music, mesmerizing light and sound shows, unforgettable show-stopping live performances, and world-class attentive service. Whether it’s watching artists perform against the backdrop of mind-blowing visuals, or enjoying a night of pure entertainment and good music, your night at Drai’s Dubai will be one you’ll remember for a long time. This venue is a world leader in creating the very best guest experience and has hosted some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B including Drake, Nelly, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar – Drai’s is undoubtedly the ultimate party destination.

BOA Lounge

Small but crowded dane floor at WALL Miami
Don’t miss the show every Thursday and Friday here

BOA is a dual story,1000 person capacity ultra-luxe lounge and nightclub elevated above the Dubai metropolis on the 32nd floor of one of the region’s most famous addresses, V Hotel in Al Habtoor City. The BOA lounge features luxurious interiors, an indoor bar, and a lavish terrace with sensational views across the Dubai Water Canal and the Arabian Gulf. Open 7 nights a week from 8 PM to 3 AM, the lounge offers first class mixology, shisha and international lounge food. Enjoy the impressive social scene and service, and party your heart out, while a live DJ sets the mood. The BOA terrace is climate-controlled to bring comfort to diners no matter the season. Meanwhile, BOA Club is open every Thursday and Friday from 11PM. Guests are treated to world-class entertainment and show-stopping performances from the world’s most talented entertainers. The club offers intense nightlife and party experiences with sophisticated champagne, dance and light shows. Resident and International DJ guests entertain A-listers from around the globe for an ecstatic beautiful crowd keeping the dance floor on fire and the party going all night long. With BOA Club, your weekend transforms into a vibrant celebration of luxury lifestyle.

Soho Garden

A social gathering like you have never seen before

Experience a playground of discovery, an unparalleled entertainment destination that captures true Dubai living – experience Soho Garden. Catering to the innate human desire to be surprised, inspired and part of a social phenomenon. A cosmopolitan enclave on the edge of the futuristic city, Soho Garden is one part buzzing urban scene, and one part tranquil-walled garden that offers a uniquely diverse mix of dining, pool lounging and nightlife experiences.

Toy Room

Busy dance floor and themed party at Mynt Lounge
Get ready to go wild and crazy

After having made a name for itself in the exclusive London party scene, Toy Room launched at the Soho Garden complex in earlier 2018. Following in the paw prints of the illustrious London nightlife venue, Toy Room Dubai boasts an exclusive yet fun experience. There’s never a dull night at this hugely popular, award winning venue has everything you could ask for in a club – an energetic crowd, banging tunes and let’s not forget, a lovable, party-lovin’ mascot called Frank the Bear. Clubgoers can enjoy the vibe created from the neon and graffiti decked interior while enjoying party nights where Hip-Hop music can be heard from some of the city’s brightest DJs. Toy Room Dubai has featured  major international artists such as Nelly, Omarion, Jeremih, Busta Rhymes, and Ty Dolla Sign to name just a few who have performed at the venue in the past.

Billionaire’s Mansion

The mansion has it all from dinner to the afterparty

Billionaire’s Mansion is a one-stop-destination created by the Billionaire Life Group and is the first of its kind in Dubai. Located in the Taj Hotel, Business Bay and open from sunset till the early hours of the morning, the venue offers a unique dining concept with authentic Italian cuisine partnered with contemporary Japanese dishes by the award-winning restaurant Sumosan. Billionaire Mansion’s main asset is the easy and natural interaction and flow between the restaurant, Billionaire Mansion Lounge Bar & Shisha Terrace, nightclub and private Karaoke Privé. Clients are swept through the various parts of the venue enveloped in special shows, lighting, colours and extraordinary music. Billionaire Mansion is a one stop destination housing everything you need to enjoy a night out.

SKY 2.0

Party it up all night with a superb view of the city skyline

SKY 2.0 is a revolutionary standalone nightclub by Sky Management, anchored in the heart of Dubai Design District, UAE. Best known for its originality, authenticity, and innovation, SKY 2.0 follows the success of award-winning SKYBAR Beirut and mirrors the city’s renowned festive energy and celebrates its guest’s cultural diversity with topnotch global-scale music, entertainment, service, food and beverage offering for unforgettable evenings. SKY 2.0 comes to life every week with its signature iconic nights, set to satisfy all tastes and guarantee an all-night dance party for all. Open Wednesday to Friday, each night plays homage to a different type of music from R&B and Hip-Hop to top 40 and house, to karaoke favorites and hit classics.

Secret Room

Hip Hop Party and Bottle Service at Mr Jones
Bougie and luxurious define this high end nightclub

Secret Room Dubai was inspired by the first Secret Room boutique nightclub born in Moscow. The Dubai venue is strategically located underground in the ultra-chic Five Hotel located on Palm Jumeirah. The intimate space is designed with a base of 18th century inspired European furnishings including a hand painted mural, antique candelabras and elaborate crown moldings throughout. The rose gold avant-garde bar serves as an unforgettable center piece that was designed by internationally recognized architect Paolo Ferrari. To finish off the venue’s interior, the place is decked with ultra-modern sofas and transparent tables creating a club space that looks unlike any other in Dubai. The Secret Room fingerprint icon is essential to the brand identity and gives the brand a touch of exclusivity. Carefully selected clients get to have their fingerprints registered, which allows them to instantly access the venue with no wait time. State of the art sound and lighting has been carefully designed and integrated by the regions industry leader, ensuring a high-quality audio/visual experience for every guest. Hip-Hop and R&B music is the foundation of the Secret Room sound. The resident and featured DJs explore all aspects of these genres but also sometimes feature genres such as trap, dancehall, reggaeton, Afro beat, house & EDM. The best and most unique part about this venue is that some guests are allowed to drive a car right into the middle of it.


Dubai Nightclubs FAQ

What are the hottest clubs in Dubai?

The best nightclubs in Dubai include: White, 1 Oak, Base, Drai’s, Soho Garden, Billionaire’s Mansion, Skybar 2.0, and Secret Room.

What are the best EDM clubs in Dubai?

The best clubs in Dubai that play electronic music include: Analog Room, The Hatch, and Industrial Avenue.

What are the best hip hop clubs in Dubai?

The best hip hop clubs include Base, Drai’s Dubai, Secret Room, Billinaire’s Mansion, and 1 OAK Dubai.

What are the best pool parties in Dubai?

The best pool parties in Dubai include: Nikki Beach Dubai, Cove Beach Dubai, Soho Beach, Azure Beach, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Summersalt, Dubai, Zero Gravity, Barasti Dubai, Andreeas Dubai.

What are the best day drinking spots / dayparties in Dubai?

All the pool parties listed above are great spots for day drinking!

What part of Dubai has the best nightlife?

Nightlife in Dubai is pretty spread out – all the biggest bars and clubs are part of hotels. There’s not really an area where you can go and walk from bar to bar on foot. The area with the most bars is probably the Marina area.

What are the best gay clubs/bars in Dubai?

Homosexuality is illegal across the entire United Arab Emirates, punishable by death! However, each Emirate has its own legal system, with Dubai the least severe, whereby homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment and/or a fine instead of death. Like in many Arabic countries, homosexuality is a massive taboo and is not accepted by society. As such there are no gay bars or gay clubs available in Dubai.

What time do clubs close in Dubai?

Clubs typically close around 3 AM, but there are a few clubs that are open until 4 AM because they have a special license. These include BASE Dubai and White Dubai.

What are the best music festivals in Dubai?

The best Dubai music festivals include: Sensation, Party in the Park, Red Fest DXB, Dubai Jazz Fest, and Piknic Electronik.

Is weed legal in Dubai?

Not only is cannabis possession illegal in Dubai, even testing positive in a blood test for trace amounts of cannabis metabolites from cannabis consumed before arrival is considered possession and you will be jailed. People have been jailed in Dubai (four year mandatory minimum) and elsewhere in the Emirates for possessing three milligrams of cannabis (a pinhead-sized speck) detected by swabbing the soles of their shoes. I’ve recommended that musician buddies visiting Dubai buy new luggage and shoes before visiting, and change into the new shoes on the plane and throw the old ones away. It’s one of the last places in the world you want to get caught with cannabis. Yes, you can find cannabis in Dubai, but if you need it that badly, stay home.

Can you drink in public in Dubai?

Dubai’s licensing laws require venues serving alcohol be attached to hotels or a private clubs. It is illegal to drink in the street or in a public space, or be under the influence of alcohol in a public space. The legal drinking age is 21.

What time do Dubai Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 10 PM.

What time do Dubai Nightclubs typically close?

Most close at around 4 AM.

What is the dress code like at Dubai Nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for Dubai Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Dubai Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

Mantis Nightclub Dubai Grand Opening

Dubai’s newest luxury nightclub is set to open its doors this Thursday, and it’s promising an epic VIP experience.

Mantis in Emirates Financial Towers in DIFC launches on Thursday November 29, featuring “state-of-the-art lighting, sound, audio and digital technology”.

During the huge opening weekend, the club will be open from 10pm until 3am every night from Thursday to Sunday.

The 8,500 sq ft nightclub will welcome guests with a huge Mantis (you guessed it), designed by Italian artist Tomaso Albertini, along with interiors from French design team Exception.

Mantis will also have a mirrored corridor from floor to the roof, and promises “audio and visual performances”.

One of the more intriguing parts of the venue is that it will have a “triangular experience of seating” with 360-degree views of the club.

It will also boast an “immersive room” for guests to unwind – found in the centre of the club, which will serve up Kopi Luwak coffee, one of the most expensive types of coffee in the world.

The new spot will also be welcoming international artists, while resident DJs Sammy V and DJ Jax will be spinning out R&B, hip-hop and pop music every week.

DJ Jax has forged himself as one of the UK’s biggest names in hip-hop nightlife, playing for the likes of Nicki Minaj, Tinie Tempah and more. DJ Sammy V, who is originally from Manchester, has more than seven years experience behind the decks.

He’s played alongside music legends including Drake, The Game, Justin Bieber, Tyga, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa and Jason Derulo (the latter of whom is actually playing in Dubai, at Global Village, next month).

Danny Planter, Owner of D&T Group, the parent company of Mantis, said “We’re delighted to announce that Mantis will be opening its doors to guests from far and wide on Thursday November 29.

“The signing of two renowned DJs in the nightlife scene, DJ Jax and DJ Sammy V shows our commitment to providing a one-of-a-kind musical experience in Dubai.

“Our guests will soon be able to enjoy state-of-the-art lighting, sound, audio and digital technology, embodying the glamour of the region that they won’t be able to find anywhere else.”

It looks like it’s going to be an epic venue, and we can’t wait to boogie on down.

10pm-3am. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (800 MANTIS).

1 OAK Nightclub Grand Opening in Dubai

Another super club is now open in Dubai, and this one is well worth checking out…

Get ready Dubai, as yet another celebrity favourite and US export 1 OAK has opened its doors. The super club joins the ranks of Soho Beach and Drai’s Dubai as the latest luxury haunt adding to Dubai’s nightlife scene, and we’ve had a first look inside.

1 Oak is a global nightlife destination, with locations in major cities across the world:

Born out of the namesake ‘One Of A Kind’, the super club is set to open four times a week at its JW Marriott Marquis home.

Entering the venue feels like you’re heading to a secret party, or following Alice down the rabbit hole to a trendy wonderland that only a handful of people have been invited to. It’s a narrow tunnel entrance, with writing penned across the walls and a monochrome print floor that feels like it goes on forever.

A mirrored VIP area is dimly lit with red hues and decked out with avant-garde art installations that are part nightclub, part trendy exhibition.

On the night we visit, the main club area quickly packs out with revelers. It’s a hip hop and urban music policy, with a collection of tables all around the edge, and a DJ booth that looks out over a small but well-populated dance floor.

It’s the first permanent venue for the super club in the UAE, although the brand has hosted several pop-ups during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

1OAK is open on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10pm to 3am, with weekly events to be announced soon.

1 OAK, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, 10pm to 3am, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 1oak-dubai.com