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Best Beach Clubs / Dayclubs in Dubai 2019

Whether you’re a local to Dubai or just visiting for the weekend – check out our list of the hottest beach clubs and pool parties in Dubai!  From family friendly pools, to sunbathing spots, to high energy ragers, we’ve got a little bit of something for everyone.

Drai’s Beach Club Dubai (DXB)

Although not by a beach, Drai’s Beach Club Dubai deserves a mention for being one of the city’s best spots for a big party by the pool. Open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the pool club features beds, cabanas and even private jacuzzi’s, with each day is dedicated to a different activation. On Tuesdays, head down for 11am to enjoy their ‘Hot Mess’ ladies day, while on Friday, expect a day-to-night champagne spray party complete with spray countdown, urban setlist and an A list star or two. Saturdays are their weekly party brunch, where UK brand LoveJuice takes over for five hours of free flowing food and drink.

Drai’s Beach Club, Gate B, Meydan, Dubai, 11am to 9pm, Tues, Fri and Sat, ladies entry from Dhs100, guys entry from Dhs200. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com

Nikki Beach Dubai

The luxury beachside destination features in-water loungers, Jacuzzis, inflatables and spans across an impressive site on the Pearl Jumeirah that leads out onto the beach. If you’re hungry, you can order one of their signature sushi and ceviche boats, which arrives, as you’d expect, on a wooden boat. It’s a bold swimwear affair, with dancer, musicians and resident DJs.

Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, daily 11am to 9pm, Dhs150 per person (with a Dhs100 food voucher) weekdays, Dhs300 per person (with a Dhs250 food voucher) weekends. Tel: (04) 376 6162. nikkibeach.com

Cove Beach Dubai

Now open in a new location, you’ll find an upgraded Cove Beach at the new Caesar’s Palace Bluewaters Dubai. Inside there are three pools and two restaurants across split levels, as well as a shisha terrace and access to a private beach. There’s a new rotation of weekly day and evening events including live music from local band Cubache on a Monday from 2pm, and ladies’ day every Wednesday. Entry is free but comes with a minimum spend of Dhs150 through the week, and Dhs300 on weekends.

Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, daily 10am to late, min spend Dhs150 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends. Tel: (050) 454 6920. covebeach.com

Soho Beach

Again not found by the beach, but this sleek new party spot is equally worthy of a shoutout. Like it’s neighbouring Drai’s, Soho Beach opens for its ladies’ day on a Tuesday, as well as on Fridays and Saturdays for two poolside brunches. Keep your eye on social media with this place, Soho Beach transforms into a huge events space for festivals several times a year – and they’re some of the city’s most unmissable parties.

Soho Beach, Meydan, Dubai, 12pm to 11pm, Tues, Fri and Sat. Tel: (052) 433 3375. sohobeach.com

Azure Beach Dubai

Perfectly positioned on the JBR beachfront is Azure. It’s got an expansive pool at the centre, as well as an adjacent lounge for enjoying a relaxing lunch. All guests are given access to the beach in the entry price, which has been discounted over the festive season to Dhs100 from Sunday to Thursday, and Dhs200 on Friday and Saturday.

Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai Marina, daily pool 10am to 7pm, weekdays Dhs100, weekends Dhs200. Tel: (052) 777 9472. azure-beach.com

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Blue Marlin is a stalwart among Dubai’s party hard beach clubs. Opening on Fridays and Saturdays each week, entry is free if you’re either dining, or on guestlist for their Friday day-to-night party, which regularly flies in international acts to headline. On Saturdays, Blue Marlin hosts a weekly brunch where there’s two sittings in the restaurant of Mediterranean sharing dishes, as well as a slightly longer option if you choose to brunch beachside.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday. Tel: (056) 113 3400. bluemarlinibiza-uae.com

Summersalt Dubai

The only way that you could beat this beach club’s view of the Burj Al Arab is if you hopped on a boat. The Jumeirah Al Naseem spot is quite literally under the shadow of the Burj, but don’t worry, it’ won’t stop your tan game. The luxury club has a white sand beach, infinity pool and music that’s just loud enough to add atmosphere. Go in the morning if you want to read a book, or head there in the afternoon if you’re after a livelier vibe. The food is a Mediterranean mix with a heavy Italian influence, and it’s only steps away from your lounger if you’re wanting to tuck in midway through your tanning session.

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai, daily 9am to 6pm, Dhs577 with Dhs250 food credit back. Tel: (04) 366 7680. jumeirah.com

Playa Nomade Dubai

Bringing a Nomadic vibe to the Palm Jumeirah is Playa Nomade. The stripped back beach club serves up a more chilled out vibe during the week, with a lively vibe taking over with regular house DJs and party brunches dominating the shores every Friday and Saturday.

Playa Nomade, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 11am to 8pm, Weds to Sun, 11am to 12am, Fri. reservations@playanomade.com

Drift Beach Club, One & Only Royal Mirage

We love a good sunbathing spot in Dubai, and this new luxury beach club is a total treat. Located in the swanky One&Only Royal Mirage, DRIFT is described as a destination where “luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity”. There’s an infinity pool, 1km of prime beachfront real estate, and a restaurant and bar serving up Provencal cuisine and interesting cocktails. Don’t mind if we do…

DRIFT, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh. Pool and beach open daily 10.30am to 7pm, restaurant open daily 12.30pm to 7pm. Packages start from Dhs250 for sunlounger with beach and pool access Sun to Thurs, Dhs300 Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 315 2200. driftbeachdubai.com.

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity is one of the best for a party crowd: a host of DJs spin decks every weekend, and the pool itself is huge. The glass side that looks out to the beach is perfect for the snap-happy. There aren’t many single loungers by the pool, but cabanas are available with minimum spends for a VIP experience. Weekday rates start from Dhs160 including a Dhs50 food and drink voucher, with free entry for ladies on their Tuesday ladies’ day, while weekend access is included in their Friday and Saturday brunch packages.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Sun, Mon and Weds 10am to 9pm, Tues 9am to 3am, Thurs 10am to 3am, Fri and Sat 8am to 3am. Tel:04 399 0009. More info on 0-gravity.ae.

Barasti Dubai

Big, brash and boisterous, Barasti is a Brit expat favourite, and quickly packs out with people. The giant top deck screens football and rugby, live bands perform at sunset, and there’s a daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm. Plus, they’ve just opened a brand new pool. Did we mention that entry is free for everyone?

Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach resort and Marina, Sat to Weds 11am to 1.30am, Thurs and Fri 11am to 3am, pool and sea access until sunset. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com.

Andreeas Dubai

On the edge of the beach in Dubai Marina you’ll find Andreeas. It’s undergone a couple of extensive refurbs recently, and boasts a split level pool with swim-up bar, in-water loungers and access to a pristine JBR beachfront. It’s a more chilled spot for topping up your tan, with two value ladies’ day deals every

Andreeas, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, daily 9am to sunset. Tel: (04) 408 4400. andreeas.ae

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).

Best Dubai Pool Parties of 2019

Pool season is in full swing in the crown jewel of the middle east. Looking for some daytime fun? Check out our list of top Dubai dayclubs / pool parties.

Sunday Brunch, Nikki Beach Dubai

Brunch is always a good idea! Sundays are about eating well and celebrating with friends. Nikki Beach’s world famous brunch will satisfy your cravings with delicious international cuisine, creative cocktails and the finest Champagne. Don’t forget your complimentary pool bed after brunch. Brunch guests enjoy our Apero Time offer from 12PM to 1PM and 4PM to 6PM with special prices on House Beverages!

Food and Soft Drink Package – 265 AED.
Wine and Beer Package – 395 AED.
Cocktails, Spirits, Wine and Beer Package – 465 AED.

Midnight Pool Party / Nightswim, Azure Beach Lounge, Dubai

This party hotel in JBR has all the entertainment you could want – from sumo wrestling brunches at Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The Walk to dancing at the late night clubbing spot that is Inner City Zoo and the restaurant and bar STK. And now it’s time to party in the pool. The Vogue Midnight Pool Party at Azure Beach Club runs through until 1am every Saturday night. It’s Dhs400 to enter, but you’ll get half that back to spend on food and drinks. There are cool beats, inflatable sun loungers (as well as those double beds on islands in the pool) and pool service to keep you going through until the early hours.

Dhs400 (Dhs200 back in F&B credit). Sat 8pm-1am. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9472).

Thursday Pool Party, Barasti, Dubai

If you want to see in the weekend in spectacular fashion head to this late-night pool party at one of the city’s most famous beach bars. Every Thursday at Barasti you’ll get unlimited grape, bubbly or hops for Dhs100 for ladies, and a happy hour for chaps from 8pm until 10pm. Get some laid-back weekend vibes, with party tracks and club classics being blared out beside Barasti’s super-cool swimming pool.

Free entry. Thu 7pm-10pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).

Fridrai’s Pool Party, Drai’s Beachclub, Dubai

Cityscapes and pool vibes, Fridays at Dubai’s biggest Beach Club! From 11AM till late. First 100 ladies – complimentary entry & sun-bed. Music vibes by Hains & DJ Volatile.

Bookings +971 52 388 8857 & reservations@draisdxb.com

Rooftop Soirée, The Burj Club, Dubai

As the summer drew to a close, The Burj Club announced the return of the Rooftop Soirée. Every Thursday and Friday, you can dine, drink and dip at the world’s tallest tower from 6pm until 11pm, with your Dhs175 entry fee coming back with Dhs100 credit to spend on food and drink. Expect cool Downtown vibes at this laid-back poolside party spot, plus what better way to take in the views of the world’s largest dancing waters?

Dhs175 (including Dhs100 F&B credit). Thu-Fri 6pm-11pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (800 2875 2582).

Liquid Nation, The H Dubai

Formerly hosted at Fairmont Dubai, Liquid Nation has moved just up the road to The H Dubai, at the Glow pool, and dishes out unlimited mixed drinks for ladies all night, as well as free entry. It promises a Las Vegas vibe, and we’re expecting big things from the party this season.

Free. Sat 4pm-11pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8262).

Candypants Ladies’ Day, The Penthouse, Dubai

This rooftop bar is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular destinations thanks to it’s beautiful views, which you’ll find splashed across Instagram pages of residents and tourists alike. And if you’re in a party kind of mood, the best way to experience it is on a Saturday. The Candypants Ladies’ Day (which gents are invited to, too) is a fantastically fun way of spending a weekend afternoon, and serves up food, drinks, pool party fun and boutique fashion brands every Saturday from noon until 8pm.

Dhs249 (ladies, grape and food), Dhs349 (ladies, sparkling wine, mixed drinks and food), Dhs399 (gents). Sat noon-8pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (050 900 4868).

Tropical Brunch, Zero Gravity, Dubai

Wait, what was that? That was your afternoon whizzing bye in the blink of a sunglass-adorned eye. Every Friday (and Saturday) there’s a huge poolside and beachside brunch that kicks off at 1pm, but includes beach and bed access from 8am if you get there early enough. You’ll get unlimited food and drink and some huge beats to accompany your afternoon spent chilling out in Zero Gravity’s famous glass-fronted infinity pool.

Dhs295 (ladies), Dhs345 (gents). Fri 1pm-5pm. Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

 

Nikki Beach Dubai Season Opening Party

Fans of Nikki Beach, listen up, the world-famous beach club brand is reopening its Dubai branch this weekend (Saturday September 1) after a summer break.

It may still be pretty toasty outside, but that won’t stop us donning our finest swimmers and getting ready to welcome the winter beach club season in.

On Saturday (September 1), Nikki Beach in Pearl Jumeira will be hosting La Vie en Rose – the first of the season’s Saturday brunch offerings.

Make a booking and you’ll be able to lounge by the awesome pool and on the beach – which has stunning views out to sea – all day long from 11am until 9pm. The brunch package itself is Dhs265 for soft drinks, Dhs395 for grape and hops, and Dhs465 for grape, hops and shorts.

And to really kick of the beach club season, the venue’s hosting a Deluxe Pool Party on Friday September 21. The massive party runs from 11am until 9pm, and promises to be a “Hawaiian-themed event like no other”. Beats will be provided by Nikki Beach’s resident DJs, while the pool will be packed with fun inflatables. There will also be Hawaiian dishes to nibble on, too. That calls for a new swimsuit, we’d say.

Meanwhile, ladies, gather your pals and head down to the swanky beach club on a Tuesday, where for Dhs130 you’ll get six drinks and a bed to sunbathe on all day. Get there early though, as it’s on a first come, first served basis.

And finally, if you fancy something a little more sedate, book in for the Nikki Beach Treat. Until the end of September you’ll get a two-hour signature treatment from Nikki Spa, a healthy lunch at Café Nikki and access to the pool and beach for just Dhs699.

We’ll see you at the beach.

Daily, 11am-9pm. Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6162).

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