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24 of the best nightclubs in Dubai right now

From champagne showers to supercars on the dance floor, these are our top spots for night owls in Dubai.

Dubai’s nightlife throbs with a glamorous pulse. Upscale clubs boast glittering skyline views where world-famous DJs spin deep house, pulsating techno, or chart-topping hits and VIP sections are anchored around bottle service with sparklers. Whether you’re after marvellous mixology or a place to let your hair down, Dubai’s nightclubs range from hip hangouts to mammoth air-conditioned megaclubs. Read on to uncover the best nightclubs in Dubai right now.


1 OAK embodies New York City chic, delivering a lively nightlife experience at the world’s tallest five-star hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Guests enter through a grand hallway adorned with Charles Darwin quotes and emerge into a 9,000-square-foot venue where the hottest R&B and hip-hop beats play nightly. A terrace with lush greenery and stunning canal views provides respite from the revelry at this celebrity favourite. Plus, there’s a reason “ended up at 1 OAK” has become a staple phrase on the city’s nightlife scene.

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Immerse yourself in a premium nightlife venue that showcases signature Armani hospitality within a stylishly understated ambience. Designed by Giorgio Armani, this lounge, nightclub, and terrace perfectly capture the essence of the Armani brand. Located inside the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, ARMANI/PRIVÉ promises exclusivity, world-class entertainment, and vibrant beats spun by resident and international DJs, encouraging socialising into the early hours.

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B018 Dubai

Originating in Beirut, B018 has expanded to Dubai, bringing its esteemed blend of underground music, arts, and culture scene to the 42nd floor of Media One Hotel. The Main Room replicates the original Beirut space with dark interiors and an industrial aesthetic, perfect for late-night revelry. In contrast, the Tropical Room offers a lush atmosphere with greenery, plush sofas, hanging foliage, and a curated selection of signature cocktails inspired by destinations such as Capri, Barbados, Costa Rica, Tasmania, Cancun, and Sanya.

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This dining and entertainment venue at Meydan brings Middle Eastern flair to the Dubai nightlife scene. This distinctive space combines classic and funky influences, evident from the moment you enter the club. The venue’s bold design features purple interior fabrics and enlarged neon signs, leading to an open rooftop main area. Honouring its Beirut origins, BAZAAR offers an array of themed nights and live shows, enhancing the fine dining experience with vibrant entertainment.

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Black Club

Black is Dubai’s largest indoor nightclub. With luxurious interiors, high ceilings, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, Black provides the ultimate party spot to kick-start your weekends. The venue features renowned DJs spinning the best Hip-Hop and R&B tracks alongside an extensive international food menu and a wide selection of signature spirits, wines, and beers. The celeb favourite hosts regular performances from the likes of Moneybagg Yo and Trey Songz.

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Formerly known as Secret Room, Bling is in the basement of FIVE Palm Jumeirah. Renowned for its opulent nightlife experience, Bling offers party-goers a night filled with the best Afrobeats, Hip-Hop, and R&B tracks, along with performances by international DJs and live acts. Bling’s multi-level setup is famous for its champagne show and unique feature, which allows guests to make a grand entrance by driving a supercar right onto the dance floor.

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BLU Dubai

BLU Dubai has quickly gained a reputation for hosting top-tier talent and hip-hop heavyweights, including Kanye West, M Huncho, Jason Derulo, Offset, Rick Ross, Trey Songz and Tyga. Located on the 32nd floor of V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton, this nightclub offers stunning views of Dubai’s glittering skyline. With opulent interiors and state-of-the-art technology, BLU creates a fully immersive VIP experience across its multi-level venue, attracting premier up-and-coming DJs and unforgettable performances.

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Located on the third floor of the Pullman Dubai Downtown, Citadelle has been created by hospitality entrepreneur Samer Hamadeh. The venue’s menu covers international cuisine and has dishes from Asia, America and Europe. Plus, it is home to a shots bar called the Spice Bar, inspired by Dubai’s spice souq. Citadelle also hosts DJ nights, and guests can expect a dance, pop, rock, and R&B soundtrack from the 1980s to the 2000s. The venue boasts handmade items flown in from Spain and aims to replicate the sunset with its vibrant orange hues.

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Electric Pawn Shop

This counter-culture Asian Mediterranean bar inspired by the 70s Chinatown of New York can be found at The H Dubai. The venue proudly combines underground music, contemporary design and innovative drinking and dining experiences. Eclectic underground music surrounds the venue, delivering funk-laced beats from different genres played through a top-of-the-line custom-built sound system.

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EPIK Dubai

Dubai, the volume has been well and truly turned up with the arrival of EPIK Dubai to Meydan Grandstand. The megaclub spans 25,000 square feet and accommodates 1,100 people. The venue features a state-of-the-art kinetic ceiling, which is projected onto the dance floor. The ceiling comes alive with synchronised patterns and LED lights to the music. Plus, the lineup includes local and international DJs.

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EPIK Dubai

Honeycomb Hi-Fi

Honeycomb Hi-Fi is alive with the sound of music. Located in Business Bay, the venue prides itself on being the region’s first listening bar. The hip hangout has a loyal fanbase and a FACT Award for ‘Best Bar in Dubai.’ Visitors can browse vinyl records ranging from Prince to Nina Simone and hear them being spun by local DJs at the bar. The Japanese menu is divided into cold, raw, hot, binchotan grill, and rice dishes, and the cool concept combines an izakaya experience with craft cocktails. 

GO: Follow @honeycombhifi on Instagram for more information.


Hush Hush

Sssh, we have to share a secret. The FACT Dining Award Dubai winner, The Nice Guy, has opened a bar. Hush Hush is a late-night lounge that brings together top-notch music, bites and drinks. The mafioso-inspired concept venue looks like something out of a Martin Scorsese movie, with its warm wooden interiors and a retro vibe. Hush Hush serves food and drinks, especially carefully curated nightcaps. Guests can order pizzas, including the popular lobster version, and crafted cocktails. The Nice Guy’s prevalent no-photo policy adds an air of exclusivity to the space.

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Hush Hush


Chef Izu’s LY-LA is located beneath his Middle Eastern restaurant Alaya Dubai and sits behind a well-concealed, and we’re assuming soundproof door. LY-LA draws inspiration from local traditions and is lavishly decorated in a Bedouin style. The rich textures and colours bring together a Middle Eastern vibe, which mixes nightlife with nostalgia. Plus, guests can expect an exciting musical lineup that includes afro, melodic, house music, and Middle Eastern instruments. 

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MARQ Dubai 

Located in Dubai Marine Beach Resort Hotel in Jumeirah 1, MARQ Dubai celebrates hip-hop, R&B and techno music. The club was opened by R&B star Ne-Yo and boasts LED screens, lasers and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Look out for the themed nights, which start from 10pm. On Thursdays, Urban Vibe mixes Afro beats, hip-hop and R&B, and ladies can enjoy unlimited drinks and a set menu for AED 190. On Friday, Secret Code is dedicated to techno beats. On Saturdays, Disrupt brings together the best of hip-hop music. 

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MARQ Dubai

Miss Lily’s

If you haven’t heard of Miss Lily’s, you must have been living under a rock. This Caribbean venue is famous for its island cuisine and effortlessly cool staff. It celebrates sunny vibes and rich musical roots, offering simple yet innovative beverages. Enjoy playfully named drinks like Roots & Culture, Rude Boy, and Island Fever. However, it’s the infectious music and vibrant atmosphere that will keep you coming back to this intimate venue time and again. Frequented by everyone from Chris Brown and Kanye West to Rihanna and Tion Wayne, if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us!

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Hidden behind a kitsch Greek souvenir shop on the lower level of Chef Izu’s Gaia restaurant in DIFC lies a discreet venue for an exclusive nightlife experience. NYX is influenced by the Greek Gods, with the rich and vivid design integrating exquisite red velvet textures with gold furniture, detailing and accessories. NYX pays tribute to Greece’s culture, history and myths by serving classic cocktails with a modern twist. A specially curated menu of Greek-Mediterranean small plates pairs perfectly with the mixologist’s creations.

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Ora Club Dubai

Tucked away on the 44th floor of Hilton Al Habtoor City, Ora Club Dubai is characterised by a blend of emerald green and golden touches, creating an atmosphere that fuses opulence with cutting-edge design. The venue boasts the most advanced 360 projection/3D mapping dome ever created for a nightclub. The expert mixologists are on standby to whip up handcrafted cocktails using the finest ingredients and techniques.

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This Russian cabaret hotspot has been making waves in Paris and Los Angeles and is now open in Dubai’s trendy DIFC district. Taking over the space formally occupied by Caramel, Raspoutine offers diners and night owls a secretive environment where entry is reserved for a select few. Originating in Paris more than 50 years ago, Raspoutine offers decadent dining and nights of revelry in its unique dinner-and-party experience. Expect an atmosphere of opulence, bold interiors, red velvet accents and baroque chandeliers to set the tone for a night of fun.

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Sky 2.0

Sky 2.0 is a remarkable, stand-alone venue in d3 that infuses Beirut’s vibrant, sleepless party spirit into Dubai. This cutting-edge nightclub offers an interactive experience enhanced by modern technology, featuring bendable screens, sophisticated lighting design, and a dynamic sound system that envelops the walls of its spherical structure. The state-of-the-art venue has been upgraded to ensure guests can party until the early hours without worrying about the summer heat. With themed nights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Sky 2.0 is one of the few places in Dubai where you can dance the weekend away until 4 AM.

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Soho Garden

Whether you’re at the Meydan or Palm Jumeirah location, Soho Garden promises a night of unrivalled revelry. Multiple bars serve both signature and classic cocktails, expertly crafted by resident mixologists. Accredited sommeliers are also available to assist those who prefer fine wines or champagne. Party-goers can enjoy Instagrammable Soho signage and a club atmosphere enhanced by LED lighting on the ceiling, walls, and stage. Expect regular guest DJ performances from talents such as Peggy Gou.

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Soho Garden

SOT Dubai

SOT Dubai is turning the city’s nightlife scene up a notch. Located in Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, SOT means sound in Arabic and sums up a key part of the venue, which will be home to resident and guest DJs. SOT Dubai spans 9,600 square feet and can accommodate up to 500 guests. Divided into four sections, it includes a lounge, nightclub, restaurant and rooftop garden. So, you can start off dining and end up dancing. The lounge includes fancy interiors, plush seats and a chilled atmosphere, which makes it great for a catch-up or nightcap.

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SOT Dubai

Soul Kitchen

Factory People, the Beirut-based group of artists and music enthusiasts, have brought their vibrant Soul Kitchen to Dubai. This intimate venue offers premium dining, world-class drinks, an interactive beverage bar, and a breezy terrace with alternative music programming curated by Factory People. Guests can enjoy a unique menu that fuses Levantine and Latin American flavours, highlighting the exchange between both cultures. Signature dishes include Chicken Shawarma Empanadas, Lychee Ceviche and Tamarind Glazed Lamb Chops. The captivating cocktail menu includes Arak-Lychee Bellini, Peachy Margarita, Rum-Mango Ice Tea and the Turkish Manhattan. The lineup includes Monday Jazz Sessions to the vibrant House of Love on Thursdays. A separate club called Reunion will be opening next door to Soul Kitchen very soon.

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The Mansion

The Mansion at FIVE Jumeirah Village is the first and only nightclub in Jumeirah Village Circle. Inspired by the opulence of a 1920s Gatsby-style mansion, this venue boasts gold leaf ornamentation, digital art screens displaying transformative pieces, graffiti by renowned artist Pichi Avo, and wrought iron chandeliers. The Insta-worthy entrance sets the tone for an unforgettable night at a venue that hosts some of the hottest up-and-coming DJs and artists from around the world.

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Vision Club Dubai

We’ve had silent discos, roller discos and kitchen discos. Now, Vision Club Dubai in The H Dubai is going digital with the world’s first-ever metaverse nightclub. If the metaverse still confuses you, this will be a fun way to experience the latest trend, as Vision Club Dubai will combine state-of-the-art technology to create an out-of-this-world experience.  Vision Club Dubai boasts a neo-noir, futuristic vibe. The dance floor is filled with LED lights and laser beams. For those after exclusivity – this is Dubai, after all – there are private rooms for VIP guests. Plus, look out for cool DJs spinning hip-hop and pop tunes. 

GO: Visit @visionclubdubai for more information. 

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As editor-in-chief of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publication, David is a self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado, championing all things food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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