The pleasant Arabian nights in Dubai have a lot to offer, from the stunning night time skyline to indulging in some of the most delicious food in the city! It is no wonder that there are so many tours and experiences you can enjoy in Dubai once the sun goes down.
Below are our 20 favourite things to do in Dubai at night.
Eat Out with a Sunset View
Tucking into a delicious meal amidst the warm night air is a great way to wistfully enjoy an evening! Let’s take a look at some top picks for places to eat at night in Dubai.
Located at JBR, Asil Restaurant has some spectacular traditional decor and whisks up some delicious Lebanese, Turkish, and Moroccan cuisines! The terrace seating area makes for a cosy way to unwind into the night. Asil serves lunch, dinner and late night food for the night owls!
Food Prices: 15 AED – 450 AED
Texas De Brazil
The chain originally stemmed from Texas, Texas De Brazil is located in Mall of the Emirates. Its delicious upscale grilled food provides a convenient place to stop off after a long day of shopping. Texas De Brazil serves food from lunch all the way up until 11pm or midnight depending on the day, so it’s perfect to grab a post-shopping meal!
Food Prices: Mid Range
Located at the Dubai Mall, Tribes Carnivore gives spectacular high up views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which continue their grand presence into the night! The food is equally as spectacular, serving a range of mouth-watering African cuisines. You can also find a Tribes Carnivore in the Mall of the Emirates too.
Tribes Carnivore is open from 12pm up until 11pm and has a mesmerising outside seating area with a direct view of the Burj Khalifa, for a perfect night view.
Food Prices: 11 AED – 385 AED
The Grill Shack
Also located in the Dubai Mall, The Grill Shack is a great spot for a barbecue with a bit of flair! Although you won’t get the luxurious scenery, The Grill Shack is a great spot after a long day of seeing the sights!
Food Prices: 16 AED – 237 AED
Located along Sheikh Zayed Road, Benjarong is a must for fans of Thai food! The décor and food presentation is extravagant, with the stunning city skyline views from the windows making for a blissful end to the day.
Food Prices: 20 AED – 260 AED
Drinking Out at Night in Dubai
After a long day in the heat, you may be keen to unwind with a cool drink! Now we will take a look at some great bars to enjoy your night time views of Dubai.
The Hideout Dubai
Located at Dubai Marina, you will already be met with stunning night time views., but The Hideout’s urban and modern atmosphere is a great spot for you to also enjoy Dubai’s nightlife scene!
Drink Prices: 15 AED – 6,500 AED
The Nine – Gastropub
If you’re looking for a more traditional bar with the right amount of class and cat themed décor, then The Nine is a great option. Located by the Dubai Healthcare City, The Nine is a great spot for you to unwind at.
Drink Prices: 25 AED – 5,900 AED
Pure Sky Lounge & Dining
Feeling classy? Based at JBR, Pure Sky Lounge comes with breath-taking views of Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai! There are two large terraces to make for ideal locations to watch the Dubai sunset and relish in the night time.
Drink Prices: 24 AED – 2,750 AED
Beach Bar Dubai
As the name suggests, where better to unwind with a glass of wine than on the beach? Located by Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Beach Bar Dubai undoubtedly offers a tranquil experience!
Drink Prices: Mid Range
Located in Downtown Dubai, Treehouse puts you against the stunning urban skyline backdrop with fantastic views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Be prepared for picturesque sights once the sun goes down!
Drink Prices: 45 AED – 8,500 AED
Outdoor Activities in Dubai at Night
Sometimes you aren’t ready to unwind and are seeking an evening activity!
Umm Suqeim Night Swimming
Located at Umm Suqeim, you can go in for a splash whilst looking upon the urban lights of the city! This beach actually makes Dubai the first city in the UAE to offer a beach for night swimming. (Life Guards are present).
Dubai Fountain Show
An unmissable night sight to witness is the Dubai Fountain Light Show! The best part is that it happens daily, every 30 minutes between 6PM and 11PM. The Dubai Fountain even shoots water up to 500 feet in the air! If you want an even closer view, there are all sorts of boat tours you can take to get up close.
Prices: Free (but 20 AED+ for experiences)
Full Moon Yoga
Perhaps you want to unwind, but not in a conventional way. Talise Spa, located at Jumeirah Al Qasr offers full moon yoga! Full Moon Yoga takes place every month on Jumeirah Beach.
Prices: 100 AED per person
There is no urban hit quite like a city’s nightlife. Below we take a look over some of the best nightclubs in Dubai.
Located by the Emirates Financial Towers, Mantis Dubai’s interior is completely hypnotising! Mantis mixes up all of the clubbing eras from the old-school style to a futuristic scene you won’t forget!
Sky 2.0 Dubai
Located in the Dubai Design District, Sky 2.0 Dubai has gained a reputation for energetic and technology driven nights out. It’s certainly a spot to keep you up until morning!
Entry Prices: Approximately 220 AED per person
Toy Room Dubai
Located by the Meydan Racecourse, Toy Room Dubai is one if you are wanting a fun night out! With fun mascots such as FRANK the bear, you are in for a treat.
Entry Prices: Varies on day and event
Located by the Meydan Racecourse, WHITE Dubai is the first hi-tech open air rooftop nightclub in Dubai, so what a way to see the skyline! WHITE Dubai has tonnes of events all year round for an uplifting and wild night out!
Entry Prices: 75 AED+
Activities to do in Dubai at Night
There are all sorts of night tours you can enjoy during your stay in Dubai! We will take a quick look at what you can find!
Dubai Night Tour
Having a night time full sightseeing tour would usually seem bizarre, but taking in all of the Dubai skyline when illuminated is a treat for the eyes! There are many operators who run these tours around the city, but generally they will at least take you to see sights such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Madinat Jumeirah, and the Dubai Marina. You can expect the tours to last around 3-4 hours. We’ve found two good picks from Gray Line Emirates and Book With Guide.
|Gray Line Emirates||4 hours||65 AED per person||Hotel Pickup|
|Book With Guide||3/4 hours||250 AED per adult or 200 AED per child||Hotel/Airport Pickup|
Dubai Desert Safari
Desert Safaris have become increasingly popular in Dubai and it’s no surprise as they are a once in a lifetime experience! These usually entail a drive in a safari-style vehicle, complete with a BBQ, camping, and maybe even camel riding. Much like city tours, you can find many tour guides who run desert safaris, so today we will compare three – Dream Journey, Funtours Desert Safari Dubai, and RAH Tourism.
|Duration||Cost (approx)||Start Point||Extras|
|Dream Journey||4-7 hours||140 AED – 230 AED||Hotel Pickup||Camel Ride, Dune Bash, Sand Board, BBQ|
|Funtours Desert Safari Dubai||4 hours||340 AED – 1,040 AED||Hotel Pickup||Quad Bike, Dune Bash, Sand Board|
|RAH Tourism||6-7 hours||190 AED||Hotel Pickup||Quad Bike, Dune Buggy, Sand Board, Camel Ride, BBQ|
Dubai is as spectacular during the night as it is during the day. With a wide variety of things to do around the city once the moon comes out, you will never be left bored!