Are you currently in Dubai with lots of time to spare at nights? If YES, here are 20 best ideas on how to enjoy nightlife in Dubai without emptying your pocket.
Dubai is no doubt a beautiful place. Eye catching architecture, shopping extravaganza and a vibrant nightlight all come together to make Dubai a magical place to live in. Dubai is especially beautiful at night, when the city is lit up and the roads look calm and serene.
When it comes to nightlight, Dubai has a lot to offer. It has a world of popular nightclubs that has many talented DJs and it also regularly hosts the most well-known ones from across the globe. The weekend begins on Thursdays (like in most gulf region countries) and ends on Saturday. Here are 20 best ideas on how you can enjoy nightlife as a single person in Dubai.
20 ideas to Enjoy Nightlife in Dubai as a Single Person
Table of Content
- 1. Visit Dubai Marina
- 2. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
- 3. Club 360
- 4. Emirates hall skiing
- 5. Burj Khalifa
- 6. Dubai Creek
- 7. The Dubai Fountains
- 8. At.mosphere
- 9. The Madinat Theatre
- 10. The Arabian Desert
- 11. Shopping Malls in Dubai
- 12. The Spa at Palace Downtown
- 13. Gold Souks & Spice Markets
- 14. Chillout Ice Lounge
- 15. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
- 16. Al Sadeem Observatory
- 17. Visit Tee and Putt
- 18. Bounce Trampoline Park
- 19. Visit Ferrari World
- 20. Horse Riding in Full-moon
1. Visit Dubai Marina
The man-made marina is fenced by multitudes of skyscrapers that illuminate the city sky with their dazzling light. The Dubai marina is located alongside a man-made canal and has a lot of cafes, restaurants and stores there. You can also go on a yacht ride.
The marina also has jogging and cycling tracks making it ideal for someone who wants to engage in cardio while talking in the beautiful scenery.
2. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
The Dubai aquarium and zoo consists of over 40 meters of aquarium that contains a wide array of sea creatures including sharks.
This place is a mesmerizing beauty especially when visited at night. It is even possible for people swim among the sharks in cages for an unforgettable experience. The Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo is located in Dubai Mall, Level 2 and is open 7 days a week. Entry fee is AED 100 per person.
3. Club 360
This is one of the most popular clubs in Dubai and well known for hosting some of the biggest parties in the entire year and also for inviting some of the most prominent DJ’s in the world as a whole. In addition to having an extremely vibrant party scene, it also has a scene to die for.
Its circular venue provides one with spectacular views of the Burj-Al-Arab and the Persian Gulf. It is also amongst the favorites of the adult party-goers and the ones who are passionate about parties. You can go to club 360 from Sunday to Saturday from 5:00 PM to 03:00 AM. Cost per entry to the club id Cost for Two: AED 172
4. Emirates hall skiing
It can come to some people as a surprise that there is a ski slope in Dubai. This man made ski exists within the mall of the emirates in Dubai. This ski slope is built in the true mountain style and offers an authentic skiing experience to the adventure seeker and is one of the most fun things to do in Dubai at night. Entry fee is AED 260 per person.
5. Burj Khalifa
This is one of the most recognizable structures in the whole world today. This skyscraper continues to captivate people from all over the whole world. Perhaps no other place would help you admire the skyline of Dubai than the tallest building in the world.
If you think that this structure is captivating during the daytime, then a view from its 124th floor at night will take your breath away.
In addition to the view, a ride in the worlds fastest elevator will reward you with a glittering panoramic views that is a wonder to behold. As a matter of fact, some will consider it to be the best place for night sightseeing in Dubai. Entry Fees is AED 129 per person.
6. Dubai Creek
This salt water creek flows right through the heart of Dubai. Its peculiar position helps to accentuate the beauty of the city. You can go on a cruise down the course of this creek. If you don’t wish to go on a cruise ride, you can simply hang out near the waterfront to watch the glistening city skyline, which is one of the best things to do in Dubai late at night.
7. The Dubai Fountains
This one of the most elaborate fountains in the world. The fountain has awe inspiring music and light show every thirty minutes in addition to the dancing waters which makes this spectacle a wonder to see. If you are on a budget but still want to enjoy yourself, then you can visit this location free of charge.
This restaurant located in the world tallest building – the Burj Khalifa will obviously have its perks, and currently, At.mosphere is the highest restaurant in the world – as a matter of fact, it has a Guinness world record to prove it. At At.mosphere, you will get to eat delicious dishes with an exquisite view as well as the lounge for entertainment purposes.
9. The Madinat Theatre
In addition to being a shopping haven, This traditional Middle-Eastern market also houses a state-of-the-art Madinat theatre within its labyrinth.
One of the best night sightseeing sites in Dubai, this includes the nights echo with the harmonious melodies of the innumerous musical performances from artists around the world, giving it the reputation of one of the best amongst all Dubai places to visit at night.
10. The Arabian Desert
The Arabian desert is not just a barren waste land void of activities. There is a lot of things you can do in it like sand skiing, camel riding, dune bashing and quad biking to name a few. The desert also boosts of an enchanting sunset, barbecue dinners on the Arabian sands and cultural performances like the Tanura Dance Show, Belly Dancing and a majestic Fire Show.
11. Shopping Malls in Dubai
This destination is popularly known as the International Shopping Destination of the world. Dubai has the choicest selection of well-stocked malls that cater not only to the shopaholics and the rich who have money to burn, but for normal people on a budget.
In addition, it also offers activities such as bowling, skiing, amphibious bus ride and many more, never leaving you to wonder what to do in Dubai at night. Even if you don’t not wish to buy anything, this area is still a good place to visit at night for the many side attractions they have.
12. The Spa at Palace Downtown
his destination offers bespoke spa sessions at almost any time of the day. They offer a wide range of options such as aromatherapy, chocolate body scrub, almond oil wrap, et al. A trip here is sure to invigorate your mind soul and body.
13. Gold Souks & Spice Markets
One of the many places to visit at night is the Gold Souks and Spice Markets. Here, you can buy lots of gold ornaments like bangles, rings, watches, and more at the Deira’s famous Gold Souks and grab Middle-Eastern spices and herbs at the many spice markets and souks on your trip to Dubai. Other than these souks and bazaars, you can also visit the Dubai Night Market.
14. Chillout Ice Lounge
This lounge offers a break from the normal high temperature in Dubai. Just like the name implies, the café thrives on -6°Celsius. It is quite unique and offers an experience that almost no other night club can give. It is one of the vibrant places to visit at night in Dubai.
15. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
This mosque is located in Abu Dhabi and is an important place of worship for moslems. The mosque was designed using Syrian architecture and it looks very beautiful under the moonlight making it one of the top places to see in Dubai at night. You’ll be blown away by its magnificent architecture which is unlike any other!
16. Al Sadeem Observatory
This location is quite popular with people who love to star gaze, but people who are not into star gazing can still enjoy the experience. The Al Sadeem observatory has state of the art telescopes, tents and a majestic campfire to add to the experience of sitting under a starry blanket that weaves magic!
17. Visit Tee and Putt
This is basically a form of golf that is played indoors, in the dark, away from the hot sun and in a mall. Tee and putt is the only place in the city where you can get glow-in-the-dark, mini golf course that is a part of the many fun things to do in Dubai at night. The entry fee is around AED 50 per person.
let go of your worries and bounce to your heart fill. Find the ninja within you while challenging yourself physically and mentally! Entry fee is AED 70 per person.
19. Visit Ferrari World
This place is the world’s first Ferrari themed amusement park and is very popular with formula 1 enthusiasts. Even if you are not a car enthusiast, you can still have lots of fun in Ferrari world. Once inside, you can live the thrill of fast-paced cars, tracks and feel the luxury and glamour of the hot wheels.
You can also enjoy with the numerous thrilling rides, games, shows and attractions themed around Ferrari. Entry Fee is AED 235 for adults.
20. Horse Riding in Full-moon
In Dubai, you can horse ride in the desert, however, The Mushrif Park has come up with another perspective- Horse Riding in full-moon. With the moon as your your torch, the magical experience of horse-riding doubles as you take in the surroundings and tranquility around you.
The peacefulness helps you focus more during your game and also the wilderness in the park. This unique experience can only be enjoyed three times in a month. Entry fee is around AED 300
Dubai is a very vibrant city in the day or night time. And what’s more, it is also a very safe place, even if you are alone or in a group, male or female. Dubai has sometime for everyone.
You should bear in mind that the U.A.E is a conservative country. That being said, places like bars and clubs allow their customers to wear short skirts and micro-minis especially at night. As a matter of fact, people who turn up in extremely casual clothes are refused entry.
You also have to bear in mind that Dubai has very strict laws concerning drinking and driving. So if you have had one drink too many, make sure that you order a taxi since drinking and driving can land you in jail. Also, a lot of clubs only allow people who are 25 or above to enter, so be sure to carry an ID such as your Passport, Emirates ID card, or driving license.