Dubai at Night – Things to do with family and friends

Dubai is brighter, chirpier and shiner at night. Take your journey to an infinite stretch of desert and beaches influenced by some exotic nightly rituals.

Are you an owl traveller who loves discovering the city at night? Or want to unwind in the best clubs and dance and drink till the sun rises? Dubai will never let you down!

How charming is Dubai at Night?

For those who can afford it, Dubai is an iconic city that brings out its flavours when the clock strikes and the light goes out. The hustle and bustle don’t stop when it’s ten, or midnight or even 2.00 am! Its extravagance is way over the top, with 5-star hotels on islands, modern malls and glittering shops.

What to do in Dubai at night?

After sundown, Dubai is magical. The emirate’s nightlife offers something for everyone- from swanky boutique bars to luxurious cruising, you don’t have to look far for late-night revelry.

Spend the night camping under stars

Rejoiced as the favourite activity to dig deeper into the desert, an overnight desert safari is a beauty. It is started when the sun is falling in the west, and you ride towards the centre of the desert in the 4*4 vehicle. Followed by adventurous activities like sand boarding, quad biking and camel riding, and then gazing the picturesque sunset views, later you are taken to the Bedouin camp which s staged like the royal ceremony. Here you clap to belly dancing, groove to Tanoura show, eat the most scrumptious buffet and wear the Arabian attire. The lit part is when you get your own tent to relish beneath the starry sky and enjoy a night that is unforgettable.

Dubai at Night

Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Creek

Sail on the Dhow Cruise Creek

Under various travel agents, you can choose your cuisine and your boat, and off you sail to explore the glimmering sight of the emirate. With all facilities like dinner, live entertainment, and more, dhow cruise is a fantastic thing to do with your family.

Window shop at Dubai Mall

It won’t be a surprise if we tell Dubai is home to the largest shopping mall in the world. With a total of 1,200 shops spread over 1,124,000 square meters, the mall is ready to blow your mind. There are your dearest brands available in clothing, electronics, footwear, sunglasses and lot more to get you on the shopping spree.

Visit the Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai at Night

Dubai Glow Garden

A feather in the Dubai’s cap is this largest ‘glow-in-dark’ garden in the world which exhibits the best of architectural marvels in UAE as Burj Khalifa, made up of recycled cups and bottles. It has luminous fabric and features that create the magic in the dark and give you goosebumps. The credit goes to its amazing talent of 500 engineers and architect who could make this fairy tale turn to reality. You can also participate in the festive spirit with a host of performances by international artists.

Ski in the city

Have you ever heard about an indoor ski resort in the desert? Well, Dubai makes it the first time (race against time phrase) in the Middle East for you! Yes, you heard it right you can actually ski in the comfort of the Emirates Mall. The ski slope is built like the mountains to give the real experience to the adventure thriller and seeker.

Take the BigBus Dubai Night Tour

Get familiar with the eminence of Dubai by the BigBus. There is not the hop on and drop off kind of bus tour but this way you can observe the main landmarks shining in the night.

Beat the heat at Chillout Ice Lounge


Maintained at a fresh and freezing temperature of -6 degree Celsius, the bar makes it to the list of premium nightclubs. It is one the buzziest places and doubles up the chill factor with family. You can feed on the luscious fast food and spend times like Antarctica.

The common things that Dubai makes it special at night!

If you are stuck for ideas and don’t know what to do and where to go, try these usual things to do in Dubai at night with a tint of originality-

  • Win big time in the bingo night which has crazy giveaways, mad dance-offs and sensational playlist making it tough for you to stay sane.
  • Tickle your funny bones and pull up a chair at a comedy show in the Laughter Factory.
  • Join the sing-along activity in the K Lounge Karaoke where you can eat and drink too.
  • Play late-night golf like a pro at the Emirates Golf Club.
  • Pamper yourself at tailor-made spa session in the Palace Downtown.
  • See a show at the Dubai Opera.

The awesome places to discover at night!

The city’s wide array of clubs, bars, and evening markets offer multiple opportunities. Let’s look at a few places to visit (idioms dictionary) in Dubai at night-

  • Dubai Marina

Well-known for the architectural glory, shopping spectacle and glitzy ambience, Dubai is best viewed at Dubai Marina. Here is the display of vibrant and remarkable lifestyle. You can be wowed by what you see around, record-breaking architecture is standing, islands are built, roads and parks cut through and buildings get taller and twisted and you see it all on the strolling, wondering what will come next. Eat at Pier 7 or Bistro Des Arts, skydive above the Jumeirah, and walk through the Downtown Dubai.

  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Witness the excellent hidden gem inside the Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which is a manifestation of tropical marine life and a memorable ocean journey. Holding 10 million litres of water, the aquarium is an opportunity to get up close and upfront with the penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, seahorses, jellyfish and plenty more.

  • Dubai Fountain

The second largest choreographed fountain in the world, dancing Dubai Fountain will simply mesmerise you in awe. Played to soothing music or song, as the fountain rises and drops to the beats it seems majestic from the top of Dubai Mall.

  • Global Village

You are going to cherish the ambience around the Global Village. It is the world’s leading multicultural festival and the first family destination for finest shopping, dining and cultural experience. Hosting millions of guests in the open air, at AED 15 there is a unique integration of all kinds of entertainment options.

  • Burj Khalifa

Tick off the incomparable thing to do in Dubai by walking to the Burj Khalifa. Reach the fastest elevator and you will escalate to the tallest building in the world. On the top, you will find an observatory deck where you will have the enchanting panoramic views of the city and the beautiful Dubai Fountain. You can drink and chill in the award-winning restaurant and lounge on the 122nd floor, Atmosphere.

The famous Restaurants for dinner in Dubai!

When you think of the nightlife in Dubai, it is not just (just in case meaning) lavish parties and clubbing. A visit to this gorgeous place would be incomplete without a grand meal at any happening restaurant. Here the eateries are blessed with perfect ambience, spectacular views, professional service and tastier food. From a romantic restaurant to a lively outlet, here are delicious destinations on earth-

  • Skyview Bar, Burj Al Arab
  • La Petite Maison
  • Uptown Bar
  • The Bateaux Dubai
  • Chillout Bar
  • Villa Beach

What to do next?

Inspired to experience the opulence and grandeur of Dubai? Book your next travel with our agents and we will love (fall in love synonym) to plan this customised trip to the Middle East.


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  • Reply
    Tania Sahu
    January 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This is so great and informative. Will definitely visit (idioms dictionary) Dubai

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      Nikita Raikwar
      January 21, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      Hope you have an amazing stay at Dubai!

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    January 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Makes me excited to visit (idioms dictionary) Dubai someday!

    • Reply
      Nikita Raikwar
      January 21, 2019 at 11:32 pm

      Ikr. I was ecstatic writing this one!

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    January 21, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    It’s like a totally different world! The aquarium and underwater zoo would be worth the journey alone (sharks are one of my favourite animals). Thank you for such a well-written and in-depth post. I’d love (fall in love synonym) to visit (idioms dictionary) one day

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      Nikita Raikwar
      January 21, 2019 at 11:33 pm

      I am so glad you liked this one Belle.
      Hope you get to visit (idioms dictionary) Dubai soon.

      Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

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