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Attached to Dubai’s world-famous Hardrock Cafe, this funky, trendy nightclub is a favorite with the Jumeirah Beach crowd. Indeed, hordes of beautiful young things, both expatriate and local, don their sleekest club garb and flock to this “underwater” hotspot, where they dance the night away to the latest club, disco, R&B, techno, and house beats. Each night, the musical theme changes, and Atlantis frequently features live musical performers and professional dance troupes.


Located in he exclusive Royal Mirage hotel, this trendy nightclub boasts authentic Arabic-style decor and an eclectic selection of live music and traditional dance. The brightly hued Kasbar raises three levels, the upper two of which boast ornate terraces that overlook the oft-oscillating crowded dance floor. A favorite with locals and expats alike, the nightclub features some of Dubai’s best DJs – the types of guys who know who to make the party last long into the night by spinning the scintillating club, house, techno, and Arabic pop hits. Smart casual dress is suggested.

Long’s Bar

On the top dance clubs along Sheikh Zayed Road, Long’s Bar boasts what may the longest bar in Dubai, a sleek oval-shaped feature that comes in particularly handy on those nights the place gets packed. The skilled bartenders mix up some of Jumeirah’s most potent elixirs, and the kitchen features an impressive meat and seafood menu. Wednesday nights at Long’s feature the exciting Absolute Play Party, a beat-driven, DJ-led dance party that culminates with a wild prize giveaway. Smart casual attire suggested.

Pancho’s Villa’s

There’s nothing quite like kicking back on the hacienda, especially when it’s located in a beautiful desert oasis like Dubai. The city’s premiere Tex-Mex joint, Pancho Villa’s enjoys the patronage of a wide range of folks, including business travelers, local movers and shakers, and tourists. Indeed, everybody heads to this Southwestern-themed nightclub for its terrific drink specials, spicy food, and awesome dance parties, and the parties tend to grow louder and wilder as the night wears on.


Located inside the impressive Pyramids at Wafi City, this spacey club is the place in Dubai to rub shoulders with everybody from elite citizenry and expats to vacationing celebs and well to dos. The resident DJ spins the hottest, freshest dance beats, and the well heeled pretty people shake, wiggle, and groove long after the old folks head off to bed. The Planetarium is renowned for its lavish dance parties, exclusive affairs that easily measure up to those in Europe. In order to get into Planetarium, you’ll need to get on the guest list, so it’s best to call and make arrangements well ahead of time.


Featuring an exciting Mexico-meets-the-Big Easy menu, Rockafellas is a high-octane nightclub that is a favorite with those visiting the area. The resident DJs push the party to the ultimate limits, spinning off the crowd’s favorite funk and Motown tunes and whipping them into frenzy with the dazzling house beats. Smart casual attire is suggested.


The landmark Emirate Towers Hotel boasts one of Jumeirah’s top bar and lounge area, the refined Scarlett’s. A popular after-work destination for many business travelers, Scarlett’s offers an upscale setting and terrific happy hour prices – a pint of beer will set you back less than 15 Dhs. An exquisite stained glass window, a replica of a Southern-style plantation home, and intricate wood accents combine to punctuate the colorful, Western-influenced decor. The bartenders, who love showcasing their sometimes-acrobatic skills, take pride in being able to concoct just about any drink you can imagine, and a delicious American-style menu is also featured. After 10pm, the DJ gets the late night crowd going with a slick repertoire of club, house, and disco tunes.

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