10 of Dubai's Most Happening Nightlife Venues

Once the sun sets in Dubai, the city turns into arguably one of the greatest nightlife hotspots in the world. For someone looking for a spot to dance the night away or listen to some chill beats with friends, deciding which of Dubai's hundreds of bars and lounges can feel overwhelming. That's why we put together a list of some of our favorites!

Read on for some weekend inspirations.

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Ninive

Go back into the region’s culinary history, understand the changes that have occurred over time, find the gastronomic treasures by sublimating them with French and European techniques.

This challenge lives up to the ambitions of Ninive. Convivial and elegant, its cuisine is served on crockery created especially for the venue by potters, suited to the refined tastes of a clientele accustomed to excellence.

It does not revisit the past but revives sometimes-forgotten tastes to a region with powerful culinary traditions. The dishes are Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Turkish, Saudi or a mixture of these gastronomies.

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Soho Garden

Soho Garden is a cosmopolitan enclave at the edge of the city that combines the creativity of an urban scene with the elegance of a secret garden. With four stylish bars it offers a uniquely diverse mix of dining, pool lounging and nightlife experiences.

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Tribeca Kitchen & Bar

Tribeca takes its inspiration from the trendy New York district of the same name. The lounge vibe, edgy art and cool DJ beats make this restaurant and bar a great place to grab a cocktail. The menu is Mediterranean cuisine with an American edge, serving delicious sliders. Located at the Ocean View Hotel it is just across the road from the stunning JBR strip on the coast of Dubai.With live music and a buffet that is perfectly suited for the special occasion, you have a winning combo on your hands.

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Ramusake

Rugged and full of character, Ramusake offers Japanese fare with a contemporary feel. With its trendy vibe and quirky style, you can dine at this upscale eatery and eat to be seen. Located in the heart of Dubai’s JBR, this joint is on trend with its dim lights and graffiti covered walls. Unpretentious, yet with some serious foodie offerings, you will have your culinary mind blown.

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Lock, Stock, and Barrel

With its two-storey ceiling and famous in-house band 13Daze, Lock, Stock & Barrel is a pub with dramatic flare. There is one wall completely covered in retro boom boxes and the décor is American warehouse in Dubai. With live music throughout the week, and its rebellious rock vibe, it is a great location for either a game of pool, a relaxed meal watching sports or listening to tunes. The menu is classic with pizzas, hamburgers and hot wings.

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The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill

Tucked away in the Dubai Marina on the edge of Dubai's sprawling coastline, The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill is a seaside brasserie with an amazing retro-vintage dining room that serves an outstanding selection of seafood dishes from around the word.

Montreal gastropreneur Joey Ghazal and Head Chef Liam Breen keep the menu stacked full of down-to-earth favorites and North American classics such as Clam Chowder and Key Lime Pie. But don’t be fooled; the food offering here same some serious gastronomic edge with a range of contemporary dishes, including an excellent Foie Gras Terrine and Drunken Scallop Ceviche. At center stage is a raw bar that serves seafood towers, fashionable crudo and oysters galore. The menu also has many crowd pleasers, from steaks and chops, fish and seafood, to pot roasts and steamers, bolstered by a slim and unpretentious wine list.

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Hotel Cartagena

Hotel Cartagena unfolds the tale told by its protagonist, Mrs Buendia. This eclectic bohemian paradise is a shrine to all those who have lived, loved and dined within its four walls and provides every guest with the promise of a reprise from the chaos of the world we live in today. So sit back. Meet, eat, drink, entertain and relax as we serve you Latin America, without borders.

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Cavalli Club Restaurant and Lounge

Roberto Cavalli imparts his own special brand of iconic style in Dubai with the renowned Cavalli Club. Located at the opulent Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, this is one of the Emirate’s more unique spots; they’re big on zebra print, flashy design and crockery featuring monochromatic motifs.

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Billionaire Mansion

Billionaire Mansion Dubai is a place that has to be seen to be believed. Based at the Taj Hotel, diners can move easily around this multi-purpose space from sunset until the early hours of the morning. Specially- designed lighting shows, live entertainment including a champagne room and relaxed shisha area, are sure to keep you entertained.

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La Cantine du Faubourg

La Cantine du Faubourg clearly is a restaurant with a difference. Created by Paris based artist and sculptors Pierre Pirajean and Helena Paraboschi, this restaurant is beautifully styled. Elegant yet simple, it is an effortlessly chic dining option in Dubai’s financial district. The menu is classic French cooking with a blend of the rustic food of the countryside and the high-class cuisine of the cities.

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