Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

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Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour
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Dubai – a glittering city with stunning skyscrapers adorning the Dubai skyline looks amazingly beautiful when the sun sets down. The sparkling buildings, glowing and illuminated skyline with lots of entertainment makes Dubai a perfect place for vibrant nightlife. So let’s check some things to do in Dubai at night – Dubai city night tour. Presenting a comprehensive list of places to visit in Dubai at the night with Dubai nightlife options.

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Posh bars, clubs and eating out at Dubai Marina with a view.

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

ENJOY MUSICAL FOUNTAINS AT DUBAI MALL OR POINTE – PALM JUMEIRAH

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

Enjoy world-famous, well-choreographed, and illuminated fountains that dance to the tunes of great symphonies from around the world. Enjoy the stunning music and light show with a back-drop of world-famous buildings. These shows run every 30 minutes, for free. These shows are the topmost things to do in Dubai at night. Also, you can grab restaurants facing fountains to dine with a glimpse of world-famous fountains in Dubai. These musical fountain shows have created their names in world records.  

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Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

 

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Free to View unless you want to dine in at restaurants with a view.

SHOW TIMINGS – The tower will come to life with two themed LED shows starting daily from 7.45 pm to 10.45 pm – every 30 minutes on weekends (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), and every hour on weekdays.

BURJ KHALIFA LED SHOWS

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

Enjoy the LED shows on the world’s tallest building. These captivating shows are held after every 30 minutes. With lots of animation, colors, illuminations this LED show on Burj Khalifa is the most unique thing to do in Dubai. 

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Free to View

AT THE TOP – BURJ KHALIFA

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

FLOAT WITH CLOUDS – Stand at the level where you feel like floating with clouds at 555 meters, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY It is the most famous Dubai’s most iconic destination. Enjoy exclusive access to the redefined, highest outdoor observatory in the world, located at levels 148 and 125 of Burj Khalifa. A stunning journey to view the world from the top begins when you land on the 125th floor of the world’s tallest building. Passing through the history of all the tallest monuments of the world, architectural and structural design of Burj Khalifa, with super-sonic high-speed elevators, you will be amazed to step on the glass balcony on the 125th floor to see the world below you. The best time to visit the top in the evening to witness wonderful sunset and after that illuminated cityscape of Dubai.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Click here to view the ticket cost and book at the top tickets.

 SUNSET AT PUBLIC BEACH

Sunset at JBR Beach - Dubai at night

Dubai’s sunsets are very glorious, especially during winter times. Grab your space at some public beach of Dubai to enjoy the orangish, reddish, and purplish hues of the setting sun in the skies of Dubai.

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Sunset at JBR Beach - Dubai at night

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Free to View

NIGHTLIFE AT JBR THE WALK – THE BEACH & DUBAI MARINA

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Dubai Marina and JBR the walk and Beach is famous for the vibrant nightlife in Dubai. From glittering skyscrapers to illuminated cafes, bars, light shows, Dubai Marina and JBR the walk is heaven for nightlife lovers. You get family-related activities too here at night. Many shows, events, and live music are showcased from time to time. Little ones too can enjoy in a public area with the view of the illuminated skyline of Dubai. Adults and solo travelers will find this place very exciting as there are many designated bars for them.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY & Adult both.

Cost – Free or paid one if you are heading to night clubs or bars.

For recent events, activities, and shows, please check JBR – the Walk’s official website.

DUBAI FRAME

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

View Dubai’s glorious past with a progressive future in one place. The best glimpse is during and after sunset.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Click here to view and book tickets for Dubai Frame

AL SEEF HISTORIC DISTRICT – where old meets new

Admire the glorious past of Dubai with lantern-lit lights. The whole atmosphere transports you back to ancient days with special lighting effects of yesterday. The view of modern Dubai with illuminated skyscrapers is also great from here.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Free to View

NIGHTCLUBS

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night TourThings To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

This city will surprise you with vibrant nightlife. There are many options which you can go for. There are various night bars and clubs in the city which offer entertainment and invite Solomun, Davit Guetta, Carl Cox, or 50 cents as well as many upcoming artists for a weekly basis.  Due to the licensing laws, mostly these nightclubs are located inside the hotels or are connected to hotels. The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years and also when you are going back home, then rent a cab as drinking and driving are not allowed here. Most bars open after 9:00 P.M. till 3:00 A.M. and are very busy on weekends. Most hotspots offer Ladies nights on Tuesday or Wednesday where ladies can enter for free and are also offered with few free drinks.

  • Sensation Club (One of the best nightclubs)
  • Inner City Zoo
  • XL Dubai
  • Stereo Arcade
  • Base Dubai
  • Club Boudouir
  • Pure Sky Lounge and Dining
  • Buddha Bar
  • Tamanya Terrace
  • WHITE DUBAI
  • Barasti Beach (Beach type of nightclub)
  • Lock, Stock & Barrel  & many more…….

ATTRACTION TYPE – ADULT

Cost – Varies as per Night-club entry

LATE EVENING DESERT SAFARI 

Dubai at night

Go for overnight camping in the nearby desert area of Dubai.  Either book a desert safari or plan your camping trip. Overnight Desert safari from Dubai is a very unique experience as it includes musical Arabic shows, traditional village tours, camel rides, sand-dune bashing, quad biking, Arabic dinner all under the stars.

 

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Varies as per Desert Camping entrance fee. Click here to book Desert Safari & Camping.

WATCH BELLY DANCE SHOWS

Dubai at night

Many Arabic restaurants and desert camping offer traditional Belly dance shows with your dinner. Book those shows for perfect Arabic hospitality and traditional experience.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Cost of Dinner which varies as per restaurant.

TAKE A MARINA CRUISE

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

Book a night tour of the city in a modern boat or Dhow cruise around the city of Dubai where you can enjoy the famous landmarks through your cruise with the backdrop of an illuminated skyline. These cruises offer lavish dinner, dance, or music shows with a view of illuminated skylines, famous landmarks tour.  Many options of cruises are available.

BIG BUS TOURS OR ROAD TRIP

If you are not taking a cruise tour then take a road trip then a night road trip across the dazzling skyline. Take a road trip across Dubai Marina, Dubai Downtown, and Dubai Financial district for an amazing view of the skyline at night.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

CostClick here to book a Big Bus Road trip or drive down your own car/hire car.

GLOBAL VILLAGE

Dubai Global Village - Glimpse of World
Dubai Global Village – Glimpse of World

A place where all countries come together to showcase their culture, arts, shopping, food, traditions, dance, and many more. Global Village is an evening only attraction which opens its door at 4: 00 P.M. So if you love handicrafts, shows from different countries, ethnic food from all around the world with a glimpse of miniature monuments then head to Global village during Dubai winters. Many events are held daily, on festival days and weekends.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Click here to book tickets for Global Village

DUBAI OPERA

Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

A perfect place for entertainment to enjoy your favorite shows. Many world-famous shows are staged here with famous ballet, opera, theatre, and concerts. Enjoy the best classics at Dubai Downtown. Not only shows, but the architecture of Dubai Opera is very unique and it resembles like “Dhow” – a traditional Arabic boat.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY and some shows can be adult ones.

Cost – Ticket price varies as per shows.

STROLL OR CRUISE ACROSS DUBAI WATER CANAL

Dubai Canal at night

A 3.2km water-canal stretched across Old Creek in Dubai to Business bay has a view of the glittering skyline. The bridge is illuminated with multi-colors. Dubai water canal has amazing tourist attractions such as the Dubai Water canal waterfall, the Dubai water canal cruise,  the Dubai water canal Abra ride, and the Dubai canal Yacht cruise. All are worth doing in the evening with a view of the lighted city and illuminated bridge and waterfalls.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Walking along the Canal and entrance is free. Click here to know about Cruising in Dubai Water Canal.

DINE AT MADINAT JUMEIRAH WITH VIEW OF CANALS & BURJ AL ARAB

Dubai City Night Tour

An Arabian city which is built on 5 kilometers river system. Enjoy the Abra ride with the illuminated Arabian city and the view of Burj Al Arab. In the evening this place looks amazing with the traditional style of lighting, riverside restaurants, cafes, and boat rides.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Free to View unless you hire Abra ride or dine in with view.

DINE AT AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANTS WITH PERFECT VIEW OF CITY

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Dubai is famous for awesome food, award-winning international restaurants, Michelin star chefs satisfying your tastebuds. Not only food, but some restaurants are offering an amazing view of the Dubai skyline. So dine at some of the best restaurants with some amazing views of the lighted city.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – As per Restaurant.

DUBAI GLOW GARDEN

 Dubai City Night Tour

A world of imagination, lights, illuminations, and wonderful glowing structures. A unique concept with various glowing structures across the park. Here lights are the main focus and see how illuminations can be arranged so artistically and beautifully.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – Click here to know and BOOK  Dubai Glow Garden entrance tickets

CATCH SOME LIVE MUSIC WITH DINNER – Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

Dubai has many famous hotspots where you can witness live Spanish Flamenco dance, Brazilian dance, Indian music – Ghazals and Bollywood songs, rock & jazz, and many more. Catch some live music with famous international artists while dining in.

The list is endless about Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour. I would love to know about your famous nightspot in Dubai.

ATTRACTION TYPE – FAMILY FRIENDLY

Cost – As per destination/attraction.

SOME TIPS OR GENERAL QUERIES FOR Things To Do In Dubai At Night – Dubai City Night Tour

  • Q. Is Dubai safe at night?
  • A.  Dubai is super safe at night for all ages and gender. You will not find anybody snatching or stealing from you. Dubai is a safe whole night at any location or any spot.
  • Q. Are these night attractions of Dubai are family-friendly?
  • A.  Most of these attractions are family-friendly except for bars. Dubai at night offers family-friendly options too.
  • Q. Are these attractions expensive?
  • A.  Some of these attractions are free to visit but some are expensive. But you can find good deals on these attractions on Groupon, Entertainer, Credit card offers, or sometimes on their official websites.
  • Q. Do these attractions have a dress code?
  • A.  Some places like Opera and award-winning restaurants have formal clothing dress code with elegant dressing.
  • Are these attractions seasonal?
  • A. Some attractions like Dubai Glow Garden, Global Village, open up in winter only. So check the official website for opening and closing dates. 
  • Basic Phrases of Arabic – Shukran ( Thank You), Marhaba (Hello), Kayfa Haaluka (How are you?), anaa Aasif ( I am sorry)….
  • Q.  What is the minimum age to consume alcohol in UAE ? 
  • A.  21 years and older than 21 can consume alcohol in UAE. 

From ancient times, Arab markets and cities are more vibrant at night due to hot climate in afternoon. That is why you can see modern Dubai too blooming and getting more vibrant at night with all sorts of entertainment for all ages and genders. 

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14 Comments

  1. Although I think my days at the actual night life are long gone, I’m sure Dubai is definitely the place for it. I would never refuse having a drink at one of those rooftop terraces with amazing views. We also visited the historic district while in Dubai and I too recommend it. It was great fun.

  2. Your post gives such a great insight into so much there is to do in Dubai. I have passed through Dubai many times and now feel I must visit soon sometime. Dubai at night looks really fabulous. The Burj Khalifa at night is so beautiful and the views from top should be fantastic. The thought of a night safari in the desert has always attracted me. Thanks for this very informative post.

  3. I’ve always wanted to visit Dubai and would love to go one day. Your Dubai by night pictures are so stunning. I love seeing cityscapes at night, it’s one of my favorite things in the world. Especially when the buildings reflect over the water! Your guide has got me convinced that I got to go soon!

  4. Dubai at night looks so stunning! Just by watching the free light shows will make me happy. I think everyone should put this in their itinerary. The late evening desert safari will be great, especially when you can see the Milky Way.

  5. This is a great comprehensive list of things to do in Dubai. I hope to make it there one day, and would LOVE to check out the Global Village. I think it is such a great idea that shows how much Dubai welcomes other cultures. Your photos make me think of Kuala Lumpur – great city life & many things to do to experience the culture, but its so nice that Dubai has a beach close by too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The pictures of Dubai by night are stunning. I’ve always wanted to visit this city to be able to photograph it at night. I love cities by night. Now I am convinced that I want to do it as soon as possible. Such a great night Dubai guide, I add to my favorites.

  7. I am a huge fan of musical fountains and I imagine this is magnificent lit up at night, top of my list for sure! The Dubai Marina would be a close second. I love the setting next to the skyscrapers and he reflection of the lights on the water, great place to go for a cocktail after sightseeing all day

    1. I agree musical fountains are really very dreamy and all ages enjoy these fountains. For me too Dubai Marina is my favorite for having our favorite drink with a view.

  8. I visited Dubai with family a couple of years back, staying in a kid-friendly resort with onsite dining, and I didn’t do a great job of getting out and exploring Dubai. Now I’m wishing I’d gone out of an evening to see the illuminated skyline, the wonderful musical fountains, and a night time desert safari. Will definitely eat out more next time too!

  9. Now i am going to have to admit (and I haven’t been to the UAE/Dubai) is that I didnt know all the buildings are all lite up at night and they look fantastic. However I am more appealed to the glow garden, that just looks amazing and I can see my children been amazed by this. This would be a great reason to check out Dubai. I know its known for its shopping, luxury hotels and beaches, but to have this at night time would be fantastic to see.

    1. You would love this place in night too as there are many family friendly entertainment too with lots of illuminations.

  10. Very good post. Highly informative for travellers who want to visit Dubai at night. Keep up the good work.

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