The Glamorous Nightlife in Dubai

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Celebrate the end of 2015 and see in the New Year in style at our choice of Dubai’s chicest venues.


It’s only been open for just over two weeks, and already New York’s sister nightclub Provocateur is causing a stir in Dubai. Launched in Dubai  at the brand new Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach on December 18, this upscale nightclub offers revelers the New York club’s signature style of service, music, hospitality and fun. According to club owners Brian Gefter and Michael Satsky, opening in Dubai was the next step as the city is “an international hub for Provocateur’s ‘world traveler’ clientele”.

The club is 7,000 square feet in size, and was designed by Francois Frossard and Prospect Design. Signature elements of the original NYC club are featured, including lighting created by Rebeca Sanchez. The club is set to become Dubai’s “heart of electronic music” and will feature international talent. If it follows the NY club’s lead, artists such as Deadmau5, Jamie Jones, Steve Angello and Tiesto will be featured. The owners have promised the same level of DJ talent.



Armani Prive VIP Lounge

This lively, uber stylish lounge has become a popular venue, the place to go to have fun and dance to the wee hours to the DJ’s vibrant beats. Launched by fashion icon Giorgio Armani himself, the club is one of a growing selection of chic new Dubai venues. The elegant, exclusive VIP Lounge features a lounge area, bar and dance floor, all embellished with slick black and white décor. In keeping with Armani, the club is luxurious, slick and stylish, as are the people who frequent it.


Barasti Beach Bar, Dubai

This lively addition to Dubai’s nightclub scene is one of the most popular. The bech venue’s dance floor is packed on weekends, and the DJ makes sure that the party never stops. The bar features two separate floors, so if you tire of all the noise, you can head downstairs for a quiet drink to recharge, before going back upstairs to dance the night away. There’s nothing nicer than being able to let loose so close to the sea. Music is great, the menu is delicious and the cocktails are legendary.


The Act, Shangri-La Hotel

This innovative location hails from Las Vegas, home of risqué stage performances, so you can expect lots of fun. This is Dubai’s first theater club, and has become one of the most popular night-time venues. It’s situated on the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Shangri-La Hotel, making it the highest theater in the world and the theater offerings are quite unique, with a stunning range of breathtaking variety acts. Of course, the Peruvian food and crazy cocktails just add to the fun.

New Year’s Eve 2014 is expected to be a highlight, with a lavish 5-course dinner followed by weird and wonderful performances and music. Your vantage point up high is ideal to watch the Burj Khalifa’s fireworks as the countdown to 2015 begins.


VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

One of Dubai’s famous venues, the VIP room is a lively French-style nightclub styled to resemble the likes of jetset St Tropez, Cannes and Paris. VIP guests do frequent the club, and you could easily rub shoulders with the likes of Kanye West, Johnny Depp, Rihanna and Madonna. This club is glamorous, stylish and the place to see and be seen.


Pacha, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Yes, Ibiza club Pacha has opened in Dubai, so get over there and enjoy the party! Of course, one of the reasons to visit Pacha is to find out whether super DJs of the caliber of David Guetta, Roger Sanchez and Eric Morillo will make an appearance. The club takes up three floors of the Madinat Jumeirah, and includes a rooftop terrace, bar and restaurant as well as the club.


White, Meydan Grandstand Rooftop, Meydan Hotel, Dubai

The iconic White Club in Beirut has now opened in Dubai, too at Meydan Racecourse, and is fast becoming one of the hottest nightspots in the city. Whilst the Lebanon club is renowned as being the finest night spot in the Middle East, there’s no question that this one will also make waves. Right now, it’s pumping during the Festive Season, and is expected to be one of the best places to enjoy New Year’s Eve.


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