Loaded (Casa Latina club, Ibis Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) – “Loaded” is not a club, but an “Indie” alternative rock party booked on Friday evenings at this Cuba-themed venue. On occasion, they also book French House acts like “Le Jackal”.
Left Bank (Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqiem, Dubai) — It is a sophisticated contemporary lounge, bar and restaurant. A trendy meeting place that combines style with a relaxed atmosphere, Left Bank is known for its creative casual dining menu and for pouring the best cocktails in town.
Fogueira Lounge (Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina, Dubai) — Fogueira’s spot on the 35th floor of the Ramada Plaza, fronting onto the Arabian Gulf, makes for an enviable enough location to lounge around and catch a view of the rest of the city. It is also connected to Fogueira Restaurant within the Ramada Plaza.
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival (Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, near Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai) – despite the name, recent bookings suggest that this annual multi-day musical event (in existence for 10 years and held every February) has drifted away from international jazz artists. Pop and rock acts such as One Republic, The Script, […]
Dubai World Trade Centre Arena (Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) — within Dubai’s World Trade Centre convention area, this 10,000-seat arena is the largest in the Middle East, and holds various major musical events like Julio Iglesias, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren and Swedish House Mafia. Along with holding musical events, it’s also designed […]
Dubai Festival City (Festival Park, near Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai) – this is a large residential, business and entertainment complex that has held various musical events in recent times (within its 15,000-seat outdoor arena), including Chris Brown, Santana, Deep Purple, Nickelback, and 80s New Wave artists (such as ABC, Rick Astley, Heaven 17, and […]
Cuban Bar (Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Dubai) – for those craving Cuban cigars, this mezzanine-level bar is the place to be. Located inside the Hilton Dubai’s Pachanga restaurant, it’s a great after-dinner destination for such smokers. Evening tapas and cocktails are also served.
Cooz (Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai) — It is a stylish and intimate venue where guests can enjoy premium beverages and cigars while listening to the mellow sounds of live jazz and piano music every evening.
Champagne Lounge (Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) — for the wine bar crowd, this is a great place to sample sparkling drinks from the north of France, while taking in the sounds of their in-house pianist
Buddha Bar (Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai) — This sleek Marina venue follows the blueprint shared by its sister venues worldwide: super-elegant clientele, imposing doormen and pricey drinks. This Buddha Bar is located at a gigantic area that opens onto the Arabian Sea — on two levels, with three different atmospheres, a restaurant, a […]