Abu Dhabi night life

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Abu Dhabi has a thrilling nightlife with glitzy clubs, restaurants and other hangout zones. After a busy sunny day at work, people come together to relax, enjoy and celebrate. Abu Dhabi has never shied away from the nightlife culture. You will surely regret, if you are here and you still miss to experience the Abu Dhabi nightlife!

Dance, Drinks, Desserts, DJ & More

Even if it is for a night, you have hundreds of options to spend it in Abu Dhabi. Check out the best that suits your mood and taste:

  • Ladies’ Night Out
  • Thursday Nights
  • Pool Parties & Beach Boats
  • Latin Nights
  • Jazz Nights
  • DJ Nights

1. Ladies’ Night Out

Girl's enjoying ladies' night out in a club

For all the ladies out there in Abu Dhabi, put your favourite party dress and head to these restaurants and bars near you. One of the popular and oldest club in the city, the Yacht Club throws an amazing party on its terrace. The Wednesday Ladies’ nights make the venue swell with woman party-goers. DJs and dancers evoke the fun mood. Its you best chance to get free or less priced drinks. Go grab it!

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Check out these best nightclubs in Abu Dhabi where you can enjoy Ladies’ night out with your girls-gang:

  • Barfly the Budhha-Bar: Wed 6pm – 1am
  • BU!: Mon 8pm – midnight
  • Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant: Thu 8pm – 10pm
  • Iris Yas Island: Sun 9pm – 3am
  • Loca: Wed 7pm – 2am
  • Mad on Yas Island: Thu 11pm – 1am
  • McGettigan’s AUH: Tue 6pm – 10am
  • Sho Cho: Wed 7pm – 1am
  • Ray’s Bar: Sat 8pm – 2am
  • Tamba: Thu 8pm – midnight
  • Yas Marina: Wed 7pm onwards

2. Thursday Nights

A group of young friends enjoying a Thursday party at a club

Abu Dhabi and many other parts of UAE have Fridays as weekly off. So there is an altogether different kind weekend vibe on Thursday eve. A lot of pubs and restaurant host special Thursday night parties to celebrate the same. These parties generally last till late at night and gets over around 3am in the morning. Almost every dance bar in Abu Dhabi organises a thursday bash. They also give away great offers on food and drinks during a Thursday night.

These Thursday nights are the best answer to your Monday blues:

  • Flow at Rush: 10.30pm – 3.30am
  • Ministry of Sound VIP: Last Thu of every month 10.30pm – 3.30am
  • Mischief at Left Bank: 9pm – 3am
  • The Shadow at People by Crystal: 11pm – 4am
  • Thursday Madness at Etoiles: 11pm 3.20am
  • Revival at People by Crystal: 11pm – 4am

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3. Pool Parties & Beach Boats

People enjoying pool party

Beach and pool parties are a thing Abu Dhabi. The city itself has some of the great beaches. Following are some of the most thrilling pool and beach parties in Abu Dhabi:

  • Blue Sensation Pool Party at Noche Chill-out Lounge: 10am – 10pm
  • Fire & Ice Beach Party, Wakatua Beach, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi: 4pm – midnight
  • Foamaloco Pool Party, Centro Yas Island
  • Immaculate Touch Pool Party, Al Maya Islad
  • Immense Ibiza Yacht Party, Emirates Palace Hotel Marina: 11am – 9pm
  • Liquid Rain Pool Party, Mai Cafe: 8pm – 3am
  • Ocean Beats Boat Party, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi: 2pm – 6pm
  • Sun Kissed Boat Party, Yakhout Club: Starts at 2pm
  • Wet & Wild Pool Party, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club: 7pm – 3am

4. Latin Nights

Couples enjoying salsa dance at a club

Just like Arabic Nightclubs in Abu Dhabi, Latin Nights are gaining popularity. The salsa nights have themed parties and menu. Even the band playing at these parties are Latin. Given below four top Latin Night parties:

  • Chamas: A Brazilian themed Churrascaria restaurant: 9am – 1pm
  • Imago Restaurant & Bar: Fri 9pm
  • Stars ‘n’ Bars: 9pm
  • Puesta Del Sol, Saadiyat Beach Club: 7pm

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5. Jazz Nights

A singer performing before the crowd on a Jazz night in a club

Abu Dhabi has lately developed a taste in Jazz. Live music has its own impact on the audience. This soothing musical therapy will lift your mood in to time. Up for a Jazz night? Come here to listen to:

  • Luna Soul at Jazz’N Fizz: Sun – Thu 9pm – 1.30am & Fri 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Matt West at Rays Bar: 5pm – 2am
  • UpTown at Jazz @ Pizza Express

6. DJ Nights

A DJ playing music for the audience at a club on a DJ Night

The DJ Nights at Abu Dhabi’s popular clubs are highly effervescent. Head to any of these spots and let these DJs takeover the night:

  • Cliff Townley at Pop – Hilton Abu Dhabi; Still – Crown Plaza Yas Island, Ray’s Bar – Etihad Towers
  • DJ Foxxy at Stars ‘N’ Bars, Sax, Empire and Relax @12
  • DJ KaBoo at Sax’s ShutDown Urban Night on Sat, Empire Night Club on Mon and Saadiyat Beach Club on Tue
  • Nell T at MAD on Yas Island
  • Saif and Sound at Sax Club Abu Dhabi, Stars ‘N’ Bars, Al Maya Island, Saadiyat Beach Club and Yas Beach

Groovy music, great stimulating lights, tasty food and drinks and friends, your perfect nightlife concept, can come true in Abu Dhabi. Plan a trip to Abu Dhabi now so that you don’t just live the days of your life, but live the night too.

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