If there is one place in the world where you can have any of your wishes come true, it must be Dubai. Filled with an amalgamation of experiences from the world, Dubai is a place like no other. Often travelers reach Dubai with a list of activities and places to cover during the day and head to their hotels to rest up during the night. However, this is one city that lights up like a carnival after dusk every day, and to truly enjoy this city you should explore its nightlife as well.
Here, we will take you on a virtual journey through all the possible experiences you can have at night during your trip to Dubai. From a random walk through its beautiful streets to activities that are all the more fun during the night, we are definite that you will find something that suits your tastes in here.
1. Dhow cruise along the dark, calm waters of Dubai
A Dhow is an ancient Arab boat which was an integral part of their livelihood during the times they were a fishing community. Dubai island that preserves its heritage along with the ultra-modern structures that come up, a Dhow cruise tour is available during evenings on Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek. You can be Dhow cruise and simply drift along the calm and quiet waters of Dubai and see the city lit up in all its glory during the night.
Another fascinating part of Dubai is the aesthetic beauty of the night lights. Watching the city skyline from the water, you can be further enthralled by the reflections of the lights on the water, which is a sight that is bound to leave you speechless. You can also enjoy a peaceful 5-star Emirati dinner along with traditional entertainments such as Tanoura Dance while you are on board.
If you would prefer something more royal, you can also choose to cruise on the waters on the Bateaux Dubai cruise which provides a similar experience.
2. Enjoy a rare Dinner in the sky
Would you like to have a once in a lifetime Dining experience at Dubai? Then Dining in the sky is a perfect fit for you. One of the top attractions in this city, this is an experience like no other. You will be seated 50 meters above the ground with a breath-taking view of the entire city beneath you. You can see the Burj Al Arab in all its glory, the Burj Khalifa, and the vast turquoise ocean span beneath you.
Dining in the sky during their dinner slots is a grand way to see the city lights from an aerial perspective. The lights glimmer around the city, as the cars speed away through the traffic and hundreds of homes stay lit, causing the entire city to be cast in the glow of the Dubai life. What better to watch the city come alive at night than from a high vantage point! You can book ahead to ensure that the slot you want is available and carry along a windcheater in the case it gets chilly high above the ground.
3. Visit the Glow Garden Dubai
The Glow garden is a winter special attraction of Dubai which is located in Zabeel Park. It reopens each year for a new season and has been a huge hit among the crowds since its initiation in 2015. It is a truly mesmerizing experience to visit the Glow Garden Dubai during the hours after dusk. You can witness more than 10 million LED lights shining down on an assortment of sculptures around the park, created by a team of highly trained artists. An astonishing fact about these sculptures is the fact that they were all created from waste materials, recycled to form a beautiful sight to behold.
However, there is an additional reason why you shouldn’t miss the sights of Glow Garden during this season- The ICE PARK! This winter wonderland is preserved at a temperature of negative 8 degree Celsius and you can even find a miniature Burj Khalifa in here, made entirely of ice! There is an assortment of sculptures of towers of Dubai, animals and beautiful sights, all carefully crafted in ice.
You can also visit the Dinosaur park while you are here, which will be a treat for adults and kids alike with its wide collection of animatronic dinosaurs. It is a great way to learn and have fun.
4. Take a Luxury Limousine ride
Want to enjoy your Dubai trip indulging in complete luxury? Rent out a limo for a night! You can tour the city or visit your favorite lounge in this luxurious Limo and be dropped back at your hotel after your night out.
5. Spend a night in the desert
The desert Safari is most definitely a must see on any itinerary for Dubai. A trip to history, an adventure through the deserts, the desert safari is everything you can wish for. How about extending an evening in the deserts to a night? The Overnight Desert Safari is an upcoming attraction which lets you prolong your time in the desert and even have the chance to indulge in stargazing late at night. The lack of light pollution in the desert gives you a rare sight of the sky as clear as it can be, beaming with all its constellations and stars.
You can add to the fun in your evening in the desert with a delicious BBQ dinner & some shisha, while you watch a show of a traditional form of entertainment such as the Tanoura Dance & Belly dancing.
6. Take a walk through the avenue in Downtown Dubai
One of the most bustling areas of the city during the evenings, Downtown Dubai has a lot to offer. Dubai is well known for the huge variety of cuisines it offers and you can find some of the very best here. The street connects the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa as well, giving you a grand view while you indulge in a mouth-watering meal.
Take a walk through this street and stop to admire/shop at the world-class boutiques on the sides of the avenue as well. A great area to let your toddlers run free and play, a walk through Downtown is a must do if you want to experience a taste of the real life in Dubai.
7. Explore the Malls of Dubai
During the month of January, shopping is probably the activity that is most enjoyed in at Dubai. Visit the Dubai mall this January, to kick-start your shopping saga. This mall is not only the world’s biggest one, but it also offers a world of entertainment to the customers. Take a walk through the underwater tunnel, explore the aquarium, try your luck at the ice skating rink, and explore a massive collection of stores, all under the single roof of Dubai Mall!
Mall culture is something that is prevalent in the Middle East as it offers an escape from the heat outside. The malls in Dubai does not just that, but a lot more. Decorated with exquisite interior details and constructed with much grandeur, the malls are truly a sight to behold. You can explore the Mall of Emirates, Dubai Marina, and Dubai Outlet Mall in addition to the grand Dubai Mall.
8. Take a trip to the markets of Dubai
If you are looking for a shopping experience that is authentic to Dubai and love the euphoria of street shopping, then think no more, and head one of the traditional markets or ‘Souks’ of Dubai. Like a typical market space, souks are filled with colorful lights, loud conversations and hidden treasures waiting for you. If you love ornaments engraved in gold, try visiting the Gold Souk to treat your eyes to an array of shops with their windows crammed with designs of both 22 carats and 24-carat gold.
If you want to explore the world of spices like never before, a visit to the Spice soul should fill up your dreams. They have an array of different spices authentically collected from different parts of the world.
You can also pay a visit to the perfume souk, textile souk, Naif souk, and the famous Friday market as well.
9. Explore the Dubai Fountain and take a peek at the world below from the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Fountain is another mesmerizing sight to behold in this scintillating city. This aqua spectacle is situated on the 30 acre Burj Lake and has a length equivalent to two football pitches. The fountain moves to the beat to a selection of various melodies. With the combination of colored lights and tall sprouts of water from the surface, this is truly a remarkable sight.
You have the option of taking a boat ride on the Dubai Fountain Lake and watch the city from the calm waters or choose to get close to the fountain by stepping on the floating board walk and walking to the end. You get a different perspective from both these vantage points of the performance happening at the fountain.
While you are visiting the fountain, another item to add to the list is watching the city shine atop the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa. You can purchase tickets to the Burj Khalifa during the evening hours and get aboard the third fastest elevator in the world and fly to the top to watch a mesmerizing view of the city lights.
10. Take a city tour during the night
If you want to be a part of the Dubai night and not just watch it, going on a Dubai city night tour can be a great idea for you. Watch the city shine and sparkle under the stars while you cruise along its busy streets and visit all of the major attractions of Dubai during the late evening. Cover the best parts of the nightlife prevalent in Dubai with a drive through its heart.
We hope you have found the perfect way you would like to spend your evenings in Dubai by reading this. This is a city with endless possibilities and it is simply to cover every possibility. We hope you will be able to make the most of your visit to Dubai and visit your favorite attractions, have the time of your lives and travel.