It’s Friday at 5PM and the group chat is buzzing with plans so ferociously that your phone is practically vibrating off your desk. You know whose apartment you’ll meet at, what you’re going to wear, and when you’re going to leave. The only item in question is where you’ll end up going. Despite Dubai being notorious for its lively nightlife, rotating between your five favourite spots can start to feel pretty same ol’ same ol’. Enter the new nightclubs, bars, and restaurants in Dubai. We’ve compiled a list of the best GNO spots that should be at the top of your list. Whether you’re the ringleader of the group or have to be dragged out by the seam of your sweatpants, you’ll want to venture out to the best new spots to go out in Dubai for fall 2021.


Black nightclub is a recent addition to Dubai’s ever-lively Soho Garden and a flawless option for a night full of dancing. You can expect to hear electrifying music spun by popular DJs while partying under the nightclub’s neon lights. Head over there on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10PM – 2AM for the Ladies’ Night special, which includes limitless rounds of their Ladies’ Night cocktails for Dhs120. Rest assured it’ll have you raising a toast (or two) to an exciting GNO.

Hola Rooftop

The Hola Rooftop is designed to make you feel like you’re sitting beachside in the Mediterranean. This beach bar is ideal for foodies who want to enjoy delicious seafood cuisine al fresco. The restaurant’s theme is complimented with flowing ceiling drapes, vibrant flowers, and a DJ for a fun ambience. With the option of one of three cocktail menus inspired by Ibiza, Mallorca, and Formentera, Hola Rooftop is an obvious choice for a fun girl’s night out.

ULA Dubai

Another winner for the foodie friend group, ULA Dubai has an expansive menu that ranges from choice tapas to maki. An additional menu called the Ula Experience is also available for a limited time only. Enjoy dishes with the ocean view beneath you or dine by the water with a pool and beach pass during the day. Either way, you’re bound to have a satisfying time.


Disconnect from the world while partying at FLOAT, the world’s largest floating nightclub that opened last weekend in Dubai. This club is a can’t-miss experience that promises to take you to “a parallel universe.” The events are set to feature some of the biggest names in music internationally and will draw in even more exciting talent in the future. Keep an eye out for the names of your favourite artists and DJs on the lineup. We know we will.