Dubai is one of the world’s most unusual, exclusive and exciting holiday destinations and it’s no surprise that it has grown dramatically in popularity over recent years. As you’d expect with any city of its calibre, Dubai has some excellent nightlife if you know where to find it.

Here, we take a look at a few spots in and around the Dubai Marina which are good enough to pay testament to the nightlife of this weird and wonderful city.

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Bliss Lounge
The Jumeirah Beach Residence is a well known spot on the water in Dubai and Bliss Lounge constitutes one of its most recent additions. The bar is sleek and relaxed, offering a great view of the water.

While you can expect a more relaxed vibe at Bliss Lounge and the attention isn’t usually centred on the dance floor, the place still brings a great atmosphere and is a great place to get started when sampling the city’s nightlife.

Embassy used to be known as an exclusive members-only spot, but that’s now changed. While you don’t have to be a member anymore, it might be a good idea to book ahead to ensure your spot. Whatever your views on this sort of thing, it shouldn’t go unmentioned that women can enjoy a number of free drinks on Ladies’ Night, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The number of hotels in Dubai Marina makes this great waterside bar a popular spot.

Speakeasy Bar
The Speakeasy Bar is another one located by the Jumeirah Beach Residence, but it features a rather different atmosphere from that of the Bliss Lounge. As the name would suggest, Speakeasy Bar offers visitors a slightly more traditional package than most bars on the Dubai nightlife scene and has a great vibe in the evenings.

Studio One
Studio One is a part of the well known Hilton Jumeirah Hotel, sitting on the ground floor. As you’d expect from its location, the bar is equipped to an extremely high standard and has a cocktail bar with the modern feel which Dubai does so well.

Whether you’re into luxury drinking or just want somewhere special to watch an international sporting event, Studio One is certainly worth a visit and has a great menu of drinks for you to sample at your leisure.