Dubai is an extraordinary city, and when the innumerable lights illuminate the place at night, it is a sight to behold. The city truly comes alive after dusk, and it can truly be called the city that does not sleep. So, when in Dubai, do not retire to your hotel room after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Rather, go out and experience the numerous things that Dubai offers during night time. So let us take a look at the things to do in Dubai at night.
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The desert safari tour is usually conducted during the night time. You get to enjoy the adventure activities in Dubai include dune bashing, quad biking, camel riding, etc. followed by activities at the desert camp after sunset. While the sun glowing on the sand dunes is a beautiful sight, the desert during night time holds a mystery and intrigue like nothing else. In short, the desert is the most interesting during night time.
Instead of the regular desert safari that begins in the evening and ends at night, opt for an overnight desert safari. Here, after having a scrumptious barbecue dinner in desert, you can retire into Bedouin styled camp tents and spend a night in a sleeping bag under a stunning, starlit sky. On the other hand, if you do not want to spend your night in the desert sleeping, you can take the opportunity to explore the nightlife of the desert. If you are in Dubai on a vacation, this is something you must not miss.
Dubai hosts a variety of restaurants and diners, most of which are popular for their glamorous decor and amazing food. But a unique way of dining in Dubai is by going on a dhow cruise. The dhow cruise dinner is a highlight of several tour packages in Dubai. The traditional Arabic dhows are transformed into a restaurant while retaining the Bedouin style and heritage. You can choose to sit in the air-conditioned lower deck or enjoy the breeze on the open upper deck. Dhow cruises are available on the Dubai Creek as well as on the Dubai Marina. Dining on a dhow cruise Creek or Marina involves delicious food, entertainment activities (Tanura dance) and the opportunity to do sightseeing in Dubai. Going on a dhow cruise dinner is a great way of spending a relaxing time with your friends and family members as well as to celebrate a special occasion.
The Dubai Fountain is right outside the famed Dubai Mall with the enormous Burj Khalifa as its backdrop. While it is the largest fountain in the world, it is not the reason to make a visit here at night. On the other hand, the Dubai Fountain hosts the sound and light show every evening, from 6 PM onwards. The sight of water dancing according to the sound of the music is a sight that you would not forget. The lights, sounds and the music together create an emotional appeal that would definitely touch your heart, and one performance would definitely not be enough. The sound and light show is aired every half an hour and hence you must take the opportunity to view the performance from different parts of the fountain. There are several restaurants and cafes around the place that would give you a good view of the fountain and the show too.
Although Dubai is still connected to its roots and culture, it has a happening nightlife with several vibrant nightclubs and bars. Each nightclub has its own personality, and you would have a great time hopping from one to another on a weekend with your friends. If you like chic stuff, head to Cavalli Club which has a luxurious and lavish decor and ambiance. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, it is one of the most popular clubs in Dubai. Boudoir is another club that plays different genres of music, and you would have to dress really well if you want to get entry. The Apartment Lounge and Club is perfect if you want to dance on the tunes of international DJs. In case you are looking for bars to hang out with your partner or friends, try the Buddha Bar, Barsati Bar, Ginseng, Carter’s, etc.
The Burj Khalifa is definitely a must visit place. While the scene from outside is spellbinding, you must take a tour inside the building when you get the chance. The Burj is open to visitors throughout the day but to get the best view of Dubai, you must visit the place during night time when the lights illuminate the entire city. Before you are taken to the 124th floor viewing deck of the building, you can tour the lounge where you will get to know the history and development of the Burj Khalifa through photos and videos. Once you are at the topmost viewing floor, do not forget to click as many pictures as you can of the beautiful view of the city.
Sightseeing in Dubai is a splendid experience with tall buildings, skyscrapers, beautiful monuments, etc. lining the roads and streets. Make your tour more interesting by going on a night tour. There are several travel companies that offer night tours in the city, taking you to the best places for sightseeing in Dubai. Moreover, the climate during this time would be cooler than the day time, making your experience more delightful. Most of these bus tours take you through the important places of Dubai while providing with running commentary about the history and crucial details about the places. The colourful lights that light up the buildings and the whole city would surely make you fall in love with this Emirate city.
Other than this, there are hotels that you can go to, theaters that conduct plays during night, places where you can enjoy live music, etc. You can also take a walk by the Dubai Marina and enjoy the beauty of the place during this time. There a host of things that you can do during night time in Dubai; all you have to do is look for what interests you the most!