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Sights & Attractions

Top places to visit in Dubai at night

Tue, May 30, 2023

From stunning vistas to attractions that are best admired in the evenings, these are the top spots to check out.

From stunning vistas to attractions that are best admired in the evenings, these are the top spots to check out.


Secure your spot At The Top


Get a bird's eye view of the Downtown Dubai skyline and beyond as you soar to the 124th and 125th floors of Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest building. Admire sweeping aerial views from the popular observation deck and remember to book one of the coveted sunset slots well in advance.


Set sail on a yacht at Dubai Marina

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Invite your friends and family to a boating adventure through the Dubai Marina waterways, which comes alive at night. See illuminated skyscrapers, top attractions like Ain Dubai and soak in the city's night-time ambience as you head out to sea and glide by Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah. Afterwards, enjoy a dinner at one of Dubai Marina's best restaurants.


Take in The View at The Palm

The View at The Palm in Dubai

See Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina skyline like never before from this new observation deck on level 52 of The Palm Tower, linked to Nakheel Mall. Final entry to the site is an hour ahead of closing, at either at 9pm or 11pm, but there will be plenty of time to take envy-inducing photos.


Drift past The Dubai Fountain


Take the ultimate abra boat ride on Burj Lake for a truly immersive experience of The Dubai Fountain. One of the largest fountains in the world, the spectacle combines music, lights and 22,000 gallons of water that shoots up in perfect formation. See choreography to songs as diverse as Michael Jackson's Thriller and operatic aria Time to Say Goodbye, every 30 minutes from 6pm.


Discover the desert at dusk

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See the brilliant sunset hues transform the undulating desert dunes as night approaches. Dine at themed restaurants like Sonara Camp, opt for an organised desert safari or take your own kit and crew to stay overnight on the sands. There are plenty of experiences to tick off your desert bucket list.


Catch a live performance at night

Dubai Opera
The city serves up world-class entertainment with incredible concerts, comedy shows, thought-provoking plays and enigmatic dancers regularly lighting up stages in Dubai. Find famous faces showcasing their talents at Dubai Opera, Coca-Cola Arena, The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai World Trade Centre and Theatre at QE2 among many other top-tier venues. 

Light up at Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow
Enjoy an illuminating experience at Dubai Garden Glow, which features over 400 installations and sculptures lit up with energy-efficient bulbs. From floating jellyfish to a themed park dedicated to dinosaurs, you'll find plenty to explore once dusk falls. This hotspot is especially popular with families holidaying in the city.

Keep the party going at electric lounges

Level 43
Dubai's lounges come alive after dark with hotspots dotted around every neighbourhood. Take in epic skyline views along Sheikh Zayed Road from Level 43 or CÉ LA VI at Address Sky View hotel, or combine sleek settings with live music at The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Cove Beach at Bluewaters Island and White Dubai in Meydan. Wherever you end up, you're sure to find your beat.

Stay satisfied at late night cafes

Last Exit Dubai
Dubai's foodie scene can be enjoyed 24/7, with several late night eateries staying open well past midnight. Whether you're craving old school Lebanese favourites from Al Mallah, needing a quick pit stop for homegrown nibbles at Last Exit or looking for delicious burgers at SALT, Dubai has you covered. You can also pack a picnic to go, so you can keep exploring.

Journey around Global Village

Global Village Dubai
You don't need your passport to travel through one of the most popular attractions in the city. Global Village, a multicultural amusement area for all ages, features pavilions, fabulous food plus fun and games. From shopping to shows, you'll be constantly entertained as various pavilions reflect different countries.

See all you can 'Imagine' at Festival Bay

Visitors to Dubai Festival City Mall can enjoy a visual treat, as stunning projections meet fire, lights and music at a free showcase set on the water. Taking place daily after sunset, you'll be enchanted as an inspirational story of a fantasy-loving boy unfolds. Find the best views from restaurants perched on the waterside, like Emirati favourite Al Fanar.

Find your zen at a yoga session

Whether you're looking to perfect your flow at an evening yoga session at Seva Table or find balance by desert campfires with Lifestyle Yoga, there are plenty of options that are specifically tailored to after-dusk settings. Don't miss the full moon yoga and meditation classes each month too.

Explore the historic Dubai Creek

Al Seef Dubai

The cultural heart of the city takes on a very different atmosphere after dark. The souks, situated on either side of the water, are filled with the hustle and bustle of shoppers stocking up spices, fabrics and perfumes, while residents hop on abras to make the commute home. Rent a private abra for a longer tour of the area, and then enjoy a waterside dinner at the Al Seef district.

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