Dubai is a city where you can drink, dine and dance – all in the same place! Dubai has a host of atmospheric venues with live entertainment from dancers to live musicians, acrobats and even cabaret. Top Spots Dubai has rounded up the top 10 live entertainment dining spots to take your evening meal up to new levels.
1. Billionaire Dubai, Business Bay
Lovers of luxury will appreciate Billionaire Dubai. The concept has previously been awarded the Best Dinner and a Show award. Dine on pan-Asian cuisine in a supper-club-style restaurant, while dancers, singers, and acrobats amaze you. Expect sparklers in bottles and Gatsby-style decadence. VIPs head backstage for the post-show experience which includes an exclusive lounge for the after-party.
2. The Theater, Trade Centre
The Theater is located inside Fairmont Dubai hotel and is a luxurious cabaret and dinner club with a difference. Each show follows its own theatrical theme meaning you can return time and time again and see something new. Ariel dancers have been flown in from Las Vegas. Dine on an indulgent menu that features truffle and caviar dishes. The stage runs throughout the venue meaning every table can enjoy the show in full view. There are several bars inside The Theater to keep you fuelled throughout the night.
3. Dream Dubai, JBR
Dream Dubai promises a “dream-like” combination of art, performance and culinary innovation. Entertainment spans singers, dancers, acrobats as well as special international guests. Tech-driven performances also include special effects like 3D mapping. Dine on a menu of fine Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. We recommend heading to Dream Dubai’s beach-side sister venue, Garden of Dreams, ahead of your visit for sundowners with a view.
4. Taikun, Al Habtoor City
Taikun offers guests a thrilling programme of theatrical cabaret performances that features acrobats, gymnasts and dancers as well as music from live DJs in a luxe environment. In a sumptuous supper-club style setting, diners can enjoy a menu of pan-Asian cuisine. Thursdays are ladies’ night at Taikun.
5. Papillon, Dubai Mina Seyahi
Dubai-based singer Layla Kardan has launched her own cabaret dining experience in the Westin Hotel. Layla masterminds the programme herself which includes a provocative and impressive roster of singers, dancers and her own live performances. Expect a rich French boudoir-style setting and an al a carte menu of sharing dishes.
6. Opa, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opa takes its name from the Greek expression commonly used when someone smashes a plate either at a ceremony or accidentally! And smashing plates is all part of the fun at this dining concept – diners are invited to throw down their plates with passion and shout “Opa!”. Singing and dancing waiters keep the atmosphere lively. Guests dine on Greek favourites while Insta-friendly interiors are white and blue as per Greece’s tradition.
7. Nova, Dubai Marina
Newly launched Nova offers a fine dining experience with live entertainment to match. The menu is Meddeteranian with fine dining flair. Performances span live musicians, dancers and singers. Expect retro-themed decor, guests can perch on high tables by the bar or opt for a more formal dining table experience with Dubai Marina views. Live performers move through the audience ensuring that everyone can enjoy the show. Nova offers special deals for ladies as well as happy hour.
8. Puerto 99, Bluewaters Island
Overlooking JBR beach, Puerto 99 serves up a Mexican menu – with ingredients sourced from several states within the country – and there’s a vibrant atmosphere to match. Downstairs is more of a formal dining space while guests head upstairs to the bar area to dance to the live DJ. Expect a roster of unexpected performances from dancing day of the dead skeletons to mariachi bands and singers.
9. Buddha Bar, Dubai Marina
A Dubai classic, Buddha Bar is an international franchise that has been drawing in the crowds since 2005. With Dubai Marina views and a rich oriental interior guests dine on Asian dishes from Japan, Thailand and China and dance to beats by the resident DJ as well as live percussionists, and performers.
10. Music Hall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, Palm Jumeirah
Located in the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel, Music Hall is a Lebanese concept established in Beirut in 2003. The venue proposes a programme of live music, performance and theatre that is guaranteed to keep the audience entertained long into the night. Diverse acts are sourced from around the world. At Music Hall, you can expect anything from jazz to folk and opera as well as local DJs. Sit back in the theatre-style auditorium and dine on a fusion menu or hit the dancefloor.