Dubai is a destination where the young and fun head to let loose in the sun. There’s something for every mood from elegant Miami-style skyscrapers with a roster of world-class DJs on the rooftop pool to world-famous beach-side resorts known for their daytime pool parties. Top Spots Dubai has rounded up the top five party hotels to ensure that the action and entertainment are always on your doorstep.
1. SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, Business Bay
A chic South Beach, Miami-style destination that offers fine dining, 360 rooftop panoramas and a chic party vibe that lasts from day to night. Spend your days in one of the two infinity pools on the 75th floor. From there, you can enjoy the swim-up pool bar with live music, shisha and 360-degree views of the city of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa to the Dubai canal. Stay for sundowners or sip a cocktail at the chic S Bar in the Sky Lobby on the 71st floor and then party all night long at the SLS’s famous Privilege nightclub. Refuel at the top dining options at the SLS which include steakhouse, Carna by Dario Cecchini and Italian, Fi’lia.
2. W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah
International chain, the W draws in a young and energetic crowd. Those who like to balance partying by day with wellness head to this Palm Jumeirah hot spot. The W Hotel offers a roster of fitness-focused activities and healthy juices at the Wet Deck Pool by morning followed by cocktails and live beats by the DJ in the afternoon. Guests can pick between the pool, beach or deck before heading up to the rooftop bar, SoBe, for spectacular sunsets, sea views and sundowners with a live DJ. W Hotel gets busy during the weekends especially Sundays which are ladies’ days meaning that female guests can enjoy special offers on food and beverages. From W Hotel guests can take a short taxi journey to other Palm Jumeirah locations including Palm West Beach as well as Dubai Marina.
3. Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, Pearl Jumeirah
World famous Nikki Beach Resort and Spa has destinations all over the globe from Miami to Marbella. The resort is an all-encompassing lifestyle destination that features a spa, restaurant and lounge. The resort’s beach club is one of the main reasons for its fame. Nikki Beach Club keeps guests entertained from day until evening with lively pool parties accompanied by a live DJ and entertainers. Hang out by the swim-up bar or lie back in sunloungers submerged in the water. There’s also a private beach that offers excellent sunset views and a spa for relaxation. We recommend heading to Soul Lounge for happy hour. For those that are keen to continue the party into the night, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa is just a short drive from Downtown Dubai and DIFC.
4. Five Palm Jumeirah
Five Palm Jumeirah has become internationally famous for its parties. The shoreside setting enjoys sea and Dubai Marina views. The hotel offers an all-encompassing party experience that spans day parties, atmospheric restaurants, a rooftop bar and an indulgent nightclub. By day guests recline by the Instagrammable infinity pool or party on the beach at Bohemia, the venue’s famous beach party. The Penthouse rooftop lounge is known for its sunset, sea and city views while Bling nightclub lives up to its name with its champagne show! Music lovers will appreciate Five’s calendar of live events and international DJs. Dining options include Italian, Cinque and Asian, Maiden Shanghai. Penthouse (Tuesday) and Maiden Shanghai (Wednesday) both offer ladies nights so female guests can enjoy special offers. Five Palm Jumeirah is within walking distance of Palm West Beach which is home to nine beach clubs for those that want to try out some new party spots.
5. Ramee Dream Hotel, Downtown Dubai
A party hotel to suit all tastes, Ramee Dream is in the heart of Business Bay close to Downtown Dubai. For the ultimate dining and entertainment experience head to Yume and enjoy performances by live acrobats as you dine on Asian-inspired cuisine. Pool-side Cavo is a dining destination that has a Tulum feel to it with beachy interiors in the centre of the city and excellent sunset views. Party-goers that like to eat to beats will appreciate the Sunday “Sound of Tulum” brunch while ladies’ night is on Tuesday. End your night at the hotel’s Vice nightclub a venue with a revolving roster of DJs to suit different tastes throughout the week.