Abu Dhabi is best known for its world-renowned architecture, stunning beaches, picturesque deserts and fun-filled water parks. But once the sun goes down, this rising tourism capitol comes to life in a completely new and exciting way. Check out the best things to do in Abu Dhabi at night.


With the rise of several luxury hotels in the area, Abu Dhabi has become the home to several unique themed bars. Like the restaurants, most of these bars are centered around the themes of the hotels they're located in.

Be sure to check out Telegraph's choice bar, La Cava wine bar in the Rosewood Hotel. This underground bar features more than 15, 000 labels, including some of the most expensive bottles you'll find in the UAE.

You may also want to check out the Polynesian Tiki bar, Trader Vic's, in the Beach Rotana hotel. This tropical-themed watering hole is decorated with wicker furniture and wooden canoes. Don't forget to order their signature Mai Tai to top-off the island vibe.


What would a good night out be without dancing? Abu Dhabi's premier nightclubs are at par with the world's best. Featuring some of the best DJs in the world, top-notch audio systems, and futuristic club designs, Abu Dhabi's clubs bring you great ways to spend your nights.

Many of the city's top clubs offer special gimmicks to tickle your fancies. Short List Abu Dhabi highly recommends that you check out Legends at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. Monday Open Bar Nights bring both men and women drinks at half the usual price.


With beaches as beautiful as the ones in Abu Dhabi, it's not hard to see why this would be a top option for party-goers. Several beach-side locations come to life at night with the sound of music, flowing drinks, and sweet ocean air.

 Avid partiers will love Al Maya Island on the weekend. This gorgeous island becomes accessible via boats that start at lunch time on Fridays and continuously journey well into the evening. The island features an awesome view, a swim-up bar, a great house DJ, and a volleyball area, making it the ideal beach party location.

More conservative night owls will love lounging around the Saadiyat Beach Club, which becomes less pricey and more accessible during the night. On weekends, cold drinks, delicious bar snacks, relaxing music, and deep seats make this venue perfect for people who want to spend a peaceful night by the sea.