Recently we brought you the guide to the very best of gentlemen’s nights in Dubai and while that got a lot of attention, we feel the ladies will be much more interested in this one.
Ladies nights in Dubai are what dreams of made of; the best restaurants, bars and clubs in the city all vying for the attention of the ladies by offering up either free drinks, great value munch or in some case even complimentary beauty treatments!
If you can cope with a sore head midweek then get your diary out and start planning. Here is your guide to Dubai’s ultimate ladies nights; the only problem you’ve got now is deciding which one to go to first.
Leave your boyfriend at home – Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
If you want to really party on a weeknight, head to this seriously opulent club for an unreal live DJ set and some electrifying podium and swing performances. Expect furry walls and zebra print EVERYTHING – This is worth a visit just to check out how luxurious the place is, but we bet the banging tunes will keep you there for the night. Hungry ladies can avail a great value three-course meal deal, where the quality of the food is very much on par with the quality of rest of the club.
When? Tuesdays, 9.30pm – late
What’s on offer? Complimentary drinks 9.30pm – 1am. Three-course meal option AED 150. Think house cured beef carpaccio with rocket and parmesan, burrata salad with honeyed black aubergine and heirloom tomatoes, roast succulent chicken breast with thinly slicked veg and carrot puree, to-die-for tiramisu and sweet lemon meringue with banana caramel and coffee granite.
‘O’Socialista Ladies Night at OKKU – The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
These guys know EXACTLY what ladies want in a ladies night. Unlimited bubbly? Yep. OKKU signature cocktails? Yep. A super-tasty sharing menu option? Yep. And the cherry on top? At the end of the evening ladies are treated to freshly baked chocolate fondants if you check yourself in online…erm totally worth it! (As long as you’re not friends with your boss on FB and plan on pulling a sickie the next day).
When? Wednesdays, 7pm – 11pm
What’s on offer? Unlimited bubbly, three signature ‘O’style cocktails, and ‘O’Socialista set menu, featuring a selection of OKKU’s signature elegant and contemporary Japanese dishes for AED 379 based upon 2 sharing. Food bites for the table with groups of five or more.
Madame Butterfly at The China Grill – The Westin Mina Seyahi, Jumeirah Beach Road
Come here straight from work at 6.30pm and enjoy unlimited drinks until 11.30pm…yep, you read that right; 5 hours of complimentary drinks! Make an evening of it and get stuck into some Asian inspired cuisine; all at a reduced price for ladies of course. Their large plates are made for sharing; think ponzu grilled chicken with sweet crispy onions and Asian slaw or, a personal favourite; the Kalbi spiced BBQ short ribs. The later it gets the busier this place gets so prepare for a long one, because come 11.30pm, you’ll be in no mood to go home.
When? Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 11.30pm
What’s on offer? Complimentary drinks all night and 50% off food for tables with ladies
Ladies on Top at Level 43 Sky Lounge – Four Points by Sheraton,Sheikh Zayed Road
A fun, busy lounge way up on the (you guessed it) 43rd floor has just launched a night that caters for the glamour puss in all of us. On top of the drinks deal, guests are treated to a variety of indulgent services ranging from manicures and pedicures to hair styling, whilst relaxing on the al fresco terrace to the chilled beats provided by resident DJ Rueben against the stunning panoramic views of Dubai.
When? Every Tuesday, 8pm – 11pm
What’s on offer? Two complimentary cocktails (and specialised beauty treatments from BPOD )
Clam Jam at the Maine Oyster Bar & Grill – DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, JBR
This incredible space at JBR and has just launched one of the best ladies nights in town. Nobody likes limitations so these guys are providing the ultimate offer; there are no rules, no vouchers and no restrictions on drinks. Prepare yourself to be treated to all sorts of different (unlimited) cocktails created by the excellent bar team at Maine. Try not to lose the run of yourself, because these drinks are delicious and with unlimited access it will be hard not to.
When? Wednesdays, 8pm – 12am.
What’s on offer? Unlimited drinks
SHE Ladies Night – Noir Lounge and Cocktail Bar, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Located in the impressive Kempinski Hotel, (we’ve written about this before) this will be a night steeped in luxury from the moment you arrive. We love the design of this place; think big, plush furniture and even an amazing wall-projection feature. Chill out into the big sofas on the stylish terrace, and relax in Noir’s provocative surroundings. Expect a mix of house tracks and floor fillers while you enjoy your complimentary drinks in absolute style.
When? Wednesdays, 8pm – 12am
What’s of offer? Three complimentary beverages
Ladies Night at the Ivy – Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road
For the classy birds among us this is the real deal. Relish in this classically British restaurant, sister to the iconic London venue and enjoy the ladies night menu; a selection of signature dishes from the seasonal menu. Think aromatic duck salad with baby corn, pomelo and plum sauce, char-grilled octopus and ballontine of corn-fed chicken breast with pumpkin fondant or Thai baked sea bream with fragrant rice. Drink selections include a mix of grape, spirits and four cocktail options. Expresso martinis are definitely the ‘in’ drink right now and these guys make a FAB one.
When? Tuesdays, 6pm – 10pm
What’s on offer? AED 199 Four drinks of choice alongside a three course meal
Ladies night at Rock Bottom Cafe – Ramee Rose Hotel, Tecom
Can’t cope with Sundays? Feel like going a little wild on a weeknight? This is a for the brave ones who want something a little stronger than your average glass of fizz. Rock Bottom Cafe offers UNLIMITED bullfrogs on a Sunday night as well as music from a full six-piece international band and international DJs…Do you think you can handle it? Prepare for a major sore head in the morning after this one.
When? Sundays, 9pm – 1am
What’s on offer? Unlimited bullfrog cocktails (you know all those bottles behind the bar that look like they never get used? We guess most of them are used in the making of a bullfrog…not for the faint-hearted!
Ladies night at Nola – Cluster P, JLT
Ladies who like jazz are in for a treat at Nola; where their recently launched ladies night is bringing an authentic New Orleans experience to Dubai. Sit outside in the big-beautiful gazebo-style seating or inside surrounded by classic Southern decor. This is a hidden gem in JLT; the ambiance, the vintage decor and the super-friendly staff give this place a great vibe. Come here before word spreads and it’s overrun with people. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
When? Tuesday nights
What’s on offer? Four complimentary drinks, 50% off your food bill AND free coffee and beignets all day. (A beignet is a term deep-fried choux pastry sprinkled with icing sugar, totally sinful and totally delicious).
Queen Bee Ladies Night at Tribeca – JA Ocean View Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence
We fell in love with this hip eatery when it launched in Dubai last year, we particularly loved the laid back vibe; you can be munching and boozing on one side of the restaurant or catching a vintage flick on some uber-comfy couches on the other. The contemporary artwork is a reason in itself to visit, but if that’s not enough for you go for the organic wholesome food and, of course the ladies night!
When? Wednesdays, 8 pm – 12 am
What’s on offer? Two complimentary drinks on arrival OR four complimentary drinks with a dinner reservation. (and there’s 50% of all dinner reservations)
Model Tuesdays – VESNA Restaurant & Lounge, Conrad Hotel, Skeikh Zayed Road
This new concept on the ladies night circuit will delight in the fashionistas (and foodies among us). This weekly event will see a different model cook their favorite dish each week and then share the samples with Vesna’s guests. The new restaurant is synonymous with an Eastern culinary and cultural experience and was opened by model turned entrepreneur Alexandra Vovchenko…as long as the food isn’t served in model portions we will be happy out!
When? Tuesdays, 8pm-10pm
What’s on offer? Three complimentary drinks and samples cooked by the week’s model.
‘One for the Girls’ Ladies Night – McGettigan’s DWTC
Looking for a bit of craic? Then head to Dubai’s number one Irish bar for some traditional Irish fun. No formalities here, it’s a relaxed laid back affair with a few free drinks thrown in for good measure. To top it off there’s some fantastic live acoustic music by the talented Mike Ross, who manages to get most people out of their seats and onto the dance floor in no time.
When? Wednesdays, 8pm – 10pm
What’s on offer? 5 free drinks
Sugarcoated Ladies Night – Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
For the ultimate treat (cheat) night head to the funky poolside iKandy lounge. With live DJs playing an eclectic mix of current and classic tunes there are beats to get everyone in the mood. As well as some complimentary drinks, ladies can expect special candy treats at every table, candyfloss and even a sweet shop! We don’t care if we sound like six year olds, we can’t help but love this.
When? Mondays, 6pm – 12am
What’s on offer? Two complimentary drinks (and candies of course)