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Abu Dhabi, UAE » Entertainment » Nightlife

Whilst Abu Dhabi is not a big party capital, it is still one of the major tourist destinations in the Middle East. Like Dubai, it offers the most extravagant atmosphere with soaring skyscrapers and great entertainment. The capital consists of many great nightclubs, pubs and bars so if you prefer a more chilled and less chaotic night out, then Abu Dhabi is a right choice for you.



The AMPM is a very famous bar in Abu Dhabi, located at the Intercontinental hotel. Just a mile away from Marina hall, this English style bar is a great place to have a drink. The bar opens at 5:00 p.m. and closes around 2:00 a.m. The mouth – watering delicacies are accompanied by live music. This is probably the most happening place in Abu Dhabi, which is also very popular amongst the youth.

Address: InterContinental hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 666 6888


Captain's Arms

The bar is located in the famous Le Meridian Hotel, which also has a very popular nightclub called Al Birkeh. Situated in the vicinity of major tourist attractions of Abu Dhabi like Abu Dhabi Mall and Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, Captain's Arms is famous for its service and atmosphere. It is also popular with expatriates who enjoy cheap drinks during happy hours.

Address: Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 644 6666



Chequers is an in-house bar and nightclub in Al Diar Sands Hotel. It is the place for a sizzling night in Abu Dhabi. Dance to the rocking music or just enjoy exquisite wines in a wonderfully decorated bar.

Address: Al Diar Sands Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 615 6666


The Colosseum

The Colosseum is one of the famous Abu Dhabi’s hotspots, with a young multicultural crowd. It is a place where you can listen and dance to all the latest hits, which are played out by a regular DJ. It is a Roman style nightclub where ladies usually get in free and drinks are reasonably priced.

Address: Abu Dhabi Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 644 0300


Havana Club

Located in the luxurious Emirates Palace, this bar/club offers the same standard of exclusiveness. The bar area is a lot livelier, as it is usually filled with a younger crowd, but at the edges of the venue there are comfortable leather armchairs where the older generation can unwind in, whilst enjoying a vintage brandy or even perhaps a fine Cuban cigar.

Address: Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 02 690 9000


Jazz Bar

This place is more popular with the sophisticated drinkers who can afford to pay a little more for a classier atmosphere. The live band is one of the best in the city. The venue can get very busy and you cannot pre book tables so if you do not want to get disappointed arrive little early.

Address: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 681 1900


Rock Bottom Café

This is a popular venue, which is open daily at noon and closes at 2:30 a.m. It is quite lively and entertaining so certainly attracts those who are looking for a place to party at around midnight. The bar switches its music to and from a live band, and a DJ keeps the crowd on the dance floor.

Address: Al Diar Capital Hotel, Meena St, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 678 7700


Sax Restaurant Club

This is a cosy place with its low-lit atmosphere. It is perhaps a good place to take a loved one, where you can enjoy a meal with live music. Later in the evening it becomes the Sax club, which attracts more upmarket clientele.

Address: Le Royal Meridien Hotel,Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 674 2020



Located at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Resort & Towers on Corniche road, the pub inside offers a TV screen to enjoy sports matches. This English style bar is famous for its live music. The place gets full with a mature multi-cultural crowd on Thursdays and weekends.

Address: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Resort & Towers,Corniche Rd W, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 677 3333



Not only a great restaurant, but 49er's transforms into a decent bar in the evening. Situated in Al Diar Dana Hotel, this American themed bar is the only Wild West club in Abu Dhabi. The place gets usually full as soon as it opens. The club features a regular DJ and the dance floor gets crowded with youths.

Address: Al Diar Dana Hotel,Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 645 6000

Some of the best nightlife spots in Abu Dhabi


Le Gauloises Club
Address: Le Meridien Hotel,Al Meena, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 644 6666


Trader Vic’s ( Visit Site )
Address: Beach Rotana,Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 697 9115


Black Pearl
Address: Al Raha Beach Hotel,Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 508 0492

Address: Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 621 0000


P.J. O’Reilly
Address: Le Royal Méridien Khalifa Bin Zayed S, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 674 2020