Dubai: With winter setting off in Dubai and as humidity drops to give way for beautiful outdoor weather, several new venues are opening up for dining, entertainment and other indoor and outdoor experiences. Here are some of the most anticipated openings this season, along with some recently opened spots to try.
The world’s largest floating nightclub
Float Dubai will be the world’s largest floating nightclub when it opens this October. Located at Port Rashid, the venue is set to feature an exclusive, private outdoor club that can comfortably host a thousand guests, on the highest deck of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a fusion of past, present and the future, embodying the old-school energy of nightlife. Once launched, it will be open from Thursdays through to Saturday, from 10pm to 3am with free entry.
Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah
The larger-than-life extension of the existing Soho Garden location in Meydan is set to give Dubai residents and tourists a place to indulge in entertainment, clubbing, lounging, and dining all in one unique destination. While the opening date has not been announced yet, Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah will located on the rooftop of the newly opened Nakheel Mall. The location and the much-loved Soho Garden vibes could mean that this venue will soon become a crowd favourite.
Spain in Dubai with Hola Rooftop
With an overall azure theme and promising incredible views of the Meydan racetrack with a trip to the Spanish islands and back, Hola is a new rooftop bar that has now opened in Dubai. Located on the 8th floor of the Meydan Hotel, the Instagram page of pictures from the venue are dreamy and captivating. The venue design and food are reportedly inspired by Ibiza, Formentera, and Mallorca.
In to the night with Noir
Located in Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Noir Cocktail Lounge & Bar has re-opened its doors to visitors. The venue is known for its sprawling lounge, VIP room and outdoor terrace with beautiful panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline. The food offered is a menu of Latin origin with an Asian twist – which includes delicious hot and cold dishes, including the classic red snapper ceviche, wagyu beef tataki, juicy lamb chops, watermelon carpaccio and more.
Mercury Lounge returns
Offering guests a taste of charming Sicily, this rooftop venue at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach opened up in September. Everything Sicily is what you get here, from a candy-red Vespa to a vibrant winged mural. The venue is very Instagrammable with Mercury Lounge’s signature floral arch framing Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline.
Level 43 Sky Lounge reopening
Just in time for the cooler weather, Level 43 Sky Lounge located at Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road has re-opened for the season. Lounging in this outdoor space is your best way to enjoy beautiful views of Dubai and glittering Sheikh Zayed Road.
Ultimate fine dining and entertainment at Nova
The newly opened Nova Bar and Lounge in the Address Dubai Marina promises “sensory experience giving the ultimate in gourmet cuisine and entertainment.” From acrobatics and dance to musical nights, here the entertainment is just as important as the food.
Lazy days and starry nights at Ula Dubai
Promising beautiful lazy sunny days and dancing under the stars on the beach, Ula Dubai is set to open soon. Located at the Royal Hideaway, Dukes The Palm, the venue is expected to be a great place to kick back and relax for couples, friends and families.