Dubai is a city that never sleeps. Full of flickering lights, aromatic smells, and people strolling the streets at any time of the day. We’ve chosen the most popular places to visit in Dubai at night, where you can feel safe and feel the magic of Arabic night. We are confident that with our little guide you will successfully plan in advance what to do in Dubai during your trip.
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Among the best places to visit in Dubai at night, Burj Khalifa is a Dubai must-see. Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world and the most recognizable point in Dubai. The building is impressive both during the day and by night. You can enjoy its beauty for free admiring the tower from the outside or witness panoramic view over Dubai from the observation deck.
Enjoy the fantastic view from the 124th and 125th floor of the tallest building of the world from 149 AED or go even higher and add personalized tour on level 148th for 378 AED. Click here for more details.
Watch the world’s largest performing fountains. You can enjoy it for free, enter the inflatable boardwalk situated in the fountain pool area and enjoy the show for 20 AED or set sail on the traditional Abra ride for 68.25 AED. Evening shows are performed every 30 minutes, from 6 pm to 11 pm.
Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in the world. There are many things to do in the Dubai Mall, apart from shopping and dining, also in the evenings.
Visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and discover the wonders of marine life. There are over 33,000 specimens of marine animals, including 400 sharks.
Location: 2nd floor of Dubai Mall
Opening hours: 10 am – 12 am (last admission at 11:30 pm)
Entry fee: 100 AED
How about ice skating? Dubai Ice Rink gives the possibility of not only gliding along the ice but also offers lessons for beginners and those who want to recall the basics of ice skating. You can also join the evening disco sessions at the ice rink.
Location: Ground floor of Dubai Mall
Opening hours: 10 am – 12 am (weekdays) / 1am (weekends)
Believe us or not, but before our first stay in Dubai, we didn’t spend much time researching. We were randomly choosing places to visit, so we were more than surprised when during our stroll in the Mall of the Emirates we saw snow! We don’t know if anything else may surprise us in Dubai, but the contrast of the desert landscape and the people enjoying skiing down the slope is enormous. Apart from skiing, you can meet and greet Snow Penguins.
Location: Mall of the Emirates
Opening hours: 9 am – 12 am (Friday-Saturday) / 10 am – 12 am (Sunday – Thursday)
Entry fee: there are various packages and ticket options; the prices start from 120 AED. Click here for more information.
Dubai Marina is one of the most vibrant places in the city and one of the most popular Dubai tourist places. As in most places to visit in Dubai at night, also here you can do some shopping and relax at the cafes and cozy restaurants.
During the evening stroll, you can admire the luxury yachts at the marina and skyscrapers shimmering with thousands of lights. When walking through the Dubai Marina walk, have a look at various handicraft stands. It is an excellent place to find some unique souvenirs from Dubai. From the terrace on the 35th floor, in the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, you can watch the most beautiful sunset in Dubai.
La Mer is a coastal district of Dubai. It is an ideal place to include in your Dubai itinerary, and also for evening shopping and romantic dinner on the seafront surrounded by palm trees. La Mer is located between Pearl Jumeira and Jumeira Bay. Apart from the small beach and various relaxation zones, there are many charming cafes, restaurants offering different cuisines of the world, and the brand new Laguna water park.
Entrance to the beach is free of charge.
Dubai Desert Safari
There are various Dubai Desert night safari offers that will take you back in time and give you the possibility to experience an unforgettable evening in the desert. Usual tour packages include a 4WD ride through san dunes, riding a camel, sheesha tasting or hand painting with henna. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet the Bedouins and enjoy a barbeque dinner with various types of local food. In our opinion, this is one of the most unique things to do in Dubai.
The Dubai Frame was opened in 2018 and, like many Dubai attractions, is the largest in the world. Standing on the glass bridge, visitors can admire all the city districts from a height of 150 meters. Once there is easy to notice that the northern part of the city is more traditional, and the southern one is modern and never sleeps. Dubai Frame makes the biggest impression after dark so make sure that you add it to your list of things to do in Dubai at night.
Location: Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track
Opening hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Entry fee: 50 AED adults
Dubai Garden Glow
Blinking lights and colorful illuminations create a fairy-tale atmosphere and, indeed, lighting from over 10,000 energy-saving light bulbs is the biggest attraction here. Sculptures in the garden were built of used plastic bottles, porcelain or light bulbs. The purpose of using recycled materials is to educate visitors on how to reduce carbon dioxide production and care for the environment. This is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Dubai.
Location: Zabeel Park, Gate No- 6 & 7 Area – B
Opening hours: 4 pm – 11 pm
Entry fee: 60 AED
Gold Souk and Spice Souk
These are our two favorite Dubai tourist attractions, worth visiting both during the day and at night. Take a walk amongst the colorful and aromatic stalls in the Spice Souk and have a chat with the vendors who have extensive knowledge about spices and can answer all your questions. Delight your eyes with shimmering gold in the Gold Souk. If you decide to buy something, don’t forget to bargain!
Gold Souk 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
Spice Souk 10 am – 10 pm