Extreme evenings: Dubai´s most extravagant nightlife

Dubai Marina at night

Dubai is internationally renowned for its weird and wonderful attractions. From indoor skiing to underwater zoos, expect the unexpected in this sunny corner of the UAE. We've rounded up the city's most extreme nightlife experiences so you can plan an evening you won't forget. If you want to get ahead of the trends, Dubai is the right place to go. Home to some of the most decadent dining experiences, innovative spa treatments and out-there entertainment, this futuristic city is all about pushing boundaries. One of the best ways to experience the Dubai novelty factor is by touring its nightlife. Start with these hot spots - you'll need to call ahead.

For an evening of opulence: The Cavalli Club

Despite its three storeys of restaurant and lounge space, the Cavalli Club feels intimate and exclusive with its dark, hidden spaces and luxe interiors. Roberto Cavalli's influence is everywhere, from the dazzling Swarovski curtains and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling to the swathes of leopard and zebra print stretching across the plush booth seating and carpeted areas. Dishes like saffron risotto with osso buco from the modern Italian menu pair perfectly with the club's collection of fine Tuscan wines.

For panoramic views: Neos

By the time you reach Neos, you might not question the faux star-studded ceiling that greets you. You'll have a brief stopover on the 61st floor (a second elevator is necessary to ascend the two remaining storeys) before being greeted by bar staff in evening wear. Dress to match the art deco interiors, and book a table beside one of the floor-to-ceiling picture windows - looking down at the Dubai Fountain light show is particularly spectacular. Don't bother dining here - just get your fill of the views while sipping on Imperial Blackberry cocktails.

Dubai Fountain light show at night

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Psst! Want to keep the stunning views going? How about uninterrupted views of the Burj Khalifa? Check out the view below captured right from the rooftops of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront!

Burj Khalifa View from the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront

To discover the city's greatest party: People

This is literally a place to see and be seen - People is enclosed by a glass pyramid looking out over the city. You'll feel like a celebrity surrounded by high-tech lights and scaffolding, rubbing shoulders with Dubai's trendiest party-goers. Dance the night away - this is strictly a clubbing venue, with iconic DJs on the decks till late. Leave a little early to avoid the rush for the door. And don't forget to stop by Dreamworks Spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront for some extra primping expertise - or to help your weary toes recover from a long night of dancing.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront lobby

For a bold night out: Cirque Le Soir

Cirque Le Soir treats visitors to a night of performance art, with acts by contortionists, stilt-walkers, fire-eaters and acrobatic fairies. It's no wonder this is one of Dubai's most talked-about venues with eclectic musical performances by international DJs and icons like Rick Ross. Expect to be mesmerized by jugglers and burlesque dancers amid the red curtains, show lights and plush upholstery.

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