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Hi this is Kish here talking about the awesome Dubai entertainment options!

Dubai is one of the most happening cities in the world today.

Dubai is also often referred to as the City of Gold, Festival City, and the Shopping Capital of the Middle East.

Dubai has dramatically transformed ever since I moved there in 1994.

As far as Dubai entertainment is concerned, Dubai City can easily be compared to cities like New York, London, Paris, etc. In fact, you will find everything that all these different cities have to offer in one hot spot location; you got it right- Dubai! Read my top things to do in Dubai list here.

One of my best experiences in Dubai as a resident or a tourist is the Arabian Adventures Desert Safari, which consists of everything from dune bashing in Dubai and camel rides to barbeque in the desert and belly dancing.

Some of the other attractions of Dubai include the various parks in Dubai, shopping malls, Dubai nightlife and restaurants.

And if you don’t have time to go to so many places in one trip, no worries. One visit to the Mall of the Emirates (MOE) will give you a taste of what Dubai has to offer.

Currently the largest mall in the Middle East, MOE (as the general public would call it) consists of about 2,400,000 sq feet of shopping space, gaming area, movie theatres, art gallery, and mouth watering cuisines from all around the world. Its biggest claim to fame is the indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai.

Dubai Festival City, known as the World Class Waterfront Lifestyle Resort is another not to be missed destination. It consists of shopping, dining, entertainment, homes, schools, hotels, and offices in one place. This sub area of Dubai City gives a good microcosm of what Dubai entertainment is all about!

Spread along the Dubai creek, it gives a feel of the river walk in San Antonio (hey I live in Texas now!), only a much cleaner and nicer version. And then there is the ever popular Dubai Gold Market or Souk. Souk means a traditional market in Arabic.





Set in the heart of eastern Dubai’s commercial business district Deira, this souk literally has gold everywhere. There are narrow lanes (like the alleys in Manhattan, but less scary), streets and buildings full of gold and diamonds in this area and people from all over the world trade almost exclusively in jewelry.

The souk has a lot to offer such as earrings, bracelets, pendants, rings, and necklaces. Just a fast fact- at any given time, over 25 tones of gold is show cased at the Gold Souk.

Moving on to Dubai’s night life, little did I know that there is so much in Dubai. After all, I was only 17 when I moved out- not quite the partying age!

Although, thanks to my frequent trips back to the city, I have come to discover that the bars in Dubai can be easily compared to hot and happening cities like Manhattan, Vegas, and Miami.

Bars and clubs easily stay open till 3 am and are situated all around the city in big touristy hotels. Big name DJ’s are quite common in Dubai and dress codes are generally relaxed, although some do not allow jeans, sandals, or trainers. Dubai nightlife is a big piece of the complete Dubai entertainment package!

For a more mellow night out, you can chill at a coffee shop by the waterfront and smoke a smooth flavored tobacco from a shisha (hookah) pipe. Most coffee shops and restaurants stay open till midnight or later, especially on the weekends. Or you can always kick back home and entertain yourself with great Dubai TV viewing.

Last but certainly not least, Dubai restaurants consist of flavors from all around the world. From road side shawarmas (Middle Eastern style sandwich) and cocktail juices, to scrumptious meals in fascinating hotels, no food junky can leave this city disappointed. If you love food, Dubai City is the place for you!

I can vouch for this from personal experience since I love to eat! Whether it’s midnight or late afternoon, you will definitely find a place open to satisfy your taste buds.

Again, this is only a little taste of what this exotic city contains. You can read all about restaurants in Dubai in this section.








Things to do in Dubai

There are so many things to do in Dubai and that can be overwhelming. Check out a brief synopsis of each as well as my (Kish) personal recommendations for you.

Dubai Festivals

Festivals in Dubai are known to attract thousands of visitors every year and generate over $1 billion in revenues. Learn about the different festivals and how they have become an annual part of Dubai entertainment.

Attractions of Dubai

The attractions of Dubai are as varied as the tourists that come to visit so get out your walking shoes and enjoy all of Dubai you can! Learn about all your options in this section.

Amusement Parks in Dubai

You will find the best amusement parks in Dubai. Read about what the city has to offer and what is in the works. Make sure you take advantage of these on your visit.

Dubai Parks

From the natural parks to the amusement parks it is worth noting what the best Dubai parks really have to offer for your Dubai entertainment.

Dubai Attractions

Check out the various Dubai attractions in this section. There are beaches, parks, shopping malls and so much more that make up the Dubai entertainment scene.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai will give you winter all year long in the middle of the desert. Find out about this amazing project and how much fun you can have. Be careful however, it is certainly not perfect (yet).

Parks in Dubai

Parks in Dubai are largely fun. You can learn where they are as well as how the operate in this discussion. It?s important to have some background on how Dubai parks work to make the most out of your experience.

Dubai TV

Dubai TV has become as varied today as it is around the world. Not only do you have all the local channels, but you also have access to the rest of the world?s television channels. Learn more about it here.

Bars in Dubai

There are a ton of bars in Dubai. Whether you want to get loud and crazy or have an intimate relaxing evening with your significant other, there is a place for everyone. Know the rules however before you head out for night-time Dubai entertainment.

Dune Bashing in Dubai

Dune bashing in Dubai is one of the most exciting and adrenaline pumping activities you can do in Dubai city. Learn more about what it is here, how to do it, where to sign up and how much it would cost you to go.

The Dubai Nightlife

Dubai entertainment options at night are 'happening' on most days. There is a considerably large choice of bars and nightclubs in Dubai, many of which you can enjoy till 3am in the morning.

Bars and Nightclubs in Dubai

Bars and nightclubs are rocking in Dubai. Though this city is still deep-rooted in its traditions and so the nightlife is strictly governed by the local laws. Learn what you must know here.

Beaches in Dubai

Beaches in Dubai are absolutely beautiful. Read about some of the popular ones and what they have to offer to you. Dubai beaches are perfect if you want to get into water sports like skiing and surfing.

The Most Popular Dubai Beach

Learn about the most popular Dubai beach, what it has to offer and when is the best time to go. Read about the views, the water and the activities that take place in the beach area.

Dubai Dating

Dubai dating goes on with the aid of various hang outs, dating agencies, etc. The variety in the nationalities had given rise to a unique way of life in Dubai, which skillfully integrates the tradition and modern outlook.

Dubai Loves Western Music

The music in the Dubai entertainment scene is far from traditional. I mean it has to be. With the majority immigrant population in the Emirate increasingly coming from Europe and North America, Dubai has to adapt to the taste of its residents in order to keep them happy and entertained.

Nightclubs in Dubai

Nightclubs in Dubai will show you what true night time fun is all about. Find out where to go and how much you have to pay to get in. There are still a few left with no cover charge.

Prostitution in Dubai

Prostitution in Dubai is as common as gelato in Rome. How can such be true in a traditional Islamic city-state? Find out the truth in this discussion.

Skydiving in Dubai

Skydiving in Dubai has got to be one of my best experiences there. It is such an adrenaline rush freefalling from thousands of feet all while seeing The City of high rises and man-made wonders.

List of Nightclubs in Dubai

Here is Kish and my favorite list of nightclubs in Dubai you should go to. The list contains nightclubs, bars and lounges to ensure your complete Dubai entertainment experience at night.

List of Dubai Cinemas

Wondering which movie theater you should go to while in Dubai City? Choose from one of these top Dubai cinemas.

Top 7 Things to do in Dubai

Enjoy this list of top 7 things to do in Dubai. The list includes the Dubai malls, the Big Bus Tour, Burj al Arab and few others.

Prostitutes in Dubai

Prostitution in Dubai is no secret. There are a ton of prostitutes in Dubai. This is a list of where to spot prostitutes in Dubai (Cyclone Club, ahem) along with a brief discussion on the subject matter.

Indoor Activities in Dubai

Dubai entertainment indoors! A short list of Kish and my favorite indoor activities in Dubai. Not everyday is a sunny day in the desert, and other days are just way too sunny. Enjoy these activities all year.

Dubai Nightlife - Hot Spots

The Dubai nightlife is second to none, you already knew that. But do you know the best places to go to make the most of your night out in town? Check it out in this discussion.

List of Popular Dubai Nightclubs

Dubai nightlife is one of the best. This is a list of our favorite Dubai nightclubs. Learn about them to ensure you enjoy your party experience while in Dubai.

More on Dubai Nightclubs

Dubai is known as a vibrant and exciting city - Dubai nightclubs are no exception. You will never run out of things to do in this city so find out what to expect in the bars and clubs in Dubai.

Dubai Nightlife for Women

When you want to party in Dubai it's almost similar to partying in different parts of the world where you have the chance to meet women and other people. Dubai entertainment and nightlife for women though has its similarities and major differences that you need to learn so that you don't get in trouble.

Dubai Tour

Find out how to plan and book your Dubai entertainment tour, and some of the attractions that you shouldn?t miss. Check out the sites that makes the tourism in Dubai skyrocket year after year.

Skiing in Dubai

Are you tired of the hot, scorching sun? Then go skiing in Dubai. The Dubai Ski Resort offers a lot of fun snow activities for everyone - skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. Skiing in the desert is now made possible in Dubai.

Dubai TV Guide

The Dubai TV guide helps a lot of people find out what shows are on television. This is a booklet containing a listing of cable and satellite channels (and shows) so that you get access to shows in advance so you don?t miss out on them.

Clubs in Dubai

Clubs in Dubai are becoming world class with the city fast developing to suit the demands of the rest of the world. There are many different kinds of club that cater to different kinds of lifestyles and age brackets where anyone can be sure to have fun and enjoy the night away.

Outdoor Activities in Dubai

A list of some of the most popular outdoor activities in Dubai.

Sightseeing in Dubai

Enjoy sightseeng in Dubai whether day or night. There is tons to do and we guarantee you that there will never be a dull moment.

The Beautiful Dubai Islands

Man made wonders of the world. The Dubai islands are a must see experience.

Shopping in Dubai

Shop till you drop in one of Dubai's umpteen malls. This place is drowning with luxury shopping.

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