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Looking for the cool places to hang out in Dubai?
Are you wondering where to go in Dubai? No sweat – the social team at KRUZIN has you covered. We keep our finger on the pulse of cool places to hang out in Dubai and are always happy to share our knowledge with hardworking Kruzers who are looking to blow off some steam.
Hang with the gilrs at Q43
Q43 is a must for all fashion-forward females looking for an entertaining ladies’ night out. The venue is strikingly beautiful and boasts separate lunch, dining and lounge areas, which mean you can start the night with a delicious meal and then move on to the social side of things without the need to transfer to a second location. Additionally, their food and beverages are surprisingly well priced, so a night out on the town doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Get your alternative music fix at The Analog Room
Ever since it first opened its doors in 2013, The Analog Room has continued to have a big impact on the underground music scene throughout Dubai. This regular Thursday night event features innovative electronic music by a host of interesting international acts. Their resident line-up is similarly impressive and includes the likes of Shemroon, Soho, Evan Baggs and ALEXKID. Other alternative music venues to check out include Dust and GlobalFunk.
Enjoy a date night at Coya
Coya was recently awarded the 2016 title of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by Time Out Dubai, and with good reason – this delightful eatery serves Latin American fare with a Peruvian theme. But it’s not only the food that has Dubai diners abuzz, the restaurant is also known for its incredible service and intimate ambience, which makes it the ideal destination for a long overdue date night. Other restaurants that come highly recommended include Play Restaurant & Lounge for fine dining, and The Hide if you prefer something a little more casual.
Indulge your artistic whims at Mottahedan Projects
Mottahedan Projects is by far one of the most inspiring art galleries throughout Dubai and the greater UAE. This captivating artistic destination first opened its doors in 2011 and has continued to grow in popularity and reputation ever since. The brainchild of devoted art collector Mohammed Mottahedan, Mottahedan Projects draws the UAE’s most innovative artists due to its practice of guaranteeing that all exhibited works will be purchased. It is this unprecedented incentive programme that ensures that the best and brightest works appear on the wall. If you wish to explore the UAE art scene further, we recommend that you schedule a visit to ARTSPACE and Cuadro Fine Art Gallery.
Chase celluloid dreams at the Grand Metroplex
When the weather gets particularly hot, there is nothing quite like heading into the cool, dark world of a good cinema. Recently rated one of the top ten cinemas in Dubai, the Grand Metroplex is located at the Metropolitan Hotel. What sets it apart from the rest is its incredibly comfortable seats, relatively small screening rooms and the fact that you can order a hotdog that comes on a real china plate. If you’re in the mood for an art house experience, we recommend that you try The Picturehouse at Reel Cinemas, Dubai Mall. Here you’ll find the niche indie titles that don’t make it to the main screens.
A bird’s eye view at above
Dubai is one of those enigmatic cities of which you can only truly grasp the brilliance and ingenuity if you view if from above. It it’s an eyeful of breath-taking cityscape you’re after, we highly recommend a visit to Above, one of the city’s most popular rooftop bars. Located in the brand new Sofitel Dubai Downtown building, this relative newcomer on the rooftop bar scene boasts unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa, as well as an excellent menu and innovative drinks list.
This are just a small selection of the many amazing leisure destinations dotted throughout the bustling metropolis of Dubai; there are plenty more where this came from, so be sure to keep an eye out for our follow-up recommendations. Do you feel that we’ve left out one of Dubai’s hottest entertainment venues? Please get in touch in the comment section – we always love to hear from trendy UAE locals and would really appreciate your input!
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