Location: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: 056 115 4507
Times: 10.30pm-3am Mon-Tue and Thu-Fri
Price: House grape from Dhs59 per glass
With a sister club in the UK, Cirque Le Soir has ignited the circus-themed craze in Dubai since it launched in 2011, and night owls heading here should be prepared to see some serious theatrics. The long underground club lies at the bottom of a sweeping staircase, draped in velvet curtains and oozing decadence.
While the bar is shaped like a circus tent, clowns, dwarves and jugglers dance on podiums or encase themselves in large glass boxes.
Resident DJs are guaranteed to get you moving, with Ahlan! columnist and Virgin Radio host Kris Fade having graced the decks here too. The club is a magnet for celebs in town, with singer Nicole Scherzinger and footballer Robin van Persie having visited.
The highlight of Cirque Le Soir, however, has to be the spectacular show performed down the middle of the dancefloor by the entire circus troupe at the end of the night.