A! List Outdoor Clubs

It’s all about al fresco fun at these open-air havens...
Tuesday , 03 May 2011
360
360
Nasimi Beach
Nasimi Beach
The Rooftop
The Rooftop
Shades
Shades

360
Address:
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: 04 406 8744
Web:  www.jumeirah.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 5pm to 2am, Sunday to Thursday; 4pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday
Price Range: $$
When it comes to outdoor venues, few do it like 360. Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s winter-time hotspot is the coolest place to spend your evenings. A popular setting for sundowners, the trendy al fresco bar located in the middle of the sea at the tip of a pier offers unrivalled and uninterrupted panoramic views of the hotel, the Gulf and the stunning Burj Al Arab. Enjoy the fabulous vista while seated on comfortable beanbags and white leather sofas and enjoy the sounds of resident DJs and some of the world’s best spin-masters who frequent the bar each year. And when it comes to the crowd, 360 has one of the most stylish guest lists in town, so be sure to dress fashionably laid back, ready to groove all night.
FYI: Peaches Geldof once graced the decks at 360 for a live DJ set.

Nasimi Beach
Address:
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: 04 426 0000
Web:  www.atlantisthepalm.com
Dress code: Beach chic
Times: 12pm to 1am, daily
Price Range: $$
There are many reasons to love winter in Dubai. Cooler temperatures, fab concerts and perfect beach weather to name a few. And when it comes to beach parties, no venue does it quite like Nasimi Beach. The Atlantis nightspot has secured a special place in the heart of Dubai clubbers offering an unrivaled party experience. Set against the backdrop of the stunning hotel and overlooking the Gulf, few venues can boast views quite like this. World-class DJs and international music acts join resident DJs and musicians on stage each weekend giving the party-loving crowd a reason to celebrate every week. Chill out on the VIP beanbags, enjoy delicious snacks in the restaurant or head straight for the sandy dance floor to get your fill of grooving under the stars.
FYI: Nasimi has hosted some of the biggest music festivals in Dubai including Sandance, Soundwave and Chill Out Festival.

The Rooftop
Address:
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: 04 366 8888
Web:  www.jumeirah.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 9pm to 3am, daily
Price Range: $$
Set above one of the city’s most established and most loved clubs, The Rooftop Madinat offers a more chilled out vibe to the full-on club feel of Trilogy. Outdoors and overlooking the Madinat complex, the ultra trendy spot attracts an artsy, music forward crowd who come in droves with an eagerness to see some of the world’s top DJs. A short elevator ride up to the top and you find yourself at the narrow entrance of the venue lined on one side by a bar that curls around the corner and seating on either side, perfect for those keen to kick back and listen to the music without the chaos of the dance floor. Splash out and get a table in the VIP area by the DJ booth or simply go to let loose on the dance floor.
FYI: The Rooftop at Madinat Jumeirah has welcomed major DJs including Kruder and Dorfmeister and Afrika Bambaataa.

Shades
Address: The Address, Dubai Marina, Dubai 
Tel: 04 436 7777
Web: www.theaddress.com, dine.dubaimarina@theaddress.com
Dress code: Club chic
Times: 8pm to 1am (weekends until 2am)
Price Range: $$
Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, Shades overlooks the infinity pool offering stunning views of the Dubai Marina. It's the perfect setting for a stylish evening as you unwind after a hard day’s work. Soak in the atmosphere as you savour the mouthwatering array of tapas and à la carte offerings inspired by cuisines from the Mediterranean to the Far East. You've got to catch Shades' new resident DJ Enigma8's groovy take on the latest chartbusters from Tuesday through to Friday - the chilled-out music adds to the cool ambience!   
FYI: On Fridays and Saturdays (11am to 4pm), check out the all-you-can-eat barbeque (Dhs285) that includes a pitcher of a selected drink. Pay an additional Dhs100 and you get yourself pool access too!

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