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Updated by Andrew Pereira on Sep 15, 2015
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Top Bars and Clubs for Tourists in Abu Dhabi - Top Night Clubs and Drinking Holes in Abu Dhabi

As a cosmopolitan Middle Eastern city Abu Dhabi is home to some of the trendiest bar and clubs in the region. From swanky hotspots to mid range staples here are the city's favourite night spots.


Jazz Bar

Tipped to be one of Abu Dhabi's best bars for mid range spenders the Jazz Bar is a laid back drinking hole with a reputation as somewhat of a hub for local musicians and bands. With the top bands in the city churning out house tunes throughout the night the relaxed and trendy atmosphere of this well-regarded bar is enhanced by its spacious interiors with massive seating areas perfect for groups. Reservations can guarantee a table or couch as it were at the venue although it is not a must. A wide range of delectable drinks and cocktails makes it a hit with locals as well as tourists looking for a memorable night out.



Located in the Emirates Palace Etoiles is a one of a kind nightclub in Abu Dhabi that is tipped to be one of the city's most exclusive dance clubs and party centrals. Drawing the city's young and wealthy to its eclectic dance floor come night time the high end club is for high rolling tourists with the means to shell out some serious capital for an unforgettable night on the town. Oozing cosmopolitan sophistication and class the chic interiors and luxurious feel of Etoiles sets it apart as the place to be on a Saturday night. With pulsating music blasting through the night the venue is the club to beat when it comes to sheer atmosphere and decadence.


Captain's Arms

Perfect for travellers on a budget in search of a cosy drinking hole to wind up a day of sightseeing the Captain's Arms is a no frills institution that resembles London's pubs with its traditional English interiors and attitude to bar keeping. Warm and friendly the conventional British bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating to its no-nonsense clientele in search of great snacks and fantastic beers/ cocktails. Ideal for groups tourists can enjoy a fun night out on the town in this charming pub occupying the Tourist Club region in the centre of the city.



Another haunt for traditionalists in search of homely pubs Coopers is another down to earth bar in Abu Dhabi that is worthy of its popularity among locals as well as expats. Open till the wee hours of the morning the bar serves a wide range of old time favourites at affordable rates. Often compared to the experience of enjoying a drink with a couple of friends at home, the warm and cosy interiors of this bar and its London high street flair makes it a hotspot for expatriates from around the world.


Eight Bar & Restaurant

Occupying pride of place at the Souk Qaryat Al Beri the Eight Bar & Restaurant is another hotspot for the rich and famous partygoers of Abu Dhabi. As an exclusive venue with a reputation as the locale of choice for A-list clients this resplendent drinking hole cum restaurant offers night revellers a world class bar and a fine dining experience all in one location.



Looking over the spectacular Yas Marine Circuit Rush is another mid-level dance hall that continues to enchant partygoers local and foreign with its unique selection of DJs and themes. Those based in Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort which is home to some of the best restaurants in Sir Bani Yas Island will be within close range of the club due to the resort's location.