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For the traveler that loves to experience nightlife in different cultures, finding the best spots for music, drinks, and entertainment is important. Sometimes, a search on Google isn’t enough to know what clubs or lounges will pop. And although the world loves to turn up to “Urban music”, finding parties that appeal to the hip hop & R&B lovers can be extremely difficult for globetrotters. Check out my top 5 Dubai clubs for black travelers who love nightlife.


VII, located in the Conrad hotel in Dubai, is an artistic club/lounge that has hip hop and R&B on Monday’s and Thursday’s.
Featuring some of the best DJs from the UAE you can always count on the music to be on point. You can actually experience two Dj’s if you visit. One in the club and one in the lounge (where you can order food). This club made my faves list for its cute decor. You can party the night away AND grab some insta worth pics. This club stays open super late for those night owls that like to catch the sunrise after a night out.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Operating Times: 10:00pm to 6:00am

Ladies Night: Tuesday & Friday


Drai’s, an open-air night club, is unquestionably a spot you should visit if you love to dance the night away. Offering a weekly ladies’ nights which gives ladies free entrance and drinks. Drai’s often has big artist that come to perform as well as some of the hottest DJ’s that keep the vibes going all night. You can find Drai’s tucked away near the Meydan Racecourse in the North of Dubai.

Dress Code: Smart Casuals, Elegant, and Modern!

Operating Times: 10:00pm to 4:00am

Ladies Night: Sunday & Friday


Club White, another open-air club concept, is also located near the Meydan Racecourse in North Dubai, offers one of the best hip hop and R&B nights in the city. Club White has made nightlife history in Dubai as the first high-tech outdoor rooftop clubs. If you visit White you will experience cirque du soleil type dance performances and musical acts from some of the biggest international artist. Club White has hip hop nights on Saturday nights.

Dress Code: Dressy

Operating Times: 10:00pm to 4:00am

Ladies Night: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


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One of my first club experiences in Dubai, Sensation holds a special spot in my heart. Sensation is an award-winning club & has been named as the best night in the heart of Sheikh Zayed Road. Spinning the hottest music for afrobeats and hip hop lovers on Monday & Friday, Sensation gets packed with a crowd every night. So be sure to arrive early, dress the part and get ready for a night to remember.

Dress Code: No white tees, no tank tops, no baggy wear, no excessive stained or patterned clothing, no flip flops, no backpacks, no offensive or novelty graphics, no hoodies, no flat brim hats, no work boots, no athletic apparel, no excessive or large jewelry, and appearance must be a well-groomed presence.

Operating Times: 10:00pm to 3:00am

Ladies Night: Saturday


Located in the Dubai Design District, Base Dubai is a fairly new club in Dubai that also offers the open-air concept. Base offers a fun & unique experience raising the bar on the nightlife scene. Much more than a traditional nightlife venue, Base host some of the worldโ€™s top artists; paired with world-class shows and production. Thursday’s are focused on the best R&B and urban hits.

Dress Code: Base has a pretty casual dress code but if you want to guarantee getting in, it will be much better to dress nicely. Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc).
Operating Times: 10:00pm to 4:00am

Ladies Night: Thursday


Tia’s Take

These 5 clubs are my go to’s when I’m in Dubai and looking for a good time and music that I love. Each club on my list is a repeat offender and one I would go back to time and time again. If you are in Dubai, check out the nightlife and let me know what you think.

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Until next time,