Whether you’re looking for a Tuesday night out on the tiles or a laid back Sunday with the girls, here are five of our favourite ladies nights to see you through this evening – and the rest of the week.
The Deal: Three free selected cocktails, Tuesdays from 8 ‘till 11pm.
The Vibe: The chilled atmosphere (pun intended) is a fabulous contrast to the heat of the summer. Entering Après Restaurant and Bar creates the feel of a ski chalet in Switzerland.
The Venue: Conveniently located in Mall of the Emirates, it’s the perfect hangout after a days shopping. The venue overlooks the ski slopes making for a great view.
What to Wear: Being in a shopping mall, your LBD and Loubies would look out of place. Instead don your chic boyfriend jeans and a pair of classic stilettos to give a hint of glamour to this smart-casual venue.
The Extras: Après is first and foremost a restaurant, so of course the quality of food is high. We would recommend sharing the traditional fondue to complete the ski lodge feel of this cool, cool venue.
The Details: Mall of the Emirates | (04) 341 2575 | Website
The Deal: Unlimited bubbles, Tuesdays from 7pm ’till 11pm.
The Vibe: The relaxed wine bar is the perfect way to start your evening with the girls. If you’re looking to chill and chat, Oeno will suit you perfectly with a glass of bubbly to top it off. With comfy sofa style seating of the upper lever, a bar down below, or tables for those having food, there’s something to suit every evening. The usual wine bar food is available such as cheeses and meats, or if your want something bigger the tapas is perfect for sharing with friends.
The Venue: The walls are lined with wine bottles giving Oeno the feel of a well polished wine bar in the city, with the beautiful sea view to boot.
What to Wear: Oeno is smart yet low key, so you can wear you cocktail dress and stillettos or something slightly more casual
The Extras: If you are a wine fanatic Oeno features its own anteroom for you to partake in a guided wine tasting.
The Details: The Westin, Dubai Marina | (04) 511 7136 | Website
Club Boudoir Dubai
The Deal: Free-Flowing drinks (type of drink is subject to day of the week).
The Vibe: Every day of the week is Ladies night in Club Boudoir Dubai. This extravagant club has been named one of the best in the world and it’s not hard to see why. The ceiling is draped with swathes of velvet and the bar is dramatically lit. Music booms through the club and people nibble at shared platters in booths.
The Venue: There’s an air of 1920s mystery that makes you half expect to see Mr Gatsby ordering at the bar. The large crystal chandelier hanging over the center of the dance floor glitters as people get in the party mood.
The Clientele: Dress to impress.
The Details: Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah | (04) 3455995 | Website
XL Beach Club
The Deal: Two complimentary cocktails or sparkling, Tuesdays.
The Vibe: This all-white outdoor venue is abuzz with Dubai’s social elite. The popular beach club hosts one of the most popular ladies nights in the UAE, where you can choose to take a dip in the pool or simply chat on the poolside seating areas.
The Venue: You can easily transition from day to night at this venue because the party never ends. There is a beach party all day and then the beach club is transformed in the evening into the raving night venue, with shisha being served all evening.
What to Wear: You can attend this evening in your beach bunny romper and a pair of stilettos if you attended during the day, or a cocktail dress if you want to glam things up a little in the evening.
The Extras: There is the promise of extra entertainment on the night, which can range from acrobatics to go-go dancers. One thing is for sure – these events are never going to be boring.
The Details: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa | 056 640 6161 | Website
The Deal: Three free selected beverages, Sundays.
The Vibe: This recently refurbished Mexican restaurant should kick off your week with some spice at Senorita Sundays. It’s all about the laidback Latino vibe with complementary canapés and comfy seating.
The Venue: A dazzling view of Dubai can be seen from the comfortable terrace, or perch yourself at the roof top bar and sip on your complimentary cocktail.
What to Wear: The smart décor screams for your Chanel trouser suit and a pair of classic stilettos. As long as you look polished (and not club-ready) you’ll fit right in.
The Extras: Dj Alexi, plays his tracks all evening at Maya to create a Latino atmosphere to compliment your Mexican cuisine.
The Details: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa | (04) 399 5555 | Website
Words: Annabel Morris
Image: Emirates Woman, October 2011