Going out in Dubai is certainly glamourous but it can leave you completely broke. Luckily, if you’re a woman, you can score freebies and awesome deals almost any night of the week! Ladies’ nights are a Dubai nightlife staple. Clubs and bars usually have one night per week when they offer women free or unlimited drinks. A newer addition, ladies’ days, is a perfect option for those who prefer to chill by the pool than party… or need a hangover cure of extra vitamin D. There are dozens of deals out there and making a choice might seem dauting but don’t worry. I picked 10 best deals for women in Dubai Marina so all you’ve got left to do now is call your girlfriends and hit the town. Enjoy!
1. Asia Asia
Asia Asia at Pier 7 is without a doubt one of the most glamourous locations in Dubai. With pink chairs, dainty décor and views over the night lights of Marina this is a crazy Instagrammable spot. The great news is that you don’t need to spend a single dirham to enjoy the fancy cocktails here! On Tuesdays, all girls get three complimentary drinks from a selection of cocktails, wine and house beverages menu.
2. Societe at Marina Byblos Hotel
Get your heels on and your pouts ready for a fun mid-week outing! Societe at Marina Byblos Hotel spoils the female clientele with free drinks from 10pm to 1am every Tuesday. As the night is called “Pout” there are special pamper prizes for the best pouts captured by the club photographer. The venue is known for singalong hits and the interiors are more on a funny-tacky side but even if that’s not your vibe you can still pre-game there before hitting the town.
3. Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the Address
On Wednesdays we wear pink and… eat steaks? Ladies’ nights are usually all about free drinks but the Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the Address is upping their game with a fine dining experience added to the deal. Every Wednesday, you can kick off a girls night out over a sizzling steak. All main courses from the a la carte menu are 50% off and come with four complimentary beverages from a selection of wine, beer and spirits. Offer applies only to those with a table reservation so plan your night out with bffs ahead!
4. Barasti Bar
One of Dubai’s most popular beach bars has not one but three ladies’ days deals! The entry is always free but on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday you’ll also get free-flowing froses and 50% off on all food and drink. Great option if you want to enjoy freebies but also hang out with guy friends – they don’t have to pay for the entry either! Pro tip: Barasti gets super busy so get there early if you want to secure the best sunbeds.
5. Pure Sky Lounge at the Hilton Dubai The Walk
This bar at the Hilton is one of the most spectacular locations in Dubai Marina with views over the Palm and long stripe of pristine beaches. The cool minimalist interior of Pure Sky Lounge screams luxury but you can enjoy it at no cost at all with free-flowing drinks from 9pm to midnight every Tuesday. Just sit back, relax and tell them to keep those cocktails coming.
If the drinks at Asia Asia weren’t enough to quench your thirst, there’s another Tuesday Ladies’ night at Pier 7. Cargo has a different vibe with minimalist industrial interiors reminiscing of a harbour eatery but equally stunning Marina views enjoyed from the terrace or through the floor-to-ceiling windows. This place is always busy but the buzz just adds to the easy-going atmosphere. Girls can enjoy three complimentary drinks from a selection of wine and spirit/mixer options and if you get hungry they have a great menu of Asian street food inspired dishes.
7. Zero Gravity Dubai
Zero Gravity offers “only” a free pool and beach access with no complimentary drinks but what a pool it is! The famous see-through infinity pool is one of the prime Instagram spots with a stunning backdrop of Dubai Marina’s skyscrapers. Ladies’ days are every Tuesday and to book your spot you need to email email@example.com with the subject line “Ladies’ Day”. Taking a day off has never been more tempting, huh?
8. Andreea’s at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort
Andreea’s dreamy, turquoise pool welcomes ladies on Thursdays and Saturdays for the ultimate treat yourself day. For 125 dirhams, you’ll get pool access with sunbeds, a complimentary mixed platter and unlimited frozen beverages which you can get from the swim-up bar (how cool is that?!). The DJ set will get you just in the right mood to kick off the weekend right (or a mid-week break, I’m not judging).
9. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar at JA Ocean View Hotel
If you’re looking for a non-fuss affair then Tr!beca is your place. This urban restaurant inspired by the hip, stylish neighbourhood of New York balances the relaxed atmosphere and elegance perfectly well. On Wednesdays between 8pm and 1.30am, girls get 50% off the main courses which include steaks, burgers and truffle risotto for a veggie option. And, of course, free drinks (including bubbly if you dine). There’s always free drinks.
10. XL Dubai at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort
Another offer from the Habtoor Resort, this time for a full-on night out. XL Dubai’s philosophy is that bigger is better and they really go for it with an enormous luxury venue, lasers, smoke, dancers performing on a podium in the middle of the bar and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Every Tuesday, girls enjoy four complimentary drinks between 11pm and 3am. If I have one advice, it’s that you should probably consider taking a Wednesday off after this.
“What about the lads?”, you ask? Well men are in luck because restaurants around Dubai are starting to introduce more and more “gents’ nights”. Venues in Dubai Marina that offer special deals for men include Rosso, The Range and Ten Street.