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Abu Dhabi Nightlife, United Arab Emirates

Because of its recenlty booming economic conditions, employment, tourism, and locals residing in the city of Abu Dhabi, its nightlife scene has turned into a perfect balance of modernity and culture. While it remains to be a predominantly Muslim country, it has opened its doors to foreigners to do business, enjoy the city and have fun all at the same time. There is a wide variety of international hotels to choose from when staying there. 

There is also a decent number of restaurants ranging from inexpensive to fine dining scattered all over the city. The city comes alive at night because of the existence of vibrant nightclubs, dancehalls, bars, taverns, for the locals and tourists to enjoy. 

Many enjoy a drink at the bar-- the local and tourist alike, and most international hotels have in-house bars and nightclubs. Hemingway’s on Hilton Abu Dhabi offers three different places in one venue. First, the main restaurant offers a wide array of Tex-Mex cuisine on their venue on top of their affordable beer on top as well as live music in the evening.

The second spot is the Jazz Bar, which has great food and good music highlighted by bartenders normally put on a show by tossing bottles around while mixing a mean cocktail. Third spot is the Tequiliana’s - a nightclub that come to life after midnight and music is under the helm of the DJ.

The Captain’s Arm is the typical destination for expatriates because this English pub offers good music and one of the best beers on tap. The Embassy caters to the more luxurious get because their drinks are pretty expensive. The atmosphere is up-scale, with richly decorated scenery and futnature. The service is excellent.

For dining pleasures, there are many restaurants that can be found in the city proper. However, for those on a meager budget but are looking for great-tasting food, the best place to be is the Arabian Palace. They are known for their shisha and their very own concoction of Lemon Mint drinks. For the more discriminating tastes, Zen is the place to be because they are more widely known for Japanese drinks and foods. Making the nights as fun as the day in Abu Dhabi is hardly any effort.

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