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Dubai Nightlife, United Arab Emirates

The city’s nightlife is as booming and as lively as any in the world should be. However, despite the leniency in the city, it still remains to be an Arab city that is why their rules must be followed. First rule is that only those who have reached the age of 21 can drink alcoholic beverages. Second rule is that only 25 years old and above can be allowed entry in the nightclub. Third rule is that all bars must close down at 3 am in the morning. Fourth rule is that everyone is allowed access to any club including member only clubs. To top it all, activities that gear towards the opposite directions of Islamic culture would get a whopping 30% tax and that includes drinking alcoholic beverages.

Despite these restrictions, the party scene is still as raucous as that of a non-conservative city.  If it is a party you are after, you have to know that most of them are closed and inactive on Mondays so you’d better know the schedule. However, on other days, there are a number of destinations to choose from. Take for example Burj-Al-Arab hotel. It houses two amazing bars: the Juna Lounge and the Skyview bar. The Juna lounge found at the mezzanine level of the hotel gives you a unique expensive feel by offering trendy drink fit for a sheik. The Skyview bar, on the other hand, sits atop the hotel offering a stunning view of the city and the waters. It has a resident mixologist that can mix the best concoction and a resident DJ that mixes different kinds of music six days a week. However, if you are up for a tamer nightlife and contents yourself with hearty meals or a cup of coffee, the city is also home to the nest restaurants and coffee shops. The Buddha bar is one of the famous restaurants in Dubai. In serves an eclectic yet tasty mix of Asian fusion cuisine that would satisfy anyone’s palate. The Da Vinci’s, on the other hand, is home to the best Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in Dubai. It features Chef Giuseppe's traditional Italian dishes including pastas, pizzas, and seafood selections. For coffee, one may visit the local Starbucks branch that is very accessible or the numerous other coffee shops found in the city. 

Being in Dubai, you would feel like you are in a city that is truly your own. You can party all night and dine in the best of restaurants. However, one must realize the importance of the rules because mutaween patrol the city every day.  

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