For a breath-taking view:
Although, you may be expecting a bar in the clouds for this one, we’ve thrown caution to the wind and opted for The Sea Lounge (at the Monte Carlo Beach Club), relatively new to Abu Dhabi however already making a big splash on the nightlife scene. A popular hangout for locals and tourists alike, guests recline on outdoor couches facing the beach and the endless sea beyond, and unsurprisingly, sunset here is simply magical. With weekly live music and a wide range of music genres played every night, The Sea Lounge attracts an eclectic mix who gather for a night of delicious cocktails, a laid back atmosphere sprawled across sunken couches and many a dreamy hour gazing out to sea. Open from 4pm until midnight daily.
Recommended tipple: The unusual but delicious Basil Smash, a mixture of Vodka, Basil, Ginger, Ginge Ale, Watermelon and Honey.
For Ladies night:
Sometimes a night of girly chat is necessary, and Sax is the perfect place to really let your hair down and dance the night away with your girlfriends on your Abu Dhabi holiday. Live DJ’s and free drinks for ladies all night on a Monday, coupled with a great atmosphere and surprisingly short queues for the bar, given the high capacity of this club at the Royal Meridien. Open from 9pm until 3.30am daily.
Recommended pre-club meal: Just a few floors away from Sax, the whEAT restaurant at the Royal Meridien is perfect for a light, healthy meal to line your stomach in a relaxed atmosphere before heading to the club.
For Boys night:
Just like the ladies, sometimes men need some alone time and the perfect place to do so on your Abu Dhabi holiday is the Belgian Cafe, emulating an English pub style atmosphere, perfect for a couple of pints while setting the world to rights. Chunky, homemade chips and a selection of delicious comfort food dishes, add to the Pub atmosphere. Open from 4pm until 1am on weeknights or 2am on weekends, at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi.
Recommended time to go: Between 4pm and 6pm the Belgian Cafe offers two beers for the price of 1, so head down early to make the most of this deal!