Alcohol is legal in Abu Dhabi, but there are very strict rules concerning its use, including a zero tolerance policy on drink-driving. Being drunk and disorderly in public is also highly disapproved of, and it’s recommended that you travel between bars using a taxi, rather than walking.
Many of the best bars and nightclubs in Abu Dhabi are located in the state’s hotels. You aren’t restricted to the hotel you’re staying in, and it’s a great way to explore other accommodation around the city.
Dress codes are similar to those in bars in the UK. Jeans on the whole are acceptable, although men can expect to be refused entry for wearing sandals, shorts or flip-flops. Some clubs and bars also expect me to wear collared shirts.
There’s an event on almost every day of the week in Abu Dhabi, including plenty of Ladies’ Nights! You can expect great deals on a range of drinks, including cocktails, as well as cheaper entry and special guests.The best bars in Abu Dhabi include La Cava Wine Bar in the Rosewood Hotel, Monte Carlo Beach Club and the Belgian Beer Club at the Intercontinental Hotel. For those seeking a real party-vibe, head over to Al Maya Island on Fridays, for a weekend-long, hedonistic beach party. Clear waters, white sand and international DJs as well as volleyball games and great food makes this island one of the best for partying in Abu Dhabi. Boats arrive and depart every 20 minutes, so you can spend as long as you want there.