Ladies' nights are incredibly popular here in Abu Dhabi (we know, we're stating the obvious).
Every night of the week, ladies can choose from a wide range of destinations to settle in and enjoy the spoils.
From incredible discounts, free beverages and amazing ambiance, ladies, you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where to spend a night out.
Want to experience the best in the city? Here are the best ladies' nights in Abu Dhabi, as revealed at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Music and Nightlife Awards 2019.
This super stylish bar was last years’ Time Out Abu Dhabi Best New Nightlife winner, and since then it has gone from strength to strength. The Monday Bellissima ladies’ night in particular is one of the most happening nights in the capital. With soulful house from DJ Cliff Townley and a live saxophonist, girls can get free-flowing sparkling between 7.30pm and 1am for Dhs50. There’s also 50 percent off the plates of Italian food and an infectious party atmosphere. It’s always busy and never fails to be an awesome night.
Mon 7.30pm-1am. Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000).
Iris Yas Island
This is the second year in a row that this fashionable bar has bagged the highly commended title for its ladies’ night. Last year the Wednesday deal was given a revamp when the HYVE night launched, which is already a huge hit up the road at WHITE Dubai. There’s three free drinks for ladies from 9pm to 3.30pm and an amazing line-up of DJs performing every week, too.
Wed 9pm-2am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 160 5636).
Towering high in Etihad Towers, this bar might have one of the most exciting (and certainly the highest) locations in the capital. But the Thursday High Heels night out is an awesome deal. For Dhs65 ladies can get three beverages (including some expertly made mixed drinks) and a snack. It runs all the way through until 2am, and it’s an awesome way of starting off the weekend.
Thu 8pm-1am. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche West (02 811 5666).
Celebrate the weekend at this stylish Corniche venue. The Friday Afrochic event offers girls two free beverages or four beverages for Dhs99, while DJ Cliff Townley provides the Caribbean-inspired tunes. The same drinks deal applies at the Caliente Saturdays night too, but this time its DJ Slim keeping the dance floor packed until 1am.
Fri-Sat 9pm-1am Nation Riviera, Corniche Road West (02 611 0909).
Cho Gao Marina Walk
The pan-Asian lounge has an awesome interior which comes with cool paper lanterns and moody lighting. We’re obsessed with the pad thai and the vegetable tempura, but it’s also a brilliant spot for a catch up with the girls. The Tuesday ladies’ night offers free-flowing selected mixed drinks and house beverages for three hours, and top tunes.
Tue 9pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 643).
This casual bar is minimalist and modern and that’s why we like it. Decked-out with copper fittings, high ceilings and a bunch of barrels, the Tuesday ladies’ night deal includes three complimentary drinks and 50 percent off bar bites. In a place as fancy as Saadiyat Island, we love that this gastropub offers a fun and casual night out.
Tue 5pm-9pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi (02 697 0000).
Just like we’ll always be obsessed with this Mexican restaurant’s guacamole, we’ll never tire of going to this super popular ladies’ night. Last year’s Best Ladies’ Night winner has stuck with its formula of offering unlimited Mexican mixed drinks every Wednesday from 7pm. We’re big fans of the classic lime variety, but there’s also raspberry, kiwi and many other flavours. The DJ spins ’90s tunes and it’s tonnes of fun every time and always busy, so make sure you book ahead.
Wed 7pm-11.30pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 582 3639).
MAD on Yas Island
The super club hosts URBN Thursdays every week, playing some of the biggest and best party hits around. There’s a free bar from 11am until 1am for ladies, and the occasional big name star. The party doesn’t stop until the early hours, so make sure you allow time for a lie in on Friday morning. Friday’s are just as good, with a complimentary bar for ladies all night long.
Thu 11pm-1am. Yas Island (055 834 6262).
The friendly pub is always full of a fun-loving crowd. The Tuesday ladies’ night offers a rather generous five free house drinks for ladies, plus 50 percent off main courses like fish and chips, pastas and burgers. It’s chilled out and casual, and always makes hump day a bit more bearable. It also has a dance floor if you feel like busting some moves as the night goes on.
Tue 6pm-10pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).
Skylite Rooftop Lounge
Under the glittering dome of Yas Hotel and overlooking the racetrack, this is such an awesome spot for a girls’ night out. The deal is spot on, too. For Dhs55 ladies can enjoy free-flowing house beverages, or if you pay Dhs120 you can get unlimited bubbly. The tunes are provided by DJs Cliff Townley and Lucy Stone, while you can also make the most of getting 50 percent off food.
Tue 7pm-midnight. Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 0700).
We love this cool tapas and grape bar for so many reasons. While it offers grapes from around the world every evening, Monday and Tuesday nights at this very likable bar holds extra appeal for the ladies. On Mondays girls can keep their cool and enjoy three free frozen mixed drinks, while on Tuesday there’s three complimentary house beverages between 6pm and 1am.
Tue 6pm-1am. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).