It’s a woman’s world in Abu Dhabi with a whole host of awesome ladies’ nights in bars and venues across the capital.
Great bargains, amazing food and memorable themed parties make ladies’ nights an institution not to be missed.
With so many brilliant venues hosting their own weekly parties, competition to be crowned Best Ladies’ Night in Abu Dhabi is very tough indeed.
The following venues are all shortlisted in the Time Out Music & Nightlife Awards 2018.
The event is at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche on Wednesday, June 28, followed by an amazing after party at Toro Toro at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – a free bash that you’re all invited to.
1. Cho Gao Marina Walk, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
This pan-Asian lounge oozes style and has been making waves in the capital since Cho Gao Marina Walk opened at the InterContinental last year.
It boasts a stunning terraced overlooking the hotel’s marina and a wide range of delicious food and drink options.
It’s a popular choice for ladies’ night too, with female guests receiving unlimited selected mixed drinks and house beverages.
Tue 8pm-12.15am. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (800 423 643).
2. Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
It’s tough to find an evening when Cooper’s doesn’t have some sort of ladies’ night – they have five.
They’re a bit of an institution and can get very, very busy, which makes a nice change.
Bring in the weekend the right way with free-flowing drinks between 8pm and 10pm on a Thursday night. Lovely stuff.
Thu 8pm-10pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 3333).
3. Glo, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Few venues in the capital can boast a rooftop lounge comparable to Glo, in the ultra-sleek Rosewood Abu Dhabi.
Huge metallic flower-like installations dominate the space as the soft glow of the swimming pool performs an eye-catching lights display across the venue.
Ladies can enjoy the chic hangout spot with free bubbles from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesdays, with an extensive bar menu to choose from afterwards.
Tues 7pm-9pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi (02 813 5550).
4. Iris Yas Island, Yas Marina
Iris are taking it back to the old school with the best of the ’80s and ’90s every Sunday at Bring It All Back.
Serving up terrific tunes, ladies can dance the night away without shelling out a single dirham.
Drinks are on the house for ladies throughout the night so, even though it’s the first day of the working week, it sounds like a good plan to us.
Sun 9pm-3am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 160 5636).
5. Loca, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island
Ladies will definitely go loco for this packed night – Loca is serving unlimited Mexican mixed drinks every Wednesday from 7pm.
Girls can get stuck into a range of flavours frozen or on ice, including passionfruit, raspberry, kiwi and the classic.
The DJ spins 90s tunes and there is, of course, Loca’s wonderful Mexican fare on offer.
Wed 7pm-2am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 582 3639).
6. MAD on Yas Island, Leisure Drive, Yas Island
The former champion of this category, this is not to be missed.
Make a MAD dash to this super club with your girl pals and enjoy their chic urban beats, great live acts and superb drinks deals.
Every Thursday, there are complimentary drinks for ladies from 11pm to 1am, and every Friday there is a complimentary bar for ladies all night.
Thu 11pm-1am, Fri all night. Yas Island (055 834 6262).
7. McGettigan’s, Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort
This lively Irish bar is a bit of party stalwart and is usually guaranteed to brighten up a tough week.
The At Night We Play ladies’ night offers five midweek complimentary house drinks and 50 percent off main courses, as well as cheesy tunes and funky pop from the DJ.
Men, if you’re reading, you can also enjoy happy hour from noon to 10pm.
Tue 6pm-10pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).
8. Ray’s Bar, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Based on the 62nd floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, this is undeniably one of the classiest entrants in this category.
You’ll want to dress to impress at this sophisticated spot, which is popular with Abu Dhabi’s fashionable crowd.
If you’re a woman, Saturday nights at Ray’s Bar is High Heels Night Out, with three drinks each and a platter of bites for Dhs 65 per lady between 8pm and 2am.
Sat 8pm-2am. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Road West (02 811 5666).
9. Relax@12, Aloft Abu Dhabi
It might not be in the centre of town, but Relax@12 makes the most of its location with stunning views from its rooftop terrace across Abu Dhabi.
On Tuesdays, ladies can enjoy free drinks as they dance the night away to the musical stylings of DJ Angelo and DJ Slim.
It’s one for the night owls too, with the party continuing until 3am.
Tue 6pm-3am. Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel, Khaleej Alarabi Street (02 654 5138).
10. Stars ’N’ Bars, Yas Marina
The cool sports bar is transformed into a women’s hangout spot on Wednesdays, with three free drinks from a choice of grape, shorts and mixed drinks.
If that leaves you wanting more, the same round will cost you Dhs15 for the rest of the night.
Wed 9pm-1am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101)