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24 hours in Dubai – whatever the hour, these places are open

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Whether it’s midnight cravings, early morning shopping or some late night pampering, we have all your after-dark needs covered!

Here are a list of places that are open round the clock to keep the city that never sleeps running!


Zaroob – Trade Centre Area 

zaroob dubai 24 hours open

You need at post-club pitstop of hummus and pita bread, shawarma and falafel?

Head over to Zaroob in Dubai Marina or off Sheikh Zayed Road and enjoy the lovely Lebanese cuisine (at any hour of the night). It has a warm, quirky ambience and the outdoor seating is the perfect spot to hang out and watch the world go by.

Open 24 hours. AED 110 approx for two people/800 927 662


La Farine – JW Marriott Marquis 

La Farine

If you’re looking for something fancy and French in the middle of the night, this is it!

La Farine has some of the best homemade pastries and French cakes in town.  Try out their chocolate and pistachio cake, it’s soft, delicious and totally worth its AED 125 price tag!

Open 24 hours. Lobby Level, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay. 04 453 5452. 


Denny’s  – Safa Park


Because breakfast tastes good at any time, American diner Denny’s serves round the clock.

Attack a stack of buttermilk pancakes, chug unlimited coffee and if you’re broke post-partying, nothing on the breakfast menu is more than AED 50 – this is real pocket-money food with big daddy portions.

AED 114 for two breakfasts and two coffees, Al Manara, opposite Times Square Centre (second branch in the Al Ghurair Centre). 04 453 5432


Al Reef Lebanese Bakery – Al Karama 

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The best thing about Al Reef isn’t that it’s open 24 hours, but that it serves the tastiest manakeesh in town.

Dripping with cheese or slathered with honey, if you’re having some serious midnight Lebanese food feels, then Al Reef’s the place to satisfy them!

From AED 5 / Opposite Karama Post Office and also Jumeirah, Al Wasl Road, near Safa Park/ 04 396 8999


Gym 24 – Ras Al Khor

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Prefer working out while everyone else is sleeping? Feeling super motivated in the wee hours?

Head over to Gym 24 and you can burn calories or build those muscles and sweat it out on the machines and free weights, then cool off in the pool.

Samari Retail, Ras Al Khor. Pick up a free day pass or discuss membership at / 055 216 0803


Soft Touch Spa – Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

soft touch spa

Wishing you could get a massage but plain out of time?

Just call up Soft Touch, make an appointment and head over for your pamper session as late as you like in ever-so elegant surroundings. It’s really that simple!

We love it too and you can read our full review here.

Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates / Booking essential: 04 341 0000. Massages start from AED 395.


Zoom mini marts

ZOOM Dubai

Whatever the hour, there’s always Zoom, as some branches are open round the clock! As well as lots of yummy stuff to eat and all the basic things you’d need, plus a few more you might not have known about, including paying your Dewa bill, topping up Salik, or having your phone repaired.

There’s delivery too, so you don’t even need to venture out after dark.

Various locations.


Desco Printing

Printing Press in Dubai Airport free Zone

Got some last minute printing, copying or binding work?

Desco provides all kinds of printing services and its stores in JLT, Barsha Heights and Al Mazzaya Centre are open all night, for those urgent projects,

Check out their website for more details.


Aster Pharmacy 


There’s at least one Aster pharmacy open 24 hours in every part of Dubai and if it’s not near your place, then there’s the delivery service.

If you have any late-night emergencies and or run out of your usual meds, a quick call to Aster will fix it. They also stock a range of vitamins and protein products, for those out-of-hours exercise sessions.

Check Aster’s website for more details on locations. 


Abra rides over Dubai Creek


One of the cheapest and oldest means of transport in Dubai is still one of the most scenic ways to get about.

Its true beauty can be really felt at night the most. In the quiet darkness of the night, an abra ride is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the night.

AED 1 per person, per ride/ Dubai Creek / Stations locations and timetables at


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