Dubai is home to some of the most glamorous, see-and-be-seen nightclubs in the world. Some of the best are in beachside Jumeirah, where you can dance by the sea under the stars, while several of the city’s most sophisticated bars top soaring buildings, offering dizzy skyscape views to go with those headspinning cocktails. If you prefer your ale on tap accompanied by big-screen sports or karaoke, there are plenty of Brit-geared pubs to suit. Cosmopolitan Dubai also has a wealth of bars as cool as they come, fusing exotic styles in their drinks, designs and music. The best nights are Thursdays and Fridays, when expats burn off steam from their 60-hour work weeks. Hotels that are licensed to serve alcohol are home to most of the best bars.