Welcome to Dubai nightlife !!!!

Welcome to Dubai, new readers!! In this article, Serb in Dubai will lead you through the points you should know before stepping up your game into the wild nightlife of Dubai. Brace your wallets and enjoy the ride(only up til 3 am).

First and foremost, the essential part is to prepare yourself mentally. It is not an easy decision. This decision you will remember for a long time. Let’s imagine going out in Dubai is like a global recession. Basically, you will feel the consequences long after (when you check the statement from your bank account). If you are a Serb or some other member of a former Balkan community and you prolong “It is only one life rule” let God helps you. This rule doesn’t work in Dubai because you don’t have Baba at home to feed you if you spend all your money.

(Disclaimer for other nationalities –  Balkan region is famous for spending more than they earn on party and music- > you have seen what happened with the Greeks).

So let’s go through the few stages related to a nightlife in Dubai:

1st stage -on the contrary from other nationalities we prefer to organize capo di tutti capi of all events- pre-drinks or bleja. It is the mother of all drinks and will minimize the effect on your budget. Balkan members always have stashes of rakija so you are free to join them (if you are a girl). Usually, they start at around 9 just after “Srecni ljudi”  and finish around 12 at the night.

Thinking Stage

IF my calculations are right and you are a regular drinker like us, for these 3 hours you can drink almost …15……23……. Well, you will be wasted. So bring your strong friend to carry you or try to behave normally. This stage is also known as the “Thinking stage”.

2nd stage – Serb in Dubai doesn’t support drunk driving and its repercussions so please TAKE THE TAXI. Taxi drivers in Dubai are professionally trained to handle tipsy customers so for this drive they will avoid talking about cricket and their family in Pakistan and some just mute the radio so you can listen to Aca Lukas on your phone. This is also the start of the “Cobra stage” which will continue in the first 30 mins in the club.

Cobra stage
Cobra stage

3rd stage – Security/Bouncers at the clubs are big guys but they don’t have real rights to pull your kidneys out or make you a pirate unlike in Serbia,Pirate —————————>  but what they do is interrupt every single attempt of you trying to stiskavac with a  lady. Kissing and touching are also forbidden but if you are aware of the space and time, you can find yourself a good strategic position and do something. (Tip – position yourself far away from loud and drunk people in the club because the security monitors them closely most of the time, so you can maneuver your position accordingly) ?.

4th stage – It is around 2 AM and your attempts fall apart when Nordic-long-beard-Vikings enter the club. To comfort your pain, you buy another beer and calculate how for that amount you can buy 8 in Serbia- the result of that is leading you to sit in the corner of the club and think about life. Life will be even more awesome if you can order from the DJ your favorite song of Haris Dzinovic, but you can’t. This is Dubai, not Skadarlija (And you think we have an easy life here). In this period you are slightly entering the phase called “SUPERMAN” and wait till 3 am to fly over to your home.

Superman stage

5th stage – will be only applicable in Serbia (and Ex-Yu countries) but I need to tell you about it.

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Imagine you walking enjoying the cold summer breeze in the morning across the Brankov bridge when trams and early birds are singing their melody. Aroma of freshly baked burek and pogacice are spreading across the Train station area and you feel like you are born again. Vallet is filled with last 200 dinars (almost 7aed), which is still enough to fulfill this beautiful morning.

You are climbing up  Nemanjina street and stop at “Trpkovic” Bakery. There is a long queue but you don’t care because these mornings with your friends is something you will cherish all your life. Sitting on the bench, facing your crunchy tasty burek and yogurt; enjoying this Nirvana stage. One of your friends is complaining how he needs to wake up in an hour for work, even then he decides to stay till you finish your last bite. Pigeons take your spot immediately after you are done with the burek and mutually agreeing on how great the night that went by was. You are scheduling the kafana night for tomorrow and everybody goes in their own direction to enjoy the wonderful day ahead.

Good morning Belgrade, Good morning Serbia.

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Nights spent in Kafana are nights spent in memories. T. Zdravkovic (1938-1991).

For the end check out  Serbian nightlife!!!

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