The best places to hear house music in the emirate revealed
Time Out Dubai staff
Best House Night Winner Audio Tonic Having provided solid house nights for over eight years and home to some of our favourite DJs, last year also saw the Audio Tonic release its first CD. Fri 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.audiotonic.net.
Highly Commended Best House Night L.O.V.E Sundays This classic house night has put Sunday parties on the map with help from international guest DJs and resident spinner Marshall. Sun 8pm-3am. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.facebook.com/OkkuDubai
Highly Commended Best House Night Infusion Experience This Thursday house night has been running for over three years and continues to impress with it DJ line-ups. Hosted by Infusion at 360, Jumeirah Beach hotel, Umm Suqeim, www.infusion.ae.
Bliss On… This beachside venue has provided consistently high standards of house music in the past year with regular weekend events. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina, www.facebook.com/blissloungedubai.
Bootik This weekly house night features a strong resident DJ line-up, with Frederick Stone and Jixo & Danz on the wheels of steel. Wed 10.30pm-3am. Vanity Dubai, Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.facebook.com/Bootik.Dubai.
Famous loves house With a stylish crowd and a strict policy of no chart music, this is where to head if you’re a house connoisseur. Fri 10pm-3am, Armani/Prive, Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai, www.facebook.com/ArmaniPriveDXB.
Friday Pool Party XL’s weekly parties regularly feature international guest DJs to ensure the beats keep the pool party pumping. Fri 1pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, xlbeachclubdubai.blogspot.ae.
Groove on the grass This authentic house night also has the benefit of feeling like a mini music festival due to its green location. Hosted by Groove on the Grass at Emirates Golf Club, www.facebook.com/GrooveOnTheGrass.
House of Afrika This popular weekly South African-inspired house night features a strong resident line up, as well as attracting international guests. Hosted by Infusion at The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.infusion.ae.
Loud in promotions The huge Plus Minus Session beach parties have seen the likes of James Zabiela and German duo Tiefschwarz dropping incredible sets on the sand. Loud in Promotions and Blitz Productions @ Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.facebook.com/pages/Loud-In-Promotions