Which clubs you need to visit in Dubai before they close their doors
After International recording star Nicky Romero headlined his first gig in the Middle East at the Nasimi Beach season closing party on Thursday 14th May, we got thinking about the end of other concert series seasons. Flick through the gallery to see what events not to miss before summer.
Purobeach Resident DJ Adam Graca will be joined by four other Dubai DJs from buzzing venues around the city to welcome Summer with a party that goes from day to night picking up the tempo with each set. House Music DJs DJ Benyamin, sam B, TommyGun and Major Flow are bringing cool, poolside beats to a new level. The stunning combination of contemporary white sun loungers and private cocoon beds set against a backdrop of tropical palms on a lush lawn makes a soothing spot to spend the day listening to lounge tunes. As dusk falls, the beats of the DJs will kick-in and transform the venue into a cool urban night lounge filled with food, drinks and music. End of Season Party at Purobeach Urban Oasis, Conrad Dubai, Saturday May 30 2015, from 12pm-11pm, Entrance fee: Dhs175, Sunbed: Packages available starting at Dhs300, Table and cabana minimum spend packages range from Dhs2,500 to Dhs6,000. For more information and bookings contact: 055 986 7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercury Lounge Mercury Lounge at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai will be holding a Copacabana themed party on Friday May 29 at 9pm. Guests can samba into summer with live acts performing and live DJ. Entry is free. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, telephone number is 04 270 7804.
Cielo Sky Lounge Cielo Sky Lounge at the iconic Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club is celebrating a momentous season finale party on Friday, May 22. DJ Michael Karrera and DJ Carlos will get the festivities started with a mix of cool house beats and electric tunes. Cielo Sky Lounge’s much loved resident DJ Consoul Trainin will continue the party with his chic house tunes. Local guest DJ Mark Pick-up will be back on the decks at some point then headlining Cielo Sky Lounge’s Finale Party will be a very special appearance from enormously popular duo and local legends, Smokingroove. Guest list and Reservations can be made via email email@example.com or telephone 04 4161 800.
Blue Marlin DJs Noir, Jackmaster and Pleides will be closing the season on Friday June 12. Sheikh Zayed Road, Ghantoot, Exit 399 in Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Abu Dhabi, 25 minutes from Mall of the Emirates. Hours of Operation: Friday and Saturday: 1pm- 11pm (Reservations until 9pm). For information, details, guest list, reservations and bookings, please call: 056 113 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety driver service available, please call 056 113 3400 (48 hours notice required).
Zero Gravity The beach club ends the month with Aurora presents Hola Ibiza… with Graham Sahara and Oliver Lang on Friday May 29. The final pre-summer date of its hugely popular, day-to-night experience, Aurora, Zero Gravity marks eight months of consecutive sets from the world’s most notable DJs, and love for the White Isle, with one almighty bash. With additional support from local DJs including Smokingroove and Chris Wright, Aurora presents Hola Ibiza… with Graham Sahara and Oliver Lang is free to enter before 10pm and Dhs100 thereafter, while ladies are free before midnight and Dhs100 thereafter. Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
White Dubai This June, White, Dubai’s favourite outdoor nightclub is set to host a weekend that welcomes prominent international artists to the hotspot for the ultimate end of season celebration. The rooftop closing weekend will take place June 11-13, with an exciting line up to be announced. The venue that made history as Dubai’s very first outdoor rooftop nightlife experience has hosted the likes of Dimitri Vegas, W&W, Otto Knows, Jason Derulo and Tinie Tempah since opening in December, 2013. Guests can prepare for A-list visitors to complement White’s renowned atmosphere over a weekend to remember. R&B and Hip-Hop night URBN has been a popular one thanks to offering a free bar for ladies if ordered from the pink menu. This season they’ve booked the likes of Ace Hood and Soulja Boy so expect them to go out with a bang. White Dubai, Meydan Grandstand, Al Meydan Road. Reservations recommended, email email@example.com. Open 11pm-3am. Telephone 050 443 0933.
360º There’s no doubt that audio tonic have been instrumental in shaping Dubai’s clubbing culture over the past nine years, and as they close down their nineth season of events at 360º they look set to announce plans for a decade of audio tonic commencing in September – known as audio tonic X! This week all nine residents take the helm and deliver the quality sunset through to after-dark house music sounds they are best known for. A guiding light in a transient region proving that quality and consistency does shine through our bubbling scene. June 12th, 4pm - 3am. Price: Entry is free. Contact 055 500 8518
Provocateur The electronic luxury venue has a closing party on June 16 with DJ Danny Tenaglia coming from New York. The Grammy-nominated record producer has travelled the globe performing for audiences everywhere. Aside from DJing Danny has remixed and produced over 200 songs, including those which he worked on with Madonna, Janet Jackson, Grace Jones, Kim Mazelle, Bette Middler, Cher, Pet Shop Boys, and Blondie. Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road. Telephone 055 211 8222. Open Thu-Fri 10pm-3am
Pacha Ibiza Dubai Pacha's closing weekend will see two end of season parties. On Thursday June 11, R3HAB will take to the decks. Holland’s hot export has remixed everyone from Beyoncé, Calvin Harris and John Legend. Then on Friday June 12 Martin Solveig will close Pacha’s season. Each event costs Dhs150 and begins 10pm. Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim. 04567 0000.
Sass Cafe As the summer approaches Sass Café will be closing off this season with two last epic Sassy experiences, mark June13 and 15 on your calendar as it’s going to be a while before you’re able to party here. Check out the Saturday’s The Last Sass Brunch of the season will offer cool entertainment, a great atmosphere, and Mediterranean cuisine. Then a couple of days later Mondays Made Me will transform the elegant restaurant ambience into a party playground for the ultra-chic all in white. Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2,Podium Level, DIFC, Dubai. 04 352 7722, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sasscafe-dubai.ae for more information.
Mahiki Dubai On Tuesday 16 June, the Polynesian themed hideaway will be saying goodbye to the season in a spectacular ‘School’s Out’ fashion. Dubai’s partygoers will be taken back to the days of truly marking the beginning of summer school holidays. The undeniable ‘Class of 2015’ theme will offer a remarkable, nostalgic nightlife experience. The jocks and cheerleaders will be coming together for a final farewell, the popcorn machine will be popping up an explosion of fun. The renowned resident DJ Adam Graca, will be mixing the perfect summer beats to dance late into the night. Not forgetting the yearbook wall, Dubai’s Hunks and Honeys are welcomed to write their best memories from the season, taking a moment to look back on the fun and frolics with both friends and the Mahiki team. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim, Dubai (055 216 0181).
Societe Societe is hosting a party on June 12 to celebrate a 'happy ending' to the season. Societe’s ‘Happy Ending’ Party will transform the top nightspot into a ball pit. Guests can also enjoy complimentary massages into the early hours in between playing with balls and dancing the night away. At the end of the night partygoers will be gifted with a souvenir from their childhood. Societe space hoppers will be handed out to all as they leave. Resident DJ Mitchell will be spinning music from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai (050 357 1126). Open Tue 10pm-3am; Wed 9pm-3am; Thu-Fri 10pm-3am.