Dry nightclub in Dubai
Plus hot urban gigs on the horizon, new releases and major tours for local acts Discuss this article
We’re intrigued to hear about a dry nightclub opening in Dubai. Aimed exclusively at under-21s, Club West will attempt to recreate all the adrenaline of a top nightclub, in a safe and secure environment. Located in the Grand Midwest Hotel in Dubai Media City, we hope it creates a welcome space for the city’s youth. See clubwestdubai.com.
Notable Dubai hip-hop talent Wriggly Scott was about to release a new set of tunes as we went to press. The DJ, formerly known as Solo (as in Han from Star Wars, apparently), this week put out a three-tune collection entitled Music, which features several other notables on the scene, including his Employees of the Month collaborators Feras Ibrahim and Jibberish, spoken-word poet Hiba Rasheed and female singer OBI.VON (formally Young Vaughn). We’re sad to hear the producer is planning to leave Dubai shortly so let’s big it one last time for Wriggly.
Yet more respect goes out to rockers Point of View. After persuading Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot to jam at their Dubai album launch last month, the quintet are now in talks to support the rock behemoths in India in December. Let’s hope they pull this one off.
Also on the local scene, we’re hearing murmurs of a new acoustic singer-songwriter night courtesy of the Deep Crates and Onde! team. Crucially, unlike The Fridge’s more formal, concert-like sessions, the plan is to host more chilled happenings in a licensed premises.
One of city’s biggest urban nights has announced a couple of pretty cool bookings coming up. On Friday November 23, expect to see British-Ghanian rapper and MC Donae’o – best known for hit ‘Party Hard’ – stopping by No.1 Fridays at N’Dulge. Then a week later, MOBO Award-winning Lethal Bizzle will be in town for the same gig. Sweet.
We’re also pretty excited about the return of incredible French gypsy-jazz brother duo Elios and Boulou Ferré. Last seen giving a jaw-dropping show in Blue Bar in May, the incredible guitar duo will be returning to the same venue on Tuesday November 13. Finger-wiggling good.
That’s all for now party people – now go out and play.
Time Out Dubai,
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