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.By Rob Garratt
Time Out Dubai,
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sports City(1)
- Dubai Media City Amphitheatre(5)
- Dubai Tennis Stadium(1)
- Ibn Battuta Mall(1)
- Kiza Restaurant and Lounge(1)
- Media One Hotel(1)
- Nasimi Beach(1)
- Pacha Ibiza Dubai(2)
- The Dek on Eight(1)
- The Irish Village(1)
Most viewed galleriesAll galleries
Most viewed eventsAll events
Our favourite features
Best afternoon tea in Dubai Cake, sandwiches, tea and lashings of cream at Dubai afternoon teas
Best sushi in Dubai Oishii! Kiree! Sugoi! and welcome to the most enticing sushi in Dubai
Best beach clubs in Dubai Treat yourself to a day of sunbathing and waiter service at the beach
Dubai’s best outdoor bars 25 top places to spend a night under the stars
Best pizzas in Dubai From dial up to dine in we've eaten the best pizzas in Dubai
Dubai's best dim sum Recommended spots to sample this quintessential Chinese dining pastime
Dubai's best buffets Loosen the belt and pile up your plate at these all-you-can eat packages
86 Friday brunches to try Time for brunch? We run through the options - in price order
56 lunch-break buys Start your style revolution from the comfort of your desktop with these ...