Juicy rumours, hot events and gossip from the Dubai nightlife scene
Time Out Dubai staff
Felix Jaehn, the German music producer and DJ behind the number one remix track ‘Cheerleader’ is headed for these shores to perform a live set at L.O.V.E on Sunday May 31 at Japanese restaurant Okku. Music fans can expect a night of melodic tech and deep house.
Recent months have seen the arrival of UK brands such as Sun City and Garage Nation taking over Media One Hotel. The newest English import, Kisstory, is launching on Friday June 12 at Level 41 in the same hotel. The brand, which is run by UK radio station Kiss FM, covers different music genres including house, club classics, UK garage, R&B and hip-hop. Watch this space to see which international artists are hot-tipped to be on the line-up.
There’s a new bar opening almost weekly in the city, and the Dusit Thani Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road is the latest to welcome a brand-new haunt. And it’s Dubai’s first speakeasy. Nippon Bottle Company has two hidden entrances and feels like a quirky new addition to the area’s nightlife scene. As if ladies in Dubai don’t get enough freebies, Kanpai is now giving them another. The restaurant and lounge has just launched its new ladies’ night at Souk Al Bahar. Every Tuesday from 6pm to 11pm, ladies can enjoy two exotic Japanese mixed drinks and sushi platters, all for free.
But if ladies’ night isn’t your thing, head over to La Porte des Indes at The Address Dubai Mall every Sunday and Tuesday where ladies and gents can learn Kizomba – an Angolan dance with Portuguese influences. You can also learn zouk, salsa and bachata. Classes are taught by instructor Tony D’Souza and are open to both newcomers and intermediate level dancers.