5 to try: Clubbing highlights

Holly Sands takes a look at what’s on the agenda this September

September 10

Nasimi’s Opening Pool Party
Join 10 of Dubai’s favourite DJs, stilt walkers and fire breathers by the Atlantis pool for a long-awaited chance to rock the (sandy) dancefloor. Kicking off in the afternoon with a barbecue, we’re expecting high spirits among the fashionable crowd, that this event will no doubt draw. Doors open at 4pm; entry is free until 6pm, Dhs50 for all after.
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000)

Movie stars at Boudoir
Get treated like an A-lister at Boudoir’s Hollywood-themed opening night, with music from DJ Keza – they’re even laying on a red carpet. As ever with themed nights at this club (this one is set to become a permanent fixture), the fun-loving organisers promise lots of surprises and are encouraging guests to dress up as their favourite movie stars. Doors open 9pm. Free entry for ladies, Dhs85 for men.
Dubai Marina Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 345 5995)

September 16

Aggro Santos at Chi
Combining elements of breakbeat with Dizzee Rascal-esque lyrics , Santos’s tracks are floor-fillers: you won’t be left awkwardly looking for instruction on how to dance in between choruses, and those who enjoyed Tinie Tempah’s gig at Chi will surely lap up this slightly less edgy pop-rap-dance combination. Doors open at 9pm; tickets are Dhs100, plus free entry for ladies and Face card holders until midnight.
Chi, Oud Metha (04 337 9470)

September 17

Audio Tonic at 360°
There’s no backdrop quite like the colourfully illuminated Burj Al Arab, so we’re glad to see the return of this 10-hour-long weekly party – the venue will be decked out with fans until summer has sizzled its last. Resident DJs Mike ‘Mr Mr’ Bufton, Vas Floyd, Raxon and Julian Jinx are on hand to get the dancefloor filled, playing laid-back sunset classics, deep house and nu disco. The popular open-air venue is also the broadcasting spot of choice for Radio 1 from 7pm-10pm (the music’s so good they export it!) so you don’t even have to be there to enjoy it, though it’s way more fun if you are. Doors open at 4pm. For entry before 8pm, register at www.platinumlist.ae.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8744)

Ministry of Sound at Nasimi
It’s time for the city’s music lovers to don their beach bling and prepare to rub shoulders with Dubai’s glamorous folk once again, as Ministry of Sound returns to Nasimi. DJs Shane Kehoe, Smokingroove and Mark Pickup will be in place to rock the crowd on what is sure to be a massively popular night. Entry is Dhs100; doors open at 4pm.
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000)

Sanctuary’s refurb is being described as Cirque du Soleil meets Pascha, which would explain the presence of acrobats, contortionists, circus performers and, well, you name it. The weekly event is putting fresh emphasis on staying safe, by making sure there are plenty of taxis available for departing clubgoers. DJ Anas, DJ Vector and DJ Paolo Insomnia will hit the decks alongside the residents in the main room, while Virgin Radio’s Ali Mak spins on the terrace. Entry is Dhs100; doors open at 9.30pm.
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561)

September 29

A Michael Jackson tribute at JamDubai
Even if you’re not a die-hard fan, this is surely worth a look-in just for the spectacle. MJ impersonator extraordinaire Navi, whose fans are said to have included the late master of the moonwalk himself, will put on a tribute show exactly a month after what would have been Jacko’s birthday. Free entry for members of JamDubai: visit www.jamdubai.com. Doors open at 8.30pm.
Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000)

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