Nightlife events this week

Our pick of the best parties in Dubai this week

Wednesday 3

Anahid Fashion season closing party at Armani/Privé
Expect house and new wave Persian tunes at the final round of this glitzy night before summer. DJ Mamsi and VDJ barbu.tv are on decks and visuals, while there’s a chance for guests to win real diamonds.
Dhs150 per couple (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (056 175 1010).

Déjà Vu Billionaire Affair closing party at Cirque Le Soir
DJ Shadow, RJ/DJ Asef and DJ Chetas, accompanied by a live violinist, guest at this unashamedly ostentatious night, with the tagline ‘a place for real billionaires’.
Bookings only. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (0509764027).

Diamond Wednesdays closing party at XL Urban night
Diamond Wednesdays winds up the season with hosts DJs Brooklyn, Shero and Adam J.
Ladies & couples free, gents Dhs100. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Havana Nights retro party at Blends
A 70s themed party at this Latino night, with a mix of a live Cuban band and retro tunes from DJ Moe.
Free. 9pm-2am. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Industry Night at Movida
Exclusive nightspot Movida is traditionally busiest on Wednesdays for its trademark Industry Night.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Smash Ladies’ night at Spin
This hip NYC export opens up it’s courts to ladies for free tonight (normally Dhs100 per half hour), with men playing alongside women also playing for free. It’s only the fairer gender who benefit from the free-flowing beverages between 9pm and midnight, however.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Spin Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).

Thrive Industry Night at Sublime
A networking night for fashion, media, art and hospitality types.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).


Thursday 4

Absolute House at Movida
A fresh weekly night spinning house tunes at this exclusive club.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

The Act closing party
This theatrical Vegas nightclub wraps up season one in Dubai with DJ J Kayper, said to be a favourite of Will.I.Am and Gwyneth Paltrow.
First of two nights. Free (door policy applies). 9pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

Aks closing party at Mansion
DJ Manoj spins Desi, Bollywood house and R&B.
Ladies free, couples free before midnight, Dhs100 after. 10.30pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

Analog Room closing party with Portable live at The Q Underground
Sharp-dressing Berlin-based decksmith Portable spins eclectic electronic nuggets.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).

Big Sean at People
The hit US rapper plays at People’s closing party.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (050 297 2097).

Deep Crates closing party at Casa Latina
Alternative collective the Deep Crates Cartel celebrate a fantastic season with a ‘Cuban revolutionary party’. We’re told this will mean drinks deals and an even more relaxed vibe than usual.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

The Groove Society at Embassy
Exclusive club Embassy waves goodbye to the season with the UAE’s DJ Dezarate behind the decks. There’s also two free drinks for ladies before midnight.
Free. 10pm-3am. Embassy Dubai, Grosvenor House (04 317 6000).

Infusion Experience at 360°
DJs Jason Kabuki and Richard Round break out the beats.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Studio F
Take a look inside Dubai’s new Fashion TV-franchised nightclub.
Reservations recommended. 7pm-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (056 758 5016).

Trilogy Resident
DJs keep things ticking over at this top club.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

VIP Room
Check out the St Tropez club that won Best New Club at our 2013 Music & Nightlife Awards.
Free (guestlist only). 9pm-3am. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 1500).

What Da Funk with Pierre Ravan at Chameleon Club
Dubai-based Ravan plays this closing party.
Men Dhs100; ladies free. 9pm-3am. Chameleon, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).


Friday 5

#4TLOR at Trilogy
This fresh reggae night from the Ohm Records team brings some deep grooves to Trilogy’s intimate studio room.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat (050 624 5751).

Audio Tonic Season VII closing party at 360°
A packed bill stacking ten Audio Tonic regulars into an 11-hour slot at this iconic venue.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Calabar Big Weekend
Three days of tunes from the UK’s Bearweasal at Calabar’s closing weekend.
Free. Until Sunday July 7, 8pm-2am. Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

Cirque Le Soir Battle Of The DJs
A closing party with a difference, as Dubai DJs Nick Tohme, Jack and Bliss all go head-to-head, with Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade as ringmaster for the night.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African house.
Free. 4pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel (04 427 1000).

No.1 Fridays closing party at N’Dulge
Residents Adam J, Shero and Brooklyn spin at the final round of this award-winning urban night, which has now moved indoors.
Dhs100 (ladies free before 11pm). 10pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (055 147 6034).

Red Bull BC One at Desert Fish
The UAE’s best breakdancers battle it out at the regional heat of this recognised b-boy competition, with the world final taking place in Seoul later this year. The tunes come from UK breakbeat name DJ Renegade. Free. Doors 6pm; event 7pm. Desert Fish, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (055 995 5118).

Shaggy at Cavalli Club
Jamaican/US star Shaggy– the self professed Mr Boombastic – makes an up close and personal appearance at Cavalli. Expect to hear all the hits – as a reminder, think Angel, It Wasn’t Me and Wild Tonight.
Free (door policy applies) 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Thermal and a Quarter at The Music Room
Big Indian rock band TAAQ play one of the final rock gigs of the season. We’ve been promised a Dire Straits tribute set amidst their own material.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (050 714 0427).

Ultimate Foam Party at XL
We’ve heard there’s a late change to include a ‘Vegas Baby’ theme to this 12-hour foam party.
Free for ladies before 8pm, free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 after. 3pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 540 6161).


Saturday 6

411 Saturdays closing party at People by Crystal
All the regulars are out tonight, with DJ Bliss, Shef Codes, Masterstepz and Stylez uniting to play out the season for 411.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Calabar Big Weekend
Free. Until Sunday July 7, 8pm-2am. Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

Entra Mi Casa at 360°
This deep/Afro/soul house night winds down before summer, now indoors on the ground floor.
Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Mega Reggae Night at Rock City
This dark rock bar hosts a one-off reggae party. Expect a mixed Old Dubai crowd. Door policy applies.
9pm-3am. Rock City, Howard Johnson Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 393 9911).

Sunday 7

The Act closing party
For details see Thursday 4.
Free (door policy applies). 9pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

Calabar Big Weekend
Free. 8pm-2am. Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

L.O.V.E. Sundays at Okku
A popular house night with a good crowd and guaranteed vibe.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel (04 501 8777).

M.I.A. Farewell at The Music Room
This live music institution wraps up the season by waving goodbye to house band M.I.A. Entry price includes one drink.
Dhs50. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Towers (04 359 8889).

Status Sundays at Amika
Urban night with DJ Junior J and Shef Codes.
Free (guest list and reservations only). 10pm-3am. Amika Dubai, The H Hotel (055 358 0044).

Monday 8

Hip-hop Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Dubai’s DJ Bliss hosts the final round of this night before August.
Free (reservations Recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

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