We dig up the juicy rumours, new openings and hot events in Dubai’s music and nightlife scene.
There’s some exciting news this month about Atlantis venue N’Dulge. Smooth American soul singer Horace Brown is set to perform on September 20 and on September 19, Giles Smith and James Priestley, the UK team behind legendry party Secretsundaze, are bringing their brand to Dubai. The house and trance team transformed the Sunday clubbing scene in London and then venues throughout the world. Let’s see if they can work their magic here.
In other news, hipster hangout Media One Hotel has announced that it is opening a new bar on the 43rd floor called Q43. The team behind the project is promising a ‘place that looks a million dollars without getting charged it’.
Elsewhere, guitar fans will be pleased with the news that a strictly non-commercial indie night is set to launch on September 13 at Casa Latina. The Bad House Party sounds like it’s going to be an indie and punk winner.
Republique, the downtown nightspot at The Address Dubai Mall has been closed for a refurb. Known for its commercial retro parties, we hear it will be reopening in the coming months as La BoutiQ and we’ve been told to expect a change of direction.
Back to Sandance, as we mentioned recently, the rumour about Rudimental playing on November 15 after Jamiroquai has been confirmed, so bassheads are in for a treat. Laidback Luke, the ironically energetic Dutch house-fusion DJ has also been confirmed on the bill.
Finally, more good news for rock fans. Platinum- selling Filipino band Bamboo will be performing alongside Rivermaya on a double bill at Dubai World Trade Centre on October 11.