34 top parties in Dubai this week

From Akon to Kamal Musallam, and a whole load of Halloween fun

Wednesday 30

Halloween at Rock Bottom Café TECOM
The two-day festivities include a complimentary drink if you’re dressed up and the person in the best costume wins a bottle.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (04 450 0111).

Haunted Halloween Salsa Party at Blends
There will be special prizes for the best Halloween costumes and a haunted makeover for this Latin-themed night. There is also a complimentary salsa class between 9pm and 10pm.
Free. 9pm-3am. The Address, Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (050 440 5915/050 785 4163).

Thursday 31

Bliss on Funk at Bliss Lounge
Smokingroove will be on deck duty spinning funky house at this cool beachside nightspot. Ladies get a 50 percent discount on drinks between 8pm and 11pm.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 315 3886).

Crime Scene at Movida
The nightspot will be transformed into a crime scene for the evening, complete with forensics and police everywhere. There is an open bar for ladies between 11pm and 1am and the best-dressed attendee wins a magnum.
Free (reservations recommended). Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Day of the Dead Halloween Party at Cavalli Club
This Mexican-themed night promises plenty of colourful and spooky surprises.
Dhs300. 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Fangtastic Halloween Party at The Irish Village
Expect Halloween-themed games and prizes for the best costumes at the large pub’s party along with live music from band the Maplejacks and commercial tunes from DJ Marky Mark.
Free. 7pm-2am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000).

Habana House of Horror at Cafe Habana
This Cuban and Mexican venue is offering trick or treats on entry, creepy drinks and prizes for the best costume.
Free. 7pm-1am. Cafe Habana, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 422 2620).

Halloween Booo Party at The Dek on Eight
DJs ‘Deadman’ Da Sendri, Tom ‘Frankenstein’ Clayton and Charl ‘Caveman’ Chaka will be dropping the house tunes for this night where hotel stays, brunch and free drinks for the best costume are up for grabs.
Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Halloween at i2
DJ Gaby will be spinning hits from ’70s ’80s and ’90s at this party where you’re likely to meet the dead and the undead.
Free. 10pm-3am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 889 2578).

Halloween at N’Dulge
DJ Brooklyn will be spinning the R&B, with DJ Eric Francis supplying the house tunes on the terrace.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

Haunted Halloween at Spin Dubai
There will be an opportunity to win Dhs25,000 worth of prizes for the best costumes at this ping pong-themed nightspot.
Dhs150 (advance for couples). Dhs150 per person (door) 10pm-3am. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (056 175 1010/ 055 288 9460).

Halloween at Voda Bar
The best costume wins a bottle at this night, which is also offering sushi and sashimi with a spooky twist.
Free. 6pm-2am. Jumeirah Zabel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

I Know What You Did Last Summer at VIP Room
Dubai DJ Dirty Law is jetting in from the St Tropez branch of the VIP Room to spin commercial tunes, with help from resident DJ Pepelz. Expect zombies at the bar and ghouls serving bubbles.
Free (reservation required). 9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Jamrock Halloween Costume Party at Sublime
This reggae, dancehall and R&B night is offering free entry before midnight if you’ve got a costume and a table for the two best-dressed attendees. Tunes will be supplied by DJ Crown Prince and Sir Taz.
Free if you’re in a costume before midnight. Dhs100 (door). Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).

Monster Halloween Party at Atlantis Beach
With Dhs30,000 of prizes up for grabs for the best costumes, this Monster Halloween Party attracted 5,000 guests last year.
Dhs100. Free for ladies before 8pm. Dhs50 for men before 8pm. 5pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, The Palm (055 200 4321).

Nightmare at 360˚
This Halloween extravaganza features house and tech house tunes from Reset Robot, Sam Farsio, Markii, Deian and Ejaz. The best costume wins a stay for two at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Theatre of Terror Halloween Party at The Act Dubai
This slightly mischievous high-end theatre concept on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La will be holding a special Halloween Party, which promises special drinks and themed live performances.
Free. Reservations required. 9pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

The Doll House at Cirque Le Soir Dubai
This promises to be the freakiest night in the city that’s full of surprises.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont (056 115 4507).

Zombie L.O.V.E at Okku
This high-end venue will be transformed into a world of darkness and supernatural forces, with resident DJ Marshall spinning the house tunes.
Free (reservations recommended). Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).


Friday 1

Akon Live at Cavalli Club
The R&B singer and producer behind Lady GaGa’s first album will be performing his hits including ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Smack That’ live.
Dhs300. 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Armada Nights with Protoculture and Alexander Popov at XL Beach Club
This house night is a celebration of record label Armada Music’s tenth anniversary.
Dhs100. 1pm-3am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, (056 640 6161). www.timeoutttickets.com

Circoloco at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and D’Julz and Sossa from the world famous party brand Circoloco will be spinning the tracks for this special event.
Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Drop Dread ft. Tippa Irie & Mungos Hi-Fi
This Jamaican-themed night has special guests flying in to supply the beats.
Dhs85 (advance). Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha, Al Barsha. www.timeoutttickets.com

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African deep house, with residents Charl Chaka, Afroboogie, Just Lance, Simon B and Nthayi.
Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

No Fillers at The Deck
Cory Centric and Rishi will be supplying the eclectic tunes which will include disco, funk and soul at this poolside day party, which features a happy hour between 4pm and 7pm.
Free. 5pm-1am. JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 814 5599).

Superheroes presents Mike Skinner at Tamanya Terrace
Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, will be spinning the tunes in Media City for a new deep house, garage and bass night called Superheroes.
Dhs120. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. www.timeoutttickets.com

Saturday 2

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJ Shef Codes and DJ Emir will be spinning the tracks.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Homegrown at 360˚
This deep and groovy house night will feature a set from Shaun Soomro.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Monday 4

Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
DJ Bliss will be supplying the tunes for this urban night.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

Kamal Musallam at The Fridge
The guitarist will be closing the Fridge’s 14th Season with a performance of his Arabic-infused guitar grooves. Musallam will be joined on stage by a band and a live flamenco dancer.
Dhs50 per person. Dhs25 for students. Free for under 18s. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Unit 5, Alserkal Avenue (050 553 8757).

The Monday Show at Cavalli Club
The Monday Show, offers the opportunity to dine while you watch a classic movie.
Free. Door policy applies, reservations recommended. 9pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Tuesday 5

An Evening with John Cleese at the Madinat Theatre
The Fawlty Towers star will be bringing his one-man show to the Madinat Theatre for a short run.
Dhs350-Dhs450. 7.30pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. www.timeoutttickets.com

Kamal Musallam at Blue Bar
The Arabic fusion guitarist will be performing at an event where the ticket price gets you a complimentary drink along with a free CD.
Dhs100. 8.30pm. Blue Bar, Novotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 310 8150/050 824 1453).

Pink Ladies Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
On the first Tuesday of every month ladies’ get free pink bubbles at this popular night.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

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