New bars and clubs in Dubai

Ego Urban Lounge, Q43 and Chinwaggery + Soul are born

We dig up the juicy rumours, new openings and hot events in Dubai’s music and nightlife scene.

First up is the announcement that TECOM has a brand new nightspot. The venue has called itself Ego Urban Lounge and is located in Boutique 7 Hotel and Suites. December 27 will see members of US rap outfit Wu-Tang Clan Cappadonna and his group mate Lamont make an appearance there, so in keeping with the theme of the venue, fans of urban music will be in for a treat.

We’re also pleased to announce that Q43, the brand-new New York loft-style venue, is now up and running. The location, in the Media One Hotel in Dubai Media City, threw open its doors on December 19.

That night also saw UAE-based musician Tim Hassall release his second album. Genre hopping Gallatin features artwork from Dubai’s Matt Ryder and was produced by Reiner Erlings, who has in the past worked with Snoop Dogg and Flo Rida. For your chance to win a copy of Tim’s new release keep an eye on

Next, we’ve got some sad news. Dubai’s best-known weekly underground night and winner of our award for Best Alternative night earlier this year – Deep Crates, bowed out with a whimper not a growl with a hastily arranged closing party on the fitting date of Friday December 13. Yet the guys behind Deep Crates are still going strong with their regular Sunny Vibe Up events along with their Drop Dread nights so we’re expecting
plenty of top entertainment in 2014.

Finally, the grape bar at the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Chinwaggery, is now Chinwaggery + Soul due to the addition of a New York-style brasserie, so you’ll get to enjoy something to eat with your Manhattan mixer or a glass. Enjoy the start of a new year in Dubai’s nightlife scene.

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