20 best parties in Dubai this week

House vocals, classic rock, South African party, hip hop chic and more

Our picks of the week

1 Audiotonic at 360˚
See Fri 19.

2 Tara McDonald Live at Chinawhite
See Thu 18.

3 Mike La Funk at Buddah Bar
See Fri 19.

4 South African Heritage Day at Emirates Golf Club
See Fri 19.

5 Arcadia ft Patrick Topping at The Dek on 8
See Thu 18.

Wednesday 17

Kiss Urban Ladies’ Night
Ladies can indulge in mixed drinks while dancing to R&B, hip-hop, soul and funk. DJs One Jaxx and 3G Kid are on the decks.
Free. 10pm-3am. Box Nightclub, Raintree Rolla Hotel, Rolla Road, Bur Dubai (056 363 1910).

Societe School Nights
This fun theme night takes you back with nothing but the classic anthems from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.
Free. 10pm-3am. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).

Thursday 18

Arcadia featuring Patrick Topping
The outdoor party brand based around house, beats and bass will feature Patrick Topping live. Don’t miss him perform his hit track, ‘Forget’.
Free. 3pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Cuts Above Story Sessions
Cuts Above starts its new season of parties with Dust head honcho Megadon Betamax for a night of disco to deep house music. Expect a pumped-up crowd.
Free. 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn, Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).

Globalfunk v Bassworx
GlobalFunk and Bassworx team up and start the new season with the legendary dBridge and SP:MC.
Dhs100. 9.30pm-2.30am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Tara McDonald Live
The UK singer has achieved success working with Armand Van Helden and co-writing with Axwell on the chart hits ‘My My My’ and ‘Feel The Vibe.’ See her perform these live with tracks from her new solo album.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (05 5147 6034).

Therapy at Zero Gravity
Tonight marks the return of Therapy Nights featuring Raxon, Kay Tek, Deian, Jixo & Danz, Jay-R and Josephine playing electronic music.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

World Classical Music Series
The Alliage Quintett is one of the most successful saxophone ensembles in Germany and Europe. Expect a fusion of diverse genres and stunning depth of sound.
From Dhs250 to Dhs550. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9999).

Friday 19

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions
This week serves as the after-party for Matthew Charles’ infamous Never Get Out the Boat party. Dubai favourite Matthew Charles will be in charge of below deck from midnight. Up above will see Russ Cooper, Rod Lee Winters and Mr Mr Fuel.
Free. 4pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

Bang Bang
Fans of classic house music and fancy sunset views of JBR and the palm will love this lively party. Music by DJ Robeto Mermand.
Free. 2pm-midnight. Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton JBR (050 957 9471).

Classic Rock Coffee Concert
The Rock Shawarma, a melting pot of rock, metal, classic rock, punk and indie beats brings collection of bands to the stage. Featuring the international rock quartet from Delhi, Circus; an album launching from UAE’s death metal band, Perversion; a dedication to metal band Iron Maiden by Flames Re-ignited and a performance by Point of View. Support acts from the local scene: Desert Ramblers, Anthems, Riff Raff, Loose Cannons, Core 304, Spitfire and AKB.
Dhs70. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Mike La Funk
Since exploding onto the international club scene back in 1997, Mike La Funk has audibly left his mark on the industry, working as a producer for the likes of Pacha, Hed Kandi and The Brothers.
Free. 8pm-3am. Buddah-Bar, Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

South African Heritage Day
Join in on the ‘Bring & Braai Day’ on the grass with entertainment by South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout, music from HouseOfAfrika’s resident DJ Just Lance who will be joined by DJs Richard Smith and DJ Don playing the best South African hits.
Free entry for ladies, Dhs100 over the age of 12 years. 3pm-10pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).

Westend
This popular night plays a mix of hip-hop and R&B mash-ups. DJs Junior J, Masterstepz, Mo Muscles and Badir are on the decks. The floor gets pretty packed, so if you want space to dance you should consider reserving a table.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Vanity, Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).

Saturday 20

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJ Bliss, Junior J and Shefcodes bring hip-hop and urban music to People by Crystal every Saturday night. The floor is usually packed for DJ Bliss’ trademark urban staple so we recommend you get there early.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am.People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

XO Saturdays
A fusion of electro beats and hip-hop mixes greet you at Armani. Think beautiful people, fashionable attire and chic surroundings.
Free for ladies (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Armani/Prive, Burj Khalifa, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

Sunday 21

Milk On Sundays
DJ Brooklyn and DJ Shef Codes play a mix of old skool, nu skool, R&B, hip-hop, rare grooves and funk. Complimentary drinks for ladies until 1am.
Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (05 5147 6034).

S.O.S Sunday Old School
Lose yourself in a mixture of classic ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s mash-ups and remixes. Complimentary mixed drinks for ladies all night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995).

Monday 22

Hip-hop Chic
DJ Bliss and Shefcodes are on the decks tonight playing the best of hip-hop, R&B and urban music. The club is usually packed for this popular weekly event, so get there early to beat the crowds.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Tuesday 23

En Vogue Ladies Run the City
This cool hangout is the place to be spotted, so get your gladrags on. Complimentary drinks for ladies.
Free. 10pm-1am. Armani/Prive, Burj Khalifa, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

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