34 best parties in Dubai this week

Oktoberfest Reggae Bash, Suga Hip-hop party, Quiz night and more

Our picks of the week

1 Oktoberfest Reggae Bash at The Music Room
See Friday 3.

2 Societe School Nights at Societe
See Wed 1.

3 Men’s Night at Horizon Lounge
See Wed 1.

4 Homegrown Saturdays at 360˚
See Sat 4.

5 Censored at Cirque Le Soir
See Tue 7.

Wednesday 1

Diamond Wednesday
This mid-week event has relocated to the indoor venue for six weeks. Expect hip-hop and urban music from DJs Shero and Brooklyn.
Free. 10pm-3am. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (05 5147 6034).

Horizon Heroes Mens’ Night
Guys can enjoy bucket deals on special drinks with a different deal every week. A variety of hop and food pairing selections are also on offer.
Free entry. 8pm-1am. Horizon Lounge, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

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).

No Worries, It’s Wednesday
Head to Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar every Wednesday evening and enjoy three selected Aussie beverages out on the billabong-inspired terrace for Dhs75. Guests can immerse themselves in the outback-inspired atmosphere with the sounds of a live Australian musician playing in the background.
Free entry. 4pm-11.30pm. Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

One for the Girls! Ladies’ Night
Ladies can enjoy five free mixed drinks while listening to live music from Mike Ross.
Free. 8pm-3am. McGettigan’s DWTC, beside Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 6247).

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 2

Venues across the UAE will be dry from Thursday October 2 at 6pm to Friday October 3 at 6pm, meaning all clubs and many bars will be closed.

Friday 3

’80s Night DJ Gilbert spins the best of ’80s music from the top artists of the time. Enjoy one selected drink at 50 percent off.
Free. 9pm-10pm. Bapas Restaurant & Lounge, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 385 8881).

After Brunch at Societe
For those who are looking to continue the party at the end of a Friday brunch, Societe has the answer with its newly launched event. Indulge in an unlimited drinks package that includes an assortment of 50 exotic mixed drinks, sparkling grape and hops.
Dhs250. 4pm-8pm. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions
Another solid local resident line-up with Conan Manchester supported through to after dark by Rich Showell and Raxon on closing duties.Down below, another debut for the audio tonic vibes with Cassland founder Rishi.
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 Dubai Jumeirah Residences, JBR (050 957 9471).

Funky Fridays
DJ Stephane Karl plays a mix of old school tracks and classic tunes. Mixed drinks are on offer for Dhs30 from 7pm to 10pm.
Free. 10pm-3am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

Music Fridays at GQ Bar
A night dedicated to pure music and compiled by resident DJ Sam Farsio, this chic hot-spot is great for dancing the night away.
Free. 9.30pm-3am. GQ Bar, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541).

No. 1 Fridays
DJ Shero and DJ Brooklyn play continuous non-stop party anthems from R&B, hip-hop, old skool, nu skool, deep house and reggae.
Free bubbly for ladies until 1am. Free. 10pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995).

Oktoberfest Reggae Bashment
A night featuring the finest Kenyan DJs such as The Muzikal Sheriff, Selekta Roots Radix aka ‘The Roots General’ and MC Dido Ranks aka ‘The Ultimate Payaka Man’ who will showcase what the Oktoberfest reggae bashment is all about.
Dhs75. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Urban Fever
Amika DJ Skinnyloop brings a mix of hip-hop and urban tracks to Amika every Friday night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Amika Lounge, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 358 0044).

WTF Friday
Special Guest DJ Benjamin Grey is on the decks tonight. While he may be young, he certainly has a lot of clubs to his credit. This fresh DJ is wrapped in impressive technical mastery.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Saturday 4

Drift Zero
Gravity’s passion for music knows no bounds, and today it will take a step back in time, as sultry 1980s singer Kim Wilde stops by for a unique acoustic set. Raw, uncut versions of classic tracks including ‘Kids In America’, ‘Chequered Love’ and ‘If I Can’t Have You’ will form the musical backdrop to this usually soulful weekend event. Free before 6pm. Dhs150 after. noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Homegrown Saturdays
Expect deep house vibes with DJs Elaouad and Charl Chaka.
Free. 6pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

Suga Hip-hop Party
Head to Movida and finish the weekend off in style with a trendy crowd dancing to hip-hop and R&B tunes.
Free. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

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 5

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).

Sunday Old School Step back in time and 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).

Status Sundays
Expect a night of urban music at Amika, hosted by resident DJ Junior J. The dancefloor can get pretty packed and it has a young, lively crowd.
Free, guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Amika, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 782 5374).

The Big Nick and Dave Quiz Night
Join Radio 1’s Nick Robinson and Radio 2’s Dave Cleary every Sunday night for what some people call a pub quiz, others call a quiz show and even more people call it two idiots on stage dancing and asking trivia questions. Great prizes up for grabs, with a variety of different rounds and games.
Free. 8pm-10pm. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).

Turn up Sundays
The popular event is back every Sunday with Radio One DJ Saif and Sound as well as DJ Shoni. Free drinks all night for ladies.
Free. 9pm-3am. Boutiq, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (050 173 7066).

Monday 6

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).

Music nights with Ezra
For an alternative pub quiz head down to Girders with a team of six for a music quiz. Ezra Basil is on hand to entertain the crowd with a mix of vocals, piano, guitar and saxophone.
Free. 8.30pm-10pm. Girders, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5590).

Quiz night at The Huddle
Lars Hansen, experienced quiz master, plays host each week. Featuring five rounds of ten questions in the categories of current affairs, entertainment, sports and a general knowledge ‘Boffins’ round with a bit of music and mystery thrown in. Great prizes.
Free. 8pm-10pm.The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotels Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

R&B Anthems at Sensation
This weekly night features a variety of genres from R&B and hip-hop to funky and commercial house as well as UK Garage and dubstep. DJ Badir and DJ Stylez are on the decks with MC Money.
Dhs100 for gents. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Tuesday 7

Be a Gentleman Night
Every guy bringing a lady will receive three complimentary selected house beverages. Live music from Roxx Empire.
Free. 7pm-midnight. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

Censored Renowned
Ibiza DJ Wally Lopez who is best known for his remix of ‘Just a little more love’ will take to the decks.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Quiz Night
The newly opened bar features a weekly quiz night with exciting prizes for each round. Enjoy the sounds of a live band, Comfort Zone with DJ Moody on the decks everyday.
Free. 8pm-10pm. 24Bar7, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Al Barsha (04 444 9999).

Sparkle in the Sand
Ladies Night Get together for a night to remember with sparkling beverages. The first 50 ladies will be given a gem bag on entry, one of which will contain a genuine precious stone, which Dhamani Jewellers, in Anantara’s lobby, will verify on the night. With fabulous beats, a beautiful location and a gorgeous gemstone, this is one for the girls.Dhs50 including sparkling drinks.
8pm-11pm. The Beach House, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

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