32 best parties in Dubai this week

Gary Barlow, Route 94, Will Mars and more nights out this week

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Our picks of the week

1 Gary Barlow at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
See Fri 17.

2 Eve live at Cavalli
See Wed 15.

3 Jean Claude Ades at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
See Fri 17.

4 Eric Turner at Chinawhite
See Thu 16.

5 Will Mars live at 1Up
See Wed 15.

Wednesday 15

Eve at Cavalli
The American hip-hop artist and actress will take to the stage to entertain fans with her Grammy award-winning hit, ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind.’
Dhs300. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).

Horizon Heroes Men’s 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. 8pm-1am. Horizon Lounge, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Will Mars live UK stand-up comedian

Will Mars will perform his hit show from the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Will Mars: As Good as my Audience. Expect a mix of black comedy, satire and observation.
Free. 8pm-11pm. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).

Thursday 16

Dust Presents Shan Frenzie
As part of his worldwide ‘All 45’s vinyl DJ set’ tour, Australian DJ Shan Frenzie is making a stop in Dubai offering a special night of original disco, soul, funk and golden era hip-hop.
Free. 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Dubai Internet City (04 365 9911).

Eric Turner live
Eric Turner is an American singer and songwriter who worked with Tinie Tempah on the number one hit ‘Written in the Stars’, with Turner singing the big chorus. Turner has gone on to collaborate with Avicii on ‘Dancing in My Head,’ and has also co-written his new song, ‘Someday.’
Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (056 273 6283).

Route 94, Toyboy & Robin
Route 94 and Toyboy & Robin will play a mix of house, bass and beats music. Route 94 is known for his UK number one track, ‘My Love.’
Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Velocity
Zero Gravity’s Thursday club concept continues, featuring international DJ royalty and progressive house pioneer, Hernan Cattaneo.
Free before 10pm, Dhs100 after for men. Free before midnight for ladies, Dhs100 after. 6pm-3am. Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

VIP Room
On Air Celebrity French duo, DJ Mouss and Eklips will perform a mix of R&B and hip-hop. Eklips is a French artist who started human beatboxing more than 20 years ago. His beatboxing art is taken to another level with the use of a loop station, which enables him to sing, rap and imitate.
Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am.VIP Room, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay (052 881 8888).


Friday 17

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
DJs Megadon Betamax and Mr Mr are on the decks with Markii.
Free. 4pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

Aurora
Dubai’s day-to-night and tempo-setting experience continues with a little help from Soul II Soul front-man Jazzie B, plus a rare live set from UK disco electro giants, Crazy P.
Free before 10pm, Dhs100 after for men. Free before midnight for ladies and Dhs100 after. 3pm-3am. Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Electric Days
The line-up includes J Phlip, Jacob Bailey, Amy Wells and Hisham Samawi.
Dhs70 before 8pm with two free drinks, Dhs100 after 8pm. 6pm-3am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Gary Barlow live
The Take That superstar will be showcasing his vast catalogue of chart-topping hits, including Take That smashes such as ‘Rule The World’, ‘Patience’ and ‘Back For Good’ as well as his more recent solo hits ‘Let Me Go’ and the Elton John duet ‘Face To Face’.
Dhs295-Dhs1,000. 6pm-midnight. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City

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 Beach Road (04 346 1111).

House of Afrika Comedy Jam
Two of South Africa’s finest comedians, John Vlismas and Rob Van Vuuren, will entertain crowds with their alternative comedy acts.
Dhs100. 8pm-11pm. Level 42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Jean Claude Ades at Blue Marlin Ibiza
The French-German producer Jean Claude Ades has a long-term love affair with deep, soulful electronic music. Widely respected among Ibiza’s movers and shakers, he has mastered a genre of his own.
Free (reservations recommended) 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

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

One Night in Amsterdam
Experience the Dutch clubbing scene, get a taste of the Amsterdam nightlife and let the Dutch DJ’s make your night.
Dhs150. 2pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

The Battle Series Movida

Masterstepz and his Battle Series phenomena are back versus Mr Shef Codes. Expect hip-hop and R&B versus house and garage.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Saturday 18

High Heels Night
Ladies can now grab their high heels and their girlfriends for a Downtown adventure because The 31 is celebrating the power of a woman’s might with two complimentary drinks.
Free. 6pm-3am. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 448 4848).

Hustle
JC Pinto and a close knit group of home-grown resident DJs provide the soundscape through the day. Expect deeper shades of house, while you soak up the sun.
Free. 3pm-10pm. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 315 3886).

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


Sunday 19

Il Momento dell’ Aperitivo
Roberto’s will embrace the century-old tradition that is the classic Italian aperitivo but served up in their own unique contemporary way, with live DJ and views of the Burj Khalifa. For every drink ordered, guests will be treated to a complimentary plate of appealing appetizers to share, from mozzarella and bruschetta to mini pizzas.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Roberto’s, The Bay Gate, DIFC (04 386 0066).

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
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).

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 20

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.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Subbase-Sessions

Enjoy a night of UK Garage, Drum & Bass and Dubstep with Stu Todd.. Complimentary drinks for ladies from 10pm to midnight.
Free. 11pm-3am. Box Nightclub, Raintree Rolla Hotel, Rolla Road, Bur Dubai (056 363 1910).

Tuesday 21

Censored
Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, popularly known as “Les Twins” will take to the stage tonight. hip-hop dance duo originating from Sarcelles, France. The twin brothers, are known worldwide for their talents in New Style dancing.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Moroc Ladies Night
Ladies can relax at the Moroc outdoor terrace while receiving three complimentary beverages. The lady that brings the most friends each week will get a travel bag filled with Elemis beauty goodies.
Free. 8pm-10pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, Sheikh Zayed Rd (04 444 0000).

Pink in the City
Enjoy classic tunes in Barasti from all the female greats. Between 6pm to 9.30pm ladies dining at Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi will receive their bottomless glass of grape free. After dinner simply think beach chic and head on down to the lower deck at Barasti where you can continue enjoying your free flowing bubbles until 10.30pm, so make sure you don’t lose your glass.
Free. 6pm-3am. Barasti Beach Bar, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).

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