27 best parties in Dubai this week

Pop, rock and dance music events in Dubai this week

Our picks of the week

1 MiXTAPE Rewind at Emirates Golf Club
See Fri 21.

2 Krisiun live at The Music Room
See Sat 22.

3 DJ Cruz at VIP Room
See Thu 20.

4 Kris Corleone at The Act
See Thu 20.

5 GlobalFunk at Level 41
See Thu 20.

Wednesday 19

Gentleman’s Night
This is one for the guys. Who says ladies get to have all the fun? Men are welcomed to Aquara Lounge with a complimentary bottle of hops on arrival and all-night happy hour with live sax music and a singer.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Aquara Lounge, Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).

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, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 6247).

Temptation by Toko Dubai
Ladies can enjoy four complimentary drinks and 30 percent off dinner at the brand-new ladies’ night out.
Free. 6pm-10pm. Toko Dubai, Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).

Thursday 20

Aly & Fila live in Dubai
Trance stars Aly and Fila, the future sound of Egypt, will take to the stage for a special night alongside DJ Bliss.
Dhs180. 8pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).

GlobalFunk
The night returns with a long-awaited performance from the legendary DJ Fabio alongside MCGQ on the mic. Support comes from GlobalFunk family Mach4, Somalie, Sya One and MCs Prit and OllyWood.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Kris Corleone live
French maestro Kris Corleone, resident DJ of Bagatelle Beach and Les Caves du Roy Saint Tropez, has played at some of the most popular parties in Monte Carlo, Los Angeles, London and New York, with some of the world’s greatest artists including Bono, will.i.am and David Guetta. His background guarantees an energetic set with many influences.
Free (reservations recommended). The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

VIP Room on Air
A DJ since the age of 15, Cruz has worked his way up Zurich’s nightclub circuit. He has rocked the crowds at the hottest clubs both in Switzerland and internationally with his genre of cross-mixing hip-hop, mash-up, house and EDM.
Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Friday 21

Audio Tonic
This week sees the debut of the Italian duo Nice7 who’ll both be bringing their chunky main room sound. Original tracks and remixes of the likes of Kittball, Noir Music, and D-FLOOR, propelled Nice7 on to the international music scene, and earned them support from acclaimed artists including Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola and Carl Cox.
Free. 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Funky Fridays
DJ Stephane Karl plays a mix of old-school tracks and classic tunes. Mixed drinks are Dhs30 from 7pm to 10pm.
Free. 10pm-3am.Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 436 1111).

House of Afrika
Expect deep afro soul as resident DJs Che, Schooly, Simon B, Just Lance, Afroboogie, Charl Chaka and Andrew Chetty alternate at this popular weekly event.
Free. 6pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Karaoke Fridays
Sing with DJ Coxy. Ladies and performers can enjoy one free drink. Prizes include Dhs300 for first place and Dhs200 for second.
Music by Danny Cee from Radio 1 at 11.30pm. Free. 8pm-3am. Rock Bottom Café, Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (044 500 111).

MiXTAPE Rewind
Sing along to your favourite ’90s bands’ hits such as ‘Mysterious Girl’, ‘C’est La Vie’ and ‘When the Lights Go Out’, as Peter Andre, 5ive and B*Witched take to the stage. Expect a lot of double denim and old-school dance moves.
Dhs275. 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234). www.timeouttickets.com

No.1 Fridays
Enjoy free bubbly for ladies until 1am while dancing to urban classics and club hits. DJs Brooklyn and DJ Shero will be on the decks.
Free. 10pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995).

Trader Vic’s Anniversary Bash
Trader Vic’s Crowne Plaza Dubai celebrates its 20th anniversary with a weekend of fun and parties. The celebrations include a happy hour with 50 percent off drinks at the bar from 6pm onwards. Mouth-watering signature dishes and the popular Cuban band playing hot Latin rhythms perform throughout the night. Fans of Latin American dancing should participate in the salsa competition at 11pm. The winning couple will walk away with a weekend stay at Crowne Plaza Dubai.
Free. 6pm-2am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, 3rd floor (Residence Tower), Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Saturday 22

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

Krisiun live Brazilian brothers Alex Camargo, Moyses Kolesne and Max Kolesne founded Krisiun in the ’90s. Inspired by the debut albums of Kreator, Morbid Angel and Slayer – the pioneers of death metal – Krisiun churn out a passionate sound of raw emotion that captivates both long-time followers and those discovering this South American band for the first time.
Dhs130. 7pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

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, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

Sunday 23

Il Momento dell’ Aperitivo
Roberto’s embraces the century-old tradition that is the classic Italian aperitivo. Enjoy the live DJ and views of the Burj Khalifa. For every drink ordered, guests will be treated to a complimentary plate of appetizers to share.
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.
Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (055 147 6034).

S.O.S Sunday Old School
Step back in time and lose yourself in a mix of ’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 24

Ba Ladies’ Night
Ladies, prepare for Monday night glamour with three complimentary beverages – including sparkling pomegranate mixed drinks sprinkled with gold dust – and the best tunes with DJ Ilona Maras. A trés chic start to the week.
Free. 9pm-midnight. Ba Restaurant & Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3338).

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 will be 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 ’n’ bass and dubstep with Stu Todd. Complimentary drinks for ladies from 10pm to midnight, the event starts at 11pm.
Free. 10pm-3am. Box Nightclub, Raintree Rolla Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 363 1910).

Tuesday 25

Ladies Rock the City
Ladies can indulge in three mixed drinks with a 30 percent discount on food. The resident band will play tunes by female artists all night long, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes.
Free. 6pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Jazz Nights at The Farm
Whether you are a jazz aficionado or just feel like an evening of good music in a great setting, The Farm plays host to the talented Desert Jazz. Paul Moutarde and Tamas Antal will play instrumental tunes on the saxophone and piano.
Free. 6pm-9pm. The Farm, Al Barari, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (04 392 5660).

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

Pink in the City
Enjoy classic tunes at Barasti from all the female greats. Between 6pm and 9.30pm ladies dining at Latest Recipe will receive their bottomless glass of bubbly or grape free. After dinner head down to the lower deck at Barasti where you can continue enjoying your unlimited bubbles until 10.30pm.
Free. 6pm-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).

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