33 best parties in Dubai this week

David Guetta, Tiga, Tinie Tempah and more of the best nights out in Dubai this week

Our picks of the week

1 David Guetta live at Atlantis Beach
See Thu 18.

2 Tinie Tempah live at White Dubai
See Fri 19.

3 Rene Amesz at Cavalli Club
See Sun 21.

4 Chuck Wonderland at VIP Room
See Thu 18.

5 AKS Fashion Night at Armani/Privé
See Wed 17.

Wednesday 17

AKS Fashion Night 2nd Anniversary
The three-time award-winning Asian club night, AKS, completes two years at Armani/Privé. India’s top DJ Lemon will man the decks alongside resident DJ Zubair.
Free (reservations recommended) 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (052 779 9914).

The new weekly night offers electro and house music all night with DJs Richie D and DJ DLB. Unlimited free drinks between 10.30pm and 2am for ladies. Free. 9pm-3am. Zinc Nightclub, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).

Skinny Wednesdays
This ladies’ night at Sho Cho is all about offering a healthier alternative. A new waist-conscious menu features a selection of mixed drinks with fewer than 100 calories per concoction from 7pm until midnight. Music by DJ Amy Wells.
Free. 7pm-1am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

The Christmas Jumper Party
Arrive in your geekiest Christmas pullover for your chance to win a VIP table for four for the hotel’s Boxing Day brunch. Santa Claus will also make an appearance so you can visit his throne, sit on his lap and have your picture taken.
Free. 10pm-3am. Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).

Thursday 18

David Guetta live
Possibly the biggest DJ, electronic artist and producer on the planet right now, David Guetta, is coming to the sands of Atlantis Beach with support from local DJs David da Luca, Natalie Brogan and Hollaphonic.
Dhs275. 7pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com
Latin Xperience
Enjoy a night of burlesque-themed dancing with kizomba, bachata, zouk and salsa. The current World Kizomba Champions Chris Py and Elodie will be in attendance.
Dhs95. 10pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 447 0773).

Shibuya Featuring AND.ID and Smokingroove
Dance to house, techno and percussive grooves with AND.ID.
Dhs100. Free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (04 434 5555).

Super Hereos at The Act
Grab your mask and cape and join the Super Heroes party. DJ Emir will take over the stage for a celebration going late into the night.
Reservations only. 8.30pm-3am. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Canadian musician, DJ and record producer Tiga will take to the stage and play a mix of electronic dance music. Tiga has remixed songs from the likes of Scissor Sisters, Moby, Depeche Mode, and Friendly Fires. Unlimited drinks from 8pm to 10pm.
Dhs150. 8pm-3am. 02 Nightclub, Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 271 7273).

VIP Room On Air Birthday Bash for Chuck Wonderland
This week the club is celebrating resident DJ Chuck Wonderland’s birthday. This young, talented party rocker will make the night special, playing alongside another rising star, Alex T. – fresh from a summer season in Ibiza.
Free. 9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriot Marquis Dubai, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Friday 19

Audio Tonic
This week sees Special Case, a duo from Russia featuring Arram Mantana and Tripmastaz with another local debut down below deck – Scotland’s answer to the pied piper, and a man with plenty of experience when it comes to classic and modern House Music – CJ Marland.
Free. 4pm-3am. 360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Cobweb live
This Rock ’n’ roll band from Nepal shows no signs of slowing down. They will be supported by local rockers including Daisy Grim among other acts.
Dhs70. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Fab Fridays presents German Brigante
This is an artist whose passion and dedication to producing infectious dancefloor grooves is unsurpassed. See him live alongside support acts DJ Will and S3R-HAN.
Dhs150. 1pm-3am. XL Beach Club. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Fur Coat and Eric Volta
The architect of one of last year’s biggest records – ‘Love Your Illusion’ – Eric Volta will headline with Fur Coat – the brainchild of Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine, two producers from Venezuela.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

L’illusionniste (Jay Witlox)
Witness some breathtaking feats by the one and only L’Illusioniste. Master magician Jay Witlox is one of the most booked artists from Luxembourg who fully lives his passion on stage. Combining charm, humour and a romantic theme in his performances, audiences worldwide have been thrilled and enchanted by his unique illusions.
Free. 11pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

Matthias Tanzmann & Djebali
German producer and Circo Loco resident Matthias Tanzmann is best known for deep and tech house, producing his own label Moon Harbour as well as his legendary DJ sets. While Parisian house DJ Djebali first took to the decks in 2001, and has since graced some of the most influential venues in Europe and beyond. Expect his signature smooth organic house at Eden.
Dhs200 before 3pm. Free after. 9am-midnight. Eden Beach Club, Rixos, Palm Jumeirah (055 277 1477).

Nightmares on Wax
Trip-hopping trio Nightmares on Wax will body-pop Aurora into a brand new, boundary-pushing realm. Drawing inspiration from breakdancing beats, rap, acid house – and just about anything that creates high energy – this day-to-night party will see Nightmares live up to their own crowd-serving description. The boys will not be spinning tunes, but ‘experimenting with ideas’.
Free for gents before 9pm and Dhs100 after; free for ladies before midnight and Dhs100 after. 2pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

No.1 Fridays
Ladies get free bubbly 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).

Saad Lamjarred live
This Moroccan singer has achieved fame online as the only Arabic singer with millions of YouTube views on his last music video. He was nominated for an MTV EMA award this year and his tracks ‘Waadini’ and ‘Salina Salina’ are both hits. He is one of the best entertainers Morocco has to offer and he will be bringing his talents to Dubai for one night only.
Dhs295-500. 6pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City (04 371 3366).

Tinie Tempah live
White Dubai celebrates its first anniversary by hosting a performance by the British rapper and hip-hop star, Tinie Tempah. The artist is best known for his breakthrough single ‘Pass Out’, which was followed by major collaborations and hits including ‘Written In The Stars’, ‘Tsunami’ and ‘Children of the Sun’. Virgin Radio host Kris Fade be the MC on the night, livening up the crowd all evening.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

Saturday 20

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

Omar Khairat live
Pianist, composer, conductor and founder of Omar Khairat’s Group – an opera ensemble – the Egyptian artist has been touted as one of the most awarded and respected musicians in Arabic music. From European and African to traditional jazz and blues, he will bring his beautiful sounds and symphonies to his fans in Dubai.
Dhs250-1,000. 6pm-midnight. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 990 0112).

Sunday 21

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).

Love Sundays at OKKU
Listen to house music by resident DJ Marshall while snacking on Japanese cuisine. It’s one lively dinner party.
Free, guestlist and reservations only. 8pm-3am. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

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).

Occupy with Rene Amesz
Rene’s sound is based on his unique approach towards arrangements and sounds. Supported by DJ Souheil Ray and DJ Michka.
Dhs250. 11pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

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 22

Ba Ladies’ Night
Ladies get 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).

GQ Ladies Night
GQ Bar offers a contemporary twist on the classic ladies night. Ladies can enjoy an exclusive selection of premium bubbly and sampling canapes while listening to an upbeat music selection.
From Dhs95-135. 7pm-midnight. GQ Bar, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 4541).

R&B Spade
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).

Raxon and Wasted
Mondays From 8pm until 11pm guests can enjoy unlimited beverages to the sounds of house music by Raxon.
Dhs150 per person. 8pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Dubai Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).

Tuesday 23

Ladies Rock the City
Ladies can enjoy 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).

Pink in the City
Enjoy classic tunes from all the female greats. Between 6pm and 9.30pm ladies dining at Latest Recipe will get 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 drinks until 10.30pm.
Free. 6pm-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).

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