17 best parties in Dubai this week

Bon Jovi tribute, DJ Yoda, Doc Scott and more top nights out this week

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Our picks of the week

1 See Matt Tolfrey & Jozif live at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
See Fri 23.

2 Head to Shibuya at The Basement
See Thu 22.

3 See Ernesto & Julietta at 02 Nightclub
See Thu 22.

4 Listen to a Bon Jovi tribute band at The Music Room
See Thu 22.

5 See a Broadway show at Ibn Battuta Mall
See Sun 25.

Wednesday 21

Cuts Above & Robert Walker
Robert Walker will play a mix of deep and soulful house alongside Cuts Above.
Free. 9pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort (04 315 3886).

Thursday 22

Bon Jovi
Experience Fans of Bon Jovi will love this special tribute act, who will no doubt play hits such as ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and ‘It’s My Life’.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

DJ Yoda live
The hip-hop supremo is known for his unique ability to scratch everything from ’80s pop tracks to country classics and cartoon theme tunes into a unique, stand-out set. Free before 10pm and Dhs100 after for gents, free before midnight and Dhs100 after for ladies.
6pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

G’Day
Dubai One of the highest-selling artists in Australia will perform at Clé Dubai to celebrate Australia Day while enjoying a gala dinner from Chef Greg Malouf.
Dhs650 (reservations recommended). 7pm-1am. Clé Dubai, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).

Ernesto Ferreyra and Julietta
The Canadian and German DJs will perform a live back-to-back electronic set.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. O2 nightclub & H2O Rooftop by O2, Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 271 7273).

Original Sound
Enjoy a night dedicated to the original sounds of tech-house by Dante and Maks.
Free. 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Dubai Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).

Shibuya
The UK’s Circus master Yousef will play an intimate house set with local DJs Smokingroove, Mr Mr and Michka.
Dhs100, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).

Friday 23

Audio Tonic
Resident DJs Tristan Bain, Jordan Sweeting and JC Pinto bring the beats on the roof, while down below, Arcade 82 perform their much-anticipated live set at the venue.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Empty Yard Experiment (EYE) live
Dubai’s rock pioneers return for their first, post-UK tour show of 2015. The night will also feature Dubai metallers Svengali as special guests. The raucous quintet will rip up The Music Room with the blistering tunes off their recent EP Unscathed, as they gear up to release their full-length album later this year. Madras, Texas folk outfit will warm up the evening with their very own brand of eclectic dream pop.
Dhs60 including a free drink. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Matt Tolfrey & Jozif
A name that continues to gain attention across the international electronic music circuit is that of DJ and producer Jozif. Catch him live alongside Matt Tolfrey tonight.
Free. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

House of Afrika
Listen to South African house vibes and expect to hear a mix of deep afro soul and tech house with DJs DeCaf, Che and David Craig.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (052 646 1764).

Globalfunk
Doc Scott is joined by Metalheadz resident MC LowQui to kick off the year in true drum ’n’ bass style. Local support comes from DJs Mach4 and Minimal alongside MCs Prit, JD Odyssey and Kobra.
Free. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).

Saturday 24

Barasti Aussiefest
Celebrate Australia Day with a family day out and listen to music by special guest band Sway on the middle deck with traditional Aussie food and drinks.
Free. 11am-9pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).

URBN Saturdays
Enjoy a night dedicated to hip-hop and R&B. Ladies get free drinks all night from the Pink bar menu.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

Sunday 25

West End to Broadway
A concert created exclusively for the UAE, West End to Broadway will take audiences on a whirlwind journey through some of the most famous songs and show tunes of all time. The shows feature songs from Les Misérables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You, Cats and many more.
Free. 5pm and 8pm. Until January 31. Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens (04 454 1387).

Monday 26

Salsa Mondays
Enjoy a Salsa lesson from 8pm to 9pm. Ladies receive two complimentary drinks from 9pm to 1am.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Rock Bottom, Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (044 500 111).

Tuesday 27

La Dolce Vita
Soak up the Italian atmosphere while enjoying an acoustic performance and live music. Ladies receive two complimentary drinks from 9pm until closing and can choose from either grape or shorts.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rosso, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).

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