17 best parties in Dubai this week

Redfest, Garage Nation, House of Blues, anti-Valentine's day parties and more

Our picks of the week

1 RedFestDXB at Media City Amphitheatre
See Thu 12.

2 Garage Nation at Level 41, Media One Hotel
See Fri 13.

3 This is Redroom at Pacha Ibiza Dubai
See Thu 12.

4 House of Blues at The Music Room
See Fri 13.

5 Breakthrough at Legends Sports Bar
See Sat 14.

Wednesday 11

Boogie Wednesday
DJ Tas will play a selection of rare and classic tracks in true retro style at this new weekly night. Besides throwing some of the best parties in Beirut, DJ Tas concentrates on quality delivery through playing on turntables only.
Free. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Story Rooftop Lounge, Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).

Thursday 12

Glitch Amsterdam’s underground
DJs Anya and Kris Lee will play a mix of deep house and tech music. Expect a casual scene – leave your high heels at home, ladies. Dhs80, free for ladies before midnight.
10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (050 695 3797).

Over two days, expect non-stop hits with back-to-back full live festival sets from The Script, Iggy Azalea, Kid Ink, Tinashe and Kiesza among others.
Dhs350-1,000. 6pm-1am. Until February 13. Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City. www.timeouttickets.com

Catch Billy Kenny on the decks tonight. Expect a mix of garage, house and bass. Billy is a sought-after producer on the house and bass scene, spending his time not only crafting his own music but engineering for other DJs.
Free. 6pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (052 6461 764).

This is Redroom
Dubai’s newest urban room, The Redroom at Pacha Ibiza Dubai, is home to D’Zired productions every Thursday with a line-up of some of the best urban live acts and DJs.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (052 777 6953).

Friday 13

Audio Tonic
Headlining this week is Russ Cooper, Megadon Betamax, Rod Lee Winters and Smokingroove, with their Basement beats.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Aurora Zero Gravity’s resident
Chicane will beckon Dubai’s party people from brunch to the Aurora floor as his Sun:Sets session kicks off at 5pm. Support comes from Nick Hussey, Farhad and Grant Collins.
Free before 10pm and Dhs100 after for guys; free before midnight and Dhs100 after for ladies. 2pm-3am. Ongoing. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai (055 500 9111).

Garage Nation
Watch The Artful Dodger play an exclusive back-to-back two-hour set against DJ Luck & MC Neat. DJ Pied Piper, Kele Le Roc and Masterstepz are also on the bill.
Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 924 6496).

GAs, Stacey Pullen & Ezikiel
See a special ‘Cadenza Showcase’ with gAs, Stacey Pullen and Ezikiel. Stacey Pullen is an innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno and is highly in demand.
Free. 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

House of Blues
The night will bring together some of the best street jazz and blues musicians in Dubai, featuring bands covering Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

Traffic light party
Designed as an anti-Valentine’s Day event, the traffic light party is suited to singles. With different coloured ribbons representing your status – green for single, yellow for unsure and red for taken, guests can mingle and alert others to their status. Guests wearing green and yellow ribbons will receive a complimentary short. Resident DJ Gaby Ghazal will be spinning the best ’80s and ’90s hits.
Free. 10pm-3am. i2, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 889 2578).

Valentine’s Day at Q43
All the girls can enjoy a free welcome drink on arrival tonight at Q43 for this anti-Valentine’s event.
Free. 8pm-3am. Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403.).

Saturday 14

Enjoy music by Mural, Up The Ante, Monks on Call and Riff Raff and more.
Free. 8pm-3am. Legends Sports Lounge, Chelsea Plaza, Satwa (04 398 2222).

For the love of URBN
Enjoy a night dedicated to hip-hop and R&B with DJ DVN. 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 15

New York New York Sundays
Listen to special guest Dennis Ferrer, founder of Objektivity label.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Provocateur, Four Seasons Dubai, Jumeirah (055 211 8222).

Monday 16

Hip-Hop Chic
DJs Joe Maglia and Masterstepz are on the decks tonight.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Tuesday 17

DXB Society
Join special guest DJ Michael Prado for a night of glamour.
Free (guestlist only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. VIP Room, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

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