18 best parties in Dubai this week

Cali Swag, O.T Genasis, David August and more events in Dubai

Our picks of the week

1 Ed Sheeran live at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
See Thu 5.

2 Luciano live at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
See Fri 6.

3 David August Live at Level 41
See Fri 6.

4 O.T. Genasis live at Movida Dubai
See Sat 7.

5 Metal East Fest at The Music Room
See Fri 6.

Wednesday 4

Re-loop Wednesdays
Listen to R&B, hip-hop, urban, house and dancehall with music by DJs Destroyer, Tony D, Salvo Riggi and Andy.
Free. Ongoing. 9pm-3am. Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (050 653 0448).

Thursday 5

Bad House Party
Icelandic DJ Berndsen and Hermigervill will play a flashback ’80s-infused electro set. Resident DJs The Repeater, The Priest and The Anchorlady will warm up the crowd.
Dhs100. 9pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Cali Swag
International rapper Yung from Cali Swag District will be performing live at Pacha Ibiza Dubai’s Redroom. He will be performing his hit ‘Teach Me How to Dougie’ and some new tracks.
Dhs250. 11pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (052 777 6953).

Ed Sheeran live
The multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter performs for the first time in the UAE as part of his X album world tour. Expect to hear songs from both his number one albums, including ‘The A Team’, ‘Lego House’, ‘Sing’, ‘Don’t’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
Sold out. 6pm-midnight. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City. www.timeouttickets.com

The International Women’s Day special features deep house and techno music by DJs Miss P.M. and DJ Anya.
Free. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (050 6953 797).

Friday 6

David August live
With his ten-minute beatless intros and intricate keyboard solos, the young German musician lives and breathes his craft. Head to Level 41 where he will be showcasing his skills.
Dhs150-250. 10pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 359 9798).

Friday Night Live
Head to the launch of this event featuring live music, food and drinks.
Free. 5pm-midnight. Ongoing. Sports Village, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1111).

Luciano live
Expect a night of electronic music from the Swiss-Chilean DJ.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Metal East Fest
A festival featuring rock bands Verdict from the UAE and Vader from Poland.
Dhs150. 7pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

Tuney Loons
Enjoy a night of comedy and live music.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Toploader live
Enjoy music by Toploader playing tracks including ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ and ‘Turn it Around’. DJ Marc T, the Skratch Band and Emanuel will also take to the stage.
Free. 5pm-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).

Saturday 7

411 Nights
The hip-hop and R&B night with music by The Real Flava crew is packed weekly, so be sure to get down early to avoid the long lines.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Diana King live
The Jamaican singer is known for songs ‘Shy Guy’ and ‘Say a Little Prayer’. She will perform reggae and dancehall.
Free for ladies before 5pm, Dhs100 before 7pm. Dhs150 thereafter. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4177).

O.T. Genasis live
The Long Beach rapper known for his hit ‘I’m in Love with the Coco’ will perform at Prestige Saturdays. Complimentary drinks for ladies.
Free. 11pm-3am. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Sunday March 8

Cosmo Sunday
Ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks from 9pm onwards.
Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4177).

Monday 9

R&B Mondays
Dance to urban, hip-hop and R&B tracks with DJs Stylez, Ray Hollywood, Badir, Sadcat and MC Moneyplus.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Tuesday 10

’90s Tuesdays
DJ Elie plays a mix of commercial hits from 9pm to 3am. Enjoy selected mixed drinks for Dhs30 from 7pm until 10pm.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).

Wing It
Watch local singers take to the stage at the new open mic night featuring performers of all music genres and age groups.
Free. 7.30pm-2am. Ongoing. Original Wings & Rings, Liberty House, DIFC (04 359 6900).

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