17 hottest parties in Dubai this week

Trevor Noah, Rick Ross, Tommy Tiernan, Groove Armada, Kylie Minogue and more

Our picks of the week

1 Kylie Minogue live at Meydan Racecourse
See Sat 28.

2 Groove Armada at Eden Beach Club
See Fri 27.

3 Rick Ross live at VIP Room
See Thu 26.

4 Tommy Tiernan live at Dubai Tennis Stadium
See Thu 26.

5 Trevor Noah live at Ductac
See Wed 25.

Wednesday 25

French-Brazilian DJ Entice is a favourite at Miami’s most exclusive venues and parties. The former NFL DJ is now bringing his urban mixes to Dubai.
Free (reservations recommended). 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).

Trevor Noah live
Touring across the world and having scored a seat on the successful American satirical news programme The Daily Show, South African comedian Trevor Noah returns to Dubai with a four-night run of his critically acclaimed ‘Lost in Translation’ show. Dhs280. 8.30pm. Until March 28. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org.

Thursday 26

Rick Ross live
The American rapper known for hits ‘Hood Billionaire’ and ‘Hustlin’ will take to the stage as part of VIP Room ‘On Air’.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (052 881 8888).

Tommy Tiernan live
Now entering his 20th year as a stand-up comedian, the Irish star is returning to Dubai with his show that discusses how he is growing old in a disgraceful manner.
Dhs199. 9pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 239 5000).

Wiz Kid live
See the Nigerian recording artist live at Kiza. Expect to hear his hits including ‘Naija Boy’.
Dhs100. 9pm-2am. Kiza, Domeland, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (056 263 8299).

Friday 27

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions
Catch the Audio Tonic residents Tristan Bain and Mr Mr playing a six-hour set alongside Mark Pickup.
Free. 4pm-3am. 360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

Flower Power Ibiza party in Dubai
This new night pays tribute to ’60s and ’70s music with a mixture of rock, soul and disco.
Dhs150. 1pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 567 0000).

Groove Armada
Enjoy a night of music from British electronic music duo Tom Findlay and Andy Cato. They achieved chart success with their singles ‘I See You Baby’ and ‘Superstylin’.
Dhs200. 10pm-midnight. Eden Beach Club, near Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 277 1477).

Head to the first of the two-day apple-based beverage and hops festival, which features more than 40 exclusive hops.
Free. noon-7pm. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes (04 375 0324).

Sugar Beach
German music sensation Pretty Pink will play a mix of nu disco and deep house music.
Free. 3pm-3am. Barasti Beach Bar, Le Méridian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).

Techno Friday
Tonight, Maks, Cheh, Ejaz and The Bot will play techno beats. Get down early to avoid the crowds.
Free. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).

Saturday 28

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

Kylie Minogue live
Catch the Australian singer live at The Dubai World Cup celebrations. Expect hits such as ‘I Should Be So Lucky,’ ‘Spinning Around’ and ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’.
Free with race pass.10pm. Meydan Raceourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).

Piknic Electronik
This month’s line-up sees Haidz, Shadi Megallaa, Sam Farsio, Undo and Midland take to the decks for a day of electronic music.
Free for kids under 12 years. Dhs150. 1pm-10pm. Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City, www.piknicelectronik.ae.

Sunday 29

Sensual Sunday
Take part in a dance class and continue the night with a mix of Zouk, Kizomba, Salsa and Bachata.
Free entry, Dhs50 for the class. 8.30pm-1am. Ongoing. La Porte des Indes, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).

Monday 30

Pink Mondays
Listen to DJ Mad Beats and watch a live violin performance. Ladies get free selected mixed drinks from 10pm until 1am.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).

Tuesday 31

Breakthrough Presents: Helmet
The long-awaited get-together for motorcycle fans has arrived. Enjoy special drinks deals, music from a live rock band and complimentary bike parking.
Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-2am. Legends Sports Lounge, Chelsea Plaza Hotel, Satwa (055 738 8527).

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