17 hottest parties in Dubai this week

Bobby Valentino, One Direction’s Dubai gig, a trivia quiz night and more

Our picks of the week

1 One Direction live at The Sevens Stadium
See Sat 4.

2 Audio Tonic at 360°
See Fri 3.

3 Bobby Valentino live at A Club
See Thu 2.

4 Live Lounge Wednesdays at And Lounge
See Wed 1.

5 Nasimi Sessions at Nasimi Beach
See Fri 3.

Wednesday 1

Live Lounge Wednesdays
Request an all-time-favourite song and the team of Party Piano will grant your wish. Playing audience requests on duelling pianos live, give the guys a challenge and ask for a song from childhood.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. And Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina (04 551 9698).

Retro Experience
Join DJ Stylez backed by DJ Benyamin along with DJs Arsh and Sam B for a night of retro old school tunes.
Free. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. 360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (050 500 8518).

Thursday 2

Bobby Valentino live
The singer known for ‘Anonymous’ featuring Timbaland and ‘Mirror’ with Lil Wayne plays tonight.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. A Club, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (052 736 9669).

J’Adore Thursdays
DJs Brooklyn and Shero play R&B, hip-hop and commercial beats.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (050 738 1388).

Prok & Fitch live
Ben Prok and James Fitch have established themselves as leaders in house music working alongside other house legends Todd Terry and Roger Sanchez.
Free for ladies before 11pm. Dhs100 for gents. 10pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Friday 3

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions
International DJ, charting producer and in-demand remixer Olivier Giacomotto is a proven integral player of the electronic music scene. See him live tonight, supported by Rod Lee Winters, Megadon Betamax, and Tobie Allen.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

Dubai Reggae Jam Down 2015
Daddy Family Sound, a leading entertainer, DJ and MC in Kenya, brings you music by DJ KangKang the Wickedest alongside DJ Roots Adrian and Dubai-based MC Izzoh.
Dhs75. 9pm to 3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Friday Drunch
Enjoy unlimited drinks with the backdrop of a live band at Friday Drunch.
Dhs175 per person. 3.30pm-6.30pm. Ongoing. UBK, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Nasimi Sessions
British-Caribbean recording artist Marlon Roudette will entertain fans with hits including ‘When The Beat Drops Out’.
Free for ladies before 7pm; Dhs150 thereafter. 5pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).

De.con.struct Opening Party
Tonight, Danny Howells and Siamak Amidi will play electronic beats. Get down early to avoid the crowds.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).

Saturday 4

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).

One Direction live
After the news of Zayn Malik’s departure from the group, fans can catch the now four-piece group together for the first time in Dubai. Expect hits such as ‘Best Song Ever’ and ‘Little Things’.
Sold Out. 10pm. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 439 0900).

Pure Bliss
Listen to the sounds of Bliss Lounge residents Mary G and Robert Walker, with a live performance from a violinist.
Free. 12.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 315 3886).

Sunday 5

Urban Sundays
Dance to hip-hop, R&B and urban tracks with DJ Badir and DJ Shoni.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Deira (04 355 8500).

Monday 6

Trivia Quiz Night
Take part in an evening dedicated to films, TV shows, current affairs and history. Winners will get food and beverage vouchers worth Dhs500.
Free. 9pm. Ongoing. Player’s Lounge, The Country Club Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 175 9358).

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 7

Selfie Tuesdays
DJ Skinnyloop is on the decks playing urban beats.
Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Hotel, Oud Metha (055 360 2990).

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