16 best parties in Dubai this week

Beach parties, party anniversaries, DJ visits and much more

Wednesday 22

Elegante Wednesdays
This popular night plays a mix of hip-hop and R&B by DJs Skinnyloop and Badir with MC Money Plus. Ladies can enjoy free drinks all night.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 435 0605).

Live Lounge Wednesdays
Request an all-time-favourite song and ‘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).

Thursday 23

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).

Mike Candys live
World renowned DJ Mike Candys gets the crowd moving to house and electro beats all night.
Dhs100 in advance, Dhs120 on the door, free for ladies before 11pm. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Catch Dutch DJ Patrick Hagenaar live. The man behind huge dance tracks including ‘What Would We Do’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Down’ will demonstrate his love for hi-octane hooks and house melodies. Free for ladies before midnight, Dhs100 thereafter; free for gents before 10pm, Dhs100 thereafter. 3pm-3am. Zero Gravity, near SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Friday 24

The new one-day festival is headlined by Mark Ronson, world renowned DJ behind this year’s smash hit ‘Uptown Funk’ featuring Bruno Mars. He is also recognised for collaborations with Paul McCartney, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse. Joining Ronson is Jess Glynne who is currently number one in the UK chart with ‘Hold My Hand’, and DJ Danny Howard.
Dhs250-500. noon-3am. Zero Gravity, near SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.dxbeach.ae (04 399 0009).

Friday Drunch
Enjoy unlimited drinks to the sounds 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).

Skint Fridays
Indulge in unlimited drinks for five hours with DJ Nader Razdar on the decks. Expect underground house music.
Dhs199. 4pm-9pm. Ongoing. Story Rooftop Lounge, Behind Zayed University, Dubai Knowledge Village (055 773 0010).

Saturday 25

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).

Frankie’s Bar & Grill’s comedy cellar
A brand-new season of free comedy starts on Saturday nights featuring local talent.
Happy hour starts 6pm. Free to attend. Sat 7pm-9pm. Until May 30. Oasis Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).

Player’s Lounge turns seven
The Country Club Hotel’s popular sports bar is celebrating its seventh anniversary. Opening the evening with a special tribute show to The Beatles, the UK’s Beatles Band will perform classic tracks to revive that ’60s magic. Guests will receive a free welcome drink to mark the occasion.
Free. noon-3am. The Country Club Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 638 1907).

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).

URBN Saturdays
Enjoy a night dedicated to hip-hop and R&B at White Dubai, winner of Best Club at the recent Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards.
Ladies get free drinks all night. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

Sunday 26

Grape and cheese night
Indulge in unlimited house grape and a selection of cheeses in an elegant and relaxed setting.
Dhs200. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

Monday 27

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 28

’90s Tuesdays
DJ Elie plays a mix of commercial hits tonight.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).

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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