Aptly named Urban Education, this night takes you on a musical journey through the ’80s and ’90s, ending up at the present day. With a focus on old-school hip-hop and R&B, DJs Rone Jaxx and DJ 3GK will play everything from Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool and Get Involved by Raphael Saadiq to classic Boyz 2 Men tracks as well as Drake and Chris Brown.
The night has been running since September at Story Rooftop Lounge in Dubai, and Abu Dhabi – it won Best Urban Night at the 2015 Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards. Despite a large following in the capital, the event doesn’t seem to have gathered much momentum here – the venue feels too spacious for the small crowd.
However, this also means people have more room to dance (a few regulars were spotted doing the Electric Slide during our visit). There is a real emphasis on having fun at this night, plus, ladies get free pink grape from 11pm to 1am. If you’re after good music and a place with laid-back vibes there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be your new favourite night.
Free for ladies and couples. Dhs100 for gents (including one drink). Thu 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Knowledge Village (050 350 1050050 350 1050).
The bottom line
Perfect for old-school music fans looking for an unpretentious night out.