12 epic Dubai nights you need to know about

Nelly, Outlook Festival, Justin Bieber and more in town this week


THURSDAY 4


Nelly at WHITE Dubai - Today only
The rapper and king of noughties hip-hop is heating things up at WHITE Dubai. You don’t need us to tell you that his hits include smashers such as Dilemma, Just A Dream, Tilt Ya Head Back and Shake Ya Tailfeather.
Free. 11pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

Bad House Party at Casa Latina - Today only
Catch this year’s winner of our Best Alternative Night award for one last shindig before they go on hiatus. The event features eclectic music, inflatables, underground vibes and an epic dancefloor.
Free. 9pm-2.45am. Ibis Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 399 6699).

Outlook Festival Dubai Party at ON42 - Today only
The renowned Croatian festival is UAE-bound as part of its worldwide launch party tour. The line-up includes Mike Skinner (of The Streets fame), Logan Sama (the DJ behind Fabric London’s compilation album FabricLive 83), influential UK garage DJ Wookie, drum ’n’ bass star DJ Blazin and award-winning MC Visionobi.
From Dhs75. 10pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.platinumlist.net.

FRIDAY 5

Bob Marley’s 36th Anniversary at The Music Room - Today only
Reggae Loverz Crew and the DubStation International are putting on a massive show featuring some of the best DJs in reggae roots and dancehall to celebrate the life of the legendary Bob Marley. Agugu Family’s DJ Mantell (a.k.a. The Big Boss) and DJ Brownskin (Mc Wololo) play live in Dubai for the first time.
Dhs80. 9pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Disciples at Zero Gravity - Today only
The British trio are the collaborators behind huge Calvin Harris track How Deep Is Your Love – so you know their live set is bound to be good.
Free for ladies before midnight, free for gents before 10pm, Dhs100 for all thereafter. Noon-3am. Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE 5th Anniversary with Loco Dice - Today only
The beach club knows how to throw a good party, so it’s no wonder the team behind it have booked a huge DJ for its fifth birthday celebrations. Catch Loco Dice, live – the DJ known for his hip-hop-influenced house and techno beats.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Sunstroke 6th Birthday with Terry Hunter at 360° - Today only
Celebrate Sunstroke’s sixth anniversary with a brunch, followed by a sunset party featuring Jack Woodcock and, in the evening, a massive DJ set from soulful house DJ Terry Hunter. There’s also a happy hour that offers 50 percent off beverages from 8pm until 11pm.
Dhs295 per couple (brunch including house beverages), entry to the club is free. 1pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Cocodrills at Provocateur - Today only
If you wanted to pigeon-hole this duo, you might say they play house and techno, but their aim with every set is to create a completely unique musical experience. As it says on their Facebook page, you won’t experience anything less than “funky grooves and positive vibes”. Head down to hear it for yourself.
Free. 11pm-3am. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).

SATURDAY 6

Justin Bieber at Autism Rocks Arena - Today only
Bieber in town with his Purpose World Tour, with a sound that’s a little more broadly appealing than four years ago, so if you head down to scream along to Where Are U Now and Sorry, people will judge you a little bit less.
From Dhs335. Doors open 4pm. Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.800tickets.com (800 842 5387).

SUNDAY 7


American Frontier at Bar 44 - Today only

A pop-up bar showcasing American mixed beverages is setting up shop at Bar 44. Get a free drink on arrival and choose from a special menu mixed by guest bartenders.
Free. From 7pm. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

MONDAY 8

Mary Poppins at Dubai Opera - This month only
This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show isn’t just for kids. Expect plenty of cheeky jokes for grown-ups, too, plus knockout performances from the whole cast and plenty of singing and dancing. And flying.
From Dhs300. May 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25, times vary. Downtown Dubai (04 440 8888).

TUESDAY 9

Ladies’ night at Publique - New
The new après-ski-themed bar at Madinat Jumeirah has launched a ladies’ night offering three free drinks to the fairer gender.
Free. Tue 9pm-mightnight. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).

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