Team shortlist19 Dec 2016 AT 04:12 PM

5 parties in Dubai this week

Our ShortLister tells us where to hang out after-dark
Team shortlist19 Dec 2016 AT 04:12 PM
Shortlister, Nightlife, DJs
Shortlister, Nightlife, DJs
Shortlister, Nightlife, DJs

We welcome back Because We Can hip-hop DJ Cherelle Chambers

Well, well, well... what a busy month it has been! Everything is kicking off with my weekly Let’s Funk and Neo Soul Waves nights. It was so exciting joining forces with Lucky Voice at their grand opening and the launch of Let’s Funk – my new night full of funk, soul and Motown tunes – on the same night. There’s already such an incredible energy at Lucky Voice.

Currently, I’m working on putting together the Disco Queens New Year’s Eve event there; we have a saxophonist, a singer and a lineup of DJs. Expect lots of glitter and wigs! Oh, and don’t forget your platforms to wear as we take you on a journey through disco. Dress up is compulsory for this party!

I’ve got lots in the pipeline for 2017 with some special guests appearing at Because We Can. I’m looking to bring a very special DJ over, so keep an ear to the ground for that announcement.

I can’t believe it’s Christmas week. I have some gigs in London but will be back in Dubai for the lead up to New Year. Dubai is just amazing over this period; all the Christmas markets, festive brunches and beach fun. I couldn’t think of a place I’d rather be.
Cherelle Chambers

Neo Soul Waves Album Week – India Arie
An evening full of those album tracks you haven’t heard in years. Expect to hear a bit of Angie Stone, The Roots, Amp Fidler and Bilal.
When: Wednesday, December 21
Where: Brunswick Sports Club, Sheraton Dubai Mall
Contact: +9714 556 7839

Let’s Funk
Finally, a night where we can jam to Luther Vandross, Sly and the Family Stone, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, let’s funk, shall we?
When: Thursdays
Where: Lucky Voice Barsha Heights, Grand Millennium Hotel
Contact: 800 58259

Festive Urban Picnic
The popular Urban Picnic Brunch at Vida Downtown Dubai has a festive theme. So you can spend the big day indulging in poolside cabanas, chilled out beats, and the delicious basket of seasonal treats.
When: Sunday, December 25
Where: Vida Hotel, Downtown
Contact: +9714 428 6888

Nobu Christmas Brunch
If you fancy something a little different on Christmas Day this year, try the Nobu High Brunch from 12pm until 3pm for AED650 per person, inclusive of select beverages and plenty of delicious Japanese bites.
When: Sunday, December 25
Where: Atlantis
Contact: +9714 426 0760

Après
It overlooks Ski Dubai – a winter wonderland, or as close to one as we will get in the desert. It’s the perfect place to celebrate the season. There’s a festive canapé menu for AED99 and the special beverage package is AED110 per person, including festive mixed drinks and canapés, or go for a two-course or three-course meal. Maybe opt for a cheeky ski beforehand to get you in the Christmas spirit?
When: Saturday, December 24
Where: Mall of the Emirates
Contact: +9714 341 2475

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