6 great parties in Dubai this week
ShortList Nightlife Awards Afterparty
Mingle with the winners, nominees and maybe a few stars at our first ever ShortList Nightlife Awards. Once all the awards have been handed out, the party opens up to the public and a regular Thursday night at BASE – although there's not too much regular about this one as there are rumours that the one and only Jenny from the Block will be making an appearance later on. You won't want to miss that, right? To come to the awards bit, which is sponsored by BASE, Uber, Red Bull and 800 Tickets, you'll need to reserve, although space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to RSVP.
When: 8pm-10pm, Afterparty from 10pm onwards
Where: BASE, d3
BASE presents TYGA
BASE will be hosting the biggest star of the weekend with a special gig from US-rapper TYGA. The artist who’s on Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, will bring his distinctive vocal flow as the night’s headline turn.
When: Friday, November 17, 10pm-4am
Where: Dubai Design District
Price: It’s free entry for ladies all night, free for men between 10pm and 11pm and AED100 thereafter.
Contact: +971 55 313 4999, website
Blue Marlin Ibiza presents Magdalena & Satori
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE welcomes one of Ibiza’s most revered DJs, Magdalena this Friday. Specialising in the type of electro trance that will send you onto a higher plane, expect a truly hypnotic set. Co-headliner and fellow chill expert Satori will bring his melodic beats to what promises to be a memorable performance.
When: Friday, November 17, 1pm-11pm
Where: Al Jazira Golden Tulip Hotel
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Plus Minus presents Nastia
One of Ukraine’s finest DJ exports is the star turn at Bridgewater DXB this weekend. Nastia will bring with her a unique brand of techno that has seen her become a mainstay on Kiss FM Ukraine. The night will be warmed up by local artists MO Ezabyy, Tifa and Melu.
When: Friday, November 17, 9pm-3am
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Price: Entry is free before 9pm (ladies before 10pm) and AED100 between 9pm and 12am.
Contact: +971 4 414 0000, website
Nasimi Beach Urban Edition
There’s an old-school urban night at Nasimi Beach that’s bound to take guests down memory lane. It’s packed with stars whose names you may have forgotten but whose songs you will remember, such as Sweet Female Attitude’s “Flowers” and Lumidee’s hit “Never Leave You (Uh Oh)”. The lineup also includes Nina Sky, MC Kie and DJ Majestic.
When: 7pm-3am, Thursday, November 16
Where: The Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
Micro Mutek AE
The famed Canadian electronic music festival steps foot in Dubai for three days of workshops, talks and, of course, parties. Our pick of the weekend is Nocturne 2 – a show that includes live sets from electro artists Telmiz, Tacit, Siamak Amidi, Dasha Rush and Detroit underground techno star Jeff Mills.
When: 8.30pm-3am, Friday, November 17
Where: Great Room, W Dubai Al Habtoor City