4 awesome parties in Dubai this week
Unite With Tomorrowland
Even accounting for Dubai’s impressive history of mega clubland parties, Unite with Tomorrowland on Saturday, July 29 might just be staking a sizable claim to be the biggest of the lot. Taking place in a specially built dome inside Dubai Festival City’s Arena, it will be the Dubai hub for a unique interconnected eight-city party – all of which will be synced to the main event in the city of Boom in Belgium. The DJs and acts at Unite With Tomorrowland in Dubai will include Martin Solveig, Arcade 82, Tom Swoon and Franky Rizardo.
When: From 2pm, Saturday, July 29
Where: Dubai Festival City Arena
Plus-Minus with Matthias Meyer
Matthias Meyer is the main draw for the last Plus-Minus party of the month. The DJ has carefully developed a groove-laden, textured and almost organic approach to house and techno music, shunning obvious floor-fillers in exchange for ever-evolving sets that build to a crescendo. As with all Plus-Minus parties, there is a AED275 food and drink package available, otherwise it’s AED100 on the door from 9pm.
When: 6pm-3am,Friday, July 28
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
Move 02 with Adam Shelton
One of the new kids on the party block, this night was only launched in June and they’ve already managed to land a guest DJ spot from One Records boss, Adam Shelton. With influences going back to US house and the emerging Acid House scene of the late 1980s, his sets have found an enthusiastic audience at venues as diverse as Fabric, Glastonbury and, in Ibiza, Space and DC10. He is also known for his innovative collaborations with Subb-an.
When: 9pm-2.45am, Thursday, July 27
Where: Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha
Contact: +971 56 477 6246, website
Summer Vibes feat Joyce Muniz
The Temanya Terrace has been given its own air-conditioned tent for the summer to enable the parties to continue for the next few months. They round out their July lineup with the Brazil-born, Austria-based DJ Joyce Muniz, a house DJ and producer whose talents came to the attention of the scene’s leading labels Exploited (Berlin) and 2020 Vision (Leeds), which paved the way for releases such as “Back In The Days” feat Bam from the Jungle Brothers.
When: 6pm-3am, Friday, July 28
Where: Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu
Contact: +971 55 477 4466, website