5 parties in Dubai this week
Soho Beach DXB presents ANTS
A colony of ants is set to invade Soho Beach DXB, but in a very, very good way. ANTS, an underground music movement that originated in Ibiza, features some of the world’s best electronic dance music DJs, including Steve Lawler. Their intelligent dance music is renowned, and this promises to be a great night of techno and house music at one of Dubai’s hottest spots.
When: 1pm-3am, Friday, March 9
Where: Soho Beach DXB, Meydan, Dubai
Price: From AED200 for early bird tickets
Contact: +971 52 488 8839, website
Plus Minus with Third Son
Electronic dance musician Third Son has been training from a young age, using his innate passion for tunes to fuel his experimentation all over the world. He’s playing in the main room, supported by Mo Ezabyy, while on the outdoor terrace you’ll find Tifa, Masha Vincente and RAYA. Prepare for another great night of super Plus Minus entertainment.
When: 4pm-3am, Friday, March 9
Where: BridgeWater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 4 569 1848, website
BPM Dubai Residency: Nic Fanciulli, Carlo Lio B2B Nathan Barato
This is the second in a trilogy of events as part of a world-class house and techno festival at Base Dubai. It sees UK Grammy-nominated producer and acclaimed house and dance DJ Nic Fanciulli entertain alongside dance duo Carlo Lio B2B Nathan Barato. It’s bound to be another stellar night.
When: 10pm-4am, Thursday, March 8
Where: Base Dubai, Dubai Design District (d3)
Contact: +971 55 313 4999, website
Spend an evening at the rocking live music venue, Red Hot & Chili in Al Barsha and enjoy some classic rock and roll, plus a side of blues, brought to you by the UAE-based band Skreemin’ Egulz. If honky-tonk swagger is your thing (we made it up, so it could be), then be there or be seriously square. Expect covers of instantly-recognisable rock classics.
When: 9.30pm until late, Friday, March 9
Where: Red Hot & Chili, Donatello Hotel Dubai, Al Barsha
Contact: +971 4 340 9040, website
NOMAD X Bedouin X Oceanvs Orientalis
Bedouin, a Brooklyn-based production and DJ partnership between Rami Abousabe and Tamer Malki, is headlining this weekly night. They bring their eclectic sounds – which infuses their Middle Eastern heritage, Western upbringing and worldly travels – for an awesome musical night. Don’t miss the mesmerising Oceanvs Orientalis, either.
When: 6pm-12am, Friday, March 9
Where: El Chiringuito Dubai, Rixos The Palm, Dubai
Contact: +971 54 449 6464, website