6 awesome parties in Dubai this week
Dubai has a new lounge bar to rock the nightlife den that is DIFC. The new kid on the block is 7 Elephants Dubai and it is promising great food, fun music, a stylish ambiance, and drinks and shisha at accessible prices when it opens on April 11.
The menu represents the seven continents of the world with traditional dishes and comfort food from everywhere from Italy and Spain to India, Indonesia and the Middle East. As for the drinks, it may be a good idea to brush up on your stock trading as prices will rise and fall according to demand. It’s in the perfect place to pull in an after work crowd and is always there to offer a stylish backdrop to a lazy Saturday afternoon of food and shisha.
We’re enjoying the low-slung seating, hard wood styling and the general rainforest vibe, as well as the views of Burj Khalifa, but one thing that makes it unique is the 35-metre-long bar – which will keep the bar staff on their toes.
Also, the elephant standing proudly outside will be a unique 3D canvas. Every three months, a local artist will be invited to paint it in their own style. First up is Steffi Bow, whose bold floral graffiti was revealed last week. So keep an ear out, yeah?
Where: Level C, Emirates Financial Towers
Contact: +9714 354 4354
All Day I Dream of Cities in the Clouds
This is the type of event that if you know about it already, it’s likely you have already decided to go. If not, let us enlighten you. The Twitter page says the party in Dubai Design District “explores beautiful, emotional and melancholic shades of house and techno”, and will see YokoO, Lee Burridge and Viken Arman all take to the decks. Entry is AED200 on the door but it’s best to book – this is the last of the season.
When: Saturday, April 8
Where: Dubai Design District (d3)
Decibel with Miguel Bastida
DJ Miguel Bastida has taken his sound around the world, from Mexico to Australia and over to electronic music strongholds such as New York and Chicago – and now he is coming to Dubai. Ladies go free before midnight or it’s AED100 on the door.
When: Thursday, April 6
Where: Media One Hotel
Contact: +971 55 656 6554
Hector began DJ-ing at the age of 16 after being inspired by European DJs visiting his home town in Mexico. Get ready for powerful, driving beats with melodic flourishes.
When: Friday, April 7, 11pm-3am
Where: Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Contact: +9714 343 8411
Ibiza to Dubai with Mambo Brothers, Jon Ulysses and Pete Gooding
Take this as a sign that Ibiza’s party season is not far away. Some of the White Isle’s finest
are flying over to play poolside, including a tech-house set from Mambo Brothers and Jon Ulysses.
When: Friday, April 7, 12pm-3am
Where: Zero Gravity
Contact: +971 55 500 9086
The King of Ibiza will deliver a stellar day at Blue Marlin. He’s the original champion of techno and has been a dance music pioneer since the late 1980s. He’ll be joined on the terrace
by Jon Rundell. What a treat.
When: Saturday, April 7, from 1pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Contact: +971 56 113 3400