5 awesome parties in Dubai this week
DJ of the moment Jonas Blue will be joined on stage by Goldfish, Lovely Laura and more this weekend. Expect to hear a string of hits like “Perfect Strangers”, “By Your Side” and his industry breaking track “Fast Car” when the Englishmen gets behind the decks. Sonny Fodera, Ben Santiago, Josh Butler and local act Arcade82 are also set to perform.
When: Friday, April 14, 12pm-3am
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai
Price: AED100 for early bird tickets, AED200 on the door and AED350 pool side
Red Bull Music Academy Weekender: Analog Room
The tagline says it all: “Four days, 30 artists, seven events, one city”. For the first time Dubai will host this four-day musical festival, which will take in a number of venues across the city. This, though, seems to be the pick of the lineup. It’s headlined by The Black Madonna – DJ and creative director at Smart Bar in Chicago. She will be joined by Moodymann, an innovative DJ and producer who has created a hybrid form of techno/house via the use of re-worked riffs, samples and grooves. Siamak Amidi and Shemroon complete the lineup.
When: Thursday, April 13, 9pm
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel
Nasimi Sessions with Steve Aoki
Another massive name in international club land comes to Dubai. Steve Aoki is one of the highest-grossing DJs in America and his notorious staying power means he always delivers a lot of banging tunery for your buck. Cheat Codes and multi-platinum selling rapper Fuse ODG complete a tasty lineup.
When: Friday, April 14, 5pm-3am
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm
Price: AED295 on the door
Contact: +971 55 200 4321, website
Satori + Blond:ish
A compelling combination of psychedelic beats and world music-tinged electronica come to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE for their next Friday session. Satori’s ever-seductive and meditative trance will be followed by Blond:ish’s organic and multi-dimensional beats, which are inspired by the music of the late-1960s. Groovy, man.
When: Friday, April 14, 1pm-11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Piknic Electronik’s latest party hosts ZONE+ from Bahrain, Germany’s Unueberlegt, the luscious DJ/producer/singer/songwriter and urban dancer Soph-Eye Richard and a live performance from Jim Cassady and Pablo. Enjoy the next round of this family-friendly electronic music festival at its new location.
When: Saturday, April 15, 1pm-10pm
Where: Dubai International Marine Club
Price: Tickets from AED100
Contact: +971 4 399 5777, website