7 awesome parties in Dubai this week

Blue Marlin Ibiza closing party
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE wraps up a pretty incredible season of parties with one of the biggest names of the year: Jamie Jones.
The British DJ has been incredibly influential in recent years, helping to drive techno in a more emotional, more melodic direction, infusing it with disco, house, funk and experimental touches that have helped the genre find a new generations of clubbers. His unique sound he says is the result of trying to find tracks that stuck in clubbers’ minds, giving full value to each component of a set – even if that meant digging around for rare or leftfield beats.
The Hot Creations label founder will be joined on stage by New York based DJ Serge Devant.
When: Friday, May 19, 11am-11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Contact: +971 56 113 3400,

Lil Jon
WHITE Dubai, the only nightlife venue in the MENA region to be classified in DJ Mag’s prestigious Top 100 Clubs in the World, will be closing their season off with a performance from Grammy award-winning rapper Lil Jon. And, while he’ll be spinning tracks and not singing his string of mega-hits, we’re sure that his set will include his infamous party tunes “Turn Down For What” and “Get Low”.
When: Thursday, May 18
Where: WHITE Dubai

This is the last drum ‘n’ bass party of the season, although it will also be the debut of their new sound system – the 6000W Martin Audio subs. Goodinglish, Masscon and Anderson Lima will be on the decks, supported by residents Woodle and Espace.
When: 8.45pm-2.45am, Thursday, May 18
Where: Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha
Contact: website

Provocateur Season Wind Down Party
Bringing the curtain down on the activities for the season, the Provocateur team serve up the usual array of top-notch underground house music from the resident team comprising DJ Razdar, Sam Farsio and DJ Michka.
When: 9pm-3am, Friday, May 19
Where: Four Seasons Dubai
Contact: +971 55 211 8222,

X Loco
The twin powerhouses of Candypants and Sam Divine team up for this all-day party at XL Dubai. Starting with the X Loco brunch, the 700-plus guests will then move through to the afterparty with DJs Sam Divine, Mick Willow and Andy Swift.
When: 1pm-3am, Friday, May 19
Where: XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand
Contact: +971 52 634 1040

Foam Party
Closing things up at Nasimi is another huge foam party down by the beach in front of Atlantis The Palm. There will be more than 4,000 guests enjoying the madness, with music from DJs David De Luca and Scottie B and loads of activations.
When: Friday, May 19, 1pm-3am
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm
Contact: +971 50 226 1662,

Soul Heaven
Another season-closing party sees Dutch DJ and producer Franky Rizardo headline the last Soul Heaven. Part of the Defected Records family, the 28-year-old is already one of house music’s leading names. As always, the party by the water kicks off with the legendary 2-4-1 Brunch.
When: Friday, May 19, 1pm-3am
Where: 360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al Sufouh
Contact: +971 50 226 1662,

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