4 great parties in Dubai this week
Plus/Minus with &ME
The Plus/Minus Summer Sessions continue to bring the quality by hosting &ME, the highly respected Berlin-based producer and DJ. Another tech-house specialist, he has delivered some excellent tracks for Terranova, a joint venture with Fetisch, and several EPs and albums for Kompakt.
When: Friday, July 14
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Price: AED100 between 9pm-12am
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
Kosta Athanassiadis at Analog Room
A DJ and producer from Göttingen, Kosta’s career dates back to the early 1990s when he started to play in a record store. He pumps out spacey house and techno at a reliable clip. He’s the kind of producer whose records slip into a set to provide a laid-back groove. He’ll be supported by Siamak Amidi.
When: Thursday, July 13, 10pm-3am
Where: Industrial Avenue, Westin Hotel
Contact: +971 50 883 3172, website
One Night At Tito’s Goa: Dubai Edition
This ought to be a pretty special night as Zinc welcomes Indian DJ duo Lost Stories – AKA Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi – for a one-off version of their One Night at Tito’s party. The pair are known for their progressive house beats and rose to prominence with their remix of the OneRepublic track “Wherever I Go”.
When: Friday, July 14, 10pm-3am
Where: Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai
Contact: +971 50 151 5609, website
This award-winning hip-hop night returns to a newly refurbished Cirque Le Soir, which has enjoyed a healthy renovation – new floors and everything – over the summer. Resident DJs Junior J and Brooklyn will be entertaining anyone who needs their weekly hip-hop fix.
Where: Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: Every Monday
Contact: +971 50 995 5400, website