4 parties in Dubai this week
Three more riders of the apocalypse are riding into the Casa Latina to unleash their dark, brooding and distorted dance music to provide an antidote to the polished parties elsewhere in the city. From the dark industrial of Osmosis to the EBM from Der Abyss and the ambient textures of Miya Santa, it’s all underpinned by the visuals of Neno Mal Vecino. “Almost everything can be transformed into a sound source,” says the latter. This night proves it.
When: From 8pm, Friday, August 11
Where: Casa Latina, Ibis hotel, Al Barsha
Contact: +9714 399 6699, website
After a brief summer break, Bongo’s Bingo, the party phenomenon started in Liverpool, is returning to the Media One Hotel for yet another night filled with music, bingo and on the spot entertainment provided Johnny Bingo himself.
When: 8pm-2am, Thursday, August 10
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel
Jamaican Independence Party
It’s Jamaican Independence Day today, so to celebrate Tribeca will be hosting a huge Caribbean-themed party. They are flying in band D-Tone for the night, so if you are into reggae, reggaeton and dancehall – and, frankly, who isn’t these days? – then this will be the place to sample some authentic Jamaican vibes. Best of all, it’s free entry all night.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, August 10
Where: Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 50 345 6067, website
There is a new regular night at Provocateur in the Four Seasons, and it is dedicated to deep house, tech house and dark techno. Known as Signal, it is presided over by resident DJ Aidin Karami, a classically trained Iranian musician and now events manager who has been weaving his intoxicating blend of techno since his arrival in Dubai five years ago. We asked what to expect from a Signal party.
When: Friday, August 11
Where: Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah
Contact: +971 55 211 8222, website