5 awesome parties in Dubai this week
Decibel with Amber
Amsterdam-based DJ Amber is an emerging name on the international techno circuit. She effortlessly combines the old and new, digital as well as vinyl with her now characteristic dark, energetic sound. She has released her own tracks on Riot Recordings, Renesanz, Redrum Music and Eclipse Recordings. Support from residents Toubba and Krucho.
When: 10pm-3am, Thursday, September 7
Where: On42, Media One Hotel
Contact: +971 55 656 6554, website
Summer Vibes with Flashmob
The Summer Vibes series keeps the top-notch parties coming, even as we move into the main season. The headline act this week is Alessandro, the Italian DJ and producer now known as Flashmob who delivers a fusion of underground beats with crowd-pleasing crossover hooks.
When: 8pm-3am, Friday, September 8
Where: Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 55 477 4466, website
Plus-Minus with Laura Jones
British underground DJ Laura Jones is a firm favourite with the Plus-Minus guys, with her trademark sound born of her love of the minimal techno and tough house she heard in the legendary Leeds, UK clubs like Asylum and Back to Basics – where she later became the first female resident. Support from Andy Mcgirr and James Locksmith.
When: 6pm-3am, Friday, September 8
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
An innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, Stacey Pullen is currently one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, so his presence at Provocateur is definitely one to be celebrated. His music is always atmospheric and dripping in textured electronic sounds.
When: 11pm-3am, Friday, September 8
Where: Provocateur Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road
Contact: +971 55 211 822, website
London Nights with Bate Nate H & Fonzi
Two award-winning rappers from London are coming to Dubai for a special party at Spree The Club – which is the new, spruced up identity of Velvet Underground. Bate Nate H and Fonzi, the latter of which erupted to considerable fanfare back in 2014 with the track “Me & Myself”. Spree's resident DJ Kay will be behind the decks.
When: 11pm-5am, Saturday, September 9
Where: Spree The Club, Bur Dubai
Contact: +971 50 777 3365, website