5 great parties in Dubai this week
Groove on the Grass: Season 6 opening
Five years on and Groove on the Grass is rightly becoming a Dubai institution. The Season 6 festival opener comes in strong with a lineup that includes trip-hop legend Nightmares on Wax and electro music manipulator Nicolas Jaar. There’s an exhaustive support to keep you dancing all the way to the 19th hole.
When: Friday, October 6, 5pm-3am
Where: Emirates Golf Club
Contact: +971 4 380 1234, website
360° presents Mr V
Head out to the secluded 360° at Jumeirah Beach Hotel this Thursday for a night of house music courtesy of Mr V. The world-renowned DJ, producer and rapper – best known for his work with superstars, Fedde Le Grande and Louis Vega – will headline a high energy evening of eclectic tunes with support from Jack Woodcock, CN Williams and Miss Foster.
When: 5pm-3am, Thursday, October 5
Where: 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Dubai is getting its fair amount of Grammy-nominated DJs flying in recently, and another one is about to land for a special set at Blue Marlin Ibiza. Martin Buttrich will be putting on an electro-masterclass at the beach resort. The lineup also includes Richy Ahmed, Patrice Baumel and a selection of local artists maintaining the party momentum.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, October 6
Where: Golden Tulip Al Jazira
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Decibel with Gregor Tresher
German techno artist Gregor Tresher flies in to continue the good times at Decibel’s weekly party. The prolific DJ and musician has a deep back catalogue of original singles and albums that he will no doubt dip into throughout the evening to keep the crowds jumping. Resident DJs Toubba and Krucha will be on-hand to provide support.
When: 10pm-3am, Thursday, October 5
Where: Media One Hotel, Al Falak Street
Contact: +971 55 656 6554, website
Ritual Launch Party
A brand-new weekly festival launches at everyone’s favourite poolside venue Zero Gravity this week. Explore the gardens and the curious interactive zones around the venue, before getting your groove on to the house music tracks from special guest, DJ MK. The night is free for ladies and AED100 for guys after 9pm.
When: Friday, October 6, 8pm-3am
Where: Zero Gravity
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website