5 great parties in Dubai this week
Remix 92 Live on the Lake
It’s a retro flashback in Dubai this Friday as nine stars of the 90s descend on the Irish Village. Performing live on the day are 5ive, Sonique, BoyzLife, Snap, Dr Alban, C+C Music Factory, Robin S, Rozalla and N-Trance, who will serve up a veritble feast of classics that are bound to lift you off your seat. There’s also a strictly 90s set from DJ Tim Cheddar, too.
When: 1pm-12am, Friday, October 20
Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
Contact: +971 4 239 5000, website
Richie Hawtin at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Techno music genius Richie Hawtin is flying into town to grace us with his presence. The show at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is a one-off, and promises to be an unforgettable night as Hawtin pumps out a set of EDM-tinged tunes to keep the dancefloor bumping. He’ll be supported on the night by resident DJs Frederick Stone, Jixo & Danz, DJ Jean B and Aidin Karami.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, October 20
Where: Golden Tulip, Al Jazira Hotel
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Mansion Live in Dubai
The famous Liverpool nightclub venue that has welcomed such illustrious guests as the English Premier League’s Roberto Firmino, UFC scrapper Conor McGregor and a host of TV soap stars is hosting a night at ON42. DJ Dom Townsend will be spinning the house music all night. It’s free for ladies and AED100 for gents.
When: 10pm-3am, Thursday, October 19
Where: Media One Hotel
Price: Free for ladies, AED100 for gents
Contact: +971 4 457 3212, website
Plus-Minus Presents Eagles & Butterflies
The brilliantly named Eagles & Butterflies swoops (flutters?) in to put on a show that slips through all manner of electronic music. The British-born, LA-based producer is the latest big thing on the underground scene, and recently blew up with sets at Coachella and Tomorrowland. He’ll be supported by the local resident DJs.
When: 4pm-3am, Friday, October 20
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
Greasy Thumb Hip-Hop and RnB Night
Saturday nights just got a little more exciting as DJ Rain launches the Greasy Thumb at The Backyard. He’ll be playing the classic tunes from the East and West coast days of dominance, and bangers from the likes of DJ Khaled and Drake. There’s also a food truck for all your late night snacks, too.
When: 8pm-3am, Saturday, October 21
Where: The Backyard, Steinberger Hotel
Contact: +971 4 369 0000, website