7 great parties in Dubai this week
Fiesta de Los Muertos
Now in its second year, the Fiesta de Los Muertos (read: festival of the dead) returns bigger and better than before, with a lineup that is genuinely outstanding – British grime artist Stormzy, American singer Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian-Lebanese crooner Massari and British virtual band, Gorillaz are all on the bill. The gig is designed to mark Halloween in the biggest way possible and will take place at the Autism Rocks Arena in Outlet City on October 27. Get ready to dance, a lot and, don’t forget to dress up.
When: 4pm-1.30am, Friday, October 27
Where: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena
Price: From AED350
DJ Jazzy Jeff at Barasti
DJ Jazzy Jeff – the Fresh Prince’s old chum – is back in town to host a Halloween party at Barasti. “The Magnificent” will delve deep into the classic dancefloor fillers he’s renowned for, so this promises to be one of the places to be this Halloween. Brilliantly, entry to the event is free so you really don’t have an excuse to miss out.
When: 11pm-3am, Friday, October 27
Where: Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
Dappy Live at Armani Prive
Dappy, the former NDubz star, returns to Dubai to headline a special Halloween evening at Armani Prive inside the world’s tallest building. The five-time MOBO award-winner will be performing a set full of his solo tracks, including his most recent song, “Straight Facts”. Dappy will be supported on the night with sets from DJ Brooklyn and DJ Adam J.
When: 11pm-3am, Thursday, October 26
Where: Armani Prive, Burj Khalifa
Contact: +971 52 777 6953, website
Cirque Le Soir is going all-out to capture the scary side of Halloween this year. The place is being turned into an OTT asylum with the venue’s performers dressing as scary looking doctors and nurses. It’s a night that promises frights and jump-scares around every corner. During the party’s run, the resident DJs will change each night. Fancy dress is advised, too.
When: 10.30pm-3am, Thursday, October 26
Where: Cirque Le Soir, The Fairmont
Contact: +971 50 995 5400, website
Candypants launch at Inner City Zoo
The brand new club in Rixos Premium Dubai is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Just one week after its grand opening, Inner City Zoo has announced that it will be hosting the city’s very first Candypants midweek party. If you’ve ever been to Candypants’ seemingly always packed Friday brunch, you’ll know that this is going to be epic. If you haven’t, be sure to go, soon. The inaugural event kicks off this Wednesday, October 25. If you can’t make it (that’s shame), be sure to check out their Tuesday ladies night offering. From 11pm to 1am, ladies are treated to three complimentary beverages and some of the best music in town. No, seriously, the club’s resident DJs Emma Love and Henry X do a great job of spinning both head bobbing house tunes and hip swaying RnB tracks – wear comfy shoes, because you’ll be dancing all night.
When: Wednesday, October 25. Ladies night; 11pm-1am, every Tuesday
Where: Inner City Zoo, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, The Walk
Contact: +971 58 867 5357, website
Ibiza Global Radio at Siddharta Lounge
Set on the Siddharta pool deck with stunning 360-degree views of the city, Ibiza Global Radio TV will be broadcasting a special evening of electro-beats. The series of nights kicks off with DJs Miguel Garji, Jordi Villalta, Toni Moreno and Jose Maria Ramon, who was resident DJ at legendary Ibiza superclub, Space.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, October 26
Where: Siddharta Lounge, Grosvenor House
Contact: +9714 317 6000, website
Burning Beach with Hosh and Lehar
Billed as a journey of self-exploration through art, fashion and music, Burning Beach returns to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. The event is headlined by house music connoisseurs Hosh and Lehar, with support from resident DJs Frederick Stone Jixo & Danz, DJ Jean B and Aidin Karami. Dress code is psychadelic and/or part of a tribe.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, October 27
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza, Golden Tulip Al Jazira
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website