5 awesome parties to try in Dubai this week
The opening party of the Mercury Lounge’s Thursday night brunch kicks off this week for the new season. Sat atop the Four Seasons Resort, and with fantastic views in all directions, this new Mediterranean-tinged feast doubles as a great place to party down and get ready for the weekend in style. The three-course brunch is priced at AED295.
When: Thursday, November 2, 7.30pm-11pm
Where: Four Seasons Resort, JBR
Contact: +971 4 270 7804, website
There’s a free festival at Barasti featuring a BBQ, yoga, body glitter stands, drum sessions and much more. Thursday will be headlined by Dutch house DJ Bakermat and Friday will see chart-topping UK musician, songwriter and DJ Duke Dumont hit the decks. Saturday will see a mix of DJs play sets out on the water.
When: November 2-4
Where: Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
Pure Sky Lounge 4th Birthday Party
JBR’s highest nightspot is celebrating its fourth birthday this week. Guests will be treated to Pan Asian canapés while master mixologists put together your favourite beverages. The evening will be soundtracked by DJs Jixo and Danz, plus DJ Lucy Stone. There will also be a soulful performance from saxophonist Matt West, too.
When: 9pm-1am, Thursday, November 2
Where: Hilton Dubai The Walk
Contact: +971 4 374 7888, website
Coco on 8
The eighth floor of the Media One Hotel has been transformed. Coco on 8 is the new name for the poolside lounge, which brings a taste of Miami’s renowned style and entertainment to Dubai. There’s a brand new menu that includes poke bowls, sushi and freshly shucked oysters, and a host of new happy hour options, too.
When: 12pm-2am, Thursday, November 2
Where: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 427 1000, website
It might be slightly late, but Billionaire Mansion’s Halloween event is still worth checking out. It’s a fancy dress affair that will take in live shows, messed up candy girls and giant donuts and candy treats. Music will be provided by Mr Shef Codes, SkinnyLoop and Kaboo. And stay ‘til the end as there’s a raffle for a special prize.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, November 2
Where: Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel
Contact: +971 4 510 3100, website