5 awesome parties in Dubai this week
Überhaus X Blue Marlin Ibiza
There’s a huge night of electro wizardry being lined up at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE as Seth Troxler and Chicago house music legend Lil Louis drop by. Troxler has been producing the goods in Ibiza this summer, so will be in perfect form. Lil Louis – the man attributed with organising the world’s first “rave” in 1977 – will bring his wealth of crowd-pleasing experience, too.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, December 14
Where: Golden Tulip, Al Jazira Hotel
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Midnight Brunch at Cavalli Club
DJ Mad Beats will be taking to the decks at Cavalli Club’s special work night brunch. With a selection of music leaping from commercial, radio and old school providing the soundtrack, you can indulge in food and beverages until the early morning. It’s AED299 before midnight and AED300 for an open bar afterwards.
When: 8.30pm-3am, Sunday, December 10
Where: The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 50 991 0400, website
NOMAD x Damian Lazarus and KMLN
We’re still deep into the NOMAD theme at the party venue as El Chiringuito plays host to contemporary house producer/DJ Damian Lazarus and electronic dance duo KMLN. As always, resident DJs Diamond Setter, Joséphine De Retour and Wael Hoolz Hijazi will get the crowd in the mood before the headliners arrive.
When: 6pm-12am, Friday, December 15
Where: El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm
Contact: +971 54 449 6464, website
Terrace Live DJs Night at Gaucho
The world famous steak restaurant now has a night of entertainment to prolong your visit. Thursdays welcome DJ Bia to the excellent terrace area. The Hollywood and Dubai favourite will be spinning tunes in a set that includes deep house, electro house, Balearic and commercial music. You’ll need to book your spot in advance, mind.
When: 9pm-2am, Thursday, December 14
Where: Gaucho, Gate Village 05, DIFC
Contact: +971 4 422 7898, website
Barasti’s Christmas Cracker
Radio station Dubai 92 will be coming at you live at Barasti on Thursday for what is billed as an early Christmas Cracker. There will be prizes to be won, which is a nice extra incentive to turn up, and apparently you can win something just by bringing your boss. It might be a festive theme, but it’s still only for big kids, 21+ to be exact.
When: 4pm-11:30pm, Thursday, December 14
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website