5 awesome parties in Dubai this week
Desiigner at BASE
One of the freshest rappers out of the US will rock the crowds at BASE this weekend. Desiigner is only 20, but is already touted as one of the best in the business right now. You might not recognise the name, but you no doubt know his smash hit “Panda”. Expect an eclectic set of lyrical genius.
When: 10pm-4am, Friday, December 22
Where: BASE, Dubai Design District
Contact: +971 55 313 4999, website
Vibe Series presents Magda
The multi-talented Magda will craft a special house and techno night at Tamanya Terrace this Friday. As well as dabbling in tech, fashion, art and even beverages, Magda is one of the hottest bookings on the dance music scene right now. Tickets start at AED100 and include various exclusive beverage offers, too.
When: 8pm-2am, Friday, December 22
Where: Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu DMC
Contact: +971 4 366 9131, website
Cocoon at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
One of the world’s most celebrated parties unloads at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE with a lineup that’s not to be missed. House music virtuosos Einzelkind and Ilario Alicante are the headliners for the electro-dance event that always keeps the crowd on their feet. Support on the night will be provided by local resident DJs Frederick Stone, Jean B, Jixo & Danz and Aidin Karami.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, December 22
Where: Al Jazira Golden Tulip Hotel
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
Out of Office at Axe House DXB
In a move that’s basically tempting people not to bother returning to work after lunch any day of the week as Axe House has introduced an epic happy hour (eight of them, to be exact) of 2-4-1 beverages. The promotion lasts until December 31 and we’ve picked Thursday because, well, you’ve technically got an extended weekend.
When: 12pm-8pm, Thursday, December 21
Where: Armada Blue Bay Hotel, JLT
Contact: +971 4 399 9577, website
Plus Minus presents Boris Werner
Having held residencies at Trouw in Amsterdam and Circoloco in Ibiza, Boris Werner is dropping into town to serve up a night of house music that will take you on a journey through commercial house to more raw, underground sounds. Werner’s personal modus operandi is to get people dancing and kleep them dancing, so expect a set packed with banging beats.
When: 9pm-3am, Friday, December 22
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 56 921 848, website