7 parties in Dubai this week
Groove on the Grass featuring Bonobo
Bonobo will be performing live in Dubai on Friday February 23, alongside an eight-piece band at Groove on the Grass. The Grammy nominee will be joined on the bill by English electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco, UK artist George Fitzgerald and our very own Dubai DJ Tarik Omar.
When: 5pm-3am, Friday, February 23
Where: Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 457 3212, website
W Hotels, Mixcloud, Faissal El-Malak Present: Future Rising
An intriguing night celebrating woman in music takes place at W Dubai and is inspired by the theme of Wonderland. It will be a mix of film screenings and, of course, DJ sets and a performance from Karim Sultan. The line-up includes Amirah, Aeli and W Dubai’s very own Kristina Dolgova. You need to register on the site before turning up, mind.
When: 7pm-12am, Wednesday, February 21
Where: W Dubai, Al Habtoor City
LYFE at BASE
A new monthly event at superclub Base celebrates the four elements – earth, water, air and fire – and invites international superstars to play amid a new sensory experience. American singer/songwriter Jason Derulo will kick off the regular event. Not only has he written songs for Lil Wayne, Pitbull and P. Diddy, he’s won over fans with hits like “Trumpets”, “Wiggle”, “Want To Want Me” and “Swalla”.
When: Thursday, February 22
Where: Base Dubai, Dubai Design District
Contact: +971 55 313 4999, website
Soho Beach DXB Presents: Elrow featuring Luciano
World-famous party, Elrow, is heading back to Dubai and promises a manic night and a packed line-up. Techno DJ Luciano will headline the show on what will actually be his birthday. De La Swing, Eddy M, Philipp Straub, Jixo & Danz, Adam Graca, and Mar & Mer provide the support.
When: 8pm-3am, Friday, February 23
Where: Soho Beach DXB, Meydan Racecourse
Contact: +971 52 388 8857, website
Tiger Sessions with Dave Seaman
No, not the former arsenal and England international goalkeeper, but British DJ and Selador label boss. He’s produced and remixed megastars like U2, Kylie and David Bowie, and is regarded by many as one of the legends of electronic house music. Brilliantly, it’s free entry all night so there’s no need to rush down there, we still would though.
When: 7pm-3am, Friday February 23
Where: Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai
Contact: +971 56 298 3690, website
Because We Can: Chris P Cuts
The London and Dubai-based hip-hop and R&B event presents Chris P Cuts, who’s known for his monthly NTS radio show, Art Of Fusion, that focuses on underground music. He’s performed alongside the likes of Roots Manuva, Gorillaz Sound System (GSS) and more. Cherelle, E-Ratic Dreamer and Ben Echo will also be spinning familiar tunes.
When: 9pm-3am, Thursday February 22
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
The Turkish spinner will be spinning at Iris this Friday. Fans can expect a set that will have them dancing till the early hours of the morning. We are especially excited to see the 25-year-old spin his break-out track “Feel”.
When: Friday, February 23
Where: Iris Dubai