4 great parties in Dubai this week
Bongo’s Bingo featuring Boyzlife
Get ready to welcome the Irish duo that’s made up of Westlife’s Brian McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy who will be performing their former group’s biggest hits. It’s all set to the backdrop of a raucous night of bingo. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care. Or, you know, “fly without wings”. We could go on, but will spare you that.
When: Thursday March 22, 8pm-1am
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel, Media City
Contact: +971 4 427 1000, website
Café Mambo with Watermät
The world-renowned French artist Watermät is headlining for Café Mambo Ibiza as it returns for its Friday residency at Soho Garden DXB. There will be a range of exciting support acts on the night, too, plus a sunset brunch package that’s available from 4pm to 8pm (AED450). Sorted.
When: Friday March 23, 8pm-3am
Where: Soho Garden DXB, Meydan
Contact: +971 52 388 8849, website
Mixtape Classics with Judge Jules, Freemasons and Julie McKnight
Take a trip back to the ’90s/noughties heyday of house music with a triple-bill of iconic DJ sets at Zero Gravity this weekend – Judge Jules (legend), Freemasons (awesome) and Julie McKnight (superstar). It’s free entry after 5pm and then AED 100 after 8pm, unless you’re a lady, then it’s free all night.
When: 8am-3am, Friday, March 23
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai
Contact: +9714 399 0009, website
Plus Minus with Edu Imbernon
Edu Imbernon is known for his emotive sets that blend electronica, house and indie genres together to wonderful effect. He’s played at the likes of Coachella, BPM Festival and TomorrowLand across London to Berlin and Tokyo. Now the Plus Minus guys are bringing him to do his thing in Dubai this weekend.
When: 4pm-3am, Friday, March 23
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website