6 amazing parties in Dubai this week
Paradise at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Two stages. 15 names. 15 hours of non-stop music – Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is the place to be this weekend. Created by Ibiza icon DJ Jamie Jones, Paradise has shaken the grounds of the likes of Miami, Amsterdam, Manchester and, of course, Ibiza. The phenomenon is jolting its way to the shores of the UAE for an epic party. Leading the pack is Jamie Jones, alongside Montreal-born DJ, producer and Teutonic legend Tiga, techno-funk connoisseur Richy Ahmed, Detroit’s techno master Stacey Pullen, and dance floor expert Mark Jenkyns. Live sets from the always surprising and unconventional trio dOP, Matador and the superb Rodriguez Jr. will dominate the turntables with their skills. It’s free entry before 3pm and AED150 afterwards for what should be a fantastic festival.
When: April 6
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Price: Free entry before 3pm and AED150 afterwards
Friday Night LIVE with 13 Daze Unplugged
Here’s an event where you can expect plenty of hair-whipping tunes, head-banging beats and rocking vocals to enjoy as live music by 13 Daze is the flavour of the evening at Lock, Stock & Barrel. Expect a typically raucous atmosphere, delicious eats, and more at from 11:00 pm. Arrive on time to experience a full voltage performance you won’t forget in a hurry.
When: 11pm-3am, Friday, April 6
Where: Lock, Stock & Barrel, Barsha Heights
Contact: +971 4 514 9195, website
Ritual Presents Chase & Status Live
After many memorable nights in Dubai, drum ‘n’ bass duo Chase & Status are welcomed back to Zero Gravity with open arms. With back catalogue of platinum albums, massive singles and collaborations with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rihanna, expect the crowds to be jumping from start to finish. Entry is free for ladies all night and AED100 for gents after 8pm.
When: 8pm-3am, Friday, April 6
Where: Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai Drop Zone
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website
Benny Benassi at Barasti Beach
Sound Collective is set to return to Barasti Beach this week headlined by Grammy winning artist Benny Benassi. With 15 years at the top of his game, Benassi will serve up an electric set, which will no doubt include classics such as “Satisfaction”, “Beautiful People”, “Cinema” and “Able To Love”.
When: 8pm-12am, Thursday, April 6
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
SMTown at Autism Rocks Arena
The biggest names from SMTown are coming to Dubai for one huge K-pop festival. It’s part of their live world tour and features superstars such as Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, SUPER JUNIOR, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO, Red Velvet, NCT U, NCT DREAM, TRAX and HENRY. Prices start from AED375.
When: 6pm-late, Friday, April 6
Where: Autism Rocks Arena
Price: From AED375
DJ Bliss x Mr Shef Codes x Hip Hop Chic
DJ Bliss x Mr Shef Codes will lead a circus performance of including stilt walkers, contortionists, inked-up dancers, jugglers, drummers, sword swallowers, magicians and fire eaters. Oh , and there’ll be an eclectic mix of hip hop tunes to dance the night away to. Entry is free and tables are available upon request.
When: 11am-3am, Monday, April 2
Where: Cirque Le Soir
Contact: +971 50 995 5400, website