5 Dubai club nights this weekend
The clubs are back in business. It's going to be a tough weekend keeping up with this lot, but with opening parties, closing parties and a guest appearance from one of London's top DJs, we can give it a try. Get ready, it's going to be a big one.
Chad Tyson at Cirque Le Soir
What: Big London name Chad Tyson is swapping clubs in Mayfair for a wonderfully weird evening in Dubai. The DJ will be playing Cirque’s first Bordel instalment, and from what we hear it’s set to be a big one.
Where: Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel
When: Thursday 23, from 10.30pm
Details: +971509955400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Journey Thru House at Zero Gravity
What: Party through the day and into the night with Zero Gravity’s Aurora events. Kicking off on Friday, the so-called “entertainment experience” will run alongside the venue’s brunch. This weekend’s theme is a journey through house music featuring Allister Whitehead.
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone
When: Friday 24 July, from 3pm until late.
Details: +971 4 399 0009, www.0-gravity.ae
Launch Party at Movida
What: Throwing its freshly painted doors, the refurbed Movida (dubbed Movida 2.0) is well worth checking out this weekend. The celebrations begin on Wednesday, and barely stop for air with DJ Bliss taking to the decks on Friday.
Where: Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel
When: Wednesday 22 & Friday 24 July, from 8pm.
Details: +971 551 744 449, email@example.com
Closing Party at Buddha Bar
What: As one bar opens another closes. Buddha Bar is shutting its doors for a complete re-kit, and they’re not about to do it quietly. To make the weekend extra special, it’s actually their tenth birthday. Expect two electric with tunes courtesy of DJ Glass Coffee on Thursday night and a final showdown from DJ Raven on Friday. Booking essential, dress to impress.
Where: Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House
When: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 July, from 8pm
Details: +971 4 317 6000, www.buddhabar-dubai.com
HOUSEofAFRIKA at Level 41
What: This club night crosses borders and continents, to bring a mix of afro-house and deep-afro-soul to Level 41. This weekend, Goodluck and DJ Boddhi Satva will spin a blend of electronica, jazz and pop.
Where: Level 41, Media One Hotel
When: Friday 24 July, from 8pm
Details: Entrance AED80 until 10pm and AED120 after, www.infusion.ae