All the best parties in Dubai this weekend

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Ladies’ days, club openings, and it’s the final week for this pop-up underground house night…

It’s a long weekend for most of us, and so that means even more hours to fill with fun stuff. From the relaunch of a ladies day and re-opening of a poolside party place, to the final week of an underground club, we’ve rounded up all the best places to party this weekend.

Thursday: Ladies’ day at Praia

Secret Ladies Day is returning to FIVE Palm Jumeirah this Thursday September 13. The Dhs149 deal runs from noon to 4pm. Ladies can take advantage of access to the oh-so-Instagrammable infinity pool at the hotel, as well as four hours of unlimited cocktails and sangria. But it’s not just drinks included in the package – a two-course a la carte lunch is also provided at the recently opened Praia lounge, which has some stunning views out across the Palm and back towards Dubai Marina.

Secret Parties at Praia, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Thursdays, Dhs149. Tel: (058) 870 0708. Secret-Parties.com

Thursday: The Penthouse

Skyline Thursdays is back in business at The Penthouse. The weekly house night is set to the backdrop of the stunning Dubai Marina skyline, with a different headline act each week. This Thursday, catch SmokinGroove

The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 9pm to 3am, Thursdays. Tel: 04 455 9989. fivehotelsandresorts.com

Friday: Drai’s season opening

Promising a day-to-night party to kickstart the new season, Vegas export Drai’s Dubai is back in business from this Friday. Open from 11am, expect fourteen hours of poolside partying served up to a commercial, urban soundtrack.

Drai’s Dubai, Meydan, opening from 11am Friday September 14. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com

Friday: The Hatch

This underground club onboard the QE2 hasn’t been open long, but it’s penultimate night is this Friday. It’s home to a weekly house and techno night that happens seven metres below sea level, with Disconekt and Blue Marlin resident DJ Frederick Stone headlining, and it’s free entry before 11.30pm.

The Hatch, QE2, Port Rashid, 9.30pm to 3am, Fridays, free entry before 11.30pm. Facebook.com/TheHatchDubai

Saturday: Mr Miyagi’s

If you want to party into the new week, few places do it better than Mr Miyagi’s. On Saturday, a second weekly ladies’ night takes over the venue’s neon-hued bar. It’s a lively night that offers a free drink for everyone (yes, that includes the boys), and unlimited drinks for ladies until 3am for Dhs99. That means seven hours of unlimited wine, sparkling and the signature Thai bucket cocktails. There’s also a lively show put on by the venue’s resident performers, that’s sure to have you on your feet by the end of the night. Just don’t expect to leave without doing the Macarena…

Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Wednesday and Saturday 8pm to 3am Dhs99 for unlimited drinks, one free drink for all guys. Tel: (04) 420 7489. mrmiyagisdubai.com

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