Five places to party in Dubai over the Eid weekend
Looking for a party over the holiday weekend? Here’s where to head if the urge to dance is overwhelming…
01. Zero Gravity
No-one does a day-to-night pool party quite like Zero Gravity, and its pool sessions are back with a bang over Eid on both Sunday and Monday. Doors open at 10am each day and the music kicks in from noon right through to 3am courtesy of resident DJs Scott Forshaw, Chris Metcalfe, David Newsum, Adam Adlous and the lovely Natalie Brogan.
Listen to Scott and his production partner Greg Stainer’s remix of this Paul Mendez track here…
Lounge on daybeds, dip into Zero Gravity’s massive pool to keep cool and get your groove seriously on as the sun goes down. The pool and beach day rate (reservations recommended) is Dhs200, with Dhs150 back in F&B vouchers. Entry is free after sunset.
Next to Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, 10am to 3am, Dhs200, free entry after sunset. Taxi: Skydive Dubai Drop Zone. Tel: (04) 3990009. facebook.com/zero.gravity.dubai
02. The List at Billionaire Mansion
Winner of Best Urban Night at this year’s Hype Music & Nightlife Awards, The List is refreshed and reloaded for a new season of urban beats. With its Season Opening party coinciding with Eid on Sunday, this one is sure to be jam-packed so call for guestlist to avoid disappointment. You’ll find Mr Levier and DJ Brooklyn providing the urban beats all night long.
Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, Dubai, Sunday, June 25, 11pm to 2am, free guestlist. Metro: Business Bay. Tel: (050) 2261622. facebook.com/thelistdubai
03. Monday Funday at Provocateur
Provocateur throws open its doors for an Eid special called Monday Funday, a night of old school club classics with DJs Roberto Mermand and Marc Marshall. Expect plenty of uplifting diva vocals. Provocateur’s new Thursday night session Aristokrasi also launches on June 29 with Taya Kruzz.
Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, Monday, June 26, 11pm to 3am, free. Taxi: Four Seasons Hotel. Tel: (04) 3438411. facebook.com/provocateurdubai
04. VIP Room Dubai
With a party called Hip-Hop Room, there are no prizes for guessing the music you’ll hear blasting out the speakers at VIP Room this holiday Monday. Dress up to get down with an urban crowd. Mr Levier is tonight’s tune selector.
JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Monday, June 26, 11pm to 3am, free. Metro: Business Bay. Tel: (052) 8818888. facebook,com/viproomdubai.
05. El Chiringuito
Like intelligent electronic music that “breaks boundaries, moves feet and twists minds”? Then El Chiringuito should be your port of call on Monday where Croatian DJ Petar Dundov is headlining a special Eid party.
Following his remix of Stas Drive & Tash’s Eve on Movement Records in May, Dundov recently unleashed a twinkling synths refix of Masaya’s Pictures on Chapter 24 so keep your ears out for that when he plays in Dubai alongside local DJs Diamond Setter, KayteK, JC Pinto and Josephine De Retour. A new AC system inside El Chiringito’s fully covered restaurant and lounge means this’ll be the first of many summer sessions at the venue.
East Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Monday, June 26, 6pm til 11.55pm, free. Taxi: The Palm Jumeirah. Tel: (054) 4496464. facebook.com/elchiringuitodubai