Birthdays, DJs, TV stars and a massive bash at White Dubai…

It’s finally the weekend and there’s plenty of partying to be done across the city, so we’ve rounded up our picks of the best nights out.

From a big birthday bash as Blue Marlin turns six, to Mark Knight making his debut at Penthouse, to a live PA by Timmy Trumpet at Zero Gravity, there’s some huge events happening.

Here are five big nights out in Dubai this weekend. 

Mark Knight at Penthouse

Award-winning DJ Mark Knight is set to make his debut at The Penthouse, the rooftop lounge at FIVE Palm Jumeirah tonight, as part of their Skyline Thursdays. It’s free entry, with a minimum spend on tables.

The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 8pm to late, Thursday April 19, free. Tel: (052) 900 4868. More info on website

Blue Marlin 6th birthday

It first brought Balearic beach vibes to the UAE six years ago, and on its anniversary weekend, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is throwing two days of massive celebrations. The day-to-night party spot has become one of the region’s most iconic music venues for top international DJs, and tonight Loco Dice and Dubfire will take to the tech decks. Expect a stellar production to the theme of ‘evolution’.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, 12pm to 11pm, Friday April 20, free entry. Tel: (056) 113 3400. More info on website

Empire stars at Gotha

It’s been open for under a month, but Cannes export Gotha has already welcomed legendary performers Tiesto, Diddy and Ludacris. And this Friday, you can expect two names to make their Dubai debut as Empire stars Yazz and Jussie Smollett (best known as the brothers Hakeem and Jamal Lyon from Empire) take to the stage. If that wasn’t enough, Gotha is also offering free drinks for ladies from 11pm to 1am on the night.

Gotha Dubai, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay, Friday April 20, 11pm to 3am. Tel: (055) 1 934 934. More info on website

Timmy Trumpet at Zero Gravity

The ever-popular Zero Gravity has taken its famed Saturday brunch offering across to it’s Friday event, Ritual. But the party doesn’t stop at brunch for Zero Gravity this Friday, as the venue is welcoming DJ, producer and live instrumentalist Timmy Trumpet for a live performance.

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Al Sufouh, 8am to 3am, Friday April 5, free for ladies, Dhs100 for guys after 8pm or brunch 1pm to 5pm for Dhs295 ladies, Dhs315 guys. Tel: (04) 399 0009. More info on website

URBN at White Dubai

It’s one of Dubai’s most popular ladies’ nights, with heaps of Dubai dwellers flocking to White Dubai for their Saturday urban party. And this Saturday is set to be extra special, as the venue celebrates four years of the famed night. A special headliner is set to be announced very soon, and there will be the usual free drinks for ladies until 1am.

WHITE Dubai, Meydan, Saturday April 21, 11pm to 4am. Tel: (050) 443 0933. More info on Facebook.

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