All the closing parties you need to know about
The end of the season is here, and so are some massive club nights…
It’s been another huge season in the city. Artists including Jason Derulo, Diddy, Nelly have graced our stages, DJs such as Solomun, Tiesto and Fat Boy Slim have taken up deck duty and we’ve welcomed new clubs including Drai’s Gotha and 1OAK.
And as the season draws to a close, it’s time to take advantage of your last few days of partying.
Here are all the closing parties you need to know about.
This Polynesian Tiki bar has one of the city’s most popular ladies’ nights in town- so popular, you crowned it your Best Ladies’ Night at our recent What’s On Nightlife Awards. It offers bottomless wine and cocktails until 1am, DJs spin a commercial soundtrack until late, and there’s a performance from the Mahiki Honeys too.
Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, 7pm to 3am, Tuesday May 8, free entry, door policy applies. Tel:(055) 2160 181. More info on website
There’s a special edition of Flashdance at Cavalli tonight to mark the last one before Ramadan. There’s a set menu in the restaurant lounge and unlimited drinks for ladies for Dhs199, and all the usual stunning live entertainment.
Cavalli Club, The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, 10.30pm to 3am, Tuesday May 8. Tel: (050) 991 0400. More info on website
The world-famous cake-throwing DJ and producer Steve Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums, including 2013’s Grammy-nominated Wonderland. You can catch him closing the show at Business Bay super club Gotha this weekend. And if seeing a top electronic DJ 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, Thursday May 10, 11pm to 3am. Tel: (055) 1 934 934. More info on website
Legendary rapper Rick Ross is set to perform two massive gigs in Dubai this weekend, but his first one will be as part of the closing weekend at Las Vegas export, Drai’s. The rappers gig will be free entry for all, with an open bar for ladies until 1am.
Rick Ross, Drai’s Dubai, 10pm to 3am, Thursday May 10, free entry. Tel: (052) 388 8857 . More info on website
Thursday: Bongos Bingo
Bongos Bingo turned the alternative night out game on it’s head when it brought it’s impromptu raving, novelty prize giving ways to Dubai. It’s brought 90s acts N-Trance and Boyzlife to the city, and you’ll be able to catch it at ON42 for the final time this season on Thursday. Tickets are sold out, so if you’ve already got yours, eyes down, look in…
ON42 Media One Hotel Dubai Media City, Thursday May 11. Tel:056 895 7532. More info on Facebook
Friday: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
It’s the last chance to party at Ibiza party club Blue Marlin this weekend. British DJ Dixon headlines,, with Afterlife’s Vaal bringing her emotive melodies to the floor as supporting artist. .For a more relaxed vibe, head down to their Saturday brunch – prices start from Dhs310.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Resort, Ghantoot, 1pm to 11pm, Friday May 11. Tel: (056) 113 3400. More info on Facebook
Friday: Zero Gravity
It’s been quite the season for Zero Gravity. As well as packed out gigs for Camelphat, Rudimental and most recently Fat Boy Slim, the venue has thrown some of the most epic day parties at their Saturday Supernatural brunch. This Friday, Jonas Blue headline the final One Big Friday of the season, they’ll be supported by Blonde and Second City.
One Big Friday, Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, 8am to 3am, Friday May 11, free entry for girls all night, Dhs100 after 8pm for guys. Tel: (04) 399 0009. More info on website
Friday: Cafe Mambo at Soho Garden
Cafe Mambo took up residency at Soho Garden at the start of this year, and since then we’ve seen a weekly rotation of top-class house DJs take up deck duty at the super venue. To close the Cafe Mambo residency, the venue is set to welcome Dutch DJ Chelina Manuhutu.
Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai, 8pm to 3am, Friday May 11, free entry. Tel: (056) 82 22 559. More info on Facebook
Saturday: White Dubai
On Saturday, you’ll be able to catch the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd making their debut at the famous White Dubai ladies night, URBN. The duo, who are famous for hits including Black Beattle and That Could Be Us, will be performing a free entry gig for all, and there’ll be an open bar for the girls until 1am.
Rae Sremmurd, White Dubai, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Saturday May 12. Tel: (050) 443 0933. More info on website
Monday: Cirque Le Soir
DJ Whoo Kid is back at Dubai’s wildest club, Cirque Le Soir on Monday May 14. Expect interactive performances, nail-biting stunts and a top class live performance from the Mixtape King.
Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 11pm to 3am, Monday May 14, free entry. Tel: (050) 995 5400. More info on website