9 big nights out in Dubai this weekend you need to be at
Two new club openings, Elrow and the return of The Bawse…
The Dubai clubbing scene is thriving right now, with big names coming to town every weekend, it’s hard to keep up. This weekend will also see the opening of two long-awaited clubs in Dubai, Sky2.0 and Mantis.
Here are nine big nights to check out this weekend.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Sky2.0 will open
Lebanon’s iconic Skybar is set to open its doors in Dubai Design District on Wednesday March 13. Wednesday nights are themed with the reggae-inspired called ‘Oh Na Na’. Although we don’t have images of the sleek new venue yet, its Lebanese counterpart can house up to 2,500 guests, so we’re expecting a similar super-sized venue when Sky2.0 throws open its doors.
Sky2.0, Dubai Design District, Dubai, 9pm to 4am, Wednesday to Friday, opening Wednesday March 13 2019. Tel: (058) 633 3633. skydubai.com
Thursday: Doorly at Zero Gravity
British DJ and producer Doorly has been on the dance music scene since 2008. With a helping hand from Pete Tong, he became known for his remixes of huge songs by Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx and Calvin Harris. He’s here to launch a new brunch on Thursday evenings, called ‘Club Inc’ which will serve up a six-hour package of unlimited food and drink from 8pm to 2am for a bargain Dhs199.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 2am, Thursday March 14, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
Thursday: NSI and DJ Weiss at The Penthouse
This week Penthouse’s weekly weekend-starter, Skyline Thursdays will be hosted by Mykonos favourite NSI and British DJ and producer Weiss. Expect a journey of house music discovery in the chic, open-air bar.
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, 9pm to 3am, Thursday March 14. Tel: (052) 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Thursday: Bob Sinclar at Base
Get ready to re-live the best of the noughties as Bob Sinclar headlines Base Dubai on Thursday March 14. The French producer was behind some of the biggest hits of the early noughties including ‘World Hold On’, ‘Love Generation’ and ‘Rock This Party’. Best of all, it’s ladies’ night, so girls can enjoy complimentary drinks until 2am as well as a host of live entertainment, light shows and exciting performances.
LYFE presents Bob Sinclar at Base Dubai, Thursday March 14, 10pm to 4am, free entry. Tel: (055) 313 4999. basedubai.com
Friday: Elrow at Soho Beach
The latest Elrow event will have an ‘Enchanted Forest’ theme, and will see Dubai’s party-goers flock to Meydan to witness a seven-hour party kicking off at 9pm. The night will see performances from Eats Everything, Toni Varga, George Privatti, and local talents Jixo & Danz, Adam Graca, Mar+Mer, and Jean B. Tickets are available on platinumlist.net from Dhs100.
Elrow, Soho Beach, Meydan, Dubai, 9pm to 4am, Friday March 15, Dhs100. Tel: (052) 388 8857. Facebook.com/SohoBeachDubai
Friday: Rick Ross at Drai’s
Purple Lamborghinis at the ready – Rick Ross will be performing at Drai’s this Friday March 15 and at White on Saturday March 16. Early bird tickets for the gig at Drai’s are available now, priced at Dhs100 for ladies including a welcome drink, and Dhs300 for guys including two house drinks. After early bird, general access tickets will be available for Dhs200 for ladies with two drinks included, and Dhs400 for guys with three drinks included in the ticket price.
Drai’s presents Rick Ross, Gate B, Meydan, Dubai, 10pm to 4am, Friday March 15, tickets from Dhs100 for ladies and Dhs300 for guys. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com
Friday: Mantis opens in DIFC
Mantis can be found in Emirates Financial Towers. The 8,500 square foot space boasts a state-of-the-art light and sound system, a central DJ booth with a dramatic mantis head on the front, and a long bar which runs almost all the way down one side of the lounge. Initially, Mantis will be open on Thursdays and Fridays, with more nights set to be introduced in the new year. The opening night will offer welcome cocktails to guests on arrival.
Mantis, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 9pm to late, Thursday and Friday from Friday March 15. mantis-club.com
Friday: Super Sako at White
Super Sako is an Armenian pop star sensation, whose hit ‘Mi Gna’ was endlessly played in Dubai clubs throughout 2018. He made his UAE debut last year and will be returning to White’s Bizaar event on Friday March 15 and to MAD Abu Dhabi on Thursday March 14.
White Dubai, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Friday March 15, free entry. Tel: (050) 443 0933. whitedubai.com
Friday: The Magician at Zero Gravity
Since 2011, The Magician has responsible for filling dance floors with his version of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’. The feel good song-maker also had a huge hit with his tune ‘Sunlight’. Ever the crowd-pleaser, this DJ will have you singing along to his mixes for the whole night.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, 5pm to 3am, Friday, free entry 5pm to 9pm, free for ladies all night, Dhs100 after 9pm, Dhs75 advance tickets from Platinum List. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae