7 nights to check out in Dubai this weekend
An equinox party, Chase & Status and RnB superstar Ne-Yo will perform…
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 see Glitterbox Ibiza come to Soho Garden and Art Dubai will host their after-party.
Here are seven big nights to check out this weekend.
Wednesday: Equinox at COYA Dubai
COYA Dubai’s Equinox party is back and promises to bring high-tech laser shows, special effects, and out of the box decorations for a memorable celebration. Guests are encouraged to dress yo in their most elaborate outfits. The evening will include COYA’s well-loved authentic Peruvian food and drinks as well as the resident DJ and surprise performers.
COYA Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 8.30pm onwards, Wednesday March 20. Tel: (04) 316 9600. coyarestaurant.com
Thursday: Ne-Yo at White Dubai
On Thursday March 21, White will host Jimmy’z Monte Carlo featuring Ne-Yo for a one-off complimentary concert from 11pm to 4am, with complimentary drinks for ladies until midnight. If you can’t make it on Thursday, head to Drai’s on Friday March 22 for your second chance to see the Beautiful Monster hit-maker perform.
Jimmy’z Monte Carlo feat Ne-Yo at White Dubai, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Thursday March 21, free. Tel: (050) 443 0933. whitedubai.com
Thursday: Signature Thursdays at Sky 2.0
After a huge opening weekend bash, it’s going to be tough for Sky 2.0 to top itself. This Thursday will see the official launch of their weekly event Signature Thursdays. Expect opulent extravagance with unique live entertainment, impressive theatrics, stunning light show and expertly mixed music.
Sky2.0, Dubai Design District, Dubai, 9pm to 4am, Thursdays. Tel: (058) 633 3633. skydubai.com
Thursday: Black Coffee at Base Dubai
South African afro-house DJ Black Coffee will perform, promising to ignite the dance floor for clubbers and grant free drinks for ladies all night. Black Coffee’s career began in the early 2000s, however it’s over the last three years that the award-winning DJ has risen to such meteoric fame. He has produced with Drake, Diddy, Usher and Akon, but most recently dropped single ‘Drive’ alongside David Guetta.
LYFE presents Black Coffee at Base Dubai, Thursday March 21, 10pm to 4am, free entry. Tel: (055) 313 4999. basedubai.com
Friday: Chase & Status at Zero Gravity
It’s difficult to come across an electronic music fan that doesn’t love Chase & Status. They’ve had a plethora of hits over the last 15 years, including collaborations with Rhianna, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Sub Focus and Example. Entrance is free from 5pm and free for ladies the whole night while tickets are Dhs100 for guys after 9pm.
Ritual presents Chase & Status, Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, 5pm to 3am, Friday March 22, 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
Friday: Art Dubai After Dark
Art Dubai After Dark is a unique music programme, located on Fort Island, in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah from March 19 to 22. This Friday, HRMNY will be hosting their pop-up party, WVY, focused on hip-hop and RnB’s latest music. Register for free tickets online.
Art Dubai After Dark, Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 9pm to 2am, March 22, free. artdubai.ae
Friday: Glitterbox Ibiza at Soho Garden
Glitterbox is one of Ibiza’s most famous – and flamboyant – parties, and it’s set to make its way to Dubai for the first time ever next month. As part of Glitterbox’s international ‘Work Your Body Tour’ in 2019, the event will head to Soho Garden for one night only on Friday March 22. The impressive international line-up features some top disco talent and house heroes Purple Disco Machine, Melvo Baptiste and Shapeshifters will all headline at the event.
Glitterbox at Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai, 8pm to 4am, Friday March 22. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com
Friday: No Limits at Mantis
New nightclub Mantis is launching it’s first club night ‘No Limits’. You can expect a mix of musical genres from hip-hop, commercial, old school, Latin and afrobeats. Mantis’ kitchen will be offering Asian and South American-inspired as well as classic European dishes including sushi, sashimi and fresh oysters.
Mantis, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 9pm to late, Friday. Tel: (800) 626847. mantis-club.com