It’s the return of Cafe Mambo and Jason Derulo will take the stage…

The new season has officially kicked off and we couldn’t be happier. There’s a lot of big nights happening this weekend whether you’re a fan of R&B, hip-hop, house or techno, you’re bound to find a fun place to party at.

Here are nine parties to check out this weekend.

Thursday and Friday: White and Drai’s

Whatcha Say hitmaker, Jason Derulo, is set to perform not one, but two huge gigs at Meydan this weekend. Kicking off his weekend of performances, fans will be treated to a string of Derulo’s brilliant hits at White Dubai on Thursday September 26. Doors open at 10pm, with entry priced from Dhs200, and ladies can enjoy complimentary beverages until 1am. He’ll also perform at Drai’s on Friday, where once again ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks all night. For guys, entry is priced at Dhs200 including two drinks, with tickets available via Virgin Megastore.

WHITE Dubai, Meydan, Dubai, 10pm to 4am, Thursday, September 26. Tel: (050) 443 0933.
Drai’s Dubai, Gate B, Meydan 10pm to 4am, Friday, September 27, from Dhs200. Tel: (052) 388 8857.

Thursday: The Penthouse

Skyline Thursdays presents a night of deep house at The Penthouse on Thursday September 26. Ibiza regulars Tube & Berger, will be spinning the decks in Dubai. The ‘We Are All Stars’ hit-makers will be preluded by Dubai DJ Chris Wright, with the night coming to a close with tunes from NSI.

The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Thursday September 26, 9pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 900 4868.

Thursday: Toy Room

Toyroom’s weekly This Is Toyroom night this Thursday will be joined by DJ Pepelz. Pepelz is a DJ who has traveled around the world playing his mixes to thousands. He began as a hip-hop DJ but now releases monthly mixes and mash ups of all genres, and describes himself as a pure open format DJ.

Toyroom, Soho Garden, Meydan Grandstand, Thursday Sept 26, 11pm to 4am. Tel: (052) 463 3338.

Friday: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

This weekend at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE will see deep-house heavyweights &Me and DJ Tennis both take their turn on the decks. &Me’s musical style is described as a ‘blend of techno and soulful house music’ while DJ Tennis is not only a DJ but a talented, emotive producer in his own right.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Gantoot, Sheikh Zayed Road exit 399, Friday September 27, 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (056) 113 3400.

Friday: Code

Nicole Moudaber will be making her return to Code after she launched the new nightclub earlier this year. She will also be joined by Carl Craig who is described as ‘a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer and a world-class DJ’.

Code, Soho Garden, Meydan, Friday September 26, 11pm to 3am, free. Tel: (052) 388 8849.

Friday: BASE

D3 super club Base are set to welcome American singer and producer Akon this Friday with complimentary beverages for ladies until 1am. Releasing music since 2004, Akon has amassed a string of top ten hits including I Wanna Love You, Lonely, Don’t Matter and Sorry, Blame It On Me as a lead artist, as well as collaborating with stars including Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Eminem and David Guetta.

BASE Dubai, Dubai Design District, 11pm to 4am, Friday September 27. Tel: (055) 313 4999.

Friday: Zero Gravity

On Friday September 27, Zero Gravity will host the Hedkandi Afterparty which will see Hedkandi founder DJ Mark Doyle on the decks from 6pm, alongside DJ Russell Small, saxophonist Sarah Potts and vocals from Peyton, belting out smash hits like A Higher Place and Promised Land.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Friday 27th Sep, 6pm onwards, free for ladies and Dhs100 for guys with 2 drinks. Tel: (04) 399 0009.

Friday: Soho Garden

Soho Garden’s Cafe Mambo Ibiza residency is relaunching this Friday, September 27. To kick the season off with a bang, global superstar DJ Steve Lawler will be spinning the decks in Dubai. Expect huge Ibiza-style tunes from 8pm to 3am.

Soho Garden, Meydan Racecourse, Friday September 27, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 388 8849.

Friday: Industrial Avenue

Deep house DJ, Sidney Charles, will be playing at Industrial Avenue this Friday September 27, alongside Riaz Dhanani going back to back with resident DJ Adam Cotier. Expect a night of big electronic tunes and all the underground vibes that SESH at Industrial Avenue is known for.

Industrial Avenue, Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina, Friday Sept 27, 10pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 293 5907.

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