Carl Cox, Skepta, Rita Ora and The Magician are all performing…

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 11 parties to check out this weekend.

Thursday and Friday: SKY2.0 reopening

Dubai’s newest nightclub, SKY2.0 is reopening after a summer hiatus this weekend, with three nights of excitement in store. Wednesdays present a new urban nights called Dstrkt, which will see new resident DJ Dany Neville spin the decks every week. Thursdays are the signature night, offering a mix of house and R&B tunes, while Boombox Fridays take you back throughout the years.

SKY2.0, Dubai Design District, Wed to Fri, 11pm to 4am. Tel: (04) 587 6333.

Thursday: Blond:ish at BASE

This Thursday, October 10, Blond:ish will be DJing at Base Dubai. She’s best known for remixing Maya Jane Coles and Black Coffee. Since originally forming as a duo in 2008, Blond:ish has since become a solo act in the form of Vivie-ann Bakos.

Base Dubai, Dubai Design District, 11pm to 4am, Thursday October 10. Tel: (055) 313 4999.

Thursday: Skepta at White

UK grime artist Skepta will be at White Dubai on Thursday, October 10. He’s performing as part of the club’s new UNDRGROUND night which is heavily influenced by the London grime scene. Fans can expect an energetic performance from the Mercury prize-winner who’s best-known for tracks including Shut Down, Too Many Men and Rolex Sweep. The doors of the Dubai super club will open at 10pm with the party carrying on until 4am. Entry is priced from Dhs200 for guys however ladies will get free entry and complimentary drinks until 1am.

WHITE Dubai, Meydan, Dubai, 10pm to 4am, Thursday October 10. Tel: (050) 443 0933.

Thursday: Adrian Eftimie at The Penthouse

Skyline Thursdays presents a night of deep house at The Penthouse on Thursday October 10. Award-winning Romanian DJ, Adrian Eftimie, will be spinning the decks in Dubai. The Lost and Found hit-maker will be preluded by Dubai DJ Chris Wright, with the night coming to a close with tunes from NSI.

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

Thursday: Jeremih at Toy Room

MOBO Award-winning singer Jeremih will be performing at Toy Room on Thursday October 10. Jeremih is signed to Def Jam records and has worked with some huge names in the music industry including 50 Cent, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, DJ Khaled, The Game and Ty Dolla Sign.

Toy Room, Soho Garden, Meydan, Thursday October 10, 11pm to 4am. Tel: (052) 463 3338.

Friday: Carl Cox at Soho Beach

After a summer hiatus, Soho Beach DXB are back with a bang on Friday October 11 for their grand reopening party – and headlining will be legendary DJ, Carl Cox. Tickets are still available via, priced at Dhs200. The Brit DJ is one of the most famous faces on the house and techno scene and has headlined some of the UK’s biggest festivals and held residencies at Ibiza’s legendary Space Ibiza.

Soho Beach DXB, Meydan, Dubai, 9pm to 4am, Friday October 11, from Dhs125. Tel: (052) 388 8857.

Friday: Adonis at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Lebanese four-piece band Adonis, best known for their hit song Stouh Adoniswill be performing at Blue Marlin as part of its wellness experience day: Maktub by Satori. Also on the line up is Dutch sound producer Satori, who will be entertaining the crowd with his nomadic sound until 11pm.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Hotel, Garhood, Friday October 11, 10.30am to 11.30pm, Dhs84. Tel: (056) 113 3400.

Friday: Skepta and Jeremih at Drai’s

On Friday, October 11, UK grime artist Skepta, responsible for massive hits including Shut Down, Too Many Men and Rolex Sweep and US singer and producer Jeremih, recognised for tunes like Down On Me and Don’t Tell ‘Em are joining forces and performing together at Drai’s. Doors to the Las Vegas-style club will open at 10pm and entry is priced at Dhs200 for guys, while ladiesca enjoy free entry and free drinks until 1am.

Skepta and Jeremih, Drais Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, Dubai, Friday October 11, 10pm to 4am, free for ladies, Dhs200 for guys.

Friday: The Magician at Soho Garden

The Magician gave a stellar performance when he played at Zero Gravity in March, and he’ll be returning to play for a new-doubt sold out crowd at Soho Garden on Friday October 11. At his show, expect to hear some of his biggest hits, including Shy, Sunlight and Together.

Soho Garden, Meydan Racecourse, Friday October 11, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 388 8849.

Friday: Disclosure, Rita Ora and RUFUS DU SOL at W

Rita Ora, Disclosure and RUFUS DU SOL are all set to take to the stage in Dubai this Friday as part of a three-day festival at W Dubai – The Palm called Wake Up Call Festival. As well as an evening of live performance, there’s brunch and VIP packages available.

WAKE UP CALL FESTIVAL, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Thursday October 10 to Saturday October 12, tickets from Dhs100.

Friday: M-22 at Zero Gravity

British-German duo M-22 will perform at Zero Gravity’s sunset after-brunch party on Friday October 11. DJ and production duo Matt James and Frank Sanders are the pair behind some of this year’s biggest hits, including How Does It Feel, First Time and White Lies.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai, Tropical Brunch After Party from 5pm, free entry for ladies, Dhs100 entry for guys with two free drinks. Tel: (04) 399 0009.

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