Let’s get back to business…
After a short (much-needed) break from indulging in all the big nights out that Dubai has to offer, the nightlife scene is once again buzzing with activity. Most of your favourite bars and clubs are reopening their doors for a weekend of food, drinks and entertainment.
Here are 13 places you can party like a rockstar this weekend.
Wednesday June 5
La Carnita’s secret bar has launched a weekly ladies’ night taking place every Wednesday. Called PATRONA, it offers girls unlimited free drinks from 11pm to 2am including house beverages and wine. The music is an eclectic mix of 2000’s RnB and hip-hop, afrobeat mixed with oldschool favourites.
La Carnita, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, 11pm to 2am, every Wednesday. Tel: (04) 425 4030. lacarnita.ae
On Wednesdays Bistrot Bagatelle takes it back, back to an era where all that mattered was the height of your hair and the tightness of your leather trousers. Rock ‘N’ Baga is the Wednesday evening that’s made its way from Bagatelle Miami to show Dubai’s fun-loving residents how to rock. Expect classic tunes from the 1980s and 1990s on the decks, and Bagatelle’s signature French dishes on the table. Tuck into the most delectable poulet rôti à la truffe noire and carré d’agneau, all washed down with a signature drinks menu.
Bistrot Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, 8pm to late, every Wednesday. Tel: (04) 354 5035. bistrotbagatelledubai.com
Thursday June 6
After a short break, Industrial Avenue is ready to make a comeback to bring its devoted fans a second season even bigger and better than the first. Make sure you’re at Industrial Avenue on Thursday June 6 and Friday June 7 when the epic party will resume, bringing Dubai residents their favourite DJs, world-class entertainment and unforgettable experiences.
Industrial Avenue, Westin Mina Seyahi, reopening June 6 and 7, 11pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 293 5907. industrialavenuedubai.com
On June 5, 6 and 7, Nikki Beach is throwing an Eid celebration with an epic pool party. Expect bubble machines and confetti, water guns, water balloons, inflatables, frozen drinks and tropical cocktails. Entrance will be free for the first 100 ladies.
Nikki Beach, Pearl Jumeirah, 11am to 8pm, June 5-7, free for first 100 ladies. Tel: (04) 376 6034. dubai-bc.nikkibeach.com
Garage legend MC DT will be taking the stage at The Hideout this Thursday. Famed for his hit tune ‘Do You Really Like It?’, the British MC will be heading to Dubai to put on a no-doubt unforgettable show to launch the club’s new House and Garage Thursdays.
The Hideout, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 3am, Thursday June 6, free entry. Tel: (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com
Defected DJ, Ferreck Dawn, is performing at Penthouse this Thursday, ready to play his house tunes including the hit ‘In My Arms’. The popular night, Skyline Thursdays, is returning to Penthouse with its evening brunch offering live food stations and unlimited house beverages for Dhs149 for girls and Dhs249 for gents.
Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, 9pm onwards, Thursday June 6. Tel: (052) 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com
After a short break, Drai’s DXB is returning with a bang to bring you three ladies’ nights. Thursday June 6 and Friday June 7 will offer the girls free entry and drinks until 1am. Guys can enter for Dhs100 which will get them one drink in return.
Drai’s, Meydan, 10pm to 4am, Thursday June 6 and Friday June 7, ladies free, guys Dhs100. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com
Friday June 7
Zero Gravity is hosting a series of brunches to celebrate Eid this week. On Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6, the award-winning beach club will host Dubai’s brunch lovers for an Eid party. Also on Friday, Tropical Brunch will back and here to stay.
Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, noon to 5pm, June 5 to 8, Dhs249 girls, Dhs299 guys. Tel: (04) 399 0009. o-gravity.ae
Barasti’s summer spectacular is due to launch on Friday June 7. We’re told to expect the unexpected, as Barasti’s House of Whatever promises a host of spontaneous surprises until August 28. While we’re wondering what will be in store, we do know that there will be plenty of live performances, activations and giveaways throughout the summer.
Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, Friday June 7, free. Tel: (04) 399 3333. barastibeach.com
FIVE Palm Jumeirah
FIVE Palm Jumeirah is about to become your newest Friday afternoon hotspot, with the launch of Summer Ice. The pool party will run every Friday from 3pm to 9pm and offer tunes by Chico Boss, a live burlesque show, iced golas and a sunset ritual. The entrance will be Dhs300 per person with Dhs150 redeemable against food and beverages.
FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, 3pm to 9pm, Fridays, Dhs300. Tel: (04) 455 9999. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Those who have missed the outdoor mega-venue will be pleased to know its opening again this week. From the first day of Eid until Saturday June 8, Glasshouse and Tokyo Vibes will be your favourite hangout for all the best urban and house music.
Soho Garden, Meydan, 1st day of Eid to Saturday June 8. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com
Saturday June 8
Popular pool party, Vogue, is returning to Azure beach every Saturday from June 8. The RnB night offers guests the chance to party in the infinity pool until the early hours. Entrance is free for ladies or Dhs200 for couples (which is redeemable on food and drinks) while guys will pay Dhs400 (redeemable).
Azure Beach, Rixos Premium JBR, 8pm til late, Saturdays, ladies free, couples Dhs200, guys Dhs400. Tel: (055) 545 5461. azure-beach.com
Toy Room has had a makeover and will be showcasing it to the public, along with Frank, this week. The popular club will then be open five nights a week with some brand-new nights coming up. Join Frank and the team every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Toy Room, Soho Garden, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tel: (052) 463 3338. toyroomdxb.com
Luxe Habtoor City club, BOA, has had a makeover over the last few weeks, and are ready to unveil their new look. Open from the first day of Eid until Sunday June 9, BOA is back to bring you the very best in nightlife entertainment.
BOA, V Hotel, Al Habtoor City, open from first day of Eid, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (056) 501 2039. boadubai.com