5 great parties in Dubai this week
American rapper A$AP Ferg is heading from New York City’s Harlem neighbourhood to Dubai’s design district to entertain partygoers for one night only at Base. The award-winning 29-year-old hip hop artist and successful fashion designer has a new album out, Still Striving, which he’ll perform tracks from.
When: 10pm-4am, Friday, January 12
Where: Base Dubai, d3
Contact: +971 55 313 4999, website
Wash x Hip Hop Chic
American R&B singer Wash is performing on Cirque Le Soir’s Hip Hop Chic Monday. The 24-year-old, whose debut single Can’t Trust Thots features rapper French Montana, is bringing his smooth vocals and upbeat playlist, all the way from Texas to one of Dubai’s freakiest nightspots. Local DJs Keza and Flipp’Side will be warming up the crowds.
When: 11pm-3am, Monday, January 8,
Where: Cirque Le Soir Dubai, Fairmont Hotel
Contact: +971 50 995 5400, website
After-brunch party with Max Chapman
Touring UK house and techno DJ Max Chapman is dropping by Zero Gravity to wrap up the Friday brunch with a three-hour after party, complete with unlimited beverages (for AED210). Chapman’s track Body Jack reached the number one spot on the Beatport Tech House charts, recently so expect to hear it.
When: 5pm-8pm, Friday, January 12
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai
Contact: +971 55 500 9111, website
The American Idol runner-up takes up a six-week Dubai residency at one of the UAE’s few true jazz bars. Clark’s bluesy vocals saw him win fan favourite status in the 2015 season of the US singing contest, and his live performances were among the top 10 most viewed videos on the show’s YouTube channel. See www.palazzoversace.ae/en for timings.
When: 9pm-10pm, Tuesday, January 9
Where: Q’s Bar and Lounge, Palazzo Versace
Contact: +971 4 556 8865, website
Nuno dos Santos and Love Over Entropy
Who said January had to be boring? Warm up with Balearic beats at Blue Marlin, take a dip and recharge before SoHaSo Showcase takes over the dance floor. Love Over Entropy then brings soulful, atmospheric tunes, before Nuno dos Santos presents an eclectic set, featuring everything from deep house to serene techno.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, January 12
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza, Golden Tulip Al Jazira
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website