Vu’s Bar (Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) — The teasing taste of a cocktail made by an award winning bartender. The world laid out at your feet, colored by the golden glaze of the sun during the day, and crisp glitter of city lights at night. A nosh menu that surprises the palate. […]
Sunstroke (Dubai Marina, Dubai) – this is actually a party organizer who sets up monthly boat parties (actually, catamarans) featuring various up-and-coming DJs that spin various forms of dance music, including soulful funky House music (a.k.a. “Garage music”). Departures are usually from Dubai Marina. For up-to-date info, go to: http://sunstroke.ae/
Paparazzi (Armani Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai) – its very VIP location is enough incentive to put a House music club here. With the Armani name on this club, it’s not a stretch to imagine that virtually all of its patrons are dressed to their “GQ” best. However, its selection of House DJs is […]
Okku (The H Hotel, 1 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) — The brainchild of resident entrepreneurs Markus Thesleff and Ramzy Abdul Majeed, Sunday evenings are particularly popular due to its DJs sessions of classic House music and retro (Old School dance music) favorites. Food-wise, this sultry, subterranean nightspot serving sushi and imaginative Japanese dishes and […]
Loaded (Casa Latina club, Ibis Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) – “Loaded” is not a club, but an “Indie” alternative rock party booked on Friday evenings at this Cuba-themed venue. On occasion, they also book French House acts like “Le Jackal”.
Left Bank (Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqiem, Dubai) — It is a sophisticated contemporary lounge, bar and restaurant. A trendy meeting place that combines style with a relaxed atmosphere, Left Bank is known for its creative casual dining menu and for pouring the best cocktails in town.
Fogueira Lounge (Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina, Dubai) — Fogueira’s spot on the 35th floor of the Ramada Plaza, fronting onto the Arabian Gulf, makes for an enviable enough location to lounge around and catch a view of the rest of the city. It is also connected to Fogueira Restaurant within the Ramada Plaza.
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival (Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, near Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai) – despite the name, recent bookings suggest that this annual multi-day musical event (in existence for 10 years and held every February) has drifted away from international jazz artists. Pop and rock acts such as One Republic, The Script, […]
Dubai World Trade Centre Arena (Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai) — within Dubai’s World Trade Centre convention area, this 10,000-seat arena is the largest in the Middle East, and holds various major musical events like Julio Iglesias, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren and Swedish House Mafia. Along with holding musical events, it’s also designed […]
Dubai Festival City (Festival Park, near Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai) – this is a large residential, business and entertainment complex that has held various musical events in recent times (within its 15,000-seat outdoor arena), including Chris Brown, Santana, Deep Purple, Nickelback, and 80s New Wave artists (such as ABC, Rick Astley, Heaven 17, and […]