We love you, nights out in Dubai, but why are you so expensive? Kudos to Lock Stock & Barrel then, for basically organising one big free party.
The newly-opened JBR party spot is to hold a mini-music festival on Friday, 2nd February, inspired by London’s world-famous Notting Hill Carnival and the market vibes of Portobello Road. Live music, check. Platters of international finger food, check. Huge bill for the privilege, nope. Lock down that date; this is going to be busy!
For the admission charge of exactly zero, there’ll be toe-tapping sounds from bands Pop Gun and Big Mouth and Lock, Stock & Barrel residents, 13 Daze. Peckish? Head to the party bar’s upstairs to graze from five “interactive kitchen containers” serving up international flavours that will please vegetarians and carnivores.
Habibi Kitchen will keep revellers stocked with Arabic eats; dim sum, ramen and satay are sure fly out of the Chopsticks Kitchen; fans of good old British grub will love Jack’s Kitchen; the Taj Kitchen brings a taste of India and wouldn’t be a party without a serving of Americana fast food. Don’t miss the sweet little cheesecake cones either.
Join The Lip Smacking Music Festival from 6pm on Friday, 2nd February and remember the bar is the only thing you need to pay for. It will be open from 4pm, serving two-for-one beverages until 8pm.
Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR The Walk. Ground floor, Rixos Premium Dubai. 04 392 7120.