“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” We could never forget the good times we’ve had in Dubai this season, but are you ready for one last party?
Many of Dubai’s clubs and brunches end the season over the coming days, so if like Peter Pan, you’re not quite ready to grow up and stay home, here’s your chance to sprinkle some magic over weekend.
Cirque le Soir
New York hip hop DJ and radio presenter Whoo Kid shuts down Cirque with one last roof-raising party. The no-holds barred club and its legion of talented performers will be back after the summer, but you can catch them for one last time on Monday, 14th May.
Free entry. 11pm-3am. Fairmont Hotel, SZR. 050 995 5400.
Roberto’s Andiamo Fashionista Brunch
Dig in for one last stylish scoff this Friday (11th May) at the contemporary fine-dining Italian restaurant in DIFC. Why should you try it? Four courses are served direct to your table, one of them is a dramatic seafood platter and it all rounds off with a spectacular sharing plate of 10 different desserts. Worth dressing up for.
AED 365 soft drinks; AED 475 house beverages and mixed drinks; AED 575 includes bubbles and premium mixed drinks. Friday from 12pm till 4pm. Building 1,Gate Village. 04 386 006.
Bid farewell to Bagatelle, as the fun-loving French restaurant signs off for another season with its first and only brunch on Saturday (12th May). Delectable French-Mediterranean food from the a la carte and amazing entertainment is promised, with not one but three DJs to entertain. It could be a blow-the-budget experience, but what a way to go.
First seating, no minimum spend, 12pm-3pm. Second seating, AED 1,250 per person (food AED 250, beverages AED 1,000), 3.30pm-6.30pm. The Fairmont Hotel, Trade Centre Area. 04 354 5035.
Eyes down for one more time, as the adults-only bingo meets rave wants you to ‘rise and shine’ and ‘ask for more.’ Grab your dabbers and polish up your bingo lingo for a night of prizes, dancing and the most outlandish novelty props at Media One on Thursday (10th May).
ON42, Media One, Dubai Media City. Tickets available on Platinum List – from AED 100. Starts 8pm.
Party under the stars one last time with an unmissable line-up of 360°’s original DJs and the ‘gram-grabbing backdrop of the Burj Al Arab. There are two more days left to wave off one of Dubai’s best-loved party spots, with a little something to cater for most musical tastes, from old school hits on Thursday (10th) and a double-brunch scenario on Friday (11th). Remember, this really is goodbye forever. Sad emoji.
To reserve your spot at 360° Dubai’s big farewell, call 044 323 232 or email email@example.com
Founder members Ricardo De Meneses, MAAT and Shemroon see off this quality electronic music night on Thursday (10th May) so it can take a well-deserved summer holiday from sparking up Dubai’s after-hours scene.
AED 100 (women free until 11pm). Industrial Avenue, Mina Al Seyahi. 050 883 3172.
New club kid on the scene Gotha brings famous cake-throwing EDM DJ Steve Aoki along to shut the doors on what’s been a promising start for the Business Bay hangout. Head to Gotha this Thursday (10th May) and if you’re a woman, there are free drinks between 11pm-1am.
Free entry (men AED 150 after 12am). Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront. 055 1 934 934.
Before the weather gets unsuitably sticky, its the season finale at Zero G on Friday (11th May). Catch British DJ Jonas Blue on the decks – you might know him for his tropical house cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 single ‘Fast Car’. BRB, diving into a tropical house wormhole on YouTube.
Free, AED 100 for men after 8pm. From 5pm. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina. 04 399 0009