Best nightlife in Abu Dhabi this week
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Aphrodite ladies’ night at Barfly by Buddha-Bar
This sleek spot offers lounge beats and unlimited house beverages, plus 50 percent off your bill for food for ladies every week.
Free. Wed 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (056 177 7557).
La Noche at Saadiyat Beach Club
La Noche Thursdays with DJ SLIM is back at a brand-new location. Party on the outdoor beach terrace to the best of R&B and reggaeton. Ladies also get complimentary bubbles until midnight.
Free. Thu 11pm-late. Ongoing. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island (02 656 3500).
Apollonia and Carl Craig at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Apollonia – the record label and DJ outfit comprised of Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom – are known from Ibiza to Berlin and London. They’ve made their mark with their critically acclaimed deep house and techno sets. They’re on this week’s line-up at Blue Marlin, along with Carl Craig whose jazz- and soul-influenced sound puts an unusual twist on techno.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels And Resorts, Ghantoot, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 113 3400).
Jax Jones at Zero Gravity Dubai
He’s famous for being featured on Duke Dumont’s number one single I Got U (which they co-wrote and produced), but this British singer-songwriter and producer stormed into the charts with his intensely catchy and funky new hit You Don’t Know Me.
Free for ladies before midnight, free for gents before 10pm, Dhs100 for all thereafter. Noon-3am. Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh, www.0-gravity.ae (04 399 0009).
Sundowners at Tamba
Take a seat on the terrace and watch the sunset over unlimited beverages and canapés.
Prices vary. Fri 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. The Hub, World Trade Center Mall (02 672 8888).
50 percent off
Happy daysat Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Get 50 percent off selected beverages in every outlet, all day, including Cho Gao, Heroes, The Garden and Spaccanapoli.
Prices vary. Noon-7pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziya (02 616 6166).
50 percent off
Hospitality night at Jazz Bar & Dining
Anyone working in the hospitality industry (including hotel staff, cabin crew and Etihad employees) should head down to this live jazz venue on Sunday nights for 25 percent off on food from 7pm until 10pm and 50 percent of beverages from 7pm until midnight. Music comes from resident band DNA, who will be on stage performing pop, rock, dance, jazz, blues and R&B.
Prices vary. Sun, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (054 444 7841).
Sweet Chilli Jam at P.J. O’Reilly’s Irish Pub
This live band has a crowd-pleasing repertoire of everything from ’60s hits and R&B crowd-pleasers to head-banging rock and acoustic tracks.
Free. Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, from 8pm. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa Street (80010 1101).
The games room at Porters
Hops pong, pool, darts and more are all available at this pub's brand-new games room, plus happy hour runs from 3pm to 9pm every day.
Free. Sun-Wed 4pm-2am; Thu-Sat 3pm-3am. Grand Millennium Al Wahda (02 495 3936).
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