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London-born, Doha-based DJ Kinky D shares her views on Qatar’s scene by night.

Party people in Doha now have a huge choice of places to go throughout the weekend including Club 7 and Madison Piano Bar at La Cigale,Wahm and Crystal at W Doha, Glo Bar at Renaissance Doha City Center, Blue Breeze at Four Seasons, Paloma and Lava at InterContinental Doha – the list is starting to go on and on. With Global DJs and Ultra Events, among other companies, also creating a wave of entertainment for the club scene you would be hard pressed to find room for anything else.

However, just recently there has been a new venue creating quite a stir among partygoers who are hungry for something different – Al Dana Terrace at Sharq Village & Spa have decided to hit the market with not one but two popular weekend events.

The Hideout on a Thursday is the place to be if you like real house music. I say this because it truly is if you like your beats deep and grooving. Happy hour starts at 7pm until 9pm with chill out tracks selected by DJ Fat Cat Slim before Crazy U and Tough Stuff aka Madi who mixes up to four tracks at a time. Special guest DJs pop by on rotation as well.

The party is based outside on the wooden decking with comfy outdoor furniture. It’s a great way to spend an evening in the open air, lapping up the fine weather with some choice beats from the genres of nu disco and deep/tech house.

On Fridays, the Sundowner Sessions take place from 4pm until 1am. This night’s scene is set by Mr Carl Roberts laying down a selection of mood setting tunes. Other regular guest DJs have included Mike Hobson, Amy B-The Long Player, Ed Knowles and new kid on the block Tiero. The music selection is on point and caters for all the clubbers’ palates.

Sharq Village have played their cards right by collecting some of the hottest talents in Doha and with free entry on both nights, this venue is a must for all party goers in Doha. The only fault I can muster is the annoying noise of planes constantly taking off overhead but you soon get swept up in the atmosphere of the crowd and the music.

For table bookings call 3358 9841.

The critic
DJ Kinky D has been a DJ since she was young, becoming successful in London and then gigging all over the world from Europe to Asia. She’s now based in Doha where she spins the decks at numerous regular and one-off events, including the Doha Marriott’s Late Brunch, Oryx Rotana’s Jazz Club and Doha Hustle at Trader Vic’s.
To check out her mixes visit

By Time Out Doha staff
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