After last year’s hugely popular reggae nights at Oyster Bay, the al fresco venue returns, this time with a Latin flavour at new night La Noche de Doha, where the lively Cuban band takes to the stage four nights a week.
Playing everything from Rhumba and Afro-Cuban jazz to soukous and Spanish fusion music, talented vocalists Gerardo Contino and Jenny Sotolongo will have you up and dancing before you can say vamos a bailar. In between salsa dancing your way across the sand, relax on huge, comfy sofas nibbling traditional Cuban snacks and soaking in the view of glittering West Bay across the water.
The Rooftop, on the other hand, makes for a different kind of al fresco evening. Partnering up with the famous Café Mambo Ibiza, the venue will be bringing an exciting line-up of international DJs to Doha every month. Last month, Parisian DJ Erik Hagleton was at the decks spinning the latest house tracks, and this month kicks off with the Ibiza-born and raised Mambo Brothers on November 3.
With such experience of Ibiza, the brothers have been influenced by everyone from Pete Tong to Jason Bye and have a vocal-tech house sound combined with trendy house tracks from Ibiza through the ages, and an equally exciting roster of DJs have already been confirmed all the way up to New Year’s Eve.
See you under the stars.
La Noche de Doha Wed 8pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 9.30pm-1.15am; Sat 8pm-1.15am. Café Mambo Ibiza Thursday November 3, 9pm-2am. The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0000).
Al fresco bars
This relaxing spot comes with stunning views of Doha’s bay and Mediterranean bites.
Open daily 4pm-11pm. Sharq Village & Spa, Ras Abu Abboud Street (4425 6666).
We love this bar for its chilled out vibe, cosy fires and lively lounge beats.
Open daily noon-1am. Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).
Skyview’s new Tuesday ladies’ night offers awesome views, nu-disco and funky house music, and a beverage for ladies.
La Cigale Hotel, 60 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street (4428 8204).