See Tom Jones, dance to Judge Jules or Love Space, Ibiza-style
Aks Expect music from DJ Zubair and DJ Manoj. Dhs100, free for couples until midnight, free all night for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).
Aperitivo The DJs play downtempo grooves and soulful house. Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).
Club Anthems Commercial house and R&B from Greg Stainer, Andy Swift and Mr Hush. Dhs100, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Insomnia with DJ Marie Claire It was a childhood training in classical music that brought model Marie Claire off the catwalks and behind the decks. She’ll be supported by resident DJ Anas. Beforehand, enjoy drinks deals at M-Dek’s Aperitivo night from 5pm-9pm, with DJs Andy Buchan and Kristian Valdini. Free. 10pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One, Dubai Media City (050 354 2567).
Judge Jules The legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ makes a more than welcome return to Dubai. As the only decksmith to play the UK’s Global Gathering festival for 10 consecutive years, and recently voted the 18th best DJ in the world, the Judge is still very much in demand. Look forward to a taste of London by way of Ibiza, plus warm-up sets from Charl Chaka and Matthew Charles. Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).
No.1 Desi DJs Shadow and Hani Price play R&B and desi hits. Dhs100, free for ladies and couples all night. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 604 0479).
One Sup drinks to the sounds of guest DJs. Free (reservation required). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
People by Crystal DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes. Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Snakebite From Lou and Iggy, to Strummer and Stipe via both Frank and Jack Black, DJ Sister Rock promises to provide an eclectic range of raucous alt/indie/punk rock tunes at this monthly club night. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Liquid Lounge, Gold-Swiss Belhotel, Bur Dubai (04 345 9992).
The Laughter Factory with Mark Walker, Christian Reilly and Paul Zenon The regular comedy night presents a trio of UK comics, headlined by polished and prop-heavy Mark ‘The Man Who Fell to Mirth’ Walker. Dhs130. 9pm. At various locations until Wednesday 16. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursdays at Armani/Privé with DJ Bliss Dance to hip hop, R&B, house and electro-pop. Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
We Love Space The world-famous Ibiza venue brings its iconic brand to the dancefloors at Trilogy. Dhs100 before midnight,Dhs130 after. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with Till Von Sein Celebrating the release of debut album #LTD, the Berlin bad-boy DJ brings his floor-friendly sound to Dubai. Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Fuel Nights A fusion of house and Arabic beats. Free, guest list and table reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Live Local, Loud! with the Bluelight Collective, Behold the Locus and Misha A new series of gigs presenting the region’s best home-grown talent under the stars, between sets by DJ Chris Rayner. Expect an eclectic mix of genres and performers. Free. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 7793).
People by Crystal DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes throughout the night. Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
The Chill Hear classic hits, old-school and nu-school hip hop, R&B and reggae at this new al-fresco spot. There’s also happy hour from 6pm until 9pm, and a pint and shisha for Dhs60. Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. Sky Garden, Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 552 3507).
411 Saturdays DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes present a night of urban sounds at this super-stylish club. Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Crush Hear R&B and funky house, while all ladies get two free drinks. Dhs100. Free for ladies and half price for Face card holders all night. Open 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).
Fizz’ickle It’s all about music, sun, swimming and dancing at this weekly ‘ladies’ day’, where the fairer sex get two complimentary drinks upon arrival. Free. Noon-6pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Grind DJ T-Rek plays commercial old-school, R&B, hip hop and reggae, and ladies get free drinks until midnight. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Time Café, Ramee Royal Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 845 3545).
iLL Communications presents Desyn Masiello and Balerik Veteran DJ Masiello – whose credentials include a string of five compilation albums – headlines the Electric Studio alongside Balerik at this popular night, with sets from Conan Liquid and Enzoo in the main room and Muzik with Dany Neville and Carl on the rooftop. Dhs100-130, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Triology, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeriah. (050 845 3545).
MustHaveSoul presents Eclectic Circle Expect choice cuts of funk, Northern soul, ska, reggae, lounge, Motown, Balearica and house, with half-price drinks from 4pm until 7pm. Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (050 107 6405).
Rocknation Classic Rock Festival It may only be rock ’n’ roll, but eight bands about to rock will salute all things sweaty and loud at this one-day billing. We’re promised 60 classic covers of Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Deep Purple and the like by local groups including headliners Aldo Rock and the Footprints and Desert Ramblers. Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 7996 335).
Scene Enjoy Nobu sushi in the new Ultra Lounge as resident DJs provide beats to keep you moving. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
The Laughter Factory with Mark Walker, Christian Reilly and Paul Zenon Dhs130. 9pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com
You Will Be Unplugged Local acts and DJs come together for a live session at this new weekly night. Free. 7pm-1am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel Dubai World Trade Centre (056 779 0913).
Amika Intimo Stop by to hear fresh beats from the resident DJ. Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Amika, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Bikers’ night at Long’s Whether you’re a biker or just an enthusiast, you can take advantage of drinks deals including selected mixed drinks for Dhs30. Club members and real bikers get 20 per cent off standard drinks, plus there’s one free drink for club members. Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Crash Party A popular Persian night with DJ Divan, with free drinks for ladies before 1am. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).
L.O.V.E. Sundays DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds until 3am. Free (reservation required). Open 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Maxx Music Bar & Grill Karaoke Night A karaoke night hosted by RJ Kirsty Meyer, with free short drinks for all singers. Free. 9pm ’til late. Ongoing. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha (04 409 8000).
Sunday Sirens Ladies Night Retro ’80s, ’90s and current hits reverb around the beach at this high-end ladies night. Members of the fairer sex can enjoy three glasses of bubbly for free. Free. 6pm-3am, XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Urban Expect a night of urban sounds at this aptly-named weekly club night. Free. Open 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Pulse, Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 358 2090).
Khalil Ghadri Acoustic Band Expect a genre-busting, culture-merging mash-up from talented Syrian musician Khalil Ghadri, a master of the 72-string kanoun. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz 4 (04 347 7793).
Biggles Quiz Night Rounds include photo quizzes and creative competitions with everything from sausage balloons to plasticine, plus Dhs1,000 cash for the winner. Free. From 8.30pm. Ongoing. Biggles, Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 282 3464).
Envy Step out onto the terrace or relax in the new lounge and enjoy Nobu sushi as resident DJs provide beats to keep you moving. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Guantanmera Latino Night DJ Udia and DJ Margerita hit the decks every Monday, with salsa dance classes from Familia de la Salsa available for Dhs40 per person from 8.30pm onwards. Ladies get two free drinks all night, plus a variety of deals for everyone throughout the night. Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel Dubai World Trade Centre (050 277 7475).
Kosupure Night Put on your best fancy dress, because there’s a prize for best dressed – the winner receives four bottles of hops, a bottle of grape or five shots. Also on Tuesdays. Free. 10pm-midnight. Ongoing. Harry Ghatto’s, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Think Twice DJ Neil-T and MC Money plus spin R&B, funky house and more, plus there’s a buy one, get one free offer on selected drinks. Dhs100, free for ladies and couples. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).
Trivia night with Rob Kaye Win prizes at this quiz. Ladies get drinks for Dhs10 all night, and there are special discounts for teachers and nurses. Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza Hotel, Satwa (04 398 2222).
Cirque du Soir launch night Expect stilt walkers, contortionists, tattooed dancers, jugglers, drummers, freak-show dancers, sword swallowers, magicians and fire eaters at the launch of this iconic circus-themed burlesque night, straight from London. Prices TBC (reservations only). 10pm-3am. The Fairmount Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
Fly A night of R&B and urban sounds at this Palm Jumeirah club. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Haute People by Crystal with DJ Bliss The Emirati DJ presents a night of top urban tracks. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Hype Tuesdays Expect a selection of hip hop, R&B and dance tunes from local DJs DJ Kirk and Mr Shef Codes on rotation, plus monthly guests. Dhs60. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751). Pioneer DJ ME Digital DJ Championship 2011 The competition is heating up in the month-long search for Pioneer’s next superstar DJ, to represent the Middle East in Thailand. The contest is split into two heats – under 21s and over 21 professionals – with the last heat and under 21s final taking place tonight, and the pro final on November 17. Free. 6pm-3am. Until November 17. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Retrospect Ladies’ Night DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play a wide range of popular retro music, from the ’60s to Ibiza classics. It’s two-for-one on mixed drinks from 8pm-11pm for ladies, plus the first 11 groups of six or more ladies get a free bottle. Free. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
See You Next Tuesday Billed as ‘a new kind of ladies night’, the team behind award-winning alternative club night See You Next Friday host their second monthly Tuesday slot. Expect choice indie, disco and electro tunes from DJs Andy Buchan and Simon Allen, alongside free selected mixed drinks for ladies. Free. 9pm-late. Ongoing. Republique, The Address, Dubai Mall (055 882 5675). Tom Jones live at The Meydan The Welsh superstar plays an exclusive gig at the Dubai Airshow gala dinner. Tickets aren’t exactly a steal – but as he’s now well into his eighth decade, it could be your last shot at seeing him play live. Dhs1,500. 7.30pm. The Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiairshow.aero/gala.
Urban Mashup Old-school and new urban sounds with DJ Andy Swift and Rone Jaxx. Dhs50, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Chocolate Hip hop and R&B tracks, with free chocolate all night. Dhs75, ladies free. Open 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Elegante Wednesdays DJ Neil-T, DJ Josh and MC Money Plus present R&B, funky house and commercial hits. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).
GlitterBaby A day and night of R&B and house, with half-price drinks for ladies before noon. Free. Noon-3am. Ongoing XL Beach Club, Harbour Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
PMC Royale All three rooms of the newly revamped club are open for this weekly Persian night. Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
The Laughter Factory with Mark Walker, Christian Reilly and Paul Zenon Dhs130. 9pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheik Zayed Road (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com.
Über Wednesdays ÜberDubai hosts this night with music from DJ Eli Abi. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai (04 354 4005).