See Phenomen at Ductac or see Matt Tolfrey at M-Dek
Airplane A weekly session of unashamed ’80s cheese. Expect to hear plenty of guilty pleasures, plus to help you celebrate the weekend there’s an all-you-can-drink deal between 6pm and 9pm for Dhs99. Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Z:One, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Aperitivo Alla Moda Party The house DJs spin funk grooves at this rooftop pool bar, popular with the after-work crowd. Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (050 876 4335).
Arrested Development and The Beat Nearly 20 years since releasing smash hit ‘Tennessee’, the Atlanta hip-hop pioneers revisit their early work, on a bill here with Brit Two-Tone ska revivalists The Beat. Dhs120-200. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com
AudiOasis Dubai’s newest drum’n’bass/dubstep night returns for its second monthly event with DJ’s Kymera, Somalie and Mr Gremlin to keep the basslines rolling. There’s a free house bottle for any party of 10 that arrives before 10pm. Note the date change due to the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Free. 9pm-3am. Every first Friday of the month. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Barsha (055 985 0305).
Cabaret Thursdays Live cabaret dancers, vocalists and entertainment. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare, Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 505 7580).
Deep Crates We’re promised ‘musicians’ music’ at this new night – funk, soul, reggae, Latin, hip-hop and even Afrobeat have been put on the table by DJ Lobito. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Jamrock Resident DJs Brooklyn and Taz play R&B, hip hop, soca, reggae, dancehall and funky house. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.sublimebar.com (04 318 7130).
MustHaveSoul Residents Party Soulful house spun by the MustHaveSoul brand’s resident talent, Conan Liquid, Simon Reid & Dan Chadwick. Plus half-priced drinks 7pm-9pm. Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
No.1 Desi Locals DJ Shadow and DJ Hani spin commercial tunes. Dhs100. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 115 2544).
People by Crystal DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes. Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Pink Paw Party Progressive house tracks spun by DJ AnOn, and a free drink for ladies in pink. Free. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Plus Minus Sessions with Matt Tolfrey Acclaimed house and techno DJ Tolfrey launches a new season for promoters Plus Minus, with regulars Jixo and Danz in support. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 789 3897).
Taboo presents Paul Oakenfold The legendary British DJ brings an ambitious new album/tour concept to Dubai. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursdays at Armani/Privé Dance to hip hop, R&B, house and electro-pop tunes. Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
XL Thursdays Party tunes spun by resident DJ S3Rhan. Free for ladies and couples, Dhs50 for men after midnight. 8.30pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161)
Bubblelarium Epic all-day and all-night poolside party hosted by former Pacha spinner DJ Anas. Free. Noon-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 354 2567). Chilly Resident DJs Shadow and Shobi play a desi night, spinning a varied selection of Indian and fusion music. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.sublimebar.com (04 318 7130).
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). No.1 Fridays Hear commercial R&B and hip-hop floor fillers. Dhs100. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation,Sheikh Zayed Road (050 115 2544). Old School Funky Fridays New resident DJ Jack n’ Junior Rodriguez spins funk, soul, disco and old school house from across the decades – plus free drinks for ladies from 8pm to midnight. Free. 6pm-3am. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777). Underground Procedures R&B and hip-hop tunes spun by the house DJs. Dhs100, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
411 Saturdays at People by Crystal Following last week’s successful launch party, the 411 team take to award-winning club People by Crystal, with regular spinners DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes behind the decks. Free (guestlist recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Billy Ocean Multi-million-selling soul singer Ocean plays an intimate show at The IV. Note the date change due to the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Dhs120. 7pm. The Irish Village. Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com
Dubai Rocks 2012 featuring Vishal and Shekhar Two Bollywood singers combine for this all-singing, all-dancing performance, from the promoters behind a sellout show by Sonu Nigam last October. Note the date change due to the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Dhs150-250. 8.30pm. Madinat Arena, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
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 (050 854 3545).
Industry Saturdays A mix of house, R&B, dubstep and garage from genre-spanning DJs Nithal, DJ Shero, Greg Stainer and David Newsum. Dhs50, free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).
MustHaveSoul presents Eclectic Circle Expect choice funk, Northern soul, ska, reggae, lounge, Motown, Balearica and house at this varied night, with half-price drinks from 4pm until 7pm. Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Phenomen: Voci d’Oro This group is made up of four Swiss tenors who promise to sing classics from ‘all the ages’. The event marks the second of Ductac’s ‘Swiss days’. Dhs100. 7pm. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Barsha, www.timeouttickets.com
R&B Saturdays at Chi R&B anthems spun all night by DJ Badir and DJ DLB, with free entry all night for ladies, and free drinks until 1am – with groups of five ladies or more receiving a table and bottle. Dhs75 for men, free for ladies. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Saturday Night Live Jam Sessions Laid-back jam sessions for bands and solo artists to groove on rock, pop, reggae and blues tunes. Drum kit and equipment is provided – as is the house band if you don’t have your own. Free. 9.30pm-late. Excelsior Creek Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 357 2999).
Saturday Salsa Nights Cha-cha away with themed food and drink and dance moves from instructor Del Pierre. Dhs50 minimum spend. 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Barsha (04 409 8000).
Scene Resident DJs provide beats to keep you moving. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Vibez DJs Dany Neville, Brooklyn and Rone Jaxx spin at this free night of R&B and hip-hop tunes. Free. Trilogy. Souk Madinat Jumeriah (04 366 6917).
Amika Intimo Stop by to hear fresh beats from the resident DJ. Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Box of Funk Funky house, old-school breaks, mid-’90s cheese – and the chance to grab a grand in the Box of Funk. Dhs50. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470). L.O.V.E. Sundays DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds until 3am. Free (reservations 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). Redemption Sundays Hip-hop and R&B tunes spun by local and international talent at this high-end venue, which boasts six laser screens. Free before midnight; Dhs60 for men after midnight; free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Gold Lounge, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 425 8623). Sunday Sirens Ladies Night Retro ’80s, ’90s and current hits: ladies can enjoy three glasses of bubbly for free. Free. 6pm-3am, XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Envy Step out onto the terrace or relax in the new lounge and enjoy Nobu sushi as resident DJs provide beats. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Guantanamera Latino Night DJ Udia and DJ Margerita hit the decks every Monday, with salsa classes from Familia de la Salsa for Dhs40 from 8.30pm onwards. Ladies get two free drinks all night. Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel Dubai World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).
Havana Nights Bailame Cuba presents a weekly Cuban night, with salsa lessons and Latino beats from DJ Evo. Free. 7pm-1am. Ongoing. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Jazz Night Live band and drinks deals at this hotel bar’s new jazz-themed evening. Free. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Jebel Ali Club Quiz Night A 10-round showdown of wits with Andrew Hosie. Dhs5 per person. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali Club, Jebel Ali (055 851 3152).
Kosupure Night Put on your best fancy dress, because there’s a prize for best dressed at this cosplay night. Also on Tuesdays. Free. 10pm-midnight. Ongoing. Harry Ghatto’s, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Persian Red Carpet The Persian Superstars host this weekly Monday night, with regular guests. Dhs100, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeriah (050 911 0600).
R&B Mondays DJs Shero and Stylez double up at this new night, which boasts two-for-one drinks all night. Expect R&B, hip-hop, garage and house. Dhs100 for men, ladies free all night. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 974 3376).
Trivia night with Rob Kaye Win prizes at this quiz. Ladies get drinks for Dhs10 all night, plus discounts for teachers and nurses. Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa (04 398 2222).
Blaze Commercial R&B tunes are spun by DJ Blaze at this small nightspot, with six free drinks for every lady. Free. 9.30pm ’til late. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (050 451 7002).
Fly A night of R&B and urban sounds. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Haute People by Crystal with DJ Bliss The award-winning DJ plays this French-themed night. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Honeytrap DJ Richie D and DLB spin commercial urban and hip-hop grooves, while ladies drink for free. Dhs75, free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Jam Nights at Maxx Music Local players get involved in this weekly jam. 9pm-late. Ongoing. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Barsha (04 409 8000).
Ladies’ Choice Free drinks for ladies from 10pm until midnight, plus soul, house and R&B grooves under the stars. Free. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. Cabana, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Retrospect DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play everything from retro-tastic music from the ’60s to Ibiza classics. Free. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Urban Mashup Expect a varied mix of old-school and new urban sounds. Dhs50, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).