Wednesday 15
Acoustic Songwriters’ Showcase
Five local songwriters perform three songs each at the third Fridge showcase of local songwriting talent.
Dhs50. 8pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Disco Inferno
The original Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai now hosts a ’70s-themed cheese-fest, with disco covers from house band Sold-Out, party tunes from DJ Smokin’ Dean, and all of the staff decked in retro garb.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

Dub Antics
A gritty weekly night with SirMarc, Archidex and Pariah playing drum’n’bass, dubstep and electro at this Barsha hangout. There are also two-for-one drinks before midnight, and half-price deals for cabin crew.
Free. 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7474).

Mad Wednesdays

DJ Emtee and Flowmaster J host this weekly night of R&B, hip-hop and house tunes, with free drinks for ladies all night.
Dhs75, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Quiz night at The Underground
Teams of up to four people engage in a battle of wits at this popular Dubai Marina bar.
Free. 7pm (registration). Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).

The Laughter Factory with Pierre Hollins, Tom Stade and John Lynn
Since supporting Lenny Henry and Rory Bremner in his early days, headliner Hollins has reinvented his act numerous times – most recently spotted sporting an electronic squash racket. A favourite of our colleagues at Time Out London, he also packs some mean comedy numbers on his guitar. Hollins shares a bill here with Canadian stand-up Stade and Irish comic Lynn.
Dhs130. 8pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

Über Wednesdays
ÜberDubai hosts this night with music from DJ Eli Abi.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Wednesday Jukebox
Retro ’70s and ’80s tunes in gothic surroundings.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare: The Place, Media Rotana, TECOM (055 505 7580).

Wednesday Sessions
Mass Ramli spins commercial R&B on the terrace, with Subandrio providing chilled grooves
in the lounge. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Thursday 16
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).

Bad Medicine
This young weekly night promises the ‘freshest underground vibes in the city’, with Brit DJ Marky B joining resident Sandr Vokson behind the decks.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Mavericks, The Metropolitan Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 667 4320).

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 a selection of R&B, hip hop and funky house.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.sublimebar.com (04 318 7130).

MustHaveSoul with Peter Oakden
Soul Free Records boss Oakden makes his UAE debut. Plus 50 per cent off selected beverages from 6pm-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).

The Laughter Factory with Pierre Hollins, Tom Stade and John Lynn
For details, see Wednesday 15.
Dhs130. 8pm. Al Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com

The Sinister Venetian Carnival
The whole of Venetian-inspired Caffé Florian will be decked out in dark hues, with staff dressed in colourful garb for this carnival-inspired bash. It runs every Thursday throughout February, with a special themed food and drink menu.
Free. 8pm-midnight. Until February 23. Caffé Florian, Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 323 1833).

Taboo presents Jesse Rose
Expect a mix of Chicago house and Detroit techno from this up-and-coming British DJ.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

The Basement featuring Jade
Popular Beirut DJ Jade headlines this underground-themed night.
Free (ladies), Dhs50 (men, including one drink).9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (050 660 3796).

The Coronas
Best known for 2007 single ‘San Diego Song’, Irish indie boys The Coronas are a huge draw at home. Now they’re hoping to expand their fanbase into the Middle East with a double header of intimate gigs.
Dhs150. 7pm. Until Friday 17. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.timeouttickets.com

Friday 17
Audio Tonic
Sunset Sessions presents D-Pulse The popular Russian DJ duo – whose main gig is as a four-piece live band – swing by to play their mix of classic French house and Chicago bass.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Fuel Nights
House and Arabic beats.
Free, guest list and table reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Ill Communications presents Deetron
Inventive Swiss DJ Deetron is behind the decks at Trilogy.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Dust presents The Beirut Groove Collective
The renowned party-starting Lebanese DJ duo fly in to play a set of underground-inspired hip-hop, funk, soul and disco.
Dhs50. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).

Moves Like Jagger
Expect ’80s and ’90s cheese on the floor at this relatively new club night. We’ve also been promised special guests and fancy dress.
Dhs100 (free for Facecard holders). N’Dulge, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (050 660 3796).

The Coronas
For details, see Thursday 16.
Dhs150. 7pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.timeouttickets.com

The Laughter Factory with Pierre Hollins, Tom Stade and John Lynn
For details, see Wednesday 15.
Dhs130. 8pm. Al Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com

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).

Saturday 18
411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
The 411 team land at People, with DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes at the decks.
Free (guestlist recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Industry Saturdays
A mix of house, R&B, dubstep and garage.
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).

R&B Saturdays at Chi
R&B anthems from DJ Badir and DJ DLB, with free entry all night for ladies, and free drinks until 1am – groups of five ladies or more get 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. 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).

Vibez
DJs Dany Neville, Brooklyn and Rone Jaxx spin at this free night of R&B and hip-hop tunes.
Free. Trilogy. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

XO Saturdays with DJ T-Luv
Armani’s new urban night offers a set from DJ T-Luv, who has spun for the likes of P-Diddy, plus warm-up from Mass Ramli and Brooklyn.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Sunday 19
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).

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).

Redemption Sundays
Hip-hop and R&B tunes spun by local and international talent at this high-end venue.
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).

Monday 20
Jason Carter
Expect wizard-like fretwork from guitarist Carter, a virtuoso on the 18-string guitar-harp.
Dhs50. 8pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

R&B Mondays
DJs Shero and Stylez double up for the night.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 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).

Tuesday 21
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).

Retrospect
DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play retro-tastic music.
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).