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Absolute India
A renowned orchestra and a host of guest stars tackle famous Indian music, injecting a Western twist.
Dhs150-995. 9pm. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai,

A weekly session featuring unashamed ’80s cheese. Expect to hear 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).

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).

Sir Bob Geldof Live
Aid founder, former Boomtown Rat and general grumpy old man – check our interview with the star at – makes his umpteenth Dubai appearance to see in St Paddy’s Day at The IV. Dhs150-995. Doors open 6pm, show starts 9pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud,

Cabaret Thursdays
Expect 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).

Grandmaster Flash
Scratching pioneer Flash was the first rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Here he returns to Dubai for the first time in three years, while Jason Herd spins club classics on the terrace. Dhs100 (free for ladies before midnight). N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (0 56 603 7961).

i2 reopening party
Just a week after wrapping up business at its old home in the Metropolitan, i2 will be reopening tonight in the old spot that used to be Bartini. We’re told the i2 team are even taking their quirky wallpaper with them.
Free. 9pm-late. i2, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 889 2578).

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, (04 318 7130).

Fresh from supporting David Guetta in the capital, Beirut DJ maDJam flies in to play this new top lounge bar.
Free. 9pm-3am. Alegra, Al Murooj Rotana, (055 24 64 555).

MustHaveSoul with Kiko Navarro
Spanish house king Navarro is back in Dubai to spin for the MustHave team.
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).

Omar Khairat
The acclaimed Egyptian pianist and composer, who has won more than 20 international awards for his soundtrack work, plays an outdoor gig.
Dhs150-250 9pm. Burj Steps, Downtown Dubai,

People by Crystal
DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes. Check the Facebook page for last-minute celeb visits.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Taboo presents Arno Cost
Progressive house from rising French DJ and producer Cost.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 14.
Dhs130. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM,

Three Days of Green at McGettigan’s
Irish music and dancing.
Free.7pm-3am. McGettigan’s, The Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, (04 356 0560).

Local bands play this weekly showcase of local talent, plus support from good time, tight-as-you-like house covers band Urban.
Dhs50. 6pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

Wonhu Chung
Arabic-speaking comedian of Korean descent.
Dhs195-250. 8pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

By Rob Garratt
Time Out Dubai,

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