Toni Braxton, DJ Marky and more from March 28 to April 3
Armani/Privé presents Bellissimo Deep, tech and vocal house from Roberto Mermand, Darko De Jan and VDJ barbu.tv. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Disco Inferno The original Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai hosts a weekly ’70s-themed cheese-fest, with disco covers from house band Sold-Out, party tunes from DJ Smokin’ Dean and all of the staff decked out 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).
Persis 1391 Persian DJ Jet K and Iranian Parham Loco spin house and Persian hits, plus a laser light show and video displays to celebrate Iranian New Year. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 911 0600).
Pose A fashionable club night at this top lounge bar. Free. 10pm-3am. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Quiz night at The Underground Teams of up to four 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). Urban Wednesdays Local R&B talent Mr Shef Codes helms this weekly night, which is big on hip-shaking basslines. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. GOLD Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 354 3131).
Wednesday Jukebox A generous helping of 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).
2ManyDJs The reformed indie-electro boys behind Soulwax bring their DJ juggernaut to Dubai. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (0 56 603 7961).
Airplane 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).
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).
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 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).
DJ Marky and Stamina MC A night of drum’n’bass from the GlobalFunk team, with Brazil’s DJ Marky and Stamina MC headlining, plus support from Dubai DJs Mach4, Somalie, Charl Chaka and MC Olly Wood. Dhs100; free for Music Room Privilege cardholders before 11pm. 9pm-3am. The Music Room Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Jamrock Resident DJs Brooklyn and Taz play R&B, hip hop, soca, reggae, dancehall and funky house. This night is big with the musos who know their thing. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.sublimebar.com (04 318 7130).
Max Amini The popular American-Iranian comedian plays a double header of weekend gigs in Dubai. Dhs220-400. 8.45pm. Until Friday 30. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
MustHaveSoul with AtJazz Hot house talent Martin Iveson makes his Dubai debut. 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).
Only at Armani/Privé R&B, hip-hop and electro from Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and Darko De Jan. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa. (04 888 3308).
People by Crystal DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes. Check the club’s Twitter feed@PeoplebyCrystal for last-minute celeb visits. Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Salsa party by Familia de la Salsa Salsa, R&B and Latin house from DJ Udia. Free. 9pm-late. Ongoing. Taverna, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Taboo Today is a residents’ party hosted by DJ Ejaz. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursdays Experience House tunes in Chi Club from DJ Enxo and DJ DLB, plus urban in Chi Red from Flowmaster J. Free (ladies and couples), Dhs100 (men). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Unzipped 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).
After Brunch Beat Session Chillout sounds and two-for-one drinks before 7pm. Bahri Bar, Mina A’Salam hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with François Dubois The Soma Records talent headlines, with warm-up from Raxon and Julian Jinx. Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Lounge Acoustica Bean Bag Sessions Local bands Point Of View, On Probation, Desert Ramblers, Fables of Cantt and performers such as Nik Uzi, Abbo, Cruize and Neel Kumar are all on the bill for this day-long celebration of sounds from around the world. There will also be stand-up comedy from Nitin Mirani of Komic Sutra and a dance recital by danseuse Dhruti Shah. Dhs80. 2pm-11pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com
Bass and Beats Urban in the club from DJ Mo Tiger, DJ Badir and Flow Master J, plus retro club tunes in Chi Red from DJ Mylo and DJ DLB. Free (ladies, couples and mixed groups), Dhs100 (men). Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 354 3131).
Connoisseur Urban grooves all night. Dhs100, free for ladies and couples before midnight. 10pm-3am. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot, Bur Dubai (050 8573 802). Fuel Nights A fusion of house and Arabic beats. Free, guestlist and table reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Hed Kandi Presents Twisted Disco Renowned record label turned club night Hed Kandi lands in Dubai with sets from Stu Ojelay and live percussion from Chris B, plus DJ Marty Metcalf, DJ Venus, Rohan Nunez, Tom Ferguson, DJ Vanilla and Dave Soto all taking to the decks. Free. 11am-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 399 3333).
i2 Check out the newly-opened cult favourite in its new home. Even the wallpaper’s made the move south with them – look out for our review soon. Free. 7pm-2am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (050 889 2578).
Ill Communications Radio 1 Party A line-up of DJs host a Radio 1 party in the main room, while there’s more eclectic sounds up in the Electric Studio from Souvenir Music’s Sante. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Loaded featuring Beat Antenna For the first time, indie night Loaded hosts a live set from a band. Beat Antenna will play before getting behind the decks. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 399 6699).
Max Amini For details, see Thursday 29. Dhs220-400. 8.45pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com
No.1 Fridays Award-winning urban night playing the latest R&B hits. Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Old School Funky Fridays Resident DJ Jack n’ Junior Rodriguez spins funk, soul, disco and old school house from across. Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777)
Outdoor UAE Beach Party This beach bash promises seaside festivities. Dhs100. 1pm-midnight. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa and Adventure HQ, Jebel Ali (04 447 2030).
Taboo Black Eyed Peas’ rapper Taboo will perform before getting behind the decks. Dhs250. 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai (04 332 9260).
Underground Procedures R&B and hip-hop tunes. Dhs100, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Viva presents Darko De Jan Armani’s resident house DJ spins. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
XL Beach Club’s first birthday with Estelle Grammy Award-winning US singer Estelle headlines a bash to mark XL’s birthday, and is expected to perform around 10pm. Dhs250. Noon-3am. Xl Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.timeouttickets.com
411 Saturdays at People by Crystal The 411 team continue their urban sounds at People. Free. 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 A chilled weekly set of musical curveballs. Expect choice cuts of funk, northern soul, ska, reggae, disco, hip-hop and classic house. Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
R&B Saturdays at Chi R&B anthems from DJ DLB. Dhs75 for men, free for ladies. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Saturday Night Live Jam Sessions Laid-back jam sessions for bands and solo artists to jam. Drum kit and equipment is provided. Free. 9.30pm-late. Excelsior Creek Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 357 2999).
The Stables World Cup The Stables will be showing every race live from the Dubai World Cup, as well as hosting a competition for the best-dressed punter and drinks from Dhs20 before 8pm. Free. Noon-midnight. Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Toni Braxton live at Meydan With six Grammys and 40 million record sales to her name, the ‘Unbreak My Heart’ singer closes the Dubai World Cup. Dhs350 for a full-day ticket. 10pm (to be confirmed). Meydan, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).
XO Saturdays Armani’s urban night with Mass Ramli and Brooklyn. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Amika Intimo A selection of fresh beats. Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Aron Kader Best known as part of ‘Axis of Evil’ tour, Palestinian-American comic Kader flies in for a double header of shows in one night to help local funnies Dubomedy celebrate their fourth birthday. Local comics Mina Liccione and Ali Al Sayed are also on the bill. Dhs175-250. 7pm and 9pm. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com
Redemption Sundays Hip-hop and R&B tunes. Free before midnight; Dhs60 for men after midnight; free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Gold Lounge, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 425 8623).
Jebel Ali Club Quiz Night A 10-round showdown of wits. Dhs5 per person. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali Recreational Club, Jebel Ali Village. (055 851 3152).
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).
Honeytrap Ladies drink for free. Dhs75, free for ladies all night. 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 Tristan Bain and Stickman play retro-tastic tunes. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Unplugged Showcase of local musicians hosted by residents Adam Shero Baluch and Cassiano Santos. Free. 9pm-late. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Urban Mashup 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).