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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, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Disco Inferno The original Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai 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 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. Free. 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7474).
Mad Wednesdays DJ Emtee and Flowmaster J host this weekly R&B night with free drinks for ladies all night. Dhs75, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
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 people engage in a battle of wits at this popular Dubai Marina bar, with prizes for the winners. Free. 7pm (registration). Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).
The Laughter Factory This month’s bill brings over Perrier Award-winning British comic-turned-novelist Dominic Holland, former radio DJ and ‘quiz-based’ comic Andy Robinson, and So You Think You’re Funny finalist Michael Fabbri. Dhs130. 9pm. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com
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 Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 354 3131).
Wednesday Jukebox Expect a generous helping of retro ’70s and ’80s tunes in gothic surroundings at this TECOM bar. 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).
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).
Club Anthems Commercial house classics from top local talent DJ Greg Stainer, assisted by Andy Swift & Mr Hush Free. 9pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Deep Crates Expect ‘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).
Electric Boutique with Andy Buchan Long-time Trilogy resident warm-up Buchan makes his headline debut at the Madinat club, promising to spin a ‘typical Andy Buchan set’ – so expect fun tunes from house to drum n’ bass. Top decksmith Mark Pickup also spins in the main room, with urban hits on the roof from DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes. Dhs100 (main room), Dhs150 (with rooftop access) 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Groovy ’90s Night with Jade Davies The vocalist on Unique II’s ‘Break My Stride’ flexes her vocal cords on new tunes ‘Hooked’ and ‘Taking Over’ at this retro-themed evening. Free (reservation recommended). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare, Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 505 7580).
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).
Jeremih The US R&B singer plays live to launch the new Chi Boutique. Dhs125-250. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com
Movida Check out ‘Dubai’s most exclusive club’ on a buzzing Friday night. Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
MustHaveSoul and Friends The specialist soulful house team keep things local with sets from Melohman, Tom Chubb & David Craig. Free (guestlist). 7pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
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 Facebook page on Tuesdays for last-minute celeb visits. Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
The Laughter Factory For details see Wednesday 4. Dhs130. 9pm. Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick JBR, www.timeouttickets.com
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).
Ultra Chillout Sessions Deep house grooves at this relaxed al-fresco Thursday night. Free. 6pm-2am. Traders Hotel, Deira (04 265 7288).
After-Brunch Beat Session Chillout grooves and two-for-one drinks before 7pm. Free. 4pm-8pm. Bahri Bar, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Atelier Live Dance Arena A mammoth-sized bill of urban and electronic stars. Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Natasha Bedingfield, Skylar Gray, Sugababe Amelle, Edward Maya and more all appear at this one-day event. Dhs250-650. 2pm-3am. Dubai Sports City www.timeouttickets.com
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions Local Showcase Rather than take on the might of Sandance and Atelier, house lovers Audio Tonic keep things local with a showcase of non-resident talent starring James Locksmith, Nohijo and Markii. Free (guestlist). 4pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
AudiOasis The fourth instalment of this monthly drum’n’bass night. Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 9pm-3am. Golden Tulip Hotel Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
Bass and Beats Hear urban tunes in the club from DJ Mo Tiger, DJ Badir and Flow Master J, plus retro club hits in Chi Red from DJ Mylo and DJ DLB. Free for ladies, couples and mixed groups, Dhs100 for men. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. 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).
Ill Communications Siamak & Ray So Genre-jumping New Yorker Simak claims to spin house, trance and dubstep, appearing here with rising Malaysian house producer Ray Soo. Expect things to get deep at this award-winning night. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Jay Sean After-Party Not heading to Atelier Live? Can’t get enough of Mr Sean? Catch him here in more intimate surroundings at Movida. Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Mahiki There’s always a lively crowd on the dancefloor at this Polynesian-themed nightclub. Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
Ne-Yo After-Party Fresh from shaking the stage at Atelier’s Dance Arena, R&B hit Ne-Yo is set to make an appearance at his official after-party, hosted by DJ Cowboy. Dhs400 for men, Dhs250 for ladies (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Diablo, Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel (050 966 6401).
No.1 Fridays 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, with free drinks for ladies from 8pm to midnight. Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Sandance Is this the best Sandance event yet? Despite a smaller capacity, headliners include Kaiser Chiefs, Armand Van Helden, Rizzle Kicks, Zane Lowe and Soul II Soul. Dhs250-400. 2pm-2am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com
Skylar Grey & Taio Cruz Two more Atelier Live stars take to the stage for a second show in a single night. Price TBC (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (050 297 2091).
The Laughter Factory For details see Wednesday 4. Dhs130. 9pm. Almas Conference Centre (beside the Bonnington Hotel) JLT, 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).
Viva presents Natasha Bedingfield Brit singer Bedingfield gets in on the actions, extending her stay with a live PA straight after Atelier Live’s Dance Arena. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
411 Saturdays at People by Crystal The 411 team play at People, with DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes on the decks. 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. Expect funk, northern soul, ska, reggae, disco and hip-hop alongside classic house. Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
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. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Saturday Night Live Jam Sessions Laid-back 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).
Soul X8 DJ Emtee spins old school, new school, soul and R&B. Free (door policy applies). Ongoing. 9pm-3am. Amika Dubai, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 358 0044).
XO Saturdays Commercial urban tunes at this top night. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Amika Intimo Fresh beats from the DJs. Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
L.O.V.E. Sundays DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds. 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. Free before midnight; Dhs60 for men after midnight; free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Gold Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 425 8623).
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).
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).
Mash-up Tuesdays People’s new Tuesday night sees it ditch the former French theme in favour of deeper grooves. Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Retrospect Tristan Bain and Stickman play retro-tastic music, touching on disco, funk and old-school house. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Slam Ladies Night Free drinks all night for ladies at Chi’s latest ladies’ night, with urban, R&B and mashup tunes from DJ Mo Tiger, DJ Flowmaster J and DJ DLB. Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Unplugged Showcase of local musicians at the downstairs bar. Free. 9pm-late. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Uber Ladies’ Night The Uber team hosts this chilled night. Ladies drink for free until midnight. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
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).
Viva la Republique ‘Dubai’s only French night’ is back with retro French tunes spun by DJ Dean Curtis. Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Downtown (056 718 1188).