Wagon Cookin' plus more great gigs and parties from April 11-17
Armani/Privé presents Bellissimo A variety of deep, tech and vocal house tunes 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).
Fashion Overdose presents Chad Tyson Canadian fashion DJ Tyson spins. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Kaan Gokman Turkish DJ Gokman has supplied a couple of tunes to the iconic Buddha Bar compilation albums, making him a good bet to play at BB’s sister venue, Karma Kafé. Free. 7pm-3am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
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).
Ramy Ayash Lebanese pop star Ramy Ayash gives an intimate show of hits, supported by fellow Lebanese star Melissa. Dhs250 (entry), Dhs850 (with five-course meal). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
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. It’s the last week, so go see it now. Dhs130. 9pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com
Urban Wednesdays Local R&B talent Mr Shef Codes helms this weekly night. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. GOLD Lounge, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 354 3131).
Wednesday Jukebox 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).
Access All Areas with Ca$h Money & Gramophonedzie Rising Serbian star Gramophonedzie picked up a nomination for best DJ set at this year’s Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards when he played at Atlantis last March. Let’s hope for even better things on his return. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 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).
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).
Taboo with Matthias Tanzmann Top German decksmith Tanzmann, best known for remixing the likes of Moby, Josh Wink and Booka Shade, flies in to spin for progressive electronic night Taboo. Dhs100 (main room), Dhs150 (with rooftop access) 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
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).
Legacy by maDJam Top regional DJ maDJam, who recently warmed up for David Guetta in Abu Dhabi, trades tunes here with resident DJ DC. Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).
Mahiki There’s always a lively crowd on the dancefloor at this Polynesian-themed nightclub – it’s especially popular with the after work Thursday crowd. Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
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).
Ricardo Da Costa South African DJ Da Costa melds electro, tribal and tech house into his sound, joined here by Dubai talents Charl Chaka and Mark Pickup. Free. 5pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405). Eagles live at The Sevens The reformed kings of smooth radio-friendly rock make their Middle Eastern debut. Dhs350-750. Doors 6pm, show 9pm. The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, www.timeouttickets.com
The Laughter Factory For details, see Wednesday 11. Dhs130. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM www.timeouttickets.com
Thursdays Experience House tunes in Chi Club from DJ Enzo 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. 88 Ultra Lounge, 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).
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions presents Wagon Cookin’ Disco-tinged deep house multi-instrumental duo Wagon Cookin’ have worked with Gilles Peterson and Masters at Work, and once shared a stage with acclaimed jazz pianist Chick Corea. Here they spin for Audio Tonic. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
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).
Cadenza Showcase featuring Andrea Olivia and Ernesto Ferreyra Loud In Promotions are behind this day and night-long event, hosting three-hour sets from internationals Olivia (Switzerland) and Ferrerya (Argentina), plus warm-ups from locals Farik, JC, Jixo & Danz and MarkII. There’s also a barbecue brunch between 1pm and 4pm, priced at Dhs199. Noon-3am. Dhs100; ladies and Face card holders free before 5pm. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
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).
Grant Nelson Check out the official Sunstroke launch party starring house maestro Grant Nelson, formerly renowned as one of the godfathers of UK garage. Free. 4pm-midnight. Infinity, Radisson Blu Downtown (050 600 9928).
iLL Communications Winner of best house night at the Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards. Tonight Uta and Denise play the Electric Studio, Dion Mavath hits the main room, and Dany Neville and Carl are on the VIP rooftop. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm; 30 per cent off drinks for Face card holders all night. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Judge Jules The UK radio legend returns to Dubai – expect him onstage at about midnight. Dhs150. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com
Just Jinjer South Africa’s best-selling band ever, recently stripped back to a trio, debut new material alongside classics from their mid-’90s heyday. Free. 8pm-2am. Barasti Beach, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina (04 318 1313).
Live Local Loud with Dahab Dubai-based Arabic-influenced rock band Dahab headline this open-air showcase of local talent, with support from blues and folk duo Charlie Everett and Mark Atkinson. Free. 8pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Maz Jobrani The Iranian-American actor, writer and comedian, known for his performance in Comedy Central’s hit tour ‘The Axis of Evil’, performs a set of solo stand-up. Dhs257. 7.30pm-9pm (first show), 9.30pm-11pm (second show). The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (050 142 8363).
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).
No.1 Fridays Busy 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).
Punk Rock Pandemonium Hot on the heels of its last punk-themed bill, club night Metal Asylum breaks out the hair gel again with sets from Grand Hotel Paradox, IED and The Frenemies, plus DJ Bunny-Pants on the decks. Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa (04 398 2222).
The Laughter Factory For details, see Wednesday 11. Dhs130. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com
The Official After-Party for Maz Jobrani The place to be after catching ‘The Axis of Evil’ comic live at The Address earlier in the evening. Free. 11pm-3am. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).
Viva presents Carlos and Kay Tek Guest DJs Carlos (Egypt) and Tek (Lebanon) join residents Darko De Jan, Patrik Carrera, Roberto Mermand and VDJ barbu.tv. Expect deep, tech and progressive house. Free. 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. 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).
Surangan Indian star Subhamita Banerjee performs a selection of Bengali songs. Dhs75-200. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates www.timeouttickets.com
Ustad Ghulam Ali Renowned Ghazal singer Ustad Ghulam Ali performs. Dhs200-750. 7pm. Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, www.timeouttickets.com
Vibez With Dany Neville, Brooklyn and Rone Jaxx. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).
XO Saturdays present DJ White Gold and DJ Startin From Scratch Expect commercial R&B from ‘Canada’s number one urban DJ’ Gold, and Russell Peters’ official DJ (and fellow Canadian) Scratch. Dhs100. 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 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).
#UrbanMa$up Old- and new-school tunes with DJ Andy Swift and Rone Jaxx. Free. 10pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
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 and DJ Flowmaster J. 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 Ladies drink for free until midnight. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Viva la Republique ‘Dubai’s only original French night’ is back with retro tunes spun by DJ Dean Curtis. Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).