The best of Chill Out Festival and more from April 18-24
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).
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).
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).
Access All Areas with Joris Voorn and Shortee Blitz Huge tech house talent Voorn – a former Resident Advisor Top 10 – headlines the main room, plus a set from top UK hip-hop DJ Shortee on the roof. Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).
Aljur Abrenica The Filipino star leads a two-day tropical-themed party at Chi. Dhs50-100. 9pm-3am. Until April 20. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Aperitivo Alla Moda Party The house DJs spin funk grooves at this rooftop pool bar, which always proves popular with the Media City after-work crowd. Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).
Club Anthems Commercial house classics from top local talent DJ Greg Stainer, assisted by Andy Swift & Mr Hush. Dhs100; free for ladies and couples before midnight). 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 Dan Ghenacia A mainstay of Paris’s techno scene, Ghenacia is best known as the founder of much-loved club night Freak n’ Chic. 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).
MustHaveSoul with Moodymanc 20:20 Vision drummer turned house DJ Danny Ward makes his UAE debut. Free (guestlist). 7pm-2am. 360°, 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).
Republique There’s a ‘no house music’ policy at Republique on Thursdays, with DJ DC spinning old-school remixes and rock tunes early on, before moving on to R&B and chart dance later. Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).
The Cuban Brothers Larger-than-life breakdance and DJ trio The Cuban Brothers play, with support from local talent Conan Liquid and Charl Chaka. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
The Laughter Factory from Mumbai A trio of Indian comics land for one night only at this special edition of The Laughter Factory. On the bill is political former journalist Rohan Joshi, who gigged at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe; Anuvab Pal, whose material is about India in the ’80s; and improvisational Tanmay Bhat. Dhs95. 9pm. Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, 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).
Aljur Abrenica For details, see Thursday 19. Dhs50-100. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Audio Tonic Sunset present Vincenzo Top German house talent Vincenzo is behind the decks. 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).
Chill Out Festival with De La Soul and Rachid Taha Old-school US hip-hop trio De La Soul headline alongside French-Algerian punk Taha. Also on today’s bill are in Transit, anti-folk singer Noush Like Sploosh, UAE hip-hop collective Employees of the Month, harpist Shelley Frost, beatbozer Hirabeat and soil-jazz singer Tachel Calladine. Dhs200 (single day advance), Dhs250 (single day on the door), Dhs350 (both days). 4pm-midnight. Until April 21. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.timeouttickets.com
Electric Chill with Protoje, Magnetic Man and Moodyman The Chill Out after party features DJ sets from Magnetic Man’s Artwork, tech house legend Moodyman and Jamaican reggae star Protoje. Dhs150; free for Chill Out Festival ticket holders. Midnight-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Connoisseur Urban grooves all night. Dhs100, free for ladies and couples before midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, 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).
Holy Noise Fifth Anniversary presents Melechesh DJ Noise celebrates five years of his Holy Noise club night with an international headbangers’ ball, with sets from Syria’s Melechesh, the Maldives’ Nothnegal and Bahrain’s Smouldering in Forgotten. Dhs100. 8pm-12.30am. Rock City Club, Howard Johnson Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 393 9911).
Mahiki There’s always a lively crowd on the dancefloor at this Polynesian-themed nightclub. Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
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 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).
Stranded The World islands are open to the public for the first time today with this all-day beach session and evening club night on Lebanon Island. We’re expecting house grooves. Dhs200 including transport from The Palm (guestlist only). Noon-late. Royal Island Beach Club, Lebanon Island, The World, email@example.com (no number).
SubMinimal Brand new monthly night SubMinimal defines its music as that with an ‘inversely proportional ratio of beats and bass versus space’. In layman’s terms, we’re told to expect anything minimal – from house and techno, to drum’n’bass and dubstep, and even hip-hop. Free before 1am, Dhs50 after (with one drink). 9pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
The Juliana Down Send-off Party A bash in honour of Juliana Down before the UAE rockers embark on a trip in search of fame in Hollywood. Expect R&B, pop and retro hits from the DJ. Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8888).
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 Deep, tech and progressive house from residents Darko De Jan, Patrik Carrera, Roberto Mermand and VDJ barbu.tv. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308). We Luv Soul See four of the world’s great soul legends – Alexander O’Neal, Jaki Graham, Odyssey and Rose Royce – perform in one night. Dhs250. 7pm ’til late. The Irish Village, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com
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).
Chill Out Festival with The Kooks and Tony Allen The second day of this relaxed fest features Brit indie-poppers The Kooks and Afrobeat legend Tony Allen. Also on the bill are Shaaîr + Func, Hamdan Al-Abri, RobinSukroso, Nikotin, Nik Uzi, Royden (one half of Point of View) and Niki Muhki. Dhs200 (single day advance), Dhs250 (single day on the door), Dhs350 (both days). 4pm-midnight. Until April 21. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.timeouttickets.com
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. 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).
Comic Con Official After Party Expect superhero-inspired drinks deals, a games room, comics, cartoons and more at this post-Comic Con shindig. Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8888).
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).
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 (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 urban with DJ Andy Swift & 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. Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).