Gigs, comedy and club nights in Dubai from May 2-8
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).
Diamond Wednesdays Urban hits and club classics spun by DJs Brooklyn and Shero at this brand new, dress-to-impress weekly night, which offers free sparkly diamond bubbly for ladies before 1am. Free (mixed groups or reservations only). 9pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (050 652 0626).
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).
The Ultimate Ladies Night at Zinc Regulars Greg Stainer, Andy Swift & David Newsum keep things ticking at this popular ladies night, which offers women free bubbly before 1am, and a free table for every mixed group with five or more ladies. Dhs75, free for ladies and Face card holders. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).
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).
The Laughter Factory This month’s bill features Andrew Bird, Phil Nichol and Roger Monkhouse. Dhs140. 9pm. Al Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millennium, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com
Urban Wednesdays Weekly R&B night that’s big on hip-shaking basslines. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. GOLD Lounge, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 354 3131).
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).
Zumba in the Club In a bizarre fusion of fitness and fun, this one-off night, hosted by Belgian dance expert Steve Boedt, drags Zumba out of the gym and into Trilogy. Dhs60. 7pm- 9pm. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Armani/Privé second anniversary party The upmarket, fashion-inspired club celebrates two years in Dubai with a set from Armani Milan’s resident DJ Flash, plus locals Mass Ramli, Patrick Carrera, Darko De Jan and more. There are also celebratory cupcakes, drinks and a anniversary CD for every clubber. Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Access All Areas with Romain Pelletti N’Dulge’s new resident makes his headline debut on a pre-Sandance Thursday. Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).
Aperitivo/Schooly’s Soulful Session Aperitivo’s residents spin funk and house grooves to the after-work crowd, with drinks from Dhs25 before 10pm. Then the night changes course as local Radio Two DJ Schooly gets behind the decks to spin more funk, disco and R&B-flavoured grooves. Both events free. 5pm-3am. 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 Free (ladies, and couple before midnight). Dhs100. 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).
Eve The American rap star and actress – best known for hit ‘Who’s That Girl’ and Gwen Stefani collaboration ‘Let Me Blow Your Mind’ – flies in for an intimate club set. Dhs250. 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
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).
Mahiki Expect a lively Thursday crowd on the dancefloor at this Polynesian-themed nightclub. Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
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).
PYAO Thursdays Weekly urban grooves on Trilogy rooftop from residents Ali Mak and Mr Shef Codes. Price TBC 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
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 (056 718 1188).
Serani The Jamaican/American dancehall artist, best known for his work with Sean Paul, comes to Dubai to perform hits ‘Doh’ and ‘She Loves Me’. Dhs125-950. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com
The Laughter Factory Dhs140. 9pm. Al Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millennium, 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).
Taboo presents Davide Squillace A resident at Circoloco since 2007, expect special things from this Italian DJ and leading tech-house talent. Dhs100 (main room), Dhs150 (with rooftop access). 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
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).
Aiza Seguerra The Filipino actress, singer-songwriter and former Little Miss Philippines plays a set of romantic-flavoured originals. Dhs75 (VIP sold out). 7pm (doors), 10pm (show). Boracay Night Club, Asiana Hotel, Deira, www.timeouttickets.com
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions present Acos CoolKAs and Seva K Russian house duo Acos CoolKAs, known for their work on the Thematic label, and electro-flavoured deep house DJ Seva K headline. These will be Audio Tonic’s last international guests before 360° closes on Friday May 25, so soak up the eclectic house sounds while you can. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
AudiOasis Expect to hear contemporary drum ’n’ bass and choice nuggets of dubstep from residents Kymera, Mr Gremlin and Somalie at this monthly bass night, which marks a more-than-welcome addition to the city’s alternative scene. Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).
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).
Friday night at Movida Check out ‘Dubai’s most exclusive club’. Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
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 presents Alan Fitzpatrick Acclaimed Brit techno talent Fitzpatrick headlines at this award-winning night. Expect to hear plenty of fresh productions and rare tunes. Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).
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 season finale featuring Fatboy Slim, Travis and Morcheeba Dhs250-400. 2pm-2am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Step On Post-Brunch Party Notorious indie DJ Rude Larry has revived his chaotic post-brunch parties, now taking place at Catwalk. Expect indie and electro nuggets all afternoon and early evening at this debut event, which later morphs into bass lovers’ haven AudiOasis. Free. 6pm-10pm. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, Barsha (04 341 7750).
The Laughter Factory Dhs140. 9pm. Almas Towers (beside The Bonnington), Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 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 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).
411 Saturdays residents DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes spin at this award-winning urban night. 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 Hear 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).
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).
#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 a range 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 There are 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).
Unplugged Showcase of local musicians at the downstairs bar. Free. 9pm-late. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Vive 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).