Club nights and gigs in Dubai
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The Lebanese house tag team – known for their radio show Beirut in the Mix – make a welcome return to Dubai, following two hit Sandance sets.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).
The popular desi night, spinning Bollywood and chart hits, returns to Velvet Underground.
Dhs100; free for ladies and couples before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).
Expect soul, funk and house tunes at this post-work hangout, which has now moved inside from M-Dek to The Med.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. The Med, Media One, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).
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Expect arty projections and tunes spun by Mass Ramli and Darko De Jan.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Spinning strictly on vinyl, expect connoisseurs’ cuts of funk, soul, reggae and Afrobeat from DJ Lobito and the Deep Crates Cartel.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Fête de la Musique
More than 15 bands perform for free throughout Souk Madinat Jumeirah over one evening to mark France’s musical national holiday. Organised by Alliance Française Dubai, expect to hear music from all genres, including Arabic fusion, Moroccan rif, Gypsy jazz, rock, blues, classical, tango, flamenco – and of course, French tunes.
Free. 7pm-10pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (no number).
This new night at Dubai’s youngest club is hosted by resident DJ Jean B.
Free (minimum table spend). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Bur Dubai, email@example.com (050 144 0753).
Legends: A Tribute to Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor
A live tribute to the personalities of Hindi cinematic greats Shri Dev Anand and Shri Shammi Kapoor.
Dhs150-750. 9pm-1am. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com
Live jazz at The Ivy
A piano trio drawn from the Abu Dhabi Big Band play at this new weekly night hosted by the high-end restaurant and bar.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Nicola Fasano and Steve Forest
Hear progressive house from the Pitbull collaborators.
Free. 11pm-3am. Club 43, Embassy, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Weekly urban grooves in Trilogy’s studio room from Ali Mak and Mr Shef Codes, operating alongside Taboo.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Resident DJ Mitchell spins.
Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
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. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).
Thursdays at Mahiki
Expect a lively crowd and cheesy tunes at this Polynesian-themed club.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
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).
Taboo presents Steve Lawler
The ‘king of Space’ flies in to spin.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Ultra Chillout Sessions
Deep house grooves at this al-fresco night.
Free. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. Traders Hotel, Deira (04 265 7288).
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