Catch Booka Shade at Trilogy or see Rodriguez Jr at 360°
Booka Shade at Trilogy Renowned German DJ duo Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merzige have been working side by side since the mid ’90s, when they formed boy band Planet Claire. Thankfully they’ve moved into more sophisticated territory since forming Booka Shade – their 2004 album, Memento, is a classic of the genre. Expect eclectic deep house. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Circle II Circle Led by former Savatage frontman Zak Stevens, US metallers CIIC play a tribute to that band’s ’90s peak. Dhs225. 7.30pm. Domeland@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com
Cirque du Soir Complete with jugglers, fire-breathers and dwarfs, theatrical nightspot Cirque du Soir is one of Dubai’s most exclusive clubs. Free (reservations recommended, door policy applies). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
Club Anthems at Zinc Commercial house classics from Greg Stainer. Dhs100, free for ladies and couples before midnight. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Jon Kennedy at Casa Latina The Deep Crates team host visiting UK DJ Kennedy, who has produced six LPs on top underground labels including Tru Thoughts Recordings and Manchester’s Grand Central Records since bursting onto the scene in 2000. As well as leading a live band, he’s remixed tunes by the likes of Barclay James Harvest, Bonobo and Quantic. Dhs50. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Movida Resident DJ Mitchell spins. Free (reservations only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
MustHaveSoul Soundsystem with Pete Dafeet at 360° UK-based deep house talent Dafeet guests on the main deck, plus sets from Cory Centric and Jonny Thornhill, with Safet spinning eclectic fare down below. Free (guestlist recommended). 6pm-3am. 360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Only at Armani/Privé Expect commercial urban tunes from Mass Ramli, Darko De Jan and Patrick Carrera. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
People by Crystal This award-winning club is one of the hottest places in town. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Republique There’s a ‘no house music’ policy on Thursdays, with DJ DC playing old-school retro and alternatives tunes. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).
Thrust at Alegra DJ Enzo is behind the decks at this commercial night. Free (couples and mixed groups only; reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 246 4555).
Wild Nights at The Living Room Expect to hear R&B, house and more at this fresh night. Free (door policy applies). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (056 674 2981).
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with Rodriguez Jr at 360° Deep poppy house from Mobilee Records’ Rodriguez Jr, with Mr Mr and Vas Floyd also spinning upstairs, and Megadon Betamax and Tristan Bain inside. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
NATIONAL DAY! Blue Marlin’s National Day party Rudy and Shawnee Taylor guest at the first day of Blue Marlin’s two-day celebration. Free (members and members’ guests only). 1pm-11pm. Until December 1. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (050 142 2800).
Hed Kandi presents Under a Desert Sky at Barasti UK clubbing brand Hed Kandi launches its new ‘virtual rave’ service – which allows PlayStation Home users to stream new releases on the label from anywhere on the globe – with a live stream of its Under a Desert Sky event. Free. 11am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).
Lethal Bizzle at No.1 Fridays UK grime star Lethal Bizzle – best known for breakout 2004 hit ‘Pow! (Forward)’ – makes his Dubai debut. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Loaded vs We Are Your Friends at Casa Latina Indie stablemate Loaded hosts its second electro-themed night of the year. Expect electro, nu-disco and strains of house. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Mahiki The club attracts a diverse party crowd in Dubai. Expect cheesy tunes and potent mixed drinks. Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
Mehdi Hasan and Jagjit Singh Hasan and Singh lead this one-off show, ‘A Tribute to the Legends’. Dhs110-300. 9pm. Sheraton Deira Hotel, Deira www.timeouttickets.com
Que Horror 4 at Rock City A bill of 12 local metal and hard rock bands, featuring Sandwash, Fist in Your Face and more. Dhs30. 8pm-3am. Rock City, Howard Johnson Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 393 9911).
RockStache at The Music Room A bill of four local rock bands play to mark the end of Movember, the charity initiative that sees men grow a moustache during November. Music comes from Qatar’s Naser Mestarihi and Dubai’s Nikotin, Point of View and Bulletcells. Dhs40 in advance, Dhs60 on the door. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Rockstarz at Dubai World Trade Centre Pakistani pop singers Atif Aslam and Ali Azmat perform live, with an opening performance by DJ Hani. Dhs100-500 Doors open 8pm, show starts 10pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com
Rony Afif Quartet at Blue Bar Bop standards and more from the best regular jazz night in the city. Free. 10pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).
Stranded on The World Islands Chilled beach club event Stranded relaunches on Lebanon island after a lengthy break. The price includes entry and boat travel from Jumeirah. Dhs250. Noon-8pm. Ongoing. Lebanon, The World Islands (050 687 9959).
Upstairs at Republique Hear live music or comedy upstairs, while DJ Shef Codes and DC spin urban, old-school and chart hits down below. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).
XL Beach Club present Spin An all-day bill of six DJs, including the UK’s DJ Timmid, Denmark’s Delicious and France’s DJ Chris – plus an appearance from Vietnamese ‘supermodel’ DJ Angie Vu Ha. Dhs150. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Zoo Project at Nasimi Beach Ibiza club brand Zoo Project arrives in Dubai for a night of underground dance tunes. For anyone who missed Halloween, guests are encouraged to dress as animals, and there’ll be face-painters on hand. Free for ladies until 7pm and men until 5pm, Dhs50 for men after 5pm, Dhs100 after 7pm. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Saturday December 1
411 Saturdays’ second birthday party at People by Crystal Top club night 411 Saturdays – winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Urban Night award this year – turns two years old tonight. Expect an electric vibe as regulars DJ Bliss, Mr Shef Codes, Masterstepz and DJ Stylez lead the celebrations in style. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (050 354 3131).
NATIONAL DAY! Blue Marlin’s National Day party Ultra Naté and Michelle Weeks sing live at this exclusive National Day celebration. Free (members and members’ guests only). 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (050 142 2800).
Ronin & Nesta at Amika The Beirut house duo guest at a special edition of Amika’s Saturday Sessions. Free. 10pm-3am. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 101 0921).
Saturday Salsa Fever at Malecon Hear salsa and Latin tunes from DJ Udia early on, with R&B and house later from DJ Diego. Hone your skills with salsa lessons at 8.30pm (beginners) and 9.30pm (intermediate). Free entry; lessons Dhs40 or free to diners. 8.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 34 61111).
The Grill This lively sports radio show on Dubai Eye is broadcast every week live from Barasti, with panellists Brian Murgatroyd, Ben Jacobs, Zulf Hyatt-Khan, Clarke Davies, Marc Archer and Damian Brandy, plus Time Out Dubai columnist Tom Bushell. Free. 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).
The Music Room hosts Shine Hear the rockin’ house band play everything from Guns N’ Roses to Michael Jackson. Dhs60. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).
XO Saturdays with at Armani/Privé Top urban night XO features commercial R&B and hip-hop tunes served up by residents Mass Ramli and VDJ Barbu.TV. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
NATIONAL DAY! Ahlan Bollywood at Festival Park A National Day-themed concert with performances from Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Zarine Khan and Sophie Chowdhary, plus qawwali singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Dhs180-4,000. 9pm-midnight. Festival Park, Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com
Amika Intimo A selection of fresh beats mixing Arabic flavours with contemporary house. Free (guest list and reservations only). 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
NATIONAL DAY! So Rich So Pretty at Rare The Parisian clubbing brand arrives for a National Day-themed celebration, with sets from Romain Saint Gilles and Mo Tiger. Dhs100 (men, including one drinks), free (ladies). 10pm-3am. Rare: The Place, Media Rotana, TECOM (055 505 7580).
Swagger Sundays at Kiza African beats, hip-hop and R&B tunes from DJs Tribe and Kulcha. Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Kiza, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Mahiki Mondays Beach Luau A weekly indoor event with a tiki beach party theme, which offers a more relaxed Mahiki night with a ‘beach chic’ dress code. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
R&B Mondays at Velvet Underground DJs Shero and Stylez man the decks. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and Face Card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).
1Up Karaoke Night There are more than 70,000 tracks to chose from, and five free drinks for every lady through the door. Free. 8pm-late. Ongoing. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (04 448 7928).
Charity ‘Quizmas’ at Nell Gwynne A festive-themed quiz night to raise funds for orphaned Ethiopian children. All proceeds from the entry fee go to charity. Dhs50. 7pm. Nell Gwynne, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 448 8222).
Pure at Armani/Privé A night of urban/house fusion from top resident DJs Darko De Jan, Skinny Loop and VDJ barbu.tv. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
The Ivy hosts live jazz Expect a soothing saxophonist and backing track at this fresh mid-week jazz night, hosted in an upscale restaurant. Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
The Social at Ruth’s Chris Lounge A new post-work night, with house tunes from DJs Buff Wise and Yazz, and early drinks deals. Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).