The 18 hottest parties and gigs in Dubai this week
Industry Night at Movida Residents DJ Mitchell and DJ Nick Waters will be providing the tunes on the night when Movida is traditionally busiest. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Havana Nights@ Blends Live four piece Cuban band Esencia Cubana will be performing followed by DJ Moe, who will be spinning a Latin set. Free. 10pm-2am. The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Donatello Unique Chillout Experience The brand new World Trade Centre venue opens its doors for the first time with house tunes supplied by DJ Stu Laurie along with free canapés between 8pm and 11pm. Free (reservations required). 7pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 600 8609).
Analog Room Season Opening with DJ Qu at The Q Underground Special guest DJ Qu will be on the decks with support from Siamak Amidi. Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).
Chuck Love Assemble Your Crew Tour at Donatello Lounge The US soulful and jazzy house DJ will be spinning, providing vocals and playing different instruments in a triple duty set. Free (reservations required). 7pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 600 8609).
Danny Marquez at Chameleon Club Dubai With his ‘big room sound’ Danny Marquez will be providing the progressive electronic dance music beats. Men Dhs100, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Chameleon, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).
Angel at No. 1 Fridays at N’Dulge Rising UK urban star Angel will be performing with support from DJ Brooklyn, Shero and Adam J. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 10pm-3pm. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3212/ 055 200 4322).
BASSWORX Old Skool Party at Casa Latina A 1990s rave night with jungle, drum and base and UK garage beats from resident DJs Woodle, Jab and Rude Larry along with special drinks offers. Free. 9.30pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Freedom Rocks at The Music Room A celebration of India and Pakistan’s Independence Day, live bands performing include Cruize and Charlie from Dubai-based punk rockers Nikotin along with Core 304 and the bluesy Desert Ramblers. Dhs60. 10pm-2am. Majestic Hotel Tower (04 359 8888).
Vintage at Sublime Expect retro tunes at this brand new night. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).
Cirque Éloize The Canadian circus show iD is based on an urban theme and is influenced by street dancing. Dhs150. 8pm-10pm. Dhs150. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 457 3212).
Speed Pong at SPiN What could be more exciting than smashing a potential new friend at a game of tables tennis? Well that’s the bizarre ritual that is meant to go down at this inventive night, where potential buddies meet behind SPiN’s tables for a spot of ping pong. Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).
L.O.V.E. Sundays@Okku Hip Japanese venue Okku’s regular Sunday night continues to shine with a mix of classic house and retro flavours. Expect Eastern delicacies, mixed drinks and a packed dancefloor. Free (reservations required). Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Status Sundays at Amika Expect fresh beats at this top urban night at Amika. Free (guest list and reservations only). 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 535 80044).
Hip-hop Mondays at Cirque Le Soir Dubai’s DJ Bliss hosts this weekly urban fest. Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).
VIP Room Check out the St. Tropez-inspired club that won Best New Club at our Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards. Dhs150 (couples only). 10pm-3am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (050 101 0924).
Cirque Loves Funky House Peppermint Rock up and experience resident DJ MadJam – as he teams up with Chipper at the circus-themed venue for an intimate evening spinning funky house tunes. Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).
Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki There are free drinks on offer here for ladies from 9pm-11pm at the popular Tikki-themed nightspot. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).