Your essential guide to nightlife in Dubai this week
Anahid Fashion Night at Armani/Privé This fashion-themed event will have the Persian and house tunes supplied by DJ Mamsi. Dhs150 for couples. Free for ladies before 1am. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (056 175 1010).
Rock through the Ages at Hard Rock Cafe In-house band the Smooth Criminals will be performing covers at this live music night, where you’ll find special drinks offers. Free. 6pm-2am. Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City (04 232 8900).
The Pioneer DJ-ME Championship semi-finals at Sublime Dubai’s decksmith talent will battle it out in front of a panel of professional judges, which includes Time Out Dubai’s Best Dubai DJ Raxon, along with DJ Bliss and Smokingroove. Free. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 318 7130).
9/12 Hungama This evening will feature music from three musical genres, as rapper YO YO Honey Singh, melodic singer Atif Aslam and Bollywood star Benny Dayal hit the stage. Dhs150-Dhs1,000. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 951 0554). www.timeoutttickets.com
Ace Hood In Da House at Movida The American hip-hop artist who’s signed to the same label as Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne will be performing live. The rapper will be filming his video for his new single on the same night. Free (reservations recommended). Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
A Tribute to Kishore Kumar This evening is a musical tribute to the late Indian singer Kishore Kumar by Amit and Sumeet Kumar. Dhs100-Dhs350. 9pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 337 3724). www.timeoutttickets.com
Bliss on Beach Beats The beach-side venue will provide house tunes supplied by Time Out Dubai’s Best Dubai DJ 2013, Raxon. Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5533).
Deep Crates at Casa Latina Dubai’s most reliable regular vinyl culture night serving up breaks, hip-hop, funk, Reggae, Latin and more, hosted by the Deep Crates Cartel. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
IDentity at N’Dulge Smokingroove and DJ Eric Francis will be spinning deep house, while DJ Brooklyn will be supplying the hip-hop and R&B beats in the lounge. Dhs100. Free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034/055 147 6034).
Laughter Factory Mark Watkins, Andy Askins and Imran Yusuf are on the bill for this popular comedy night. Dhs140. Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina, www.timeoutttickets.com
Northern Soul Keep the Faith DJ Ollie’s fresh Northern Soul and Tamla night is aimed at dancers who are missing the floor-spinning soul that fuelled the likes of Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and The Twisted Wheel. Free. 9pm-2am. Carter’s, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Punchline Comedy Club American-born comic and magician John Lenahan will be joined by funnyman Simon Bligh and Aussie stand up Fox Klein. Dhs200. 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 445 6842). www.timeoutttickets.com
The White Room A club concept direct from Lebanon. Expect commercial house and hip-hop in Al Murooj Rotana’s ballroom, which is transformed into a nightspot each weekend. Free. Call ahead for a reservation. 11pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (050 443 0933).
Unique Chillout Experience at Donatello Lounge Resident DJ Stu Laurie will be providing the chilled beats. Free. 7pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Tower (04 386 3577; 04 386 3499).
Audio Tonic Summer Sessions with Rod Lee Winters, Mr Mr and Tristain Bains at 360° The club’s resident DJs keep things ticking over with deep and groovy house tunes. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Absolace – Friday 13 at The Music Room Following their successful tour of India, the Dubai-base band will be rocking The Music Room with support from Beat Antenna and Point of View. Dhs60. 8.30pm-3pm. The Music Hall, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Bad House Party launch at Casa Latina This new monthly night will feature a slew of non-commercial indie tunes and punk. Free. 10pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Big Foam Dance Pool Party at XL Beach Club Promising more foam than you’ve ever seen in your life, house and R&B tunes will come from DJ Greg Stainer, Darko De Jan, Roberto Mermand, SR3.Han and DJ Mowgli. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear to this party in XL’s fully air-conditioned tent. Dhs150 for couples. Free entry for ladies. 3pm-8pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).
Electric Days opening party UK DJ Laura Jones will be spinning the house tracks at the popular Tamanya Terrace night’s re-launch. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034/ 055 147 6034).
House of Afrika featuring Black Coffee at The Dek on Eight South African DJ Black Coffee will be supplying the ‘Afropolitan’ grooves with support from DJ Charl Chaka, Nthayi and Just Lance. Free. 4pm-3am. The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Massive Fridays at Club Sensation An eclectic night of music with R&B, hip-hop, funk and more. Dhs100. Free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 6740816).
Mazayar Fallahi and 7th Band Live in Dubai Iranian singer and guitarist Mazyar Fallahi will be performing along with 7th Band, a group of three Iranian pop singers and musicians. Dhs299-Dhs700. 10pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 974 3838).
Michael Prado at VIP Room Well-known on the fashion circuits, Milanese DJ Michael Prado will be laying down the house tunes at the Marriott Marquis’ swanky nightspot for its Thank God I’m A VIP night. Free (reservations recommended). The VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).
Vegas Baby at XL Beach Club The house music outfit will be headlining the XL’s air-conditioned tent with Paul Hamilton, S3R.HAN and DJ Greg Stainer also on deck duty. Dhs100 for men. Free for ladies. 10pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).
411 Birthday Celebration at People by Crystal Dubai-based DJs Mr Shef Codes, UK DJ Masterstepz, DJ Bliss and DJ Emir will be providing the urban beats at this popular night, which is celebrating an anniversary. Free (door policy applies). 10am-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
La Vida at Rare Club Dubai The recently refurbished TECOM nightspot is looking to create a high-energy Ibiza vibe with house tunes and all drinks at two-for-one. Free. 10pm-3am. Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 859 7010/ 055 505 7580).
Suga at Movida This high-end club is promising the sweetest R&B in town, hence the name of the night. Free (reservations required). Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Just Sundays at Cavalli The fashion-themed nightspot Cavalli Club will be holding its Just Sundays night with your favourite commercial tracks supplied by DJ Enzo Mirak. Free (door policy applies) 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
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 as well as Japanese-themed nibbles. Free (reservations required). Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku,The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
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).
Mesdames ladies’ night at Sublime Three free drinks for ladies are offered up here together with tunes that will be supplied from DJs Sister Rock and Chris Rayner. Free. 8pm-2am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 669 8669).
Tuesdays in the City at Cavalli Club This ladies’ night features free drinks and nibbles. Tunes will come from resident DJ Enzo Mirak at this high-end, fashion-themed nightspot with an always-glamorous crowd. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Jamrock at Sublime Bar & Lounge This night sees the very best calypso, old school and roots reggae, dub, bashment, urban, dancehall, afro-beat and soca tunes spun by resident DJs. Each week, the spinners rotate, with Danny Neville, Crown Prince, Taranchyla and Pee Wee all on the books. Dhs100. Free for ladies before midnight. Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 669 8669).