Goldie, Jay Sean, DJ Lord, McGettigan's birthday and more
Cavalli 54 at Cavalli Club A night inspired by the legendary New York disco and celebrity hangout Studio 54. The evening will feature classic hits from the ’70s and ’80s. Free, door policy applies. 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Electro Swing Night at Villa Romana St Tropez-Dubai This night will involve remixes of vintage tunes from the 1920s to the 1950s. Free. 8pm-3am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai (055 288 9460).
Gossip with the Girls at The Dek on Eight Natalie Brogan will be spinning house tunes at this poolside party which sees ladies receive unlimited mixed drinks between 8pm and 11pm. Free. 7pm-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Jay Sean at Domeland by Chi The British singer-songwriter and rapper will be appearing at the Oud Metha club as part of The Neon Tour. The star will be supported by DJ Mo Tiger, Mr Shef Codes, DJ Badir, Ray Hollywood and MC Money. Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Domeland by Chi, Chi at the Lodge, Oud Metha www.timeoutttickets.com
Persis White Party at Club Sensation DJ Jet K, DJ Pouya MC and Shabi NYX will be spinning the Persian and house hits along with two special guests. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 911 0600/050 115 2544).
The Return of Sigol at 2LIV Soheil Ray and GenArio will be spinning the commercial and Persian beats at 2LIV, the Palm’s latest nightclub. Free (reservations required). 10pm-3am. 2LIV Dubai, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (056 700 1316/056 256 3739).
Yolo at The White Room Dubai DJ Devon Kosoko will be spinning urban and hip-hop tunes at this special night, which is the Dubai version of the famous Lebanese nightspot in Beirut. Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (050 443 0933).
Analog Room Presents Dasha Rush at The Q Underground The Russian techno ace will be spinning, plus a set from Siamak Amidi. Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Globalfunk featuring Goldie and MC LowQui at The Music Room The UK DJ behind ‘Inner City Life’ will be jetting in for a special performance with support from MC LowQui on the mic. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
In Da House at Movida Movida is partnering Brazilian fashion brand Eschel for an event where there will be a special gift bag for the first arrivals, as well as complimentary drinks for all females between 11pm and 1am. Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 44449).
Ladies Love District at The District Lounge This night will involve old school 1980s and 1990s hits plus two free mixed drinks and canapés for the fairer gender in a chic environment. Free. 8pm-11pm. DIFC (050 880 2285).
Step On at The Dek on Eight DJs ME and Rosso will be manning the decks to spin a selection of classic indie tracks at the al fresco poolside venue at the Media One Hotel. There is also a happy hour between 5pm and 8pm. Free. 5pm-3am. The Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Audio Tonic Grand Sunset Sessions at 360° Teenage Mutants, JC and Rich Showell will be spinning upstairs, while Sam Fariso and Haidz work the lower deck. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Bad House Party at Casa Latina This recently launched eclectic indie funk night with special drinks deals features an informed selection of classic indie tunes. Free. 10pm-4am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Boat Party on the Gugu Boat Departing from Dubai Marina, the party boat will be hosting a Caribbean party complete with Latin tunes as part of its first outing of the season. Remember to bring swimwear as there will be an opportunity to get in the water. Dhs250 (soft drinks). 12.15pm-5pm. Dubai Marina (055 114 8919).
Boombox presents DJ Lord at The Music Room Member of rap outfit Public Enemy, DJ Lord will be jetting over to spin an evening of hip-hop tunes. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 725 8277).
Dani Vi at Cavalli Club The Spanish violinist who has performed with LMFAO and appeared at festivals across the world will be performing live at the fashion-themed nightspot. Free (door policy applies) 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Friday Pool Party featuring DJ Mercer at XL Beach Club DJ Mercer will be on the decks with support from DJ Pro-Moe, S3rHan and Danny Whitlock at this beachside party spot. Dhs100 (early bird), Dhs150 (door), free for ladies before 6pm, free for gents before 8pm. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Greeklish Night featuring Vuku at Chameleon Club Dubai Up-and-coming stars Vuku will be performing live for this Greek-flavoured event. Men Dhs100; ladies free. 9pm-3am. Chameleon Club Dubai, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).
House of Afrika Full Moon Party featuring Mi Casa and Ralf Gum at The Dek on Eight South African dance music trio and house DJ Ralf Gum will be topping the bill at this outdoor party. Support will come from Nthayi and Charl Chaka. Dhs100. 4pm-3am. The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Nina Kraviz at Blue Marlin Russian house DJ Nina Kraviz will be spinning the house tunes in an event that will also see sets from Frederick Stone, Jean B, Jixo & Danz and Kay Tek. Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Sunny Vibe Up featuring DJ Smoove at the Dusk Terrace UK DJ Smoove (one half of Smoove and Turrell) will be on deck duty for a set which will involve funk, northern soul, hip-hop and break beats. Dhs80. 2pm-12.30am. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.timeoutttickets.com.
Yves V at VIP Room Electro, groove and progressive house DJ Yves V will be on deck duty. Reservations only. 9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).
411 Nights at People by Crystal Crystal DJ Shef Codes and DJ Emir will be spinning the tracks. Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Homegrown at 360˚ The local DJ line up includes David Craig, Eric Francis, Conan, Liquid, Tristan Bain, Nthayi, Shaun Soomro, Rob Turner, DJ Anon and Donabelle. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
McGettigan’s DWTC’s 1st Birthday To mark the first anniversary of the Irish-themed nightspot, McGettigan’s is offering selected beverages for Dhs19 and a slice of a giant birthday cake. McGettigan’s DWTC, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 379 0800).
Rihanna Live in Abu Dhabi The pop superstar will be running through her repertoire of hits, including ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Diamonds.’ Originally from Barbados, the six-time Grammy winner is about as successful as you can get. From Dhs250. 8pm-11pm. Yas Arena, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae.
Just Sundays at Cavalli The fashion-themed nightspot Cavalli Club will be holding its Just Sundays evening 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).
Rosso Ladies’ Night Ladies get to enjoy three complimentary glasses of grape or two short drinks at this Italian nightspot with a large outdoor terrace. There’s also a daily happy hour between 6pm and 9pm, available to all punters, whatever their gender. Free. 9pm-1.30am. Amwaj Rotana, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).
Hip-hop Chic at Cirque Le Soir The playful high-end circus-themed nightspot will be playing urban beats courtesy of popular local talent and TV personality DJ Bliss. Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).
The Monday Show at Cavalli Club Dubai Cavalli Club’s latest night, The Monday Show, offers the opportunity to dine while you watch a classic movie. Free. Door policy applies, reservations recommended. 9pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Cirque Loves Funky House German house duo Milk & Sugar will be on deck duty for this house night. Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).
Empress Ladies’ Night at Embassy Ladies get three free drinks when they pitch up at this high-end nightspot in the Marina. Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Spiro at The Fridge Folk music outfit Spiro will be holding a musical workshop at 5pm ahead of a discussion about the role of traditional Emirati music in the current scene. A jam session will follow at 8.30pm, where there’s an opportunity to play with the musicians on stage. Dhs50. Dhs25 for students. Free for under 18s. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 553 8757).