The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Time Out staff
DJ Jackson Live at Kings Nightclub A mix of music genres at the opening season party of Kings Nightclub. DJ Jackson on the decks. Free. 10pm-3am. Kings Nightclub, Armada Hotel, Al Barsha (056 221 9000).
DJ Gabriel at Karma Kafé DJ Gabriel is back from Brazil with his World Cup samba fusion sounds. Free. Until August 1. Opening hours Sun-Thu 3pm-2am; Fri-Sat noon-2am Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).
411 Nights at People by Crystal DJ Bliss and Shefcodes bring you hip-hop and urban music for an Eid celebration. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Koko Mixology Event@Chinawhite Mix it up at this new weekly event with DJ’s Stylez and Sir Taz. Free. 10pm-3am, Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Sheikh Rashid Road (04 317 1234).
Gentleman’s Night at Bubbles Lounge There aren’t many places where guys can bag a freebie so head to this lounge and enjoy French delicacies, drinks and live music. Free. 9pm-11pm Bubbles Lounge, Novotel, Al Barsha (04 515 6622)
Layali Dubai 2014 Celebrate Eid with Ismael Mubarak, Balqees Ahmed and Rabeh Saqer. Dhs200. Until July 31. 8pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, Zaabel Road, www.platinumlist.net
Outwork at Kings Nightclub This week’s lineup features Outwork who will perform his number one hit, ‘Elektro.’ Expect a mix of dance and garage beats. Free. 11pm-3am, Kings Nightclub, Armada Hotel, Al Barsha (056 221 9000).
House Warming Party at Level 41 As part of the Summer Series events the opening night will kick of with house music from DJs Mark Pickup, Smokingroove, and Greg Duftan. Free. 9pm-3am, Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Bling Nation Eid Hip-Hop Party Expect a non-stop party of pure hip-hop and RnB at Casa Latina. Free entry for ladies all night and complementary grape from 11pm to midnight. Selected drinks are discounted and gents get one free drink with entry fee. Dhs60. 6pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699)
Breakthrough You at Courtyard Playhouse Enjoy a mixed evening of entertainment featuring original short films, dance, electric music, poetry, rap performances and stand-up comedy. Dhs50. 8pm-10pm. Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz (052 7790 077).
Eid Celebration at the Act An A-list favourite of Will.I.Am and Gwyneth Paltrow, DJ Kayper takes to the stage for an evening of music and special performances. Free (reservations recommended) 8.30pm-3am. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Eid RnB Edition at The Jaguar Tent The biggest tent in Dubai is hosting this night with a line-up of DJs playing hip-hop, old school, funky house and more. With DJs Badir, Stylez, Ray Holywood and MC Money. Free. 11pm-3am. The Jaguar Tent, Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi (055 974 3376).
Chinawhite Thursday’s The club has called tonight’s event, ‘Kevin’s Birthday Bash,’ and while we don’t have any idea who ‘Kevin’ is, it sounds like an excuse to party with a night of hip-hop, house and commercial music. Free (reservations recommended) 10pm-3am. Chinawhite Dubai, Grand Hyatt, Sheikh Rashid Road (04 317 1234).
BDC Traffic Light Party@SPIN Dubai The club has come up with a very useful and fun way of learning more about your fellow revellers. At the entrance revellers can choose between a red, green and yellow sticker to represent their current romantic status. Dhs320 for men and Dhs270 for women. 10pm-3am. Spin Dubai, Wafi Mall (04 370 7707).
Ron Bumblefoot in Concert with Point of View Guns N’ Roses guitarist, who features among the top ten guitar players in the world, and the award winning band Point of View take to the stage. Dhs100. 8pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888) www.timeouttickets.com
House of Afrika at The Dek on 8 A showcase of South African house flavours, deep afro soul and tech house. Free. 9pm-3am. Level 41 Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 427 1000).
‘80s at Bapas You can’t go wrong with a good themed night. Add ‘80s music to a Belgium bar and you have great Belgium food and drinks with classic retro tunes. Free. 9pm-3am. Bapas Bar, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 385 8881).
XL Beach Club presents DJ Jojo He has played warm-up sets for international DJ’s such as Bob Sinclair, Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta and Sacha. So prepare for a day of electronic music at the beach club. Free (Reservations recommended).4pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161)
Relaunch of GQ Bar Music Fridays A night dedicated to music from resident DJ Sam Farsio. Perch yourself at one of the seats near the door and watch the glamorous crowd file in or hit the dancefloor. Free. 9.30pm-3am. GQ Bar, Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541).
Love Brunch@Story Rooftop Lounge This popular party-brunch is back with a twist from 6pm to 9pm. If you enjoy Asian-fusion cuisine, unlimited drinks and a club atmosphere with garage and deep-house music, then this is the place to be at the weekend. Dhs350. 6pm-midnight. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn Express, Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).
Dubai Rock Scene Gathering at Zephyr Sports Bar The Dubai social group reunites after a long quiet month for a night of hard rock and heavy metal. Free. 8pm-3am. Zephyr Sports Bar, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 359 9992).
Sandwash live at The Music Room Groovecore local band have opened for Simple Plan, 30 Seconds to Mars and Maximo Park and now they take to the stage alongside support acts, DJ Cindy, Reframe, Eon Haze and In Times of Despair. Dhs50 8pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888)
Friendship Day at Jazz@PizzaExpress To celebrate International Friendship Day the restaurant is offering a complementary dessert if you bring along a friend. Free (reservations recommended). 12pm-1am. Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 441 6342).
Quiz Night at UBK The battle of the brains returns in full force. Join in for free and be in with the chance to win first prize, a brunch for eight people or voucher prizes. Free. 8.30pm. Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 438 0000).
Lost Angels Ladies Night Ladies can have four hours of drinks and snacks while dancing to classic pop, dance and house tracks. There will be prizes, gift bags and free pampering. Dhs100 per female. 7pm-11pm. Top Tier, Zero Gravity, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 0009).
Sparkle in the Sand Ladies can enjoy unlimited sparkling beverages. Dhs50. 8pm-late. The Beach House, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).