Bootik at Vanity If you prefer a club with a select crowd then this guest list-only event is the place for you. Every Wednesday night Frederick Stone will bring you the sounds straight from famed Belgian eletronic festival TomorrowLand. Guest list only. 11.30pm-3am. Vanity, Al Murooj Rotana, near The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road(0 50 957 9471).
Gentleman’s Night at Bubbles Lounge There aren’t too many places in Dubai were the guys can snag a freebie so for a chilled night out head to this chic lounge bar and enjoy French delicacies, signature drinks and live music. Gents get two complimentary beverages. Free. 9pm-11pm. Bubbles Lounge, Novotel, Al Barsha (04 515 6622).
Koko Mixology Event@Chinawhite Mix it up at this weekly event with resident DJ’s Junior J and Stylez. Free. 11pm-3am, Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 1234).
One for the girls! Ladies’ Night Ladies can enjoy five free mixed drinks while listening to live music from Mike Ross. Free. 8pm-3am. McGettigan’s DWTC, beside Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 6247).
Splendid by Blends Blends is offering ladies free drinks from 8pm to 11pm. DJ Madhands will play a mix of music to start your weekend off with a bang. Free. 8pm-11pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Step On at Level 41
Dubai’s favourite indie night with DJ’s Mark Evans and Matt Ross will be playing everything from The Rolling Stones to Rage Against The Machine. If last year’s events are anything to go by, then you’re guaranteed a night of sweaty fun. Free. 9pm-3am, Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Kick off the weekend with Tikitastic Thursdays at Mahiki. Enjoy cheeky fun on the dancefloor as DJ Adam plays all your favourite commercial chart hits. Free, reservations recommended. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).
VIP Room ‘On Air’ presents Nico De Andrea
French DJ Nico De Andrea is behind the decks tonight at VIP Room playing a mix of electronic music. Free, reservations recommended. 11pm-3am.VIP Room, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).
Apache Indian Live Step back into the ’90s and watch Apache Indian perform his classic hits including, ‘Boomshackalak.’ Dhs100. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Casa Latina will play host to an evening of jungle, drum ’n’ bass, ’90s dance and UK garage classics. Mistanoize will headline with Andy Buchan, Armo and Woodle in support. Free before 10pm, Dhs60 after with one free drink. 9.15pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
House of Afrika
A weekly showcase of South African house flavours, deep afro soul and tech house. Expect a clued-up party crowd and energetic vibe. Free. 9pm-3am. Level 41 Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 427 1000).
If you like the element of surprise, then you might like to try WTF Friday at Movida. Featuring mixed playlists from commercial, R&B and EDM with DJ Soulninja on the decks. Free. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 51 744 449).
411 Nights at People by Crystal DJ Bliss, Junior J and Shefcodes bring hip-hop and urban music to People by Crystal every Saturday night. The floor is usually packed for DJ Bliss’s trademark urban staple so we recommend you get there early to avoid the crowds. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
The event returns for another season with the best in local DJ talent and deep house vibes. Andrew Chetty is on the decks from 9pm ’til midnight. Under The Moon takes over from midnight to party the night away. Free. 6pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).
A fusion of electro beats and hip hop mash ups greet you at Armani. Think beautiful people, fashionable attire and chic surroundings. It is Armani after all. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).
S.O.S Sunday Old School Step back in time and lose yourself in a mixture of classic ’70s, ’80s and ’90s mash ups and remixes. Complimentary mixed drinks for ladies all night. Free. 9pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995). Status Sundays Expect a night of urban music at Amika, hosted by resident DJ Junior J. The dancefloor gets pretty packed and it has a lively crowd. Free, guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Amika, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 0782 5374).
R&B Anthems at Sensation DJ Badir and Stylez are on the decks tonight with MC Money. Dhs100 for gents, free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Showtime at The Act
Discover the history of theatre with Showtime, at The Act. Enjoy Peruvian delicacies in a formal setting while being entertained with a stellar show. Free, reservations recommended. 8.30pm-3am. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Dirty Laundry Head to GQ Bar for a night of fashion, music and food. This hip hangout is the place to be spotted, so get your gladrags on. Free. 9pm-2am. GQ Bar, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541).
Lost Angels Ladies’ Night
Ladies can indulge in four hours of drinks and gourmet snacks while dancing to classic pop, dance and house tracks. There will be prizes, gift bags and on-the-spot pampering. Dhs100 per female. 7pm-11pm. Top Tier, Zero Gravity, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).