The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Time Out staff
Our picks of the week
1 Cirque Sauvage at Cirque Le Soir See Thu 21.
2 J’Adore at Atelier M See Thu 21.
3 Feel at XL Beach Club See Fri 22.
Diamond Wednesday This mid-week event features hip hop and urban music from DJs Shero and Brooklyn. The fully air-conditioned venue attracts a stylish crowd, so dress to impress. Free for ladies and couples, Dhs100 for gents. 9pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Industry Night at Movida The night claims to host the coolest people in Dubai, so why not add to their list? Be sure to throw on your best outfit because the style stakes are always high this soiree. Featuring a mix of house, hip hop and commercial music. Free. 11pm-3am, Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Societe School Nights This fun theme night takes you back to your student days with nothing but the classic anthems from the ’80s , ’90s and ’00s. Free. 10pm-3am. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).
Zouk and Kizomba Dance Night Grab a partner and give this lively Latin dance class a go. Ladies get 20 percent discount on beverages. Dhs50. 8pm-1.30am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Cirque Sauvage This weekly night is all about the biggest club tunes, varying from house to urban music with DJ Enzo and DJ Jack on the decks. The event features a unique jungle theme and the entire club is done up to resemble being in the wild. Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
Dance anthems at Level 41 DJ Mark Pickup and Tim Cheddar mix club classics from the ’90s to now. Free. 9pm-3am, Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
J’Adore This new after work event kick starts your weekend with 50 percent off selected drinks. The resident DJ will play a mix of Balearic, deep and funky uplifting house music from 6pm to 9pm. DJ Shefcodes and DJ Brooklyn take over from 9pm to late. Free, reservations recommended. 6pm-3am. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (05 5147 6034).
Tiki-tastic Thursday Kick off the weekend with Tiki-tastic Thursdays at Mahiki. Enjoy cheeky fun on the dance floor as DJ Adam plays all your favourite commercial chart hits. Free, reservations recommended. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).
Avial Ever heard of music blending poetry with contemporary alternative rock? Catch this Indian band live for a unique musical journey. Dhs80. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
All We Need is VIP Room by Pepelz This popular night plays a mix of commercial music. The floor gets pretty packed, so if you want space to dance you should consider reserving a table. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).
Electric Days A weekly sunset rooftop party featuring a line up of DJs playing a mix of house music. Expect an energetic vibe and a packed crowd. Dhs70 before 8pm with two drinks, Dhs100 after. 6pm-2am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Feel The Russian DJ has played alongside Tiesto and Paul van Dyk, so expect a night of trance and house music. Dhs130 on the door. 7pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Urban Fever Hip hop lovers will enjoy this chic hotspot. Start the night with dinner before tearing it up on the dancefloor. DJ Skinnyloop and Don Corneille are on the decks. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 2777 6953).
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 get there early to beat the crowds. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Afro-Caribbean Night DJ Wasswa is on the decks playing a mix of Afro-Caribbean music. Dhs50 including one drink. 9pm-3am. Mansion Club, Melia Hotel, Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street 23. (055 551 2786).
Suga Hip Hop and RnB Party DJ Wiky, one of France’s top urban DJ’s is on the decks tonight. Expect a trendy, glamorous crowd. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
L.O.V.E Sundays at OKKU Listen to house music by international DJs and resident DJ Marc Marshall while snacking on Japanese cuisine. It’s one lively dinner party. Free, guestlist and reservations only. 8pm-3am. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
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).
GQ Ladies Night GQ Bar offers a contemporary twist on the classic ladies’ night. Ladies can enjoy an exclusive selection of premium bubbly and sampling canapés while listening to an upbeat music selection. From Dhs95 to Dhs135. 7pm-midnight. GQ Bar, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 4541).
En Vogue ladies run the city This hip hangout is the place to be spotted, so get your gladrags on. Complimentary drinks for ladies. Free. 10pm-1am. Armani Prive, Armani Hotel, Downtown, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Good Girls Gone Bad Head to the launch of this new weekly ladies’ night. Complimentary drinks for ladies from 9pm to 1am. Free. 9pm-3am. Rock Bottom Cafe, Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (04 450 0111).