The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Time Out staff
Our picks of the week
1 Zedd Live in Dubai at Zero Gravity See Fri 5.
2 Sean Kingston at Armani Prive See Sat 6.
3 Reggae Beachfest at Sublime Bar & Lounge See Thu 4.
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).
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).
Bad House Party Casa Latina is known for its quirky alternative nights, so this indie and punk night should be as popular as ever. Resident DJs The Repeater and The Anchorlady are on the decks with guest DJs Estee Slaughter and DJ O. Free or Dhs60 entry including two drinks. 9pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Reggae Beachfest Clubs Invasion Tour Hosted by DJ Babu and Ras Dru this classic reggae night will feature music from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. DJ Jus from Kingston, Jamaica is on the decks. Look out for a surprise DJ from Africa. Dhs100. Ladies free before12pm. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 318 7130).
Stereo Club Nights Stereo Club Nights launches its first event in Dubai with two of the hottest talents in the electronic music community, Catalan DJ and Doctor Dru. Get ready for a night of techno and house music. Free. 7pm-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Unique Parties at Movida The popular event is back at Movida Dubai after the huge success of last season. Straight from London and Marbella are DJs Max Denham and Kenzie. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
VIP Room ‘On Air’ Michael Prado is back in Dubai after the success of his last gig at VIP Room. The talented star is resident DJ at the iconic Hollywood Milano in Milan. Expect a packed and glamorous crowd. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am.VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (052 881 8888).
Ben Waters Live in Dubai One of the UK’s leading rock’ n’ roll pianist and his band will play a mix of rock, blues and boogie. Ben Waters is a favourite of Jools Holland, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday Night Live Miguel Lara is known for playing the violin as an accompaniment to his progressive house beats and has performed in renowned venues around the world. Free. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
House of Afrika A weekly showcase of South African house flavours, deep afro soul and tech house. Free. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Urban Fever Amika DJ Skinnyloop brings a mix of hip hop and urban tracks to Amika every Friday night. Free. 9pm-3am. Amika, The H Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 2777 6953).
Westend This popular night plays a mix of hip and R&B mash-ups. DJs Junior J, Masterstepz, Mo Muscles and Badir are on the decks. The floor gets pretty packed, so if you want space to dance you should consider reserving a table. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Vanity, Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).
Zedd Live in Dubai Zedd has just won the MTV Clubland Award for ‘Stay the Night’ at the 2014 MTV VMA Awards. He will perform the award winning track at Zero Gravity as well as hits such as ‘Clarity.’ Dhs180. 8pm-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Made in SA – Sokkie Jol Dubai Head to a South African Night for a mixture of sokkie jol, house and commercial music by South African DJ’s. Drinks promotions on the night. Dhs75. 9pm-3am. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn, Al Barsha (05 5671 8360).
Sean Kingston Live Singer, songwriter and producer Sean Kingston will bring his chart hits as well as new material to Dubai. Kingston is known for hit songs ‘Eenie Meenie,’ ‘Beautiful Girls,’ and ‘Beat It,’ with Chris Brown. Dhs100 for gents. Free for ladies (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Armani Prive, Burj Khalifa, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (052 777 6953).
Milk On Sundays DJ Brooklyn and DJ Shef Codes play a mix of old-school, nu-school, R&B, hip hop, rare grooves and funk. Complimentary drinks for ladies until 1am. Free. 10pm-3am. China White, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (05 5147 6034).
Turn up Sundays The popular event is back every Sunday with Radio One DJ Saif and Sound as well as DJ Shoni. Free drinks all night for ladies. Free. 9pm-3am. Boutiq, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (050 173 7066).
Hip Hop Chic DJ Bliss and Shefcodes are on the decks tonight playing the best of hip hop, R&B and urban music. The club is usually packed for this popular weekly event, so get there early to beat the crowds. Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).
Empress Night Ladies receive three complimentary beverages between 8pm and 1am along with Kitchen 45 canapés from 8pm-10.30pm. One lady will receive a glittering surprise gift each week. Free. 8pm-1am. Embassy Dubai, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Lost Angels Ladies’ Night Ladies can indulge in four hours of drinks and gourmet snacks while dancing to classic pop, dance and house tracks. Don’t miss the soulful sounds of the resident saxophone player. Dhs100 per female. 7pm-11pm. Top Tier, Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).