The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Time Out Dubai staff
Our picks of the week
1 DJ Whoo Kid live at Cavalli See Wed 22.
2 Billy Ocean live at MusicHall See Tue 28.
3 DJ Ruckus at VIP Room See Thu 23.
4 Magnetic Fields Festival at Casa Latina See Thu 23.
5 Shocking Pink Live at 1Up See Wed 22.
DJ Arnav S Hakkasan Dubai’s new resident DJ Arnav S will be adding a new vibe to the Ling Ling lounge. His playlist focuses on non-commercial lounge and house music, moving into deep-house towards later parts of the evening and subtly taking the ambience up a notch. The playlist is updated regularly throughout the year to keep the atmosphere fresh but familiar in tone. Free. 9pm-1am. Hakkasan Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
DJ Whoo Kid at Cavalli The American hip-hop DJ will take to the stage to entertain fans with his mixed mash-ups. Dhs300. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Horizon Heroes Men’s Night Guys can enjoy bucket deals on special drinks with a different deal every week. A variety of hop and food pairing selections are also on offer. Free. 8pm-1am. Horizon Lounge, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
Shocking Pink Live The UAE’s best female comedians perform in a special show in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. Featuring Rachel Hamilton, Sarah Murphy and Emma Addison plus more. Free. 8pm-11pm. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).
J’Adore This after-work spot offers 50 percent off selected drinks. The resident DJ plays 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 (055 147 6034).
Magnetic Fields Festival The diverse line up includes UK’s bass don Wen alongside Ninja Tune signed Maga Bo, local newcomer Finlay Lefox. Dhs75. 9pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Plus Minus Sessions German DJ, Stimming and Spanish DJ Edu Imbernon headline the latest sessions with support from Sam Farsio. Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Sonic Sessions Expect a night of electronic music with Swiss DJ Liquid Soul aka Nicola Capobianco alongside local acts Raxon, Ruben. M and Somalie. Dhs150. 8pm-3am. Domeland by Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 882 3435).
Strictly Vinyl House of Afrika resident DJ Che, Cory Centric and Charl Chaka will play a mix of house vibes, funk and soul. Free. 6pm-3am. The Dek on 8. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Tiki-tastic Thursday Kick off the weekend with a night of commercial chart hits from DJ Adam. Dress to impress to make it past the door. Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).
Velocity Jonathan Ulysses and Marco Loco, two of the biggest names in Ibiza club land and long-term residents at super club Space, take over the decks tonight. Free before 10pm, Dhs100 after for men. Free before midnight for ladies, Dhs100 after. 6pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
VIP Room On Air With a residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas and being a regular at the world’s top nightclubs, DJ Ruckus has a legion of loyal celebrity fans including his cousin Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Kanye West. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am.VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (052 881 8888).
Venues across the UAE will be dry from Friday October 24 at 6pm to Saturday October 25 at 6pm, meaning all clubs and many bars will be closed.
High Heels Night Ladies can now grab their high heels and their girlfriends for a Downtown adventure because The 31 is celebrating the power of a woman’s might with two complimentary drinks. Free. 6pm-3am. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 448 4848).
Hustle JC Pinto and a close knit group of home-grown resident DJs provide the soundscape through the day. Expect deeper shades of house, while you soak up the sun. Free. 6pm-10pm. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 315 3886).
XO Saturdays A fusion of electro beats and hip-hop mixes greet you at Armani. Think beautiful people and chic surroundings. Free for ladies (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Armani/Prive, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).
Il Momento dell’ Aperitivo Roberto’s will embrace the century-old tradition that is the classic Italian aperitivo but served up in their own unique contemporary way, with live DJ and views of the Burj Khalifa. For every drink ordered, guests will be treated to a complimentary plate of appealing appetizers to share, from mozzarella and bruschetta to mini pizzas. Free. 5pm-8pm. Roberto’s, The Bay Gate, DIFC (04 386 0066).
L.O.V.E Sundays Listen to house music by international DJs and resident DJ Marc Marshall while snacking on Japanese cuisine. Free, guestlist and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Okku, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Milk On Sundays DJ Brooklyn and DJ Shef Codes play a mix of old skool, nu skool, R&B, hip-hop, rare grooves and funk. Complimentary drinks for ladies until 1am. Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (05 5147 6034).
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 can get pretty packed and it has a young, lively crowd. Free, guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Amika, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 782 5374).
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).
R&B Anthems at Sensation This weekly night features a variety of genres from R&B and hip-hop to funky and commercial house as well as UK Garage and dubstep. DJ Badir and DJ Stylez are on the decks with MC Money. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Subbase-Sessions Enjoy a night of UK Garage, Drum & Bass and Dubstep with Stu Todd. Complimentary drinks for ladies from 10pm to midnight. Free. 11pm-3am. Box Nightclub, Raintree Rolla Hotel, Rolla Road, Bur Dubai (056 363 1910).
Billy Ocean Live The British artist is known for his hit songs, ‘When the Going Gets Tough’ and ‘Caribbean Queen’. From Dhs225 to Dhs495. 9pm-3am. MusicHall Dubai, Zabeel Saray Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).
Jazz Nights at The Farm Whether you are a jazz aficionado or just feel like an evening of good music in a beautiful setting, The Farm has announced another great season of Jazz evenings. The talented Desert Jazz band will be playing instrumental tunes by Paul Moutarde and Tamas Antal on the saxophone and piano. Free. 6pm-9pm. The Farm, Al Barari Villas, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (04 392 5660).
Moroc Ladies Night Ladies can relax at the Moroc outdoor terrace while receiving three complimentary beverages. The lady that brings the most friends each week will get a travel bag filled with Elemis beauty goodies. Free. 8pm-10pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, adjacent to Ibn Battuta Mall (04 444 0000).
Pink in the City Enjoy classic tunes in Barasti from all the female greats. Between 6pm to 9.30pm ladies dining at Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi will receive their bottomless glass of grape free. After dinner simply think beach chic and head on down to the lower deck at Barasti where you can continue enjoying your free flowing bubbles until 10.30pm, so make sure you don’t lose your glass. Free. 6pm-3am. Barasti Beach Bar, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).
Quiz Night Enjoy a quiz night with exciting prizes for each round at this new hotspot. Listen to live band Comfort Zone with DJ Moody on the decks every day. Free. 8pm-10pm. 24Bar7, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Al Barsha (04 444 9999).
Sparkle in the Sand Ladies’ Night Get together for a night to remember with sparkling beverages. The first 50 ladies will be given a gem bag on entry, one of which will contain a genuine precious stone, which Dhamani Jewellers in Anantara’s lobby will verify on the night. Dhs50 including sparkling drinks. 8pm-11pm. The Beach House, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).