The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Our picks of the week
1 Sensation at Meydan Racecourse See Fri 31.
2 DJ Jazzy Jeff at Halloween Zombie Fest See Fri 31.
3 Monster Halloween Party at Zero Gravity See Thu 30.
4 Giant Games Brunch at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE See Sat Nov 1.
5 Gulf Bike Week at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre See Thu 30.
Cut Killer live The French DJ will perform tracks such as ‘Party Get On Down’ and ‘Go Go Go’. Dhs300. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Gentleman’s Night This is one for the guys. Who says ladies get to have all the fun? Men are welcomed to Aquara Lounge with a complimentary bottle of hops on arrival and all-night happy hour with live music from Sax and Singer. Free. 8pm-11pm. Aquara Lounge, Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Hisham Wyne’s One Night Standup International MC and stand-up comedian Hisham Wyne presents his pick of the UAE’s hottest new acts at the Dubai Laughing Comedy Club. Free. 8pm-11pm. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).
Graveyard Glow DJs Vinyl Dave, Andy Swift and Greg Stainer will entertain ghosts and ghouls at this Halloween bash. Watch out for special giveaways on the night. Free entry for ladies before 10pm. Dhs100. 7pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).
Gulf Bike Week 15 bands will play 31 sets over the three-day festival. Featuring two stages, acts include both local and international bands covering everything from radio-friendly rock and acoustic to metal. Dhs90 on the door. 4pm-11pm. Until November 1. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City. www.timeouttickets.com
Monster Halloween Party Hosted by DJ Tim Cheddar, the legendary event offers Dhs50,000 in cash prizes for the best costumes. Joining Tim on the decks will be DJ Soulninja and Virgin Radio’s Big Rossi, while a skeleton crew of entertainers will perform a spooktacular stage show when the clock strikes midnight. Free for ladies; Dhs50 for guys before 9pm. Dhs100 for all after. 7pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Serial Killers Halloween Cirque Le Soir will be transformed into a nightmarish crime scene with influences from movie serial killers such as Leatherface, Chuckie, Jason and Freddy, ensuring partygoers are given the shivers. The club will be featuring special Halloween mixed drinks and the freakiest dressed guest will win a table for them to enjoy at the venue for another night. Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).
The Witching Hour Indulge in a festive dinner of Peruvian dishes coupled with a decadent display of horror acts and dancing. Free (reservations recommended). 8.30pm-3am. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Audio tonic Halloween Special The venue will turn into an open-air cauldron of doom as audio tonic meets Beirut’s infamous BO18 nightclub. Flying in will be BO18 residents 3LIAS (aka Stamina) and Canada’s Jimmy Van M (Bedrock). Free. 4pm-3am. 360˚ Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518). Bassworx A Sides is joined by Sya One (Globalfunk), Espace (Ampstrong), Andy Haze (Bullitproof) and Woodle & Jab (Bassworx Residents) for an evening of up front drum ’n’ bass and jungle pressure. Free before 10pm. Dhs60 after including a free drink. 9pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Disney Trash The popular club invites partygoers to come dressed as a Disney character with a Halloween spin – think dead Cinderellas and zombie princes. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am.VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (052 881 8888).
Freaky Friday Enjoy happy hour from 4pm-7pm with a Halloween party from 7pm and prizes for the best costumes. Free. 1pm-1am. Café Habana, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 422 2620).
Halloween Zombie Fest As darkness falls join Grammy award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff and friends as he rocks the Barasti beach. Since 1985, DJ Jazzy Jeff has wowed us with hits, ‘Summertime’ and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. Also featuring Marty Met, Tom Ferguson, Venus and Marky Trowlsdale. Free. 11pm-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).
Haunted Halloween Wear your creepiest costumes, party with Dubai’s A-list and be in with the chance to be among one of two winners for best costumes with prizes of up to Dhs10,000. Music by Jixo and Danz, Taya Kruzz, Parham Loco and Pedram. Free entry for ladies and couples, Dhs250 for gents with two free drinks. 11pm-3am. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (056 175 1010).
Hollywood Halloween Patrons can come dressed as dead or alive celebrities for this Hollywood-themed party. Expect a mix of lounge and house music. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Caramel, Building 3, DIFC (04 425 6677).
L.O.V.E. Halloween Party The Japanese restaurant’s costume theme isn’t exactly traditional – expect Geishas and Samurai costumes galore with prizes including a table for six to dine and party to the value of Dhs10,000 at Okku. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Okku, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
No. 1 Fridays Halloween Edition Enjoy free mixed drinks all night while dancing to urban classics and club hits. DJs Brooklyn and DJ Shero are on the decks. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. 9pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (055 147 6034).
Sensation Roger Sanchez, Martin Garrix, Mr White and many more DJs are headlining at the all-white concert. From Dhs395. 7.30pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.sensation.com/dubai
Slimy Vibe Up DJs Break, Lobito, Frez, Dubijad, Kasparov and Nuff-Ced plus many more will hit the decks with a mix of funk music. Free before 5.30pm. 3pm-2.45am. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Societe of the Dead Guests will be greeted by a labyrinth of sensory-stimulating themes, and in true Halloween style the entire club will be transformed into a haunted house. Halloween-themed tunes like Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, ‘Ghostbusters’, and Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ will provide the perfect backdrop for things that go bump in the night. Free. 10pm-3am. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).
The Rock Nation Halloween Masquerade This party features a super line-up of bands including metal band Nervecell, Qatari rockers Coat of Arms, Point Of View, indie rockers Behold The Locus, classic metal band Ascendant, local metalheads Aramaic and alternative rockers Alpha Kenny Buddy. Costumes are compulsory. Dhs80. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Saturday November 1
Giant Games Brunch If you fancy a day of fun consisting of giant Twister, basketball, big bubbles and huge inflatable structures, this is every adult’s childhood fantasy. Add food and music to the mix with DJ Jean B and Frederick Stone. Brunch packages from Dhs295. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
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. Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (05 5147 6034).
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).
Pink in the City Enjoy classic tunes at Barasti from all the female greats. Between 6pm to 9.30pm ladies dining at Latest Recipe at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi will receive their bottomless glass of grape free. After dinner 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, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 399 2313).
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). Quiz Night Enjoy a quiz night with prizes for each round. Music by DJ Moody. Free. 8pm-10pm. 24Bar7, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Al Barsha (04 444 9999).