Your next seven days or music and nightlife, sorted by our Dubai experts
Time Out Dubai staff
Dave Chappelle in Dubai While we’re looking forward to watching all of the headliners at The Dubai Comedy Festival (The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is also on the bill), we reckon Dave Chappelle is a stand-up gig not to be missed. Who knows when he’ll be back in the UAE – make sure you see him while you can. Dhs295-1,200. October 22-23, 6pm-10pm. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.dubaicomedyfest.ae.
The all-day music festival is back at Zero Gravity with performances by UK artists Clean Bandit, Hollywood actor and DJ Idris Elba, French producer Klingande, Mike Mago and British DJ MistaJam. A heads up: ladies, forget the heels, it’s almost entirely on sand. Dhs200 (early-bird tickets), Dhs250 (regular), Dhs400 (VIP, including private area and parking). October 23, noon-3am. Zero Gravity, next to Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.dxbeach.ae (04 399 0009).
Groove on the Grass The electronic music festival is back after a summer break. The line-up includes Brazilian artist Gui Boratto and techno DJ Ambivalent. Dhs190. October 23, 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.grooveonthegrass.com.
James Bond Wednesdays Gents can enjoy James Bond-themed drinks and get 30 percent off the total bill at this weekly night. Free. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Zephyr Rooftop Lounge, Level 47, Warwick Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 506 9636).
Oktoberfest Dine al fresco on picnic tables and enjoy the sounds of live band Henndorfer Musikanten at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort’s celebrations while enjoying authentic German eats and drinks. Dhs195 (unlimited food). 7pm-midnight. Until October 31. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort The Walk, JBR (04 399 5533).
Candyland This weekly night promises a mix of modern commercial tracks. Free (reservations required). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Provocateur Dubai, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).
DJ Grandtheft live Toronto-based DJ Grandtheft has established an eclectic, club sound by playing his own originals and remixes. His productions are supported by the likes of Diplo and Calvin Harris. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Get Cirqued Enjoy a night of circus acts including fire jugglers and dancers, while DJ Nick Tohme plays an open format set all night. Free. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).
Propaganda Enjoy a night of music, cuisine and live stage performances with a theatrical story of the golden eras – the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. Free. 8.30pm-3am. Ongoing. The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Women Crush Thursdays Looking for a Thursday ladies’ night? This weekly gig is hosted by resident DJ Tony H playing commercial tunes. Ladies get free drinks until 1am. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
AC/DC tribute Listen to classics from the entire AC/DC catalogue from 1976’s High Voltage to 2014 Rock or Bust. Dhs100. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Audio Tonic Season X presents Andre Buljat Listen to tech house and techno with German producer Andre Buljat, Rich Showell and Mr Mr. Free. 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).
Cool Kids Made in VIP Room Expect a night of house, hip-hop and old-school classics at this weekly night. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (052 881 8888).
Hip-Hop by Nature DJ Bliss plays a mash-up of hip-hop, R&B and old-school urban tracks at this weekly night. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Skream & Olivier Giacomotto Catch DJs Olivier and Skream tonight. Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
411 Nights This popular urban night is packed every week, so get down early to make sure you get in. DJs alternate weekly and include Shef Codes, Masterstepz, DJ Stutter and DJ Bliss. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Trevor Noah The Daily Show host and South African funnyman returns to the city as part of the first Dubai Comedy Festival. Dhs295-750. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.dubaicomedyfest.ae.
Yuri Bashmet and Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra Viola virtuoso and Grammy Award winner Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra will perform outstanding masterpieces including Mozart’s Little String Serenade. Dhs280-600. 9pm-11pm. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).
Black Bass DJs Jack and Joey play a mix of hip-hop, R&B and old-school tracks at this urban night. Ladies in groups of five get a free bottle of grape and a table until 12.30am. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents (including one drink). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. A Club, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (056 484 5737).
L.O.V.E. Sundays Listen to electro with DJs Yiannis and Becker at this Japanese spot. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Hip-Hop Chic Head to a hip-hop and R&B night, with music by Shef Codes, Masterstepz and DJ Bliss. Free. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).
Monday Madness Enjoy an all-inclusive food and drinks deal for Dhs210 at this cosy Irish pub. Get in early to nab a seat. Dhs210. 8pm-11.20pm. Ongoing. Fibber Magee’s, Behind the Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Selfie Tuesdays Junior J is on the decks playing urban beats. Ladies get free drinks until 1am. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Therapy This new weekly ladies’ night features music by DJ Saif and Sound. Ladies get unlimited free drinks all night and gents get a free welcome short on entry. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. La Terrasse, Radisson Blu Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 450 2064).