If you just can't stand staying in, check out these night time gems
Time Out Dubai staff
Gentleman’s Pursuit at Bazxar This one’s for the guys, who get a burger and a Tennessee mixed beverage for Dhs98, or unlimited drinks for Dhs200. From Dhs98. Wed 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Gate Precinct Building 4 (04 355 1111).
Thursday 30 Ravelations at The Music Room - Today only Ravelations is all about trance, and their event at The Music Room features Cosmosis (aka Bill Halsey) who will be performing his tracks live on stage with a guitar. DJ Emok (co-founder of ’90s progressive electronic music label Iboga Records) will also be playing live. Dhs75 (in advance), Dhs100 (on the door). 8pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 248 4054).
Dubai Soul Club at George & Dragon - Today only Groove to the best of Northern Soul, Motown, ’60s and ’70s Soul and classic disco music at the funkiest of Dubai’s alternative nights out. Free. 8pm-3am. Ambassador Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 393 9189/050 674 9156).
Back 2 Basics at Pure Sky Lounge - Today only DJ and producer Sander Kleinenberg has won awards for his remixes of huge chart hits like Justin Timberlake's Rock Your Body, and will be spinning at this edition of Back 2 Basics along with Ejaz Ahamed, ILona Maras and GHADZ. Dhs100 (ladies, early-bird), Dhs125 (gents, early-bird), Dhs150 (on the door). 9pm-3am. Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR (04 399 1111).
Maya Jane Coles at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE - Today only The British-Japanese producer writes, produces, engineers, mixes and performs every element of her music, including tracks such as Burning Bright and Something in the Air. She’ll be playing live alongside techno singer-songwriter and producer Green Velvet, whose sound is interspersed with punk and inspired by music icons such as Prince. Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels And Resorts, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
One Big Friday at Zero Gravity - Today only Best known for their smash-hit remix of Kanye West’s Nobody to Love, as well as Changing featuring Paloma Faith, massive drum ’n’ bass DJs Sigma play live along with UK garage duo Gorgon City and Ushuaia, Amnesia and Sankeys Ibiza resident, Sam Divine. Free before 7pm, Dhs150 thereafter. Noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, www.platinumlist.net (04 399 0009).
Felix da Housecat at Provocateur - Today only The acid, techno and electro disco star rose to fame in Chicago in the ’80s and ’90s, at the height of the genre’s popularity. He’s still going strong and you can see him spinning live at this decadent club. Free. 11pm-3am. Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).
Saturday April 1
Piknic Électronik at Dubai International Marine Club - Today only This chilled-out event is the perfect way to round off your weekend. Head down early for some yoga and meditation before relaxing al fresco to laid-back tunes from DJs Charl Chaka, Pierre Ravan, El Mundo and Chloe. From Dhs100 (advance purchase). 1pm-10pm. Dubai International Marine Club, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 5777).
The Sound Collective at Barasti Massive (and totally free) EDM festival - This weekend only The Sound Collective will be running for three days. See Bassjackers on Thursday March 30, followed by producer, musician, DJ and vocalist AMTRAC (who moves between disco, indie-dance and deep house) on Friday March 31 alongside Dutch heavyweight R2HAB. The event finishes with music from local dup Hollophonic tonight. Free. Thu Mar 30, 6pm-3am; Fri Mar 31, 2pm-3am; Sat Apr 1, from 2pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).
Ladies’ night at Koubba - New Sink into a comfy sofa and enjoy sunset views of the Burj Al Arab, plus ladies get three complimentary mixed drinks at this Sunday night event. Free. Sun 5pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Happy Hour at The Clavichord - New Cosy up in this little music lounge, or out on its terrace during the daily happy hour and get 50 percent of house beverages. Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Ongoing Somewhere Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 561 0637).
Hip Hop Chic at Cirque Le Soir This is one of the city’s best mid-week parties (coming highly commended in our 2017 Music & Nightlife Awards for Best Urban Night, no less). DJs Brooklyn and Junior J are at the decks and entertainment, as always, comes from the club’s weird and wonderful resident performers. Free. Mon 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).
Ladies’ night at Crab Tavern - New The brand-new ladies night runs twice a week and offers three free beverages all night from 5pm. Free. Tue and Sat, 5pm-3am. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 420 7489).