Time Out Nightlife Awards

Check out the 2011 shortlist for the Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards

The Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards are a celebration of the best of the city's nightlife scene.

Every week we bring you the best parties, DJS, bars and club events in Dubai.

This is our selection of the best. Keep checking www.timeoutdubai.com for more information, but, without further ado, this is the shortlist.

Best alternative music night
80s Night at Sho Cho
Freshly Laced at Casa Latina
Metal Asylum
Rock and Metal featuring DJ Storm at Submarine
See You Next Friday

Best bar
360
Bar Zar, Souk Madinat
Barasti
Belgian Beer Café, Festival City
Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House
Cavalli Club
Left Bank (Souk Al Bahar)
Loca
Oscar’s Vine Society, Crowne Plaza Dubai
Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
The Irish Village
Uptown at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Best comedy act
Carl Donnelly (The Laughter Factory)
Craig Campbell (The Laughter Factory)
Doc Brown (The Laughter Factory)
Jason Byrne (McGettigan’s)
Ty Barnett (The Laughter Factory)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Madinat)

Best house music night
Audio Tonic at 360
Beach Boutique at Nasimi
iLL Communications at Trilogy
MustHaveSoul at 360
Pure Fridays at M-Dek
Sanctuary Fridays at Sanctuary
Taboo at Trilogy
We Are… at Catwalk

Best international DJ event
Armand van Helden at Sandance, Nasimi, October 15
David Guetta at DWTC Arena (Peppermint Exp), April 9
Globalfunk featuring Shy FX and MC Stamina, Alpha, May 6
Groove Armada at Chi, May 20
Mark Ronson at Trilogy relaunch, September 23
Norman Jay, Trilogy, November 5
Paul van Dyk, December 31
Prime Cuts (Joel Fuller) of Scratch Perverts, Trilogy, November 11
Zane Lowe at Chi, April 9

Best ladies’ night
Alpha, Le Meridien Village
Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Horizon, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa
Left Bank, Souk Al Bahar
Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel
Senyar, Westin
Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai
Z:One, Media One

Best live music concert
Athlete at Nokia Inside Music ‘Sound of Live’, Chi, April 9
Kelly Rowland, Ocean Club, March 26
Paolo Nutini, The Irish Village, March 12
Sister Sledge at Barasti
The Heavy at The Music Room, December 2
Tinie Tempah, Chi, June 17

Best live music concert (5,000+ capacity)
Akon, DWTC Arena, December 3
Bryan Adams, December 17
Duke Ellington Big Band Jazz featuring Mercedes Ellington, May 27
Elton John and Santana at Meydan, March 27
Rod Stewart and Spandau Ballet at the Sevens Stadium, May 7
Sting, A Night at Meydan, March 4

Best live music venue (5,000+ capacity)
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Dubai Tennis Stadium
Dubai World Trade Center
Festival City main stage
Meydan
The Sevens Stadium

Best live music venue (up to 5,000 capacity)
Barasti
Chi
Ductac
Tamanya Terrace
The Fridge
The Irish Village
The Music Room

Best local band
Abri
Absolace
Fatiniza
Juliana Down
Nervecell
Nikotin
S1
Sandwash

Best local DJ
Afroboogie
Da:Funct
Dany Neville
Dion Mavath
DJ Bliss
DJ Schooly
DJ Shero
Mr Mr
Natalie Brogan
Rone Jaxx
Tim Cheddar

Best music festival
Nokia ‘Sound of Live’ at Chi
Perrier Chill Out Festival at Nasimi
Rocktoberfest at Hatta Fort Hotel
Sandance by Nasimi

Best new bar
101, One&Only The Palm
Caramel, DIFC
McGettigans, Bonnington, Jumeriah Lakes Towers
Puerto de Elite
RED Lounge, Raffles Dubai
The Gramercy, DIFC
The Jetty Lounge, One&Only Royal Mirage Jumeirah
Vantage, Pullman Dubai MoE

Best nightclub
Armani Prive
Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Chi
Elegante
Nasimi Beach
People by Crystal
Sanctuary
Submarine, Dhow Palace
The 400 Club, Fairmont Dubai
Trilogy

Best theatrical performance
Carducci String Quartet, Ductac, September 21
Old Sounds at Ductac, November 25-27
Pluck Musical Arson (FGT, October 25)
The Birdhouse Factory, May 14-29
When Harry Met Sally, First Group Theatre, November 22-27

Best urban music night
Ethnic Night at Boudoir
Hip hop and R&B night at C-Bar
Le Cirque at Boudoir
No.1 Fridays at Elegante
Slam at Chi
Ultra at Sanctuary
Urban Sundayz at Zinc

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