Essential nightlife events

The nights out you should not miss from October 20 to 26

Friday 21: MC DT live at No.1 Fridays
Friday 21: MC DT live at No.1 Fridays
Friday 21: Alex Niggemann plays Audio Tonic
Friday 21: Alex Niggemann plays Audio Tonic
Friday 21: Andrew Galluzzi headlines at iLL Communications
Friday 21: Andrew Galluzzi headlines at iLL Communications
Tuesday 25: Metallica live in Abu Dhabi
Tuesday 25: Metallica live in Abu Dhabi
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Thursday 20

Aks
Expect music from DJ Zubair and DJ Manoj at this regular club night’s new home in Bur Dubai.
Dhs100, free for couples until midnight, free all night for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

Aperitivo
Unwind with friends and enjoy light drinks and snacks as DJs play downtempo grooves and soulful house.
Free. 6pm-9pm. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

Basement featuring Jade
The Beirut DJ plays a headline set,in the main room with a warm up from N’Dulge resident Tim Kay. Dulce plays deep grooves in Nobu Lounge, while Ali Mak plays commercial sounds on the terrace.
Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (056 603 7961).

Club Anthems
Commercial house and R&B from Greg Stainer, Andy Swift and Mr Hush.
Dhs100, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

MustHaveSoul with special guest Charles Webster
Expect deep house sounds from the UK DJ.
Free. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (050 107 6405).

No.1 Desi
DJs Shadow and Hani Price play R&B and desi hits.
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples all night. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 604 0479).

One

Sup drinks to the sounds of guest DJs.
Free (reservation required). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

People by Crystal
DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Taboo presents Wally Lopez
The Spanish DJ and producer headlines a night of big sounds in the main room.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).

Thursdays at Armani/Privé with DJ Bliss
DJ Bliss presents hip hop, R&B, house and electro-pop, with a warm-up from Mass Ramli at this ever-popular night.
Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).


Friday 21

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with Alex Niggemann
Expect a ‘bouncy, melodic journey’ through European house from the young DJ and producer, with support from Raxon and Julian Jinx.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

Beats and Bass
Expect UK garage and house in Chi Club, and R&B and house in Chi Black.
Dhs150, ladies free before midnight. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).

Fuel Nights
DJ Tony White plays a fusion of house and Arabic beats.
Free, guest list and table reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

iLL Communications featuring Andrew Galluzzi
The Frankfurt-born DJ headlines for one night only.
Dhs100, Dhs130 VIP rooftop, free for ladies and Face card holders before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).

Indus Creed live in Dubai
The Indian rock group takes the stage for a live performance.
Dhs100. 8pm ’til late. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 248 4054).

Loaded: Just Good Music
The outrageously popular indie night returns, with everything from ’60s rock’n’roll to drum and bass, plus Dhs20 drink deals all night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha (055 882 5675).

Nasimi 3D Party
Expect DJ and VJ sets from Novak 3D Disco, Beat-A-Maxx, Russ Cuban, Dashka, Smokingroove and David Craig as Nasimi installs giant video screens and throws in 3,000 3D glasses for partygoers.
Dhs100, Dhs50 for men and free for ladies before 8pm. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis the Palm (055 200 4321).

No.1 Fridays with DJ Pied Piper and MC DT
UK garage returns to the award-winning urban night in its new home, Club Sensation. Expect a night of garage classics and a live performance of the number one track ‘Do You Really Like It?’.
Dhs100, ladies and Face card holders free before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 852 3343).

People by Crystal
DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Snakebite
Expect indie, punk and rock from DJ Sister Rock.
Free. 9pm-3am. Liquid Lounge, Gold Swiss Bel-Hotel, Al Mina Road, Satwa (04 345 9992).

So Rich, So Pretty
DJs Oliver Lang, Roman and Sisco del Bello hit the decks for this stylish party, alongside XL resident DJs.
Dhs150, free for men before 2pm, free for ladies all night. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Step On
Indie sounds all night long.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Barsha (050 882 8150).

The Chill
Expect classic hits, old school and nu school hip hop, R&B and reggae at this new al fresco spot. There’s also happy hour 6pm-9pm, and a pint and shisha for Dhs60.
Free. 1pm-3am. Sky Garden, Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 552 3507).


Saturday 22

411 Saturdays
DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes present a night of urban sounds at this super-stylish club.
Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Crush
Hear a mix of R&B and funky house, while all ladies get two free drinks.
Dhs100. Free for ladies and half price for Face card holders all night. Open 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).

Fizz’ickle
It’s all about music, sun, swimming and dancing at this weekly ‘ladies’ day’, where the fairer sex get two complimentary drinks upon arrival.
Free. Noon-6pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Grind
DJ T-Rek plays commercial old school, R&B, hip hop and reggae, and ladies get free drinks until midnight.
Free. 9pm-3am. Time Café, Ramee Royal Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 845 3545).

MustHaveSoul presents Eclectic Circle
Expect choice cuts of funk, Northern soul, ska, reggae, lounge, Motown, Balearica and house.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (050 107 6405).

Scene
Enjoy Nobu sushi in the new ultra lounge as resident DJs provide beats to keep you moving.
Free. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (04 426 0561).

Unplugged
Local acts and DJs come together for a live session at this new weekly night.
Price TBC. 9pm-3am. Sublime, Ibis Hotel Dubai World Trade Center (050 436 0891).


Sunday 23

Amika Intimo
Listen to fresh beats from the resident DJ at this weekly night.
Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Amika, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Bikers’ night at Long’s
This theme night welcomes bikers and enthusiasts, with drinks deals including selected mixed drinks for Dhs30, 20 per cent off standard drinks for club members and real bikers, and one free drink for club members. Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).

Crash Party
A weekly Persian night with DJ Divan, with free drinks for ladies before 1am.
Free. 9pm-3am. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

L.O.V.E. Sundays
DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds until 3am at this sophisticated supper club.
Free (reservation required). Open 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Maxx Music Bar & Grill Karaoke Night
Every Sunday night is karaoke night at Maxx Music Bar, hosted by RJ Kirsty Meyer, with free short drinks for all singers.
Free. 9pm ’til late. Citmax Hotel Al Barsha, behind Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8000).

Urban
Expect a night of urban sounds at this aptly-named weekly club night.
Free. Open 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Pulse, Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 358 2090).


Monday 24

Biggles Quiz Night
Rounds include photo quizzes and creative competitions with everything from sausage balloons to plasticine, plus Dhs1,000 cash for the winner.
Free. From 8.30pm. Ongoing. Biggles, Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 282 3464).

Envy
Step out onto the terrace or relax in the new lounge and enjoy Nobu sushi as resident DJs provide beats to keep you moving.
Free. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (04 426 0561).

Guantanmera
Latino Night DJ Udia and DJ Margerita hit the decks every Monday, with salsa dance classes from Familia de la Salsa for Dhs40 from 8.30pm onwards. Ladies get two free drinks all night, plus a variety of deals for all throughout the night.
Free. 8pm-2am. Sublime, Ibis Hotel Dubai World Trade Center (050 277 7475).

Kosupure Night

Put on your best fancy dress, because there’s a prize for best dressed – the winner receives four bottles of hops, a bottle of grape or five shots.
Also on Tuesdays. Free. 10pm-midnight. Ongoing. Harry Ghatto’s, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).

Think Twice
DJ Neil-T and MC Money plus spin R&B, funky house and commercial hits, plus there’s a buy one, get one free offer on selected drinks.
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples all night. 9pm-3am. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

Trivia Night with Rob Kaye
Win prizes at this quiz. Ladies get drinks for Dhs10 all night, and there are special discounts for teachers and nurses.
Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza Hotel, Satwa (04 398 2222).


Tuesday 25

Fly
A new night of R&B and urban sounds in the N’Dulge arena.
Free. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (04 426 0561).

Haute People by Crystal with DJ Bliss
The Emirati DJ presents a night of top urban tracks at the swanky nightclub.
Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Hype Tuesdays
Expect upfront hip hop, R&B and dance from local DJs DJ Kirk and Mr Shef Codes on rotation, plus monthly international guests.
Dhs60. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Metallica live in Abu Dhabi
The world famous hard rock band arrives in the capital for a full live show.
Dhs295 general standing; Dhs595 fan pit standing. Doors open 7pm. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae.

Retrospect
DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play retro music from the ’60s right through to Ibiza classics. It’s two-for-one on mixed drinks from 8pm-11pm for ladies, plus the first 11 groups of six or more ladies get a free bottle and mixers.
Free. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

Urban Mashup
Old school and new urban sounds with DJ Andy Swift and Rone Jaxx.
Dhs50, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).


Wednesday 26

Big RNB presents Melody Kane
Expect classic R&B and hip hop anthems from the residents, with a guest set from UK DJ Kane.
Dhs50, free before 9pm, ladies free before 11pm. 8pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Chocolate
Hip hop and R&B tracks, with free chocolate all night.
Dhs75, ladies free. Open 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi, The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Elegante
Wednesdays DJ Neil-T, DJ Josh and MC Money Plus present R&B, funky house and commercial hits, plus a live performance by Extremer Crew.
Free. 9pm-3am. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

PMC Royale
All three rooms of the newly revamped club are open for this weekly Persian night.
Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (04 426 0561).

Über Wednesdays
ÜberDubai hosts this exclusive night with music from DJ Eli Abi.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

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