Essential nightlife events

The best of Dubai's after-hours scene for November 3-9

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Thursday 3

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

Aperitivo
The DJs play downtempo grooves and soulful house.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

Bubbulairium with DJ Dave Myer
Visting Dutch DJ Myer – whose latest EP Strictly Rhythm topped the charts at underground house website Traxsource – heads the bill at this club night.
Free. 3pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

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 second birthday party with DJ Spen
This popular soulful house night celebrates two years in Dubai with a set from veteran Baltimore tunesmith DJ Spen, an alumini of the Basement Boys. Selected drinks are half price from 6pm until 9pm.
Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (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).

Shreya Ghoshal: Sangeeth Ki Barsaat
The popular Bollywood playback singer is set to enthrall fans with all their favourites. We’ll be waiting to hear ‘Bairi Piya’ – the song that won her the National Film Award.
Dhs40-500. 7.30pm. Dubai Festival City Concert Arena, www.timeouttickets.com

Taboo presents Dennis Ferrer
Best known for 2003 hit ‘Sandcastles’, the New York DJ has a lengthy CV, including stints with Masters At Work and The Martinez Brothers.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).

Thursdays at Armani/Privé with DJ Bliss
Dance to hip hop, R&B, house and electro-pop.
Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Friday 4

Damien Dempsey
Making his first appearance in Dubai for several years, expect a healthy turnout of Irish fans to hear Dempsey’s impassioned tales of Dublin days gone by.
Dhs120. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

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

Fuel Nights
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).

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

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Saturday 5

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).

From Russia With Love: T-Killah
The Russian R&B star will be joined by DJ Rusk on his first visit to Dubai.
Dhs100, ladies free before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 558 5149).

Grind
DJ T-Rek plays commercial old-school, R&B, hip hop and reggae, and ladies get free drinks until midnight.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. 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, with half-price drinks from 4pm until 7pm.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (050 107 6405).

Metal Asylum Festival 2011
Hot on the heels of a performance by metal demigods Metallica in our nation’s capital comes this annual celebration of all things heavy. Featuring seven bands from five countries, headlined by the Netherlands’ Firezone, fans are promised one night of ‘spine-tingling, bone-chilling, toe-tapping, face-melting metal and rock’. Ouch.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Cheers Bar, The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 100 5171).

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

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

VDJ Vlader
The Busta Rhymes and Ying Yang Twins collaborator visits for a VJ set, with Mr Shef Codes, DJ Josh and MC Money Plus also on the bill.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. Couples and mixed groups only. 10.30pm-3am. Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Sunday 6

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

Bikers’ night at Long’s
Whether you’re a biker or just an enthusiast, you can take advantage of drinks deals including selected mixed drinks for Dhs30. Club members and real bikers get 20 per cent off standard drinks, plus there’s one free drink for club members.
Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).

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

Dariush & Faramarz Aslani
The well-known Iranian duo perform a one-off show on their world tour.
Dhs365-2,000. 10pm. Dubai Wold Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

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

Maxx Music Bar & Grill Karaoke Night
A karaoke night hosted by RJ Kirsty Meyer, with free short drinks for all singers.
Free. 9pm ’til late. Ongoing. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha (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).

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Monday 7

Acoustic Songwriter
Showcase featuring Harrison Rice The first Fridge showcase of the city’s emerging songwriting talent.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz 4 (04 347 7793).

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. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (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 everyone throughout the night.
Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel Dubai World Trade Centre (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).

Shukran Dubai: Sonu Nigam Live in Concert
Following collaborations with Britney Spears and Jacko’s brother Jermaine, the Indian star celebrates his 10th appearance in Dubai with a four-hour Bollywood extravaganza.
Dhs200-2,000. 8.30pm. Madinat Arena, Jumeirah (050 626 0593), www.timeouttickets.com

Think Twice
DJ Neil-T and MC Money plus spin R&B, funky house and more, plus there’s a buy one, get one free offer on selected drinks.
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. 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).

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Tuesday 8

360° ladies’ night
The fairer sex enjoy two-for-one deals all night, while gents can enjoy deals on hops.
Free. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

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

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

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

Pioneer DJ ME Digital DJ Championship 2011
The heats continue in the month-long search for Pioneer’s next superstar DJ, to represent the Middle East in Thailand. The contest will be split into two heats – under 21s and over 21 pros – with the last heat and under 21s final on November 15, and the pro final two days later.
Free. 6pm-3am. Until November 17. N’Dulge, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Retrospect
DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play retro music from the ’60s 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.
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).

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Wednesday 9

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.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

GlitterBaby
A day and night of R&B and house, with half-price drinks for ladies before noon.
Free. Noon-3am. Ongoing XL Beach Club, Harbour Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

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, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

The Laughter Factory with Mark Walker, Christian Reilly and Paul Zenon
The regular comedy night presents a trio of UK comics, headlined by polished and prop-heavy Mark ‘The Man Who Fell to Mirth’ Walker.
Dhs130. 9pm. Jambase, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 355 1862).

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

Events are subject to change duo to Eid. Contact the venue to check for changes.

Christmas and New Year deals: now booking

Barasti Christmas lunch
Celebrate the season to be jolly on the sand at one of the popular bar’s two yuletide blowouts, with festive tunes, decorations, games and a barbecue.
Dhs250 per person, Noon-4pm, December 8 and 15. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).

Festive cocktails at Uptown
The chic cocktail bar is offering festive cocktails and canapés on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Free; cocktail prices vary. 7pm-2am, December 24-25. Uptown, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

New Year’s Eve at 360°
Enjoy a special drinks menu and fireworks at midnight.
Dhs500. 9pm-late, December 31. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8744).

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