Music events in Dubai

Nic Fanciulli on the decks or Taio Cruz on the mic

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Thursday 24

Aks
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 Alla Moda Party
The house DJs spin eclectic funk grooves and more at this hip post-work hangout for Media City types. Hang around for the Bar Rumba night below.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

Arsha Kaviani
Piano prodigy Kaviani had the rare honour of performing for connoisseur piano makers Steinway & Sons in the Burj Al Arab aged just 16. Tonight he’ll play some of Brahms’ shorter pieces,
before tackling Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.
Free, subject to availability. 7.30pm. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).

Bar Rumba with Pierre Ravan
Known as one of the first ‘fashion DJs’ in the world, Mr Ravan has gigged catwalks across the world for the likes of Paco Rabanne, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli. Recently releasing album number six, he’ll bring his brand of ‘spiritual house’ to the second Latin, jazz and breakbeat Bar Rumba night.
Dhs100. 10pm-2am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 725 8277).

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).

Dave Dobbyn
Known as a Kiwi national treasure, Dobbyn has been performing for more than 30 years. With a rugged approach and a keen ear for harmony, Dobbyn’s songs are beloved by New Zealanders.
Dhs100. 7pm. Wafi Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com.

Jamrock
Resident DJs Brooklyn and Taz play a selection of R&B, hip hop, soca, reggae, dance hall and funky house.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.sublimebar.com (04 318 7130).

Michael Bolton
He’s sold an impressive 53 million records over a 35-year career, making him one of the top-selling artists ever to play in Dubai. Following a recent collaboration with Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman, he lands in our city for one night only.
Dhs350-950. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.

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).

The Shapeshifters
The London-based house music purveyors, known for 2004 hit ‘Lola’s Theme’, headline ahead of the release of their new Nikki Beach: In The House compilation for Defected Records. There’s a warm-up set from Dion Mavath and DLB, plus R&B from Master K.
Dhs120 (including one drink). 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (050 957 7142).

Step On
Indie rock all night from Rude Larry and Mark Evans, plus special guests Geordie Bird and Louise (from Dubai 92 FM).
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (050 464 9390).

Taboo with Nic Fanciulli

Grammy-nominated Fanciulli has worked with the likes of Underworld and Kylie Minogue, as well as releasing floor-filling solo house and techno tracks which we’re expecting to hear tonight. Support in the main room comes from Matthew Charles, plus sets from Ejaz, DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Taio Cruz
The unashamed pop star has shifted more than eight million records in the US in just two years, and remains the UK’s most YouTubed artist ever. Expect all the hits.
Dhs195 (advance); Dhs220 (on the door). 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 796).

Thirst Day Madness
This regular night features house band Resound Band, plus tunes from DJ Amok.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Kitkats Kafé and Klubb, Marco Polo Hotel, Deira (04 272 0000).

Thursday Night Live at Rare
DJ Jean B is on the decks and Hush is on bongos.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare, Media Rotana, TECOM (055 505 7580).

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).


Friday 25

Audio Tonic
Sunset Sessions with Florian Kruse His remix of Groove Armada’s ‘Paper Romance’ has won him plenty of new fans. Now Kruse flies in to 360° to celebrate the launch of new EP 87 Colombia Road, released on Audio Tonic’s house record label.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.audiotonic.net (050 107 6405).

Carlos Campos
The original resident of Paris’s Barrio Latino – and the man behind the compilations of the same name – appears at this trendy Buddha-Bar-style hangout to spin some Latin grooves.
Free. 9pm-2am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Chilly
Resident DJs Shadow and Shobi play a desi night of Indian and fusion music.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, www.sublimebar.com (04 318 7130).

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).

Live Local, Loud! Bluelight Collective featuring Wagner & Misha
A ongoing series of gigs under the stars presenting the region’s best home-grown talent, between sets by DJ Chris Rayner. Expect an eclectic mix of genres and performers, and a laid-back vibe.
Free. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 7793).

Loaded – Just Good Music
Indie and rock’n’roll tunes move into everything from ’60s funk to ’90s hip hop in the able hands of DJs Andy Buchan and Simon Allen. Meanwhile cult films screen on the walls at this popular monthly alternative night from the See You Next Friday team.
Drinks from Dhs20. Free. 9pm-3am (last entry midnight). Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 399 6699).

Moho Fashion Mega Party
DJs Paul Hamilton and Cliff Furtado are behind the decks for this image-conscious boogie.
Free with reservation. 9pm-late. The Terrace, Media Rotana, TECOM (055 902 3185).

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

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. Ongoing. Sky Garden, Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 552 3507).

Underground Procedures
R&B and hip-hop spun by house DJs Dany Neville, Shero, Emtee and Brooklyn.
Dhs100, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).


Saturday 26

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

Comedy Lab 6
Enjoy the latest instalment of this monthly comedy gig, featuring The Experimentals Comedy Troupe.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Lounge Wish, next to Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 0882).

Crush
Hear R&B and funky house, while ladies get two free drinks.
Dhs100, free for ladies and half price for Face card holders all night. 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 free drinks upon arrival.
Free. Noon-6pm. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (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. Ongoing. Time Café, Ramee Royal Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 845 3545).

Industry Saturday
An eclectic mix of house, R&B, dubstep and garage are promised from genre-spanning DJs Nithal, DJ Shero, Greg Stainer and David Newsum.
Dhs50, free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).

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).

Saturday Salsa Nights
Cha-cha away with themed food and drink and dance moves from instructor Del Pierre.
Dhs50 minimum spend. 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

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 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Unplugged
Local acts and DJs including Noush Like Sploosh, Hamdan Al-Abri, Adam Shero, Rone Jaxx, Aaron and Ziriub play at this cherry-picked acoustic night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel World Trade Centre Dubai (050 436 0891).


Sunday 27

Amika Intimo
Stop by to hear fresh beats from the resident DJ.
Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, 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 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 popular 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).

L.O.V.E.
Sundays DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds until 3am.
Free (reservation required). 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).

Sunday Sirens Ladies’ Night
Retro ’80s, ’90s and current hits reverb around the beach at this high-end ladies night: ladies can enjoy three glasses of bubbly for free.
Free. 6pm-3am, Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

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


Monday 28

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.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, 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.
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).

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).


Tuesday 29

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 while the club is done up in decadent French-themed designs.
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).

Retrospect
DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play everything from retro-tastic 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).


Wednesday 30

Basswork
Drum n’ bass and dubstep from Rude Larry and guest DJs Digital Puppy and Liquid S.
Dhs40; free for men before midnight, free for ladies all night. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Barsha (050 464 9390).

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, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Havana Nights
Bailame Cuba presents a new weekly Cuban night, with salsa lessons from Aloy Junco and Latino beats from DJ Evo.
Free. 7pm-1am. Ongoing. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

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).

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

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