Music events in Dubai

See Karizma play 360 or catch Booka Shade at Trilogy

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

Aperitivo Alla Moda Party
The house DJs spin eclectic funk grooves.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

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).

Lamhe: A melodious golden era – ’50s, ’60s, ’70s
A live band from Mumbai host this Indian nostalgia fest.
Dhs75-250. 9pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

Spoiled feat Bob Sinclar
The French house maestro and founder of Yellow Productions headlines, with Alex Gaudino and Alexandra Stanspin also spinning at this beach party.
Dhs250-450. 8pm-2am. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

World Top DJs Festival 2011
Top DJs from across the world, including Leeroy Thornill, Freemasons, Akcent and Artful Dodger, appear at this three-day festival of mixology.
Dhs250 per day, Dhs450 for three-day pass. 4pm-2am. Until Saturday 3. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com

MustHaveSoul at 360° with Karizma Baltimore
DJ and former Basement Boy Karizma performs, with warm-up from Conan Liquid and Tristan Bain.
Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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 Booka Shade
The veteran German DJ duo – who date back to the ’90s and with four albums in the canon – headline this weekly night.
Dhs100 before 11pm, Dhs150 after. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

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).

Thursday Night Live at Rare
DJ Jean B is on the decks and Hush Bongos is on the drums at this stylish bar.
Rare, Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 505 7580).


Friday 2

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with The Downtown Party Network
This much-hyped Lithuanian duo’s UAE debut involves a six-hour stint behind the decks, spinning chunky nu-disco and house beats. Early sets come from Mr Mr and Julian Kinx.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.audiotonic.net (056 682 6617).

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

Diva featuring Cello
Club brand Diva launches a new night at the iKandy Ultralounge, with international DJ Cello (Route 66 and Undergroove Bangkok) and Mark Pickup.
Free. Guest list and reservation recommended. 7pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 565 5427).

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).

Kate Nash Londoner
Kate Nash will be playing a rare unplugged show to present her clinically honest pop-autiobiography, stripped-down approach in Dubai, with support from Caitlin Murphy and Tim Hassall.
Dhs150 (advance) Dhs180 (regular). 6pm. Madinat Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Live Local, Loud! with Sandwash
Local pop/rockers Sandwash headline this ongoing showcase of the region’s best home-grown talent under the stars, between sets by DJ Chris Rayner. Expect an eclectic mix of genres and performers.
Free. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 7793).

Michael Winslow
He claims to be able to imitate 10,000 sounds with his tongue alone – yes, it’s Sgt ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones from the Police Academy franchise. Part actor, part stand-up, we’re looking forward to a snigger at Winslow’s freakish feats of vocal gymnastics.
Dhs 175-250. 7.30pm. Centrepoint Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

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).

Post-Sevens party at The Irish Village
A traditional hangout for post-Sevens revellers, the crowd will be entertained with party tunes from versatile performers The MapleJacks. If last year was anything to go by, expect silly costumes and sillier dancing until the small hours.
Free. Noon-3am. Until Saturday 3. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

Rugby Rock
This post-Rugby Sevens gig will kick off with local rockers Juliana Down performing their self-penned tournament anthem.
Free with a Rugby Sevens wristband. 9pm-midnight. Until Saturday 3. The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road (04 321 0008).

Rugby Sevens after party at Chi
The infamous nightspot claims its Friday night will be Dubai’s biggest post-Sevens party, with festival favourites Juliana Down performing (again), plus sets from DJs Richie, Roni, Andy Swift and DLB. On Saturday the party continues with resident DJS DLB, Flow Master John and Emtee.
Free with a Rugby Sevens wristband, Dhs100 without. 9pm-3am. Until Saturday 3. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).

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).

World Top DJs Festival 2011

Dhs250 per day, Dhs450 for three-day pass. 4pm-2am. Until Saturday 3. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com

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 3

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).

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 can enjoy free drinks until midnight.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Time Café. Ramee Royal Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 854 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 at this varied night, 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 the night away with themed food and drink, accompanied by dance moves from instructor Del Pierre.
Dhs50 minimum spend. 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

Party With The Residents at Chi
DJs DLB Flow Master John and Emtee host Chi’s Saturday night.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).

Post-Sevens party at The Irish Village

For details, see Friday 2. Free. Noon-3am. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

Rugby Rock
This post-Dugby Sevens gig concludes with a performance from The Million Dollar Band. Organisers expect 70 per cent of the crowd to stick around for the shows.
Free with a Rugby Sevens wristband. 9pm-midnight. The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road (04 321 0008).

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, Dubai World Trade Centre (050 436 0891).

World Top DJs Festival 2011
Tonight is the last night of this DJ event. For details, see Thursday 1.
Dhs250 per day, Dhs450 for three-day pass. 4pm-2am. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com


Sunday 4

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 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). 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).

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, XL Beach Club, Harbour Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Urban Expect a varied 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 5

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).

Maayari Dance Drama Academy
This popular local troupe perform rich Indian dance with a contemporary twist.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

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).

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).

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).

Persian Red Carpet
The Persian Superstars host this new weekly Monday club night, with regular guests and visitors.
Dhs100, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 911 0600).

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 6

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).

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 7

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).

Cabin Crew Year Ender Party
It’s the final flight of the year for this cabin crew-themed night. Flight deck DJs include Andrew, Kelvin Gate, Jefty, Funky and Ruizz. Drinks deals with cabin crew ID.
Dhs50, free with flight crew ID. 9pm-3am. Gold Lounge, Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, groovedxb@gmail.com.

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).

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

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