Nightlife events in Dubai

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Thursday 22

Aperitivo Alla Moda Party
The house DJs spin funk grooves at this rooftop pool bar.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (050 876 4335).

Barasti’s Biggest Christmas Party
Festive tunes, decorations, games and a Christmas barbecue are promised at this beach bar, plus a red and green dress code.
Dhs250 with food. Noon-4pm. Barasti, Le Méridian Mina Seyahi (04 318 1398).

Bar Rumba presents Hot Toddy
Half the production team behind Crazy P, aka Hot Toddy, play this Latin, jazz, trip-hop and breakbeat night.
Dhs100. 10pm-2am. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (050 725 8277).

Battle of the Bands
Local groups battle it out, with proceeds from the funfair and stalls going to the World Food Programme.
Free with donations. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills (04 368 4111).

Infusion featuring Parrish James

Expect deep, funky and techno house. Support from Nthayi and Charl Chaka.
Free. 5pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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

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

Ravelations presents Ajja, Subnormal and DJ Stargust
Swiss DJ and tattoo artist Ajja, of Peak Records, headlines this Universal Religion party.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. The Liquid Lounge, Gold-Swiss Belhotel, Bur Dubai (050 457 5123).

Taboo presents Nicole Moudaber
Expect house and soulful techno from DJ Moudaber, who counts Carl Cox and Steve Lawler as fans. Warm-up from Ejaz, DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes.
Dhs100 (before midnight), Dhs130 (after). Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 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).


Friday 23

Atelier Christmas Party
Mistletoe stations and dancing elves are promised, plus house from DJ Fabio and mash-up from DJ Majestic.
Dhs100 (ladies free before 11pm). 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis, The Palm (05 0565 5427).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions Residents Christmas Party
As a pre-Christmas knees up, Raxon, JC and Rich Showell spin at this popular house night.
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).

Desert Fusion Touring 2011
An unplugged al-fresco session in Chi Garden, with Kailash Kher, Strings and Natalie di Luccio.
Dhs150-250. From 9.30pm. Chi Garden, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com.

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!
An eclectic mix of musicians play at this week’s local music showcase, including Haruka Horii (jazz), Aaron Kim (electronic), Zazous, Haruka’s Casual Jazz Ensemble, The Wild Gauchos and Sol’ Eclectic.
Free. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 7793).

Metal Asylum Christmas Party with Vin Sinners
Solo rocker Vin Sinners launches his debut album, An Element of Surprise, at Metal Asylum’s Christmas bash, with support from Primo, The Fatangz, Hera and Echoes with Laughter.
Dhs50. 9pm-3am, December 23. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa (050 714 0427).

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

Prism
An edgy young night with Puzzl, Ian Yeti and Essarai playing dub, garage, techno and dubstep.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).

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).

We Love Retro Christmas Party

Santa and the Elves headline behind the decks at this cheese-fest of ‘80s and ‘90s party tunes, backed up by Richie D, Andy Swift and Retro Roni in the club. Chi Garden hosts an unplugged music gig (see Friday 23: Desert Fusion).
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples before midnight. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).


Saturday 24

Al Sarab Christmas Eve party
Live festive entertainment. Dhs175. 7pm-3am. Al Sarab. Holiday Inn Al Barsha (04 323 4333).

Armani/Privé Christmas Party
Busy boys 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).

Cabana Christmas
Live barbecue, cabanas and DJ Richie D. Drinks included.
Dhs185-245. 7pm-late. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

Ember Christmas Eve
Enjoy a four-course Latino set menu, plus a bossa nova band and a balloon drop at midnight.
Dhs275-375. 7pm-1am. Ember. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).

Fizz’ickle
It’s all about music, sun, swimming and dancing. Ladies get two free drinks upon arrival.
Free. Noon-6pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach 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. Ongoing. Time Café, Ramee Royal Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 854 3545).

Industry Saturday
A mix of house, R&B, dubstep and garage 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 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).

Opera Christmas party
The bar will host a live Arabic band and DJ.
Dhs500 per couple with house grape. 7pm-1am. Opera, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7139).

Saturday Salsa Nights
Cha-cha the night away with themed food and drink, plus 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 and Rone Jaxx play at this cherry-picked acoustic night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre (050 436 0891).


Sunday 25

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

Heat Christmas Poolside Party
DJs Mario B, Richard S, Farsio and Wael K spin by the pool at this unconventional Christmas Day bash. Expect the odd festive tune thrown in.
Free. 4pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 789 3897).

Kasta
One of Russia’s oldest hip-hop groups play their first gig in Dubai, with warm-up from Pouya MC.
Dhs150 (ladies), Dhs170 (men). 10.30pm-late. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 115 2544).

Sunday Sirens Ladies Night
Retro ’80s, ’90s and current hits. Ladies can enjoy three glasses of bubbly for free.
Free. 6pm-3am, XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Xmas 2011 presents Rocking Club Classics
Christmas tunes and cheese on the floor.
8pm-2am. West Beach Bistro and Sports Lounge Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).


Monday 26

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).

Guantanamera Latino Night
DJ Udia and DJ Margerita hit the decks every Monday, with salsa dance classes 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 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.
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.
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).


Tuesday 27

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 award-winning DJ plays this French-themed night.
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 Mr Shef Codes and DJ Kirk on rotation, plus monthly guests.
Dhs60. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

MoFunk
Expect commercial funk, soul and hip-hop grooves from Mr Mo & Schooly at this happening monthly night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Republique, The Address, Dubai Mall (050 488 0876).

Retrospect
DJs Tristan Bain and Stickman play everything from retro-tastic music from the ’60s to Ibiza classics.
Free. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).


Wednesday 21

Chocolate
Hear 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).

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

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