Nightlife events in Dubai

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Thursday 5

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).

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, (04 318 7130).

McGettigan’s Irish Comedyfest
While the popular Irish pub hasn’t quite succeeded in getting a knockout headliner in the league of Jason Byrne, who topped the bill at the inaugural festival last year, this second mini-festival still packs plenty of laughs with sets from Eric Lalor, Andrew Stanley, Fred Cooke, Jarlath Regan and Joe Rooney – best known as Father Damo from Father Ted.
Dhs50. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

MustHaveSoul present Slammin Boys
The former Galaxy FM jocks and Manchester house veterans make their UAE debut with MustHaveSoul, with half-price drinks deals until 9pm.
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 Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

The Laughter Factory with Ben Norris, Simon Bligh and Wayne Deakin
Headliner Norris – brother of Tim in UK sitcom The Office – warms up audiences for Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross. He appears here with Time Out Comedy Award winner Bligh and Aussie star Deakin.
Dhs130. 9pm. Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach,

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

XL Thursdays
Party tunes spun by resident DJ S3Rhan.
Free for ladies and couples, Dhs50 for men after midnight. 8.30pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Friday 6

Artful Dodger
The UK garage duo, known for their work with Craig David on 1999 hit ‘Re-Rewind’, appear at this new nightclub.
Free (ladies), Dhs100 (men). 10pm. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 857 3802).

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).

McGettigan’s Irish Comedyfest
Dhs50. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnitngton, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

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 a selection of 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).

The Laughter Factory with Ben Norris, Simon Bligh and Wayne Deakin
Dhs130. 9pm. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina,

Underground Procedures
R&B and hip-hop spun by house DJs. 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 7

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, (050 107 6405).

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).

Welcome 2 My House
Garage, hip hop and funky house from the UK’s DJ Masterstepz and DJ Snatcher – plus two free drinks and a copy of Snatcher’s latest mix CD.
Free. 9pm-3am. Rare: The Place, Media Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055. 505 7580).

Sunday 8

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).

The unfortunately-named Russian hip hopper, a former member of troupe Rolex-x, makes his Dubai debut.
Dhs120 (ladies), Dhs150 (men). 10.30pm. Club Sensation, The Address Dubai Mall (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).

Monday 9

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).

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).

Tuesday 10

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).

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 11

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
Enjoy a weekly Persian night across three of N’Dulge’s rooms.
Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Rocking All Over the World
Following a run of Rock on Beethoven in May, the First Group Theatre presents Quo-referencing musical Rocking All Over the World, with discount tickets for this opening night.
Dhs175. 8pm. Until January 14. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah,

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