Nightlife events in Dubai

Dance to Pete Tong or see Dr Kucho at Karma Kafe

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Thursday 12

Airplane
A weekly session of unashamed ‘80s cheese – expect guilty pleasures and the necessary beverages on tap, with an all-you-can-drink deal between 6pm and 9pm for Dhs99. Drown those post-work sorrows.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Z:One, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

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 funk grooves at this rooftop pool bar, popular with the after-work crowd.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (050 876 4335).

Dine with the King’s Singers
Black tie and bubbly gala dinner, with music from King’s Singers, covering everything from Bach to the Beatles 7pm.
Dhs790. Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

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

Rocking All Over the World
The team behind last year’s Rock on Beethoven production present a new musical comedy that pays tribute to musicians from across the globe, including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Abba, U2 and The Gypsy Kings. Hosted by comic actress Bronwyn Evans.
Dhs185. 8pm. Until Saturday 14. The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com

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).

Pete Tong
One of the UK’s best known (and most loved) DJ exports, Pacha resident and Mr ‘Essential’ Tong returns to play one of Dubai’s most glamorous nightspots. Warm-up comes from Ministry of Sound’s Joelle Atkins and Mark Pickup.
Dhs150 (free for ladies before 11pm). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Taboo featuring SOS
Two thirds of trailblazing London DJ alliance SOS – Demi and Omid16B – fly in for a set of hard house beats drawn straight from their Deeper Substance and Sexonwax label. 9pm-3am.
Dhs100 (before midnight), Dhs130 (after). Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

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. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM www.timeouttickets.com

Thursdays at Armani/Privé
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).

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).

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 13

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions present Hisham Zahran
Egyptian DJ Hisham headlines this award-winning weekly house night.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

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

Dr Kucho
Known as the ‘King of Spanish house’, Latino-infused Kucho has more than 250 releases to his name over a 20-year DJing career.
Free. 7pm-2am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).

Marques Houston
A former member of US hip hop trio IMx, singer-turned-actor Houston has been flying solo since 2003.
Dhs120 (regular), Dhs200 (VIP). 9pm. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Mohamad Hamami, the Sharq Orchestra and Charbel Rouhana
UAE violinist Hamami leads the orchestra through classical and modern Arabic pieces, accompanied by Lebanese oud legend Rouhana.
Dhs200-500. 8pm, Centrepoint Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

Nasimi Beach Winter Wonderland Full Moon Party
A bizarre clash of Thai traditions with a winter theme – complete with dancing snow fairies and animals – showcasing some of the city’s best-known homegrown DJs, Charl Chaka, David Craig, Da:Funct and Smokingroove.
Free (ladies and Face card holders), Dhs50 (men before 8pm), Dhs100 (men after 8pm). 5pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (055 200 432).

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).

Rocking All Over the World
See Thursday 12.
Dhs185. 8pm. Until Saturday. The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com

Russian Old New Year with DJ Roman
Pushkin ‘Russian Electro King’ Pushkin – the man behind the UK’s Moscow Dancefloor Records – has worked with the likes of Fatboy Slim, David Guetta and Olivier Giacomotto. Here he helps Dubai see in the Slavic Orthodox New Year, with warm-up from residents S3R-HAN, Sisco Delbello and DJ Jam.
Dhs100. 6pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Snakebite
Indie and punk tunes provoke dancefloor moshing at this monthly alternative night. Expect to hear The Ramones, The Clash, The Smiths et al.
Free. 9.30pm-3am. Liquid Lounge, Mercure Gold Hotel, Satwa (04 345 9992).

Step On January Party
To celebrate Serbian New Year the Step On team are putting on a special night – playing exactly the same indie hits they do normally. DJs ME and Rude Larry are behind the decks, and their excuse is that they don’t know any Serbian’s.
Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (050 464 9390)

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(s) 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.
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 14

After Brunch Party
London-themed bar The Underground makes it easy for the post-brunch crowd to carry on the party with a live band and beverage bucket deals.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).

Crush
Hear 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).

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, (050 107 6405).

Rocking All Over the World
See Thursday 12.
Dhs185. 8pm. Until Saturday. The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com

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, 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 15

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).

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

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


Monday 16

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 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(04 318 7130).

Havana Nights
Bailame Cuba presents a new weekly Cuban night, with salsa lessons 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. 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 night, with regular guest stars and visitors.
Dhs100, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 911 0600).

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 17

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, which sees the club lovingly dolled-up.
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).

Ladies Choice
Free drinks for ladies from 10pm until midnight, plus soul, house and R&B grooves under the stars.
Free. 7pm-2am. Cabana, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444)

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).

Urban Mashup
Expect plenty of old-school and new urban sounds.
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 18

Chocolate
Hear hip hop and R&B tracks, with free chocolate all night.
Dhs75, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

GlitterBaby
A day and night of R&B and house.
Free. Noon-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Passions of East and West: A Musical Evening with Zeina Barhoum
Acclaimed Arab soprano Zeina Barhoum takes to the stage, accompanied by talented violinist and conductor Mohamad Hamami and his Oriental Ensemble Takht Sharqi.
Dhs150-250. 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).

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 The Palm, 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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