Nightlife events in Dubai

Catch Cagedbaby at Trilogy or see Fatinzina at The Music Room

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Thursday 19

Airplane
A weekly session of unashamed ’80s cheese. Expect to hear all your guilty pleasures with the necessary drinks on tap, plus an all-you-can-drink deal between 6pm and 9pm for Dhs99.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. 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).

Cabaret Thursdays at Rare
DJ Jean B is on the decks and Hush Bongos is on the drums at this stylish bar.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare, Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 505 7580).

Fatiniza
Colombian-born, UAE-based singer Fatiniza has performed for the likes of Tiger Woods, AC Milan and the UAE royal family. Here she brings her Latin-flavoured pop to a new weekly slot showcasing the best local acts. Dhs50. 9pm-11pm. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

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).

MustHaveSoul Residents Party
The popular soulful house night calms things down with safe sets from Dan Chadwick, Tristan Bain and Conan Liquid, plus drinks deals from 7pm until 9pm.
Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

No.1 Desi
Locals DJ Shadow and DJ Hani spin commercial tunes at this glamour-fest.
Dhs100. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 115 2544).

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).

Pink Paw Party

Progressive house tracks spun by DJ AnOn, and a free drink for ladies in pink.
Free. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Taboo presents Thomas Gandey, aka Cagedbaby
Last time we saw Brit DJ Gandey he was sporting a blonde mop that woild have done Kurt Cobain proud, but is actually quite a happy chappy. Best known for the bouncey techno breakthrough hit ‘Mercy Hump’, he also has a sideline remixing indie acts such as The Editors, The Temper Trap and, er, Grace Jones.
9pm-3am. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

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).

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


Friday 20

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 drinks deals.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. The Underground, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai (04 408 4221).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with The Residents
Mr Mr, Vas Floyd and Julian Jinx spin top house cuts.
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. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, 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).

Ill Communications present Chloé
Edgy French DJ Chloé – known for a warm yet minimal tech approach – headlines at Taboo.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Les Fils du Teuhpu
This rabble-rousing French brass band create a street party vibe, with a heady mix of ska and gypsy rhythms, mixed with chants and raps.
Free. 7.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 7793).

No.1 Fridays
Hear commercial R&B and hip-hop floor fillers.
Dhs100. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation,Sheikh Zayed Road (050 115 2544).

Rhythm of Your Heart
See four top Arabic stars, with Arash, Afshin, Sepideh and Mehrshad performing their own hits.
Dhs200 (advance), Dhs300 (on the door), Dhs500 (VIP). Doors open 6pm, show starts 9pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.timeouttickets.com

The Chill
Hear a selection of classic hits, old-school and nu-school hip hop, R&B and reggae at this 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 21

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. Ongoing. 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 Saturdays
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).

Saturday Night Live Jam Sessions
Laid-back jam sessions for bands and solo artists to groove on rock, pop reggae and blues tunes. Drum kit and equipment is provided – as is the house band if you don’t have your own.
Free. 9.30pm-late. Excelsior Creek Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 357 2999).

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).

Vibez
DJs Dany Neville, Brooklyn and Rone Jaxx spin at this free night of R&B and hip-hop.
Free. 9pm-3am. Trilogy. Souk Madinat Jumeriah (04 366 6917).


Sunday 22

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).

Box of Funk
Funky house, old-school breaks, mid-’90s cheese – and the chance to grab a grand in the Box of Funk.
Dhs50. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

L.O.V.E. Sundays
DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds until 3am.
Free (reservations 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: ladies can enjoy three glasses of bubbly for free.
Free. 6pm-3am, XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

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


Monday 23

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 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 weekly Cuban night, with salsa lessons and Latino beats from DJ Evo.
Free. 7pm-1am. Ongoing. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Jazz Night
Live band and drinks deals at this hotel bar’s new jazz-themed evening.
Free. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Jebel Ali Club Quiz Night
A 10-round showdown of wits with Andrew Hosie.
Dhs5 per person. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali (055 851 3152).

Karaoke competition
There are short drinks for the singers, plus a prize for the winner.
Free. 8pm. Ongoing. The Underground, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).

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 weekly Monday night, with regular guests.
Dhs100, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeriah (050 911 0600).

R&B Mondays
DJs Shero and Stylez double up at this new night, which boasts two-for-one drinks all night. Expect R&B, hip-hop, garage and house.
Dhs100 for men, ladies free all night. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 974 3376).

Trivia night with Rob Kaye
Win prizes at this quiz. Ladies get drinks for Dhs10 all night, plus discounts for teachers and nurses.
Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa (04 398 2222).


Tuesday 24

Blaze
Commercial R&B tunes are spun by DJ Blaze at this small nightspot, with six free drinks for every lady.
Free. 9.30pm ’til late. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (050 451 7002).

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).

Honeytrap
DJ Richie D and DLB spin commercial urban and hip-hop grooves, while ladies drink for free.
Dhs75; free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

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).

Jam Nights at Maxx Music
Up to 25 players get involved in this weekly rock-out.
Free. 9pm-late. Ongoing. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Barsha (04 409 8000).

Ladies’ Choice
Free drinks for ladies from 10pm until midnight, plus soul, house and R&B grooves under the stars.
Free. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. 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
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 25

Dub Antics
A gritty weekly night with SirMarc, Archidex and Pariah playing drum ’n’ bass, dubstep and electro at this Barsha hangout. There are also two-for-one drinks before midnight, and half-price deals for cabin crew.
Free. 9.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Barsha (04 341 7474).

Mad Wednesdays
DJ Emtee and Flowmaster J host this weekly night of R&B, hip-hop and house tunes, with free drinks for ladies 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 Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

PMC Royale
All three rooms of the 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).

Quiz night at The Underground
Teams of up to four people engage in a battle of wits. Free. 7pm (registration).
Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).

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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