Nightlife events in Dubai

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Thursday 26

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).

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).

Beat Antenna

Dubai-based Brit rock band Beat Antenna have a reasonable claim to being the UAE’s biggest indie act right now, having supported The Charlatans, The Subways, Keane, The Happy Mondays and Liam Gallagher’s very own Beady Eye – and have a stadium slot alongside Kasabian next month. Catch them in more intimate circumstances at this new weekly showcase of local talent.
Dhs50. 9pm-11pm. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Cabaret Night
Live cabaret dancers, vocalists and entertainment at this buzzing, gothic bar.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare, Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 505 7580).

Dubai Allstars
Three pairs of local DJs go head to head with song-for-song battles. Greg Stainer trades tunes with Pete Doyle, Matthew Charles with Mark Pickup and Tim Kay with Jefty.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).

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).

Infusion
Experience House talent from Safe (Smokingroove), Paz & Charl Chaka.
Free. 5pm-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 a selection of 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).

Soul for Real: A tribute to Heavy D

Nearly two decades after gathering under the guidance of producer Heavy D to create runaway smash hit ‘Candy Rain’, all-brother New York rap quartet Soul for Real pay tribute to their mentor, who passed away last November.
Dhs120-200. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com

Taboo presents Krafty Kuts
Brit DJ Martin Reeves, aka Krafty Kuts, is a top talent behind the decks, with a deep love of funky bass.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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 27

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 Mario Basanov
Lithuanian DJ Basanov, a rising star of the house scene, headlines at this popular night.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

Australia Day; Hunters and Collectors

XL Beach Club marks Australia’s national celebration with a performance from Aussie singer Mark Seymour, plus DJ Dion Mavath and Aussie ladybird Simone Cooper on vocals.
Free. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

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).

Gharana
A classical Indian recital with vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, who will celebrating his 60th birthday, and Smt Kaushiki Chakraborty Desikan.
Dhs100-250. 6.30pm. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

Ill Communications present Josh Wink
Rock-star DJ Wink emerged from the early ’90s rave seen in the US, creating his own brand of tribal techno, before forming Ovum Records. Now he wears his own series of branded T-shirts and a perpetually anguished expression. Support from Dany Neville and Carl on the rooftop.
Dhs130 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Loaded Award-winning indie night
Loaded debuts a new DJ tonight: resident Andy Buchan will be joined by Sean Rutherford, aka We Bleep, a veteran of the London scene, to spin guitar anthems, while cartoons and cult films screen on the walls. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (0 55 882 5675).

Mika Singh and Kapil Sharma
Lively pop singer Singh and comedian Sharma join forces for a double bill of thrills.
Dhs150-1,000. 9pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road www.timeouttickets.com

No.1 Fridays

Hear commercial R&B and hip-hop floor fillers.
Dhs100. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation,Sheikh Zayed Road (050 115 2544).

Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga
Following the release of their debut album, Love Duets, Milby and Gonzaga bring their romantic tones to Dubai.
Dhs75, Dhs250 (VIP). 6pm. Dubai Festival City Concert Arena (055 110 4822).

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).

The Great Barasti Beach Aussie Weekender
The middle of three days of Aussie patriotism at Barasti features a beach barbecue and performances from Marty Metcalf, DJ Venus, Rohan Nunez, Tom Ferguson and Dave Soto.
Free. 11am-3am. Barasti, Le Méridian Mina Seyahi (04 318 1313).

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 28

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)

Parikrama and Jal the Band
Unplugged Indian rock band Parikrama attempt to recapture their early flair with an acoustic set.
Dhs75-225. 8pm-2am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (055 584 5666).

R&B Saturday at Chi
R&B anthems spun all night by DJ Badir and DJ DLB, with free entry all night for ladies, and free drinks until 1am – with groups of five ladies or more receiving a table and bottle.
Dhs75 for men, free for ladies. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

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).

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


Sunday 29

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 30

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 Club, 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 31

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).

Jam Nights at Maxx Music
Up to 25 players get involved in this weekly jam.
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).

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