Nightlife events in Dubai

Nervo, Ultra Naté and Stanton Warriors in Dubai from May 10-15

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Thursday 10

Access All Areas presents Nervo
Aussie dance production duo Nervo – aka Miriam and Olivia, also known as The Nervo Sisters – are best known for working with Armin van Buuren, Ke$ha, Pussycat Dolls and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as well as co-writing David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s number one dance hit ‘When Love Takes Over’. It’s of little surprise they also moonlight as catwalk models.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

Aperitivo/Schooly’s Soulful Session
Aperitivo’s residents spin funk and house grooves for the after-work crowd, with drinks from Dhs25 before 10pm. Then the night changes course as local Radio Two DJ Schooly gets behind the decks to spin more funk, disco and R&B-flavoured grooves.
Both events free. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

Bamboo and Pupil
Two Filipino chart-toppers perform for One Hit Jam, with solo artist Bamboo and band Pupil taking to the stage.
Dhs200. 8pm-11pm. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (050 287 0786).

Club Anthems
Commercial house classics from top local talent DJ Greg Stainer, assisted by Andy Swift & Mr Hush Free (ladies, and couple before midnight).
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Deep Crates
Expect ‘musicians’ music’ at this night – funk, soul, reggae, Latin, hip-hop and even Afrobeat have been put on the table by DJ Lobito and the vinyl-only Deep Crates Collestive team.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

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).

Jason Byrne
The Irish comic brings his Edinburgh Fringe-tastic show, ‘Cirque du Byrne’, to Dubai for two nights.
Dhs100; Dhs190 with food and drinks). Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. Until May 11. Almas Tower, JLT, www.timeouttickets.com

Only at Armani/Privé
Commercial R&B, hip-hop and house from residents including Mass Ramli, Brooklyn, and Darko Patrick Carrera.
Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

People by Crystal

DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes. Check the Facebook page on Tuesdays for last-minute celeb visits.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

PYAO Thursdays
Weekly urban grooves on Trilogy rooftop from residents Ali Mak and Mr Shef Codes.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Republique
There’s a ‘no house music’ policy at Republique on Thursdays, with DJ DC spinning old school remixes and rock tunes early on, before moving on to R&B and chart dance later.
Free. 10pm-3am. Republique, The Address Downtown (056 718 1188).

The IV’s Big Weekend
For the fourth year, Time Out Dubai’s top pub is offering a weekend of cheap hops and live entertainment.
Drinks start at Dhs21, with music from The Maplejacks and Marky Mark, plus a bouncy castle and face painting for kids. Free. 6pm-2am. Until May 11. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

Thursdays at Mahiki
Expect a lively crowd on the dancefloor at this Polynesian-themed nightclub.
Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Thursdays’ Experience
House tunes in Chi Club from DJ Enxo and DJ DLB, plus urban in Chi Red from Flowmaster J.
Free (ladies and couples), Dhs100 (men). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Taboo presents Stanton Warriors
The top Brit breakbeat duo – made up of Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley – fly in to spin in the wake of releasing Stanton Session Vol. 3, their third critically acclaimed mix LP.
Dhs100 (main room), Dhs150 (with rooftop access). 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

The Laughter Factor
Dhs140. 9pm. Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com

Ultra Chillout Sessions
Deep house grooves at this al-fresco night.
Free. 6pm-2am. Traders Hotel, Deira (04 265 7288).

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The award-winning improv show makes a welcome return to Dubai.
Dhs185. 8pm. Until May 12. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com


Friday 11

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions Local Showcase
A trio of local non-resident talent, starring Mike Daniel, Yunome and Thomas Mina.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

Basswork
Fun-loving DJ Rude Larry launches a new drum n’ bass night as part of the overhaul of Catwalk’s music policy.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).

Dome Asian Electronic Dance Festival 3D Live
Eight HD screens and free 3D glasses for all, with tunes from Jalebee Cartel, Anil Chawla, Bolt and VJ Clod Fusion.
Dhs125. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com

Blue Marlin Ibiza
The luxury members’ beach club hosts a jet ski-themed event this weekend, with a performance from Glow in the Dark tonight.
Members, members’ guests and restaurant reservations only. 1pm-1am. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Circoloco featuring Clive Henry & Richy Ahmed
Circoloco’s Dubai season finale brings a return from Henry and a first UAE appearance by new recruit Ahmed, spinning underground house. Support comes from Sam Farsio, Markii and Jixo & Danz. Happy hour 6pm-9pm.
Dhs100; free for ladies and Face card holders before 6pm. 4pm-2am. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (056 789 3897).

Fridays at Movida
Check out ‘Dubai’s most exclusive club’ on a buzzing Friday night.
Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Fuel Nights
A fusion of house and Arabic beats.
Free, guestlist and table reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Ill Communications presents Adam Beyer
Swedish techno talent Beyer headlines, plus a set from Beirut DJ Jade.
Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

Jason Byrne
Dhs100; Dhs190 with food and drinks. Doors 7pm, show 9pm. Until May 11. Almas Tower, JLT, www.timeout.tickets.com

No.1 Fridays
Urban night playing the latest R&B hits.
Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Stranded
The party on The World’s Lebanon Island hots up, with house tunes from the MustHaveSoul team. DJs this week are Da Sendri, Tom Chubb and Safat.
Dhs200 (including transport). 4pm-11pm. The Royal Island Beach Club, The World, stranded@musthavegroup.com.

The Dubai Singers perform Hadyn’s The Creation
The Dubai Singers and Orchestra tackle one of Hadyn’s most well-known vocal pieces, written by the legendary composer at the grand age of 66.
Dhs100 (adults), Dhs50 (students). 8pm. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 455 4134).

The IV’s Big Weekend
For details, see Thursday 10.
Free. 4pm-2am. The Irish Village, Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 9.
Dhs140. 9pm. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com

The Nasimi Beach 3rd Anniversary Full Moon Party
Eight DJs to have rocked Nasimi’s past Full Moon Parties return for this bumper bill, including sets from Charl Chaka, Smokingroove, JC, Mark Pickup, Nthayi, Pro Moe and a ‘surprise guest’. Entertainment includes stilt walkers and bubble machines.
Free for ladies and Face card holders and Dhs50 for men 5pm-8pm; Dhs100 for all after 8pm. 5pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).

Ultra Naté
Best known for club anthem ‘It’s Over Now’, US star Naté has spent more than 20 years in the industry, with a career spanning house, R&B, soul and disco.
Free. 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Underground Procedures
R&B and hip-hop tunes.
Dhs100, free for men until midnight, free for ladies all night.
10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Viva
Deep, tech and progressive house from residents Darko De Jan, Patrik Carrera, Roberto Mermand and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Dhs185. 8pm. Until May 12. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com


Saturday 12

411 Saturdays
Top residents DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes spin regularly at this award-winning urban night.
Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Industry Saturdays
A mix of house, R&B, dubstep and garage.
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
A chilled weekly set. Expect funk, northern soul, ska, reggae, disco and hip-hop alongside classic house.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

R&B Saturdays at Chi
R&B anthems from DJ Badir and DJ DLB, with free drinks for ladies until 1am.
Dhs75 for men, free for ladies. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Vibez
DJs Dany Neville, Brooklyn and Rone Jaxx spin.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Dhs185. 8pm. Until May 12. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

XO Saturdays
Commercial urban tunes at this top night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).


Sunday 13

Amika Intimo
Fresh beats from the DJs.
Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Hospo Night
This new weekly night aims to reward service workers with five drinks for Dhs100 for employees in the hospitality and media trades, as well as Emirates employees and Face card holders. ID required.
Free. 6pm-3am. Horizon Lounge, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

L.O.V.E. Sundays
DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds.
Free (reservations required). Open 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Redemption Sundays
Hip-hop and R&B tunes.
Free for ladies all night and men before midnight, Dhs60 for men after midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Gold Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 425 8623).


Monday 14

R&B Mondays
DJs Shero and Stylez double up for the night.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 974 3376).


Tuesday 15

#UrbanMa$hup
Old and new School urban with DJ Andy Swift & Rone Jaxx.
Free. 10pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Dave C’s Pop Quiz
Back for one night only is the IV’s renowned music quiz. Expect ‘guess the picture’, ‘name that year’ challenges and more.
Free. 7.30pm. The Irish Village, The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

Mash-up Tuesdays

People’s new Tuesday night.
Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Retrospect
Tristan Bain and Stickman play retro-tastic music, touching on disco, funk and old-school house.
5pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

Slam Ladies Night
There are free drinks all night for ladies at Chi’s latest ladies’ night, with urban, R&B and mashup tunes.
Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Unplugged
Showcase of local musicians at the downstairs bar.
Free. 9pm-late. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).

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