Club nights and gigs in Dubai

Music and nightlife events from May 16 to 22

Thursday 17

Access All Areas with Pete Doyle
Brit DJ Doyle has spun at Ibiza’s Pacha, Space, El Divino, Amnesia, Privilege and Eden, as well as regular slots at Dubai’s Chi and Zinc. Support comes from resident Romain Pelletti, plus urban from Soulninja on the roof and retro from Rossi in the lounge.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

Adriano K album launch party
Producer and DJ Adriano K launches his debut LP A L.A.S., a brave double album mixing traditional South American tango and modern house. Expect to hear top tunes from Adriano and other members of the vinyl-lovin’ Deep Crates Collective, while there will also be art on display inspired by the album.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

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).

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

Glitch Two-Year Anniversary Party
Promising heavy beats and dirty basslines, minimal and tech night Glitch returns to celebrate a second birthday, with tunes from resident Kris Lee. Expect an underground vibe – the team advise clubbers to ‘leave your heels and designer handbags at home’.
Free. 9pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip, Hotel Al Barsha (050 695 3797)

Guns N’ Roses tribute with Nice Boys
‘Official’ Italian tribute act Nice Boys fly in for this mosh-tastic gig, just weeks after Slash and co. were inducted into the Rock’n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Expect two hours of vintage rawk.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (050 113 9873).

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, (04 318 7130).

Mansion Nightclub opening weekend
Be the first in town to check out Dubai’s newest nightspot, which is aiming to attract the Cavalli crowd. The launch will be celebrated with a Pacha party on this opening night.
Free (guestlist and reservations only). 9pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai, (050 144 0753).

MustHaveSoul season finale party
The MustHaveSoul team play out an impressive season at 360° with one last Thursday-night bash ahead of the venue’s closing party on Friday May 25, with residents Tristan Bain, Simon Reid and Dan Chadwick behind the decks. Happy hour before 9pm.
Free (guestlist recommended) 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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 the Trilogy rooftop from residents Ali Mak and Mr Shef Codes.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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 Dubai (056 718 1188).

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 Mathew Charles
Local legend Charles rounds off a fantastic season – which last saw him playing out the Sandance season finale – with a headline slot at one of Dubai’s top clubs.
Dhs100 (main room), Dhs150 (with rooftop access). 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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

Friday 18

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with The Residents
A bill of Audio Tonic’s very top dogs plays this penultimate Friday before the venue closes for summer. Expect some seriously technical deckwork from Mr Mr, Raxon and Julian Jinx.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

Expect to hear across-the-board minimal music, with a heavy drum’n’bass and dubstep theme at the second of these monthly nights from the AudiOasis team.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).

Blue Marlin Hey Sailor! party
The luxury members’ beach club hosts a fashion-themed weekend, with DJ Behrouz on the decks on Friday.
Members, members’ guests and restaurant reservations only. 1pm-1am. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Beenie Man

The dubiously self-proclaimed ‘King of Dancehall’ plays Chi Garden.
Dhs150-950. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha,

Cosmic Boogie and Megadon Betamax
UK-based DJ Cosmic joins the Dust team for a night of nu-disco grooves.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).

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 Anthony Collins
French minimal house and techno talent Collins flies in to spin at this award-winning night. Expect an eclectic crew upstairs, and more commercial fare on the main floor.
Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

International Metalheads Day at Metal Asylum
Local metallers Edge of Reason, Alivia, Sigma and Billy Bob join forces for this international celebration of all things heavy.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. Champs Bar, Chelsea Plaza Hotel (formally Rydges Plaza), Satwa (04 398 2222).

Mansion Nightclub opening weekend
Argentinian progressive house DJ Hernán Cattáneo spins at Mansion’s second night.
Free (guestlist and reservations only). 9pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Kuwait Street, Port Rashid, (050 144 0753).

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).

Shontelle at Cavalli Club
Known for working alongside Akon and Beyoncé, Barbadian R&B singer Shontelle flies in to sing hits ‘T-Shirt’ and ‘Impossible’ at this high-end club.
Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

The party on The World’s Lebanon Island hots up, with house tunes from the MustHaveSoul team. Resident DJs include Da Sendri, Tom Chubb and Safat.
Dhs200 (including transport). 4pm-11pm. The Royal Island Beach Club, The World,

Summer Daze
A showcase of 25 Dubai DJs, plus live sax, acrobats, beach volleyball, watersports and more at this all-day beach party.
Free. 1pm-1am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).

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).

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

Saturday 19

411 Saturdays with DJ Masterstepz
Brit garage talent DJ Masterstepz is back with the 411 team tonight, joining regulars DJ Stylez and Mr Shef Codes.
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 season finale
The final night of this chilled, retro-focused night. Expect an extra-special closing set of funk, soul, disco and house from residents Mark Evans, Jonny Thornhill and Tristan Bain.
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).

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

XO Saturdays with Coppershaun Sean Paul’s official tour
DJ CooperShaun will be spinning dancehall and more to add some spice to this urban night, with warm-up from Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and more.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Sunday 20

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).

Monday 21

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).

The Fridge Concert Series with Dahab
To celebrate the 10th instalment of its ongoing seasonal showcases of local musicians, The Fridge has invited the audience to vote on their favourite performers of the past nine seasons. This week the public chose world-influenced rockers Dahab, who will be appearing in an expanded format with flautist Malena and violinist Pasha.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Tuesday 22

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

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).

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

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

Music favourite set for November launch in DXB

Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts


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