Gigs and club nights in Dubai

Fatman Scoop, 360° closing party and more from May 23 to 29

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Access All Areas
N’Dulge’s fresh Thursday night format – house in the main room, R&B on the roof and retro in the lounge – storms on with help from residents like Romain Pelletti.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

An Evening with John Cleese
Dhs350-450. 7.30pm. Until May 26. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Deep Crates
Spinning strictly on vinyl, expect funk, soul, reggae and Afrobeat from DJ Lobito and the Deep Crates Collective team.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. 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. Then the night changes as local Radio Two DJ Schooly gets behind the decks with funk, disco and R&B-flavoured grooves.
Both events free. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (050 876 4335).

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

Infusion End-of-Season Bash
Top talents Charl Chaka and Smookingroove spin deep house tunes to see out 360°’s penultimate night. Happy hour 6pm-9pm.
Free. 5pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

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).

Mansion Nightclub with Michael Sanchez
European DJ Sanchez spins at Mansion’s second weekend. Expect thing to be busy and bustling at this brand new club.
Free (minimum table spend). 9pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai, info@mansionnightclubdubai.com (050 144 0753).

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).

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

Step On
DJ Rude Larry’s celebrated, chaotic indie night returns.
Free (before 1am), Dhs50 (after). Monthly. Catwalk, The Golden Tulip, Al Barsha, (050 212 8749).

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 Miguel Campbell
Brit house DJ Campbell, founder of Outreach Records, headlines.
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 25

An Evening with John Cleese
Dhs350-450. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Until May 26. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Audio Tonic Season Closing Party
Ten top DJs come together to say goodbye to one of Dubai’s iconic dancefloors for summer.
Free (guestlist recommended). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

Bassic
Across-the-board bass music, from drum ’n’ bass to dubstep and more, 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 Ibiza CD launch
The luxury members’ beach club hosts a CD launch party this weekend.
Members, members’ guests and restaurant reservations only. 1pm-1am. Until Saturday 26. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Dance2Lax
R&B star Shontelle, the Sharmila Dance Company and local DJs all combine for this showcase, which follows a day of dancing workshops hosted by renowned choreographers, including Madonna’s former lead dancer Blake McGrath.
Dhs139. 8pm. The Venue, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Burj Khalifa, www.timeouttickets.com

Fatman Scoop
US rapper Scoop – who was named after playing an over-generous cinema worker serving ice cream in the video for The Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’ – flies in to perform tunes including hit ‘Be Faithful.’ Expect raw, rough-and-ready rapping.
Dhs250. 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Federico Scavo
Hear commercial house, with dabbles in funky and tech house, from old-timer Italian DJ Scavo. He helps to usher in a new season of international DJs visiting Embassy’s top-floor Club 43.
Free. 11pm-3am. Embassy, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

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
Expect eclectic house grooves at this award-winning night.
Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

Intensity 2010
Punjabi pop star Mika Singh appears on stage with Pakistani rock band Strings and classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali.
Dhs100-1,500. 7.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

Mansion Nightclub with Syx
Ibiza Collective featuring John Jacobsen New club Mansion hosts a crew of Pacha Ibiza veterans as part of its second weekend in business.
Free (minimum table spend). 9pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Kuwait Street, Port Rashid, info@mansionnightclubdubai.com (050 144 0753).

Myst Fridays
House DJs Jean B, Snezana, Joseph and saxophonist Adam Long provide the entertainment throughout the day and night at this top beach bar.
Free. 2pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 315 3886).

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).

Off the Record
From the MustHaveSoul team, expect quality house beats at this new weekly night.
Happy hour 6pm-9pm. Free. 4pm-1am. Fridays until June 8. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 687 9959).

Raisani Love Boat Party
Local record label Raisani’s second boat party of the year – and last before summer – sails from Bur Dubai creek to The World Islands, with tunes along the way from founder Haneef Raisani and Radio 1’s Humaid. No male-only groups.
Dhs250 (with lunch and soft drinks). 12.30pm-6pm. Leaving from Al Seef Road, Dubai Creek (opposite the British Embassy), Bur Dubai (056 650 6683).

Stranded
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, stranded@musthavegroup.com.

Sunstroke Catamaran Party
After launching the brand on land, the Sunstroke team cast back out to sea. Expect four hours of funky house, and a strict ‘40 girls, 40 guys’ door policy.
Dhs350 (including beverages and snacks). 3pm-7pm. Reservations only. For location and reservations email jack@sunstroke.ae (050 600 9928).

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).

Wiz Khalifa and Tinie Tempah
US rapper Khalifa is joined on the bill by Brit talent Tempah.
Dhs295-700. 7pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.timeouttickets.com


Saturday 26

411 Saturdays
Award-winning urban night featuring DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes.
Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

An Evening with John Cleese
Dhs350-450. 7.30pm. Until May 26. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Blue Marlin Ibiza CD launch
Members, members’ guests and restaurant reservations only. 1pm-1am. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

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).


Sunday 27

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 28

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 The Afif Brothers
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 picked Lebanese jazz brothers Rony (drums) and Elie (bass), who will be bringing along some surprise guests.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).


Tuesday 29

Mash-up Tuesdays
Head down for 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 (04 342 5571).

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