Gigs and club nights in Dubai

Madonna in Abu Dhabi and more from May 30 to June 5

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Wednesday 30

Armani/Privé presents Bellissimo
Deep, tech and vocal house from Roberto Mermand, Darko De Jan and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Diamond Wednesdays
Urban hits and club classics spun by DJs Brooklyn and Shero at this brand new, dress-to-impress weekly night, which offers free sparkly diamond bubbly for ladies before 1am.
Free (mixed groups or reservations only). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (050 652 0626).

Disco Inferno
Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai hosts a ’70s-themed party, with disco covers from house band Sold-Out and party tunes from DJ Smokin’ Dean. Staff members don retro costumes.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

Mad Wednesdays
DJ Emtee and Flowmaster J host this weekly R&B night with free drinks for ladies all night.
Dhs75, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Movida Industry Night
Expect a fresh guest DJ every Friday.
Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

The Ultimate Ladies’ Night with Paul Mendez
Scottish house talent Mendez flies in to spin alongside regulars Greg Stainer, Andy Swift and David Newsum at this top night. Ladies get free bubbly before 1am, and groups of five ladies or more get a free bottle and VIP table.
Dhs75, free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).


Thursday 31

Access All Areas with Suzee X and Lady Parker
Two international female house DJs are behind the decks in the main room, plus Soulninja in the lounge spinning lounge and pop. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight.
9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

Deep Crates
Spinning strictly on vinyl, expect connoisseurs’ cuts of 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
Aperitivo’s residents spin funk and house grooves for the after-work crowd, plus drinks from Dhs25.
Free. 9pm-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).

GlobalFunk presents DJ S.P.Y. and MC LowQui
The GlobalFunk brand hosts a second night of drum’n’bass madness at The Music Room, with Hospital Records’ DJ S.P.Y. and MC LowQui headlining, plus warm-up from locals Mach4, Charl Chaka, Mr Gremlin and MC Prit.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).

Mansion Nightclub Thursdays
Expect international Ibiza-style talent at this new club.
Free (minimum table spend). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, 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. Ongoing. 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).

Pink Paw Party with DJ LouLou
Enjoy a girly night at Tamanya, where every lady dressed in pink gets a free drink.
Free. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Plus Minus Sessions with Lee Van Dowski
French-born, Swiss-based DJ Van Dowski – known for spirited and funky sets – arrives to spin at M-Dek’s last night under the stars.
Dhs100; free for ladies before 10.30pm. 9pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 789 3897).

PYAO Thursdays
Weekly urban grooves in Trilogy’s studio room from Ali Mak and Mr Shef Codes, operating alongside Taboo.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Regular Movida Resident
DJ Mitchell spins.
Free. Guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

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. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).

Thursdays at Mahiki
Expect a lively crowd and cheesy tunes at this Polynesian-themed club.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. 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 Dyed Soundorom
French DJ Soundorom’s warm, commercial sound has been heard on dancefloors from London’s Farbic to Womb in Tokyo, and Berlin’s Panoramabar to Ibiza’s beaches.
Dhs100 (main room). 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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

Warped featuring Daso
Techno-tinged Daso helps celebrate seven years of Warped’s electro glitches in Dubai, plus sets from residents Adam and Dan Price.
Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip, Al Barsha (04 341 7750).


Friday 1

AudiOasis
Expect eclectic drum ’n’ bass and dubstep at this monthly night.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).

Blue Marlin Closing Party
The glitzy beach club sees out the season in style with a Prima Donna party.
Members, members’ guests and restaurant reservations only. 1pm-late. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

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 Visionquest
The Detroit techno chaps man the decks.
Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

Italian Opera Recital
A greatest hits-style compendium of famous arias arranged for voice and piano to mark Italian National Day.
Dhs150-250. 8.30pm First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Movida Live
Expect weekly guests behind the decks.
Free (guestlist/reservations only). Ongoing. 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

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. Ongoing. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Dubai, JBR (04 315 3886).

Nasimi Beach Summer Closing Party
Top DJs Dino Moran, Charl Chaka, Smokingroove and David Craig are joined by live drummers, acrobats and dancers to say goodbye to Nasimi for summer.
Dhs100; free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 4pm. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).

No.1 Fridays
This popular commercial urban night launches in a new home, with David Craig, Masterstepz and Schooly behind the decks.
Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

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

Peppermint Experience Eighth Anniversary with Paul van Dyk
The acclaimed German DJ returns to Dubai.
Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

Ron Kenoly and Steve Kuban
Two American Christian singers perform.
Dhs60-250. 8pm. Indian High School, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com


Stranded

The party on The World’s Lebanon Island hots up with house tunes from the MustHaveSoul team.
Dhs200 (including transport). 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Royal Island Beach Club, The World, stranded@musthavegroup.com.

Step On Post-Brunch Party
Expect indie shenanigans from Rude Larry and the Step On team at this monthly night.
Free. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip, Al Barsha (04 341 7750).

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. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).


Saturday 2

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

Diamond Jubilee celebration at Barasti
The beach bar gets all ceremonious to mark British Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Expect to glimpse the Buckingham Palace lunch, the Thames River Pageant and more on the big screens.
Free. 11am-2.30pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).

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).

So Rich, So Pretty
Theatrical French brand So Rich, So Pretty – which brings together music, art and style – launches at theatrical club Cirque du Soir. Every Saturday one girl will win a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.
Free (guestlist recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai (04 332 4900).

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 3

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
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. Ongoing. Horizon Lounge, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Madonna live in Abu Dhabi
One of the biggest stars to ever grace these shores, the original Queen of Pop will unleash an unrivalled spectacle across two nights, with tickets still available for the Monday June 4 gig as we went to press.
Today sold out. 7pm-late. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae (no number).


Monday 4

Madonna live in Abu Dhabi
For details, see Sunday 3.
Dhs495-2,295 (available at Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall). 7pm-late. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae (no number).

R&B Mondays
DJs Shero and Stylez double up for this night of floor-shaking grooves.
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 Sach Holden
To celebrate its 10th concert season, The Fridge invited the audience to vote on the top performers of the past nine seasons. This week singer-songwriter Holden returns to debut a collaboration with double bass, violin, video and image projections. Expect an intimate atmosphere and heartfelt performance.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).


Tuesday 5

Get Up Standup!
A new weekly comedy night showcasing local talent at venues across the city.
Free. 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Bidi Bondi, The Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

Mash-up Tuesdays
Weeky urban night.
Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (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, plus R&B and mashup tunes.
Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Tuesday Affair Launch Night
Classy bar Alegra hosts a launch party for a new ladies’ night, which offers free grape between 8pm and 11pm as well as games, entertainment and nu-disco tunes.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Alegra, Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).

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