Club nights and gigs in Dubai

Live music, DJs and parties from June 6 to 12

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Wednesday 6

Armani/Privé presents Bellissimo
Deep, tech and vocal house from Roberto Mermand, Darko De Jan and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. 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.
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).

Swan Lake
The Sofia Ballet returns to Dubai to perform Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.
Dhs200-375, 7.30pm. Until June 9. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

The Laughter Factory
Comedians Dave Fulton, Josh Howie, and Junior Simpson help the Factory celebrate 15 years in the UAE.
Dhs140. 9pm. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com

The Ultimate Ladies’ Night
Regulars Greg Stainer, Andy Swift and David Newsum spin. 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. Timings TBC. Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).


Thursday 7

Access All Areas with Timmy Vegas
One half of Soul Central (and also known as The Wikkaman and Movementz), house talent Vegas flies in to spin. He was also once former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant’s backing guitarist.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

AFTC Anglo-Turkish
DJ AFTC – Aydin The Funki Chile – plays progressive house at Embassy’s club as part of the ‘Summer of Music’ series.
Free. 11pm-3am. Embassy, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

Aks
The popular desi night, spinning Bollywood and chart hits, returns to Velvet Underground.
Dhs100; free for ladies and couples before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

Aperitivo
There’s one last outdoor poolside spin at M-Dek’s popular after-work funk and soul hangout before the night moves inside to The Med.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

Deep Crates
Spinning strictly on vinyl, expect connoisseurs’ cuts of funk, soul, reggae and Afrobeat from DJ Lobito and the Deep Crates Cartel.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Kamal Musallam guitar workshop
Virtuoso guitarist Musallam – known for his impressive jazz and Arabic fusion workouts – will be leading a two-hour in-store workshop for guitarists, as well as performing solo.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Virgin Megastore, The Dubai Mall (04 325 3330)

Live jazz at The Ivy
A new weekly jazz night at this high-end British restaurant and bar.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).

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).

McGettigan’s Euro 2012 launch party
Former pro footballers Steve Staunton, Dennis Wise, Alan McLoughlin and Ian Taylor field questions from the audience ahead of the Euro 2012 kick-off tomorrow. The event is hosted by Tom Bushell.
Free. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

Only in Black
Clubbers are asked to wear black for a special one-off edition of Armani’s weekly urban night, with commercial R&B from Darko De Jan, Roberto Mermand, Mass Ramli and Brooklyn.
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).

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).

Swan Lake
For details, see Wednesday 6.
Dhs200-375, 7.30pm. Until June 9. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 6.
Dhs140. 9pm. Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR, www.timeouttickets.com

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).

James Zabiela
Wizard-like talent Zabiela spins.
Dhs100. 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).


Friday 8

Bassic
Across the board bass music at this monthly night from the AudiOasis team.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).

Bombay Bassment
‘Indian’s first live hip-hop band’ make their UAE debut.
Dhs70. 8pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

Chill at the Creek
A poolside chill-out night with a weekly movie screening at 7.30pm and a set from resident DJ Donnabelle, plus cooking stations and free drinks for ladies between 9pm and 10pm.
Dhs60 (redeemable against purchases). 7pm-3am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

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 Dub Pistols’ Barry Ashworth
UK dub specialist Ashworth flies in for a night of big beats.
Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

Movida Live
Expect weekly live guests.
Free (guestlist and 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).

No.1 Fridays
This popular commercial urban night is 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
It’s the closing party of this quality house night, with Conan Liquid and Marky B behind the decks. Happy hour 6pm-9pm.
Free. 4pm-1am. Until June 8. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 687 9959).

Stranded
The party on The World’s Lebanon Island hots up with house tunes from the MustHaveSoul team.
Dhs200 (including transport). 4pm-11pm. Ongoing (weather permitting).The Royal Island Beach Club, The World, stranded@musthavegroup.com (no number).

Swan Lake
For details, see Wednesday 6.
Dhs200-375, 7.30pm. Until June 9. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 6.
Dhs140 9pm. Almas Tower, JLT, www.timeouttickets.com

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).

Wiley at N'Dulge
UK grime star Wiley will perform for the first time in Dubai when he appears alongside UK Garage pioneers DJ Luck and MC Neat.
Dhs100 (free for ladies and FACE Card-holders until midnight), 10.30pm-3am, N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, (056 603 7961).


Saturday 9

411 Saturdays
An 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).

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).

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).

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).

Swan Lake
For details, see Wednesday 6.
Dhs200-375, 7.30pm. Until June 9. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com


Sunday 10

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).


Monday 11

After Six
A ‘gentleman’s night’ with half price hops all night.
Free. 6pm-2am. (Ongoing). Caramel, DIFC (04 425 6677).

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 Khalil Ghadri Acoustic Fusion Band
To celebrate its tenth concert season, The Fridge invited the audience to vote on their favourite performers. This week Syrian composer and kanoun player Ghadri returns to perform his winding Arabic and flamenco-inspired originals. Tonight will also see two Oriental dancers perform to the group’s music.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Get Up Standup!
A new weekly comedy night showcasing local talent at venues across the city.
Free. 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Rock Bottom Café, TECOM (055 600 5654).


Tuesday 12

Pub Quiz with Rob McCaffrey
Sports-related trvia from football pundit McCaffrey, plus drinks deals, games and prizes.
Free. 9pm. Ongoing. West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).

Mash-up Tuesdays
Weekly urban night.
Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (050 297 2097).

Retrospect
Tristan Bain and Stickman play 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
Classy bar Alegra hosts 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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