Club nights and gigs in Dubai

Jason Derulo, laughter and boat parties from June 13 to 19

Thursday 14

Access All Areas Pukka Up Records night with Mark Robinson
Former Ministry of Sound and Peppermint Jam man Robinson showcases his new label.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

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).

Expect soul, funk and house tunes at this trendy post-work hangout, which has now moved inside from M-Dek to The Med.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. The Med, Media One, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).

Club 43
Embassy’s top floor club continues the ‘Summer of Music’ series.
Free. 11pm-3am. Embassy, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

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).

Live jazz at The Ivy
A piano trio drawn from the Abu Dhabi Big Band play at this new weekly night hosted by the high-end 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, (050 144 0753).

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).

Jason Derülo live at People by Crystal

The American R&B star flies in for a club set. Expect to hear hits ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ and ‘Breathing’.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

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).

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 residents’ night
Local talents Mark Pickup and Ejaz spin for this top weekly house night.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 13.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM,

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

Friday 15

Antarctic Monkeys
This playfully named tribute act have been playing all the Arctic’s hits and misses to audiences of up to 50,000 across Europe since 2006.
Dhs100. 8pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, 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 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 Hassan (Boogie Box)
The UAE-based Boogie Box founder – and Hakkasan and M-Dek resident – headlines the main room, plus urban grooves in the Studio room.
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 Connoisseur
The Hot2Deff team take on No 1 Events with a new urban night. Expect a lively crowd at this Bur Dubai club.
Free for ladies all night, free for couples before midnight, Dhs100 for men and couples after midnight. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 264 8394).

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).

Rony Afif Quartet
Lebanese drum talent Afif plays some of the finest live jazz in the city, leading his tight quartet through upbeat instrumental workouts of jazz and bop standards.
Free. 9pm-late. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 0000).

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, (no number).

Minimal bass music from the AudiOasis team.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Monthly. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 13.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM,

Thrash Metal Bash
Local headbangers including Primo and Edge of Reason play at this showcase.
Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Greenbelt Lounge, Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 353 4300).

UK Flava Boat Party
The boat sets sail with 40 girls, 40 guys and an R&B/UK garage/UK funky music policy. The price includes beverages and entry to N’Dulge afterwards. Reservations only.
Dhs350. 8pm-midnight. Leaving from Dubai Creek Yacht & Golf Club, Deira (050 600 9929).

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. Ongoing. Armani/Privé (04 888 3308).

Saturday 16

411 Saturdays
An 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).

Sunday 17

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 18

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 Dubai Vocal Ensemble and Shero
To celebrate its tenth concert season, The Fridge invited the audience to vote on their favourite previous performers. For the final week of the season the popular Filipino choir return to sing traditional folk songs, plus a performance alongside local singer-songwriter Shero, who’s known for regular gigs at Jambase and The Stables.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Tuesday 19

Pub Quiz with Rob McCaffrey
Sports-related trivia 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, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Slam Ladies Night
There are free drinks all night for ladies, plus R&B and mashup tunes from the in-house DJs.
Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

So Rich, So Pretty
The theatrical French brand brings a mix of music, art and style to theatrical club Cirque du Soir. Previously on Saturdays, the night now takes place on Tuesdays.
Free (guestlist recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai (04 332 4900).

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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