Club nights and gigs in Dubai

'Get Wet' foam party, Evanescence and more from June 20 to 26

Thursday 21

Access All Areas with Ronin and Nesta
The Lebanese house tag team – known for their radio show Beirut in the Mix – make a welcome return to Dubai, following two hit Sandance sets.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).

Aks Thursday
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 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).

Carnival of Venice Masquerade Party
Expect arty projections and tunes spun by Mass Ramli and Darko De Jan.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

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).

Fête de la Musique
More than 15 bands perform for free throughout Souk Madinat Jumeirah over one evening to mark France’s musical national holiday. Organised by Alliance Française Dubai, expect to hear music from all genres, including Arabic fusion, Moroccan rif, Gypsy jazz, rock, blues, classical, tango, flamenco – and of course, French tunes.
Free. 7pm-10pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (no number).

Hypnotiq Thursdays
This new night at Dubai’s youngest club is hosted by resident DJ Jean B.
Free (minimum table spend). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Bur Dubai, (050 144 0753).

Legends: A Tribute to Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor
A live tribute to the personalities of Hindi cinematic greats Shri Dev Anand and Shri Shammi Kapoor.
Dhs150-750. 9pm-1am. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre,

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).

Nicola Fasano and Steve Forest
Hear progressive house from the Pitbull collaborators.
Free. 11pm-3am. Club 43, Embassy, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

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 presents Steve Lawler
The ‘king of Space’ flies in to spin.
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 22

Aks Fridays
Resident DJs Manoj and Shadow play desi and Bollywood with a mix of house and R&B.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men, free for couples before midnight, Dhs100 after. 9pm-3am. Da Gama, Century Village, Garhoud (050 571 5745).

Bass and Beats with DJ Domination
US-born, Thailand-based turntablist Domination has spun for the likes of Jay-Z, Akon, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Pitbull and Lil Wayne during a 25-year career.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (050 957 7140).

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).

After a lengthy hiatus, the gothy rockers make their Dubai debut promoting album number three.
Dhs295-595. 6pm-midnight. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre,

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).

‘Get Wet’ Foam Party
Nasimi may have already thrown a closing party – but that hasn’t stopped it organising one last bash. Expect a pool party before 7pm, when local DJs including Audio Tonic’s Mr Mr, Sunstroke’s Jack Woodcock, Infusion’s Charl Chaka and Nasimi Beach residents Smokingroove and David Craig spin. Oh, and the foam-off happens at 9.30pm.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 4pm, Dhs100 after. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).

Ill Communications presents Alex Kidd
No, not the ’80s videogame character – the UK-based trance and techno DJ, who likes posing for pictures with fish, as well as spinning some choice cuts of techno and more.
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).

Republique first anniversary party
For the second week of Republique’s first birthday celebrations, local commercial names DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes are promising to play ‘the music they never play anywhere else’.
Free. 9pm-3am. Republique, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).

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).

Step On
Indie madness from Rude Larry and the Step On team at this monthly party.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 after with one drink. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 913 6000).

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, and team.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé (04 888 3308).

Saturday 23

411 Saturdays
An urban night featuring DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (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 24

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).

Secret Sunday with Kevin O’Leary
Hear award-winning celeb fave O’Leary, who’s spun for the Beckhams, Madonna and at Gwen Stefani’s wedding.
Free (guestlist and reservations only). 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Monday 25

After Six
A ‘gentleman’s night’ with half-price hops all night, and plenty of testosterone spare.
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).

Tuesday 26

Jon Oliva’s Pain
Former Savatage frontman Oliva celebrates the anniversary of the band’s 1987 opus The Hall of the Mountain King.
Dhs225 (advance). 7.30pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road,

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).

Chi’s once-notorious ladies night rebrands itself (again), this time taking the acronym for ‘pretty hot and tempting’, apparently. The deals are the same – free entry and free drinks for ladies all night, plus a limo service for groups of ten or more ladies. The music hasn’t changed much either: commercial R&B, hip-hop, dancehall and house from DJs Shero, Madhands and Subandrio.
Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

So Rich, So Pretty
The French brand mixes music, art and style in theatrical club Cirque du Soir.
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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