52 Dubai club nights and gigs

John Digweed, Kid Massive and The Laughter Factor

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Wednesday 4

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 are spun by DJs Brooklyn and Shero at this new weekly night, which offers free bubbly for ladies before 1am.
Free (mixed groups or reservations only). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (050 652 0626).

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Glitz at Alegra
Electro house tunes from DJ Tobias Sabido at this fashionable night.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Alegra, Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 2464 555).

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

Movida Industry Night
Expect house and chart fare at this weekly night.
Free (guestlist and reservations only). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

The Laughter Factory

This month’s comedy-fest boasts a delightfully diverse line-up. Sean Collins made his name at home in Canada before splitting for the UK, where he’s performed three hit shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Former music journo JoJo Smith presented TV hit Funny Business and has toured alongside Red Dwarf star Craig Charles –before turning to comedy she worked as a bingo caller at Butlins and a tour PA for Dexy’s Midnight Runners. Meanwhile, Rainer Hersch balances comedy with a second career as a classical pianist and conductor. After completing a four-week West End run of his own show Rainer Hersch’s Victor Borge, this winter he will start a 30-date orchestra tour conducting Strauss. Wonderfully bizarre.
Dhs140. 9pm. Until July 6. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com

The Road to Edinburgh
Ahead of their first trip – or indeed any UAE comedian’s trip – to the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, local group Dubomedy are testing their material on what they hope will be a safe Dubai crowd. On the bill are Ray Addison, Jamie Johnson, host Mina Liccione and headliner Ali Al Sayed – or, as the team bill it, ‘two Brits, an Arab and a Yank’.
Dhs100-125. 7.30pm. 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.
Dhs75, free for ladies and Face Card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing.Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).


Thursday 5

Access All Areas with Kid Massive
Danish DJ Massive – who has clocked up support from the likes of Roger Sanchez and TV Rock – guests at N’Dulge’s Thursday club night.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).

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

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Aperitivo
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).

Drop Dread
A one-off reggae and dub fest from the Deep Crates Cartel. Expect eclectic cuts and turntable skills from break DJ Lobito, Frezidente and Acki, alongside some of the cheapest drinks deals in town.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Embassy’s Club 43
House and commercial tunes.
Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Club 43, Embassy, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

Jovit Baldivino

Winner of the first season of Pilipinas Got Talent, 18-year-old singer Baldivino makes his UAE debut. Expect to hear hits ‘Faithfully’, ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ and ‘Paano’.
Dhs60-120. 7pm. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com

Live jazz at The Ivy
Hear a piano trio drawn from the Abu Dhabi Big Band. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar without dining.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).

Only at Armani/Privé

Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and Darko De Jan spin at this urban night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

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 at the high-end club.
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 post-work crowd and cheesy tunes at this high-end, 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 John Digweed
Legendary British progressive house pioneer Digweed guests at Taboo’s penultimate night of the season. Expect driving beats and an enthusiastic, clued-up crowd.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 4.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com


Friday 6

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).

AudiOasis vs GlobalFunk Season Closing Party
Dubai’s freshest bass night, AudiOasis, goes head to head with old hand GlobalFunk. Expect drum’n’bass and dubstep from local stalwarts Mach4, Mr Gremlin, Somalle, MC Ollywood and MC Prit.
Free before 1am, Dhs50 (including one drink) after. 9pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (056 734 1961).

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Bass and Beats
Weekly urban night spinning chart hits alongside more obscure cuts.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. 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 free drinks for ladies between 9pm and 10pm.
Dhs60 (redeemable against purchases). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. 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).

Get Wet Foam Session at Nasimi
The day kicks off with pool access and chill-out grooves from 1pm, before DJs Schooly, Smokingroove, Dan Chadwick, Raxon, Afroboogie, Patrick Carerra, Phil Rekkord, Nthayi and Simon Reid all spin from 7.30pm until late – with ‘foam madness’ scheduled for 9pm. Penultimate night of the season.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 3pm, Dhs100 after. 1pm-1am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Ill Communications

Sex on Wax’s Salah Sadeq and Gabriel Green spin tonight at this award-winning night.
Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).

Motherjane
Named ‘band of the decade’ by India’s Rock Street Journal, and Asia’s Most Popular Band at the 2010 AVIMA awards, classic-influenced rock quintet Motherjane perform with support from local rockers Vin Sinners and Core 304.
Dhs80. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6355).

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

No.1 Connoisseur
The Hot2Deff team take on No.1 Events with this urban night.
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’ Chris Brown Album Launch Party

Brown’s official tour DJ, Babey Drew, returns to Dubai to help launch his boss’s fifth LP, Fortune.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. 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 quartet through upbeat workouts of jazz standards.
Free. 9pm-late. Ongoing. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 0000).

Sunstroke Catamaran Party
The Sunstroke team cast off one last time, with guest DJ Charl Chaka joining residents John Spoor, Jack Woodcock and Martin Hibbit for this closing party.
Dhs350 (including drinks and snacks), reservations only. 6pm-10pm. Leaving from Dubai Marina Yacht Club West Dock, Dubai Marina (050 600 99 28).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 4.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, 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, and team.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé (04 888 3308).

XOXO Friday H20 Pool Party
A weekly pool party on The Palm’s East Crescent.
Free (door policy applies for single men). 3pm-8pm. Ongoing. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).


Saturday 7

411 Saturdays
Top DJs including DJ Bliss and Masterstepz spin at this award-winning weekly night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (050 297 2097).

Industry Saturdays
A mix of house, R&B, dubstep and garage at this lively club, which is popular with cabin crew.
Dhs50, free for ladies and Face Card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).

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Russian Dolls
Chi ditches R&B Saturdays for this new Russian-themed ladies’ night, with free drinks for ladies all night and tunes from DJs Okka and Taya Smirnova, while the Yankees dance group strut their stuff.
Dhs75 for men, free for ladies. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Saturday Salsa
A live Cuban band play.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).


Sunday 8

Amika Intimo
Fresh beats from the DJs.
Free, guest list and reservations only. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Hospo Night

Five drinks for Dhs100 for hospitality and media staff, Emirates employees and Face Card holders. ID required.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Horizon Lounge, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

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Monday 9

After Six
A ‘gentleman’s night’ with half-price hops all night, and plenty of testosterone spare, popular with the after-work crowd.
Free. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. Caramel, DIFC (04 425 6677).

R&B Mondays
DJs Shero and Stylez have moved this popular night to a new home.
Dhs100 (men), free (ladies and Face Card holders). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

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Tuesday 10

Pin-up Tuesday Tiki Ladies’ Night
Mahiki’s bustling new ladies’ night offers free mixed drinks before midnight.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

P.H.A.T.
Chi’s ladies night rebrands itself (again), taking the acronym for ‘pretty hot and tempting’, apparently. Free entry and free drinks for ladies all night, plus a limo service for groups of ten or more ladies. Expect commercial R&B, hip-hop, dancehall and house.
Dhs75, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

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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
Alegra hosts a fresh 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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