40 gigs and club nights in Dubai

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Wednesday August 29

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).

At.mosphere ladies’ night

The world’s highest bar – on the 123rd floor of the Burj Khalifa – hosts a weekly ladies’ night with two glasses of bubbly for the fairer gender. There’s a minimum spend of Dhs200 for men.
Free. 9pm-9pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).

Diamond Wednesdays
Urban hits and club classics from DJs Brooklyn and Shero at this top ladies’ night.
Free (mixed groups or reservations only). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (050 652 0626).

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Movida Industry Night
House, R&B and chart fare at this weekly night.
Free (reservations only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

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Empress Night Classy club
Three free selected drinks for ladies at the Empress ladies night.
Free. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Embassy, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

Havana Nights
Dance instructor Aloy Junco offers a free salsa lesson for all from 9pm to 10pm, before DJ Evo gives dancers a chance to try their moves. Free Cuban drinks for ladies from 8pm to midnight.
Free. Ongoing. 8pm-3am. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Mingle ladies’ night at Left Bank
This notorious ladies’ night party offers members of the fairer gender five mixed drinks for Dhs5 between 8pm and 10pm. House, R&B and chart cheese is spun by DJ Keith Dobbs.
Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Left Bank, Souk Al Bahar (04 368 4501).

The Laughter Factory
Headlining is Tom Wrigglesworth, named Time Out’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year back in 2009, following his show of the same year, ‘An Open Return Letter to Richard Branson’. Also on the bill is UK broadcast star Quincy, who hosts his own chat show, Q’s Club, and is working on his TV pilot, plus US comic Louis Ramey, a regular on a plethora of network shows at NBC.
Dhs140. 9pm-3am. Until August 31 at various locations. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 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 30

Benoit & Sergio at Trilogy
The German/US progressive duo, specialising in progressive electro beats, headline Trilogy’s new in-house Thursday nights.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

N’Dulge
Different promoters host house-centric nights on Thursdays on rotation at Atlantis’s mega-club.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).

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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).

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).

Sweet Sensation Party at XL
Ukrainian glamour model-turned-DJ Da Candy headlines this sticky-sweet event, set to be the last big one before XL shuts for a refurb. Also playing is another female DJ, Ibiza resident DJ Vicky Devine.
Dhs150 (ladies free before 10pm). 6pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

The Laughter Factory
For more details, see Wednesday 29.
Dhs140. 9pm-3am. Until August 31 at various locations.Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com

Thursdays at Mahiki
Expect a lively post-work crowd and cheesy tunes at this high-end, Polynesian-themed, London-branded club.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).


Friday 31

After Brunch Beat Session
Chilled beats from 4pm at this cool lounge bar, which offers two-for-one deals on any post-brunchers who’ve dined at Mina A’Salam. It’s not as messy as it sounds.
4pm-8pm. Bahri Bar, Mina A Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6130).

AfroUrban Connexion – East Africa Edition
Kenyan rapper DNA (which stands for ‘Dreams ’n’ Ambitions’, apparently) is best known for 2006 hit ‘Banjuka’. He’s joined on the bill by Rwanda’s top-selling contemporary artist, R&B hit King James, plus Burundi VJ Bisosso spinning reggae roots, calypso and dancehall tunes and visuals alongside newer African R&B, hip-hop, Afromix, bongo flava and more.
Dhs75 in advance; Dhs60 on the door. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).

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Hangover Fridays
Chi’s new night continues with a mixed bag of tunes.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (050 957 7140).

Ice White Pool Party with Jonathan Ulysses
Space Ibiza’s in-demand Jonathan Ulysses headlines the second of Nasimi’s winter-themed all-dayers. Before he take to the decks at 10pm expect a chilled pool party, complete with falling snowflakes.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 7pm, Dhs100 after. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Loaded
DJ Conan Liquid guests at this indie night. Expect to hear guitar classics with a loose Nirvana theme this week, washed down with cheap drinks.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

No.1 Fridays relaunch party
We’ve been promised a top secret ‘special international guest’ at this relaunch party, plus regulars DJ Masterstepz and Schooly.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

The Laughter Factory
For more details, see Wednesday 29.
Dhs140. 9pm-3am. Until August 31 at various locations. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com

Viva
Deep, tech and progressive house. at this consistent Burj-based night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé (04 888 3308).


Saturday September 1

Saturday Salsa Fever
Salsa and Latin from DJ Udia early on, with R&B, Reggaetron and house later from DJ Diego. Early birds can hone their dance skills with salsa lessons at 8.30pm (beginners) and 9.30pm (intermediate), Free entry; lessons Dhs40 or free to diners.
Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 34 61111).

XO Saturdays
Urban from reliable residents Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and more.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

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Sunday 2

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).

Monday 3

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 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).

Tuesday 4

The Gramercy ladies’ night
Themed on the number four, ladies get four mixed drinks, plus a bottle of fizz on your fourth visit, and Dhs40 food dishes.
7pm-11pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 437 7511).

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