52 party nights in Dubai

Sandance, 360° launch party and Oktoberfest

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Wednesday 10

Armani/Privé presents Bellissimo
Hear deep, tech and vocal house from Roberto Mermand, Darko De Jan and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Grand Oktoberfest at Grand Hyatt
Now in its sixth year, the Grand Hyatt’s memorable Oktoberfest tent offers meat, litre jugs of hops and live music every night for the next 17 days.
Free; food and drink à la carte. Sat-Wed 7pm-1am; Thu-Fri 7pm-2am. Until October 27. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).

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

One Night Stand-Up at 1Up
Fresh comedy night, hosted by Hisham Wyne.
Free. 8pm. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (04 448 7928).

The Laughter Factory
It may be 20 years since he founded The Dublin Comedy Improv, but Ian Coppinger still plays there every Monday night. Except, that is, when he’s gigging far-flung locations such as Dubai. The Irish comic is joined here by two Brits: Time Out’s 1998 Comedian of the Year Jack Dathel, and Carey Marx, who seems to be most appreciated in New Zealand, where’s he won two Best International Show Awards in 2009 and 2011. Dhs140. 9pm. Various locations until October 11. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

Think Twice at Mansion
A new house night at the Bur Dubai club from DJs Afroboogie and Hugh Santos.
Free. 9pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 144 0753).


Thursday 11

360° grand launch party with Hernán Cattáneo
The all-new 360° – which now stretches across two floors (see our review on page 94) – launches with a mighty bang courtesy of Argentinian house legend Cattáneo, recognised as one of the most in-demand talents today. Warm-up comes from Raxon and Tristan Bain.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Aks Thursday
Velvet Underground residents DJs Manoj and Shadow play desi hits and more.
Free for ladies and couples before midnight, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

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Art Department at Trilogy
Art Department is the brainchild of Canadian techno-house talent Kenny Glasgow and Canada’s No 19 label owner Jonny White. Expect forward-thinking underground productions.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Club Anthems at Zinc
Commercial house classics from DJ Greg Stainer.
Dhs100, free for ladies and couples before midnight. 9pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Deep Crates at Casa Latina
Expect funk, soul, hip-hop, Afrobeat and more eclectic musical nuggets at this vinyl-centric night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Movida
Resident DJ Mitchell spins chart, house and more.
Free (reservations only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Oktoberfest at Sheraton JBR
Say ‘Prost!’ with unlimited Bavarian meat and hops, live music and more.
Thu-Sat Dhs185, Sun-Wed Dhs165. 7pm-late. Until October 20. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (04 399 5533).

Only at Armani/Privé
Urban hits from Mass Ramli and the Only team.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Republique
There’s a ‘no house music’ policy on Thursdays, with DJ DC playing old-school retro and alternatives tunes.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Wednesday 10.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com

Thrust at Alegra
DJ Enzo is behind the decks at this commercial night.
Free (couples and mixed groups only; reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 246 4555).

Thursdays at Mahiki
Expect a lively post-work crowd at this popular Polynesian club.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Wild Nights at The Living Room
You’ll hear R&B, commercial hits, house and more.
Free (door policy applies). 9pm-3am. The Living Room, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (056 674 2981).


Friday 12

Aks Xclusive
DJ Zubair hosts this new weekly desi night.
Free for ladies and couples before midnight, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions ‘Season Seven Opening Party’ with Danny Daze and The Revenge
Miami-based Hot Creations talent Danny Daze makes his Dubai debut on the roof at 8pm, while Scottish edit king The Revenge plays downstairs in the new lounge at 11pm – a top double bill to usher in Audio Tonic’s seventh season. Warm-up from Mr Mr, Raxon, Julian Jinx and Tristan Bain.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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Blue Marlin
The trendy Ibiza-inspired members’ beach club is the place to see and be seen. Members and members’ guests only.
1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Club Haus ’80s ‘Fluo’ party at Movida
The notorious Italian party starters host their first retro ‘Fluo Party’ in the UAE.
Free (reservations only). 10pm-3am. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

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

i2
Dance to ’80s tunes – accompanied by walls of hilarious retro music videos – at this quirky boutique club.
Free (guestlist recommended). 7pm-2am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, (050 889 2578).

Massive R&B at Club Silk

A new club night playing urban tunes.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Club Silk, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Barsha (04 444 9999).

No.1 Fridays
N’Dulge regulars DJ Masterstepz and Schooly spin R&B hits.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

People by Crystal
Award-winning, glitzy superclub which is well worth a weekend visit. Expect a mix of house and R&B tunes.
Free (couples and reservations only). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai (050 297 2097).

Rony Afif Quartet at Blue Bar
Bop standards and more from the best regular jazz night in the city.
Free. 10pm-1.30am Ongoing. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).

Republique
DJ Shef Codes joins DC to spin urban, old-school and chart hits.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).

Sandance with The Fray, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Fresh and more
After a five-month wait since the last event, Sandance is back. Break king Krafty Kuts, in-demand Dutch DJ Chuckie, Christian country balladeer Matt Kearney, Chicago house pioneer Frankie Knuckles and ‘Hot Right Now’ hitmaker DJ Fresh join headliners The Fray, who pedal yearning, windswept piano-rock. Grime king Dizzee Rascal has just been added to the line-up.
Dhs275-400. 2pm-2am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Sun-Sashion at XL Beach Club
DJs Tim Kay, S3RHAN and Jordan Traynor play this low-key alternative to Sandance.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men after 6pm. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

The Irish Village’s Sweet Sixteen Party
The old-school haunt celebrates 16 years in Dubai with live music, a barbecue, tunes from Marky Mark and drinks from Dhs16.
Free. 11am-late. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000).

The Music Room hosts Shine
Check out the rockin’ house band.
Dhs60. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).

Viva
Deep, tech and progressive house.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé (04 888 3308).


Saturday 13

411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
DJ Bliss and the 411 team spin urban hits.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Infusion’s Entra Mi Casa
Infusion’s new Saturday night features deep Afro, Latin and soul house on the roof, with old school funk and soul grooves downstairs from the team behind MoFunk.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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Money $wagg Power Saturdays at Velvet Underground
DJ Crown Prince spins at this obnoxious night of urban mash-ups.
Reservations only. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 508 5260).

Saturday Salsa Fever at Malecon
Salsa and Latin from DJ Udia early on, with R&B, Reggaetron and house later from DJ Diego. Hone your skills with salsa lessons at 8.30pm (beginners) and 9.30pm (intermediate).
Free entry; lessons Dhs40 or free to diners. 8.30pm-3am. Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 34 61111).

The Grill
This lively sports radio show on Dubai Eye is broadcast every week live from Barasti, with panellists Brian Murgatroyd, Ben Jacobs, Zulf Hyatt-Khan, Clarke Davies, Marc Archer and Damian Brandy.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).

XO Saturdays at Armani/Privé
Urban night with Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and more.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Sunday 14

Amika Intimo
A selection of fresh beats at this popular lounge bar.
Free (guest list and reservations only). 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).

Bounce at Catwalk
Expect hip-hop, electro, and Brit beats at this new night, hosted by musical chefs Kung Foo Panda, Sister Rock and The Desert Collective, plus visuals from Alex F.
Free. 9.30pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Barsha (04 341 7750).

Swagger Sundays at Kiza
African beats, hip-hop and R&B from DJs Tribe and Kulcha.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Kiza Restaurant & Lounge, The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).


Monday 15

Biggles’ quiz night
A jackpot prize of Dhs1,500 worth of vouchers is on offer for the winning team.
Free. 7pm. Ongoing. Biggles, Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8844).

Manic Monday at Zinc
Chart hits.
Dhs75, free for ladies 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).

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Monday Night Funnies
‘Go Sketch Yourself!’ at Blends An evening of comedy sketches from the Dubomedy team, hosted by Mina Liccione.
Dhs75. 9pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

R&B Mondays at Velvet Underground

DJs Shero and Stylez man the decks.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and Face Card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

Eddi Duarte at The Fridge
Expect Latino grooves from Colombian singer Duarte.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Tuesday 16

1Up Karaoke Night
More than 70,000 tracks to chose from, and five free drinks for every lady through the door.
Free. 8pm-late. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (04 448 7928).

Art After Dark at No.5 Lounge & Bar
This is the official after-party for DIFC’s Art Nights, which see all the galleries opening for the evening. There’s one free mixed drink for every visitor – collect a coupon from The Ritz-Carlton DIFC stand on the evening.
Free. 8.30pm-3am. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2222).

Pure at Armani/Privé
A night of urban/house fusion from top resident DJs Darko De Jan, Skinny Loop and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

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