57 party nights in Dubai this week

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Wednesday 24

No music events will take place on Wednesday October 24 because of Eid Al-Adha

Thursday 25

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).

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).

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

DJ Sophie Anderton at Cu-ba
British model and reality TV star Anderton plays a set at fresh Latino-themed Cu-ba, with warm-up from new resident DJ Jodie Lee.
Free. 9pm-3am. Cu-ba, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8582).

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

Infusion ‘Strictly Vinyl’ at 360°
This is the first of Infusion’s vinyl-only nights for a long time. Look forward to Charl Chaka and Just Lance upstairs, with DJ Solo spinning afrobeat, funk and soul below.
Free (guestlist only). 6pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Maceo Plex at Trilogy
Expect deep and funky mixes from this top American decksmith.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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

Only at Armani/Privé
Urban hits from Mass Ramli and the Only team at this top super club.
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).

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 Polynesian club.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

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


Friday 26

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 Seven-Year Birthday at 360°

Celebrate seven years of stellar house music with all seven of Audio Tonic’s residents playing over two decks, plus a few other regulars on the bill for kicks. That’s Mr Mr, Raxon, Vas Floyd, Julian Jinx, JC, Rich Showell, Helen S, Tristan Bain and Megadon Betamax all playing.
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).

Enrique Iglesias
The half-Spanish, half-Filipino hitmaster has sold more than 100 million records of his crossover Latino pop, and has collaborated with the likes of Pitbull.
Dhs295-995. Doors open 7pm, show starts 10pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com

Halloween Special at Club Sensation
Belgium’s DJ Full Bass guests, plus support from DJ Dev Master, DJ Six Figures and MC Money.
Dhs100, free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 675 0816).

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 a gaggle of ’80s tunes – and giggle at dated music videos – at this quirky boutique club.
Free (guestlist recommended). 7pm-2am. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, (050 889 2578).

Loaded at Casa Latina
Another ‘through the decades’ night from the Loaded team. Expect to hear an hour of music from each of the past five or six decades.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Made in Mykonos
Closing Fiesta Movida hosts this party, with a guest appearance from DJ Vassili Tsili Christos.
Guestlist only (call ahead to book). 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

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

Monster Halloween Party at Nasimi Beach
This huge annual Halloween bash reached its maximum capacity of 5,000 revellers by 10pm last year, so get down early. There’s Dhs30,000 up for grabs in cash prizes for the best costumes, plus cheese-tastic tunes from DJ Tim Cheddar.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 8pm, Dhs100 after. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Mundy live at McGettigan’s
The Irish bar celebrates the end of summer and the reopening of its garden with a set from Irish star Mundy, whose achievements include gigging at the UK’s Glastonbury festival, earning a slot on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack, and covering Frank Sinatra.
Dhs100. 9pm. McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

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).

Norman Jay in Ras Al Khaimah
The first in a series of outdoor beach parties in northern emirate Ras Al Khaimah, headlined by legendary British DJ Norman Jay. He’s known for his annual appearances at London’s Notting Hill Carnival and his status as one of the first decksmiths to become an MBE by order of the British monarchy. Perfect for an Eid getaway.
Dhs150. 6pm-late. Al Mamra Palace Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, www.timeouttickets.com

People by Crystal
An award-winning, glitzy superclub that’s well worth a weekend visit. Expect a mix of house and R&B tunes.
Free (couples and reservations only). 10pm-3am. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Rehab at XL Beach Club
XL’s new night gets into the swing with a pool party during the day and tunes after dark.
Dhs100; free before 6pm. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

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).

Shreya Ghoshal live at Madinat Arena
Popular Bollywood singer Ghoshal performs live with her 20-member troupe of musicians, singers and dancers. Expect to hear three hours of music including hits ‘Silsila Yeh’, ‘Pal Pal’ and ‘Teri Ore’.
Dhs150-2,000. 8.30pm. Madinat Arena, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Sunset Groove Boat Party
Sunset Groove’s third boat party takes place on the Gugu party boat, with capacity for 95 revellers. Over five hours on the water, hear sets from Sandance resident Smokingroove, Heavy Petting, Gabriel Geen and Hoolz.
Dhs250-300 (with drinks). 1.30pm-6.30pm. Leaving from Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Call 04 454 1677.

Flava Boat Party
Hear old-school garage, R&B and more at this boat bash, with DJs Masterstepz, Snatcher and Sherif behind the decks, and all food and drink included in the price.
Dhs375 (with food and drink). 3pm-7pm. Leaving from Dubai Marina Yacht Club (050 600 9928).

Upstairs at Republique
Expect live music or comedy upstairs, while DJ Shef Codes and DC spin urban, old-school and chart hits down below.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).

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

Viva Africa at Domeland
A triple bill of African talent, with Congolese singer-songwriter Fally Ipupa, Nigerian rapper Naeto C and South African house duo Liquideep, plus African food on offer.
Dhs150-250. 7pm-3am. Domeland, Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470)


Saturday 27

411 Saturdays
Pink UV Party at People by Crystal The 411 team, led by DJ Bliss, do their bit to raise breast cancer awareness with this pink-themed UV party.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Infusion’s Entra Mi Casa
Deep afro, Latin and soul house on the roof, with old-school funk and soul grooves downstairs.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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Luca Ciarla Quartet at Souk Madinat Amphitheatre
Italian gypsy jazz violinist Ciarla brings over his quartet.
Dhs125. 8pm. Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.madinattheatre.com (no number).

Saturday Salsa Fever at Malecon
Salsa and Latin from DJ Udia early on, with R&B 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, hosted by Time Out columist Tom Bushell, with panellists including Brian Murgatroyd, Ben Jacobs, and Damian Brandy.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).

The Music Room hosts Shine
Hear the rockin’ house band play everything from Guns N’ Roses to Michael Jackson.
Dhs60. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).

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 28

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

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


Monday 29

Bidi Bondi quiz night
Prize vouchers worth up to Dhs700 are up for grabs.
Free (reservations recommended). Registration 7.30pm, quiz starts 8pm. Bidi Bondi, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

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

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Fatiniza at The Fridge
Fresh from the studio after recording album number two, Colombian rock singer Fatiniza is expected to debut new material.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

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

Monday Night Funnies with Funny Girls
The Funny Girls return for a third season, with sets from Mai Assaf, Ellen Gayle Harewood, Simone Heng and Mina Liccione.
Dhs75. 8pm. 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).

Tuesday 30

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

Devine Night at Oeno
Sample high-end grape – buy two glasses and get the bottle free.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. The Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh (04 511 7136).

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 (04 888 3308).

The Ivy hosts live jazz
Expect a soothing saxophonist and backing track at this fresh mid-week jazz night.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).

The Social at Ruth’s Chris Lounge
A new night aimed at the post-work crowd, with house tunes from DJs Buff Wise and Yazz, and drinks deals from 7pm until 9pm.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

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