47 party nights in Dubai this week

Stereophonics at Sandance and Michelle Owen at 360°

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Thursday 8

Above & Beyond on Sandance Beach
Last seen on these shores playing us into 2012 at Sandance on New Year’s Eve, giant Brit trance trio Above & Beyond headline a one-off gig on the same spot.
Dhs150 in advance, Dhs200 on the door. 7pm-2am. Sandance Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Chi@The Lodge
This Dubai stalwart attracts a lively weekend crowd – check out new refurbished garden, now dubbed Domeland.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 957 7142).

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Cirque du Soir

Transported straight from London, complete with jugglers, fire-breathers and dwarfs, theatrical nightspot Cirque du Soir is one of Dubai’s most exclusive clubs.
Free (reservations recommended, door policy applies). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

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

Dubai House DJ Competition at Chi
A showcase of DJ talent, led by Jayden Alva.
Dhs75. 8pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com

Groove on the Grass with Anja Schneider at Emirates Golf Club
Mobilee Records founder Anja Schneider, from Berlin, headlines this one-off outdoor event, with support sets from locals Raxon, None Other, Adama and Gabriel Green.
Dhs130. 7pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club (04 380 1234).

Michelle Owen at 360°
Expect deep house from guest Owen on the rooftop, plus Pauline Moreno and Charl Chaka. Meanwhile there’s trip-hop and soul down below from Frak Fu and Schooly.
Free (guestlist only). 6pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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
Expect commercial urban tunes from Mass Ramli, Darko De Jan and Patrick Carrera.
Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

People by Crystal
This award-winning club is one of the hottest places in town.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

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
Streetwise headliner Doc Brown was an MC for Mark Ronson before being recruited as a ‘slang consultant’ for British comic Lenny Henry, a role that led him to switch mics to comedy. Brown is joined by young UK stand-up Jimmy McGhie, known for supporting The Thick of It’s Chris Addison on tour, and established actor-turned-comic Alistair Barrie, who also had a career in front of the camera.
Dhs140. 9pm Until November 8. 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).

Trilogy residents night

Ejaz and Mr Shef Codes spin a mixed bag.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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


Friday 9

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

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with Lovebirds at 360°
Making his third appearance for Audio Tonic, expect melodic, soulful, bass-driven house from Lovebirds, AKA German DJ Basti. Mr Mr and Julian Jinx also spin upstairs, plus disco and party tunes from Tristan Bain and Megadon Betamax down below.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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

Do You Remember? 3 at Club Joumana
Enjoy old-school reggae hits and traditional food at this Jamaican-themed beach party, with visiting DJs Radcliffe from Miami and Bobby Wong from Jamaica.
Dhs150. 6pm-2am. Club Joumana, Jebel Ali Golf Resort, www.timeouttickets.com

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 at this quirky boutique club.
Free (guestlist recommended). 7pm-2am. Ongoing. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 889 2578).

Kryptic Minds at The Music Room
Brit dubstep duo Kryptic Minds headline this new bass night, Something Big. Also expect drum’n’bass from PLO, Digital Puppy and D3.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).

Mahiki
The haunt of royalty in London, Mahiki attracts a diverse party crowd in Dubai. Expect cheesy tunes and potent mixed drinks.
Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

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. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (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).

Sandance with Stereophonics, Benny Benassi, Labrinth, Newton Faulkner and Leftfield
Less than a month after last-minute announcement Dizzee Rascal saved the last Sandance (see our backstage feature on page 16), the festival returns with a headline set from vintage ’90s rock trio Stereophonics. Expect some singalongs to ‘The Bartender and the Thief’, ‘Just Looking’, ‘Handbags and Gladrags’ and more. They’re joined by edgy London rapper Labrinth, beardy folkie Newton Faulkner and electronica group Leftfield, plus Italian DJ giant Benassi.
Dhs275-450. 2pm-2am. Sandance Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Skepta at No.1 Fridays
British-Nigerian rapper Skepta – best known for hits ‘Bad Boy’, ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Hold On’ – guests for No.1. Elsewhere expect UK garage and funky house in the main room and smooth R&B and hip-hop on the terrace from regulars DJ Masterstepz, Brooklyn, Adam J and Schooly.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Sunstroke boat party
Expect waves, rays and fresh beats at this top boat party, which offers unlimited drinks (and food) for four hours on the high seas, plus shameless good fun. This time its Jack Woodcock, Charl Chaka and Diana G behind the decks.
Dhs350. 1pm-5pm. Gugu Boat, Dubai Marina (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. A great non-pretentious night out.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).


Saturday 10

411 Saturdays with Kardinal Offishall at People by Crystal
Canada’s ‘hip-hop ambassador’ Offishall – best known for 2008 hit ‘Dangerous’ alongside Akon – plays at a special edition of 411, ahead of People’s upcoming birthday.
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 funk and soul grooves downstairs.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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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. Ongoing. 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).

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 with Cali Swag District at Armani/Privé
California hip-hop collective CSD fly in to perform hit ‘Teach Me How to Dougie’ and more, plus warm-up from regulars Mass Ramli and VDJ Barbu.TV.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Sunday 11

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 12

Elisabeth Meister, Jennifer Johnson and Alisdair Hogarth at Ductac
British vocalists Meister and Johnson, and pianist Hogarth, run through a programme including Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Verdi and Chopin.
Free (limited). 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 331 3832).

Kalubela ‘Prive’ at The Fridge

Following a four-night stand at the First Group Theatre last month, here’s another chance to catch the very best bits of The Fridge’s impressive musical cabaret. Expect rousing big-band musical showstoppers, aerial acrobatics and the odd tear-jerking poetry recital.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

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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 ‘Comedy Music Night’ at Blends
Dubomedy present a bill of local musical comedians with Sach Holden, The T-E-M-Ps and Irish comic Paddyman – known for songs such as ‘Paddy Goes to Dubai’.
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 13

1Up Karaoke Night
Thee are 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).

Boulou & Elios Ferré at Blue Bar
As the offspring of Django Rheinhardt’s guitarist Pierre Matelot Ferré, these two brothers have traditional Gypsy blood in their veins and a authentic swing in their heart. They were last seen at Blue Bar in May, when the French duo gave a performance of Gypsy jazz staples. A must for jazz fans or guitar players.
Dhs80-100. 8pm. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).

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, hosted in an upscale restaurant.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).

The Social at Ruth’s Chris Lounge

A new post-work night, with house tunes from DJs Buff Wise and Yazz, and early drinks deals.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

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