47 gigs and club nights in Dubai this week

Swedish House Mafia, DJ Spen and Haddaway are in town

Thursday 15

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).

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).

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Dubai stalwart Chi hosts big parties in its new Domeland garden area every Thursday. Expect a lively crowd and urban-centric tunes.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 957 7142).

MustHaveSoul third birthday with DJ Spen at 360°
The former Basement Boy and Jasper Street Company founder, and now on Quantize Recordings, long-standing house talent Spen returns to Dubai to help MustHaveSoul see in three years in business. Support comes from Simon Reid and Dan Chadwick, with Johnny Thornhill spinning an Eclectic Circle set down below.
Free (guestlist only). 6pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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

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

Radio 1 Live at Nomad
Greg Stainer, Charl Chaka and Miss Jodie Lee spin in the gardens of this Jumeirah Creekside Hotel venue. Fire jugglers will be providing pyrotechnic visuals, and there will be a happy hour from 7pm to 8pm.
Free entry. 7pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571 and 056 263 0860).

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

Stefano Noferini at Trilogy
Acclaimed Italian house champion Noferini makes his Dubai debut with a gig at Trilogy.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty at Ductac
A three-night stand of Tchaikovsky’s legendary ballet, performed by the Moscow City Ballet. It’s the evergreen tale of beautiful Princess Aurora, who is cursed by an evil fairy to sleep for 100 years until she is awakened by the kiss of a handsome prince. Expect lots of dazzling ballet moves.
Dhs180-300. Thu 8pm; Fri-Sat 3pm, 7.30pm. Until November 17. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

Thrust at Alegra

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

Victoria’s Secret Party with DJ Lindsay Luv at Armani/Privé

Private fashion DJ/diva LL plays this one-off night at the swish Armani club.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

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 16

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 at 360°
Following an impressive string of international guests, tonight is an Audio Tonic resident night with top decksmiths Mr Mr, Raxon, Megadon Betamax and Helen S upstairs, plus Russ Cooper and Tristan Bain down below.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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Bass and Beats at Chi
After launching the ill-named Hangover Fridays a few months back, Chi’s urban-centric Bass & Beats night makes a welcome return.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (050 957 7140).

Flower Power by Pacha at Blue Marlin Ibiza
Pacha resident Victor Nebot hosts a retro beach party at this members’ club. Members and members’ guests only.
1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Bounce at Catwalk
Expect to hear old-school hip-hop, Brit beat, breaks, electro and more from Sister Rock, DJ East and Desert Collective at this fresh and gritty bass night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).

Cirque du Soir first anniversary party
The team behind this theatrical high-end bar have promised a ‘very special international guest’ to celebrate its first birthday, on top of all the usual cork-popping, circus-themed extravagance.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai (04 332 4900).

City 101.6 Diwali Rocks
Singers Mika Singh, Imran Khan, Hard Kaur, RDB, Nindy Kaur and Ash King perform at one of the biggest Diwali events in town.
Dhs95-495. 7pm-1am. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com

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).

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).

Mixtape Rewind
Shamelessly exploiting the lust for nostalgia among children of the ’80s and ’90s, Mixtape brings together an amusing bunch of once-big acts for one night of retro silliness. Expect to hear Go West (‘We Close Our Eyes’), No Mercy (‘Where Do You Go’), Ace of Base’s Jenny Berggren (‘All That She Wants’), Snap! (‘Rhythm is a Dancer’), Haddaway (‘What is Love’) and Culture Beat (‘Mr Vain’), plus DJs pumping out even more retro tunes, and prizes for the best period costumes.
Dhs275. Doors open 5pm, concert starts 8pm. Emirates Golf Club www.timeouttickets.com

No.1 Fridays
UK garage and funky house in the main room, and 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).

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).

Rehab with Joachim Garraud at XL Beach Club

Old-school French producer Garraud – who’s worked with everyone from David Guetta to Jean-Michel Jarre and Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell – guests at the second of XL’s new wild Rehab club nights.
Dhs150. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.timeouttickets.com

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).

Swedish House Mafia at Dubai World Trade Centre
The huge Stockholm electro-house trio – known for topping the US Billboard charts with hits ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’, ‘Save the World’ and ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ – roll into Dubai on their final tour before a hiatus thanks to Peppermint Experience. Expect lots of hands in the air.
Dhs350. 9pm-3am. Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com

Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty at Ductac
For details, see Thursday 15.
Dhs180-300. Fri-Sat 3pm, 7.30pm. Until November 17. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

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 17

411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
An award-winning urban night hosted by DJ Bliss and the 411 team.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. 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 at Infusion’s fresh Latino-tinged night.
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. Ongoing. 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.
Free. 9pm-2am. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).

Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty at Ductac
For details, see Thursday 15.
Dhs180-300. Fri-Sat 3pm, 7.30pm. Until November 17. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

XO Saturdays with at Armani/Privé
Top urban night with regulars Mass Ramli and VDJ Barbu.TV.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Sunday 18

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 19

Mahiki Mondays Beach Luau
A new weekly indoor beach party theme, which offers a more relaxed night at Mahiki, with a ‘beach chic’ dress code.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Manic Monday at Zinc
Hear 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 ‘Sketchy Business’ at Blends
Dubomedy’s weekly comedy night roles on with an ensemble sketch show that promises to present a string of Dubai-based scenarios – including board meetings gone wrong, toll gate dilemmas and ‘mood swings’. Starring Omar Ismail, Ellen Gayle-Harewood, Jamal Iqbal, Alex Liccione, Omar Shams, Tareq Ghosheh, Ali Al Sayed 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 20

1Up Karaoke Night
There are five free drinks for every lady through the door.
Free. 8pm-late. Ongoing. 1Up, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (04 448 7928).

Pure at Armani/Privé
Guests can enjoy 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 selection of 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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