40 nightlife events this week

The party highlights happening in Dubai this week

Wednesday 26

Aks at Mansion
A weekly desi night with tunes from DJ Manoj and DJ Zubair, plus live dancers.
Ladies free, couples free before midnight, Dhs100 after. 10.30pm-3am. Mansion, Meliá Dubai, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Urban night
Diamond Wednesdays, hosted by DJs Brooklyn and Shero, now reborn in a new venue.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Industry Night at Movida
Exclusive nightspot Movida is traditionally busiest on Wednesdays for its trademark Industry Night.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Thrive Industry Night at Sublime
A networking night for fashion, media, art and hospitality types.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).

Under African Skies
A rousing musical celebrating the history of South Africa’s music, from the 1940s to today, brought to life by a 14-piece band.
Dhs195. 7pm. Until Saturday 29. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com


Thursday 27

Absolute House at Movida
A brand new house night at this exclusive club.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Analog Room with Dinky at The Q Underground
Renowned Chilean decksmith Dinky spins at an underground party.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).

Deep Crates J Dilla Special at Casa Latina
A one-off tribute to the legendary hip-hop producer, who helped define and develop the genre with his work alongside the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, and dozens more acts than we can list here.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

DJ Ravin at Karma Kafé
The Buddha Bar Paris resident plays this offshoot bar’s season closer.
Free. 9pm-2am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).

Eats Retro at Spin
A second installment of this retro night, which stars 11 tables of ‘Tron pong’ – that’s table tennis in the dark, with UV lights, glowing balls and neon nets – plus deep house and nu disco beats from DJs Raxon, Mark Pickup and John Kirby.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Spin Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).

Infusion Experience at 360°
Dubai DJs Charl Chaka and Smokingroove – the self-dubbed ‘brothers of doom’ – break out the beats.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Northern Soul night at Carter’s
A new monthly night spinning Northern soul and Motown hits, hosted by DJ Ollie. We’re told to expect the atmosphere of UK hotspots Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and the Twisted Wheel.
Free. 9pm-2am, Carter’s, Wafi (050 538 0602)

Punchline Comedy
International stand-up brand Punchline presents a triple bill, with Eddy Brimson, Owen O’Neil and Tim Clark.
Dhs150 (show), Dhs350 (with three-course meal). 7pm (meal), 9pm (show). Jumeirah Creekside, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com

Studio F
Take a look inside Dubai’s brand new Fashion TV-franchised nightclub.
Reservations recommended. 7pm-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (056 758 5016).

Trilogy Resident
DJs keep things ticking over at this top club.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Under African Skies
For details, see Wednesday 26.
Dhs195. 8pm. Until Saturday 29. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com

VIP Room
Check out the St Tropez club that won Best New Club at our Music & Nightlife Awards.
Free (guestlist only). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 1500).


Friday 28

#4TLOR at Trilogy
This fresh reggae night from the Ohm Records team brings some deep grooves to Trilogy’s intimate studio room.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat (050 624 5751).

Audio Tonic Summer Sessions with Balcazar & Sordo at 360°
Mexican duo Balcazar & Sordo make their official Middle Eastern debut. After just a year together the team have put out tunes played by names including Maceo Plex, DJT and Alex Niggemann, so expect to hear a lot more of this duo soon. Russ Cooper and Rich Showell also spin.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Bassworx with Specimen A at Casa Latina
In a break from their regular resident line-up, multi-genre UK bass act Specimen A are being flown over for Bassworx’s season closing bash. Expect cheap drinks, a chilled crowd, and lots of bass.
Free before 10pm, Dhs50 after. 9.30pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Carlos Campos at Karma Kafé
The Barrio Latino Paris resident spins Latin house at the second night of this venue’s closing weekend.
Free. 9pm-2am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).

Dust season closer at The Q Underground
Alternative night Dust rounds off the season with a Voyeurhythm Records showcase, with Ben Sun and Tyson Ballard from the UK, while the Dubai wing is represented by Megadon Betamax, with James Locksmith also on the bill.
Dhs75. 10pm-3am. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (04 323 4333).

Full Moon Party at Spin
The wacky Ping-Pong club hosts its monthly Thai-inspired party, complete with buckets of mixed drinks and bass-heavy tunes.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Spin Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African house.
Free. Ongoing. 4pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel (04 427 1000).

Inner Voyage
An evening of Indian classical music starring Aashish Khan, Swpan Chaudhuri and Sohinimoksha’s Flamenco Natyam.
Dhs150-350. Doors 5.30pm, show 6.30pm. Dubai Women’s College of Higher Technology, Ghusais www.timeouttickets.com

Local Rocks at The Music Room
Metal Asylum present a showcase of five local bands, with metallers Doomsday Machine, grungey Kicksound, classic rockers Exit 43, punk band Plainwaves, plus covers bands The Boxtones debuting original material for the first time.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (050 714 0427).

No.1 Fridays at N’Dulge
Residents Adam J, Shero and Brooklyn spin at this award-winning urban night, which has now moved indoors.
Dhs100 (ladies free before 11pm). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (055 147 6034).

Punchline Comedy
For details see Thursday 27.
Dhs150. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club, Sharjah www.timeouttickets.com

Rewind at Embassy
Notoriously cheese-tastic DJ Tim Cheddar hosts a new monthly retro party. Expect floor-filling hits.
Free. 9pm-3am. Embassy, Grosvenor House Dubai (04 317 6000).

Ultimate Friday at XL
XL keeps the party pumping throughout summer with a new indoor tent.
Dhs100 (free for ladies before 8pm). 6pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 540 6161).

Under African Skies
For details, see Wednesday 26.
Dhs195. 8pm. Until Saturday 29. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com


Saturday 29

411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
Big tunes and massive crowds at this top urban night.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Entra Mi Casa at 360°
This deep/Afro/soul house night returns, now indoors on the ground floor.
Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Movie nights at XL Beach Club
XL has started a new Saturday evening movie night, screening a selection of old and new blockbusters and indies, all under an air-conditioned tent.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Under African Skies
For details, see Wednesday 26.
Dhs195. 8pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com

Sunday 30

L.O.V.E. Sundays at Okku
A popular house night with a good crowd and guranteed vibe.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel (04 501 8777).


Monday July 1

Hip-hop Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Dubai’s DJ Bliss hosts this weekly urban fest.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

Tuesday 2

Cirque Loves Funky House
Peppermint Experience resident DJ MadJam – who has warmed up for the very biggest names to pass through Dubai – teams up with Chipper for an intimate evening of funky house. That we love.
Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
There are free drinks for ladies from 9pm-11pm.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

The Tuesday Jam at Jazz@Pizza Express
The emirate’s resident jazzmen stop by for a jam session every Tuesday. Expect some informal musical workouts at this currently unlicensed restaurant.
Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Jazz@Pizza Express, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

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