18 biggest parties and gigs this week

Our daily pick of the best club nights and gigs in Dubai

Wednesday 21

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club
DJs Brooklyn, Shero and Adam J will be spinning the urban tunes at this popular night.
Ladies and couples free, men Dhs100. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).

Havana Nights at Blends
Live four-piece Cuban band Esencia Cubana will be performing followed by DJ Moe, who will be spinning a Latin set.
Free. 10pm-2am. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Thursday 22

#StepOn9 at Media One Hotel
DJ ME and Rude Larry will be spinning the contemporary and classic indie tunes in an evening where you’ll find drinks deals until 8pm and a lively crowd.
Free. 5pm-3am. Floor Nine, Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).

IDentity at N’Dulge
House DJ Eric Francis will be joined for the evening by glamorous FHM model DJ Kellie Acreman, with hip-hop and R&B tunes provided by DJ Brooklyn in the lounge.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034/055 147 6034).

In Da House at Movida
Ladies get a complimentary bar at this night with tunes from DJ Guru Josh.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Kaslik Night at Nomad
Named after a party street in Beirut, the evening’s music will include the latest Lebanese hits along with house and oriental tunes.
Free. 10pm-3am. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).

Something Big Dubai Presents: YOUNGSTA
This dub step night will be headlined by pioneering UK DJ Youngster supported by D3 and T-Base.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, Barsha (050 917 5432).

Friday 23

Audio Tonic Summer Sessions at 360°
The indoor house night returns to 360˚ with resident DJs Mr Mr, Rich Showell and Tristan Bain.
Free 4pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Sequim (056 682 6617).

BOOMBOX Presents DJ Yella
DJ Yella from the legendary Straight Out of Compton rap outfit NWA will be spinning his personal favourites including plenty of old school hip-hop at this special one-off night.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Tune Brothers at XL Beach Club
The German house duo will be spinning tunes in the XL Beach Club’s air conditioned tent, with support from DJs Danny Whitlock, S3r-Han and DJ Mowgli.
Dhs150, Dhs100 advance. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927). www.timeoutttickets.com

Saturday 24

La Vida Launch Party at Rare Club Dubai
The newly refurbished TECOM nightspot is looking to create a high energy Ibiza vibe. Eric Francis and Charl Chaka will be spinning the house tunes and all drinks are two for one.
Free. 10pm-3am. Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 859 7010/ 055 505 7580).

Speed Pong at SPiN
What could be more exciting than smashing a potential new friend at a game of tables tennis? Well that’s the bizarre ritual that is meant to go down at this inventive night, where potential buddies meet behind SPiN’s tables for a spot of ping pong.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).

Sunday 25

L.O.V.E. Sundays@Okku
Hip Japanese venue Okku’s regular Sunday night continues to shine with a mix of classic house and retro flavours. Free (reservations required).
Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Status Sundays at Amika
Expect fresh beats at this top urban night at Amika.
Free (guest list and reservations only). 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 535 80044).

Monday 26

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).

VIP Room
Check out the St Tropez-inspired club that won Best New Club at our Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards.
Dhs150 (couples only). 10pm-3am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (050 101 0924).

Tuesday 27

Medfames ladies’ night at Sublime
Three free drinks for ladies are offered up here together with tunes from DJs Sister Rock and Chris Rayner.
Free. 6pm-2am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 669 8669).

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

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