36 top gigs and nights in Dubai this week

Reggae at Casa Latina, house at XL, northern soul at Carter's and 33 more nights

Wednesday 4

Cause We Love Music at Bliss Lounge
German DJ and producer Danilo Dumonte will be spinning the house tunes at this laid back and cool beachside club.
Free. 9pm-2.30pm. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club
A popular urban night where the tunes are spun by DJs Brooklyn, Shero and Adam J in an air conditioned tent.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and couples. 5pm-3am. 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).

Persis at Club Sensation
Touting itself as the number one Persian night in the UAE, expect a mix of house and Persian hits from DJ Jet K, Pouya MC and Shabi NYX. The evening also includes a laser light show.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 911 0600/050 115 2544).

Rock through The Ages at Hard Rock Café
In-house band the Smooth Criminals will be performing covers at this live music night, where you’ll find special drinks offers.
Free. 6pm-2am. Hard Rock Café Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City (04 232 8900).

Soulful Session at 360˚
Expect some soulful, funk-infused grooves from resident DJ Schooly.
Free (reservations recommended). 5pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Thursday 5

DJ Pierre Ravan at Donatello Lounge
Soul and jazz house DJ Pierre Ravan will be spinning with support from resident DJ Stu Laurie.
Free. 11pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Tower (04 386 3577; 04 386 3499).

DJ Vidu and DJ Donabelle at Club Mint
Expect an evening of commercial tunes at this Bur Dubai nightspot.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Manhattan Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 325 9000).

In Da House at Movida French
DJ and producer Pascal Roth aka Player Chic will be providing the house beats.
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).

Ladies Love District Lounge
This recently launched night will involve old school ‘80s and ‘90s hits and two free mixed drinks and canapés for females in a sophisticated, chic environment.
Free. 9pm-11pm. DIFC (050 880 2285).

Northern Soul
Keep the Faith DJ Ollie’s fresh Northern Soul and Tamla night is aimed at dancers who are missing the floor-spinning soul that fuelled the likes of Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and The Twisted Wheel.
Free. 9pm-2am. Carter’s, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).

The White Room
A club concept direct from Lebanon. Expect commercial house and hip-hop in Al Murooj Rotana’s ballroom, which is transformed into a nightspot each weekend.
Free. Call ahead for a reservation. 11pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (050 443 0933).

Friday 6

Audio Tonic Summer Sessions with Rich Showell, Vas Floyd and Julian Jinx at 360°
The club’s resident DJs keep things ticking over with deep and groovy house tunes.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Aiza Seguerra live at Boracay
The Filipino female singer will be performing acoustic songs at the Asiana Hotel nightspot.
Dhs125 door, Dhs95 early bird, Asiana Hotel, Deira. (04 359 8888). www.timeoutttickets.com

Benevolent live at The Music Room
The UAE-based Lebanese brothers will be bringing their brand of rock metal to the stage.
Dhs75. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Bathiya & Santhrush live in concert at Chi@The Lodge
Sri Lankan pop-rap duo Bathiya and Santhrush will be performing live, with Randir and Ashanti, known as the ‘queen of Sri Lankan hip-hop’ also on the bill.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 148 5674).

Horace Andy meets the Deep Crates Cartel at Casa Latina
Massive attack collaborator Horace Andy will be making a one-off appearance at Casa Latina for a night where you can expect some old-school reggae and classic trip-hop numbers.
Dhs85 door, Dhs75 early bird. 10pm-3am,Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha, Barsha. www.timeoutttickets.com

Levi Lewis at N’Dulge
The DJ from Manchester will be spinning the deep house tunes this week.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034/055 147 6034).

Ultimate Friday with Albert Neve at XL Beach Club
Albert Neve will be headlining Ultimate Friday with support from Danny Whitlock and S3r-Han in XL’s air conditioned tent.
Dhs150 door, Dhs100 advance, free for ladies until 8pm, free for gents until 6pm. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927). www.timeoutttickets.com

Vintage at Sublime
Expect retro tunes at this recently launched night.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).


Saturday 7

+971 Saturdays at Mansion Dubai
The commercial and R&B tunes are provided by Hungarian resident DJ Pals.
Free. 10pm-3am. Mélia Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 839 5813).

La Vida at Rare Club Dubai
The recently refurbished TECOM nightspot is looking to create a high-energy Ibiza vibe with house tunes and all drinks at 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).

Suga at Movida
This high-end club is promising the sweetest R&B in town.
Free (reservations required). Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Sunday 8

Just Sundays at Cavalli
The fashion-themed nightspot Cavalli Club will be holding its Just Sundays night with your favourite commercial tracks supplied by DJ Enzo Mirak.
Free (door policy applies) 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

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 as well as Japanese-themed nibbles.
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 9

Hip Hop Chic Mondays with Tim Westwood at Cirque Le Soir
The UK radio DJ and influential hip-hop aficionado will be supplying the beats at this high end circus-themed concept.
Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (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 10

Cirque Loves Funky House Peppermint
Rock up and experience resident DJ MadJam – as he teams up with Chipper at the circus-themed venue for an intimate evening spinning funky house tunes.
Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

Jam Night at The Music Room
The Music Room’s talent platform returns with aspiring musicians taking the opportunity to showcase their skills at the open-mic event.
Entry price includes one drink. Dhs50. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6335).

Mesdames ladies’ night at Sublime
Three free drinks for ladies are offered up here together with tunes that will be supplied from DJs Sister Rock and Chris Rayner.
Free. 8pm-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, which originated in London.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Tuesdays in the City at Cavalli Club
This ladies’ night features free drinks and nibbles and if you book before a certain time you can get a free lounge table. Tunes will come from resident DJ Enzo Mirak at this high-end, fashion-themed nightspot with an always glamorous crowd.
Free (door policy applies) 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Jamrock at Sublime Bar & Lounge
This night sees the very best calypso, old school and roots reggae, dub, bashment, urban, dancehall, afro-beat and soca tunes spun by resident DJs. Each week, the spinners rotate, with Danny Neville, Crown Prince, Taranchyla and Pee Wee all on the books. Dhs100. Free for ladies before midnight.
Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 669 8669).

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