31 hottest gigs and club nights this week

New club 2Liv launches while DJ Maseo and Roni Size spin

Wednesday 18

Aks Fashion Night at Armani/Privé
The exclusive monthly fashion night has DJ Zubair back behind the decks. Dhs150 for couples.
Free for ladies before 1am. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (056 175 1010).

Rock Bottom’s 17th anniversary
The Bur Dubai branch of this informal nightspot is celebrating its 17th birthday, which is literally historic by Dubai club standards.
Free. 8pm-3am. Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

Jay Wud Unplugged at Blue Bar
The Dubai-based rock singer will be performing a live acoustic set at this jazz-themed bar.
Dhs50. 8pm-3am. Blue Bar, Novotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 310 8150/050 824 1453).

The Laughter Factory at Zinc
Mark Walker, Andy Askins and Imran Yusuf will be headlining this popular comedy night. The trio will be performing an additional show tomorrow at the Grand Millennium TECOM.
Dhs140. 9pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 310 8150/050 824 1453). www.timeoutttickets.com

The Pioneer DJ-ME Championship semi-finals at Sublime
Dubai’s decksmith talent will battle it out in the second semi-final in front of a panel of professional judges, which includes Time Out Dubai’s Best Dubai DJ Raxon, along with DJ Bliss and Smokingroove.
Free. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 318 7130).

Thursday 19

2LIV Grand Opening
The Sofitel the Palm will be opening the doors of a brand new venue called 2LIV, where you can expect a roof terrace overlooking the Gulf, a floating DJ booth and house and R&B tunes. Guest list and reservation only.
9pm-3am. Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (05 598 67180).

Bliss On House featuring Natalie Brogan at Bliss Lounge
UK DJ Natalie Brogan is returning to Bliss Lounge for another night on the decks spinning house at this beachside venue. Ladies get discounted selected drinks between 8pm and 11pm.
Free. 8pm-3am. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 315 3886).

Cosmic Gate – Wake Your Mind Tour at Domeland by Chi
The hit record-producing German trance duo will be bringing their set to get the floor pumping at Chi.
Dhs125. 8pm-3am. Domeland by Chi,Oud Metha. www.timeoutttickets.com

Deep Crates at Casa Latina
Dubai’s most reliable regular vinyl culture night serves up breaks, hip-hop, funk, reggae, Latin and more, hosted by the Deep Crates Cartel.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

IDentity presents Secretsundaze at N’Dulge
James Priestley and Giles Smith helped define the Sunday clubbing scene in London and then went on to spread the trend across the world. They are bringing their concept to the Atlantis nightspot with an evening of deep house, hip-hop and R&B.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

Roni Size & Dynamite MC at The Music Room
Bristol drum and base legend and the man behind the Mercury award- winning album New Forms will be appearing at The Music Room with support from Dynamite MC for one night only.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6335).

Step On: Indie By The Pool at The Dek on Eight
Guitar fans can get their riff fix at this poolside outside venue at the Media One Hotel, where there’ll be a good selection of alternative anthems.
Free. 5pm-8pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Punchline Comedy Club
Comedy magician John Lenahan will be joined on the bill by Liverpudlian stand-up Simon Bligh and Aussie funny man Mike Klein.
Dhs150 show only, Dhs325 including dinner at Blue Flame restaurant. 9pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Dubai, Garhoud. www.timeoutttickets.com

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).

Unique Chillout Experience at Donatello Lounge
Resident DJ Stu Laurie will be providing the chilled beats.
Free. 7pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Tower (04 386 3577/04 386 3499).

Friday 20

Audio Tonic Summer Sessions with Megadon Betamax, Vas Floyd and Russ Cooper 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).

Boombox presents DJ Maseo at The Music Room
DJ Maseo from hip-hop outfit De La Soul will be spinning classic hits including tracks from the group’s album 3 Feet High And Rising along with tracks from A Tribe Called Quest and other rap acts of his era.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (050 725 8277/04 359 8888).

Electric Days
Former classical pianist Kate Simko and Beirut’s Tala Mortada will be spinning the tunes at this popular Tamanya Terrace night.
Dhs100 (reservations at doorlist@electricdays.net. 6pm-2am. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

L’ARC Pop-Up Event at Cavalli Club
The infamous Paris nightclub L’ARC will be taking over the high-end, fashion-themed club for one night only.
Free, reservations recommended. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

No.1 Fridays presents Horace Brown at N’Dulge
The UK R&B singer will be performing a variety of his biggest hits with support from DJs Brooklyn and Adam Shero.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

Michael Calfan at VIP Room Dubai
The French house DJ and producer is a protégé of the Grammy award-winning David Guetta. He will be on deck duty to delight the crowd at this special VIP-themed evening.
Free 11pm-3am. The VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Vintage at Sublime
Expect a smattering of retro tunes as well as a slew of decent drinks deals offered up for ladies at this recently launched night.
Dhs100. Free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 674 0816).

Saturday 21

411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
Dubai-based DJs Mr Shef Codes, UK DJ Masterstepz, DJ Bliss and DJ Emir will be providing the urban beats at this popular night, which encourages you to turn up in your special ‘caps and kicks’ (baseball caps and trainers).
Free, door policy applies. 10am-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Chameleon Saturdays at Chameleon Club Dubai
The Middle East-based DJ Tanya Vie will be spinning deep and soulful house as well as commercial tunes for Chameleon Saturdays, the club’s Russian night.
Dhs100, free for couples. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).

Suga at Movida
This high-end club is promising the sweetest R&B in town. Free, reservations required.
Sun 11pm-1am. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Sunday 22

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-type nibbles.
Free, reservations required. Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Monday 23

The Monday Show at Cavalli Club Dubai
Cavalli Club’s latest night, The Monday Show, launches this week with a screening of the Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Free, door policy applies, reservations recommended. 9pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Tuesday 24

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).

Pretty Little Singers Launch Party at VIP Room
Get the opportunity to combine a ladies’ night with karoke in this female-only affair that includes complimentary cocktails and canapés, so head down to belt out your favourite tunes.
Free, reservations recommended. 9pm-midnight. The VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Jamrock at Sublime Bar & Lounge
This night sees the best calypso and roots reggae, dancehall, afrobeat 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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