31 biggest gigs and parties in Dubai this week

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Wednesday 25

Band of M!sfits at Blue Bar
The jazz-themed nightspot Blue Bar has Band of M!sfits performing a range of covers as well as original material. The entry price includes a complimentary drink.
Dhs75. 9pm-3am. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 0000).

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club
This popular urban night sees tunes spun by DJs Brooklyn, Shero and Adam J. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and couples.
5pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).

The Producers Panel at Dubai Music Week
Legendary Michael Jackson producer Quincy Jones will be joined on stage by Black Eyed Peas’ star Will.i.am and super producer Timbaland to discuss music production in this seminar.
Dhs240-Dhs400. 8pm. Dubai World Trade Centre. Sheikh Zayed Road. www.ticketmaster.ae

Thursday 26

Amanda Wilson In Da House at Movida
The UK vocalist, who has featured on a number of dance hits, will be performing live for one night only.
Free (reservations recommended).Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Arthur’s Day at The Irish Village
This celebration of the founder of Ireland’s most famous drinks brand will feature unplugged sets from Toploader and Ian Broudie from the Lightning Seeds, who’s promised to perform a selection of the group’s classic hits.
Dhs70, 7pm-late. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000). www.timeoutttickets.com

Bliss on Berlin at Bliss Lounge
The beachside venue will be hosting a night where the house music will be inspired by the Berlin scene. Deian, Kaytek and Alex Amoralez will be on deck duty.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 315 3886).

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).

Dubai Music Week Presents Will.i.am and Timbaland
The Black Eyed Peas’ frontman will be sharing the bill with Timbaland as part of a headlining Superstar DJ Performance for Dubai Music Week.
Dhs200-Dhs850. 10pm-1am. Dubai World Trade Centre. Sheikh Zayed Road. www.ticketmaster.ae

Derrick May and Gerd Jansan at 360˚
As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp event, Chicago house DJ Derrick May and Gerd Jansen will be on the decks, with support from Charl Chaka, Liliane Chlela, Ronin and Salar Ansari.
Free (reservations recommended). 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Masterstepz at N’Dulge
The popular IDentity night will have tunes supplied by UK DJ Masterstepz, who’ll be spinning a selection of house, hip-hop and R&B.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

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 for reservations. 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 27

Arthur’s Day at Barasti
The former Starsailor frontman James Walsh is set to take to the stage for an acoustic performance to mark Arthur’s Day.
Free. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).

Audio Tonic Summer Sessions with Mr Mr, Raxon and JC Pinto
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).

Kenny Dope at Tamanya Terrace
Dust and the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp present the four-time Grammy nominated DJ Kenny Dope from duo Masters at Work, who has remixed tunes for a number of artists from Michael Jackson and Madonna to Donna Summer and Jamiroquai.
Free (reservations required). Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, info@dustdxb.com

Kidology at The Deck
The London brand brings its concept to Dubai with DJs Mark Wilkinson, Tom Chubb and Simon Reid supplying the house tunes on the venue’s poolside terrace.
Free. 5pm-1am. The Deck, JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 814 5590).

BASSWORX Old Skool Party at Casa Latina
The dubstep, house and drum and base rave night has JD Odyssey on MC duty, and guest DJs Dante and Espace, along with resident DJs Woodle and Jab plus special drinks offers.
Free. 7pm-2am. DIFC, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 7511).

Open Mic Night at The Gramercy
This night is open to both original musicians and amateur singers, who will find a wide selection of cover songs to choose from. The venue will be hosting special drinks deals and at the end of year, the best performers will get to compete for a host of special prizes.
7pm-2am. DIFC precinct building 3, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 437 7511).

Season Opening at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE with Wally Lopez
The Madrid-born Ibiza-based DJ will be spinning the house tunes at the season relaunch of this al fresco venue.
Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Stars Dance World Tour: Selena Gomez
The 21-year-old pop star will be performing her hit single ‘Come & Get It’ as she brings her Stars Dance World Tour to Dubai Music Week.
Dhs350-Dhs850. 10pm-1am. Dubai World Trade Centre. Sheikh Zayed Road. www.ticketmaster.ae

Sound of Thunder at The Music Room
Expect a rock line-up of local bands from the UAE, as well as groups from India and Bahrain, with music ranging from hard rock to heavy metal.
Dhs60. 9pm-2am. The Music Room. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Sunny Vibe Up featuring Wrongtom
The Roots Manuva collaborator from London will be spinning in a night that includes hip-hop, funk, soul, breaks, reggae, Brazilian and Afrobeat from the Dubai-based collective the Deep Crates Cartel DJs.
Dhs50 (advance), Dhs60 (door). 2pm-midnight, Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 418 6265). www.timeoutttickets.com

Saturday 28

Soulja Boy at 411 Saturdays
The US rapper will be performing live in a one-off appearance.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Electric Days
Chicago’s Kate Simko will be providing the house beats with help from Tala Mortada, Ahmed Raxon, RISHI and Amy Wells at the popular Tamanya Terrace rooftop nightspot.
Dhs75 (reservations at doorlist@electricdays.net recommended). 6pm-2am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Masquerade Night at Chameleon Club Dubai
Expect a night of commercial tunes with the crowd disguised in masks.
Dhs100, free for couples. 10pm-1am. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).

RBMA All-star Jam Session at The Music Room
The culmination of the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp will see a large jam session on stage.
Free. 10pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6335).

Sunday 29

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. Studio 54@Okku
The tunes on this night will be provided from the founding DJ of New York city’s Studio 54 nightclub. The dresscode is funky 1970s.
Free, reservations required. Sun 8pm-3am. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Bollywood Night at Dubai Music Week
Farhan Akhtar will be performing live with others stars on the bill including Pritam, Mohit Chauhan, Benny Dayal, Arijit Singh, Harshdeep Kaur and Neeti Mohan.
Dhs160-Dhs200. 7pm-1am. Dubai Music Week, Dubai World Trade Centre. Sheikh Zayed Road. www.ticketmaster.ae

Monday 30

The Monday Show at Cavalli Club
Dubai Cavalli Club’s latest night, The Monday Show, offers the opportunity to dine while you watch a classic movie.
Free, door policy applies, reservations recommended. 9pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Tuesday 1

Cirque Loves Funky House
Experience resident DJ MadJam – as he teams up with Chipper at the circus-themed venue for an intimate evening of funky house tunes. Criminal Vibes is the guest house DJ for the night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

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