32 hottest gigs and nights this week

Al Murray, Rick Ross, Reverend and the Makers, James Zabiela, and 28 more

Wednesday 2

Cavalli 54 Launch at Cavalli Club
The launch of a new night inspired by the legendary New York Disco hotspot and celebrity hangout, Studio 54. The evening will feature classic hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
Free, door policy applies, 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Grooves and Crackles at The Magazine Shop
This new vinyl appreciation evening is an opportunity for record lovers to bring along their collection and share their music tastes with like-minded vinyl heads.
Free. 6.30pm. The Magazine Shop, Al Madar Street (behind the OSN Building), Dubai Media City (050 800 7214).

Thursday 3

David Puentez ‘In Da House’ at Movida
The talented German DJ and producer will be dropping the tunes at this night where ladies can enjoy an open bar between 11pm and 1am.
Free (reservations recommended). Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Spanish Journey featuring DJ Kiko Navarro at Donatello Lounge
The Spanish DJ and resident at Pacha in Mallorca will spin tracks following a warm up set from resident DJ Stu Laurie.
Free. 9pm-2am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Tower, Ground Floor, (04 386 3577, 04 386 3499).

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).

Ghulam Ali and Jaswinder Singh at Crowne Plaza Dubai
An evening of musical entertainment with Ghazal Maestro from Pakistan Ghulam Ali and India’s Jaswinder Singh in concert.
Dhs125-Dhs1,000. 9pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeoutttickets.com

Ladies Love District at The District Lounge
This night will involve old school 1980s and 1990s hits and two free mixed drinks and canapés for females in a chic environment. Tonight will also see the outside terrace reopen.
Free. 8pm-11pm. DIFC (050 880 2285).

Laughter Factory
The popular night with links to The Comedy Store in London returns with an evening of international stand-up from Otiz Cannelloni, Slim and Rainer Hersch.
Dhs140. 8pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina. www.timeoutttickets.com

Friday 4

Al Murray The Only Way is Epic Tour at Dubai World Trade Centre
The English comedian returns to the stage once again for an evening of laughter.
Dhs300-Dhs500. 8pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeoutttickets.com

Audio Tonic Grand Launch of Season VIII Sunset Sessions at 360˚
Belfast duo BICEP will be providing the house beats upstairs, while downstairs will see the Stanton Warriors on the decks.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Drop Dread ft Deadly Hunta & Ghetto Youth Sound
The classic Jamaican night has Deadly Hunta on the bill with Ghetto Youth Sound, who has supported Ice T, along with residents Break DJ Lobito, Ahmed Dubijad, Frezidante and MC Hamokane.
Dhs80. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha. www.timeoutttickets.com

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African deep house, with residents Charl Chaka, Afroboogie, Just Lance, Simon B and Nthayi, plus international guests.
Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

James Zabiela at Nasimi Beach
The tech house DJ will be on deck duty for the season opening of the Atlantis beach party night. Support will come from Sam Farsio, Daylomar, Markii, Haids, Smokingroove and David Craig.
Dhs100 for men before 7pm. Free for women before 7pm. Dhs150 after 7pm. 2pm-3am. Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).

Massive Fridays – Amsterdam to Dubai at Sensation
DJ Irwan from Amsterdam will be spinning the beats in an evening that promises music with a dancehall and Caribbean flavour. Mr Shef Codes, DJ Badir, DJ Stylez, Ray Hollywood and MC Money are also on the bill. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 675 0816).

MTV Unplugged at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Indian singer KK will be performing alongside Hindi star Shalmali.
Dhs150-Dhs750. 9pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim, www.timeoutttickets.com

No Fillers Pool Party at The Deck
Music will come from Centric Music’s Cory Centric and Electric Days resident DJ Rishi. Between 5pm and 9pm, you’ll also find special grape deals.
Free. 9pm-3am. The Deck, JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 814 5590).

Reverend and The Makers at the Music Room
The Sheffield band fronted by Jon McClure will be playing for one night at The Music Room. The indie rockers will be running through hits including ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ and ‘He Said he Loved Me.’ Dhs80 (advance) Dhs100 (door). 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

Rick Ross Live After Party at VIP Room
The Haitian rapper will be performing live for this exclusive after party.
Reservation only. 11pm. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Rick Ross Live in Concert
The world-famous Haitian rapper will be bringing his bling on stage at Festival City for one night only. The hip-hop star has support from Skinny Loop, C-Walk, Jay Sa and Junior J.
From Dhs250 (early bird Dhs200). Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City, www.timeoutttickets.com

Shafqat Amanat Ali, Richa Sharma and Kailash Kher in concert
The Pakistani classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali will be sharing the bill with Indian singer Richa Sharma and rocker Kailash Kher.
Dhs100-2,000. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeoutttickets.com

Sunstroke Super Yacht party
This party takes place on a newly refurbished super yacht with six DJs across three floors thrown in for good measure.
Dhs375 (including drinks and pizza). 1pm-5pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (050 600 9928, 055 750 7882).

Swedish House Night at Chameleon Club
Swedish DJ Johan Davidsson and Finnish guest DJ Boris Jetski will be supplying the tunes and there are free canapés from 8.30pm.Dhs100.
Free for couples. 10pm-1am. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).

UNER and Jean Claude Ades at Blue Marlin Ibiza
UAE Ibiza resident DJ Jean Claude Ades is sharing the bill with support from up-and-coming Spanish spinner UNER who will be supplying the house.
Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Saturday 5

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJ Bliss and DJ Stylez will be spinning the tracks. Free, door policy applies.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Serotonin Dose ft DK Kiko Navarro at Dusk Terrace
DJ Kiko, who hails from Spain, will be supplying the sunset soundtrack at this poolside terrace venue.
Dhs50 for women (including a free drink), Dhs70 for men. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 545 7583).

Balearic Pool Sessions at The Dek on 8
This chilled out Ibiza-themed party will include acoustic elements from live musicians. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a Spanish-themed barbecue brunch between 2pm and 6pm for Dhs240.
Free. 2pm-10pm. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Deep On Deck
This yacht party will see house tunes supplied by Tim Kay, Genairo and Matthew Charles (from Cafe Mambo Ibiza). The ticket includes selected drinks.
Dhs350 for men. Dhs250 for women. Reservation only. 4pm-11pm. Dubai Marina Mall Harbour (050 890 5500).

Hawaiian Night at Chameleon Club Dubai
This Hawaiian-themed night will involve tropical drinks, music and dancing.
Dhs100, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Chameleon, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (050 113 5858).

Sunday 6

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).

Monday 7

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).

Jason Carter at The Fridge
The musician will be performing with his 18-string flamenco guitar.
Dhs50 per person. Dhs25 for students. Free for under 18s. The Fridge, Unit 5, Alserkal Avenue (050 553 8757).

Tuesday 8

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).

Empress Ladies’ Night at Embassy
Ladies get three free drinks when they pitch up at this high-end nightspot in the Marina.
Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

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