33 best nightlife events in Dubai this week

Funk, house, comedy, electro, rock and more party highlights

Wednesday 6

Cavalli 54 at Cavalli Club
The high-end fashioned-themed nightspot hosts an evening that’s inspired by legendary New York club Studio 54.
Free, door policy applies, 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Kamal Musallam and friends at Tamanya Terrace
The Dubai-based guitarist will be performing live with Marcello Allulli on the sax, Daniele Cappucci on the double base and Israel Varela on the drums. Karen Rubio Lugo will also showcase her flamenco skills.
Free. 9pm-3am. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Thursday 7

A Night’s Tale with Mr Mr & Rich Showell at Story Rooftop Lounge
This recently opened nightspot will be hosting an evening where the focus will be on quality sounds. Resident DJs on the bill include Mr Mr, Raxon, Julian Jinx, Rich Showell, Markii and James Field and there will be monthly international guests too.
Free. Dhs75 on international guest nights. 10pm-3am. Located behind Zayed University. Dubai Media City (050 151 4308).

Abri & Funk Radius Extended Live at Jazz @ Pizza Express
The Dubai-based funk, reggae, neo soul and R&B band will be performing live at this licenced restaurant.
Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Pizza Express, JLT (04 441 6342).

Aperitivo at Pure Sky Lounge
This night of live music includes three selected beverages and unlimited nibbles.
Free. 7.30pm-11pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, Dubai Marina (04 374 7888).

Bliss on Defected at Bliss Lounge
Italian house duo Supernova will be supplying the beats at this beachside, outdoor nightspot.
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).

Fleurs official launch weekend at Fleurs
This new nightspot, which involves plenty of flower throwing, promises a unique live music experience.
Free (reservations required). Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 913 9148).

Guest Master Chef Marco Sacco at Cavalli Club
The celebrity chef will be creating special dishes for this event that is related to the Italian Cuisine Summit 2013.
Free, door policy applies, 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

IDentity at N’Dulge
DJ Brooklyn will be spinning the R&B, with DJ Eric Francis supplying the house tunes on the terrace at the Atlantis nightspot.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

KYBOE! Present Fashionista at Donatello Lounge
Resident DJ Stu Laurie will be supplying the house beats for this night, which promises a distinctly fashion feel.
Free (reservations required). 9pm-2am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Tower, ground floor, (04 386 3577/056 600 8609, 056 660 0810).

The Laughter Factory
San Francisco-based stand-up Scott Capurro will be joining Liverpudlian satirist Steve Gribbin and Somalian-born British comedian Prince Abdi in the first of five shows for the latest instalment of this popular comedy night.
Dhs140. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 449 8888). www.timeoutttickets.com

Serebro at The Fabric at Chi@The Lodge
The Russian girl group will be jetting in from Moscow for a special live performance.
Dhs300-1,500. 10pm-3am. Chi@ The Lodge, Oud Metha (052 667 7753/052 659 9933). www.timeoutttickets.com

Something Big Dubai Presents Kryptic Minds and Bifidus Aktif at Catwalk
This drum and base and dubstep night will see the DJs dropping some seriously heavy beats.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am, Golden Tulip Hotel Al Barsha, Al Barsha (050 917 5432).

B.O.A Romania Experience at XL Beach Club
Beat of Angels is considered one of Romania’s best clubs and is hosting a special night at XL Beach Club. The evening will involve aerial acrobats and dancers.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and couples. 7pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).


Friday 8

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360˚
This house night will feature sets from Conan Manchester, JC Pinto, Danny Kwang, Rich Showell, Russ Cooper and Mr Mr.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Eats Retro ‘Post Brunch’ Party 2Liv Rooftop
This newly launched event on the terrace at this venue will feature house, retro and nu disco tunes from DJs Mark Pickup and Ben Thompson.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-10pm. Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (05 598 67180).

Electric Days at Tamanya Terrace
UK husband and wife DJ duo Olly and Maxine (aka Maxology) will be sharing their passion for electronic music with a pulsating set for this special outdoor terrace event.
Dhs85 (reservations at doorlist@electricdays.net recommended). 6pm-1am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
This week’s South African house-themed night will include a set from guest DJ 2Lani, who is playing for the first time here in Dubai.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Lee Burridge at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
UK acid house DJ and producer Lee Burridge will on the decks at this popular nightspot.
Members and reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Mike Tyson After-Party at Cavalli Club
The infamous boxer will be making a special appearance following his one-man show at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Free (door policy applies). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Moi at Meydan Beach
This event will feature an appearance from Beirut’s DJ maDJam as well as international dancers and a fire show.
Free entry for ladies before 7pm (door policy applies). 2pm-1am. Meydan Beach, Dubai Marina (050 207 1349, 050 429 5429).

Plus Minus Sessions featuring Tiefschwarz at Nasimi Beach
German house DJs Tiefschwarz will be dropping the beats on the beach to delight the al fresco clubbers.
Dhs100 for men before 7pm. Free for ladies before 7pm. Dhs150 after 7pm. 2pm-3am. Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).

Unite All Originals at Media One Hotel
The hotel’s car park is hosting a night in collaboration with Adidas that will feature local DJs, urban artists and entertainers. There will also be a happy hour between 6pm and 8pm.
Dhs100 (free before 8pm). Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Wonderland Friday at XL Beach Club
This night encourages revellers to appear in their most imaginative fancy dress costume for an opportunity to win Dhs3,000. The tunes will be provided by Radio 1 DJ Greg Stainer and DJ Rudy K.
Free for ladies. Dhs100 for men. 11pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 175 1010/055 288 9460).

Saturday 9

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJ Shef Codes and DJ Emir will be spinning the tracks which will no doubt wow the crowd at this popular Raffles venue.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

An Evening with John Cleese at the Madinat Theatre
The Fawlty Towers star will be bringing his one-man show to the Madinat Theatre.
November 5-9. Dhs350-Dhs450. 7.30pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. www.timeoutttickets.com

This is Vinyl at DUCTAC
Taking place on the piazza of this art and culture hub will be a special vinyl record market as well as live sets from guest DJs.
Free. Midday-7pm, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

Sunday 10

Senorita Sundays at Maya Lounge
There are three free drinks, and canapés at Maya’s popular ladies’ night.
Free. 8pm-10pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).

Monday 11

Art After Dark at No. 5 Lounge & Bar
This night which combines art and music will feature Dubai-based street artist Melancholy and a set from Break DJ Lobito.
Free 6pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Theatrical club Cirque du Soir’s weekly hip-hop party will feature an appearance from DJ Whoo Kid.
Free (bookings recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

The Monday Show at Cavalli Club
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 12

Pink Ladies Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
On the first Tuesday of every month ladies get free pink bubbles here.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

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