This week's biggest gigs and best nights

More than 20 places to party in Dubai over the next seven days

Wednesday 4

Acoustic Wednesday at The Music Room
This night offers the opportunity for local talents to showcase their skills.
Dhs50. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Thursday 5

A Night’s Tale with Raxon and Markii at Story Rooftop Lounge
This Media City nightspot will be hosting an evening where the focus will be on quality sounds and there’ll be monthly international guests to keep things edgy, too.
Free. Dhs75 on international guest nights. 10pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, behind Zayed University. Dubai Media City (050 151 4308).

Bliss on Copyright at Bliss Lounge
UK producers and DJs Copyright will be bringing their brand of intelligent house to the beachside venue.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (056 694 4538).

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).

The Laughter Factory at the Melrose Ballroom
Comics Gordon Southern, Josh Howe and Phil Nichol will be performing their sets as part of the latest run of Laughter Factory gigs.
Dhs140. Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, (04 449 8888)

Revelations Presents Sonic Species at Domeland by Chi
From Brighton in the UK, the psychedelic trance DJ will be providing the tunes for this one night only.
Free for ladies before 11pm. Dhs125. 9pm-3am. Domeland by Chi, Chi at the Lodge, Oud Metha (050 645 1119).

Daniel Stefanik at Amnesia
The night that used to take place at what was formerly Trilogy returns. Teaming up with DJ Stereotype, this event sees German house DJ Daniel Stefanik on deck duty.
Dhs80 (door), Dhs60 (advance). 10pm-3am, Amnesia Underground, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 247 8673).

We Are One at 2Liv
This night at the recently opened superclub sees hip-hop tunes coming from DJ Shef Codes with Alex Seda providing the house beats. at an event where ladies get free drinks between 10pm and midnight.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. 2Liv, Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 986 7180).

Friday 6

Ashanthi, Funky Dirt and Shiraz AKA Rude Bwoy live at Sublime
This Sri Lankan hip-hop event sees Ashanthi perform live along with shows from fellow Sri Lankans Funky Dirt and Shiraz AKA Rude Bwoy. DJ sets come from DJ Asanka, DJ Jana and DJ C-Groove.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 890 7395).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
This house night will feature guest DJ sets from Jaymo and Andy George as well as appearances from Breakin Even, Mr Mr, Russ Cooper, Conan Manchester, Danny Kwang and Kasparov.
Free. 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Closing Mash Up super yacht party
DJ Benny T, DJ Nappa and DJ Gem will be providing the tunes for this special party, which includes food and drinks packages.
Dhs150 (including food and four drinks). Dhs375 (unlimited food and drinks). 1pm-5pm. Pier 7 behind Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (056 694 4538).

Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
The Ibiza DJs will spin the tunes at this popular al fresco venue.
Members and bookings only. 9pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot UAE (056 113 3400).

Drop Dread at Casa Latina
Earl Gateshead from Trojan Sound System will be playing a set featuring classic reggae tracks from the extensive Trojan Records back catalogue.
Dhs85. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (055 418 6265).

No Fillers at The Deck
Cory Centric and Rishi will be supplying the eclectic tunes which will include disco, funk and soul at this poolside day party, which features a happy hour between 4pm and 7pm.
Free. 5pm-1am. JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 814 5599).

Ragga Factory at Q Underground
This special evening will see western tunes set to dhol beats and folk music merged with jazz – mixing classic and contemporary sounds.
Dhs100. 9pm-1am. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (04 323 4333),

Red Bull Sound Clash at Dubai International Marine Club
This event will see different musicians from the region put their talents to the test in this sound clash-style event, where the two bands, Egyptian outfit Wust El Balad and Jordanian indie rockers Autostrad, performing on separate stages.
Dhs125. Dubai International Marine Club, Jumeirah Beach Road.

Sharon Cuneta Christmas in Dubai at Dubai Wonderland
The Filipino singer will be performing live for this special Christmas event.
Dhs175-300. 5pm-2am. Dubai Wonderland, Near Garhoud Bridge (055 574 4954),

The Laughter Factory at the Melrose Ballroom
Comics Gordon Southern, Josh Howe and Phil Nichol will be performing their sets as part of the latest run of Laughter Factory gigs.
Dhs140. Melrose Ballroom, Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai,

U2 Tribute Act at The Music Room
This tribute to Ireland’s great rock export will be performing the group’s greatest hits live.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

We Are 9 at Sandance Beach
Legendary rappers Cypress Hill and DJs the Cuban Brothers will be performing live with Afrika Bambaataa and the Stereo MCs laying down DJ sets, along with local DJs as part of Infusion’s ninth anniversary.
Dhs250 (advance), Dhs290 door. 4pm-2am. Atlantis Beach, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah,

White Sensation Pool Party at XL Beach Club
DJ Pro-Moe will be performing a set with Richard Round, S3r-Han and DJ Sammi also on deck duty for this popular pool party. There is also free entry to anyone who shows up dressed completely in white.
Free for ladies before 8pm, Free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. 1pm-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Saturday 7

Homegrown at 360˚
Eric Francis will be on deck duty for this house night, which focuses on local musical talent.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

The Laughter Factory at the Els Club
Comics Gordon Southern, Josh Howe and Phil Nichol will be performing their sets as part of the latest run of Laughter Factory gigs as they bid to make you laugh.
Dhs140. 9pm. The Els Club, Dubai Sport City,

Sunday 8

Barry Hilton at the Gramercy
South African stand-up Barry Hilton is flying in for the first of two special shows.
Dhs175 (with a free drink), Dhs350 (with a three-course dinner). 9pm. The Gramercy, DIFC precinct building 3, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 7511).

Sunday Sessions at Café Habana

This recently launched Sunday Sessions night features blues, reggae and jazz supplied by Marwan & The Mojos.
Free. 8pm-1am. Café Habana, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 422 2620).

Monday 9

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

Tuesday 10

Pink In The City at Barasti
The ever-popular beachside expat hangout is offering ladies unlimited bubbles for Dhs50.
7.30pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).

Pink Ladies Pin Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
This popular tiki-themed nightspot offers the girls complimentary drinks and canapés each Tuesday along with commercial tunes and a fun atmosphere.
Free. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Pop Your Cherry Tuesdays at Cirque Le Soir
This recently launched night is taken from an American club brand, which aims to inject the spirit of a classic American frat party and a touch of hedonism into your evening.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

Miss Studio F ladies’ night at Studio F
Launched on December 3, this new fashion-themed night includes free drinks and a chance for a lucky female to be crowned Miss Studio F, with candidates winning the opportunity to undergo model workshop training.
Free. 10pm-midnight. Studio F, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 714 0748).

Societe Dubai launch

The Marina Byblos is opening its latest nightspot, which promises to be an unpretentious venue that focuses on allowing guests to enjoy their evening.
Door policy applies. 9pm-3am Marina Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 822).

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