The best nights out in Dubai this week

Get on the dancefloor, watch live music or giggle at comedy with our essential events guide

Wednesday 11

Hate Field at The Music Room
The Egyptian industrial metal band will be performing live.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

The Laughter Factory at Zinc
Comics Gordon Southern, Josh Howe and Phil Nichol will be performing their sets as part of the latest run of Laughter Factory gigs.
Dhs140. 9pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1862)

Thursday 12

Analog Room Presents DJ Jus-Ed at The Q Underground
The talented US house DJ will be performing with another set coming from Analog Room’s co-founder Mehdi Ansari.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).

A Night’s Tale with Tom Budden and Raxon 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).

Armand Van Helden at Supperclub Dubai
The American DJ and producer will be appearing at the high-end lounge dining concept, Supperclub Dubai.
Dhs350. Supperclub Dubai, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 451 1100)

BASSWORX featuring Mistanoize at Casa Latina
The dubstep, house and drum and base rave night has UK drum and base talent Mistanoize on the decks along with sets from DJs Woodle and JAB. The night also has special drinks offers.
Free before 10pm. Dhs30 after 10pm (with a free drink). 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Cassidy Live at We Are One at 2Liv
The US R&B star who’s released tracks with R Kelly, will be performing live for this special event at this high-tech club on the palm. Expect to hear tracks ‘Hotel’ and ‘Get no Better.’
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. 2Liv, Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 986 7180).

PJ Gallagher and Dave McSavage at Almas Tower
This Irish comedy night, organised by McGettigan’s sees RTE’s Naked Camera star PJ Gallagher and Dave McSavage from The Savage Eye perform stand-up.
Dhs120. 9pm. Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers,

Step On: The Christmas Party Edition at The Dek on 8
This night promises a selection of classic indie tunes and a smattering of new tracks. There is a happy hour between 5pm and 8pm.
Free. 7pm-2am. The Dek on 8. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Societe Dubai launch Societe
Dubai is opening its doors with a concept that promises an unpretentious door policy and pop, dance and rock music from ’80s ’90s and ’00s.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).

Sterling EQ Live at Century Village
This female South African trio includes an electric flautist, violinist and cellist, who will be performing live near a selection of outdoor restaurants.
Free. 8pm. Century Village, near the Irish Village, Garhoud,

Strictly Vinyl at 360˚
Kristian Valdini and DJ Alexander will be spinning at this night where all of the tunes come from two decks and a mixer – as it was before technology.
Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

The Laughter Factory at Zinc
Comics Gordon Southern, Josh Howe and Phil Nichol will be performing their sets as part of the latest run of Laughter Factory gigs.
Dhs140. 9pm. Zinc, Grand Millennium TECOM, TECOM (04 429 9999)

Wanted at Amnesia Underground
This house night will feature sets from UK DJs 6th Borough Project and Vas Floyd.
Dhs60 (early bird). Dhs80 (door). Free for ladies before midnight. Amnesia Underground, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 725 8277).

Friday 13

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
This house night will feature guest DJ sets from Julian Jinx, Megadon Betamax, Rod Lee Winters, Tristan Bain, Dan Chadwick and Markii under the umbrella of a local talent night called NATIVE.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

For the Love of Dance at DUCTAC
The Sharmila Dance Gala will showcase a wide variety of performances ranging from jazz, salsa, tango, break dancing, modern dancing, ballet, Indian fusion, as well aerial silk artists and contortionists. Dancers Alicia Amatriain and her partner David Moore from the Stuttgart Ballet company are flying in for the events to perform a piece from Tchaikovsky’s classic Swan Lake.
Dhs155-200. 2.30pm (matinee), 7.30pm (evening). DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

Groove on the Grass
This popular event returns for another helping with tunes supplied by DJs Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh, Deian, Adam and Siamak Amidi.
Dhs160 (early bird), Dhs200 (advance), Dhs250 (door). 7pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).

Jam Nights at Maxx Music Bar & Grill
This is the opening night of the second season of the hotel’s bi-monthly Jam Nights, where 25 different musicians will be performing live on stage alongside the resident band Roxx Empire. The night is an open invitation to all musicians to attend with their instruments and participate.
Free, 9.30pm-3am. Citymax Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

Mikael Weermets at VIP Room
The Swedish DJ returns to the high-end nightspot for another stint on the decks.
Reservations required. 9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Moi with DJ Dan at Azure Bleu
The German DJ Dan will be supplying the house tunes at this cool beachside venue on JBR.
Free entry (reservations recommended). 5pm-midnight. Meydan Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (050 207 1349/050 429 5429).

Sunstroke Super Yacht Party
The final Sunstroke yacht party of 2013 promises a surprise international DJ headliner as well as sets from John Spoor, Martin Hibbit, Danny Kwang and Miss D. Dhs375 (including food and drinks). 1pm-5pm. Dubai Marina Mall Harbour, Dubai Marina (050 600 9928).

Technasia and Jean Claude Ades at Blue Marlin Ibiza
UAE Italian-born Jean Claude Ades will be bringing his Balearic beats to Dubai with a storming set. Technasia will also be showcasing his technical talents on the decks at this popular al fresco nightspot.
Members and bookings only. 9pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Saturday 14

DJ Young Guru at 411 Nights at People by Crystal
Jay-Z’s official DJ will be performing live, with support from local talent in the form of DJs Bliss and Kaboo at this popular urban night.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am, People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Samir Maslo Balearic Pool Sessions at The Dek on 8
The European house, electronic and new age DJ Samir Maslo will be supplying the tunes for this poolside party with an Ibiza vibe.
Free. Midday-midnight. Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 600 9928).

Sunday 15

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).

The Act Dubai
Today sees a special collaboration with a famous French bubbly manufacturer, where the theatre-club will have the opportunity to participate in a fun video.
Free (reservations required). 9.30pm-3am. The Act Dubai, Shangri-la Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

Monday 16

Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Theatrical club Cirque Le Soir’s weekly hip-hop party features 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 17

Pink In The City at Barasti
The ever-popular beachside expat hangout is offering ladies unlimited bubbles for Dhs50 every Tuesday.
7.30pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai 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
 Launched on December 3, this brand new fashion-themed night includes free drinks and a chance for one lucky female to be crowned Miss Studio F, with candidates winning the opportunity to take part in a model training workshop.
Free. 10pm-midnight. Studio F, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 714 0748).

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