Your guide to going out in Dubai

NYE sorted, and the biggest events every day until January 7

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Wednesday 25

Twisted Winter Wonderland at Cirque Le Soir
Typically for this circus-themed nightspot, it’s promising mischievous fairies, evil elves and a bad Santa.
Free (bookings recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

Thursday 26

Analog Room Presents Jacques Bon and Salar Ansari
This underground house night attracts top DJs to the city.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).

A Night’s Tale with Mr Mr & Rich Showell at Story Rooftop Lounge
This Media City nightspot will be hosting an evening where the focus will be on quality sounds. There are 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).

Chicago
The successful Broadway musical, set in the US prohibition era, hits our shores for a special run.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).

High Impact A2 Festival with Redsan, Lira, Fally Ipupa, P-Square, Mr Vegas, Mafikizolo and Dany Neville at Meydan Racecourse
This special music festival takes place over two days and is a fusion of African and Asian entertainers.
Dhs299-545. 6pm-3am. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 748 6540). www.timeoutttickets.com

Russ Winstanley at Wafi Pyramids Rooftop
The Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley will be performing a set for fans of the musical movement. Winstanley, who is one of the co-founders of Wigan Casino in the UK, will be spinning a selection of soulful tracks, which should hopefully encourage guests to hit the dance floor.
Tickets for the event are available at The George & Dragon, Ambassador Hotel, Bur Dubai. Dhs75. 9pm-2am. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop, Oud Metha (052 992 8692).

Friday 27

Audio Tonic at Sunset Sessions 360˚
Hisham Zahran, Tristan Bain, Dan Chadwick, Megadon Betamax, Vas Floyd and Mark Pickup will be on deck duty for this well-informed house event.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Chicago
See Thursday 26.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).

Kevin Saunderson at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
From the US, the house DJ Kevin Saunderson will be spinning his brand of Detroit techno at this al fresco venue.
Members and bookings only. 9pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Saturday 28

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJ Bliss, Mr Shef Codes and Masterstepz 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).

Chicago
See Thursday 26.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).

Movida – two year anniversary party
This event will celebrate Movida’s second birthday with special guest performers.
Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 4449).

Reggae Beachfest II at XL Beach Club
This dance hall and reggae night will feature DJ Robbo Ranx on the decks. The Londoner is a regular on BBC 1-Xtra radio channel in the UK.
Dhs100. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161). www.timeoutttickets.com

Sunday 29

Chicago
See Thursday 26.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).

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 30

Chicago
See Thursday 26.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).

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).

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
This show combines the dancing and music of the late Michael Jackson with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil.
Dhs295-2,295. 8pm.Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

Tuesday 31

Art Department and Infinity Ink at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Toronto house duo Art Department will be dropping a set that will feature live vocal performances. London duo Infinity Ink will also be performing a set.
Dhs650 (for ladies including selected drinks), Dhs850 (for men including selected drinks). Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE (056 113 3400).

Audio Tonic New Year’s Eve 2013/14 at 360°
Mr Mr, Raxon and Rod Lee Winters will be on deck duty for 360˚’s New Year’s bash. Dhs950 (including selected beverages and canapés).
Dhs1,500 (including dinner and selected beverages). 9pm-late. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

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Barasti New Year’s Eve Sugar Beach Party
Star of the Will Smith TV show Fresh Prince of Bel Air, DJ Jazzy Jeff, will be performing live to celebrate the New Year at this popular beachside venue.
Dhs150 (early bird). Dhs210 (advance). Dhs260 (door). 7pm-late. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).

Black Coffee at House of Afrika
New Year’s Eve Party at The Dek on 8 The South African DJ will be spinning soulful house at this special celebration.
Dhs250 (early bird), Dhs290 (door). 8pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 318 1313).

Cavalli Club Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party at Cavalli Club
The club will be renaming itself Cavalli Club Mansion for a special evening, which will see the venue host an extravagant Great Gatsby party and 1920s-inspired music and entertainment.
Dhs1,150 (men). Dhs950 (women), Dhs1,650 (dinner and drinks). Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

DJ Bliss and Masterstepz at SPiN Dubai
The ping-pong themed nightclub is promising ‘the most exclusive New Year’s Eve bash’ to see in 2014 with hip-hop and R&B tunes.
Dhs300 (ladies before midnight including unlimited selected drinks). Dhs500 (men including unlimited selected drinks). 10pm-3am. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).

Donatello Disco 2014 Countdown at Donatello Lounge
DJ Pierre Ravan will be spinning disco oldies with a warm-up set from resident DJ Stu Laurie at this special event that sees the Italian restaurant offer a buffet, which includes house drinks.
Dhs2,000 (four people), Dhs3,000 (more than four people). Dhs3,000 (for a bottle). 7pm-3am. Ground floor, Convention Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 386 3577).

Dubomedy presents The Last Laugh
This comedy show will feature sets from Mina Liccione, Ali Al Sayed from the UAE and Omar Shams as well as great views of the fireworks.
Dhs550 (including a buffet). 8pm-2am. Al Wasl Ballroom, Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 440 0994).

Epic New Year’s Eve at Societe Dubai
This new club will be playing ’80s ’90s and ’00s classics for new year at an event where the Dhs200 door price includes unlimited selected drinks.
Dhs200 (before midnight with unlimited drinks). Dhs100 (after midnight). 10pm-3am. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).

Far East Movement at People by Crystal
The LA band will be performing their smash hit ‘Like A G6’ as part of the club’s new year celebrations.
Dhs350. 10pm-3am, People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (056 133 3268).

Greatest Show On Earth at Cirque Le Soir
This Victorian circus-themed event will involve bearded ladies, lion tamers and even a mermaid in a water tank.
Dhs790 for women (including selected beverages), Dhs990 for men (including selected beverages). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir Dubai, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

Lace & Leather Masquerade Ball at Movida
This fancy dress party will offer the opportunity to keep your identity anonymous until the start of 2014.
Dhs500 (including a welcome drink and a midnight toast). 11pm-4am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 4449).

New Year’s Eve at The Irish Village
House band the Maplejacks will be performing popular covers with DJ Marky Mark spinning the commercial tracks on the decks for an evening that also promises an array of food stations with festive specialties. Dhs150 (including food before December 30). Dhs200 (including food on the door). 7pm-late. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750). www.timeoutttickets.com

NYE 2014 at Meydan Beach
The house duo Promise Land will be providing the tunes for a night that will see support slots from Stereo Punx, Afroboogie and DJ Mamsi.
Dhs200 (door). 5pm-midnight. Azure Bleu, Meydan Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (055 288 9460). www.timeoutttickets.com

New Year’s Eve – Seven Deadly Sins at VIP Room Dubai
The upmarket nightspot is laying on seven surprise entertainers in a night where you’ll get the opportunity to party your sins away.
Table bookings only. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai,Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

NYE party with eSQUIRE at XL Beach Club
The UK house musician will be providing the tunes at this beach event.
Dhs300 (advance), Dhs350 (door). 7pm-4am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai (04 454 2927). www.timeoutttickets.com

Omarion and Mims live at 2Liv
The US R&B star Omarion will be performing live for a party that will also include a set from Mims (Mr ‘This Is Why I’m Hot’).
Dhs600 (including unlimited house beverages). 10pm-3am. 2Liv, Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 986 7182).

Sandance NYE with Emeli Sandé in concert, Axwell and Paul Oakenfold
The UK soul sensation Emeli Sandé will be performing live at an event that will see DJ sets from former Swedish House Mafia member Axwell and veteran UK spinners Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong.
Dhs450 (advance). Dhs530 (door). Dhs600 (VIP). Atlantis Beach, Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321). www.timeoutttickets.com

The Act Dubai presents New Year’s Eve Party 2014 L’Art De Vivre
The high-end theatre-themed nightspot will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with tunes from Londoner DJ Kayper and a 1920s themed party.
Dhs650 (ladies), Dhs950 (gents). Couples only, reservations recommended. 8pm-4am. The Act Dubai, Shangri-la Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

The Great NYE Party at Armani Privé
Expect this Great Gatsby-themed party to involve decadence in the world’s tallest tower.
Dhs500 (ladies including unlimited selected drinks). Dhs750 (men including unlimited selected drinks). 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

Unlock the door to 2014 at The Sky Bubble
This event is enticingly promising the most magical mystery party in town, with free-flowing premium beverages, live entertainment and fireworks.
Dhs895 (including drinks and a buffet). 8pm-2am. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3112).

Vanilla Ice at N’Dulge
The rapper behind ‘Ice Ice Baby’ will be performing live at Atlantis with support from DJs David Craig, Dean Curtis and Smokingroove.
Dhs300 (with a free glass of bubbly). 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4322). www.timeoutttickets.com


Wednesday 1

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
See Monday 30.
Dhs295-2,295. 8pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

Thursday 2

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
See Monday 30.
Dhs295-2,295. 6.30pm and 10.30pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

Friday 3

Chicago
See Thursday 26.
Dhs245-2,295. December 26-January 3. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 457 3212).

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
See Monday 30.
Dhs295-2,295. 5pm and 9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

Saturday 4

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, among others.
Free (bookings recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
See Monday 30.
Dhs295-2,295. 5pm and 9pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

Sunday 5

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 6

Monster Music Quiz Night at Hard Rock Café
Think you know music? Put your melody memory to the test with this weekly quiz, which boasts plenty of prizes for winning and runner-up teams. Switch your smartphone off.
Free. From 8.30pm. Next to Marks & Spencer, Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
See Monday 30.
Dhs295-2,295. 8pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

Tuesday 7

iPaddy pub quiz at McGettigan’s JLT
Test your knowledge at this popular weekly quiz taking place at the Irish-themed pub, where various prizes for the lucky winners will be up for grabs. Just remember – no cheating!
Free. From 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, JLT (800 6247).

Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Dubai World Trade Center
See Monday 30.
Dhs295-2,295. 8pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 2289).

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