32 hottest gigs and nights this week

We round up the biggest and best nights out in town

Wednesday 22

Cause We Love Music at Bliss Lounge
This house and nu disco night features local celebrity DJs and international guest spinners. This week A Moralez and Lee Drinky and Jose RC will be on deck duty. There is also two for one on selected drinks between 9pm and 11pm.
Free. 8pm-3am. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (056 553 7917).

Flashdance Wednesday at Cavalli Club
This retro night will feature popular classics from the ’80s and ’90s.
Free (reservations required), Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club
This popular urban night sees tunes spun by DJs Brooklyn and Shero.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and couples. 5pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).

Soulful Sessions at 360˚
Resident Tristan Bain will be supplying the disco, funk and soul tunes for this night.
Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

The Laughter Factory at Zinc
This long running comedy night returns with Brits Justin Moorhouse, Mike Gunn and Paul Sinha on the bill.
Dhs140. 9pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Shiekh Zayed Road (04 355 1862). www.timeouttickets.com

Thursday 23

Anwar Al Amir at Fleurs Dubai
The Lebanese singer will perform hits including ‘Habib Einaya’ live for this special appearance.
Free (reservations required). Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 913 9148).

Identity at N’Dulge
DJ Brooklyn will be supplying the urban soundtrack for this night at the Atlantis nightspot, where food from Nobu will be available.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

Pukka Up at Movida
The tongue-in-cheek team from Pukka Up will be taking over for a night that will involve props, prizes and caution tape as well as T-shirts with sassy slogans.
Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 4449).

Texas at The Irish Village
Scottish rocker Sharleen Spiteri and the rest of her band mates will be performing live in Dubai for the first time ever. Expect to hear a number of hits including ‘Say What You Want’ and ‘Black Eyed Boy’ as well some new material.
Dhs175. 7pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000). www.timeouttickets.com

The Laughter Factory at Grand Millennium TECOM
This long running comedy night returns with Brits Justin Moorhouse, Mike Gunn and Paul Sinha on the bill.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium TECOM (04 355 1862). www.timeouttickets.com

TikiTastic Thursdays at Mahiki
This popular night will involve commercial and chart hits from resident DJ Adam.
Free. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).

Friday 24

ASAP Live
The enormous TV talent show from the Philippines is bringing its live show to Dubai. Fans can expect over 40 stars with appearances from Vina Morales and Enrique Gil and Kim Chiu.
Dhs85-Dhs365. 4pm-9pm. Dubai Festival City Concert Arena, Festival City (04 390 2180). www.timeouttickets.com

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
This house night will feature sets from Mr Mr, Russ Cooper and Rod Lee Winters, as well as a nostalgic house set full of retro classics from Mark Pickup.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Azure Bleu presents Sam Devine at Moi By Elie in Meydan Beach
The resident DJ at Ushuaia in Ibiza will be dropping a house set at this al fresco club night which will also see Thrust resident Stereo Punx on deck duty.
Dhs100 (free for ladies). 2pm-late. Meydan Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (050 207 1349).

Bassworx Old Skool Party at Casa Latina
The drum and bass and breakbeat tunes will be supplied by Mach4, who’s making his first appearance for Bassworx tonight. The evening will also include jungle and UK garage tunes and special drinks deals. Free before 10pm.
Dhs30 after 10pm (with a free drink). 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

G’day Dubai Big Day Out at Zero Gravity
This Australia Day celebration will feature a guest appearance from five-time Australian Olympic beach volleyball champion and gold medallist Natalie Cook. Music will come from former INXS frontman Jon Stevens and Guy Sebastian, the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003.
Dhs300. 11.30am-5pm (free for children under 12). Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, abcduae.com (04 399 0009).

Hush at Vanity Dubai
This urban night which features hip-hop and R&B tracks from the 1990s will see Mo Muscles and Mr Shef Codes on deck duty.
Free. 11.30pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 246 4555).

Friday Pool Party at XL Beach Club
Amsterdam-based progressive house duo Disfunktion will be performing a set, with S3r-Han and DJ Samo also on deck duty for this popular pool party.
Free for ladies before 8pm, Free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. 1pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161). www.timeouttickets.com

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African house. This week will see Charl Chaka, Nthayi, Just Lance, Afroboogie, Simon B, Dr Chetty and DJ Riza on the wheels of steel.
Free. Ongoing. 4pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

No. 1 Fridays presents Lloyd live in concert at N’Dulge
The US R&B singer Lloyd, from Atlanta, will perform live at this night that will also see DJ sets from Shero and Brooklyn.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034). www.timeouttickets.com

Robert Dietz at Blue Marlin Ibiza
UAE German house maestro Robert Dietz will be dropping the house tunes with support from residents Frederick Stone and Jean B. Members and reservations only.
1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

SOAP ft Chuckie at People by Crystal
Dutch house star and producer Chuckie, who was once described as the ‘King of Mixing’, will be dropping a house set for this event.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Saturday 25

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes will be spinning the tracks for this popular urban night.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

G’Day Dubai Gala Evening at Park Hyatt Dubai
This gala evening will feature live unplugged sets from two Australian musicians – the former INXS frontman Jon Stevens and Guy Sebastian, the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003. There will also be a DJ set from Danny Fai Fai.
Dhs600. 5pm-10pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, www.abcduae.com (04 602 1234).

Zakir Hussain’s Nirvana 2014 at Madinat Arena
The Grammy Award winning Indian tabla player and composer will be performing his transcendent world music for a special concert which will also feature performances from vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, percussionists Taufiq Qureshi, Jazz legend Louis Banks, as well as an appearance from sitar musician Niladri Kumar.
Dhs200. 6.30pm-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (050 275 7000). www.timeouttickets.com

The Barasti Great Australia Day at Barasti
This day, hosted by radio DJs Kris Fade and Pricey, will feature the longest happy hour ‘since 1877’ as well as a sausage sizzle and games.
Free. 11am-3am. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Umm Suqeim (04 318 1313).

Sunday 26

Occupy Sundays at Cavalli Club
This night is themed around the occupy movement against social inequality. If you want to attend you will need to submit an online test and we’ve been promised a special guest.
Free (door policy applies). Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

The Act Dubai
This night combines theatrical performances, acrobatics, dancers and dinning. It’s only open on Thursdays and Sundays.
Free (reservations required). 9.30pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).

Monday 27

Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Cirque Le Soir’s weekly hip-hop party features tunes from Mr Shef Codes with DJ Bliss.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road(04 332 4900).

Re-tox at Vanity Club
Dubai Launched on January 6, this regular night at Vanity Club Dubai features commercial and house tunes.
Free. 11.30pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 246 4555).

Tuesday 28

I Wanna Be Loved By Q at Q43
This new venue on the 43rd floor has just recently launched a ladies’ night where women receive three complimentary drinks.
Free. 6pm-1am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 102 4298).

Pop Your Cherry Tuesdays at Cirque Le Soir
This unpretentious and fun night is taken from an American club brand, and aims to inject a classic American frat party and a touch of hedonism. Tunes will be provided by DJs Michka, Nick Tohme and Mario B.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

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