The 34 hottest nights in Dubai this week

Guests DJs, comedy, club nights and more

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Wednesday 29

Industry Night at Movida
The resident from famous Swiss club Kaufleuten in Zürich, DJ Cruz, will be supplying the cross-genre R&B, hip-hop and mash-up tunes for this week’s industry night.
Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Cavalli 54 at Cavalli Club
Mohamed Moretta, who remixed Kool & The Gang’s ‘Get Down On It’, will be appearing live for the re-launch of this popular night which is inspired by the ’80s nightlife scene and the infamous club it’s named after. Free (reservations required). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club
This popular urban night sees tunes spun by the likes of 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).

Retro Wednesdays at Mahiki
Resident DJ Adam will spin old school commercial classics from the ’80s and ’90s.
Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

The Comedy Club at Societe Dubai
This show is the second in a series of three stand-up events running until January 30. UK comic Craig Murray will be joined by Sean Miodownik and Londoner Joe Rowntree, who cut his comedy teeth writing putdowns for Anne Robinson on UK TV show The Weakest Link.
Dhs140. 8pm. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 771 5769). www.timeouttickets.com


Thursday 30

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, Duncan Paul and David Craig 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, The Walk, JBR (056 553 7917).

Cotton Candy Rooftop Party at Story Rooftop Lounge
This Media City house night will see live DJ sets from Lebanese spinner Ghadz, South African Just Lance and Montenegrin Ilona Maras.
Free (before 9pm), Dhs100 with a free drink (after 9pm). 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, behind Zayed University. Dubai Media City (050 151 4308).

Les Grandes Bouches at Alliance Française
Jazz trio Les Grandes Bouches will be jetting over from France with their big mouths to perform their unique version of groovy, swing-based sounds live.
Dhs100. 8pm-10pm. Alliance Française, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).

Layla & the Free Sound Project at District Lounge
This District Live Thursday night includes a live performance from Neo funk and soul singer outfit Layla & the Free Sound Project.
Free. 7pm-late. District Lounge, Gate Village, DIFC (050 880 2285).

The Comedy Club at Courtyard By Marriott, Green Community
This show is the final in a series of three stand-up events. UK comic Craig Murray will be joined by Sean Miodownik and Joe Rowntree once again (see Wednesday 29 January).
Dhs140. 8pm. Courtyard By Marriott, Green Community (050 771 5769). www.timeouttickets.com

The White Party at Pure Sky Lounge
Head to the Hilton’s 35th floor nightspot and you’ll find a complimentary drink as well as house tunes from resident DJ Lewis. To claim your drink, you’re required to register on the venue’s Facebook page.
Free. 8pm-2.30am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).

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 31

Akcent at Fleurs
The Romanian dance pop star Akcent will be performing live.
Free (reservations required). 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 913 9148).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
This consistently reliable house night will feature sets from Brazilian DJ Anna and resident DJs Raxon, Tristan Bain, Conan Manchester and Markii.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Blackstreet at Sensation
Former members of US R&B group Blackstreet will be taking to the stage to perform their hits at this urban night.
Dhs150. 11pm-3am. Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 675 0816).

Boutiq Electriq at Boutiq Ultra Lounge
This evening at Sheikh Zayed Road’s latest nightclub features world class light shows and an eclectic selection of music from live performers including vocalists, bass players and violinists.
Free. 9pm-3am. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (052 680 1855).

Dixon at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Currently the number one on RA Resident Advisor’s Top DJs of 2013, German DJ Dixon will be appearing on the decks for a party that will also see sets from respected residents Frederick Stone and Jean B. Members and reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Fabulous Fridays at Mahiki
Resident DJ Adam will spin the old school commercial classics for this unpretentious night.
Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Fashionable Fridays at Embassy Dubai
This recently launched night sees Embassy’s Lounge 44 converted into a fashion runway, where emerging and established fashion designers showcase their work.
Free. 9pm-3am (reservations recommended). Grosvenor House Dubai Tower Two, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

Friday Pool Party at XL Beach Club
The popular hits for this pool party will be supplied by DJs Tim Kay, S3r-Han and DJ Samo.
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).

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African deep house and beats, where there’s a happy hour between 5pm and 8pm.
Free. Ongoing. 4pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

No.1 Fridays presents YC at N’Dulge
The US rapper will be performing hits including ‘I Know’ for the first time ever in Dubai. The night will also see urban sets from residents DJs Shero and Brooklyn.
Dhs150, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 147 6034).

W&W at White Dubai
With close to a million likes on Facebook, international DJ duo W&W have been setting the festival scene on fire. And the good news is that the guys are jetting in to drop a special set at the Meydan Racecourse’s recently launched nightspot.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. White Dubai, Grandstand Rooftop, Meydan Racecourse (050 443 0933).


Saturday February 1

411 Nights at People by Crystal
DJs Badir, Mr Shef Codes Masterstepz, will be spinning the tracks which will no doubt wow the crowd at this popular Raffles venue’s urban night.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Home Grown at 360˚
Breakthrough DJs Loose Goose, Elaouad and Shy Aynetchi will be on deck duty for this house night, which focuses on local musical talent.
Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Sunday 2

Occupy Sundays at Cavalli Club
This night is themed around the occupy movement against social inequality – instead of welcoming guests of all social standing, this night is targeting the ‘one percent’. If you want to attend, you need to submit an online test.
Free (door policy applies). 8pm-3am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

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).

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


Monday 3

Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Cirque Le Soir’s weekly hip-hop party features tunes from the likes of 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 4

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).

I AM Fashion at Boutiq Ultra Lounge
Boutiq Ultra Lounge threw open its doors Thursday 23. Check it out tonight and you can experience the I AM Fashion night – an evening of art music and top local fashion designers exhibiting their creations.
Free. 6pm-2am. Boutiq Ultra Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (052 680 1855).

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).

Pop Your Cherry Tuesdays at Cirque Le Soir
This 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).

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