This weeks best gigs and biggest nights

Clapton, The Wonder Stuff, Bob Sinclar, East 17...

Our picks of the week

1 See Eric Clapton at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
See Thu 6.

2 Go to Twista live at Supperclub Dubai
See Fri 7.

3 Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at DWTC
See Wed 5.

4 The Wonder Stuff at The Irish Village
See Thu 6.

5 Check out Thomas Gold at White Dubai
See Fri 7.

Wednesday 5

Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club
This popular weekly 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 & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
This special effects extravaganza based on the famous JM Barrie novel features Lebanese singer Myriam Fares as Tinker Bell, plenty of musical numbers and even some flying.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

Thursday 6

Cause We Love Music at Bliss Lounge
German DJs SIS, Arado and Chris Di Perri will be dropping the house beats at this well-informed house night that takes place at an al fresco, beachside venue.
Free. 9pm-3am. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5533).

Bob Sinclar Live at Supperclub Dubai
The legendary French record producer and DJ behind smash hit ‘Love Generation’ among others will be performing a special set live on the Palm.
Dhs295. 10pm-3am. Supperclub Dubai, Jumeirah Zabel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (055 283 1311).

Eric Clapton Live in Dubai at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
English guitar legend Clapton will be performing live, so expect to hear hits including ‘Layla’ and ‘Tears In Heaven’.
Dhs350-600. 6pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (04 439 0900), www.timeouttickets.com

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
See Wednesday 5.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

The Laughter Factory at Melrose Ballroom
The latest instalment of this popular comedy night will feature stand-up from British funnyman Addy Van Der Borgh, fellow Englishman Chris Martin (not to be confused with the Coldplay frontman) as well as
Welsh comedian Lloyd Langford.
Dhs140. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel, The Walk JBR, Dubai Marina (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com

The Wonder Stuff at The Irish Village
The veteran British rockers and band behind chart hits ‘The Size of a Cow’ and ‘Dizzy’ will be taking to the stage for a special live performance.
Dhs60. 7pm. Garhoud (04 239 5000), www.timeouttickets.com

White Party – Savage Garden Relaunch
This relaunch event at the Latin Club will feature a live Latin band, dance tunes with live percussion from Salsa y Caribe as well as special guest dancers and musicians in an evening where there will be a chance to win prizes if you’re dressed in white.
Free. 10pm-3am. Capitol Hotel, Satwa (04 346 0111).

Friday 7

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
This well-respected groovy house night will feature sets from Belgian groove master KOLOMBO. The event will also include sets from Global Funk concept, Future Funk, with Mach4 and Somalie, as well as sets from Tristan Bain, Craig Cameron and Rod Lee Winters.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Chocolate Nights at Supperclub Dubai Presents Twista
The Chicago rapper, who once held the world record as the world’s faster rapper, recording 598 syllables in 55 seconds, will be jetting in to perform live.
Dhs295. 10pm-3am. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 451 1100).

East 17
OFFicial featuring Robbie Craig (Artful Dodger) Live at The Music Room Despite Brian Harvey or Tony Mortimer’s lack of involvement in this gig, fans of the UK boyband can still expect to hear hits including ‘House of Love’ and ‘Stay Another Day’. The group will be supported by Robbie Craig – the singer from UK garage outfit Artful Dodger.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888), www.timeouttickets.com


Friday Pool Party featuring Body Bangers at XL Beach Club
The German EDM duo and team behind hits including ‘Sunshine Day’ and ‘How We Do It’ are the guest DJs at this pool party where S3r-Han and Samo will also be dropping sets.
Dhs100. Free for ladies before 8pm. Free for men before 6pm. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

History of House at Level 41
This amazing night features over 25 years of house music taking to the decks, with the likes of Graeme Park from the famous Hacienda in Manchester and John Kelly from Cream in Liverpool in the strong line-up.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 887 4126).

Never Get Out The Boat featuring Raxon
The 360˚ regular and Time Out Nightlife Award’s Best Dubai DJ will be spinning the tracks for this boat party, which will see sets from DJs Matthew Charles and Sammi Adami.
Guest list only. 1.30pm-6pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa, Jebel Ali, info@wearedumm.com

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
See Wednesday 5.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 3pm and 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

Plus Minus Sessions
Featuring Henrik Schwarz at Nasimi Beach The South German DJ Henrik Schwarz is the international headliner for this beach party, which has a line-up that includes DJs Haidz, Danilo Dumonte, Daylomar, Deain, Gabriel Floriani and VJ Krajta.
Dhs140. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel, The Walk JBR, Dubai Marina (04 355 1862).

Steve Lawler at Blue Marlin Ibiza
UAE Ibiza’s Viva Warrior will be headlining a party that will also see sets from accomplished residents Frederick Stone and Jean B.
Members and reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

The Laughter Factory at Els Club
The latest instalment of this popular comedy night will feature stand-up from British funnyman Addy Van Der Borgh, fellow Englishman Chris Martin and Welsh comedian Lloyd Langford.
Dhs140. 9pm. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com

Thomas Gold at White Dubai
The German house maestro will be jetting in to drop a no doubt banging set at Meydan Racecourse’s spectacular nightspot.
Free (reservations required). 9pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

Saturday 8

Audio Tonic and Sole Present Social at 360˚
The Fridge regular and Dubai-based jazz fusion singer Melisa Le Rue will be performing live for a night that will also see beats from Gareth Davies and residents Tristan Bain and Rod Lee Winters.
Free (reservations recommended). 5pm- 3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (056 682 6617).

XO Saturdays at Armani/Privé
Saturdays at Armani/Privé will feature an appearance from Michael Jackson’s former official DJ Nabs.
Free (reservations required). 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
See Wednesday 5.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 3pm and 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

Posh Funk Brunch Yacht Party
Taking place on the Jasmin superyacht, this first party of the year will feature DJs Masterstepz, Benni T and James O’hara.
Dhs350 (included selected food and drinks). 1pm-5pm. Dubai Marina Mall Harbour (056 694 4538).

Reggae Beachfest IV – Rep Your Flag at XL Beach Club
This monthly, beachside reggae and dancehall party will be headlined by DJ Stephen – the official DJ for famous Trinidad and Tobago soca singer Machel Montano. The event will also see sets from eight other DJs as well as authentic Caribbean food.
Dhs100 (advance). Dhs125 (door). Free for ladies before 6pm. 2pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (052 993 4276), www.timeouttickets.com

The Laughter Factory at Els Club
See Friday 7.
Dhs140. 9pm. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com

Sunday 9

Status Sundays at Amika
Expect fresh R&B and hip-hop beats at this top urban night at Amika.
Free (guest list and reservations only). 8pm-3am. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 535 80044).

Monday 10

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
See Wednesday 5.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

Tuesday 11

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
See Wednesday 5.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

Sparkle in the Sand Ladies’ Night at The Beach House
Head to The Beach House and you can perch yourself by the water and enjoy unlimited bubbles for just Dhs50 as part of this promotion.
Dhs50. 8pm-late. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

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