This week's best nightlife events

From drum n' bass to classical, and much in-between

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Our picks of the week

1 Eduard Kunz at The One & Only Royal Mirage
See Thu 13.

2 Last chance to see Peter Pan at DWTC
See Thu 13.

3 EYE album launch at Crowne Plaza Dubai
See Saturday 15.

4 Bob Geldofat The Irish Village
See Fri 14.

5 St Patrick’s Day specials at Reform Social & Grill
See Mon 17.

Wednesday 12

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 J.M. Barrie novel features Lebanese singer Myriam Fares as Tinker Bell, plenty of musical numbers and even some flying.
Dhs195-Dhs945. 7pm. Until March 13. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

Thursday 13

Clique presents Till von Sein at 360°
Berlin house music magician Till von Sein hits the al fresco club with his heart-racing sets that blend house with soul and techno. Known for collaborating with artists including Tigerskin and Aera, he’ll be supported by Sam Farsio, Rod Lee Winters and Deian.
Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8741).

Something Big presents Bad Company
UK and Maurs British drum’n’bass legends Bad Company UK, best known for co-producing tracks like ‘The Nine’, join fellow British deep minimalist drum’n’bass artist Maurs with support from local DJs Masscon, Darko and Virus Funktion.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip, Al Barsha (050 917 5432).

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at Dubai World Trade Centre
This special effects extravaganza based on the famous J.M. Barrie novel features Lebanese singer Myriam Fares as Tinker Bell, plenty of musical numbers and even some flying.
Until March 13. Dhs195-Dhs945. 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).

The World Classical Music Series presents Eduard Kunz
Often regarded as one of the great young pianists of our time, Eduard Kunz made his debut at the age of ten and has been highly lauded internationally, winning countless awards for his classical prowess. His Dubai performance will include Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt.
Dhs250-Dhs550. 7pm. Royal Ballroom, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (050 870 2674).

Sabrina Terence at Chameleon
Model-turned-DJ Sabrina Terence has travelled everywhere from Indonesia to Germany for photoshoots and DJ gigs, developing her own style of EDM that lets her sample progressive and electro-house while using tech-trance to balance out her sets.
Free before midnight. 9pm-3am. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (050 113 5858).

Globalfunk presents Marcus Intalex & MC Drs
Globalfunk brings you some serious MCing and lyrics paired with drum’n’bass, with Marcus Intalex and MC Drs setting the tone with their soulful style alongside support from locals Charl Chaka, Mach4 B2B, Somalie and MC Prit.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai(056 799 6335).


Friday 14

Audio Tonic presents Native at 360°
As one of the new highlights on this season’s party calendar, Audio Tonic brings you the best of its roster, with resident DJs Megadon Betamax, Conan Manchester, Rich Showell, Mr Mr and Raxon proving local DJs know how to take the 360° dancefloor to an international level.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Range De music festival
Last year’s award-winning Rang De party is back with colour, action and music suitable for the whole family, with popular Asian artists Honey Yo Yo Singh, Mika Singh, Jaz Dhami, DJ Akanksha, DJ Shadow and homegrown artists DJ Zubair, DJ Nitesh, DJ Tushar and DJ Buddha.
Dhs100. 10am-6pm. Wonderland Theme & Water Park, Oud Metha (050 500 0836). www.timeouttickets.com

Bentley Emirates Polo Gold Cup After-Party at XL Beach Club
It’s the finals of the polo tournament and XL Beach Club is the official after-party spot, with entertainment from international artists Federico Scavo and Plastik Funk. Party and brunch by day near the pool or join in at night.
Dhs100 from Time Out Tickets, Dhs150 on the door. Free for ladies before 8pm. Free for men before 6pm. Barbecue brunch at 1pm, official after-party at 9pm. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161). www.timeouttickets.com

High on Heels at Karma Kafé
Versatile UK DJ and producer Miss Kelly Marie brings her all-female live music collective High on Heels, a triple threat trio of live vocals and percussions, with Marie on decks.
Free, reservations essential. From 9pm. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).

Bob Geldof Live at The Irish Village
The Irish rock singer and activist, renowned for his work with the Boomtown Rats, not to mention his contributions to human rights efforts in Africa, chimes into St Patrick’s Day celebrations as he returns to perform at The IV.
Dhs75. 9pm. Irish Village, Garhoud (04 703 0500). www.timeouttickets.com

Chocolate Nights presents Fabolous
American hip-hop artist Fabolous, known for his hits ‘Can’t Deny It’ and ‘Young’n’ as well as collaborations with Ludacris and Akon, brings his own brand of Brooklyn party style to Dubai.
From Dhs295. 10pm-3am. supperclub, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (055 283 1311).

Coldplay by Tribute Nights
Coldplay have made history, wowing crowds around the world, and Coldplace have followed hot on their heels as a dedicated tribute act. With more than 250 gigs to their name, Coldplace bring their special act to The Music Room for the city’s biggest Coldplay fans.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888). www.timeouttickets.com

Grooves on the Grass presents Butch & Konrad Black
Grooves on the Grass is back with dreamy nights at the Emirates Golf Club, bringing with it two DJs who are blowing up in Europe, with Butch spinning his own ‘psycho-acoustic’ experimental soundscapes and Canadian Konrad Black giving us a darker, more laid-back West Coast approach to electronic music.
Dhs140. 6pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 380 1234).

Blond:ISH at Blue Marlin Ibiza
London DJs Anastascia and Vivie-Ann, AKA Blond-ISH, take their sultry Montreal-rooted basslines to Blue Marlin with lush vocals and honey-infused house music.
Dhs50. 8pm-late. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (055 333 3928).


Saturday 15

Tap Dogs at Madinat Theatre
Having performed to over 12 million people, The Tap Dog’s visual modern dance spectacular includes rock music and sets including a construction site.
Until March 15. Dhs250-350. 7pm. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6546). www.timeouttickets.com

Homegrown at 360°
Homegrown Saturdays features some of Dubai’s favourite local DJ talent, with deep house across two dancefloors courtesy of Nthayi & Tristan Bain.
Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (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).

TeaDance by Ganz at The Montgomerie
These high tea-themed parties have their roots in Cairo’s electronic scene, with nu-disco, techno and deep house mixes from the ToyBoys starting just before sunset and continuing into the evening with DJ Misty and his hard-hitting house.
From Dhs125. 4pm-11pm. The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Living (055 114 8893).

Live alternative rock and EYE’s album launch at Crowne Plaza Dubai
UAE act Empty Yard Experiment (EYE) celebrate the launch of their new album Kallisti with a show alongside Lebanon’s Pindoll, who’ve also just released their album Twisted Times back home. They’re supported by special guests Dead Shakes.
Dhs60. 8pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 993 4276).

Sunday 16

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 17

St Patrick’s Day specials at Reform Social & Grill
It’s that time of the year when Ireland’s patron saint comes around to paint the town green. Reform Social & Grill is just one of the city’s venues getting in on the action, with special St Paddy’s Day tasters of distilled Irish short drinks.
Noon-late. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes (04 454 2638).

Tuesday 18

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 the venue’s ‘Sparkle in the Sand’ offer.
Dhs50. 8pm-late. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

Trance, dubstep and vocal house at Movida
DJ and singer Babak will be live in concert, bringing an air of excitement and glamour to Movida for the night.
Dhs190. 10pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 885 1813).

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