Our picks of the week
1 DJ Cassette at Tamanya Terrace
See Fri 28.
2 Societe School Nights at Byblos Hotel Marina
See Wed 26.
3 Analog Room at Story in Media City
See Sat 29.
4 Chill with Finnebassen at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
See Fri 28.
5 Live Peruvian salsa at the Conrad Hotel
See Tue 1.
ACES at Boutiq Ultra
Decked out like a Vegas showpiece, weekly Wednesday night party ACES launches with local DJ fav Mr Shef Codes along with mash-ups from UK guest DJ Sam Young.
Free. 11pm-3am. Boutiq Ultra Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (050 354 3131).
Mahiki Retro Wednesdays
The days of cassette tapes, high tops and rollerskates make a comeback with this retro-themed 1980s and 1990s night with resident DJ Adam.
Free. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 216 0181).
Societe School Nights
Who said you shouldn’t party on a school night? Societe Dubai launches a evening where you can step back in time and don those old-school uniforms on a weekly basis.
Free. 9pm. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).
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).
Afro Beats DXB: Azonto Nights
Co-sign Entertainment gives you something to dance to in the middle of the week with its afro urban party Azonto Nights.
Free for ladies and mixed groups, tickets Dhs100. 2LIV, Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 880 5769).
QPak with the Boys at Q43
The boys can get out on the town at this night that caters to men, with happy hour from 5pm-9pm, three tapas dishes for Dhs99 and free games of pool all night. Ladies get one free drink on arrival.
Free. From 5pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
Rotana presents Abdel Majid Abdallah
The celebrated Gulf singer performs in his local Khaleeji tradition, hitting fame with hits like ‘Rahib’ and his music videos.
Dhs500-2,000. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim. (056 716 0303).
Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid
The Filipino husband and wife power duo are recognised throughout the Philippines for their achievements in TV, comedy and music. They will be performing for one night at the Emirates Golf Club.
Dhs110-295. 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 457 0336).
Superheroes: The Plump
DJs Acid, rave, garage and house are the name of the game, with London DJ/producer duo Andy Gardner and Lee Rous adding their own bass-heavy take to tracks from internationally renowned acts such as Deadmau5, Mark Ronson and Moby.
Free. 6pm-3am. Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Lord of the Dance
The renowned live spectacle of Irish folklore and dance first premiered in Dublin and his since been performed everywhere from the Oscars to Disneyland for over 60 million people. The dance show now comes to the emirate, where it will be performed in three slots.
From Dhs250. 8.00pm. Until March 28. Dubai World Trade Centre, World Trade Centre (050 284 2020).
Chymera with Machu Warriors
Irish DJ Chymera, who’s been honing his skills in Costa Rica, Barcelona and Berlin, joins the Machu Warriors with a 90-minute live set on a Funktion One sound system.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Knowledge Village (050 849 7332).
Clique presents DJ Sebo at 360°
Berlin DJ Sebo K started out in the early 1990s and has been an integral part of the UK-style drum and bass and breakbeat scene in the city, much of which sets the tone of his deep soulful house and underground warehouse style.
Free 8pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (056 682 6617).
House of Afrika with Floyd and MIZA
Producer and house music DJ MIZA and Floyd make sure everyone relaxes into the chilled groove of afro soul and deep tech house at this weekly party.
Free. 4pm-3am. Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atelier M launch with Lloyd and Bobby V
Known for hit collaborations with Lil Wayne, Ashanti and Ludacris, R&B artist Lloyd returns here to perform at the Dubai Marina restaurant, lounge and rooftop Atelier M. He’s joined by British singer Bobby V.
Tables from Dhs5,000. 8pm-3am. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 450 7766).
DJ Cassette at Electric Days
With residencies at Pacha, Spice and Fivers, Australian DJ Cassette has been burning up the DJ circuit since before 2012 and has since supported artists such as Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Gilles Peterson and others with her take on funk, house and tech.
Guest list only. Dhs70 includes two drinks before 8pm. Dhs100 after 8pm. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, email@example.com.
Chocolate Nights: Estelle
Chocolate Nights is holding a special gig for those who like ‘American Boys’, or even if they just like the hit song that was all over the airwaves back in 2010. Estelle, the voice responsible for the tune, will be the star performer on the night.
Tables from Dhs3,000 for four. 10pm-3am. Supperclub, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 451 1100).
Karma Karvery Brunch
A series of Karma signature dishes comprise this decadent afternoon brunch spread, with a Japanese BBQ carvery promising specialities straight from the Japanese Robata grill. Dhs395 with house spirits.
Noon-3.30pm. Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Al Ghurair Dub Fest
An event featuring 30 international artists including Cirque Du Soleil gymnasts and others skilled with using their body and wits to work magic. Live musicians and breakdancers are also contributing to the action-packed week of family fun.
Free. Until March 29. 4pm-11pm. Al Ghurair Centre, Deira (04 223 4223).
Finnebassen at Blue Marlin Ibiza
A powerhouse of DJs will have you mesmerized, with Norwegian electronic house DJ Finnebassen on the decks joined by M.A.N.D.Y, Jean Claude Ades and Fred & Jean.
Members, reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 133 3400).
Brand Heavies at Sugar Beach
The monthly Barasti event is supported by the Brand Heavies, an acid jazz and funk band that started building a name in the late 1980s and has since released live compilations and singles that have lit up US and UK charts.
11pm-3am. Barasti Beach Bar, Le Méridien Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).
Bassworx: Level 2
Expect a night pounding with Sao Paulo drum and bass as the Bassworx crew celebrates a year at the club with headline act Level 2 from Brazil alongside Somalie, Anderson Lima and Woodle & Jab.
Free before midnight. Dhs60 after midnight, with one free beverage. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Audiotonic Sunset Sessions at 360° with JADE (C U Next Sat)
Beiruti music lover DJ JADE, who runs the popular underground dance music party C U Next Sat, will be on the decks along with Mark Pickup’s Eat Retro Classics for those of you suffering from classic house nostalgia.
Free, reservations recommended. 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).
Analog Room at Story Rooftop Lounge
The progressive underground parties made popular at Analog Room will now step outside to delight crowds on the Story Rooftop terrace.
Free. 3pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).
A true melange of cultural sounds, this ongoing party chooses live artists to merge Hindustani classical taans and raagas on guitar with soulful sufi elements, often fused with popular Western songs.
Dhs100. 9pm. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn, Al Barsha (04 450 0111).
Sundays at Rock Bottom
Live music, a DJ on the deck and deals on this bar’s most infamous mixed drinks make Sundays at Rock Bottom a sure thing for those seeking a wallet-friendly, action-packed party on a school night. Just don’t blame us if your Monday gets off to a slow start.
Free entrance for members and ladies, men Dhs100. 9pm. Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (04 450 0111).
Sit back and have an early night out while relaxing in a tropical setting over a Tiki drink and a bite from the grill.
7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 216 0181).
Salsa Mondays at Rock Bottom
Got two right feet but like to move? If you could use a dance lesson, Rock Bottom’s got specials for ladies and a free class from 8pm. Salsa dancing runs till 11.30pm at which point the resident band hits the stage.
Free entrance for members and ladies, men Dhs100. 8pm. Rock Bottom, Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (04 450 0111).
Tuesday April 1
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). Hora de Copas and live Peruvian salsa Move your hips to smoky Latin flavas for the next week as Peruvian Salsa band Ray Callao takes over the IZEL lounge along with yummy Latin evening specials.
Specials from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Until April 3. IZEL, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7111).