32 best nights out in Dubai this week

The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed

Our picks of the week

1 Sandance at Atlantis Beach
See Fri 10.

2 Robin Schulz Live at Cielo
See Thu 9.

3 Art Department at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
See Fri 10.

4 Dance Afrique at Meydan
See Thu 9.

5 Max Amini Live at Ductac
See Thu 9.

Wednesday 8

DJ Kool at Cavalli
American rapper DJ Kool will perform his classic hits live in Dubai. The star is known for his chart topping single ‘Let Me Clear My Throat’.
Free entry. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).

Horizon Heroes Men’s Night
Guys can enjoy bucket deals on special drinks with a different deal every week. A variety of hop and food pairing selections are also on offer.
Free. 8pm-1am. Horizon Lounge, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Kiss Urban Ladies’ Night
Ladies can indulge in mixed drinks while dancing to R&B, hip-hop, soul and funk. DJs One Jaxx and 3G Kid are on the decks.
Free. 10pm-3am. Box Nightclub, Raintree Rolla Hotel, Rolla Road, Bur Dubai (056 363 1910).

Oasis & Sterophonics Tribute
Oasish are one of the most sought after Oasis tribute bands in the UK. Sing along to hits such as ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’. The group are supported by Stereotonics, the official tribute to the Stereophonics.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Thursday 9

Cirque Sauvage – Creatures of the Dark Forest
The dark world of scary creatures and fantasy monsters, giant creepy crawlies and ghouls of the night, comes to life at Cirque Le Soir. DJ Jack and Enzo Mirak are on the decks.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Bingo Players Live
The Bingo Players take to the stage at Nasimi Beach for their first performance in the Middle East. Greg Stainer will play from 10pm to midnight before they hit the stage for a two-hour set.
Dhs185 on the door. 9pm-10pm. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 175 1010).

Dance Afrique
Head to Meydan Racecourse for one of the most anticipated African dance nights of 2014 – Dance Afrique. On the line-up are P-Square, Fuse ODG, Mafikizolo, Flavour, DJ Abarantee and DJ Edu, with comic relief provided by Eddie Khadi.
From Dhs100-Dhs250. 7pm-2am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 385 8881).

Max Amini Live in Dubai
Max Amini was born in Tucson, Arizona, from an Iranian heritage. You will love his new show, regardless of whether you are a ‘typical Persian girl’ (or guy for that matter).
From Dhs250-Dhs400. 9pm-11.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).

Season Opening with Robin Schulz
Internationally renowned German DJ and Producer, Robin Schulz is a star of the analog and digital realms. He has had huge international success with his remix of ‘waves’ by Dutch hip-hop artist Mr. Probz, transforming him from local hero to an internationally acclaimed deep house star.
Free. 9pm-3am. Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Friday 10

After Brunch at Societe
For those who are looking to continue the party at the end of a Friday brunch, Societe has the answer with its newly launched event. Indulge in an unlimited drinks package that includes an assortment of 50 exotic mixed drinks, sparkling grape and hops.
Dhs250. 4pm-8pm. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).

Art Department & Russ Yallop
Fusing fun into dance music, Russ Yallop is creating a new strain of house music that is currently taking the worldwide underground scene by storm. See him live alongside Art Department.
Free (reservations recommended) 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions
No stranger to the region and the founder of ‘spiritual’ house, it’s the return of Pierre Ravan, who was one of the first guest Djs to play at 360˚ back in 2008. Pierre will be playing a four-hour set from 8pm to midnight, after which Raxon, who celebrates his birthday, will close what is set to be an emotional night.
Free. 4pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).

Bang Bang
Fans of classic house music and fancy sunset views of JBR and the Palm will love this lively party. Music by DJ Robeto Mermand.
Free. 2pm-midnight. Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, JBR (050 957 9471).

Electric Days
Hannah Holland is a product of all the best bits of London club culture. She condenses all the most innovative and exciting parties, scenes, movements, and music into one frenetic curly haired whirlwind of a DJ. Entry before 8pm is Dhs70 with two free drinks. Entry after 8pm is Dhs100. 6pm-3am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Funky Fridays
DJ Stephane Karl plays a mix of old school tracks and classic tunes. Mixed drinks are on offer for Dhs30 from 7pm to 10pm.
Free. 10pm-3am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).

Music Fridays at GQ Bar
A night dedicated to pure music and compiled by resident DJ Sam Farsio, this chic hotspot is great for dancing the night away.
Free. 9.30pm-3am. GQ Bar, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541).

No. 1 Fridays
DJ Shero and DJ Brooklyn play continuous non-stop party anthems from R&B, hip-hop, old skool, nu skool, deep house and reggae.
Free bubbly for ladies until 1am. Free. 10pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995).

Sandance returns for a new season featuring Rudimental, Empire of the Sun, De La Soul, Clean Bandit and Axwell Ingrosso.
From Dhs325-Dhs500. 3pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Urban Fever Amika
DJ Skinnyloop brings a mix of hip-hop and urban tracks to Amika every Friday night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Amika Lounge, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 358 0044).

Saturday 11

Dubai Unplugged 2014
Ten of the top bands in the UAE are to set to perform tonight with all proceeds from the event going to Project W ‘My Initiative’ in Uganda to assist and support orphans.
Dhs100. 6pm-2am. 360˚, Jazz@PizzaExpress, Mövenpick Hotel, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 441 6342).

JC Pinto and a close knit group of home-grown resident DJs provide the sound-scape through the day. Expect deeper shades of house, while you soak up the sun.
Free. 3pm-10pm. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 315 3886).

XO Saturdays
A fusion of electro beats and hip-hop mixes greet you at Armani. Think beautiful people and chic surroundings.
Free for ladies (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Armani/Prive, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

Sunday 12

Milk On Sundays
DJ Brooklyn and DJ Shef Codes play a mix of old skool, nu skool, R&B, hip-hop, rare grooves and funk. Complimentary drinks for ladies until 1am.
Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (05 5147 6034).

S.O.S Sunday Old School
Step back in time and lose yourself in a mixture of classic ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s mash-ups and remixes. Complimentary mixed drinks for ladies all night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995).

Status Sundays
Expect a night of urban music at Amika, hosted by resident DJ Junior J. The dancefloor can get pretty packed and it has a young, lively crowd.
Free, guestlist and reservations only. 11pm-3am. Amika, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 782 5374).

The Big Nick and Dave Quiz Night
Join Radio 1’s Nick Robinson and Radio 2’s Dave Cleary every Sunday night for what some people call a pub quiz, others call a quiz show and even more people call it two idiots on stage dancing and asking trivia questions. Great prizes up for grabs, with a variety of different rounds and games.
Free. 8pm-10pm. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).

Turn up Sundays
The popular event is back every Sunday with Radio One DJ Saif and Sound as well as DJ Shoni.
Free drinks all night for ladies. Free. 9pm-3am. Boutiq, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (050 173 7066).

Monday 13

Music nights with Ezra
For an alternative pub quiz head down to Girders with a team of six for a music quiz. Ezra Basil is on hand to entertain the crowd with a mix of vocals, piano, guitar and saxophone.
Free. 8.30pm-10pm. Girders, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5590).

Quiz night at The Huddle
Lars Hansen, experienced quiz master, plays host each week. Featuring five rounds of ten questions in the categories including current affairs, with a general knowledge ‘Boffins’ round and a bit of music and mystery thrown in. Great prizes.
Free. 8pm-10pm. The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

R&B Anthems at Sensation
This weekly night features a variety of genres from R&B and hip-hop to funky and commercial house as well as UK Garage and dubstep. DJ Badir and DJ Stylez are on the decks with MC Money.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).

Tuesday 14

Quiz Night
The newly opened bar hosts a weekly quiz night with exciting prizes for each round. Enjoy the sounds of live band Comfort Zone, plus DJ Moody on the decks every day.
Free. 8pm-10pm. 24Bar7, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Al Barsha (04 444 9999).

Sparkle in the Sand Ladies’ Night
Get together for a night to remember with sparkling beverages. The first 50 ladies will be given a gem bag on entry, one of which will contain a genuine precious stone, which Dhamani Jewellers in Anantara’s lobby will verify on the night. Dhs50 including sparkling drinks.
8pm-11pm. The Beach House, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

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