15 hottest parties in Dubai this week

Paolo Nutini, Nic Fanciulli, Garage Nation and more in Dubai

Wednesday 8

Ladies’ night out
Ladies can enjoy four free drinks and 50 percent off main courses when dining. Get down early or call ahead to book a table as it can get pretty packed.
Free. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

Live Lounge Wednesdays
Request an all-time-favourite song and the team of Party Piano will grant your wish. Playing audience requests on duelling pianos live, give the guys a challenge.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. And Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina (04 551 9698).

Thursday 9

Glitch
Celebrating five years of underground music, DJs Adam, Carlos and Kris Lee play a mix of deep tech and techno. Don’t forget to grab the free glow sticks and face paint.
Free for ladies. Dhs100 for gents. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (050 695 3797).

Nic Fanciulli live DJ and producer
Nic Fanciulli has remained one of the UK’s finest exports in electronic music throughout the past decade. He has worked with artists as diverse as Underworld, Kylie Minogue, U.N.K.L.E and Loco Dice.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).

Superheroes
Winner of Best Alternative Night at Time Out Dubai’s Music & Nightlife Awards, the house, garage and bass event is back with a special guest – DJ Taiki Nulight. Influenced by UK garage, house and electronic dance music, he has created a trademark sound that’s truly his own.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (052 6461 764).

The Laughter Factory
See UK stand-ups Carl Donnelly, Ola and Justin Moorhouse live on stage.
Dhs140. 9pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 355 1862).

Friday 10

Garage Nation
The second Dubai edition of Garage Nation is back with live performances from the UK’s Romeo and Lisa Maffia from So Solid Crew, known for their hit track ‘21 Seconds’. UK garage duo Oxide & Neutrino will also perform alongside Shola Ama and the resident DJs.
Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 924 6496).

Paolo Nutini live in concert
The talented Scottish singer will perform tracks from his latest album, ‘Caustic Love’ as well as chart-topping hits, ‘New Shoes’ and ‘Candy’.
Support by Irish band, The Coronas. Dhs295-900. 7pm-midnight. Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City (04 368 9977).

Groove on the Grass
With a strong focus on the roots of electronic music, the line-up at this instalment of the outdoor event includes Trentemoller, who will be making his debut in the region, supported by up-and-coming Italian trio Agents Of Time, who will be bringing their four metres of analog gear to perform the opening live set. Dhs180. 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).

The Great British Punk Festival
Be prepared to be taken back to the heyday of British punk rock with The Pistols Experience along with Ed Tudor Pole.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 496 8455).

Saturday 11

411 Nights
The hip-hop and R&B night with music by The Real Flava crew is packed weekly, so be sure to get there early to avoid the long queues.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Abri and Funk Radius
Live Listen to the soulful sounds of Abri & Funk Radius, a Dubai-based Reggae, Neo-soul and R&B band.
Free. 8.30pm. Toko Dubai, Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).

Sunday 12

The Voice Off
Take part in a karaoke challenge for the chance to win cash prizes up to Dhs10,000.
Dhs30-50 including a drink. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Player’s Lounge, Country Club Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 398 8840).

Monday 13

Oldies are Goldies
Embark on a nostalgic trip titled ‘Oldies are Goldies’ with DJ Keith, who transforms the evening into music from the ’70s right through to thw ’90s.
Free. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant, Ramada Plaza JBR (04 439 8888).

Tuesday 14

Ladies’ Night
Ladies can enjoy two complimentary drinks from a menu of mixed drinks at this Raffles bar.
Free. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Crossroads, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9888).

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