18 music & nightlife events in Dubai this week

See Rob Deering, watch the Champions League and more music and nightlife in Dubai

Wednesday 3

Diamond Wednesdays
Dance to hip-hop and urban tracks from DJs Shero and Brooklyn. Free for ladies and couples, Dhs100 for gents.
9pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 738 1388).

The dinner show gives guests a backstage look at what it takes to pull together a theatre production – including the obstacles, personalities and dramas that unfold behind the curtain.
Dhs395-495. 8.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

XOXO Ladies’ Night
Dance to classic tracks from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and enjoy three free drinks.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4322).

Thursday 4

Half Baked
Famed for their stripped-back vibe, Yakine, Greg Brockmann and Ronin b2b Salah bring their energetic tunes to Dubai for one night only.
Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

One Love Thursday
Head to a reggae club session with UK DJ Scoundrel and the Reggae Beachfest All Stars.
Free for ladies before 11pm, Dhs100 for all. 9pm-3am. Sublime Lounge, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 232 3956).

Go back in time to celebrate the music of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.
Free (reservations recommended). 8.30pm-3am. Ongoing. The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Turn It Up Thursday
DJs Shoni and Stylez play a mix of hip-hop, R&B and old-school tracks. Ladies get free drinks until midnight.
Free for ladies and couples, Dhs100 for gents. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. C Club, Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (055 554 2800).

Friday 5

Cirque Fridays
Cirque Le Soir goes beyond the norm when it comes to entertainment. Enjoy a vibrant circus atmosphere with live performances and theatrics. DJs include Nick Tohme, Enzo and DJ Jack on rotation.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

House of Afrika
Resident DJs Charl Chaka, James Justin and Just Lance take over the weekly night with a mix of deep afro soul house vibes.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Plus Minus Sessions
Expect a night of house and techno music with special guest German DJ Mathew Jonson.
Dhs150-250. 10pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 359 9798).

The Chuckle Club
Bahrain’s popular comedy event comes to Dubai, this month with Australian funnyman Damian Clark, Egyptian-American Eman Morgan and UK comic Ed Gamble.
Dhs140. 8.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (+973 3666 3509).

The Laughter Factory

This month’s line-up includes Jamali Maddix alongside Rob Deering and Jack Dathel.
Dhs140. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 355 1862).

Benyamin and Chris Nati are on the decks for a night of commercial tunes.
Ladies get free drinks until 1am. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Saturday 6

Champions League Experience
Zero Gravity will be transformed into the ultimate viewing venue for the final between Barcelona and Juventus, with games and prizes. Free. 3pm-3am (match starts at 10.45pm). Zero Gravity, near SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

O Tzitzikas kai o Mermigkas
The first-ever Greek musical stand-up comedy show comes to Dubai starring Sotiris Kalivatsis, Stelios Katsaris and their band. The musical resolves around the Greek crisis and its implications through the eyes of its citizens. The act is a blend of popular Greek songs, jokes, one-liners and audience interplay.
Dhs130. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Sunday 7

Grape and cheese night
Enjoy unlimited house grape and cheese while listening to the sounds of a live piano performance.
Dhs200. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Address Dubai Marina, (04 454 9538).

Monday 8

Secret Circle
Listen to deep and tech house at the weekly ‘Secret Circle’.
Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (050 157 4020).

Tuesday 9

Night Warriors
The new night at Square nightclub features music by German DJ Matthias
Meyer. Free (guestlist only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (056 224 0956).

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