18 best parties in Dubai this week

Deep Crates Cartel, Superheroes XXXL, The Laughter Factory and more top nights

Wednesday 29

Diamond Wednesdays
DJs Shero and Brooklyn play a mix of hip-hop, urban and R&B tracks.
Free for ladies before 11pm. Dhs100 for gents. 9pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

The Argentine Tango at Gaucho
Guests dining at Gaucho restaurant can enjoy three live tango performances from professional dancers.
Free entry. 9pm-midnight. Ongoing. Gate Village 5, DIFC (04 422 7898).

Tripland Deep house and underground
DJs are on the cards at this new weekly night.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Thursday 30

Bordel Thursday Cirque Le Soir’s resident
DJs are behind the decks playing a mix of house music. Don’t miss the crazy circus performers twirling through the venue throughout the night.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

This new night promises a mix of modern commercial music by Nick Tohme.
Free (reservations required). Ongoing. 11pm-3am. Provocateur Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).

One Love Thursdays
Enjoy a night of reggae and dancehall music.
Ladies get free drinks from 9pm to 3am. Free for ladies before midnight, Dhs100 for gents. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime Lounge, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre (052 993 4276).

Superheroes XXXL
Listen to house and bass acts Low Steppa and The Freestylers at this popular alternative night. It will be hosted by Hollaphonic’s Olly Wood, with support from local acts.
Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 829 63480).

The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is back for a new season, and this week’s line-up features Dave Fulton, Sean Hughes and Funmbi Omotayo.
Dhs140. 9pm-11pm. Grand Millenium, TECOM (04 355 18620).

Friday 31

Deep Crates Cartel Summer
Special Expect a night of classic hip-hop, funk, reggae, and drum and bass. Special guest performances include New York MC Jamalski, known for his hip-hop and reggae mash-ups. Support comes from local acts Lobito, Frezidante and Dubijad.
Free. 9pm-3am. Harry’s Sports Bar, Crowne Plaza, Deira (04 608 8087).

Old Skool Friday
This old school night is dedicated to hip-hop and R&B fans. DJ Stutter is behind the decks playing a mix of classics.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. The Living Room, Gate Village, DIFC (056 600 8750).

Plus Minus Sessions
International artists Einmusik and Edu Imbernon take to the decks tonight. Expect everything from trance, techno, house and electronic music.
Free before 9pm, Dhs100 before 10pm, Dhs120 before 11pm, Dhs150 after 11pm. 5pm-3am. Ongoing. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 359 9798).

The Other Side presents The Wanton Bishops Live
Inspired by the live music scene of Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Other Side is the latest concept of live music in Dubai. This week’s line-up sees The Wanton Bishops, a Beirut-based two-piece garage blues revival band take to the stage.
Dhs75. 8pm-3pm. Ongoing. And Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina (04 551 9698).

Saturday 1

411 Nights
The Real Flava DJ’s bring hip-hop and urban music to People by Crystal every Saturday night. The club is usually packed, so we recommend you get there early to avoid the line outside.
Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (050 292 291).

Sunday 2

Grape and Chocolate Night
Enjoy four glasses of grape and handcrafted chocolates at this stylish Italian spot.
Dhs140 per person. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).

Miss Behave
Ladies can indulge in free mixed drinks and sushi platters while listening to an energetic mix of funky house and R&B hits.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Monday 3

Monday Madness
Enjoy an all-inclusive food and drinks deal at this cosy Irish pub.
Dhs190. 8pm-11.20pm. Ongoing. Fibber Magee’s, Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 3322 4000).

Salsa Night
Take part in free salsa lessons followed by live music until 3am. Ladies get two free drinks.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Rock Bottom, TECOM (055 200 9333).

Tuesday 4

Honeys Rock the Boat
Ladies can enjoy free drinks when entering before 11pm.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 216 0181).

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