18 best parties in Dubai this week

Tim Chedder's Chi-union, quiz nights, Ma'Ana album launch party and more top nights in Dubai

Wednesday 19

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

The Laughter Factory
This month’s line-up includes UK comedian Steve Harris, Scottish stand-up Slim and Canadian funnyman Peter White. The show changes venues throughout the month of August – check the website for details.
Dhs140. 8pm. McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT, www.thelaughterfactory.com (04 356 0000).

Quiz night
This pub quiz covers everything from geography and general knowledge to music, history and sport. There’s also a picture round, plus a rather unusual round involving plasticine.
Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. The Underground Pub, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Thursday 20

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 Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Enjoy a night of music, cuisine and live stage performances with a theatrical story of the golden eras of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.
Free (reservations required). 8.30pm-3am. Ongoing. The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Tim Cheddar’s Skool Chi-union
DJ Tim Cheddar takes you back to school to re-live the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with a night of classic hits.
Free before midnight. Dhs100 thereafter. Free with fancy dress school uniform all night. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Watermät live French DJ and producer
Watermät gets behind the decks in Dubai for one night only.
Dhs150. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Women Crush Thursdays
Hosted by resident DJ Tony H playing commercial tunes, ladies get free drinks until 1am.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Zero Gravity House Party
Enjoy four hours of food and drinks at this new late-night brunch. Guests can move between rooms, bars and food stations, eating and drinking as much as they wish.
Dhs295. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Zero Gravity, next to SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Friday 21

MA’ANA Album Launch Party
Bootleg Social Records is showcasing the talents of local music producers in the region with the launch of a new album, MA’ANA. Artists featuring on the record include Safe Smokingroove, Shaun Warner and Tobie Allen.
Free. 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Noir Lounge Summer Edition
DJ Michka plays house all night at this trendy spot. The night starts out slow and picks up around midnight.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 450 7766).

O.T. Genasis live
The American rapper takes to the stage at the newly renovated Movida to perform his hit tracks including ‘Coco’.
Free. 11pm-3am. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 1744 449).

Saturday 22

Tr!beca Sessions
Each week, upcoming local artists will perform their own original songs on the Tr!beca stage.
Free. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5923).

Sunday 23

L.O.V.E Sundays
Listen to electro chic music with resident DJ Yiannis and Becker at this fun, Japanese spot.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, Japanese Restaurant and Lounge, 1st Floor, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

New York New York Sundays
This weekly night takes guests back in time, with a modern playlist mixed with oldies.
Free (reservations required). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).

Monday 24

Magic Mondays
DJ Stephan Karl plays a deep house set from 9pm until 1am.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).

Tuesday 25

EnVii at the Greenhouse
Ladies get two free drinks at this stylish spot.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Vii Dubai, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 169 6777).

Madame Butterfly
Ladies get free drinks all night and 50 percent off food when dining.
Free. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. China Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7333).

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