This week's Music & Nightlife events

Your next seven days, sorted by our experts

Wednesday 30

Hatz and Heels
DJ Choppa and DJ Oso Loso play everything from dancehall to hip-hop and R&B at this weekly night. Two free drinks for ladies before 12.30am.
Free for ladies.  Free for ladies and couples, Dhs100 for gents including one drink. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. A Club Dubai, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).

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

Thursday October 1

Bakermat live
The Dutch house music producer performs a mix of house and techno alongside local DJ S3r-han, DJ Will and DJ Alexis
Today only. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

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

Oktoberfest
Celebrate all the best things about Germany, from German brews to traditional cuisine and live music from an Oktoberfest house band.
Free. Sun-Thu 7pm-3am, Fri-Sat 2pm-3am. Until October 10. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).

Sunstroke
This week’s event sees Groove Assassin, CN Williams, DaSendri, John Spoor, Tom Chubb and Jack Woodcock play house music all night from 7pm.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

The Cat Empire
For more than a decade the Australian group have carved themselves out a unique place in the musical firmament, as a band with no guitars and with no easily definable style, yet they can step onto any stage in the world and make the crowd move. Expect a fusion of jazz, ska, funk and Latin influences.
Dhs130 in advance, Dhs170 on the door. 8pm-3am. Zero Gravity, next to Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

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

Friday 2

Cool Kids Made in VIP Room
Expect a night of house, hip-hop and old-school classics at this weekly night.
Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (052 881 8888).

David August at Plus Minus Sessions
He’s been playing piano since the age of five and his sets vary between classical and electronic vibes. August released his debut Instant Harmony EP on Hamburg’s hugely influential Diynamic label, with several more following, as well as breakout track Hamburg Is For Lovers.
Today only. Dhs100 before 10pm, Dhs120 before 11pm, Dhs150 thereafter. Dhs250 for VIP. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 359 9798).

Hip-Hop by Nature
DJ Bliss plays a mash-up of hip-hop, R&B and old-school urban tracks at this weekly night.
Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Invasion
Listen to the electronic sounds of Frederick Stone and Michka.
Today only. Free. 11pm-3am. The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Shipwrecked
Spend the day on the high seas on a super-yacht at the launch of Shipwrecked, a new boat party with unlimited drinks and food. DJs Natalie Brogan, Salvatore Peppino and Michael Dunne will be playing soul, funk, ’90s classics and the latest house music.
All inclusive. Dhs400. 1pm-5pm. Today only. Marina Mall harbour, Dubai Marina, shipwreckedparties@gmail.com (056 836 5305).

Saturday 3

XO Saturdays
DJ Skinnyloop and DJ Darko De Jan play a strictly urban playlist. Ladies get free drinks from 10pm to midnight.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (056 683 3943).

Sunday 4

Black Bass
Head to an urban night with music by DJs Jack and Joey – expect a mix of hip-hop, R&B and old-school tracks. Ladies in groups of five get a free bottle of grape and a table until 12.30am.
Dhs100 for gents (including one drink), free for ladies. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. A Club, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (056 484 5737).

L.O.V.E. Sundays
Listen to electro with DJs Yiannis and Becker at this Japanese spot.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Monday 5

Monday Madness
Enjoy unlimited food and drinks for Dhs210 at this cosy Irish pub with live music. The small venue starts to fill up with after-work groups and can get pretty lively, so get there early to nab a seat.
All-inclusive Dhs210. 8pm-11.20pm. Ongoing. Fibber Magee’s, behind Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).

Tuesday 6

Envii ladies’ night
Ladies get two free drinks at this stylish rooftop spot. DJ Anton is on the decks spinning deep house and lounge beats all night.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Vii, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 327 6000).

Ladies’ Night With a View
DJs Andy Swift and Benni T play commercial, house and R&B all night on rotation. Ladies get four free drinks from 8pm to 11pm
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 450 7766).

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you

Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city

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