Best nightlife in Dubai this week

What to do over the long weekend in Dubai

Wednesday 19

Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park in concert at Dubai Opera - This week only
Hear the soundtrack to two of Steven Spielberg’s most famous films, scored live by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra. The films will be projected onto huge screens, accompanied by the orchestra performing below.
From Dhs150. Raiders of the Lost Ark: Apr 19 and 21, 8pm; Jurassic Park: Apr 20, 8pm, Apr 21, 3pm. Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com (04 440 8888).

Thursday 20

2Lani The Warrior at House of Afrika - Today only
2Lani The Warrior is one of the biggest DJs in South Africa today, making waves with his deep house and flawless mixing style. He’ll be supported by House of Afrika’s resident DJs James Justin and Charl Chaka.
Free (guestlist), Dhs100 (at the door). 9pm-3am. Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Cubaneo Night at Cubano Lito - Weekly event
Kick off your Thursday with a free salsa lesson and then practise your new skills to live Cuban soul music performed live by the house band.
Free. Thu 9pm-2am. Ongoing. Ibis One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 519 5523).

Russell Howard at Dubai College Auditorium - This week only
Making his Dubai debut as part of his Round The World tour, Russell Howard is the first comedian to perform for 117Live’s international comedy brand, “Knock Knock It’s...” The funnyman has appeared in several classic satirical panel shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You? and Mock The Week. Howard’s tour stops off in the city for three nights.
From Dhs295. Apr 20-21, 8pm; Apr 22, 7.30pm. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, www.800tickets.com.

Friday 21

Apollonia and Carl Craig at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE - Today only
Apollonia – the record label and DJ outfit comprised of Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom – is very well known from Ibiza and Berlin to London. They’ve made their mark with their critically acclaimed deep house and techno sets. Also on this week’s line-up is producer Carl Craig whose jazz- and soul-influenced sound puts an unusual twist on techno.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels And Resorts, Ghantoot, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 113 3400).

Jax Jones at Zero Gravity - Today only
He’s famous for being featured on Duke Dumont’s number one single I Got U (which they co-wrote and produced), but this British singer-songwriter and producer stormed into the charts with his intensely catchy and funky new hit You Don’t Know Me. Don’t miss this rising star.
Free for ladies before midnight, free for gents before 10pm, Dhs100 for all thereafter. Noon-3am. Dubai Marina, www.0-gravity.ae (04 399 0009).

LABlackLuz at LaLuz - Weekly event
This contemporary Spanish restaurant gets a makeover every Friday with atmospheric lighting and décor that transforms the venue into an underground speakeasy-style hideaway. DJ AELI will be on the decks spinning his neo hip-hop tunes (that you might remember from Sole DXB) and he will be jointed every week by an alternative line-up to offer the best of trap, hip-hop and electro music.
Free. Fri 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Gate Village 9, DIFC (04 359 7777).

Plus Minus featuring Alan Fitzpatrick at ON42 - Today only
No stranger to some of Ibiza’s biggest clubs, including Space and Sankeys, Fitzpatrick is a techno powerhouse who stands out from the crowd, with sets infused with everything from thrilling vocals to heavy funk grooves, jungle beats and hardcore bass lines.
From Dhs80. 9pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 921 8484).

Saturday 22

Power Hour at 360° - 50 % off
Get all house beverages at half price every day at this al fresco club and lounge boasting impressive panoramic views. The nightly Power Hour deal runs for four hours and the crowd-pleasing tunes range from dance and house to hip-hop and R&B.
Free. Daily 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Sunday 23

Sunday April 23 will be a dry night across the city. Venues will return to normal service from the evening of Monday April 24.

Monday 24

I Come From a Vine Down Under at Cocktail Kitchen - Today only
Enjoy canapés and sample varieties of grape from Australia and New Zealand at The Tasting Class’ sommelier-guided session.
Dhs260 (registration essential). 7.30pm-11pm. Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, cheers@thetastingclass.com (056 828 0727).

Tuesday 25

Movie Night at The Backyard - New
Dhs25 will get you unlimited popcorn and soft drinks at this weekly movie night. There’s also a bar for you to make use of and a food truck at this funky al fresco venue in Dubai’s Business Bay neighbourhood. This week’s film is Hotel Transylvania.
Dhs25. Ongoing. The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (050 213 5816).

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