VIDEO: 6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Wafi Concerts on Wafi’s Rooftop Gardens are always popular at this time of year, and the famous Franco-Spanish musical troupe the Gipsy Kings ought to maintain the interest. The band, put together by André Reyes, has been a live staple for 30 years and their flamenco-tinged music will get feet tapping.
Price: Tickets to the 21 and over gig start from AED150
When: 9 pm, Thurday, March 16
Where: Rooftop Gardens, Wafi
Contact: +971 4 324 4100, website
St Patrick’s Day
Hosted by McGettigan’s, who know a thing or two about Irish hospitality, this all-day celebration of Irishness includes a BBQ brunch and a concert featuring the likes of The Coronas, Walking On Cars, Gavin James and the Stars Of The Commitments. There are also traditional Irish dancers and plenty of refreshments. It doesn’t matter if you were born and raised in County Meath or merely once bought a Corrs CD, everybody’s Irish on Paddy’s Day. Don’t forget to wear green.
Price: AED150 on the door, AED395 BBQ brunch (1pm-4pm)
When: Friday, March 17
Where: McGettigan’s, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Subb-an, the nom de guerre of Birmingham minimal house/techno DJ Ashique Subhan, has been one of the most consistent forces on the UK underground scene for the last decade. He has also become a regular at the likes of Fabric, DC10, Warung and Amnesia.
When: Thursday, March 16, 10pm
Where: GQ Bar, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 52 110 1097
Piknic Electronic Dubai
This is the first edition of 2017 for one of our favourite open-air parties. There are six more events to look forward to before the weather does its worst, and the season kicks off with Dubai-forged DJ Raxon. Plenty of food and family-friendly activities, too.
When: Saturday, March 18, 1pm-10pm
Where: Dubai International Marine Club
A. R. Rahman
The Bollywood singer will be belting out a number of his hit-songs like “Jai Ho!”, “Humma Humma” and “Kun Faya Kun”. Expect to see a ton of dancing and happy faces.
Price: From AED50
When: Friday, March 17
Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Nikki Beach Birthday Bash
To celebrate their first birthday, Nikki Beach have flown in the spinning legend that is DJ Burak Yeter. The “Tuesday” hit-maker will be joined by a string of the party hub’s resident DJs – so, guests can expect to dance the night away to nothing but the very best of house, techno and dance-pop beats. As an added bonus, Nikki Beach Dubai is offering guests a range of options and price points when making reservations – we recommend you check them out. Ohw and don’t forget, the dress code is “Beach Chic smart casual”.
Price: From AED500 minimum spend per person, however for those who book the Early Bird Offer, there will be no minimum spend required between 12pm and 2pm.
When: Saturday, March 18
Where: Nikki Beach Dubai
Contact: +971 4 376 6162
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