6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
DJ of the moment Jonas Blue will be joined on stage by Goldfish, Lovely Laura and more this weekend. Expect to hear a string of hits like “Perfect Strangers”, “By Your Side” and his industry breaking track “Fast Car” when the Englishmen gets behind the decks. Sonny Fodera, Ben Santiago, Josh Butler and local act Arcade82 are also set to perform.
When: Friday, April 14, 12pm-3am
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai
Price: AED100 for early bird tickets, AED200 on the door and AED350 pool side
Nasimi Sessions with Steve Aoki
Another massive name in international club land comes to Dubai. Steve Aoki is one of the highest-grossing DJs in America and his notorious staying power means he always delivers a lot of banging tunery for your buck. Cheat Codes and multi-platinum selling rapper Fuse ODG complete a tasty lineup.
When: Friday, April 14, 5pm-3am
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm
Price: AED295 on the door
Contact: +971 55 200 4321, website
The Blue Man Group
The sort of genre-defying music spectacular that seems designed for a Las Vegas residence, Blue Man Group always draw huge crowds across the world. They’ve completely updated their show for 2017 with entirely new music – much of it hand-waving, banging tunery – and custom-made instruments and all new technology. It’s perhaps best to leave any preconceptions at home.
When: Until April 15
Where: Dubai Opera
Price: From AED195
Contact: +9714 440 8888, website
World Art Dubai
This is the third edition of the contemporary art fair that seeks to democratise the appreciation and collection of fine art. Artists from five continents, which have been gathered up by 150 international galleries, will come to Dubai in this unique combination of exhibition, education and entertainment in which the overarching message seems to be: enough with the posturing, art really is for everyone. That certainly isn’t to lessen the value or importance of the works on display, but you won’t need to sell your apartment to buy a sculpture or abstract work that catches your eye here – everything in the fair is priced between AED360 and AED73, 500. There is also a programme of workshops, music and even a contemporary craft market.
When: Until April 15
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
The British singer and songwriter will have the White crowd busting some serious moves when he belts his tracks like “Ride It”, “Down” and “Do You Remember”. Jason Derulo will follow suit on Saturday, April 15. Expect everything from wiggling, passionate screams and the occasional ab flash.
When: Thursday, April 13
Where: WHITE Dubai
Contact: +971 50 443 0933, website
Satori + Blond:ish
A compelling combination of psychedelic beats and world music-tinged electronica come to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE for their next Friday session. Satori’s ever-seductive and meditative trance will be followed by Blond:ish’s organic and multi-dimensional beats, which are inspired by the music of the late-1960s. Groovy, man.
When: Friday, April 14, 1pm-11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
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