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6 things to do in Dubai this week



Lilly Singh Live in Dubai
YouTube personality, actress and now author Lilly Singh is presenting a one-woman show at the Habtoor Grand to promote her new book, How To Be A Bawse. Billed as an irreverent guide to conquering life, it’s really an autobiographical trip through various experiences in her life, with funny and honest narratives. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Lilly is also determined to raise awareness and to break the cycle of girl-on-girl animosity via her #GirlLove initiative.
When: 8pm, Wednesday, May 10
Where: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort
Price: Tickets start from AED295 and include a free copy of the book
Contact: website

Jason Byrne Live
Jason Byrne is back in Dubai for a two-night turn on the Baggot’s stage at McGettigan’s JLT. Forming part of his all-new Propped Up tour, his show will feature all his trademarks of audience interaction and improv that earned him the title “The outright king of live comedy”.
When: May 11-12
Where: McGettigan’s JLT
Contact: website

TagFest is the Middle East’s largest Filipino music festival and this year will be headlined by rock band Parokya Ni Edgar. They’ll be joined by Ebe Dancel, Sandwich, Gloc-9, Marion Aunor and PNE.
When: Friday, May 12
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: website

Decibel with Alex Bau
Decibel’s final event for the 2016/17 season marks a pretty special event as they welcome German DJ, producer and label boss Alex Bau to Media One Hotel. His Credo label is currently celebrating its ten-year anniversary and it continues to harness important names in the Euro techno scene – Vloyd, Dirty Basscore, Nastia Reigel and Klaudia Gawlas. In short, expect to hear a mix of classic dance music and some underground tunes when Bau shifts from one record to another. We say record because he’s one of the view DJs that still use vinyl records in his set.
When: Thursday, May 11, 10pm-3am
Where: On42, Media One Hotel
Contact: +971 55 656 6554, website

Head to Al Ghantoot to catch one of the most respected names on Europe’s house scene. Bosnian-born, Hamburg-raised Solomun has been a pioneer in both the studio and behind the decks, with his labels Diynamic and 2DIY4 helping to set the template for the genre for the last decade. His Diynamic Radio Show is also broadcast to over 30 countries.
When: Friday, May 12
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, 11am-11pm
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website

Black Motion
Red Bull Music Academy presents South Africa’s Black Motion, a collaboration between DJ Murda and percussionist Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane. Their original productions have been gaining a growing audience since 2010 and have worked with names such as DJ Oskido, DJ Mthi, QT and award-winning vocalist Bantu Soul.
When: 9pm-3am, Thursday, May 11
Where: BridgeWater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis
Price: From AED100
Contact: website

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