VIDEO: 6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
The Yemen-born British comedian and endless marathon runner will be bringing his unique brand of rambling, sort-of- historical one-man-show-style comedy to Dubai. It’s less stand-up and more performance, a two-hour absurdist rumination on life, philosophy, religion and makeup, all shot through with impressions and strange tangents. As you get gradually drawn into his world, you really won’t know where the time has gone.
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
When: April 27
Price: Only premium tickets for AED495 left
Not quite sure why this is being billed as a “pre-party” for Justin Bieber when it’s a week apart. Still, the young Albanian – adding to a list that includes Rita Ora and Dua Lipa – ought to be a big draw in her own right, with more than one billion Spotify streams and 1.3 billion views on YouTube/VEVO. Best known for singles “No Broken Hearts” with Nicki Minaj and “In The Name of Love” with Martin Garrix, she first rose to prominence by writing the Eminem/Rihanna collaboration “Monster” in 2013 and has also penned tracks for Selena Gomez and Pitbull.
When: April 28
Where: Autism Rocks Arena
Price: From AED150
One Big Friday with Roger Sanchez, Claptone and Secondcity
Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Roger Sanchez has been a regular visitor to Dubai over the years and the American is back to play one of the last OBF parties of the season. Germany’s Claptone and Britain’s Secondcity support.
When: Friday, April 28, 12pm-3am
Where: Zero Gravity
Contact: +9714 399 0009, website
The Atlanta-based rapper has amassed a major following in the Gulf thanks to tracks like “What They Want” and “Losin’ Control”. The self-taught musician and MC, who is also part of the Diemon Crew, is currently signed to Columbia Records. This is his first UAE show.
When: Saturday, April 29
Where: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Resort, Ghantoot
Dubai Jazz Festival’s Jazz Garden is back by popular demand. The first session kicks off this Friday with international act Bonita & The Blues Shacks all set to headline. The event will also musical acts Soul Gorillas, StillRaW, The JT Project and more. Aside from quality jazz tunes there’ll also be a number of food and drink vendors and picnic tables (perfect for the last few bearable days of Spring).
When: Friday, April 28
Where: Fountain Garden, Habtoor Grand Resort - Autograph Collection Hotel
Price: Free for all those who register here.
Contact: +971 4 3911196, website
Tale Of Us
The Berlin-based duo of Karm and Matteo have made a name for themselves with their melodic, intelligent dance music, which blends elements of rock, pop and even ambient into their techno template. They will be joined at Blue Marlin by Vaal (daughter of Sting, by the way), one of the key members of the Afterlife family.
When: Friday, April 28, 11am-9pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
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