It’s a diverse mix of music this week – we can’t imagine the same sort of people are heading to Nicki Minaj and Sven Vath, but it shows how far Dubai has come at attracting international talent across genres. Of course, this week, some of you may be forgoing the usual parties to prep for the Dubai World Cup, but even then, Janet Jackson will be bringing her larger than life vocals to the closing party. Get your glad rags on and enjoy!
Industry Night at Movida
Get the weekend started a day early and head over to Movida for Industry Night, with music courtesy of Chris Nati and Chuck Wonderland. Be prepared to bust some moves on the dancefloor.
When: Wednesdays, from 11pm
Where: Movida, Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Karak Beats w/ Mala & Sgt Pokes
It’s a Middle East debut for pioneer and mastermind of dubstep, Mala, alongside longtime-friend and co-founder of the DMZ family, Sgt Pokes. It’s all about the dub, roots-infused, bone rattling, bass and low riding rhythms.
When: Thursday, March 24
Where: Velocity, JW Marriott Marquis
Bob Sinclar at Cavalli Club
Riviera playboy and disco king Bob Sinclar is playing at Cavalli Club this Thursday. As an Ibiza regular, Bob Sinclar brings a blend of funky house and electric groove. Most famous for songs like “World Hold On” and “Love Generation”, his tunes are now floor fillers across the world. Entrance free before 11pm and AED250 after.
When: 8.30pm-3am, Thursday March 24
Where: Cavalli Club
Analog Room w/ Rahaanv
From Chicago to Dubai, a very well respected DJ and artist who will bring the heat to the room with a selection of only the finest cuts spanning house, techno, disco, and whatever else the boss knows will make you go home with sore feet!
When: Thursday, March 24
Where: Holiday Inn, Al Barsha
Blue Marlin do it again! Bringing the globe’s biggest “underground” names in dance music that is. This week, none other than Papa Sven, considered one of dance music’s true legends. This will be a packed, especially as it’s free!
When: Friday, March 25
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Nicki Minaj Live
The quirky star’s Pink Friday tour arrives in Dubai this Friday, with a show at a brand new temporary venue at Dubai Outlet Mall. The quirky 33-year-old rap star will bring a string of hits and, we can imagine, some pretty dramatic outfit changes.
When: Friday March 25
Where: The Venue at Dubai Outlet Mall, dubai.platinumlist.net
Dubfire at Eden Beach Club
Iranian-American DJ and producer Dubfire is all about house and techno. This weekend he’s headlining Friday’s party at Eden Beach Club, along with Reboot and Hunter/Game. Arrive early to enjoy the sunshine and make the most of the swim up bar.
When: 10am-12am, Friday March 25
Where: Eden Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah, +971 4 277 1477