6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
One Big Friday
Gorgon City, the British electronic duo known for “Ready for Your Love” and “Go All Night”, headline the latest One Big Friday at Zero Gravity. They will be backed up with a drum ‘n bass set from compatriots Sigma, responsible for 2014 number-one hit “Nobody to Love”, and Ibiza stalwart Sam Divine.
When: Friday, March 31, 3pm-3am
Where: Zero Gravity
Price: AED150 from 6pm onwards
Contact: +971 55 500 9111, website
Gitex Spring Shopper
The four-day electronics bonanza comes around again, giving people the chance to buy the kind of gadgets they can no longer take on planes to the US and UK. It promises huge amounts of savings on laptops, tablets, phones and cameras, and there are loads of promotions and instant rewards to tempt you into that must-have VR headset or curved, two-metre TV.
When: Until April 1
Where: World Trade Centre
UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey
There are, of course, two versions of UB40, the Birmingham, England band who rose to prominence in the early 1980s with their political-tinged reggae. One played with Billy Ocean at Taste of Dubai a couple of weeks ago, but it’s this one, UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey, that boasts the principal cast from the original band – including lead vocalist Ali Campbell. Supported by their 12-piece band, they will be mining all the hits from the previous 40 years, including their breakthrough song about unemployment “One in Ten” and 1986 hit “Rat in the Kitchen”. They have sold 70 million records and been touring almost non-stop for four decades, so they know how to entertain a crowd. If you miss them here, jump on a plane and catch them in Bahrain on Friday.
When: Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm, March 30
Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Price: From AED150
The Grammy nominee will have the White Dubai crowd dancing till the early hours of the morning when he performs his hit-songs like “LUV”, “Say It” and “Controlla”. Expect a show-stopping performance from the Canadian and cool visuals curtesy of White Dubai’s infamous LED lights.
When: Friday, March 31
Where: White Dubai
Contact: +971 50 443 0933, website
The Big Clearance Sale
The three day event at the Dubai World Trade Centre will over 100 fashion brands such as Top Shop, DKNY, Hugo Boss and Victoria Secret offer up to 80
per cent discount. We recommend you there early because it’s going to be pretty busy (SUPER busy)
When: Until April 1
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Nasimi Sessions with Robin Schulz
A massive lineup of talent as Nasimi Sessions returns. The headliner Robin Schulz is an old favourite in Dubai having sold out his previous visit to Atlantis in October 2016, and after hits such as “Shed a Light”, “Sugar” and “Lay It All on Me”, the German probably needs no introduction. He will be backed up by Rudimental’s DJ and French DJ Hugel.
When: Friday, March 31, 5pm-3am
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm
Contact: +971 55 200 4321, website
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