The weekend's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more
Congratulations, you made it through the week and now it's time to relax and enjoy the many wonders Dubai has to offer, from morning until night. So whether it is parties or peaceful places you're after, we have it covered.
See local musicians from The Fridge perform live every week at Dusty’s. First up is guitarist, pianist, and singer Lisa Dijkman, accompanied by saxophonist Arthur. Enjoy with a two-course meal and a beverage for Dhs150.
Hear music from local musicians including new age folk and blues singer-songwriter Josh Monteath, alternative folk band Physical Graffiti and indie-pop group The Deer Hum. There will be food and a pop-up market, too. Fri Apr 14, 21 and 28.
Check out deep house names Milo Häfliger, Shkoon and Patrick Khach at the launch of this brand-new event. Promising a night for the mind, body and soul, expect hair braiding, face art, bubble shows, live statues and much more. Ticket prices to be announced.
Hear the soundtrack to two of Steven Spielberg’s most famous films, scored live by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra. The films will be projected onto huge screens, accompanied by the orchestra performing below.
2Lani The Warrior is one of the biggest DJs in South Africa today, making waves with his deep house and flawless mixing style. He’ll be supported by House of Afrika’s resident DJs James Justin and Charl Chaka.
Apollonia – the record label and DJ outfit comprised of Shonky, Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom – is very well known from Ibiza and Berlin to London. They’ve made their mark with their critically acclaimed deep house and techno sets. Also on this week’s line-up is producer Carl Craig whose jazz- and soul-influenced sound puts an unusual twist on techno.
This contemporary Spanish restaurant gets a makeover every Friday with atmospheric lighting and décor that transforms the venue into an underground speakeasy-style hideaway. DJ AELI will be on the decks spinning his neo hip-hop tunes (that you might remember from Sole DXB) and he will be jointed every week by an alternative line-up to offer the best of trap, hip-hop and electro music.
No stranger to some of Ibiza’s biggest clubs, including Space and Sankeys, Fitzpatrick is a techno powerhouse who stands out from the crowd, with sets infused with everything from thrilling vocals to heavy funk grooves, jungle beats and hardcore bass lines.
Friday nights at Blue Bar feature live music from Creative Culture and their fresh take on neo soul, R&B and jazz rock. Enjoy while tucking into a cheese platter – which comes with a bottle of grape – for Dhs149.
The beachside hangout turns two on Friday April 21, with an all-day party and a live DJ set from Mahmut Orhan – the Turkish producer who’s been making waves with his deep house, indie dance and nu-disco music – from 5pm to 8pm.