Swedish House Mafia, Paul Oakenfold, Paul van Dyk and more of the biggest names in dance music
Time Out Dubai staff
The winner of Dubai's Best international DJ set is Swedish House Mafia, Peppermint Experience Peppermint’s biggest coup of the year was getting the humongous house-pop trio to Dubai for the opening night of their final tour before a hiatus. Hosted by Peppermint Experience at Dubai World Trade Centre, November 16, 2012.
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The Highly Commended for Dubai's Best international DJ set is Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Cipher Entertainment Deep Crates welcomed the influential A Tribe Called Quest decksmith as their first international guest. Hosted by Cipher Entertainment at Casa Latina, September 13, 2012.
The Highly Commended for Dubai's Best international DJ set is Mark Ronson, Trilogy Almost exactly two years since he played the relaunch bash of the Madinat mega-club, Ronson returned to chime in two years of Trilogy. Trilogy, September 27, 2012.
Andy C ‘The Executioner’ caused a storm with a gritty set for GlobalFunk. Hosted by GlobalFunk at The Music Room, January 10, 2013.
Avicii The ‘Levels’ hitmaker gave a stunning set on the sands at Atlantis. Atlantis Beach, October 18, 2012.
Gilles Peterson The renowned musicphile gave a typically eclectic, impressive set at Nasimi. Hosted by Infusion at Nasimi Beach, November 23, 2012.
Haçienda 30th anniversary tour with Peter Hook and Graeme Park A notable double header paired Haçienda founder Peter Hook with long-term resident Graeme Park, to celebrate the thwarted club’s legacy. Trilogy, June 28, 2012.
James Zabiela Connoisseur’s choice Zabiela impressed us with an incredible set of deck wizardry. Hosted by Taboo at Trilogy, June 7, 2012.
Paul Oakenfold The legendary British DJ may be no stranger to Dubai, but its always a pleasure to welcome him back. Hosted by Rehab, XL Beach Club, February 22, 2013.
Paul van Dyk Peppermint Experience celebrated turning eight years old with a return visit from the trance master. Hosted by Peppermint Experience at Dubai World Trade Centre, June 1, 2012.