Live music, comedy, new bars and more fun-filled nights out
Sean Kingston American R&B star Sean Kingston returns to Dubai to perform live at Armani/Prive on Saturday September 6. Kingston is known for hits ‘Eenie Meenie’ featuring Justin Bieber from his My World 2.0 album, ‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘Beat It’ in 2013 featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa. From Dhs100 to Dhs150. September 6, 10pm-3am. Armani/Prive, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).
The Illusionists 2.0 From Tuesday September 30 to Sunday October 5, The Illusionists are back with feats of levitation, mind-reading and escapes. Six new acts are on board including The Warrior, The Deceptionist, The Unusualist, The Futurist, The Manipulator and The Master Magician. From Dhs199 to Dhs2,499. September 30-October 5. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.alchemy-project.com.
Gary Barlow The man who has penned 13 UK number one singles, become a much-loved judge on the UK’s X-Factor, been made an OBE and was called on to host the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert – will perform at Dubai Media City on Friday October 17 as part of his Since I Last Saw You solo tour. From Dhs295 (early bird), Dhs350 (regular), Dhs450 (seated), Dhs600 (golden circle), Dhs1,000 (VIP). Dubai Media Ciy Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com.
Sensation The very first outdoor edition of Sensation, one of the world’s leading dance events, will take place at Meydan Racecourse on Friday October 31. The ‘Source of Light’ show will see the venue transformed into a white oasis, where 15,000 people will gather for a night filled with music, live acts and performances and special effects. The event promises a star-studded line up of international DJs. From Dhs395 to Dhs500,000. October 31, 7.30pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (0508558036)
Criss Angel Mindfreak Live Arguably one of the most popular names in the magic industry, Criss Angel is bringing his brand of entertainment to Dubai in a three-show premiere of his new production ‘Mindfreak Live’ from Wednesday November 12 to Friday 14. For the first time in more than six years, the magician will leave his Las Vegas residency to perform a 90-minute show based on his successful television magic show Mindfreak. From Dhs349 to Dhs1,499. November 12-14, 7pm. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road (04 439 0900).
Gulf Bike Week With 15 bands playing 31 sets over three days, Gulf Bike Week, slated for Thursday October 30 to Saturday November 1, caters to both music lovers and motor heads. The Rock Stage will showcase the best of the UAE’s metal and rock bands, while the Festival Stage will feature everything from rock, acoustic, pop-punk and more mellow tunes including The Boxtones and Riff Raff. Dhs60 advance, Dhs90 on door. October 30-November 1. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfbikeweek.com
Red Bull Soundclash Taking place on Friday November 28, Red Bull Soundclash brings two bands with different sounds, styles and influences together under one roof to compete for the devotion of a room full of fans. Each band will play a mix of cover songs as well as original material. Dhs120. November 28, 8.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.redbull.com.
Kevin Bridges The Scottish stand-up comedian takes the stage in Dubai on Friday December 12. While Middle Eastern TV viewers will know him from OSN’s Live at the Apollo, the funnyman also has a raft of other UK TV and radio credits to his name, including his own six part documentary Kevin Bridges – What’s The Story for the BBC. From Dhs300 to Dhs500. December 12. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
New bars at the Warwick Hotel Dubai Check out the recently opened World on 44 Restaurant and Bar, which offers 360-degree views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf from the 44th floor, where guests can try South American and Mediterranean cuisine and drinks. On the 46th floor, ladies can enjoy free drinks every Monday night from 7pm to 1am at Zenses. Warwick Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 506 9999)
Guilt-free ladies’night From Monday September 1 and every Monday thereafter, ladies can indulge in three skinny concoctions, each less than 150 calories, along with tasty nibbles all under 50 calories, plus music by DJ Joel. Free. Mon 8pm-11pm. The Observatory, Marriott Harbour Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 319 4795).