Since opening, Drai’s Dubai has already had some massive names from the worlds of hi-hop and R&B come to play. Now, the club is ready to bring one of the top up-and-coming rappers to town this weekend.
Following on from shows from Nelly, Craig David, Fuse ODG and Pia Mia, New York rapper August Alsina is coming to town on Friday February 23 to headline a top billing at the Las Vegas night club import.
Known for his smash hit I Luv This, Alsina is one of the brightest prospects on the US rap scene, following his 2014 debut album Testimony hitting the number two spot on the US Billboard 200 album charts. I Luv This smashed through the records by topping the Billboard’s R&B and Hip Hop Airplay chart for two weeks, and his 2014 song with Nicki Minaj, No Love, has ripped through YouTube, racking up nearly 300 million views.
It’s looking like another top weekend at Drai’s, and you can head along from noon for a full day chilling by the club’s sprawling, low-set swimming pool, with some cracking tunes to boot.
The club is open until midnight, and really picks up after the sun goes down.
Free entry. Fri Feb 23, noon-midnight. Meydan Racecourse Grandstand (052 388 8857).
If you want to keep the party going, head along to the opening night of Soho Beach – the huge new beach club in Meydan just round the corner from Drai’s – which features a huge party from famous Ibiza brand Elrow, going on until the early hours of the night.