Photograph credit: Meraas and Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

DubaiLAD’s Guide To The Top Events This Festive Week In UAE

Hundreds of events, one guide. DubaiLAD has compiled a roundup of our picks of the best events happening in the final week of 2018 in the UAE.

Sunday, 23rd December: ‘Home Alone’ screening at Zero Gravity

“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!” Enjoy some merriment this Christmas with the ‘90s classic, Home Alone. The fun will take place at Zero Gravity this Sunday, starting at 8 pm. Entry fee costs Dhs 50, including a Dhs 50 food and beverage voucher. Film-goers are encouraged to arrive in their Santa hat and Christmas jumper.

Monday, 24th December: XDubai Slingshot

Flying at 100 km/h in half a second, how does that sound? With less than two weeks remaining, XDubai is giving adrenaline junkies the chance to throttle into the sky in their slingshot. It’s capable of propelling up to 120 metres over Kite Beach. Tickets cost Dhs 280 and are available on-site. From 9 am-12 pm and from 1 pm-6 pm. Check their website for requirements.

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Tuesday, 25th December: Santa’s Secret Island at Bluewaters

It’s all about Santa Claus, snow-laden trees and a festive atmosphere at Bluewaters Island. The latest man-made island has undergone a Christmas makeover, home to a holiday market, pop up eateries and live performances. Entry is free and will be open from 1pm-midnight. Head to their website for more to live performance line-up.

Wednesday, 26th December: Hip-Hop with Frank at Toy Room Dubai

Wild partying and hip-hop excess come perfectly together to create the ultimate pre-weekend party. Nightlife hotspot Toy Room Dubai has exactly got that kinda’ party. Their weekly club night, hosted by some of the hottest regional acts from local music group, 411 Crew will spin a set of hip-hop club bangers. Plus, you can catch their naughty party animal, Frank party with his friends. For reservations, contact 052 463 3338 or email

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Photograph credit: Toy Room Dubai

Thursday, 27th December: Jean Claude Ades live at 40 Kong

Similar to many legendary DJs, Jean Claude Ades’ career is deeply rooted to the world’s party capital, Ibiza. His name has become synonymous with deep electronic music, thanks to hits like “Be Crazy,” “Fly Away” and “Nite Time.” His unique brand of deep tech house music makes him one of the most in-demand selectors in the globe, notably Ants. For reservations, contact 04 355 8896 or email

Friday, 28th December: Agents of Time and Christan Löffler live at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Blue Marlin has a reputation as one of the best places to party in the country. This weekend is no different either, hosting a line up of international DJs. This Friday will be headlined by Italian trio Agents of Time and Berlin favourite Christian Löffler followed with support from resident artists. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email

Saturday, 29th December: Tulum nights at Soho Garden

Keeping their productions as immersive as they could be, Russian production duo Modd burst onto the scene with tracks like “Where The Heart Is,” “Kindisch” and “Akbal.” Their innovative sounds have earned supports from prominent DJs like Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, Lost Dessert and more. Catch the duo perform alongside DJs Baime, Veronika Fleyta and Ernesto Altes at Soho Garden’s weekly Tulum nights. For reservations, contact 052 388 8849 or email