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Get The Most Out Of This Weekend With Our Top Picks Of Events In UAE

If you want to spend your downtime out and about, start planning with our compilation of this weekend’s top events in the UAE.


Where: Soho Garden

When: Thursday, 28th February  

About: London’s famous party brand, Abode is making its way to Soho Garden for its Dubai debut. For over a decade, the party brand has churned out a niche lineup of DJs that have headlined festivals and performing across the party map of the world. For its debut, Dubstep pioneer Skream will be playing a live set, alongside Hot Creations’ star DJ wAFF and Abode regular GW Harrison. Their sets will be followed by support from resident DJs Jixo & Danz, Jean B IAm, Mar+Mer and Adam Graca. For reservations, contact 052 3888 849 or drop an email to

Lost Frequencies live

Where: The Penthouse

When: Thursday, 28th February   

About: From bursting on the scene at the peak of EDM to topping the charts, Lost Frequencies has done it all. The Belgian DJ became a sensation in the mainstream after releasing “Are You With Me” in 2015, racking up hundreds of millions of views and peaking at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. His uplifting melodic house music helped him become a firm fixture on the circuit, headlining festivals like Tomorrowland and Coachella. For reservations, contact 052 9004868.

The Godfather Concert

Where: Dubai Opera

When: Thursday, 28th February  

About: Sit back and relive the epic drama by Francis Ford Coppola in ‘The Godfather,’ with a live music score. The film chronicles the story of the mafia kingpin Don Corleone and his family business, wherein his son, Michael Corleone, breaks away from family rules to become a ruthless mafia boss. The concert begins at 8 pm and tickets cost Dhs 175.

Cirque De Cuisine

Where: Atlantis The Palm

About: If you’re young at heart and enjoy dancing and dining, you’d be crazy to say no to Cirque De Cuisine. This Thursday, they’re bringing a South-American Carnival, Cirque De Cuisine for a culinary extravaganza with live entertainment. The Brazilian-themed brunch will be serving Latin American dishes from their signature restaurants like Ossiano, Hakkasan, Nobu and Locatelli, alongside a dancing parade, samba performances and more. The brunch follows with an electric after-party at their new venue, Wavehouse.

Photograph credit: Atlantis The Palm

Ace Hood live

Where: Mad on Yas

When: Friday, 1st March
About: Hot on the heels of performing at Drai’s DXB’s first birthday bash last Tuesday, Ace Hood will be performing live at Abu Dhabi superclub Mad on Yas. Being a recognizable face in the rap game with a discography of chart-topping hits, Ace Hood is a force of his own. The Florida rapper made a name for himself, for his slew of hits like “Hustle Hard,” “Go N’ Get It,” “We Outchea” and “Bugatti.” For reservations, call 055 834 6262.

A$AP Rocky live

Where: Base Dubai

When: Friday, 1st March

About: Rakim Mayers, better known by his moniker A$AP Rocky is returning to Dubai for a live performance at Base. Making his way from rapping in the streets of NYC and eventually to an international star, A$AP Rocky is a true credit to the rap scene. The 30-year-old rapper found fame from his debut studio album, ‘Long. Live. ASAP,’ with hit singles “Fashion Killa,” “Goldie” and “Wild For The Night.” Over the years, the rapper released a slew of club bangers like “Praise The Lord,” “Sundress,” “A$AP Forever” and “Tony Tone,” and was featured in A-list collaborations like Selena Gomez’s 2015 hit “Good For You,” G-Eazy’s “No Limit” and Tinashe’s “Pretend.” For reservations, call 055 314 4999.

Luciano live

Where: Playa Nomade

When: Friday, 1st March

About: Chilean-Swedish DJ Luciano has been a force to be reckoned with this year, hitting parties and festivals all over the globe. The 41-year-old DJ is the man behind the emerging underground electronic music movement in Chile, with his innovative style of minimal techno. He also came up with the ‘Vagabundos’ party concept, based on a travelling band of gypsies and performers. They’re no strangers to Dubai, having performed at Soho Beach last year. For reservations, contact 054 449 6464.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final

Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and Irish Village

When: Saturday, 2nd March

About: Day by day, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships gets more exciting. All the hype and high-octane sporting action leads to the finals this Saturday, deciding who takes the grand prize of $523,330 (AED 1.9m) in Men’s singles and $157,570 (AED578.8) in Men’s doubles. Although tickets aren’t available, you can head to Irish Village to catch the live action.

Photograph credit: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

swyp Beach Canteen

Where: Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall

About: Host to an array of food trucks serving casual bites, the swyp Beach Canteen is one of Dubai Food Festival’s many city-wide attractions. The food carnival is serving a spread of culinary delights, alongside activities and entertainment till next week. Besides food, there’s a Nintendo Switch lounge, live cooking demos and several other pop-ups to look forward to.