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Make The Most Of This Weekend With Our Guide To Top Events In UAE

Let us tell you. This weekend is by far, going to be the most happening weekend of 2019 irrespective of Valentine’s Day, with a plethora of A-listers in town and a lot of parties taking place. Plan the weekend with our roundup of the best events in UAE.

RedFestDXB (day one)

Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

When: Thursday, 14th February   

About: Thousands of people are expected to descend on Dubai Media City Amphitheatre tonight to witness epic multi-genre performances on day one of RedFestDXB. Day one kicks off with Jess Glynne set to perform her pop-soul hits like “Rather Be,” “Don’t Be Hard On Yourself” and “All I Am,” followed by G-Eazy taking the stage with his relentless string of hits like “No Limit,” “Good Life” and “Drifting,” and DJ Snake end the night with a bang, playing his array of club bangers, like “Get Low,” “Lean On,” “Middle,” “Magneta Riddim,” “Turn Down For What,” and his recent chart-topping hit, “Taki Taki.”

Nic Fanculli live

Where: Soho Garden

When: Thursday, 14th February   

About: Between running his own successful label, playing countless gigs in Ibiza super clubs and being a key fixture on the festival circuit, Nic Fanculli is a true credit to the DJ scene. The Grammy-nominated producer gained prominence by performing in front of local crowds in the UK. He burst on the scene with high-profile gigs in Ibiza club hotspots like Pacha, Ushuaia and playing b2b with prominent DJs like Jamie Jones and Carl Cox. There’s no looking back for the English DJ. For reservations, contact 052 388 8849.

G-Eazy live

Where: White Dubai

When: Thursday, 14th February   

About: For Redfesters looking to go BIG! The party won’t stop as G-Eazy heads down to White Dubai for the official RedFestDXB after-party. The California-born rapper made a name for himself with the success of his debut album. ‘These Things Happen’ in 2014, peaking at number three on Billboard 200. Fast forward five years, his discography boasts an array of hits like “One of Them” “Him & I”, “Drifting” and “No Limit.” For reservations, contact 050 443 0933.

Pitbull live

Where: Dubai Sports City

When: Thursday, 14th February    

About: When it comes to rap and Latin hip-hop, no one does it like Mr. 305, aka Pitbull. The international rapper rose from the streets of Miami and burst on the scene in the mid-’00s. It was until 2009 when he made a breakthrough with the hit single, “I Know You Want Me.” The 37-year-old rapper has been among the most prominent rappers of this decade, delivering chart-topping hits like “Give Me Everything,” “Timber,” International Love” and “Feel This Moment.” He’ll be performing at Dubai Sports City for the opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League. Tickets cost Dhs 40.

RedFestDXB day two

Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

When: Friday, 15th February

About: On day two, music fans will gather at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre to witness a live set by fast-rising regional talent Lea Makhoul, the pounding beats of Jax Jones, Macklemore’s hip-hop-style rap and Camila Cabello’s Latin-pop tunes. The festival ends on a high note with a closing set by DJ Dany Neville.

Andhim and Stacey Pullen

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
When: Friday, 15th February   

About: As many techno fans can attest to, Detroit and West Germany produced some of the finest DJs on the techno scene, after hitting its apex in the early ‘90s. This weekend, Blue Marlin is hosting two of the most prominent techno DJs from the respective countries, Andhim and Stacey Pullen. Dining options will be available by the terrace and bar as well. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email reservation@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com.

Macklemore live

Where: Drai’s DXB

When: Friday, 15th February    

About: After a career built on mainstream hits and joining the elite billion-views club on YouTube, there’s no signs on of stopping for Macklemore. The Seattle-born rapper has been in the rap game since the early 2000s and made his breakthrough in 2012 with the viral hit, “Thrift Shop” with producer Ryan Lewis. The duo released a slew of hits together, like “Can’t Hold Us,” “Wings” and “Downtown.” After parting ways with the producer, Macklemore’s solo career delivered hits like “Good Old Days,” “Glorious” and “These Days” with Rudimental.

Maître Gims live

Where: White Dubai
When: Saturday, 16th February    

About: Congolese-French rapper Maître Gims made smooth transitions from his days with hip-hop group Sexion d’Assaut to pursuing a solo career. His discography boasts chart-topping records like “Mi Gna,” “Est-ce que tu m’aimes?,” “Sapés comme jamais” and his international hit, “Corazon” with Lil Wayne an French Montana. For reservations, contact 050 443 0933.

Afrojack live

Where: Base Dubai

When: Saturday, 16th February    

About: Dutch DJ maestro is heading to Dubai to play a live set in Candypants and Base Dubai’s new collaboration, CrazyLand. The multi-award winning, platinum-record selling producer has an array of club bangers to his name, like “Take Over Control,” “The Spark,” “Ten Feet Tall” and “Turn Up The Speakers” with Martin Garrix. For reservations, contact 055 313 4999 or email bookings@basedubai.com.

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