With just a week remaining before the party season ends, we’re making planning easier for you with a rundown of the top events in Dubai.
When: Sunday, 28th April
About: V Hotel’s Boa Lounge is getting the week started with a live performance by Ramz. The South London rapper grew from an aspiring artist to hitmaker overnight with the 2018 viral hit song, “Barking,” amassing over 57 million views on YouTube and peaking at number two on the UK’s Official Singles Chart. His success on the charts followed with tracks like “Family Tree,” “Movin’” and “Power.” For reservations, call 056 5012 039.
Hip-Hop with Frank
When: Monday, 29th April
Where: Toy Room Dubai
About: For ultimate clubbers who like their parties raw and dirty, Toy Room Dubai’s ‘Hip Hop with Frank’ is the way to go. The party hotspot explodes into action during the midweek, hosting a wild nightlong party with their naughty party animal, Frank and his crew. Ladies enjoy complimentary bevvies till 1 am. For reservations, call 052 463 3338 or email email@example.com.
Photograph credit: Toy Room Dubai
When: Tuesday, 30th April
Where: Drai’s DXB
Where: Drai’s DXB
About: Things are about to go “Da Da Da Da” Drai’s DXB with Massari performing live this Tuesday. The Lebanese-Canadian is one of the few Arab origin rappers to have made it big in the world of hip-hop, delivering chart-busting hits like “Real Love,” “Be Easy,” “Bad Girl,” “Roll With It,” “Shisha” and “Done Da Da Da.” For reservations, call 052 3888 857.
Busta Rhymes live
When: Wednesday, 1st May
Where: Base Dubai
About: One of the worlds greatest MC’s of all time, Busta Rhymes makes a return to Dubai for Base Dubai’s season-closing parties. Undoubtedly, the 46-year-old rapper is a mainstay in the rap world, dropping hits since the early ‘90s, like “Break Ya Neck,” “Gimme Some More,” “Arab Money,” “Turn It Up” and “What’s It Gonna’ Be.” For reservations, call 055 313 4999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Thursday, 2nd May
Where: Soho Garden
About: If techno and house are what you’re after, head to Soho Garden’s season-closing Abode party. The famous party brand boasts residences across the UK and Ibiza, and made its Dubai debut with a massive party last February, so partygoers can expect one helluva’ night for the season-closing. The party features sets by super techno duo Camelphat and Abode favourite GW Harrison. For reservations, call 052 3888 849.
John Newman live
When: Friday, 3rd May
Where: Zero Gravity
About: If the name John Newman doesn’t instantly ring a bell, his song “Love Me Again” will. The soul-pop sensation rose to fame through hits like “Olé,” “Gold Dust,” “Come And Get It, “Blame” and the chart-busting 2013 hit, “Love Me Again,” peaking at number 30 on Billboard Hot 100. Tickets are priced from Dhs 165.
One for the lads!
When: Saturday, 3rd May
Where: Wavehouse Dubai
About: Every Saturday, Dubai’s cool new entertainment destination, Wavehouse Dubai offers a lad’s-only package inclusive of a full English breakfast, two bottles of hops and a Surf’s Up experience for Dhs 120, alongside live Premier League screening across its huge TV screen. For reservations, call 04 426 2626 or email email@example.com.