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Our Guide To The Best Events In UAE This Weekend

It’s never too late to think about planning your weekend ahead. Find fun in the UAE with our roundup of the best events.

Ty Dolla $ign live

Where: Mad On Yas

When: Thursday, 3rd January

About: Rap artist and popular collaborator, Ty Dolla $ign will be taking over superclub Mad On Yas this Thursday. The Los Angeles-born rapper burst on the scene with hits like “Or Nah,” “Paranoid” and “Blase.” He’s also been a featured rapper on chart-topping tracks like Jason Derulo’s “Swallah,” Khalid’s “OTW” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Something New.” For reservations, contact 055 8346 262.

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

Where: Al Qudra

When: Thursday, 3rd January

About: As for the Quadrantid meteor shower of 2019, this shower is predicted to peak this Thursday night, from 10 pm to 4 am. Dubai Astronomy Group is hosting an observation of the shower at Al Qudra desert, including telescope observation and star decoding. Tickets cost Dhs 120 and are available online.

The Mekanism live

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

When: Friday, 4th January

About: Parisian house music giant, The Mekanism will perform a live set at Blue Marlin this Friday. The French DJ has been at the forefront of fine house music, with high-profile residences at some of the biggest clubs in Ibiza and Paris, as well as a key headliner for ANTS parties. His live set will follow with support from Blue Marlin’s resident DJs. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email

UAE vs Bahrain

Where: Zayed Sports City Stadium

When: Friday, 4th January

About: UAE will kick off their Group A campaign against Bahrain this Friday. The hosts are seen as favourites ( to top the table, ranking ahead of contenders Thailand, Bahrain and India. They will be playing without their star player, Omar Abdulrahman, however. Tickets are priced between Dhs 12.50-75. Match begins from 8 pm.

Max Amini live

Where: Madinat Theatre

When: Friday, 4th January

About: American-Iranian comedian Max Amini will bring the banter to Dubai this Friday. He’s been featured in over 50 film and television productions, notably NBC’s Heroes and Comedy Central’s ‘Mind of Mencia’ and Netflix series ‘Real Rob.’ Event-goers can expect a great deal of racial and observational humour. Tickets are priced between Dhs 220-450.

Tulum Nights

Where: Soho Garden

When: Saturday, 5th January

About: Live music, dancing and chilled vibes are few of the things that makes Tulum Nights the perfect club night to end your week with. This Saturday night will be all about melodic house music, with live sets from their resident DJs. For reservations, contact 052 3888 849 or email