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Our Guide To The Best Events In UAE This Weekend

When it comes to fun stuff to do, the UAE is jam-packed with events to keep you busy. If you’re into parties, sports or comedy, this is your ultimate guide to the weekend.

John Digweed live

Where: Soho Garden

When: Thursday, 10th January   

About: Thursday night will see a live set from electronic titan John Digweed at Soho Garden. The 51-year-old DJ is among the most prominent DJs on the circuit, since the early ‘90s. At this point in time, he’s got a record label and a production alias alongside Nick Muir. From Ultra Music Festival to Sonus and Movement, he’s a frequent headliner in the festival circuit. For reservations, contact 052 388 8849 or email

India vs UAE

Where: Zayed Sports City Stadium

When: Thursday, 10th January

About: After a thrilling tie versus Bahrain last week, hosts UAE will be looking to register a win to retain the top spot of Group A when they take on India. On the other side, India stunned the Football world with a 4-1 victory versus Thailand in their AFC Asian Cup match. Tickets are priced between Dhs 12.50-75.

Francesca Lombardo & La Fleur live

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

When: Friday, 11th January   

About: For those seeking electronic sounds to dance on, Blue Marlin is your best bet. This Friday, they’re hosting Italian electronic music producer and DJ Francesca Lombardo and festival favourite La Fleur, playing a live set from 1 pm-11 pm, with support from resident DJs Frederick Stone, Aidin Karami and Michka. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email

The Laughter Factory

Where: ON42 Media One

When: Friday, 11th January   

About: One of the ways to find fun this weekend would be attending The Laughter’s Factory line-up of comics this Friday. The Laughter Factory, who’ve hosted the likes of Russel Peters, Jack Whitehall and Michael Mcintyre, promises another night of knee-slapping comedy with comics Tom Spade, Larry Dean and Jojo Smith. Doors open at 8 pm and tickets will cost Dhs 160. Plus, they’ve got a discount offer for groups of six.

Kid Ink live

Where: Mad On Yas

When: Friday, 11th January   

About: In the rap game, Kid Ink has grown in popularity throughout the years. The Los Angeles-born rapper has been a mainstay in the hip-hop scene for almost a decade, giving us hits like “Be Real,” “Show Me,” “Promise” and “Hell and Back.” Catch him take over the stage at Mad On Yas this Friday. For reservations, contact 055 834 6262.

Tulum Nights with DJ Sobek

Where: Soho Garden

When: Saturday, 12th January   

About: One of the things that’s happening on the electronic music circuit is diversity, and Egyptian DJ Sobek is undeniably an example of this change. The Arab DJ earned recognition for his innovative sounds, inspired by folk elements and adding a touch of music from the Arab world. Last year was a breakthrough for DJ Sobek, making his Ibiza debut at Club Heart and earned recognition from veteran DJ Black Coffee. Catch him perform a live set at Soho Garden’s weekly Tulum Nights. For reservations, contact 052 3888 849 or email