Photograph credit: Mad On Yas

Our Pick of The Best Events Happening This Weekend In UAE

UAE will be full of bright lights and high spirits ahead of Christmas. Yet, if you haven’t made plans this weekend and want to keep the Christmas cheer to a minimum, we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

Roll Racing DXB

Where: Dubai Autodrome

When: Thursday, 20th December

About: Instead of starting from a complete stop like traditional drag racing, roll racing features two cars compete on track from a rolling start. The race is simple. Head onto the main straight at 40 km/h and pedal to the metal on their 250-metre long floodlit strip. Entry fee costs Dhs 420 for participants and Dhs 20 for spectators. Click here for more details.

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Photograph credit: Dubai Autodrome

Busta Rhymes live

Where: Mad On Yas

When: Thursday, 20th December   

About: For as long as one can remember, Busta Rhymes’ career has been filled with chart-topping hits that earned him 12 Grammy nominations. The 48-year-old rapper has delivered hits like “We Made It,” “Arab Money,” “Pass the Courvoisie.” in a career spanning nearly three decades. Catch him perform at superclub Mad On Yas this Thursday. For reservations, contact 055 834 6262.

Downtown Eats

Where: Downtown Dubai

When: Thursday, 20st-Saturday, 22nd December

About: Foodies and gourmands, rejoice! Now is a good time to head to Downtown and enjoy an immersive food-centric feast at their new concept, Downtown Eats, serving Canadian style Fries & Wings, German bratwurst grill, Asian style sandwiches and more. Plus, they’re hosting film screenings at their outdoor cinema throughout the evenings. Check their event page for dining details and film line-up.

Photograph credit: Emaar

Kaluki Musik live

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

When: Friday, 21st December     

About: Latmun and his crew from Kaluki Musik are all set to get the party rollin’ at Blue Marlin this Friday. First formulated in a shadowy basement in the UK, the underground music label has been bringing positive vibes to clubs and festivals since the mid-‘00s. Their line-up features Pirate Copu, Richy Ahmed, Russ Yallop and Pete Zorba, followed with support from resident artists. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email

Tulum nights

Where: Soho Garden

When: Saturday, 22nd December   

About: Soho Garden has a thriving music scene, with every flavour of music you could desire. From techno to deep house and electro, they’ve got it all. Similarly, Saturday night means Tulum nights at the Meydan nightlife venue, hosting some of the finest DJs on the circuit. This Saturday, they’re hosting guest DJs Baime, Veronica Fleyta, Ernesto Altes and Modd. For reservations, contact 052 388 8849 or email

Rich The Kid live

Where: Base Dubai

When: Saturday, 22nd December   

About: Superclub Base Dubai is going to be Splashin’ with Rich The Kid this Saturday. Part of the dawn of trap wave in the early 2010s, the New York rapper emerged in 2013 after dropping a mixtape, ‘Been About the Benjamins.’ He followed it with a series of mixtapes in collaboration with Migos. Fast forward to 2018, the rapper released his debut album, ‘The World Is Yours’ and delivered hits like “Early Morning Trappin,”New Freezer,” “Splashin” and “Plug Walk,” his biggest hit till today. For reservations, contact 055 313 4999 or email