Photograph credit: Base Dubai

Our Picks of The Best Events Coming To UAE This Weekend

Serve up some fun and spend the weekend out and about with our guide to the best events in UAE. We know a handful of places to find fun!

Jeremy Olander live

Where: Soho Garden

When: Thursday, 17th January    

About: Progressive techno loyalty Jeremy Olander is heading to Dubai for a live set at Soho Garden this Thursday, The 30-year-old DJ amassed a steady and global fanbase since he stepped into the circuit in 2011, thanks to the success of his album, Goliath and high-profile gigs in Stockholm’s passionate techno scene. His gig follows with support from resident DJs Jixo & Danz, Jean B IAm, Adam Graca and Mar+Mer. For reservations, contact 056 822 2559 or email

The Laugher Factory

Where: Wyndham Dubai

When: Thursday, 17th January   

About: Indeed, laughter is the best medicine and The Laughter Factory never falls short of bringing laughter to the city. This weekend, they’re hosting top telly comedian Tom Stade, who’s back after his Dubai debut in 2015, alongside Scottish ‘Comedian of the Year’ Darry Lean and funny man JoJo Smith. Tickets cost Dhs 160 and the show begins at 9 pm.

50 Cent live

Where: Base Dubai

When: Friday, 18th January    

About: One of the most captivating and revolutionary rappers of all time, 50 Cent will take the stage at superclub Base Dubai this Friday. Believe it or not, it’s been 16 years since he dropped iconic club bangers like “In Da Club,” “Candyshop” and “21 Question.” The 43-year-old rapper still remains a mainstay in the rap game. For reservations, contact 055 313 4999 or drop an email to

Oliver Huntemann live

Where: Playa Nomade

When: Friday, 18th January   

About: Like many of his contemporaries, German DJ Oliver Huntemann has been a driving force behind the evolution of techno. The early days of Huntemann’s time in Hamburg’ clubbing scene witnessed a legend in the making and today, the 50-year-old DJ boasts an expansive discography that makes him one of the most widely respected DJs on the circuit. His live set follows with support form local DJs Kaitek and MOii. For reservations, contact 054 449 6464.

The Zoo Project   

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE  

When: Friday, 18th January    

About: Spain’s popular festival, The Zoo Project has been a legendary staple in the festival circuit and is now making its way to Blue Marlin this Friday. This festival is sure to unleash every wild raver’s inner animal and the best part, dress up is encouraged too! The open-air festival will be headlined by German tech master, Steve Bug, alongside The Zoo Project resident, DEFEX and Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE resident DJs Frederick Stone, Aidin Karami and Michka. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email

Photograph credit: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Life of Pi screening

Where: Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

When: Saturday, 19th January   

About: For long, Yann Martel’s novel ‘Life of Pi’ was believed to be unfilmable until director Ang Lee bought the novel into a cinematic production in 2012. The fantasy adventure film went on to clinch four Oscars, for its cinematography, direction, visual effects and music score. Relive the cinematic experience at the Urban Outdoor Cinema this Saturday. Tickets cost Dhs 75.