Photograph credit: White Dubai

Our Top Picks Of What’s Going On This Weekend In Dubai

It’s never too early to start looking forward to the weekend, and we’re helping you plan with our roundup of the best events happening in Dubai.

Sasha live

Where: Soho Garden

When: Thursday, 7th March   

About: Electronic titan Sasha returns to Dubai for a set at Soho Garden this Thursday. With a career entirely built on persistence, tenacity and talent, John Sasha belongs to an elite club of superstar DJs on this planet. The veteran DJ was arguably the backbone of the UK’s underground scene in the ‘90s and has gone strength to strength ever since, being a firm fixture on the DJ circuit and with headline slots at every major music festival. For reservations, call 056 8222 559.

Schwarze Garage

Where: P7 Arena, Media One Hotel

When: Thursday, 7th March

About: Expect loud thumping bass and crisp trebles from this underground rave happening at a car park. The rave will feature live sets by techno DJ Nakadia, who found fame through high-profile gigs in Berlin’s underground scene, performing alongside electro duo Giolì and Assia with support by homegrown talents. For tables and reservations, contact 055 5959 240.

MK live

Where: Zero Gravity

When: Friday, 8th March    

About: Well known to the world over for his DJing and remix artistry, MK will be amping up the dancefloor and infinity pool at Zero Gravity with a live set. The Detroit-bred DJ stormed onto the scene in the early ‘90s after the success of songs like “Love Changes” and “Always,” both peaking at number one on Billboard Hot Dance Music charts. The 46-year-old DJ remains a mainstay on the circuit, best remembered for his remix of Nightcrawlers’ “Push the Feeling On,” which was later used in Pitbull’s club banger, “Hotel Room Service.” There’s free entry at Zero Gravity before 9 pm. Tickets cost Dhs 75.

All Day I Dream

Where: Soho Beach

When: Friday, 8th March   

About: Brooklyn’s famed open-air party, All Day I Dream returns for a second session at Soho Beach this Friday. The day-to-night party features an emotive, deep-seated and a soul-stirring sets of House and Techno music by Lee Burridge, the brains behind the party brand, progressive-genre stars Gorje Hewek & Izhevski and All Day I Dream regular Newman. For reservations, contact 052 433 3375 or email

Jay Sean live

Where: Global Village

When: Friday, 8th March   

About: One of the UK’s best-selling Urban artists and R&B stars, Jay Sean will be taking the stage at Global Village this Friday. The Asian-cross over superstar’s career took off in the mid ‘00s with soul-infused R&B hits like “Ride It” and “Stay,” until he landed a deal with Cash Money Records in the US, which paved the way for slew of chart-topping hit singles like “Down,” “Do You Remember,” “Hit The Lights” and “Make My Love Go.” Entry fee at Global Village costs Dhs 15, and the concert begins this Friday.

Jason Derulo live

Where: White Dubai

When: Saturday, 9th March  

About: As many can attest to, Jason Derulo is one of the biggest stars in the mainstream pop scene. The 29-year-old made a name for himself after the release of his self-titled debut album, featuring hit-singles “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo. His success on the charts peaked after the release of his third album, “Tattoos,” including club-conquering tracks like “The Other Side,” “Talk Dirty,” and “Fire.” The Florida-bred R&B star remains a mainstay on the pop scene, with recent hits like “Tip Toe,” “Swalla” and “Colors.” For reservations, contact 050 443 0933.

Dubai Food Festival

Where: City-wide

When: Saturday, 9th March   

About: Dubai Food Festival’s sixth edition ends this Saturday, and most of their signature events are still going on. Foodies can either dine by the beach at the swyp Beach Canteen, or enjoy casual bites at Galeries Lafayette’s Street Food Fair at City Walk, or unravel some of Dubai’s best-kept secrets from this year’s Hidden Gems.

Photograph credit: Dubai Food Festival

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