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Photograph credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge and Yasalam

Top Events In UAE This Weekend

Man, oh man! No weekend has witnessed as many celebrities and A-list performers in the UAE as much this upcoming weekend. We’ve come up with a rundown of all the biggest events happening across the country:

Erick Morillo live

Where: Iris Yas Island

When: Thursday, 22nd November

About: Platinum-selling DJ and producer Erick Morillo will performing a late night set and Iris Yas Island. For long, the American-Colombian DJ has been delivering dance and house music sets across the world’s party destinations, notably his Subliminal Sessions parties at Pacha in Ibiza. He’s a three-time winner of DJ Awards’ ‘Best House DJ’ and ‘Best International DJ’ titles. Contact 055 160 5636 or email reservations@irisabudhabi.com for reservations.

Nelly live

Where: Mad on Yas

When: Thursday, 22nd November

About: When it comes to the rap game, you can’t miss out Nelly. The 44-year-old rapper will be performing his party anthems and club conquering tracks like ‘Ride Wit Me,’ ‘Hot In Herre’ and ‘Just A Dream’ at Mad On Yas this Thursday. Entry charges cost Dhs 300 for lads, including two beverages and Dhs 150 for ladies, including one beverage. For more information, contact 055 834 6262.

Black Coffee live

Where: Base Dubai

When: Thursday, 22nd November

About: Internationally acclaimed DJ Black Coffee will be playing a set of deep house this Thursday. His catchy beats and distinctive sounds are sure to have you grooving throughout the night. He’s also been featured on collaboration with high profile international acts, such as Drake and David Guetta. For reservations, contact 055 313 4999.

Post Malone live

Where: du Arena

When: Thursday, 22nd November

About: Yasalam After-Race Concert’s festivities kick off with Hip-Hop sensation Post Malone this Thursday. The ‘Rockstar’ hitmaker had an exceptional year on the charts this year, with his debut album, ‘Stoney’ breaking Michael Jackson’s 34-year-old record for the most weeks spent on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop album chart. Tickets are still available.

HotBed party

Where: Soho Beach DXB

When: Friday, 23rd November

About: With temperatures getting cooler, there’s no better time to enjoy a HotBed party than this time of the season! Expect a set of house music and live instruments by artists Danny Langan, Zack Le Nez, Alex Ellenger, Matt Saxx and J Walks. Complimentary beverages for ladies from 1 pm-4 pm. For reservations, contact 052 433 3375 or email reservations@sohobeachdxb.com.

soho beach hotbed
Photograph credit: Soho Beach DXB

Dim Sum Disco brunch

Where: Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah

When: Friday, 23rd November

About: Keeping up with Dubai’s active party culture, global party brand Candypants hosts a daytime brunch and a sunset party every Friday. The brunch serves contemporary Chinese and Far Eastern cuisine, followed by a three-hour party with DJ Adam Graca, playing a set of Urban and Commerical Music. For reservations, contact info@candypants-events.co.uk.

dim sum disco candypants brunch
Photograph credit: Candypants

UKG brunch

Where: Industrial Avenue, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

When: Friday, 23rd November

About: UK’s famed garage-styled UKG brunch is making its Dubai debut this Friday. The brunch will be serving a three-course meal with unlimited beverages from 1 pm-5 pm. Comedian Aurie Styla will be hosting the brunch to keep the atmosphere lively, followed with and upbeat garage part. For reservations, contact 052 306 6527 or click here.

ukg brunch dubai
Photograph credit: UKG Brunch

Dubai Inflatathon

Where: Al Safa Park

When: Friday, 23rd November

About: Be prepared for a lot of jumping, crawling and bouncing at the Dubai Inflatathon this Friday. The course will host ten obstacles and whether you complete first or last, they’ll be hosting a festival-style party at night as their way of rewarding participants, with a live DJ, a dancefloor and endless entertainment. Book your tickets here.

dubai inflatathon safa park
Photograph credit: Dubai Inflatathon

Circoloco party

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

When: Friday, 23rd November

About: Similar to its sister counterpart in Ibiza, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is bringing a unique party vibe this Friday, hosting a Circoloco party. This year’s headliners are warehouse DJ Jamie Jones, Ibiza favourite Nicole Moudaber and German techno-house DJ Konstant. Partygoers can enter for free before 3:30 pm. For reservations, contact 056 11 3400 or email reservation@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com.

French Montana live

Where: Mad On Yas

When: Friday, 23rd November

About: Get your party shoes on because Mad On Yas is going to to go Lockjaw with French Montana this Friday. The 33-year old rapper has been among the most prominent rap stars in Hip-Hop this decade, with hit singles ‘Unforgettable,’ ‘No Stylist,’ ‘Lockjaw’ and ‘Moses.’ Entry charge costs Dhs 500 for men, including two beverages and Dhs 200 for ladies, including two beverages. For more information, contact 055 834 6262.

The Weeknd live

Where: du Arena

When: Friday, 23th November

About: Canadian R&B revolutionary The Weeknd will deliver an intimate performance on day two of Yasalam After-Race Concerts. After starting his career anonymously in 2011, the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist rose to worldwide stardom with hit singles ‘The Hills,’ ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and most recently, ‘Call Out My Name.’ Click here for tickets.

Dubai Fitness Challenge closing weekend carnival

Where: Burj Park, Downtown

When: Saturday, 24th November

About: After four weeks of free fitness classes, workouts and training, Dubai Fitness Challenge is ending its second edition on a high note with a closing carnival. The event will be host to a LED Running Wall, teqball, BMX zone and a VR Zone to experience the latest in sports and fitness. The event goes on from 1 pm-8 pm and is free entry.

dubai fitness challenge carnival
Photograph credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge

Tyga live

Where: Base x 1OAK pop up club, Yas Island

When: Saturday, 24th November

About: Dubai’s prominent nightclubs Base and 1OAK have come up with a pop-up club in Yas Island for the F1 weekend. Day one will be headlined by Tyga. The Compton rapper needs no introduction, being one of the most prominent rappers in the rap game today. He rose to fame after the success of chart-topping hits like ‘Twist,’ ‘Rack City,’ ‘Hookah’ and ‘Ayo.’ Contact 055 313 4999 for bookings.

Sam Smith live

Where: du Arena

When: Saturday, 24th November

About: Infused with chart-topping hits like ‘Stay With Me,’ ‘Writings On The Wall’ and ‘Too Good At Goodbyes,’ Sam Smith is the unquestionably the alias of soul music. His latest track, ‘Promises’ in collaboration with Calvin Harris, peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs. The British artist is set to make his UAE debut, performing on day three of Yasalam After-Race concerts. Tickets are available here.

Sylvain Armand and Jean Claude Ades live

Where: Iris Yas Island

When: Saturday, 24th November

About: House heads can head to Iris Yas Island for a set of deep house by Sylvain Armand and Jean Claude Ades. Sylvain Armand made his name on the circuit after earning a residency at Blue Marlin Ibiza for two years, after which he earned a spot for the opening act with Axwell ^ Ingrosso for four years straight at Ushuaia Ibiza. Meanwhile, DJ Jean Claude Ades has been an Ibiza regular, with fixtures at Pacha, Amnesia and El Chiringuito.

Guns N’ Roses live

Where: du Arena

When: Sunday, 25th November

About: Nostalgic rock fans can catch Guns N’ Roses take over Yasalam After-Race Concerts’ closing night on Sunday. The rock legends will return to the UAE for a high-energy performance, performing iconic hits like ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ ‘November Rain,’ ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Paradice City.’ In fact, the band still has it in them to put up a high-spirited performance, after playing a three-hour marathon of their greatest hits in Hong Kong this week. (https://bit.ly/2OPYlup) For tickets, click here.