4 artists performing in Dubai this weekend
From a Brit blues star at Dubai Opera to American rappers at Dubai super clubs to some 90s nostalgia in Media City…
It’s a diverse weekend for music in the city, as four artists take to various stages across Dubai. Whether you’re into 90s boyband hits, American rap music or like your pop blues, there’s a Dubai gig for just about anyone.
Here are 4 artists performing in Dubai this weekend.
Thursday: Boyzlife at Bongo’s Bingo
Yes, we did say bingo, but this round may not be quite as you know it. When Bongos Bingo burst onto the Media City party scene in 2016 it brought thumping sing alongs, novelty prizes and improptu raves with it. The next installment is March 22, complete with a performance from Boyzlife (that’s one half of Boyzone and one half of Westlife), and we’ve already got our eyes down, and on that Henry the Hoover prize…
ON42, Media One Hotel Dubai Media City, 8pm onwards, Thursday March 22, Dhs150. Tel:056 895 7532. More info on Facebook
Thursday: Ace Hood at Drai’s Dubai
Drai’s Dubai is set for another huge weekend of international acts, opening on Thursday night for the first time. The new outdoor venue, which has previously only opened for it’s Tuesday ladies’ day and Friday day-to-night party will open at 10pm this Thursday, hosting American rapper Ace Hood. It will be followed by a Friday performance from another American rapper, T.I. Entrance to the Thursday night is free for all, with the Friday event priced at Dhs100 for ladies before 3pm and Dhs200 after. For guys, it’s Dhs200 all day.
Drai’s Dubai, Meydan, 10pm to 3am, Thursday March 22, free. Tel:(052) 388 8857. More info on website
Friday: Rag N Bone Man at Dubai Opera
His stirring single Human is the perfect blend of pop and blues – which is why it’s gained 411 million views on YouTube – and Rag’n’Bone Man, aka Rory Graham, will play a one-night-only show at Dubai Opera this year. Graham won two BRIT Awards this year – he won Critics’ Choice and the Best British Breakthrough Act – and his Dubai Opera performance will be part of his European tour.
Rag’n’Bone Man, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 9pm, Friday March 23, from Dhs195. Tel: (04) 440 8888. More info on website
Saturday: T.I at White Dubai
There’s no shortage of superstars to be spotted at White Dubai. Whether performing or partying, Dubai’s original outdoor super club has hosted stars including Tinie Tempah, and this weekend is no exception. Rapper Ace Hood will take to the stage on Friday, followed by a performance from 00s American rapper, T.I. Famed for his collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Rihanna, T.I. will headline at White’s signature ladies’ night, with an open bar for the girls until 1am.
WHITE Dubai, Meydan, 11pm to 4am, Saturday March 24, free entry. Tel: (050) 443 0933. More info on website