6 must-see live acts in Dubai this week
Desiigner debuts at 1OAK, The Game puts on two huge gigs, and Diddy is here for the first time ever…
It’s a huge week in the city for live music. Whether you’re after house DJs, techno, rap or seeing one of the biggest hip hop names on the planet, we’ve got you covered.
So mark your diaries, these are the must-see gigs in the city this week.
Sunday: Desiigner at 1OAK
American singer and rapper Desiigner is set to make his debut at swanky US export 1OAK tonight for a live performance. Desiigner rose to fame in 2016 after his viral hit Panda, reached number one in the Billboard charts.
1 OAK, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, 10pm to 3am, Sunday April 1. Tel: (052) 881 8888. 1oak-dubai.com
Thursday: Diddy at Gotha
New super club Gotha is set to host hip-hop legend and entrepreneur Diddy, also known as Sean Combs, on Thursday April 5. It’s the first time Diddy has ever performed in Dubai, so we’re expecting a stellar set from the superstar performer.
Gotha Dubai, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay, 11pm to 3am, Thursday April 5, Dhs350 for ladies, Dhs700 for guys. Tel: (055) 1 934 934. Gothaclubdubai.com
Thursday: 1xtra takeover at N’dulge
The second installment of Headline, a UK Urban Takeover party, returns to N’dulge this Thursday, bringing some top talent to the city from BBC 1extra.
Headline at Atlantis, The Palm, 10pm to 3am, Thursday April 5, Dhs100. Tel: (052) 777 6953. platinumlist.net
Friday: Chase & Status at Zero Gravity
Drum n bass duo Chase & Status return to Zero Gravity this Friday for the first time since 2016. With numerous platinum albums, massive singles including their top 5 hit, Blind Faith, and collaborations with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rihanna, expect an energetic set that will keep you . on your toes all night.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Al Sufouh, 8am to 3am, Friday April 5, free for ladies, Dhs100 for guys after 8pm or brunch 1pm to 5pm for Dhs295 ladies, Dhs315 guys. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
Friday: The Game at Drai’s (and Saturday at White)
The Game is an American rapper, best known in the West Coast hip hop scene and signed to Aftermath Records. Since he rose to fame in 2005 with his debut album, his follow up records have been dubbed some of the best hip hop albums in the industry. You’ll be able to catch him performing live at Drai’s on Friday night, and headlining White Dubai’s URBN ladies’ night on Saturday. On Saturday, ladies’ enjoy a complimentary bar until 1am.
Drai’s Dubai, Meydan, Friday April 6, 12pm onwards, Dhs100 for ladies before 3pm, Dhs200 after 3pm including 1 drink, guys Dhs200 all day. Tel:(052) 388 8857 draisdxb.com. White Dubai, Meydan Saturday April 7, 11pm to 4am, free entry and complimentary bar for ladies until 1am. Tel: (050) 443 0933. whitedubai.com
Saturday: Mambo Brothers at Soho Beach
The famous Mambo Brothers are returning for their monthly residency at Soho Garden, but you’ll also be able to catch them this Saturday doing a daytime set at the adjacent Soho Beach. Expect an energetic set from the duo, with doors open from midday. Entry is free, and loungers start from Dhs100.
Soho Beach, Meydan, Dubai, Saturday April 7, 12pm to 7pm, free entry. Tel: (052) 433 3375. sohobeachdxb.com