From Roger Sanchez and Solomun spinning to Trey Songz headlining a new ladies’ night…

If you’re looking to party hard this Christmas, you’re in the right place. Around the big day there are a host of big gigs happening across the city whether you’re into hip-hop or house music, and we’ve rounded them all up for you in one handy guide.

Here are five epic gigs you don’t want to miss this week. 

Monday: Busta Rhymes at Toy Room

If you’re heading out out this Christmas Eve, Toy Room is the place to be. American rapper Busta Rhymes is headlining at the club, plus ladies can enjoy unlimited free drinks until 1am, with the live performance taking place later in the night.

Toy Room, Soho Garden, Meydan, 11pm to 3am, Monday December 24. Tel: (052) 463 3338.

Thursday: Ingrosso at Gotha

Legendary Swedish House Mafia DJ Sebastian Ingrosso is set to take to the decks at Business Bay super club Gotha on Thursday December 27. It’s free entry for ladies all night, while guys tickets are priced at Dhs200.

Gotha Dubai, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay, 11pm to 3am, Thursday December 27, ladies free, guys Dhs200. Tel: (055) 1934934.

Thursday: Roger Sanchez at Soho Garden

To celebrate a year since they opened their doors, Meydan hotspot Soho Garden are set to welcome the return of legendary American DJ Roger Sanchez on Thursday December 27. The Grammy award wining DJ will be joined by well renowned female DJ Kristen Knight as well as soho residents Jixo & Danz, Jean B, Mar+Mer and Adam Graca. It’s free entry all night.

Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai, 9pm to 3am, Thursday December 27, door policy applies. Tel: (056) 82 22 559.

Friday: Solomun at Soho Beach

Meydan super venue Soho Beach is set to welcome award-winning DJ Solomun for a huge one-day festival just before New Year’s on Friday December 28. No stranger to Dubai, Solomun has previously performed at Gotha and Eden Beach Club, as well as headlining Blue Marlin’s New Year’s Eve party last year.

Solomun at Soho Beach, Meydan, 9pm to late, Friday December 28, tickets from Dhs150. Tel: (052) 433 3375.

Friday: Trey Songz at Drai’s

Fresh from a swift turnaround from poolside day club to sleek new nightclub, Drai’s is bringing another American star to headline at their new Friday night event this week. On Friday December 28, the ‘Simply Amazing’ and ‘Na Na Na’ hitmaker will return to the Drai’s stage, where ladies can drink for free until 1am. On Saturday, he’ll headline at neighbouring club White Dubai’s weekly ladies’ night, URBN.

Drai’s Nightclub, Gate B, Meydan, 10pm to 4am, Friday December 28. Tel: (052) 388 8857.

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