All the big nights out happening in Dubai this weekend
See performances from Kylie Minogue, Wiley and Wu-Tang Clan…
After a two day week, we’re ready for the weekend. And if you’re looking for places to party – we’ve got you covered. From a performance by pop sensation Kylie Minogue at Dubai Rugby 7’s to a whole host of huge urban artists performing at streetwear festival, Sole DXB, get ready for a massive weekend.
Here’s 9 big nights out in Dubai this weekend…
Thursday: Sky 2.0
For the ultimate club night Sky 2.0 is hard to beat. The club was made famous in Beirut and the open-topped Dubai version does not disappoint. Check out their signature Thursday night with crazy pyrotechnics, blasting music and a whole lot of dancing.
Sky 2.0, Dubai Design District, Dubai, Thursdays, 10pm to 4am. Tel: (04) 587 6333. skydubai.com
Thursday: The Hideout
It might have only been a two-day work week this week but if you’re still looking for somewhere to celebrate post-work without damaging the purse strings, check out The Hideout. On a Thursday they offer a four hour unlimited house drinks package for just Dhs100. This Thursday is the launch of their Christmas edition, so get ready to sing along to some cheesy hits from the 80’s, 90’s and noughties with a few classic Christmas croon-tunes thrown in.
The Hideout, Marina Bybloss Hotel, Dubai Marina, Thursdays, 4pm to 8pm, Dhs100. Tel: (058) 534 6000. facebook.com/Thehideoutdubai
Friday: Kylie Minogue at Emirates Dubai Rugby 7’s
Pop princess Kylie Minogue will headline the 50th Emirates Dubai Rugby 7’s this Friday. Expect to hear some of her biggest hits including Spinning Around, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, On A Night Like This and Love At First Sight.
Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019, Sevens Stadium, Dubai, Thursday December 5 to Saturday December 7, Thursday free, Friday Dhs400, whole weekend Dhs500, under 12s free. dubairugby7s.com
Friday: Post-Rugby 7’s party at Barasti
Barasti has been named as the official Rugby Sevens After Party 2019, so expect celebrations in true Barasti style if you want to keep the party going. There’ll be some top drinks deals to keep the crowd going and, as the theme of this years’ Sevens is 1970’s, there will be four tribute bands playing. Expect to belt your heart out and dance the night away to nostalgic favourites, from an Abba tribute and La Freak so Chic (12am to 1am) as well as Queen and Elton John tribute acts. There’ll be buses running to and from Barasti and the Seven’s stadium all day.
Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina, Dubai, Friday December 6, from 9pm, free entry. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com
Friday: Wiley at Sole DXB
The eagerly-anticipated urban streetwear festival Sole DXB returns to Dubai this weekend, running from Thursday December 5 to Saturday December 7. There’s a whole roster of artists set to perform throughout the weekend but if you’re a big fan of British MC grime rapper, Wiley, head down on Friday. He’s probably most famous for his 2008 hit Wearing My Rolex and most recently Boasty with Sean Paul, Stefflon Don and Idris Elba.
Sole DXB, Dubai Design District (d3), Thurs Dec 5, 6pm onwards (free), Friday December 6 & Sat December 7, 12pm to 10pm, from Dhs245. soledxb.com
Friday: Lil Pump at BASE Dubai
American rapper Lil Pump, famous for the hit Gucci Gang will be bringing the heat to Base Dubai on Friday, December 6. He’s collaborated with the likes of Diplo, French Montana, Lil Wayne, Offset and Quavo – and we’re sure his set will be full of some of his most well known tracks.
BASE DXB, Al Meydan Road, Dubai, 11pm onwards, first 100 ladies free and Dhs100 after that, Dhs300 for guys. Tel: (055) 313 4999. @basedubai
Friday: Brand new Soho Garden Brunch & Afterparty
Soho Garden has fast-cemented itself as a go-to destination in Dubai, whether you’re dining, partying or doing a bit of both. They’re launching their brand new brunch on Friday December 6 with free-flowing drinks, unlimited trips to the buffet and some top-class entertainment. Make sure you stick around for the after-party at Cafe Mambo, which will have a headline set from DJ Meduza.
Soho Garden DXB, Racecourse, Grandstand, Al Meydan Road, Dubai, brunch 1pm to 5pm, Dhs350 house, Dhs450 bubbles, afterparty 5pm to 10pm. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com
Friday: Burna Boy at Drai’s Dubai
Nigerian singer Burna Boy – who’s collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Jorja Smith – will take to Drai’s famous catwalk stage on Friday December 6. He’ll likely perform some of his biggest hits including Like to Party, Shobeedo and Burn Identity. It’s free entry for ladies with free-flowing drinks until 1am. Guys will need to go to Virgin Megastore for their tickets, priced at Dhs200 inclusive of two house drinks.
Drai’s Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, Friday, December 6, 10pm to 4am, free entry for ladies, guys Dhs200 with two drinks. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com
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Saturday: Wu-Tang Clan at Sole DXB
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People went wild when it was announced that American Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan were to be the headline artists at Sole DXB this year. Performing on Saturday, December 7, the New York City natives will cover some of their biggest tracks at the edgy urban streetwear festival.
Sole DXB, Dubai Design District (d3), Thurs Dec 5, 6pm onwards (free), Friday Dec 6 & Sat Dec 7, 12pm to 10pm, from Dhs245. soledxb.com