4 parties and performances to hit up in Dubai this weekend

Get ready to party…

Looking for a big night out with your mates? Look no further than Dubai, as there are some huge events happening across town. From epic DJ sets and a throwback R&B night, to a closing party on the sand, here are 5 performances and concerts to check out this weekend.

May 11: Martin Garrix at Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm is set to host one of the world’s biggest DJs as Martin Garrix headlines an epic open-air concert this May. Marking the return of Atlantis Live, a mega live music series at the iconic resort, Martin Garrix will perform an unmissable set on Saturday May 11. Backdropped by the Dubai skyline and dramatic Palm Island, guests will be able to dance the night away to Garrix’ signature high-octane set of floor-filling tunes and mind-blowing visuals.

Atlantis Live presents Martin Garrix, Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 8pm, Saturday May 11, from Dhs300. platinumlist.net/@atlantisthepalm

May 11: Shaggy and Blackstreet at Coca-Cola Arena

Shaggy and Blackstreet will be performing at the Coca-Cola Arena this May. You will know Shaggy for iconic hits including Angel, It Wasn’t Me, and Boombastic. The iconic Reggae legend has been in the game since the 90s when he won his first  Grammy for Best Reggae Album,  on the album Boombastic. He will be joined by the iconic R&B group Blackstreet known for hits including No Diggity, Don’t Leave Me, and, (Money Can’t) Buy Me Love.

Shaggy and Blackstreet at The Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, 8pm, Saturday May 11, from Dhs199. coca-cola-arena.com

May 11: WIRED Showcase at Twiggy

If you’re someone who loves to party, there’s no better place to be than Twiggy by La Cantine on Saturday May 11 as they throw their final party of the season. Afrohouse label WIRED will present a showcase on the sand, featuring DJs Enzo Siffredi, Joezi Zirah and BAQABO. Doors open from 10am, so head down and snag a lounger for a day of tan-topping before the party begins, or just get a ticket for entry to the event from sunset.

WIRED Showcase at Twiggy by La Cantine, Park Hyatt Dubai, 10am to late, Saturday May 11. Tel: (0)4 602 1105. twiggy.ae 

May 12: Nicole Scherzinger and T.I.

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and rapper T.I. are set to perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena next month. Taking place on Sunday May 12, this will be the first time that pop icon Nicole Scherzinger and Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. have headlined together.  Tickets are already on sale, priced from Dhs295 for entry level tickets, while top tier tickets are Dhs695 for the diamond seats.

Nicole Scherzinger and T.I., Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, 8pm, Sunday May 12, from Dhs295. coca-cola-arena.com

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