9 big nights to check out in Dubai this weekend

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So Solid Crew, Maroon 5 and Flipp Dinero are all performing…

The Dubai clubbing scene is thriving right now, with big names coming to town every weekend, it’s hard to keep up. This weekend will see Mark Knight spin the decks at Soho Garden, Babiole will reopen its doors and Industrial Avenue will raise the roof with its weekly party, SESH.

Here are nine big nights out to check out in Dubai this weekend.

Thursday June 13

So Solid Crew at The Hideout

Remember Lisa Mafia, and Romeo? Two members of the 90s garage/hip-hop band So Solid Crew. As it turns out, the crew are still together and they will be performing at The Hideout on Thursday June 13. The 21 Seconds hitmakers will be taking the stage alongside residents DJ Superfly and MC Charmer.

The Hideout, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Thursday June 13, 8pm to 2am, free. Tel: (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com

Babiole is reopening

Back with a brand-new look, Babiole in Habtoor City is reopening Thursday June 13. The three-storey venue has had a complete makeover and now comes complete with a Moroccan lounge called Mamounia. The lavish terrace boasts unbeatable skyline views, while the menu tempts guests with meat, seafood, and Mediterranean-style dishes.

Babiole, Level 44, Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Thursday June 13, 12pm to 1am. Tel: (056) 515 4665. babioledubai.com

Toni Varga at The Penthouse

Elrow DJ Toni Varga will be in Dubai playing at The Penthouse on Thursday June 13. If you love house music then make sure you’re on the air-conditioned dance floor to see the main man hit the decks.

Skyline Thursdays, The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeriah, Thursday June 13, 9pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com

Tim Westwood at Armani

Urban DJ, Tim Westwood, will be heading to Dubai to play at Armani/Privé on Thursday June 13. Expect tunes from the biggest hip-hop and urban artists from around the world. The radio presenter will also be at One Club, Habtoor Grand on Friday at 4pm.

Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Thursday June 13, 11pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 176 9420. armanihoteldubai.com

Friday June 14

Maroon 5 at the Coca-Cola Arena

If you were lucky enough to get tickets to Maroon 5 before they sold out, get ready to party the night away at the Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk. The band will take the stage to perform their biggest hits including She Will Be Loved, Moves Like Jagger and Sugar.

Done Events present Maroon 5, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Friday June 14, SOLD OUT. doneevents.com

Mark Knight at Tokyo Vibes

Another fresh bar on the nightlife scene, Tokyo Vibes, has a big night in-store on Friday June 14. Toolroom’s Mark Knight will be DJing at the Japanese bar in Soho Garden. Expect Ibizia-style dance tunes from 10pm onwards and there’s a happy hour from 8pm to 11pm.

Tokyo Vibes, Soho Garden, Meydan, Friday June 14, 8pm to 3am, free. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com

Flipp Dinero at BOA

Head to BOA on Friday June 14 to see American rapper Flipp Dinero. The hip-hop star, best known for his 2018 single Leave Me Alone will be performing not one but two gigs on Friday and Sunday June 16.

BOA, V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton, Al Habtoor City, Friday June 14, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (056) 501 2039. boadubai.com

Arnel Pineda at DWTC

Arnel Pineda will be in Dubai on Friday June 14, at the Dubai World Trade Centre to perform for a one-night only concert. Arnel, who hails from the Philippines is also the lead singer of Journey, the American rock band, but will be in Dubai performing solo.

Za’abeel Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, show starts at 7pm, Friday, June 14, ticket prices start from Dhs99, arnelpinedarocks.com

wAFF at Industrial Avenue

Ibiza DJ, wAFF, regularly plays at DC-10, Circo Loco and Paradise but this weekend is all about Dubai. More specifically, Industrial Avenue, as the Hot Creations DJ will be taking the decks at SESH, the weekly house and techno night.

Industrial Avenue, Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, Friday June 14, 10pm to 3am. Tel: (055) 354 7283. industrialavenuedubai.com