Dubai is known for everything hip, happening, and fancy. And while the emirate has a lot to offer throughout the year, there are some concerts in Dubai that you cannot miss at any cost. Wondering what they are? Well, we have listed top ten gigs for you happening in Dubai in coming months. Read on and make plans right away.
Alan Walker and Kshmr: August 26 at Coca-Cola Arena:
Enigmatic Walker is known for wearing a mask and hoodie while on stage, and the English-Norwegian’s most famous track is Faded (2015), which has more than 3.3 billion YouTube views and 1.5 billion Spotify streams. Expect to also hear Sweet Dreams, a popular festival hit, the music video for which was shot in Dubai. Walker will be joined by Kshmr, the American DJ and producer who was ranked No 11 in DJ Mag’s annual top 100 DJ poll in 2021.
Doors open 8pm; tickets from D199; www.coca-cola-arena.com
Sonu Nigam: September 10 at Coca-Cola Arena :
It’ll be an exciting show featuring the sights, sounds and choreography for which Bollywood is known. Expect Nigam to play the hits including Saathiya, Deewana Tera and Tumse Milke Dil Ka.
Doors open at 7pm; tickets from D95; www.coca-cola-arena.com
50 Cent: September 30 at Coca-Cola Arena :
After selling out arenas across Europe, the US rapper brings his greatest hits tour to Dubai. As part of his Green Light Gang World Tour, 50 Cent is expected to perform hits including In Da Club, Candy Shop and 21 Questions. Supporting him onstage throughout the show will be long-time collaborator and G-Unit member Tony Yayo and rapper Uncle Murda.
Showtime 8pm; tickets from D225; www.coca-cola-arena.com
Justin Bieber: October 8 and 9 at Coca-Cola Arena :
The Canadian pop star will return for two shows as part of his blockbuster 20-month Justice World Tour. Named after his sixth album, which was released in the past year, the concert will feature hits performed in what promoter Thomas Ovesen describes as Bieber’s “most elaborate” stage production yet.
Doors open at 7.30pm; remaining tickets start from Dh1,299; www.coca-cola-arena.com
Coke Studio Live: October 14 at Coca-Cola Arena
George Ezra: October 21 at Coca-Cola Arena :
The Brit Award-winning English singer-songwriter will take to the stage with a catalogue of hits, including Blame It on Me, Budapest and Cassy O’. Ezra will also showcase tracks from new album, Gold Rush Kid, including singles Anything For You and Green Green Grass.
Showtime 8.30pm; tickets from D225; www.coca-cola-arena.com
Hardwell: November 4 at Coca-Cola Arena :
The Dutch DJ will present tracks from his new album, Rebels Never Die, to UAE fans. Backed by large productions and innovative light design, Hardwell aims to create a concert experience as immersive as the album.
Showtime is 8pm; tickets from D175; www.coca-cola-arena.com
Calum Scott: November 19 at Hard Rock Cafe :
UK singer-songwriter Calum Scott, of Britain’s Got Talent fame, will be returning to Dubai this November with his new album Bridges. Only guests aged 21 and above can attend. Tickets are on sale from Dh299 and doors will open at 7pm for the event to start at 8pm.
More information is available at www.ticketmasteruae.ae
Lewis Capaldi: November 24 at Coca-Cola Arena :
From 8.30pm; tickets from Dh199; www.coca-cola-arena.com
Sole DXB: December 9 to 11 at Dubai Design District
The much-loved street culture and music festival will return after a two-year hiatus. First held in 2011, the annual event has since grown to be one of the UAE’s top festivals. It now features a multi-format programme ranging from talks and workshops to footwear exchanges, film screenings and musical concerts. Previous artists to headline Sole DXB include Wu-Tang Clan and Black Star.
More information is available at www.sole.digital