No UAE club is big enough to pack in the fans of this R&B favourite. Hence, it will require a trip to the Dubai Tennis Stadium to hear almost two decades' worth of hits such as You're Makin' Me High and He Wasn't Man Enough. With her previous 2012 appearance limited to those attending the Dubai World Cup, this show will be for the real fans.
Thursday, October 19, at the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Tickets cost from Dh255 at dubai.platinumlist.net
One of hip-hop's great survivors, New York veteran Fat Joe has maintained his enduring career via a steady supply of club bangers. The most recent of those were last year's pair of All The Way Up and Cookin – and the latter's promotional video was shot in Dubai.
Friday, October 20, Base Dubai, Dubai Design District, free entry before 11pm, Dh100 for men after 11pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 055 313 4999
For those who like their electronica with a touch of the avant-garde, this British-born, Canadian-raised DJ's set at Blue Marlin is worth checking out. Expect sounds ranging from melodic minimalism to club-friendly anthems.
Friday, October 20 at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip, Ghantoot.For reservations, call 056 113 3400
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