Superstar DJs David Guetta, Dmitri Vegas and more in the UAE

Nearly all of the biggest names in dance music have played UAE shores - here's proof.
Armin Van Buuren performs at a concert during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in November. Cedric Ribeiro / Getty Images
Armin Van Buuren performs at a concert during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in November. Cedric Ribeiro / Getty Images

DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll carries a huge amount of weight in the industry and UAE dance fans have done rather well of late, with promoters pulling out all the stops to book many of the highest-placed hitters to spin in the Emirates, since this year’s list was announced in October. With the poll’s current two-times champ coming to town, we take a closer look at who’s been where. So, when’s Skrillex coming to town?

1: Hardwell – headlines Creamfields tomorrow. Last spotted at Atlantis in 2013.

2: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – performing at #DXBNYE on December 31.

3: Armin van Buuren – headlined the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last month.

4: Martin Garrix – headlined the inaugural Sensation Dubai in October.

5: Tiësto – headlined last year’s inaugural Sunburn Dubai.

6: Avicii – forced to cancel Atlantis show in March following emergency surgery. Played at the same venue in late 2012.

7: David Guetta – performing his umpteenth Dubai gig at Atlantis on December 18.

10: Steve Aoki – played at People by Crystal in February.

11: Calvin Harris – headlined Creamfields Abu Dhabi last year.

12: Afrojack – headlines Creamfields Abu Dhabi tomorrow.

rgarratt@thenational.ae

Published: December 10, 2014 04:00 AM

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