Nightlife & Music Guide: The events worth your attention in April 2018

The Huntr’s resident Nightlife & Music editor – Tala Samman of @MyFashDiary – is back with her insider scoops on what is worthy of your attention this April 2018.

Read on to discover Tala’s top picks for things to do after the sun sets over the next 30 days…

Note: We will keep this guide regularly updated with any confirmed acts or events as the month gets underway, stay tuned.

Diddy Gotha DubaiDIDDY AT GOtha

What Tala says: “Diddy is performing for the first time ever in the region on Thursday night, April 6th and the new nightclub – Gotha. Gotha is renowned in Cannes and literally just opened here in Dubai. Diddy is set to play all of his classics and will come on stage at around 1am, but get there when the doors open to guarantee entry.”

Book tickets: On the door. Details here.

When? April 5th from 10pm

Kaynouna The Circle Festival 2018Kaynouna: the circle Festival

What Tala says: “This is a meditative electronic festival in Dubai. Kaynouna translates from Arabic to English as meaning “being, existence and life”. The event, which is taking place at the Secret Garden in the Jumeirah Creekside hotel, will also feature mini chakra healing stations. It’s a must-visit for alternative music and deep house fans – and those who fancy doing and seeing something completely different in Dubai.”

Book tickets: Here

When? April 6th from 5pm

Paradise Blue Marlin Ibiza DubaiParadise at Blue Marlin Ibiza

What Tala says: “Paradise was created by DJ Jamie Jones as has taken place in some of the coolest party destinations in the world – from Ibiza to Miami, and Amsterdam to Manchester. The concept is now coming to Dubai for the first ever time via Blue Marlin Ibiza. Performances include the man himself – DJ Jamie Jones, Tiga, Richy Ahmed, Matador and many more.”

Book tickets: Here

When? April 6th, pool party from 10am. Free entry before 3pm. After 3pm tickets essential.

Nightlife & Music Guide: The events worth your attention in April 2018Diplomatic Immunity Session 1 at 40 Kong

What Tala says: “This is a great event supporting local artists and DJs. A few of my favourites performing are Fadl, Crown Prince, 1takenandos and Levier.”

Book tickets: Guest list or table bookings. See here for more info.

When? April 14th from 7pm

Backstreet Boys in DubaiThe Backstreet Boys at Blended Festival

What Tala says: “This will be a fun, nostalgic concert at the Media City Amphitheater. It marks the first time the guys have played in the region since 2009 and fans can expect to hear all of the classics including ‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody’ and ‘Shape Of My Heart’.”

Book tickets: Here

When? April 20th from 4pm. Supporting acts are Lemar and Melanie C.

Tala Samman DJ Base Les Twins Beauty PopLes Twins at Base

What Tala says: “I am going to be opening with a DJ set for this event at Base – which will mark the official after party for the new major beauty event: Beauty Pop. I can’t wait to see the French dance superstars – Les Twins – in action.”

Book tickets: Get there early to walk in or book a table in advance with the Base team.

When? April 19th from 10pm

Nightlife & Music Guide: The events worth your attention in April 2018CARNIVAL ISLAND BY Snoopy Beats in Fujairah

What Tala says: “This is a carnival-themed beach party with a DJ lineup featuring Stavroz, Seth Schwarz, Ziad Ghosn, Josephine de Retour and Aaya. It’s the perfect event for deep house fans and to also spend a getaway weekend in Fujairah.”

Book tickets: Here

When? April 27th from 3pm

Moh Flow Dubai OperaDXBeats at the Dubai Opera

What Tala says: “This is the Dubai Opera’s first ever Arabic music festival and there’s a super cool lineup, including one of my favourite artists – Moh Flow, and his producer. Ay. Other artists include Yasmine Hamdan, Sharmoofers, Manal, and The Wanton Bishops.”

Book tickets: Here

When? April 28th at 6pm


Nightlife & Music Guide: The events worth your attention in April 2018G-Eazy for Base Dubai’s anniversary

What Tala says: “One of my favorite artists at the moment, G-Eazy is such an incredible performer. This will be an amazing night.”

Book tickets: Walk ins or table bookings, more info here.

When? April 28th from midnight

Compiled by Tala Samman exclusively for The Huntr