Armin Van Buuren to play Saudi’s first “DJ party” in June

Armin Van Buuren (AFP)
Updated 21 March 2018

Armin Van Buuren to play Saudi’s first “DJ party” in June

DUBAI: Jeddah’s King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) will host one of the world’s biggest DJs on June 17 when Armin Van Buuren performs at what is being billed as Saudi’s “first DJ party.”
The Dutch DJ, 41, is one of the most-successful DJ-producers in the world and played a major role in popularizing trance music. He has been ranked No.1 in the world in “DJ Mag” a record five times and has consistently been placed in the top five.
Van Buuren is no stranger to the Middle East, having performed in Dubai, Beirut, Bahrain, Jordan and Cairo in the past, but this will be his — and any major international DJ’s — first gig in the Kingdom.

The Six: Musicians in the UAE

Updated 17 February 2019

The Six: Musicians in the UAE

DUBAI: It was an eventful weekend for music fans in the UAE, as numerous chart-toppers hit the stage in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


Headlining RedFest DXB with Camila Cabello, this American rapper rose to fame in 2013 when his single “Thrift Shop” topped the US Billboard chart.


Also known as Nick Van de Wall, the Dutch DJ kicked off a weekend party at BASE Dubai, commanding a wild crowd with his best beats and tunes.

Jonas Blue

The English DJ, who has partnered with stars such as Zayn Malik, performed at RedFest due to a last-minute shakeup, replacing Jess Glynne, who had to pull out.


This American rapper thoroughly enjoyed his stay in the UAE, sharing Instagram stories of the Burj Khalifa and views around Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

DJ Snake

The French DJ and producer, who rose to fame after partnering with Lady Gaga for her “Born This Way” album, was also on the bill in Dubai.

Arturo O’Farrill

This multi-Grammy winner Cuban musician serenaded the Abu Dhabi crowd on Valentine’s Day in an open-air evening of classic mambo, performing alongside the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.