1. Rick Ross at Base Dubai

Catch Grammy Award-nominated rapper and MC Rick Ross at his Base Dubai gig on February 17. Expect performances of hit singles such as Magnificent, All I Do Is Win, and Aston Martin Music from the MC who’ll be headlining the d3 open-air club’s Prestige Saturday series this weekend. The hip hop artist has collaborated with the likes of Drake, DJ Khaled and John Legend. Call 055 313 4999.

2. Dubai International Jazz Festival

The 16th edition of the Dubai International Jazz Festival starts on Feb 21 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. This year’s line-up boast musical heavyweights such as Duran Duran, John Legend and Ricky Martin. Whether it’s jazz, blues or pop music that gets you grooving, there’s a performance in there for everyone during the three-day festival – the Renegade Brass Band will perform with eighties British band Duran Duran on February 21; China Moses will join John Legend on stage on February 22 to croon their way into your hearts and Ricky Martin will close the festival on February 23 livin’ la vida loca style.

3. Dua Lipa in Abu Dhabi

English singer Dua Lipa, of New Rules fame is bringing her world tour to Abu Dhabi’s du Forum on February 24. The pop singer knows for chartbusters like Be the One and IDGAF will be performing just for one night; concert starts at 7pm. Tickets from Dh265 at ticketmaster.com.