Dubai offers a rare opportunity to indulge in an immersive shopping journey where everything that you buy, see and experience is a gift waiting to be uncovered and cherished, whether it is incredible shopping, amazing winnings or spectacular entertainment.
01 September - 04 September 2017
Eid Al Adha
Eid Al Adha is a time of gratitude in the Islamic calendar. Muslims are grateful for the opportunity of Hajj pilgrimage for themselves and for others. To honour this occasion, new clothes are worn, gifts are given and families spend time together enjoying traditional meals. During the holiday, residents and tourists alike enjoy their time off with a variety of activities, as Dubai enhances the celebrations with retail offers, entertainment and traditional events.
02 September 2017
The Bohemians: Queen Tribute Band Live
Queen rocked the 70s and 80s, and the group’s songs continue to be mainstays at sporting events, karaoke venues, and parties around the world. Now you can enjoy all your favourite Queen tunes live in Dubai as internationally-renowned Queen tribute band The Bohemians take the stage of Dubai’s Hard Rock Café for an evening of rock n’ roll. Sing along to Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We are the Champions, and many others. You can even enjoy some feel-good food in between songs, so gather your friends and make it an evening on the town.
Venue: Hard Rock Café
07 September - 14 September 2017
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro)
'The Marriage of Figaro' is the sequel to another opera, ‘The Barber of Seville’, in which Figaro, the barber and self-proclaimed matchmaker, helps Count Almaviva to reach his new love, Rosina. In this story, we finally see Figaro himself fall in love. No longer a barber, but now a personal valet to Count Almaviva, Figaro plans his wedding to Countess Rosina’s maid. Everything should have gone splendidly, but Count Almaviva’s wandering eye turns the wedding into a day of madness as Figaro discovers that the Count is after his beloved bride.
Expect lots of plan-hatching, theatrics and comedy, all enhanced by Mozart’s masterful score. The opera will be performed by Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo, conducted by Maurizio Agostini. Catch it on stage in the heart of downtown Dubai at Dubai Opera.
Venue: Dubai Opera
08 September 2017
Paradise Lost is a UK-based gothic metal band that has stood the test of time since the late eighties. Their world tour promoting their 15th studio album, entitled ‘Medusa’, has no less than 42 soul-frazzling gigs scheduled around the world, including in Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe.
Supporting Paradise Lost on the night is Dubai’s Oriental Death Metal band, Aramaic. You definitely don’t want to miss this wicked night (strictly for 21years and over) so mark your calendar and head down early.
Venue: The Music Room
09 September 2017
Full Moon Yoga
Take a moment to destress under the stars at Fairmont the Palm’s upcoming full moon yoga session. One hour of a Vinyasa/Yin blend yoga will be followed by a half hour of mediation, helping attendees to maintain strength and flexibility while achieving physical and mental balance. The session will take place at the hotel’s soft sand beach, with the sound of the waves and a view of Dubai’s marina skyline adding to the enchanting experience. Get ready for a dose of zen! Please note that payment can be made at the door and that yoga mats and towels will be available.
Venue: Fairmont the Palm
11 September 2017 – 13 September 2017
Cityscape Global is a leading platform for the international real estate market to exchange ideas and showcase prime developments and property investments. Attendees will be able to liaise with industry peers, find new opportunities and see how the industry is moving forward in tandem with regulations and best practices. Exhibition participants will develop their skills through industry sessions and gain further insight at talks where experts will share information on market trends and investment.
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
26 September - 27 September 2017
FINA Swimming World Cup 2017
Dubai will be one of nine legs in the overall competition, which will entail two days of high-stakes meets with preliminary heats in the morning and finals in the evening. The medal ceremonies will also be held afterward in the form of a ‘Parade of Champions’.
This year, the FINA Swimming World Cup will see Olympic heroes compete for their share of US$ 2 million. Head down to the world-class aquatic facilities at Hamdan Sports Complex and cheer on your favourite countries as the world’s elite swimmers race down the short course lanes.
Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex
26 September - 02 October 2017
The Woman in Black
If you recall a horror movie when you hear the phrase ‘woman in black’, you would be correct. But did you know the movie was based on a bestselling novel by Susan Hill? Stephen Mallatratt brought this ghostly story to life with atmospheric theatrics and it has been running in London's West End for 27 years.
The show returns to the UAE by popular demand for another round of sell-out shows. Over 7 million people have seen the play in over 40 countries, so be sure to check it out at the Madinat Theatre. The show will be scary, so it’s best to leave viewers below the age of ten in the safety of home.
Venue: Madinat Theatre