Things To Do In Dubai This Month

 This month officially marks the beginning of summer and with it comes an end to outdoor events and begin a number of indoor events spanning across sport, music, shopping and other gigs. The summer is just no excuse to stay at home. Take a look at this month’s most happening events.

When: 6 June
Russell Peters Live

Coca-Cola Arena's opening show features global superstar comedian Russell Peters, who will be arriving in Dubai with his latest world tour 'Deported' featuring observational humour that is guaranteed to have audiences in stitches. The comedian has performed to sold out shows in Dubai previously. Tickets start at Dhs 200.

When: 6 June
Tamer Hosny At Dubai Opera

Legendary Egyptian artist Tamer Hosny comes to Dubai Opera for one night only. The artist holds several awards, including 'The Legend of the Century Award'. His latest album “Eish Beshoua’ak 2018” is a huge success on YouTube. Tickets start from Dhs 330.

When: 7 June
Dubai Desert Run

Dubai Dessert Run is hosting the last race of the season this month. The final race will begin and finish at the Sevens Stadium on Al Ain Road. Participating runners of all ability can opt to run 3km, 5km or 10km distances. Those who finish the race will go home with a special medal. Pre-registration is must. Entry starts from Dhs 105. The event begins at 6am.

When: 13-14 and 19-21 June
The Laughter Factory

The monthly roaming comedy club features a line-up of some of the best comedians from around the world. June month's tour will feature Alfie Brown, Fern Brady and Greg Morton. With four shows in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi all spread across different venues, you are never too far from the laughter.

When: 14 June
Maroon 5 Live In Dubai

The seven-piece world famous pop band, Maroon 5, will come to Dubai to perform at the Coca-Cola Arena. Expect to see the band performing their chart-topping hits including 'She Will Be Loved’, ‘Payphone’, ‘This Love’ and ‘Won’t Go Home Without You’. Tickets start from Dhs 350.

When: 14 June
Arnel Pineda Live

Filipino superstar Arnel Pineda is performing live at Dubai World Trade Centre. Known for solo hits like ‘Pain in My Heart’ and ‘Iiyak Ka Rin’, the artist rose to the fame during 1980s before he found a global platform as a lead singer of the American rock band 'Journey'. Entry begins at 7.30pm. Tickets start from Dhs 99. Call 055-4995388.

When: 14 June
Alan Davies At Dubai Opera

Enjoy an exceptional evening of live stand-up comedy from one of the leading funny men on the UK scene. The line-up includes award-winning Alan Davies, best known for appearing on the panel show QI since 2003, and starring as the TV detective Jonathan Creek, alongside fast-risings stars Rhys James, Tom Lucy and host Jarred Christmas. Tickets start from Dhs 150.

When: 14 June
Laughter Night Ft Varun Thakur

The Laughter Night Series featuring Indian comedianVarun Thakur is coming to the Emirates Theatre at Emirates International School. Known for his high-energy mix of acting and observational humour Varun's comedy special, ‘Vicky This Side, Varun That Side’ is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Tickets start from Dhs 50.

When: 14 June
Guru Randhawa Live

Punjabi singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa returns one more time to Dubai at Dubai World Trade Centre this month. Apart from his latest hits ‘High Rated Gabru’, ‘Suit’ and ‘Made In India’, expect him to sing his latest international track ‘Slowly Slowly’. Tickets start from Dhs 150.

When: 15 June-13 September
Dubai Sports World

An indoor stadium for Dubai Sports World will bring outdoor sports into a 25,000 sqm air conditioned space at Dubai World Trade Centre. Continue playing your favourite sports indoor during the summer. Be it football, basketball, cricket, or table tennis, you will have it all at this indoor facility.

When: 19 June J'Aurais
Voulu Etre At The Junction

The French language play J'Aurais Voulu Etre (“I would want to be") tells the stories of employees in a company. Some dream to travel the world, others dream to become an entrepreneur and some want to fall in love. The play goes behind the curtains to see the present and missed dreams of the past. Tickets are priced at Dhs 100.

When: 21 June- 3 August
Dubai Summer Surprises

A month long shopping extravaganza will hit the emirate this summer on 21 June bringing a ton of shopping discounts, offers and raffle draws. No wonder summer is the best time to be indoors in any mall. The event will also witness grand fireworks, live concerts and lots of entertainment options for the whole family. There will be a surprise sale every day.

When: 21 June-17 August
Modhesh World 2019

This eight week long family entertainment centric event sprawls across six air-conditioned huge halls of Dubai World Trade Centre and features a lot of entertainment options for the whole family including a slew of colourful cartoon characters and the yellow coloured mascot, who is always smiling - Modhesh who kids adore. www.

When: 22 JuneUstad
Shujaat Khan Collective

Sufi, ghazal and folk music will blend in this multi-instrumental live performance at Dubai Opera. Participating artists are sitar-player Ustad Shujaat Khan, guitarist Azaan Khan, keyboardist Anil Chawla, percussionists Makrand Sanon and Sarthak Pahwa, drummer Aveleon Giles Vaz and bassist Danik Ghosh. Tickets start at Dhs 100.



The next few months see a variety of events including a number of star appearances and international concerts at the Coca-Cola Arena. The other half of the year is already set for lots of fun activities and fun events and here is just some of what you can expect to come.

When: 12 July

Be ready to get wowed by an incredible night of magic and illusions as talented Arabic performers Moein Al Bastaki, known for his street illusions, and Ayoub Al Ahmadi aka Magicalmost who started his journey as an illusionist at the age of 11, take to the stage at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue. Tickets are priced at Dhs 150.

When: 12-15 August (Expected Dates)
Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha is one of the two major traditional festivals in Islam celebrated across the world on the 10th of Zul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, on dates subject to change each year. The city celebrates the festival with fireworks and a host of family entertainment options.

When: 25-27 July
Jason Manford ‘Muddle Class Tour’

One of the UK’s biggest comedy superstars Jason Manford will be returning to the Gulf with his hilarious stand up show ‘Muddle Class’ soon in July. The tour, which has brought laughter to audiences at over 200 shows in the United Kingdom, will visit Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. The comedian and Manchester City fan shot to stardom on TV as team Captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2007 and has never looked back since then.Tickets are priced at Dhs 230.

When: 29 August
Westlife Live

Chart topping Irish boy band Westlife, will take to the Coca-Cola Arena stage in August to entertain fans. The band has sold over 40 million studio albums and 55 million records worldwide. Smash hits include ‘Swear It Again’, ‘If I Let You Go’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘I Have A Dream’, ‘What Makes A Man’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Unbreakable’ and more. Tickets start from Dhs 250.

When: 11-12 September
Dance Drama: Early Spring

The Dance Drama portraits contradictions between idealism and realism through the protagonist Xiao Jianqiu’s feelings during 1920s China, when unintentional gossips and gibes suppressed kindness and destroyed human nature, and finally led to agony in young people. Entry tickets start from Dhs 150.

When: 20 September
Cycle Challenge

Fitness enthusiasts can head to Al Qudra Cycle Track to participate in the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Build-Up Ride-1. The 35km build-up ride starts at 6am and finishes at 9pm. Designed to test your stamina and overall fitness, it is surrounded with fun-filled ambience. Head to Cycle Village for breakfast post-race. Entry starts at Dhs 70. Registrations will open soon.

When: 23 September
Saudi National Day

In honour of Saudi National Day, Dubai hosts a number of activities in malls and outdoors for families and individuals to get everyone into the celebratory mode. Residents and visitors can indulge in a plethora of fun activities including live performances, fireworks, and cultural parades. Exact details are announced closer to the event.

When: 24-28 September
GITEX Shopper 2019

The largest electronic event of the region returns in September. It's a great chance to grab jaw dropping deals on the world's top brands that come together under one roof at Dubai World Trade Centre. Also, catch brands unveiling their latest innvoations at this event Entry ticket is priced at Dhs 20.

When: 25-28 September
Much Ado About Nothing

Under the direction of Derek Bond, the New English Shakespeare Company gives a modern twist to one of the best comic plays written by William Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. The fresh take on the story of forgiveness and passion is sure to entertain and emotionally connect with the audience. Entry starts at Dhs 120.

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