Things To Do In Dubai This Month

Things To Do In Dubai This Month

Summer is here but it does not mean you need to be stuck indoors at the mercy of AC and doing nothing exciting. Here is a round-up of events from fitness, sports, shopping, entertainment, art, comedy nights and summer camps to keep you and the family going this month.

When: 2-3 and 8-10 August
Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory is back to make you laugh out loud with its exciting new line-up fresh from Montreal's Just for Laughs festival. UK's Dane Baptiste, Canada's Sean Collins and New York's Jackie Fabulous will be kicking off an evening of guaranteed hilarity with excerpts from their sell-out shows. Entry price Dhs 150.

When: 3 August
Mohammed Abdu Live in Concert
Mohammed Abdu, dubbed ”The Artist of Arabs” is performing live for the first time in the UAE, at the World Trade Centre. Abdu will be performing his hit songs all evening. Tickets start at Dhs 240.

When: 5 August
Beach Clean Up at Zero Gravity

We love our planet, and it needs a little help. Spend your morning giving Mother Earth some TLC by taking part in a beach clean up. The clean up starts bright and early at 7.30am at Zero Gravity and don’t forget your refillable water bottles!

When: 17 August
Morissette Is MADE

Filipina singer Morissette is performing her hit concert ‘Morissette is MADE’ live at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 22 year old artist is the winner of New Female Recording Artist of the Year 2015 by the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music. Filipino singer and actor Sam Concepcion will also perform live.

When: 21-23 August
Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha is one of the biggest dates in the Islamic calendar, and is one of the holiest celebrations. Eid Al Adha is celebrated by people getting together with friends and family and giving food to the less fortunate. Every year, Dubai comes to life during the four-day festival, with fireworks. The exact days are subject to the moon sighting closer to the holiday. 

When: 17 August
The Ripe Pop-Up Market at Dubai Festival City Mall

Join in the fun at The Ripe Market’s indoor pop-up market at Dubai Festival City Mall. Combining your love for health food, shopping and good old fashioned family time, The Ripe Market is the ultimate place to be for a great, wholesome day out.

When: 18 August
?‘Dream, Girl’ Documentary Showing at Alserkal Avenue

For an evening of major inspiration, Cinema Akil has you covered. Dream, Girl is the inspiring documentary that follows ambitious female entrepreneurs. From start-ups to million-dollar industries, the film depicts how hard work and perseverance can be the ultimate key to success. Grab your daughters, your sisters and your gal pals - this is a great watch!

When: Every Saturday
Kid’s Cooking Class at Four Points by Sheraton

Kids love to cook, but let’s face it, it can sometimes get rather messy. Embrace your little one’s culinary flare by giving them a chance to get hands-on in the kitchen, learn the basics of cooking and create their very own masterpieces. Call 04-3977444.

When: 24 August
Balqees Live in Concert at Dragon Mart 2

Musical queen, Balqees Fathi will be performing a free concert at Dragon Mart 2. The Yemeni singer, daughter of the widely known musician, Ahmed Fathi, will wow audiences with hit songs from her albums ‘Majnoun,’ ‘Zai Ma Ana’ and ‘Arahenkom.’

When: Throughout August
Mad Over Movies at Riverland

Every Thursday and Friday evening from 8pm to 12am, Riverland is hosting a movie night on a massive screen. With genre-based evenings catered to you, this month’s line-up includes: Ocean’s Eleven, The Bourne Supremacy, La La Land and The Exorcist. Plus, it’s completely free!

When: 25-26 August
‘Constellations’ at The Junction Alserkal Avenue

Let’s talk about love. Nick Payne’s ‘Constellations,’ is a story that highlights the unpredictability of love in a magnificently witty light. Directed by Roli Agrawal and produced by Akansha Goenka, the two-night show depicts the unlikely love story and journey of two characters who never should have met in the first place.

When: Every Saturday
Tai Chi at Alserkal Avenue

Tai Chi aims to join the mind and the body for a seamless flow. The practise teaches movements, breathing, generating internal energy and mindfulness. Relieve every day stresses and reconnect your mind and body with classes taught by Masters Hang and Luo from Shaolin Kung Fu, the first Chinese martial arts school in Dubai.

When: 27 August
Photography at Alserkal Avenue

For its third event, Alserkal Avenue is hosting another annual summer programme under the theme 'Sensing Memory.’ With workshops, performances, lectures and seminars, you can explore the connection between your senses and your memories through art. Guest lecturer Irish-Libyan photographer Jalal Abuthina, will be in attendance to share his experiences of Dubai as an ever-evolving city.

When: 31 August
Carnage at the Junction

Award winning dark comedy play 'Carnage' unfolds a story of two couples who meet to resolve the issue of playground injury during a fight between their sons. The conversation is a roller coaster ride of emotions revealing their own characters. Entry ticket Dhs 70.



The fun in the sun never ends and we’ve got so much to look forward to. From music to magic, hilarious comedy to tear-jerking stage shows, the options are endless. Here’s a round up of all of the events that are right around the corner, which you need to add to your calendar.


When: 6-8 September
Carmen at Dubai Opera

The Armenian National Academic Theatre Opera and Orchestra will bring to life the fiery passion and heart-stopping dramatic tale of the ill-fated love story of a soldier, Don Jose, who falls for Carmen, a fiery gypsy. It is one of the most frequently performed operas in the world.

When: 8 September
Kim Eng at Madinat Jumeirah

Kim Eng will shed light on her creation Presence through Movement, which is a way to use your physical presence gateway to aligne body, mind, and individual soul with the one consciousness. It is designed with the aim of accelerating our spiritual awakening process.

When: 8 and 15 September
Use Your Senses to Craft Better Writing

It is a free two-part workshop designed to train writers to create stronger prose by using all five senses. It's led by Hananah Zaheer, founder of Dubai Literary Salon. Participants will walk away with a good start to at least one written piece. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. with the subject line ‘Senses writing’.

When: 13-14 and 19-21 September
Laughter Factory

The summer of laughter ends this September with a fantastic line-up of comedians ready to round up the last evening hilariously. The line-up includes critically acclaimed writer and comedian Laura Lexx, darling of the Edinburgh Festival scene, Tom Wrigglesworth and hilarious Rob Deering. Entry price Dhs 150.

When: 13-15 September
Shadowland Theatre Experience

Shadowland, a popular multimedia innovation and shadow play narrates a story of a young girl who yearns for independence. One night she enters shadowland and thus begins a performance with the fluid logic of a dream, the grace of an acrobatic dance, the humour of a child’s cartoon diversion and the heart of a love story. Entry price Dhs 230.

When: 13-15 September
The Magic Flute at Dubai Opera

The Armenian National Academic Theatre Opera and Orchestra will take to the stage to perform The Magic Flute. The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino and his companion Papageno as they help out the Queen of the Night, and set out to rescue her daughter Pamina.Entry price Dhs 350.

When: 14 September
Emirates Motorsport Expo

The exciting Emirates Motorsport Expo will bring together all forms of motorsport in the UAE giving visitors an opportunity to meet teams, competitors and key stakeholders. The event has a very exciting activities including ‘Passenger Ride Experiences' in various race and road cars. The event is free to attend.

When: September 19
Never Mind The Opera at Dubai Opera

Iconic rock figure Glen Matlock, drummer Slim Jim Phantom and guitar ace Chris Speeding will come together on stage to perform for one unmissable night of music. Joining them on the stage will be guitarist and vocalist Hugh Cornwell. Entry price Dhs 150.

When: 28 September
Aladdin et La Prophetie at The Junction

Sit down and settle in to watch an engaging musical French makeover of a classic tale at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue. Set in a Persian city, it is the story of a young man named Aladdin who tries to help his seriously ill mother while around him the city is in revolt. Entry Price Dhs 125.

When: 26 October
World's Ultimate Strongman: Beasts in the Middle East

Dubai becomes home to the “Strongman” champions unveiling the door to the world’s most exciting championship arena at Bab al Shams. From pulling airplanes & colossally heavy trucks to lifting & pulling cars/ lifting logs overhead, these feats are a true test of one's Herculean strength and a spectacle not to be missed. Entry price Dhs 249.


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