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Things to do in Dubai this month

Things to do in Dubai this month

Discover the top things to do in Dubai this month whether you are looking for some sporting event or just an adventure with the whole family.

When: until 2 September
Hangry Hangar

Just two days left for foodies to enjoy the indoor food park at Warehouse Four in Al Quoz. Expect kiosks dishing out street food from around the world. Some of the names include GObai, The Shebi, Pinzai and Tandem. While you munch on delicious fare, homegrown talent will entertain - there’s live music by The Sound Gaarden, stand-up comedy by Dubomedy and short plays by The Playhouse Courtyard. The family-friendly event has activities for children and fitness sessions for adults, including yoga. Open from 10am to 11pm on weekdays and from 8am to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays.

When: 8 September
Legends @ DXB

Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali (aka ‘the voice of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’) will be performing alongside Indian playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj at Dubai World Trade Centre this month. The evening will include a string of soulful songs and some of Bollywood’s biggest tunes. The show also features pre-performance interviews and a photo wall. Ticket prices range from Dhs 150 to Dhs 1,440. The show will start at 8.30pm.

When: until 4 September
Summer Bazaar DXB

Ditch the malls and make your way to hall 7 of Dubai World Trade Centre for an alternative shopping experience this summer. This pop-up market has handicrafts, beauty products, toys, furnishings and a variety of artisanal accessories from China, Greece, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. Open from 3pm to 11pm, daily. Entry is free of charge.

When: 28 September to 1 October
Aart Souqk 6 presents Kolor Palette - A Group Exhibition 

A group of artists from the Indian Subcontinent are each defining their own “Kolor Palette” by applying colours through vastly different artistic styles and techniques, ranging from real to abstract and from pastels to acrylics. Curated by Ghayathri Desai, this exhibition sees artists communicate their personal experiences and points of view through colour. Entry is free and the exhibition will take place at The Gallery of Light in DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. Open from 9am to 10pm.

When: 28 - 29 September
Gems Trilogy by L.A. Dance Project

The talented lot of L.A. Dance Project (the group on a mission to create new work and to revive seminal collaborations from influential dance makers) will perform this spectacular contemporary dance show which features ‘Murder Ballades’ by Justin Peck, ‘On the Other Side’ and ‘Hearts and Arrows’ by Benjamin Millepied. Top-notch choreography, music from composer Philip Glass and efforts of designers and visual artists make the GCC premiere of the final installment of the Gems Trilogy an impressive one. Ticket prices start from Dhs 150. Shows on both days will start at 8pm.

When: until 30 September
Literaturhaus at Nadi

Alserkal’s communal space, Nadi Al Quoz, will celebrate literature through September. The event sets out to reinvent and revive the 19th-century salon, where contemporary questions were debated alongside an array of literary, artistic and cultural initiatives, inspiring audiences with new perspectives. International and regional authors, poets, critics, curators, publishers, translators, and musicians will gather to share their ideas through readings, discussions and performances. Contributors include Hussain Ali Lootah, Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey and Asma Al Jailani. The programme will cover all aspects of contemporary culture and become a forum to spark thoughtful exchange. The events will take place at 4pm every Saturday and at 6pm on 13th September and 7pm on 28th September. Entry is free of charge, but booking is recommended as spaces are limited.

When: 26 September - 2 October
The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black, based on Susan Hill’s bestselling novel (with the same name), comes from London’s West End to Dubai’s Madinat Theatre at the end of the month. The production is directed by John Payton and is produced by Popular Productions, credited with some of Dubai’s most successful productions such as ‘Annie’, ‘Oliver!’ and ‘Misery’. Ticket prices start from Dhs 180.

When: 28 - 29 September
Casa Playa boho beach festival

International acts, water activities, including stand-up paddle boarding and water volleyball, and a chilled boho vibe are some of the things you’ll experience at Casa Playa festival at Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm ( can party on a floating pontoon too). Say goodbye to summer at this two-day event where entry is free. Open from 6pm to 3am on 28th September and from 1pm to 3am on 29th September.

When: until 31 December
La Perle

The wait is finally over! Dubai’s state-of-the-art aqua theatre, La Perle, is now open at A Habtoor City, with two shows a night. Created and produced by artistic director, Franco Dragone, La Perle features 65 artists, each demonstrating their extraordinary set of skills ranging from acting to acrobats and aquatic and aerial stunts. The 1,300-seat venue has seats spread across 14 rows, so each guest gets a magnificent view of the 90-minute performance. Shows take place five days a week with ticket prices starting from Dhs 400.

When: 23 - 30 September
GITEX Shopper Autumn 2017

There’s no better time to be shopping for electronics than GITEX. The autumn edition of the consumer exhibition / trade show takes place this month. Shoppers can take advantage of exclusive offers as well as play virtual reality games and enter competitions to win exciting prizes. Some of the exhibitors at the event are: Android Nation, Asus, Axiom, Bose, Dell, EMAX, HP, Hisense, Jacky’s, Jumbo, Lava, Microsoft, Oppo, Samsung and Sharaf DJ. The event takes place in halls three to six of Dubai World Trade Centre and entry is free.

When: 13 September - 31 October
‘Good Face and Incurable Flaws’ by Amir Khojasteh and Philip Mueller

Contrasting techniques of Iranian artist Amir Khojasteh, who uses his work to express comments on the political condition in Tehran, and Austrian artist Philip Mueller, who uses traditional painting techniques to create precise portraits of a fictitious line of benevolent ancestors, are juxtaposed in this exhibition. While Khojasteh’s impressions renders figures grotesque, Mueller’s paintings purify - catch the display at Carbon 12 Gallery, located in Alserkal Avenue - Dubai’s hip arts district. Entry is free.

When: 2 September
The Bohemians: Queen Tribute Band live

You don’t need to create a playlist to listen to your favourite songs by Queen. Why? Because the British band’s popular songs will be performed by the internationally-renowned Queen tribute band, The Bohemians, this month. The London-based four-member band features Rob Comber on vocals, lead guitarist Christopher Gregory, Wayne Bourne on drums and Kevin Goodwin on bass. Taking place at Hard Rock Café in Dubai Festival City, the evening will include the band’s chart-topping numbers including anthems like ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’, as well as ‘Somebody To Love’, their bestselling single ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ and lastly ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. Entry is free of charge and the event starts at 8.30pm.



When: 16 - 18 November
Riverland Dubai: Circus on The River

You’ll find a ringmaster, acrobats and a ropewalker under a massive tent as the circus comes to Riverland in November. Witness magic tricks, trampoline and contortionist feats or participate in the juggling and stilt walking workshops. Entry is free.

When: 27 October
Nick Jonas and Gorillaz at Fiesta De Los Muertos

The city’s biggest Halloween-themed music festival, Fiesta De Los Muertos, will see American artist Nick Jonas and BRIT and Grammy award-winning virtual band Gorillaz headline the event at Dubai Autism Rocks Arena. The line-up also includes Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer Massari and Mexican musicians The Mariachis. Ticket prices range from Dhs 350 to Dhs 995, with some packages including merchandise or F&B vouchers. The event is open to all ages, though children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 20 October
Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge

Release your inner warrior at this challenging and fun (this is how last year’s participants describe it) obstacle course at Dubai Land District. Designed for different ages and fitness levels, warriors can sign up for the ‘Fearless Warrior’ course with more than 12 obstacles or the ‘Ultimate Warrior’ course with more than 20 obstacles. Remember: you need to swing, slide, pull and push your way to the finish line. Registrations now open for the ultimate test of your physical strength and mental toughness.

When: 5 - 6 October
Capturing Pablo

Fans of Narcos can rejoice. This is why: the two DEA agents who were instrumental in catching the world’s first narco-terrorist, Pablo Escobar, will be coming to Dubai next month. Javier Pena and Steve Murphy will share their real-life stories about Escobar’s rise and fall, plus interact with the audience through a Q&A session. 

When: 11 - 14 October
Jersey Boys

This sensational award-winning musical captures life behind-the-scenes for 60s American rock and pop band Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. While the four guys from New York created hits such as ‘December 1963’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Sherry’ and ‘Walk Like A Man’, and gelled in perfect harmony on stage, life backstage was a different ball game. Watch their story come to life this October. The shows take place at 3pm and 8pm. Ticket prices start from Dhs 250.

When: 5 October
The Irish Village presents Soul Jam

Get some more soul back into your life with Irish Village’s quintessential line-up of critically acclaimed soul, jazz and R&B artists. Names include Alexander O’Neal (who doesn’t remember dancing to ‘Criticize’?), Omar, Jaki Graham and Mica Paris. Watch them bring the house down with their powerful performances at The Irish Village on 5th October. The show starts at 9pm. Tickets are priced at Dhs 175 and can be bought online on The Platinum List or at the venue.

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