Things To Do In Dubai This Month

Things To Do In Dubai This Month

It may be the month of Halloween but there’s nothing scarier than an empty agenda. So, to avoid the nightmare of having nothing to do, we’ve stepped in to round up the best of the best things that you and your family can enjoy this October!

When: 1-2 October
Julio Iglesias Live
Musical legend Julio Iglesias will be performing in Dubai. The latin artist is celebrating his 50th career anniversary with a world tour that will melt hearts. Expect multilingual chart-topping songs including 'Begin the Beguine', 'To All The Girls', 'Quiererme Mucho' and 'Can't Help Falling in Love.’ Entry price Dhs 245.

When:2-6 October
GITEX Shopper

GITEX is back this year. The region’s largest consumer electronics show will be hosting a five day event this month. With big savings, gadgets, exciting daily prizes and fun, interactive activations, this event is ideal for the tech-savvy individual.

When: 5 October
Best Of Broadway Musical

For an unforgettable night of broadway, the Madinat Theatre is presenting Best of Broadway. Expect hits from the likes of; The Greatest Showman, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Frozen, Grease, South Pacific, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, The Lion King and My Fair Lady. Entry price Dhs 125.

When: 5 October
Night Of The Masked 2018

Sitting at the height of extravagance is the famed masquerade ball. The ball is Dubai’s answer to the Paris, Monaco, and Venice tradition, and is a celebration of the music, art, and culture of the Baroque era. Get your mask, costumes and wigs at the ready!

When: 5 October
Sigma Live

The British drum and bass dj duo, Sigma are back for another performance. Working alongside DJ Fresh, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Rita Ora, Take That and Birdy, Sigma has worked with the top stars and produced number one hits such as 'Nobody to Love.’ Admission is free. 

When: 5-6 October
The School And Nursery Show

Finding a school for your child can be stressful. That’s why The School & Nursery Show has gone to extra lengths to make it easier. Save time, be informed and find the perfect school as the region’s schools and nurseries gather together to help you make the right decision. Entry is free.

When: 9-13 October
Ghost The Musical

Grab those tissues - you’re going to need them. The award-winning musical is coming to Dubai to spread joy and tears throughout the city. The musical is based on the 1990 film of the same name so, get ready for that famous pottery wheel scene!

When: 11-12 October, 17-19 October
The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory is back. If you think, Germans do not have a good sense of humour, Christian Schlute-Loh is all set to beat all those clichés with his rib-tickling performance. Joining the line-up are two other famous comedians Mick Ferry and Paul Tonkinson. Tickets start at Dhs 150.

When: 12 October
Aliens Love Underpants

Prepare to have your sides split at this performance. The adored children’s tale ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ is on at Dubai’s Madinat Theatre this month. The energetic musical is both hilarious and heartwarming, as well as being the perfect way to spend some quality time with the family. Entry prices start at Dhs 100.

When: 12 October
Disciples Live At Zero Gravity

The group that brought us the summer anthem, 'How Deep is Your Love,’ is performing live in Dubai. London-based Brit Award nominees, Disciples will set Zero Gravity’s beach alight with their hottest hits and dance club anthems.

When: 12 October
World Arthritis Day

Do you know arthritis can affect you at any age and 1 out 5 people in the UAE are diagnosed with some form of arthritis? To create a hub for arthritis education, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) will host its annual awareness event this month. Free entry.

When: 12 October
Mughal Play Night

An internationally-renowned theatre group Pierrot's Troupe is set to perform two plays about the Mughal era in Indian history. The line-up includes ‘Son of Babur’ which is described as a serious satire and ‘Ghalib in New Delhi, which is a comic play. The story revolves around the Mirza Ghalib’s imaginary visit to modern Delhi. Ticket price starts at Dhs 75.

When: 16-20 October
Taj Express At Dubai Opera

Nothing says glitz and glam quite like Bollywood. Taj Express, the internationally acclaimed musical is just that. Featuring songs and music from some of Bollywood’s acclaimed composers, Taj Express tells the story of a young composer struggling to make it in the industry. Entry price Dhs 200.

When: 17 October
Odin Rathnam And Amira Fouad: Music In The Studio

As one of Music in the Studio’s performances, two musical masters will be performing alongside one another. Pianist Amira Fouad and violinist Odin Rathnam will host an unforgettable evening combining the mastery of their instruments.

When: 18 October
Vengaboys Live!

There’s nothing quite like a ‘90s throwback. And, there’s a handful of things that can really hit us with nostalgia, including cassette tapes, gameboys and, of course, the Vengaboys. This month, the Venga Bus is coming to Zero Gravity. Tickets start at Dhs 100 for men and free for ladies.

When: 25-27 October
Fashion Forward Dubai

Where the Middle Eastern fashion world comes together, Fashion Forward is back for its 11th edition. It provides exposure for the region’s fashion designers and hosts fashion shows, talks, seminars and exhibitions led by experts for the fashion forward folks among us. The event is for three days.

When: 25 October
Toploader Live

From the band that brought us the upbeat hit “Dancing in the Moonlight,” Toploader is hosting a free gig. The UK indie rock band will be performing as part of The Irish Village’s 22nd birthday celebrations along with local supporting acts and DJs throughout the night. www.theirishvillage.com

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 and colossally heavy trucks to lifting and pulling cars, or lifting logs, these feats are a true test of one's Herculean strength and a spectacle not to be missed. Entry price Dhs 249.



November is just around the corner and with it comes cool weather! That means it’s time to head outdoors and embrace the sun with some fabulous events! Here are some happenings that you simply have to jot down in your diary!

When: 2 November
Pink Ladies Games

Get in formation, ladies! This event is ideal for the strong, independent women among us who love to compete, have a laugh and fight for a cause. The Pink Ladies Games features teams battling it out in hilarious games to raise money for a local charity.

When: 10 November
The Colour Run Hero Tour

Described as 'The Happiest 5k on the Planet,’ The Colour Run Hero Tour is back again this year. The run is all about fun and has featured some seriously wacky outfits along with coloured powder and foam - it’s messy! Hang about afterwards for the Finish Festival complete with music, dancing and, you guessed it, more colour!

When: 14 November
Baltic Sea Philharmonic

In collaboration with Sunbeam Productions, this stunning performance is coming to Dubai. With an intricate blend of visual and musical elements, this production is an all-round sensory adventure with cutting edge lighting, sound and emotive music. 

When: 15 November
Brian McFadden Live at the Irish Village

As one quarter of the epic ‘90s boy band, Westlife, Brian McFadden is no stranger to giving a great performance. With 12 number one singles under his belt, McFadden went solo to give his sultry, husky vocals a chance to shine. This one is for the super-fans as McFadden will also be playing Westlife throwbacks too! 

When: 15-17 November

Let’s get bendy! Yogafest has returned this year with another jam-packed event. Taking place at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, the festival will see meditation sessions, yoga sessions, retail outlets, food and a whole host of holistic events throughout the three-day period. 

When: 16 November
Dubai Women’s Run

As part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, the Dubai Women’s Run started small. However, with such an amazing cause, it did not stay small for long. This year’s run is set to attract up to 10,000 women this year, for either a 5km or 10km run.

When: 16 November
DXB 9020

For the ultimate in throwback hits, check out DXB 9020. The masters behind the catchiest of 90s tunes, Scooter and Eiffel65 will be performing a nostalgia-fuelled gig. Scooter is best known for their hits, ’The Logical Song', 'Jumping All Over The World', and 'How Much Is The Fish?’ While Eiffel65 are known for ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’.

When: 22 November
James Live at The Irish Village

An event you definitely won’t ‘sit down’ for, James is performing live at The Irish Village. The English rock bang soared to fame in the 90’s with hits such as ‘Come Home,’ ‘Sit Down’ and ‘She’s a Star.’ Check this one off in your diary as a night of total nostalgia. Entry price Dhs 175.

When: 23-25 November
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Since it’s first event in 2009, The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One has seen some incredible races along with celebrity performances by Beyonce, Kings of Leon, Britney Spears, Kanye West and this year - Guns ’n’ Roses and The Weeknd are among the lineup!

When: 29 November - 1 December
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

It’s time for another season of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens! Join in the three-day event, packed with sporting action, concerts and competitions as well as food and beverage zones. There are also zones for the little ones with bouncy castles, face painting and circus workshops. Entry starts at Dhs 315 per day. 


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