Things To Do In Dubai This Month

Things To Do In Dubai This Month

Art and music and sports, oh my! Septtember is where it’s all going on. Prepare to clear your schedules because this is going to be a busy month packed full of musical sensations, fantastic sports events and even a little soul searching. 

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 the Madinat

The creator of Presence Through Movement, Kim Eng is bringing her concept to Dubai. Alongside her partner Eckhart Tolle, Eng will be hosting a session that focuses on body-based practises such as Tai’ Chi, Qi Gong, and Yoga. The session will help participants alleviate stress, negativity and fear by realigning the mind.

When: 13-14 and 19-21 September
The 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
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: 13-15 September

What do you get when you combine colour, dance, lights and great storytelling? Shadowland. The world-wide hit show is set to host a three-night performance this month in the most unique way. The incredibly colourful show has toured through 30 countries and is now adding the UAE to their belt! Prices start at Dhs 230.

When: 13-28 September
Asia Cricket Cup

The Asian Cricket Cup is in play this month as reigning champions India will be joined by Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan as they head to the Emirates. The event is organised by the Asian Cricket Council, and is set to feature an exciting series of 50-over games. For its 14th edition more than 25,000 fans are expected to crowd the stands during the two-week long event.

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: 19 September
Jesus Carmona Live

The king of flawless footwork, Jesus Carmona will be performing in Dubai. Alongside his company of 11 dancers, musicians and vocalists, the pioneer of flamenco will be putting on a show that can only be described as the epitome of energy.

When: September 20
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: 20 September
Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert

Celebrating her 15th year as a triple threat; singer, dancer and actress, Sarah Geronimo is bringing her world tour to Dubai. The “This 15 Me,” tour has included events in Japan, the Philippines and the United States. For one night only, Geronimo will be singing her greatest hits from the past 15 years. Entry prices start at Dhs 150.

When: 20-22 September
The Shadow Box

Following the incredibly moving stories of three terminally-ill patients, the Tony Award winning play, ‘The Shadow Box’ is a must-see. The play depicts a compelling story about life with illness and shows how it can affect the sufferers as well as the people around them. Tickets are Dhs 70 each.

When: 26 September 
Music in the Studio: Joseph Tawadros

As one of Music in the Studio’s four world-class performances, composer Joseph Tawadros will host an evening of music. After performances in the BBC Proms Dubai 2017, Tawadros is back. Combining the sounds of jazz, classical and Middle Eastern music, Tawadros’ style is both one-of-a-kind and utterly thrilling.

When: 27-29 September
Oktoberfest at The Irish Village

As the name suggests, Oktoberfest usually takes place in, well, October. Not for the folks at The Irish Village though as they are keen to get the party started. With songs, games and prizes up for grabs, this annual event promises to be a winner again this year!

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.



The weather is going to get cooler soon and frankly, we simply cannot wait. As with every year, the UAE starts to come to life after the summer months and this year is no exception. Here’s what we’re looking forward to over the next few months!

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: 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: 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: 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: 19 October - 17 November
Sheikh Hamdan's Dubai fitness challenge

The 30-day fitness challenge initiated by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai is set to kick off again next month with another set of action-packed activities. The month long fitness festival will run from 19 October to 17 November.

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 at The Irish Village

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.

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.

When: 17 November
Guy Manoukian

The popular and talented Lebanese Armenian composer and pianist, also known as ‘Master of World Music’, will take the stage to perform his best pieces. Manoukian’s unique fusion of oriental melodies merged with modern arrangements, makes him one of the most relished artists of today. Tickets start from just Dhs 175.

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: 22-25 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: 27 November

Ranked as one of the UK's most successful chart acts from the past 50 years, the classic British rock band will be treating audiences to a show filled with nostalgic hits from the 90’s and 00’s, including Buck Rogers, Feeling a Moment and Just the Way I’m Feeling, as well as their more recent songs including Another Day on Earth and Seven Sleepers Tickets start from just Dhs 150.


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