If you are a movie fan then this week certainly offers you some good choices, as this week includes some outdoor movies as well as an annual children's film festival. The week though is not all about movies with musical performances also happening, including a children's classic and the UAE debut of one of the most well known West End and Broadway musicals. Take a look below at just some of what you can get up to and enjoy to kake sure this week is not just all about work.
When: 13 And 14 October
Where: Habtoor Grand In Dubai Marina
Urban Outdoor Cinema
The Urban Outdoor Cinema at Habtoor Grand in Dubai Marina offers movie fans a real treat and continues this week with two great movies to enjoy under the stars, with Avengers: Endgame on 13 October and The Greatest Showman on 14 October. Tickets are priced at Dhs 75.
When: 13 To 18 October
Where: Al Jawaher Reception And Conference Centre Sharjah, Zero 6 Cinema Sharjah and Arabian Centre Sharjah
Sharjah International Film Festival
Sharjah International Film Festival for Children And Youth was established by Sharjah Government and dedicated to enhance the media literacy and creativity of children and youth. The festival brings international films and new media content for children and youth in the region to expose them to a world of cultures.
When: 14 October
Where: The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue
Jindi At The Fridge
As part of season 30 of The Fridge Concert Series, Dubai-based singer-songwriter Jindi will perform a mix of 90s R&B, pop, soul and funk tunes. Joining Jindi at this one night event will also be local musician Elijah Semine and DJ Nader, keeping the party going all night long in this intimate venue. Tickets start from Dhs 30.
When: 16 To 6 November
Where: Dubai Opera
The Phantom Of The Opera
The world's most famous stage performance arrives in Dubai. The musical explores the fierce emotions of jealousy, passion and madness of a music genius who falls in love with a beautiful soprano. It was first played at London’s West End in October 1986 and has been going strong since then. Tickets start from Dhs 350.
When: Every Day Up To 20 October
Where: Dubai Studio City
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
The world's biggest book sale is on in Dubai with an estimated three million new books on offer. Located at the Sound Venue Stage in Dubai Studio City, you can expect 50 to 80 percent discount on books.This ultimate book lovers sale is free to enter and is open each day for 24 hours. The book sale features a wide range of books across all genres, including fiction and non-fiction bestsellers, young adult fiction, as well as an extensive collection of children’s books.
When: Every Day Up To 21 October
The Wind In The Willows
Mysticism, adventure and friendship combine in this musical production of the timeless children’s tale, ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Watch a talented cast of UK performers bring to life Kenneth Grahame’s story aboard the QE2 in a show perfect for the whole family.
The enchanting children’s tale by Kenneth Grahame, comes to life as a musical production. Follow the story of Mr. Toad and his friends Ratty, Mole and Mr. Badger as they go on an adventure to fight off the threat from Chief Weasel and the Wild Wooders. Tickets for the show start at Dhs 120 and there is also the choice to meet the characters for tea at Toad Hall for Dhs 65 for children and Dhs 135 for adults.