Things To Do For The Week 9 - 15 December

Expo 2020 Dubai

It is non stop with great things to see and around Dubai with friends and family. From watching Alicia Keys perform to eating away at the Etisalat Beach Canteen, here are some fun things to do over the weekend and during the week.

Euro Dragon Boat Championship

When 10 and 11 December

Where Waterfront Market Promenade

Set to take place for the first time outside Europe in Dubai, the Euro Dragon Boat Championship will host 100 teams from 12 countries competing for the title. Participating in 250 metres and 500 metres races, the audience can also enjoy drummers, a carnival atmosphere and see 1,000 paddlers.


Alicia Keys Live

When 10 December

Where Expo 2020 Dubai

15-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys is set to take the stage at Expo 2020 Dubai at the Al Wasl Plaza. All individuals that have a valid pass to Expo 2020 can watch the performance, with limited spots available in the Al Wasl Plaza. Watch Alicia Keys as she puts on a stunning performance of her top hits including 'If I Ain't Got You', 'No One' and more.


Festive Market

When 10 to 21 December

Where Bab Al Shams

With the festive season here, make the most of it and delight in a great festive market at Bab Al Shams. Held daily from 6pm to 10pm, enjoy 40 feet decorated Christmas tree, festive songs being sung, meet and greets with Santa, Christmas buffet dinner at Al Forsan restaurant and festival retail and food stalls. Entry is priced at Dhs 50 for children and will also include meeting Santa as well as a gift and Dhs 50 for adults and will have mulled grapes, hot chocolate and festive sweets available on entry. 



Snow White Pantomime

When 14 to 28 December

Where The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates

Delight in a great pantomime on Snow White at the Theatre at Mall of the Emirates. Produced by Studioworx, Lauren J Irwin and Roman De Ocampo will perform as Snow White and Prince Charming. Featuring a new script, watch the tale of Snow White escaping the evil plans by the Evil Queen.


Dubai Silicon Oasis Motor Show

When 10 December

Where Dubai Digital Park

Witness the first-ever Dubai Silicon Oasis Motor Show at Dubai Digital Park. Enjoy a stunning showcase of cars for all ages, participate in a fun driving simulation, delight in eating some great food and play video games with friends.


Stollen Charity Cake Sale

When 10 December

Where Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is hosting a stollen cake charity event, at level 1 of Mall of the Emirates. The 300m cake will be created by Chef Sudqi Naddaf along with his team of 12 chefs, with all the proceeds from the case going towards the Emirates Red Crescent charity.


XCAT Championship

When 9 to 11 December

Where Sunrise Beach

Enjoy one of the best powerboating championships in Dubai. Watch as various boat's power through the water, with the first race held on 10 December and the second race held on 11 December.


Walt Disney Day at The Pointe

When 9 to 11 December

Where The Pointe

Delight in watching amazing fountain shows dance to the tunes of Disney, with songs including Reflection from Mulan, A Whole New World from Aladdin, Let It Go from Frozen and Starting Now by Disney Princess Anthem. The Disney special will run from 6pm till midnight. Also, watch the 15-metre tree light ceremony at 6pm on 10 December.


IconiCity Exhibition

When 11 and 25 December

Where Alserkal Avenue

Tom Butler, a British artist, is hosting his exhibition called IconiCity, at Mestaria Gallery at Alserkal Avenue. The exhibit will showcase Dubai and all its stunning landscapes and intricate architectural landscapes, in the form of collages. The exhibit will be open from Saturday to Thursday from 10am to 7pm and will be closed on Fridays.


50 for 50 at Dubai Opera

When Till 14 December

Where Dubai Opera

In celebration of the 50th National Day celebrations, delight in amazing production by Sisters Grimm and will feature the art and music by composer and painter, Ella Spira MBE. The painting will highlight the culture and the heritage of the UAE and will have the film, Daughters of the Wind Overture, as a part of the show.


Laughter Factory December Tour

When 11 and 12 December

Where Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Hotel

The December Laughter Factory tour is finally here and is set to bring even more laughs to this festive season. Delight in laughing away at the comedy sets performed by Chas Elstner, Brad Upton and Jimmy Mcghie, which are sure to be great ones.


Winter Wonderland

When Till 24 December

Where Ski Dubai

Step into a Winter Wonderland at Ski Dubai with stunning decor and a glittering tree. Guests can enjoy a white Christmas as they meet Santa, delight in delicious treats, watch a movie at the Snow Cinema and more.


Etisalat Beach Canteen

When Till 11 December

Where Jumeirah Beach

Back for the 2021 edition, the Etisalat Beach Canteen is set to offer visitors with a variety of food, entertainment and activities. Delight in restaurants including Captain Potato, Streat Fries, Dibba Bay Oysters, House of Pops, Pinza, G.O.A.T, CZN Burak and more.


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