happenings this month Great Events To Attend In January!
Great Events To Attend In January!
Updated on 23 December 2022

The New Year has arrived, and with it comes all the enthusiasm to seize the year and make it a great one.

In typical UAE fashion, there are many unmissable events to attend throughout January to make this year a special one. 

Be it in concerts or performances, there is something for every family and friend group to enjoy.

If you need a detailed list of all the events to check out this month, keep on reading.

DSF - Till 29 January 

The yearly anticipated 28th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival has begun and offers shoppers a variety of unmissable deals and entertainment. Held at all around Dubai, the sale will see amazing discounts and offers, new dining experiences, raffles and draws, stays at hotels, entertainment and more.

www.dsf.com

Maxin Galkin - 4 January 

Get ready for a two-hour spectacle at Dubai Opera by the hilarious funnyman, television presenter and singer, Maxin Galkin. Known for perfectly entwining wit through parodies, live singing and emotional material, the show is sure to be a great one. Prices start at Dhs 390.

www.dubaiopera.com

Sleeping Beauty - 6 and 7 January

Ice skating fanatics, delight in watching a spectacular figure skating show at Coca-Cola Arena as part of the entertainment lineup for the Dubai Shopping Festival. The performance will feature Olympic champion Tatiana Navka, and Olympic, World and European champion Alina Zagitova, in a hybrid show that incorporates figure skating and drama. Ticket prices start at Dhs 156.

www.coca-cola-arena.com

A Thousand Tales - 6 and 7 January

Ballet fanatics, Dubai Opera is bringing a stunning performance that will take you into the amazing world of fairytale heroes, with 'A Thousand Tales'. With the piano concertos of Alexey Shor and dances from some of the biggest theatres in Europe, enjoy seeing your favourite fairytales from 'Aladdin', 'Snow White' and more, come to life. Prices start at Dhs 430.

www.dubaiopera.com

Chinese New Year - 8 January

The Chinese Lunar New Year is one of the biggest festivals in China, celebrating the start of a new year. As 2023 is the year of the rabbit, the gala event at Dubai Opera will celebrate Chinese culture through a visual event and will also celebrate the ties between China and the Middle East. Prices start at Dhs 195.

www.dubaiopera.com

Junk Kouture World Final - 11 January

Held at Etihad Arena for one day only, the Junk Kouture World Final, is one of the largest sustainable youth fashion competitions in the world. Targeted at children aged 13 to 18 years old, creativity will run wild as amazing outfits are created out of recycled materials. 60 designs will be seen from around the globe to win the title of Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year. Prices start at Dhs 100.

www.etihadarena.ae

Ovo - 12 to 18 January

Get ready to watch an amazing show by Cirque du Soleil, one of the biggest circus producers in the world, at Coca-Cola Arena. Held over seven days, enjoy a brilliant performance where the insects come to life during the great acrobatic and ariel show, which incorporates, foot juggling, hand balancing, aerial acts and more. Prices start at Dhs 116.

www.coca-cola-arena.com

Prateek Kuhad - 14 January

Prateek Kuhad, the brilliant singer and songwriter, is coming to Dubai and will perform at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Named as one of the leading singer-songwriters in India by Rolling Stone, the artist's music focuses on love, friendship and connectivity, and attendees will be able to listen to songs from his latest album, 'The Way That Lovers Do'. Prices start at Dhs 110.

www.dubai.platinumlist.net

Havasi Drum and Piano Concert Show - 14 January

Back to perform once again at the Dubai Opera, the show will see a brilliant take on music with a drummer and a piano player going up against each other in a music battle of the genres. Havasi will incorporate classical sounds of the piano, along with the high energy drum performance in the must-watch show. Prices start at Dhs 235.

www.dubaiopera.com

Abu Dhabi Golf Championships - 16 to 22 January

Golf enthusiasts, the Abu Dhabi Golf championships will be on this month over the four days. Held at Yas Links, the 18th year of the championships will see some of the best golfers in the world competing to win the grand prize. General admission is free to all.

www.ticketmaster.ae

Arjit Singh - 20 January

Get ready to be captivated by the amazing vocals from singer and music composer, Arjit Singh. The one-night-only show at Coca-Cola Arena will see the artist, known for his romantic ballads, perform amazing hits, including 'Channa Mereya', 'Tum Hi Ho', 'Kesariya Tera Ishq Hai Piya' and more. Prices start at Dhs 95.

www.coca-cola-arena.com

An Evening With Schalk Bezuidenhout - 20 and 21 January

Enjoy a special comedy show taking place this month with the Selfdrive Laughter Factory as they bring funnyman, Schalk Bezuidenhout to the UAE. Performing in two emirates, the show on 20 January will be held in Dubai at Movenpick JBR and at Park Rotana in Abu Dhabi on 21 January. Having recently released his Netflix comedy special, the shows are sure to be a hit. Prices start are set at Dhs 160.

www.thelaughterfactory.com

Kevin Bridges - 21 January

Hilarious UK comedian, Kevin Bridges is ready to bring a whole load of laughs and giggles to Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena. The one-day comedy show is part of his 'The overdue Catch Up' tour. Known for breaking box office records with the 'Brand New' and 'A Whole Different Story' tours, Kevin Bridges' latest show will definitely be a great one. Prices start at 195.

www.etihadarena.ae

Hans Zimmer Live - 27 January

To close out the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Multiple Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer is set to perform at Coca-Cola Arena. Known for his amazing soundtracks from the well-loved films, 'The Lion King', 'Gladiator', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', and 'Dune', the show will also feature an orchestra, live band and dancers. Prices start at Dhs 295.

www.coca-cola-arena.com

Sting: My Songs Tour - 27 January

Sting is bringing his brilliant My Songs concert to Abu Dhabi, performing at Etihad Arena. The 17-time Grammy winner will put on a spectacular show with songs including 'My Heart', 'Roxanne', 'Every Breath You Take' and more. Joined by an electric rock ensemble and Joe Sumner, the popular singer-songwriter and bassist, the show will be a brilliant one. Prices start at Dhs 395.

www.etihadarena.ae

MODANSE - 27 and 28 January 

Svetlana Zakharova, the prima at Bolshoi Theatre and etoile at Teatro alla Scala, is putting on a brilliant performance for one night only. MODANSE, the double bill produced by MuzArts, will open with a music piece created for Svetlana Zakharova by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, followed by a tribute to Coco Chanel during the second half of the show. Prices start at Dhs 349.

www.dubaiopera.com

BLACKPINK - 28 January

Blackpink in your area! The biggest K-pop female group with four members, Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa, are coming to Abu Dhabi for the first time for an iconic night to remember. Known for their latest hits 'Pink Venom', 'Typa Girl', 'Shut Down', 'The Happiest Girl', and more, the performance at Etihad Park will be a part of their Born Pink tour, after the release of their second album, 'Born Pink'. Prices start at Dhs 350.

www.ticketmaster.ae

Quoz Arts Fest 28 and 29 January

If you are an art fanatic, then the Quoz Arts Fest is the place to be. Held over a course of two days, the ninth edition of the arts fest at Alserkal Avenue will see a celebration of art through galleries from world-renowned artists, workshops and exhibitions. The event is free to all.

www.quozartsfest.com

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