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Things To Do For The Weekend 6 - 8 January
Updated on 04 January 2023

It is the first weekend of the new year, and what better way to spend it than by creating some great memories in Dubai?

With Dubai being the hub for tourism and entertainment, there are so many events to check out, from comedy shows to live performances, here are some of what is happening to make the weekend a memorable one.

An Evening With Russell Kane

When 6 January

Where Theatre by QE2

For one night only, the hilarious British comedian is coming to Dubai. Performing at the Theatre by QE2, the stand-up comedian is known for his quick humour and will be a great show to watch. Prices start at Dhs 150.



Sleeping Beauty

When 6 and 7 January

Where Coca-Cola Arena

If you love watching ice skaters perform, this weekend Coca-Cola Arena is the place to be. Enjoy watching figure skating stars, Olympic champion Tatiana Navka, and Olympic, World and European champion Alina Zagitova, in the hybrid show mixing figure skating and drama. Prices start at Dhs 156.



A Thousand Tales

When 6 and 7 January

Where Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera is making this weekend a great one with a special ballet performance. Step into the world of fairytale heroes while enjoying the show. Watch your favourite fairytales unfold from 'Aladdin', 'Snow White' and more. Prices start at Dhs 430.



Selfdrive Laughter Factory January Tour

When 6 and 7 January

Where Movenpick JBR

Get ready for a new Selfdrive Laughter Factory tour to ring in the New Year. The first two shows of the year will be held at Movenpick JBR and will see amazing comedians, Harry Stachini, Ron Josol and George Zach perform. Prices start at Dhs 160.



Dubai Beats

When 6 and 7 January

Where Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

As part of DSF, enjoy live music at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, held over two days. On 6 January, DJ Kaboo, Ali Loka, Mousslem and Sillawy will perform, with Shamma Hamdan, Bader Al Shuaibi, Zeina Emad, DJ Aseel and BLVXB, performing on 7 January. Prices start at Dhs 120 for one day.



Candlelight Movie Soundtracks: Hans Zimmer

When 7 and 8 January

Where Aloft Dubai Creek

Enjoy a stunning performance over the weekend for two days at Aloft Dubai Creek. Delight in listening to the amazing tunes of German composer Hans Zimmer while being surrounded by candles. Prices start at Dhs 120. 



Chinese New Year

When 8 January

Where Dubai Opera

Celebrate one of the biggest festivals in China at Dubai Opera this weekend. With 2023 dedicated to 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.



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