happenings this month Things To Do For The Weekend 17 - 19 February
Things To Do For The Weekend 17 - 19 February
Updated on 16 February 2023

Ahhh, do you hear the call? It is the weekend!

Like with a lot of weekends in this lively city, there is so much to do with friends and family to make this weekend a great one.

From music festivals to live performances, here are some great events to check out around Dubai.

Alessandro Ristori and The Portofinos Live

When 16 February

Where The Theatre at Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

Making waves in the music industry since 2000, Alessandro Ristori is known for bringing a great show to all. Alessandro and The Portofinos have performed around the world including Milan Fashion Week for Billionaire Collection and have released amazing hits including 'Estate', 'Dance Floor', 'Love Hotel' and more. The artist is known for incorporating inspiration from Italian music from the 60s and 70s, and British rock into their music.



Darshan Raval Live

When 17 February

Where The Agenda

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special concert by Darshan Raval. The Indian singer, composer, songwriter and composer is known for soulful music, perfect to make the day full of love. Enjoy listening to hits including 'Kamariya', 'Teri Aankhon Mein' and more. Prices start at Dhs 99. 



Study Abroad Expo Tour

When 17 February

Where Al Wasl Ballroom, Dusit Thani Dubai

If you are looking for the perfect opportunities for your child to study abroad, IDP Education's Study Abroad Expo Tour will help give students the clarity needed to make the right choice. Running from 3pm to 9pm, speak to education experts from America and Canada, find out the requirements to enter, as well as procedures regarding placements and visa applications. 



Arabic Poetry Night

When 17 February

Where Dubai Opera

Poetry has no bounds with beautiful pieces that pull at your heartstrings. This weekend, enjoy witnessing a brilliant poetry night at Dubai Opera with performers Hamid Zaid and Faisal Adwani. Ticket prices for the poetry night start at Dhs 150.



The Little Mermaid

When 17 February

Where The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates

Enjoy watch a live retelling of the popular animated movie, The Little Mermaid. The performance in Russian will follow along the story of Ariel, who decides to leave her home in search of love and adventure, while also trying to win the prince's heart. Prices start at Dhs 110.



elrow XXL Dubai

When 17 and 18 February 

Where Dubai Design District

One of the biggest dance music festivals from Barcelona is coming to Dubai for the first time. Sure to keep you dancing the night away, the two day festival will see a lineup of Idris Elba, Armand Van Helden, Sam Divine and more. Prices start at Dhs 350.



Raven Song Movie Screening

When 17 to 19 February

Where Cinema Akil

Directed by Mohamed Al Salman, the movie Raven Song will follow the journey of Nasser, who is diagnosed with a brain tumour, meets a girl and must figure out his dreams in life before going in for surgery that has multiple risks. Prices start at Dhs 57.



Eighteen Opening

When 18 February

Where Raffles Hotel Al Wafi

Eighteen, a new nightlife experience, is opening this weekend on 18 February. Located on the 18th floor at Raffles Hotel Al Wafi, delight in amazing views of Dubai with the floor to ceiling windows, elevated VIP tables with views of the DJ, local and international acts and soon themed nights. 



Virgin Radio Birthday Party

When 19 February 

Where Global Village

Celebrate this weekend with Virgin Radio as they hit their 15th year milestone. Delight in performances from international artists RAYE and Tinie Tempah and local artist Dany Neville as well as resident RJ's Kris Fade, Priti Malik, Big Rossi, Eddie, Brent Black, Maz Hakim and Nala presenting. Entry is free.



Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships

When 19 February to 4 March

Where Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium

This weekend, the highly anticipated Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships will begin. Enjoy watching you favourite international tennis stars compete to win the title. From 19 to 25 February, the WTA 100 women's competition will take place with stars Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, Jessica Pegula and more participating. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and more will compete in the ATP 500 men's competition after, till 4 March. Prices start at Dhs 55. 




When Till 10 March

Where Coca-Cola Arena

Classical music enthusiasts, this is your time to enjoy brilliant performances with the amazing InClassica series. On 17 February, enjoy an amazing romantic music pilgrimage followed by a Korean royal flute performance on 18 February. On 19 February, a classical paradise show will be held. Prices start at Dhs 75.



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