happenings this month May Is The Month For Amazing Activities!
May Is The Month For Amazing Activities!
Updated on 01 May 2023

The UAE is known to many around the world as the one-stop destination for endless opportunities and experiences.

As the month of May is here, there is nothing better than making it a memorable one, and exploring all the events for a fun-filled time.

From amazing concerts that will have everyone dancing the night away and eating their heart out at the food festival, here are some brilliant events and activities happening around the UAE to add to the calendar and make the month one to remember.

Dubai Food Festival - Till 7 May

The amazing Dubai Food Festival continues and is the best time for all foodies to seize the opportunity and try out a variety of limited-time dishes, special menus and exciting pop-ups. Adding to the excitement of the festival is Restaurant Week, an extension of the Dubai Food Festival, which celebrates local and international chefs by offering diners ample of amazing dishes to savour.


Imany - 3 May

Looking for a brilliant show that has an amazing singer perform alongside the captivating music of cellos? Imany, known for her pop hits including 'Don't Be So Shy' and 'You Will Never Know', is set to sing classics from artists like Hozier, Radiohead, Bob Marley and more, with eight cellos playing to match her captivating voice at Dubai Opera. Prices start at Dhs 300.


Dennis Matsuev - 4 May

Taking place at Dubai Opera, get excited to watch an amazing performance by globally renowned pianist, Dennis Matsuev. Watch as he performs pieces from some of the greats, including Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and more. Dennis has been making his name since 1998 and continues to set the benchmark with remarkable playing. Prices start at Dhs 250.


Disney Princess - The Concert - 5 to 7 May

Disney lovers, this is the perfect opportunity to sing out loud at the amazing Disney Princess - The Concert. Running for three days at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, watch as Broadway stars including Hiba Elchikhe as Princess Jasmine, Steffanie Leigh as Mary Poppins, Anneliese Van Der Pol as Belle and Syndee Winters as Nala perform, alongside Dubai's all-women ensemble, Firdaus Orchestra. Prices start at Dhs 150.


UK Pink Floyd Experience - 6 May

Dubai Opera, for one day only, is bringing an unmissable experience for all Pink Floyd fans. To mark the 50th anniversary of the album, 'The Dark Side of The Moon', the tribute will see two hours of classics from the group, a stunning light show and top musicians performing all the hits. Sing along to the tunes of 'The Wall', 'Animals', 'Wish You Were Here' and more. Prices start at Dhs 195.


Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros - 6 May

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with Candlelight Concerts. Held at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, the event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Delight in a spectacular show with amazing music, as candles decorate the setup. Prices start at Dhs 150.


Emin and Ani Lorak Live - 7 May

Dubai Opera is bringing an amazing performance this month with world-renowned performers, Emin and Ani Lorak. Delight in a pop and rock concert that will surely be one to remember for years to come. Prices start at Dhs 500.


Jay Shetty World Tour: Love Rules - 11 May

The popular author, podcast host of ‘On Purpose’ and former monk, Jay Shetty is coming to Dubai as part of his ‘Love Rules’ tour. His first-ever tour will see him share thoughts on love, from finding it to letting go. Also, enjoy live meditation and demonstrations that will leave you feeling fulfilled. Prices start at Dhs 295.


Sooshi Mango: Off The Boat In Dubai - 12 May

For one day only at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, enjoy a brilliant performance as part of the Sooshi Mango: Off The Boat In Dubai show. The Australian comedy trio of Joe Salanitri, Carlo Salanitri and Andrew Manfre will surely put on an amazing show that is sure to have everyone in stitches. Prices start at Dhs 199.


Dubai Comedy Festival - 12 to 21 May

Held over 10 days, the Dubai Comedy Festival is back, sure to bring endless laughs to all that attend. The festival will be held at multiple locations around Dubai, including The Theatre at the Mall of the Emirates, Coca-Cola Arena and more. As part of the lineup, enjoy acts from hilarious comedians like Zakir Khan performing on 14 May, Dara O’Briain on 15 May, Jimmy Carr on 16 May and more.


Music from the Alps: Swiss Classical Maestros - 14 May

Dubai Opera is bringing a one-of-a-kind event to Dubai with the Swiss Classical Maestros performance. The one-day show only will see Violinist Maria Solozobova and pianist Christophe Berruex pair up for a show to remember. Get lost in the amazing harmonies of the music as the performers play pieces from Beethoven to Grieg’s sonatas. Prices are set at Dhs 500.


My Therapist Ghosted Me - 17 May

Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, the iconic comedy duo, are coming to Dubai Opera for a performance that will have the audience laughing the night away. Co-hosts to the popular podcast 'My Therapist Ghosted Me', the duo are sure to bring all the laughs to the event and will cover a variety of topics, filled with hilarious quips and honest advice. Prices start at Dhs 200.


Bjorn Again - 26 May

Are any ABBA fans out there? Dubai Opera is bringing a show that is sure to be a favourite among ABBA music lovers. The show based on the group will feature a multitude of amazing songs from the globally renowned group of four. Having performed in over 72 different countries, the show is sure to be one for the books. Prices start at Dhs 150.


The Hits of Motown - 26 and 27 May

Get ready for a blast from the past with an amazing event sure to take everyone back to the 60s. Running for two days at the Theatre by QE2 in Dubai, delight in listening to the amazing music by legends Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and more. Prices start at Dhs 99.


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