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Things To Do For The Weekend 29 September - 1 October
Updated on 28 September 2023

Get ready for an exciting long weekend because Dubai has thrilling events, activities, concerts, musicals, and more to ensure you're thoroughly entertained. Don't fret; your weekend in the Emirate is set to be an unforgettable experience as Discover Dubai has created an ultimate guide for you, so read on and plan your fabulous weekend right away. 

Vir Das Live At Dubai Opera

When 28 September 

Where Dubai Opera 

Kickstart your long weekend with uproarious laughter as the Indian comedy maestro, Vir Das is set to tickle your funny bone with not one but two shows on Thursday, 28 September. Packed with Das' distinctive humour and charismatic persona, this performance promises to delight fans with a fresh set of jokes. If you're a stand-up comedy enthusiast, this event will leave you in stitches. Tickets are available starting from just Dhs 150. Don't miss out!

www.dubaiopera.com

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Enjoy The Spectacular La Perle Show

When Until 30 September 

Where La Perle, V Hotel, Al Habtoor City 

For theatre enthusiasts, don't miss out on 'La Perle', the region's inaugural permanent show that seamlessly blends awe-inspiring choreography with daring stunts. Crafted by the renowned artistic director Franco Dragone, 'La Perle' tells the story of the UAE's pearl diving heritage in a truly spectacular fashion. Tickets for this special experience begin at just Dhs 125. It's a theatrical event you won't want to pass up!

www.platinumlist.net

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Check Out Van Gogh x Japan The Immersive Experience

When Until 30 September 

Where Theatre Of Digital Art, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dive into the mesmerising Van Gogh x Japan exhibition and transport yourself into the enchanting realm of Van Gogh's masterpieces entwined with Japanese art, unveiled in breathtaking 360º detail. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Tea Tasting and participate in masterclasses centred around Ikebana (the intricate art of flower arrangement) and Haiku (a poetic form of Japanese expression). Tickets start from Dhs 110.

www.toda.ae

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American University In The Emirates Live Concert 

When 29 September 

Where Coca-Cola Arena 

The American University in the Emirates is gearing up for an electrifying graduation ceremony at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena, featuring a sensational live concert. DJ Aseel will kick off the festivities with his unmatched mixing skills, promising an unparalleled dance floor experience. Ayed will follow, guaranteeing a night filled with continuous grooves and irresistible rhythms that will keep you moving all night long. Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping performance by Ahmed Saad, whereas Mariam Fares will steal your heart with her captivating stage presence and vocal prowess, and leave you utterly spellbound. Tickets for this unforgettable night start at just Dhs 195. 

www.coca-cola-arena.com

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Gilberto Gil Live

When 29 September 

Where Dubai Opera 

Prepare to witness the musical mastery of Gilberto Gil live in Dubai! This Brazilian icon, gifted in playing the accordion, acoustic, and electric guitars, is set to grace the stage at the Dubai Opera as part of his Aquele Abraco Tour. With an impressive discography boasting 60 albums, nine Grammy Awards, and over four million album sales, Gilberto Gil's success is unparalleled. The night will be filled with the biggest tunes from his illustrious career. Secure your tickets, starting at Dhs 330. 

www.dubaiopera.com

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Jazzy Night With Lady J And Her Band 

When 29 September 

Where The Theatre Of Digital Art, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Kickstart your long weekend with some musical magic as Lady J and her band take the stage for a jazzy performance that'll have you moving from the very first note! They'll serve a delightful mix of classic grooves and jazzed-up radio hits in a 360° space.  Grab your tickets starting at just Dhs 150 and Get ready to dance. 

www.toda.ae

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Epic Tribute Show, Ed Sheeran vs. Lewis Capaldi 

When 29 And 30 September 

Where Theatre By QE2, Port Rashid

Get ready for an epic music tribute show in Dubai over the weekend, it's Ed Sheeran vs. Lewis Capaldi, and you definitely don't want to miss it! Leading the show is the incredible tribute artist Tom White, who transforms into both Ed and Lewis during the performance. In the first half of the show, Tom will reignite your love for Ed Sheeran's hits like 'Perfect,' 'Galway Girl,' 'Bad Habits,' 'Shape Of You,' and more. Then, in the second half, get ready to enjoy the soulful tunes of Lewis Capaldi, including 'Hold Me While You Wait,' 'Before You Go,' and many more. It's a music showdown you won't want to miss! Tickets start from Dhs 79. 

www.theatrebyqe2.com 

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WOW Music Fest 

When 30 September 

Where Coca-Cola Arena 

Get ready for an unique festival experience in Dubai, where iconic artists will unite for the very first time! Get ready to dance and groove to the unforgettable music sets of Paul Van Dyk, Infected Mushroom, Weekend Heroes, Invisible Reality, and DJ Bliss. Tickets for this high-energy music festival start at just Dhs 175. 

www.coca-cola-arena.com

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Hip Hop Night With Mochakk 

When 30 September 

Where Billionaire Dubai, Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street

Having grown up immersed in the vibrant worlds of skating and hip-hop culture, Mochakk brings a dynamic fusion of hip-hop, trap, and electronic beats to the stage, igniting the dance floor with electrifying energy. Prepare to experience Mochakk's distinctive blend of influences as he takes the stage at Billionaire Dubai. With a rapidly expanding global fan base, Mochakk is set to deliver an unforgettable night of sensational music and non-stop dancing. 

04-5103100 

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Aakash Gupta Live

When 30 September 

Where Emirates Theatre, Emirates International School

Excuse Me, Brother, Aakash Gupta is making a hilarious comeback to Dubai with two consecutive shows over the weekend. With his background in improv and theatre, get ready to be on the edge of your seat as this Delhi-based stand-up comic takes the stage at Emirates Theatre, promising to have you in stitches with laughter. Tickets for this hilarious show start from Dhs 125. 

www.platinumlist.net

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Participate In The Women Running Challenge 

When 30 September 

Where Expo City Dubai

Ladies, it's time to lace up your running shoes because the eagerly awaited Dubai Women Running Challenge is making its return. The first challenge will unfold at Expo City Dubai on Saturday from 6am to 9am. You have the option to select from three distances, 2.5km, 5km, or 10km, with ticket prices ranging from Dhs125. This event is open to participants of all levels, so hurry and get ready to hit the track. 

www.hopasports.com

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Enjoy 50% Off On All Sports Activities At Danube Sports World

When Until October 30 

Where Danube Sports World, Al Habtoor City

Get your weekend off to a great start at Danube Sports World, where this Friday, you can snag a fantastic 50% discount on all sports activities. As the UAE's largest indoor sports facility, spanning 200,000 square feet, they're rolling out happy-hour deals from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 3pm, covering a wide range of sports like badminton, basketball, cricket, football, table tennis, padel, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy active fun without breaking the bank! The price for sports start from Dhs 15. 

www.danubesportsworld.com

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Celebrate Rumi And Her Poems 

When 1 October 

Where Theatre Of Digital Art, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Join in the celebration of the 816th birthday of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, the renowned poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic, through an immersive experience of dance and music. In a two-hour event, you'll be guided by Samaneh (the narrator), Khalil (handling the dutar and vocals), Sandu (on the tabla), Hooman (playing the oud), and Swarashri (the dancer) on a journey into Rumi's world. This unique performance combines authentic music and poetry with mystical Sufi whirling and meditation, offering a profound experience. Tickets start from Dhs 190. 

www.toda.ae

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Celebrate The Art Of Calligraphy With The Dubai Calligraphy Biennale

When Until 31 October 

Where Across Dubai 

Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, is set to run throughout October and during this month-long festival, residents and tourists will have the opportunity to engage in over 100 workshops and educational sessions led by seasoned experts. With the primary objective of introducing eight new calligraphic languages and fostering appreciation for this exquisite art form, numerous activities and exhibitions will take place at various venues including the Etihad Museum, Al Shindagha Museum, and the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children.

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