happenings this month Bring Excitement To October With These Amazing Events!
Bring Excitement To October With These Amazing Events!
Updated on 02 October 2023

Looking to make some brilliant memories to remember for years to come? The UAE is the place to be, as the country is constantly buzzing with activities and events, from concerts to comedy shows.

Discover Dubai has listed some amazing events happening in October, to make it a month full of fun, laughter and joy. 

Charlie Puth Live - 1 October

American pop singer and songwriter Charlie Puth is set to kick off the month with a spectacular show in Abu Dhabi. Held at Etihad Arena, the artist is bringing the 'Charlie Live Experience' tour, where fans can enjoy listening to chart-topping hits like 'Light Switch', 'Left and Right', 'That's Hilarious', and 'We Don't Talk Anymore'. Ticket prices start at Dhs 270.


Trevor Noah - 3 October 

South African comedian Trevor Noah, is making his way to Dubai for a one-night-only special set at Coca-Cola Arena. The artist will perform as part of the 'Off The Record' tour, and has won an Emmy Award for his hilarious sketches as the host of 'The Daily Show'. Prices for the show are set at Dhs 250.


Matilda The Musical - 3 to 12 October

Delight in watching a marvellous musical, based on the book 'Matilda', written by Roald Dahl. Running for 10 days at Dubai Opera, the show follows Matilda, a young girl that loves to read, and with the help of her teacher in school, decides to change her life for the better. Prices for tickets start at Dhs 325. 


NBA Abu Dhabi Games - 5 and 7 October

The second edition of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games is making its way to Abu Dhabi for two days only. In 2022, two pre-season NBA games were held in the city for the first time, and this year, the matches will see Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks compete. Ticket prices for a game start at Dhs 345.


Junoon: Azadi Tour - 6 October

The popular Sufi rock band, Junoon are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their album 'Azadi'. Performing at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, the group formed in 1990, and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Fans can enjoy listening to songs like 'Sayonee', 'Taara Jala', and 'Garaj Baras'. Prices start at Dhs 150.


Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Wonder - 11 to 17 October

Disney fans, delight in watching a unique show this month in Abu Dhabi. Held at Eithad Arena, attendees can enjoy seeing Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, along with characters from 'Aladdin', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Coco', 'Moana', and 'Tangled', skate across the ice, while performing to Disney classics. Ticket prices start at Dhs 84.


Denzel Curry - 12 October

American rapper and singer Denzel Curry will perform this month at Bla Bla Dubai, The Beach at JBR in Dubai. The artist is popular for exploring a wide range of genres from hip-hop to trap metal. Fans can enjoy listening to songs like 'Cash Maniac', 'Tokyo Drifting', 'Wish', and 'Walkin'. Ticket prices start at Dhs 199.


The Boys Are Back In Town - 20 October

Fans of boybands can enjoy travelling back in time to the 90s this month at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium. Enjoy listening to tunes from British boybands Blue with hits like "All Rise', 'One Love" and 'If You Come Back', and Five with tunes including 'Let's Dance' and 'Keep On Movin'. Also joining the lineup is Boyzlife, a supergroup consisting of Keith Duffy from chart toppers Boyzone and Brian McFadden from popular group Westlife. Ticket prices start at Dhs 250.


KISS: End of the Road Tour - 13 October

American rock band KISS is set to perform in Dubai one more time, as part of their 'End of the Road' tour at Coca-Cola Arena. The group formed in 1973, has left their legacy in the rock world and fans can enjoy listening to hits including 'Detroit Rock City', 'Rock And Roll All Night', 'Black Diamond', and 'Love Gun'. Prices start at Dhs 495.


Ben&Ben - 14 October

Ben&Ben, the popular folk-pop group based in the Philippines, is coming to Dubai for its first arena tour in the UAE. Held at Coca-Cola Arena, the nine-piece band has received more than a billion streams, and was named the 'Most Streamed Artist' in the Philippines by Spotify in 2020. Sing along to tunes like 'Susi', 'Leaves', 'Ride Home' and 'Strange'. Ticket prices start at Dhs 149.


Mashina Vremeni - 14 October

Russian rock band Mashina Vremeni will perform in Dubai for one night only at The Agenda, Dubai Media City. The group was formed in 1969, and the concert is part of the 'We Are Near' world tour. The band have been in the music industry for over 50 years, and the concert is sure to be a night to remember. Prices start at Dhs 295.


Eifman Ballet Gala - 18 and 19 October

Ballet enthusiasts delight in watching a spectacular performance by the Eifman Ballet of St Petersburg. Choreographed by Boris Eifman, and held at Dubai Opera, the show incorporates various styles by exploring themes of emotions and mental life. Ticket prices start at Dhs 350.


Neha Kakkar - 22 October

Indian playback singer Neha Kakkar is set to perform an electrifying show this month at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. After performing on the second season of 'Indian Idol' in 2006, the artist rose to fame and has released multiple hits for Bollywood movies including 'Kar Gayi Chull', 'Garmi', 'Dilbar' and 'O Saki Saki'. Prices start at Dhs 99.


David Garrett: ICONIC Tour - 26 October 

Dubai Opera is set to bring the amazing violinist David Garrett to Dubai for a one-day-only show. Held as part of his 'ICONIC' world tour, the artist made his debut on stage at ten years old. In 2023, David Garrett released his album 'Iconic', which pays tribute to great violinists including Bach, Heifetz, Kreisler, and Schumann. Prices start at Dhs 295.


Alessandro Safina Live - 26 October

Italian tenor Alessandro Safina is celebrating his 60th birthday with a special concert in Dubai. Held at The Agenda, Dubai Media City, the artist is popular for his shows that incorporate opera with rock. Fans can enjoy listening to tunes like 'Luna', 'Your Song', 'O Sole Mio', and 'Diva Mea'. Ticket prices start at Dhs 170.


Jo Koy - 28 October

Looking to enjoy some laughs this month? Jo Koy is heading to Abu Dhabi for a brilliant stand-up comedy set, that is sure to have the crowd in hysterics. The performer has released four Netflix comedy specials, which have received high praise. Ticket prices start at Dhs 180.


Kenny Garrett: Sounds from the Ancestors - 28 October

American jazz musician, Kenny Garrett, is heading to Dubai for a special performance. Held at Dubai Opera, the artist will play tunes from his latest album 'Sounds from the Ancestors', which explores various musical sounds from popular performers like Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye. Ticket prices start at Dhs 250.


Dubai Fitness Challenge - 28 October to 26 November 

People looking to start their fitness journey or add some more excitement to their workouts can make the most of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The sixth edition of the challenge encourages individuals to get fit by working out for half an hour daily for 30 days. A range of free classes will be held across the city, from yoga, HIIT, Zumba and more. 


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