happenings this month Things To Do For The Weekend 6 - 8 October
Things To Do For The Weekend 6 - 8 October
Updated on 05 October 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, there's no need to feel down because Dubai has tons of daily and weekend activities to keep you entertained throughout the remaining months. If you love discovering everything this emirate has to offer and wish to stay informed about upcoming events, don't worry! Discover Dubai has put together the perfect guide for you. Keep reading and start making your weekend plans today!

Enjoy Matilda The Musical 

When Until 12 October 

Where Dubai Opera 

Following its worldwide success, Matilda The Musical is set to grace the stage at Dubai Opera. Audiences of all ages will have the opportunity to witness the enchanting tale of the remarkable young girl from Roald Dahl's beloved book come alive before their eyes. Directed by Matthew Warchus and penned by Dennis Kelly, this live production has garnered more than 99 international accolades over the years. This achievement all because of its team, which includes the talents of set and costume designer Rob Howell, choreographer Peter Darling, and many others. Tickets start from Dhs 325. 



Enjoy Sufi Rock With Junoon Band 

When 6 October 

Where Coca-Cola Arena 

The internationally acclaimed and highly celebrated band 'Junoon,' known for pioneering Sufi Rock with their original sound, is set to take the stage in Dubai as part of their 'Azadi Tour.' Often referred to as the 'U2 of South Asia,' the band seamlessly combines arena rock sound with the profound serenity of Sufi Muslim love poetry. Junoon's discography boasts a remarkable achievement, having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including the multi-platinum releases 'Azadi' and 'Parvaz.' Their performance promises a captivating musical experience with fusion of Sufi rock music and acoustic sets. 



Immersive Performance By Russian Singer Manizha

When 6 October 

Where The Theatre Of Digital Art, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Renowned Russian singer Manizha, who serves as the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), achieved a Top-10 position in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 and is also an ambassador for Spotify's EQUAL international program. She is set to deliver an immersive live performance characterised by top-notch sound and lighting quality with a vibrant and captivating energy. Manizha fearlessly expresses bold ideas through her music and remains steadfast in her authenticity, even in challenging circumstances. Tickets for her immersive show start at a price of Dhs 350.



Enjoy The Ultimate Drum N Bass Night, Project 174

When 6 October 

Where P7 Arena, Media One Hotel

Dubai's ultimate Drum N Bass Night, Project 174 by MAC Global, is gearing up for an exciting night on 6 October, starting at 8pm at the P7 Arena, Media One Hotel. To elevate the event to new heights, renowned Drum N Bass legend Andy C will be headlining at the launch event. Additionally, music sensation Jaguar Skills will be the main headliner for an exclusive pre-party and is now confirmed to also make an appearance at the official launch event, ensuring that all fans have the incredible opportunity to experience his music first-hand. Tickets are now on sale with prices starting from Dhs 200. Hurry, book them now. 



Iconic Boney M Experience

When 6 October 

Where Movenpick Hotel, JBR

If you love disco and funk genre music, we are sure you are a fan of Boney M. The world-famous group and the iconic band of the 70s' have given us timeless hits like 'Rasputin', 'Daddy Cool', 'Gotta Go Home', 'Ma Baker', and the list goes on. Sheyla Bonnick, a founding member of the iconic ‘70s band, is bringing the ‘Boney M Experience’ to the UAE. The legendary artist will perform in Dubai's Movenpick JBR and in Abu Dhabi at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Saturday, 7 October.



Tohi Live Concert In Dubai

When 6 October 

Where Yume Club, Ramee Dream 

Tohi, a highly acclaimed singer,songwriter and producer with Persian heritage based in Los Angeles, has left an indelible imprint on the global music landscape. His collaborations with renowned artists such as Rotimi, Juicy J, Badshah, Cheb Khaled, Mohammad Ramadan, Massari, and others have solidified his presence in the international music scene. Now, Tohi is poised to introduce his traditional roots to a global audience, skilfully fusing them with international urban music. Tickets are available, with prices starting at Dhs 299. 



Experience the Splendor of Theater with Shakespeare's "Macbeth

When 6 October 

Where Theatre By QE2, Port Rashid

After the triumphant reception of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Kevali Productions and Theatre By QE2 are thrilled to offer 'Macbeth' as the next instalment in their 'Shakespeare on the Ship' series. 'Macbeth' is one of William Shakespeare's renowned and deeply impactful tragic plays. Tickets for this iconic performance start at just Dhs 100.



Enjoy Music, Thrills And More At Aquaventure After Dark

When 7 October 

Where Atlantis Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm

The highly anticipated annual event, Atlantis Aquaventure After Dark, is back! This nighttime waterpark extravaganza promises live music, mesmerising light shows, and entertainment that will elevate the experience to new heights. For thrill-seekers, there's an abundance of adrenaline-pumping activities across three towers, and a revamped main stage with renowned DJs spinning the hottest summer hits. Tickets for this exciting event are available now, starting at just Dhs 275. 



Bahaa Sultan Concert Live

When 7 October 

Where Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre

Prepare for an electrifying experience as the celebrated Egyptian singer, Bahaa Sultan, gears up for his first-ever performance in Dubai! With a musical career that spans over two decades, encompassing more than 30 songs and 7 albums, Bahaa Sultan has enthralled audiences around the globe. Get ready to be mesmerised by his chart-topping tracks including 'Ya Tara', 'Ana Mosamem', 'Ana Ghaltan', and 'Delwaqti Agabnako'. Tickets for this unforgettable event are available, with prices starting at just Dhs 175. 



Be A Part Of Festival X

When Until October 8 

Where Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Visit Alserkal Avenue for the second iteration of Festival X, where the worlds of art, science, and technology converge. Expand your horizons by participating in workshops, attending talks, enjoying captivating shows, and exploring fascinating exhibitions at this communal event. It is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself about harnessing growth opportunities, connect with local artists, scientists, tech professionals, innovators, and more. Registration is complimentary, so don't miss out on this experience.



Enjoy Movies At Arab Cinema Week 

When Until October 15 

Where Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

The Arab Cinema Week returns for its second volume, curated by Cinema Akil, and this time, it revolves around the theme of "Human Bonds." Following the sold-out success of its inaugural edition in 2022, this installment will lay emphasis on relationships. Featuring compelling documentaries such as 'Heroic Bodies', 'My Lost Country', 'Life Suits Me Well', and more, this event promises to evoke deep emotions. Arab Cinema Week serves as both an exploration and a joyous celebration of Arab Cinema. You can buy a season pass starting from Dhs 350. 



Enjoy The Spectacular La Perle Show

When Until 30 October

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!



Laughter Night With Amit Tandon

When 8 October 

Where Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Oud Metha

Following a spectacular season of 'Colors Laughter Night,' Colors TV returns with a fresh season that showcases a lineup of talented stand-up comedians from India performing in the Middle East. In this new season, the spotlight is on the incredibly hilarious Indian comedian Amit Tandon, who is bringing his brand-new special, 'hamara zamane mein,' featuring 100% new content exclusively for Dubai. Tickets start from Dhs 90. 



Have Fun At Ripe Market

When Every Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October  

Where Dubai Festival Plaza And Times Square Center  

This charming community shopping spot provides a cosy and social family experience, featuring a diverse array of shops, along with artisan markets. Explore the Ripe Market at Dubai Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, on Saturday between 10am and 9pm and at Times Square Center on Sunday from 10am to 7pm.



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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